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Excellence in Leadership Series

January 16 @ 1:00 pm - February 12 @ 5:00 pm

“Leaders are made, not born, and are created as much by themselves as by the demands of their times. . . . Leaders love to learn.” Warren Bennis, Learning to Lead

Senior leaders make it happen each and every day. They envision the future and turn goals and strategies into reality to drive business results.

And while they’re doing that (and honing skills on the job), they’re probably not thinking about how they can prepare for the future by intentionally developing new skills.   But maybe they should. There’s no such thing as having “arrived” for any leader—at any level. They face relentless change driven by advances in technology, multiple generations in the work place, and globalization, to name a few.

It may be time to push the pause button because “what got them there won’t keep them there.”

To this end, EA is offering new options for mid-management to senior level leaders – to meet today’s demands and prepare for the future, including:

  • Building and Sustaining Trust
  • Strategies for Influencing Others
  • Coaching for Peak Performance
  • Boosting Business Results


Communicating for Leadership Success
Prerequisite Course
Date: 1/16/18

Today’s leaders are expected to do more with less, engage people with various levels of work experience, and connect with employees from multiple generations.

To get results through others, leaders need strong interpersonal skills that will help them through a variety of challenges and opportunities. Communicating effectively and consistently is the fundamental skill leaders need to master to increase their effectiveness in any situation.

This workshop introduces:

  • The Interaction Skills, a straightforward tool for thinking about how to communicate under a variety of situations.
  • The 5 Key Principles, which help leaders de-code the variety of personalities in the workplace to maintain effectiveness under any circumstance.


Building and Sustaining Trust
Date: 2/12/18
Prerequisite: Communicating for Leadership Success

What does trust have to do with business success? Everything. Employee engagement, retention, productivity and innovation are directly tied to how much your employees trust their leaders. Trust drives results.

Leaders who demonstrate trust and trustworthiness inspire higher levels of performance and organizational commitment. And they serve as role models for leaders at other levels, strengthening the entire leadership team for the organization.

This workshop introduces Trust Builders, actions leaders can take to build and sustain trusting relationships, as well as common Trust Breakers that can quickly erode and break trust.


Strategies for Influencing Others
Date: 3/12/18
Prerequisite: Communicating for Leadership Success

It’s a new day for leaders who’ve relied on the command and control approach to managing and leading. Command and control may have been effective when the belief was that workers needed to be told what to do and leaders needed to do the telling.

But in our modern times, leaders need the ability to influence to gain commitment from others in the organization. The best way to gain commitment is to have an influencing strategy for each stakeholder.

During this half-day workshop participants learn:

  • Strategies for capturing people’s attention, transforming their perspectives, and gaining their commitment to taking action.
  • How to leverage their personal power to gain others’ commitment to take action on promising ideas and alternatives that achieve business results.
  • How to implement new ideas, improvements, and alternatives that will have the greatest impact on organizational objectives.


Coaching for Peak Performance
Date: 4/16/18
Prerequisite: Communicating for Leadership Success

Leaders’ ability to engage Millennials begins and ends with coaching. For this younger generation that’s looking for meaningful work and the opportunity to develop, leaders who coach for performance and improvement can create high-performing employees that get results – and are more likely to stay with their organizations.

But it’s not just the Millennials who need coaching and feedback – all employees at all stages in their careers benefit from timely coaching that supports them through challenging assignments or simply helps them stay on track and improve their performance.

During this workshop, participants will learn three coaching techniques as well as how to handle both proactive and reactive coaching discussions.


Boosting Business Results
Date: 5/14/18
Prerequisite: Communicating for Leadership Success

Every employee on your team has the potential to contribute to your organization’s results. Leadership skills maximize that contribution – but only if leaders apply the right skills with the right people for the right reasons at the right time.

The most effective leaders blend multiple skillsets to tackle business problems—such as technical, financial, and problem-solving skills. This workshop helps leaders also focus on the strategic application of people skills with a proactive, strategic process they can apply so that business objectives are realized.

During this half-day workshop, participants will learn how to:

  • Maximize the performance of their employees through focused interactions
  • Develop an action plan for working with others to achieve business results


EA Member Cost: $1600
Non-Member Cost: $1750
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January 16, 2018 1:00 pm
February 12, 2018 5:00 pm
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Jennie Koch


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