Leadership plays an integral part in the development of businesses and industries as well as organizations within communities. To that end, Hawkeye Community College and Buchanan County Economic Development Commission have teamed up to provide an exceptional leadership program with extraordinary presenters. The classes will help participants identify their leadership style and best practices for managing teams. From knowing how to handle effective meetings to resolving conflict and communicating effectively, participants will gain vital leadership skills that can be used not only at work, but within their communities and organizations.
This is a series of six sessions and leadership certificates will be awarded to individuals who attend all six weeks. The first session will include the DiSC assessment and the final session will be followed by a short celebration and graduation ceremony. Participants are welcome to stay for an optional networking lunch each date from 12-1230pm, which is included in the cost of the program.
1. Leading for Impact with Celina Peerman
Understand the role of leadership in our organizations and across our communities. Increase your self awareness and set a plan that will help you lead with an even bigger positive impact for those around you.
2. Leaders Listen with Marcie Van Note
On average, organizational leaders spend a minimum of 50% of their day listening. Explore your listening style, learn how to identify the listening styles of colleagues, and how to leverage listening for improved team effectiveness and organizational efficiency.
3. Time Management for Leaders with Sandra Flikkema
Let’s talk first about personality preferences and their effect on how we choose to spend our time, both good and bad. Then we’ll cover the top practices for exercising greater control over this most limited resource – as well as ensuring that shared time at work, like meetings, is effective and meaningful, promoting resource use and facilitation skills. Finally, a shout out to the apps and online tools that can move the needle forward in automation, organization, and focus.
4. Building Balanced boundaries with Molly Mackey
If you were a cell phone, what percentage would your battery be at right now? Many people work themselves until they are running on empty. But it doesn't have to be this way. There are effective and efficient strategies to manage time so that work gets accomplished and self-care gets prioritized. Learn how you can balance your work and personal life.
5. It's Time to Talk: Difficult Discussions with Sandra Flikkema
Communicating to team members from the role of leader calls for a higher level of skill in the frequency, appropriateness, and quality (FAQ’s) of communicating, controlling actions / reactions in order to influence others’ behaviors, as well as some planning and activities in order to practice feedback-for-performance and coaching-for-development. We’ll also learn a few tactics for dealing with difficult behavior, scripts and tips, that continue to build trust relationships
6. Power of Positivity: Inspired to Lead with Marcie Van Note
Research in the field of positive psychology in the past 10 years has demonstrated that employees who are happier at work are more likely to keep their jobs, showing productivity increases of up to 31% and added resiliency, along with suffering less burnout-resulting in lower turnover. We will share the techniques for building a culture of positive thinking.