Excellence in Leadership for Non-Profits

Nov. 9th | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm & Dec. 2 | 8:00 am - Noon

Time to Lead

Excellence in Leadership for Non-Profits is a leadership program being offered by Interstates at our Sioux Center, IA location. It is geared for non-profit leaders who desire to build and/or enhance their leadership skills. We realize there are many leadership conferences you could choose to attend. We invite you to learn from our team in a small group setting as our way of giving back to the communities that we serve.

We will share openly from our teams' experience the strategies, resources, and tools we have developed over the years that have made a significant impact on the growth of our people both as leaders and individuals on their teams.

Here are a few highlights of what to expect.

Leadership Essentials

Leadership Essentials

Start with working through skills that make a difference.



Focus on giving and receiving feedback and leaning into tough conversations.

Individual Growth

Individual Growth

Dedicated time for personal goal setting and reflecting on your personality and how it impacts your leadership style.

Session Topics

Building from our own internal Excellence in Leadership program, we're planning a number of topics including:

Day 1

November 9, 2020 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm | Interstates - Sioux Center, IA | B538

Leadership Essentials

In Leadership Essentials, we dig into Leadership vs. Management. Both are important but understanding when each is necessary is key to being an outstanding leader.

DISC Download*

Learn about yourself, how you respond to conflict, what motivates you, what causes you stress, and how you solve problems.  This session will focus on how you can leverage the information from your personal DISC assessment to develop stronger relationships.

Lunch Breakout

Lunch will be provided

Giving and Receiving Feedback 

Feedback is a key component to great leadership. Learn about developing trusting feedback relationships to assist, support, confront and encourage team members. 

Psychological Safety 

Psychological safety is a belief that one will not be punished or humiliated for speaking up with ideas, questions, concerns or mistakes. We'll discuss this key component to leading your team well and encouraging idea generation. 

Tough Conversations 

Learn what the 'sweet spot' is and how to get there when confronted with a tough conversation.  

Personal Goal Setting 

Using the SMART goal format, set goals for yourself to apply the topics discussed in Session One. 

*Participants will be invited to complete a DISC assessment prior to the event. Results from your assessment will be shared with you during the DISC Download session. Information and invitation to complete the assessment will follow closer to the event.

Day 2

Dec. 2, 2020 | 8:00 am - Noon | Interstates - Sioux Center, IA | B538

Corrective Feedback 

Delivering Corrective Feedback is different than giving and receiving feedback. We'll discuss how to navigate these difficult conversations while respecting the working relationship. 

Personal Progress Progression and Discussion

This will be an opportunity for you to share what has gone well and what you have learned in applying the Session One topics. We'll share, celebrate wins and coach each other.

Presentation to a classroom

Event Participation

Registration will be limited in order to allow our group to remain with the suggested COVID-19 recommendations. We are preparing to allow for adjustments should those recommendations change.


To provide as much interaction and idea exchange as possible, we ask that just one person per organization register to attend the EIL session. We believe that in such a small group, having multiple representatives from the same organization would limit the diversity of the group and thus limit the exchange of ideas.


Registration will close October 1st.


Ready to sign-up? Great, we need just a few details. We will use your contact information to follow up as the event approaches. You can also expect an invitation to complete a DISC assessment a few weeks prior to the event.

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