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.
Start with working through skills that make a difference.
Focus on giving and receiving feedback and leaning into tough conversations.
Dedicated time for personal goal setting and reflecting on your personality and how it impacts your leadership style.
Building from our own internal Excellence in Leadership program, we're planning a number of topics including:
November 9, 2020 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm | Interstates - Sioux Center, IA | B538
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.
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 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 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.
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.
Dec. 2, 2020 | 8:00 am - Noon | Interstates - Sioux Center, IA | B538
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.
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.
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Thank you for your interest in our program. Registration for the 2020 sessions is now closed. We encourage you to provide is with your contact information and we'll reach out to you with additional information regarding plans for sessions in 2021.