Preparing for Leadership
Set your sights on the executive suite. Exhibiting effective executive leadership means becoming a visionary, a trailblazer, a strategist, a servant, a multiplier, as well as an effective communicator, coach, diplomat, and politician. Successful managers aspiring to executive leadership must tackle bigger problems and inspire unprecedented performance by creating vision, positive energy, collaboration, adaptability, accountability, and “brain multipliers.”Dates + Registration
Who Should Attend?
Mid-level managers or executives who lead others to inspire unprecedented performance throughout their department, division, or organization
This intensive two-day executive leadership course combines proven-in-action leadership techniques in an interactive multimedia environment with top industry leader insights and interaction to help you master the competencies of effective executive leadership.
You’ll learn to inspire followers and build a collaborative organizational culture by deploying shared values, servant leadership, and collaborative stakeholder management, all leading to employee empowerment, engagement, decision-making, and ROI.
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DAY 1: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM:
- Setting the Stage
Aggregate 360 Trust Leadership and Survey Results
- Style and Effectiveness
What Is Your Leadership Image and Effectiveness Quotient?
Assess your leadership style and effectiveness upon review of both your personal 360 Leadership Model and comparison to peers. Utilize topics throughout the course to build your Leadership Development Plan building upon strengths and highlighting areas for improvement to become the leader you’d like to be.
- Traits of a Great Leader
Qualities Senior Management look for in candidates for leadership positions
- Vision, Values and Ethics
Building blocks for a great results-driven culture using mission and values statements to drive decision-making, employee engagement, retention, and return on investment
Differentiate and develop the difference between positive politics and negative politics
CEO Guest: Brian Dahl, Co-founder of Amity Technology
Followers, culture, ecosystem/team, problem-solving, challenges, failure, and "why"
- 5:00 PM: Cocktail & Networking Event
DAY 2: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
How to Build a Collaborative Culture and Ecosystem of “Enablers and Doers”
- Driving Change
Positively and with performance
- Motivation: Keys to People Motivation
The key to employee engagement and satisfaction: light a fire in the hearts of others, including those who resist your authority
- Assessment: Polish the Plans
Finalize and submit specific actions to take post-seminar to be the leader you aspire to be based on key learning and leadership assessment
Course topics will be tailored to specific participant challenges and interests. Therefore, upon registration we will send via email two short surveys to be returned to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than one week prior to the course. The surveys are designed to help instructors understand both your leadership style and your leadership interests and challenges to better tailor the course to your needs. We will also send (via regular mail) the book Wired Differently by Vern Dosch with suggested excerpts for reading prior to attending the course.
Vern Dosch - CEO, National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC)
NISC is an 1100 employee technology company that produces software and manages utility bills for 14 million customers including over 100 Fortune 500 companies and more than 800 rural utilities. As the author of WIRED Differently, Vern discusses how to spark better business results, innovation, and teamwork, with a cooperative business model, servant leadership, and shared values.
Dr. Kathi Tunheim - CEO, Tunheim Leadership Group, Inc.
Dr. Tunheim brings a fresh, exuberant approach to leadership and life. Clients such as Medtronic, Cargill, American Express, and Children's Hospitals and Clinics, have tapped into her speaking and facilitating gifts. Her topics include: leadership development, teams, strategic planning and work/life balance. Dr. Tunheim is a graduate in communications from Concordia College and holds a Ph.D. in education and human development from the University of Minnesota.
Her people-focused experience stems from an impressive career which includes over 25 years of human resource development and instructional design. She managed training and development at Northwest Airlines and Carlson Travel Network, and served as director of leadership development at American Express Financial Advisors. As an associate professor at Gustavus College and Board of Trustees Endowed Chair in Management and Leadership she is well published on numerous Leadership topics.
CEO Guest -
Brian Dahl: Co-founder of Amity Technology, a global market-share leader in sugar beet equipment and technology, entrepreneur, investor in local companies, partner in Jubilee Equine LLC a horse boarding and riding school, and global survivor of currency crises, sanctions, and Russian intrigue, as well as numerous awards: including Fargo-Moorhead’s Business of the Year, North Dakota Exporter of the Year, and INC 500’s list of America’s Fastest Growing Companies.
My team was “uber-motivated” by the Leadership Course. They were bouncing off the walls with excitement and discussing what we’re doing right and things we should do differently. I’d like to send more team members to the next course!”
- Chris Barta, Director of Operations, Integrity Windows and Doors
I thought this was a great leadership course - we’re incorporating the “change” activity into our next team meeting! I will use this great information from this leadership course for the rest of my life."
- Roger Gussiass, CEO, Healthy Oilseeds
I can honestly tell you this was a great course for my senior leader and I to be in together at the point we are at with our company. I know we will be able to guide and challenge our staff to hone their skills with the background and techniques provided. Keep up this incredible work in guiding and empowering others to be their best.”
- Kari Bucholz, Founder and Director, Haley's Hope
Thank you for such a rewarding couple of days. I was really impressed with the content of the sessions and appreciated the candor and real-life experiences that the instructors provided. I really appreciated the openness of the class too. I learned a lot from my class peers. I feel energized and more confident in my role at Myriad.”
- Camille Grade, Director of Sales and Marketing, Myriad Mobile