What Are You Waiting for, Step Up Your Leadership Game!

A Hands-on Approach to Winning at Leadership

Let’s Get Back to Basics: Leadership Foundations

This workshop provides participants with an overview of leadership principles, the characteristics of effective leaders, and how to apply basic leadership skills. This workshop explains the need for effective leadership and how it applies to all organizations. It focuses on developing strong foundational leadership skills in current and aspiring leaders.

Objectives
Upon completion, participants will be better able to:

  • Describe the characteristics of a leader.
  • Explain the six principles of leadership.
  • Practice the steps of the Code Council leadership process.
  • Identify effective vision and mission statements.
  • Apply sound time management skills.
  • Define the foundation of successful delegation.

Benefits
Participants will demonstrate leadership skills through self-assessment of leadership behaviors, the application of leadership principles, including mentoring, delegation, and time management.

Topics Covered

  • The Characteristics of a Leader
  • The Six Principles of Leadership
  • The Leadership Process
  • Developing Others
  • Vision Statements and Mission Statements
  • Time Management
  • Delegation

Target Audience

  • All current and future leaders
  • Anyone wishing to improve the leadership skills
  • Professionals wanting to further develop tactical leadership techniques

Instructor
Ronald L. Lynn, Director/Building & Fire Official, has been with the Clark County Department of Building & Fire Prevention since February 1981. Mr. Lynn frequently lectures on a variety of topics, including department administration, legal aspects of building codes, finance and management, building codes, building performance standards, and construction issues. Ron Lynn was hired as the Director of Operations in August 2016 where he oversees special projects for the Board. He previously served 35 years as Director/Official of the Clark County Department of Building and Fire Prevention where he managed matters of department administration, legal aspects of building codes, finance and management, building codes, building performance standards, and construction issues. Lynn’s affiliations and achievements during his career have been noticed and recognized at all levels of government as well as internationally. Expanded biography.

Don’t Just Be a Change Agent, Be Your Team’s Hero:
Leadership Techniques to Foster Acceptance of Change with Employees

Let’s face it. Change is not only difficult but it can also be scary and riddled with stress. Not only for you personally, but your employees as well. This anxiety can cause tension among your employees and sometimes even insubordination. In this full-day, interactive workshop effective leadership behaviors and practical skills to encourage employees to commit to the change process will be reviewed and practiced. Techniques to critically examine the behaviors of your employees to identify what stage of the change process each are in will be mastered. Once the stage has been identified you will be able to utilize strategies to work and communicate effectively within that stage. Applying the ideas and techniques discussed in this course will help managers ensure their employees develop a resiliency to change and adapt as rapidly and effectively as possible.

Objectives
Upon completion, participants will be better able to:

  • Examine their own reactions to change
  • Increase their awareness of the various change reactions in those around them
  • Demonstrate behaviors associated with effective change management
  • Develop techniques and strategies to lessen the stress of change and facilitate maximum productivity during change events

Benefits
Participants will be able to implement organizational change without negatively effecting day-to-day business operations. They will also improve organizational effectiveness by properly anticipating changes and properly managing employees through the process of acceptance.

Topics Covered

  • The Importance of Change
  • The Process of Change: Human Reactions
  • The Process of Change: Managing the Symptoms
  • Dealing with Non-Performers

Target Audience

  • All current and future leaders
  • Anyone wishing to improve the leadership skills
  • Professionals wanting to further develop tactical leadership techniques

Instructor
Tracy Lendi PhD., MBA is Vice President of Training & Education at the International Code Council (ICC). She came to ICC in November of 2015. Prior to her arrival she worked with SP+ Corporation for ten years and served as the Director of Training and Development. She holds a PhD from Capella University in the field Adult Education with a focus on Instructional Design for Online Learning. Dr. Lendi’s dissertation entitled, “Engaging Online Learners by Integrating Emotional Intelligence into Online Course Design” focused on extracting various components of Emotional Intelligence and identifying techniques to integrate the theory into online course design. In 2016 Dr. Lendi completed her MBA. In 1993, she received a Master’s Degree from Roosevelt University in the field of Training and Development and her undergraduate degree in Corporate and Professional Communications was earned from Aurora University in 1988. In 2008 Dr. Lendi was the recipient of Training magazine’s Top Ten Young Trainer of the Year Award. Expanded biography.

Becoming a Better Leader: Bridging the Gap Between Knowing and Doing

Free Booklet with Institute

This booklet provides a foundational strategy for leaders who want to connect with and influence the people they lead.

How do we bridge the gap between what we know about leadership and who we are as leaders? This program explores the obstacles to leadership growth, the habits and practices that disqualify people as leaders regardless of their other leadership strengths, and lays out a three-step process for bridging the gap between knowing and doing.

Objectives
Upon completion, participants will be better able to:

  • Discuss the value of developing one's leadership skills
  • Describe the evolution and progression of leadership
  • Identify the simple obstacles that most people overlook and that keep people - including seasoned professionals - from being great leaders and how to overcome those obstacles
  • Define the leadership self-assessment
  • Translate leadership qualities into specific behaviors and practices
  • Apply the principles of influence
  • Demonstrate "leadership presence" and how to control and present yourself in the best possible way
  • Analyze the importance of trust and credibility
  • Enhance one's communication abilities and skills
  • Analyze the parallels between great leadership and peak performance
  • Discuss critical organizational leadership qualities

Benefits
Participants will learn management techniques to assist in obtaining business results by learning to apply leadership knowledge, enabling them to become better leaders. They will address how to consistently excel at leadership and become the type of leader that they want to be.

Topics Covered

  • Personal Leadership
  • How to Imbed Personal Leadership into the Fabric of Your Organization
  • How to Close the Gap Between What Know About Leadership and Who we are as Leaders?

Target Audience

  • All current and future leaders
  • Anyone wishing to improve the leadership skills

Instructor
David Rabiner is a witty, fast-paced, compelling expert on leadership and influence. Since 1993, he has helped audiences become better leaders, perform at a higher level, and create stronger teams and organizations. His programs are fun, substantive, and have practical application. Audiences relate to David’s common-sense approach and real-world examples. In the end, they are motivated to change and they know how to do it – the hallmark of speaking excellence. Averaging over 90 programs each year, David is one of the most experienced speakers in America. In 2003, he earned the coveted Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation, an honor awarded to a small percentage of speakers worldwide. Expanded biography.