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Leadership Topics

Tuesday, March 11 - Look Before You Lead: Leadership Starts Within
Facilitator: Michelle Tate

This session, derived from John Maxwell's book Leadership 101 "What Every Leader Needs to Know", is designed to help you develop your leadership ability and increase your personal and organizational success. Whether your desire is to build a business, strengthen your team, or reach the world, the first step in achieving it is raising your own level of leadership.

Tuesday, April 1 - Servant Leadership: A Practical View of Its Advantages
Facilitator: Tom Crea

Servant Leadership is a timeless concept, focusing primarily on the growth and well-being of people and the communities to which they belong. This session will offer a review and lively discussion of Robert Greenleaf's thesis on servant leadership.

Tuesday, May 13 - Identifying, Developing and Creating Tomorrow's Leaders Today: Leadership and Succession Planning
Facilitator: Dr. Gerald Groves

This presentation will help the audience to better understand the importance and process of succession planning for current and future leaders. In addition to this macro-learning objective, several more specific micro-objectives will also be addressed.

Tuesday, June 10 - Implementing your Change Management Plan for Sustained Results
Facilitator: Sonia Layne-Gartside

Are you planning a change initiative? Or in the midst of implementing a change management plan in your organization? Utilizing insights on change management best practices, this session will show you how to execute your change plan more effectively (you'll be seen as a hero).

Tuesday, July 15 - Leader and Passion: Two Words That Will Flip Your World
Facilitator: Frank Lehner

Leader and Passion, these two words -frequently used and overused in workplace and public spheres- remain mysterious and often illusive in practice. This lively session brings leader and passion to life, clarifying the essential relation between the two and offering practical implications for everyday leading, living, and thriving.

Tuesday, August 12 - Empowering Your Team: Recruiting, Retaining and Inspiring Women in the Workplace

Panel Discussion
This panel will engage in a lively discussion to address issues in the ever-changing workplace regarding the self-empowerment for women. Also, building awareness of generational differences, and the critical component that networking and continued education has in providing women with the necessary tools for success. The discussion will be advantageous for both men and women in navigating the workplace.

Tuesday, September 9 - Toxic Workplace Behavior: The Leader's Role for Resolution
Facilitator: Dr. Mitch Nickols

The workplace culture should be one in which people come to work, do their jobs, and get rewarded for what they do. Too often the workplace becomes toxic and often unhealthy and unbearable. In this session, we will discuss the importance of the leader's role as a key component in creating a healthy, positive culture where productivity can flourish.

Tuesday, October 7 - Let's Get Engaged!
Facilitator: Jeff Tobe

During this highly interactive session, you will learn the importance of getting your people engaged at what they do every day. Engagement contributes directly to your bottom line. We will explore the essential components of engagement such as creativity, commitment, accountability and communication, so that it will ultimately have an effect on the ‘customer' experience with YOUR organizations and companies.

Tuesday, November 4 - Successful Leadership - What Does It Take? A Candid Conversation with Leaders Around the Region

Panel Discussion
Leadership is a tricky concept. Is it innate or learned? Who needs it the most? What traits define a strong leader? This panel of experienced leaders will engage in an enlightening and insightful dialogue about leadership and the critical components that all leaders need to possess.

Tuesday, December 2 - Emotional Intelligence: A Different Kind of Smart
Co-Facilitators: Jane Patterson Abbate and Bill Abbate

Emotional intelligence (EQ) is the essential building block in a leader's ability to create the right climate for success. Outstanding leaders at all levels of the organization, from front line supervisors to CEO, understand the link between emotions, behavior and performance. Learn the five areas of emotional intelligence and key skills you can implement that can result in immediate improvement of your EQ.