Leadership Excellence Electives

Running Effective Meetings

  • September 21, 2016
  • 9:00am – 12:00pm
  • Rowe 229

Learn techniques to increase buy-in, participation, and commitment. Be a meeting leader who uses meetings to get things done, make decisions, build morale, and communicate pertinent information. Participants will review how to bring more structure and direction to their meetings, while keeping them interactive and positive.

Delegation and Empowerment

  • October 5th, 2015
  • 1:45pm - 4:15pm
  • Rowe 229

Delegation is one of the most critically important skills for a leader to be high functioning in any environment.  Quite often we think that if we do it ourselves we know it will be done quickly and the result will be what we want.  The question is, at what price?  In this seminar, participants will learn how to better utilize team talent and ability, delegate for outcome rather than process, create a process and plan for effective delegation and balance responsibility, authority, accountability, and support.  Join Deb Dunbar, from Indiana University, for this workshop. 

The 4 Imperatives of Great Leaders (Note:  for supervisors only)

  • October 19, 2016
  • 8:00am - 12:30pm
  • Rowe 229

There is a $40 fee for the materials in this Franklin Covey workshop.  You will learn a new paradigm for leading in the Knowledge worker age, and be introduced to the 4 Imperatives which are essential to great leadership:  Inspiring Trust, Clarifying Purpose, Aligning Systems, and Unleashing Talent. You will set specific action plans during the course of the workshop, then track the results with feedback from a 360 questionnaire which you will take twice:  once before the workshop and one 6 months after you complete it.  

5 Choices of Extraordinary Productivity 

  • October 25, 2016
  • 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Rowe 229

The difference between extraordinary and average is a choice…actually 5 choices to be precise!  Welcome to Franklin Covey's time management workshop for the 21st Century!  Drawing from up to date brain science research and their foundational principles of personal and organizational effectiveness, this two day workshop focuses in on the skills of decision, attention, and energy management to weather the dramatic storm of distractions and demands.  The cost of $150 includes lunch, and high quality materials to help keep you on track long after the workshop comes to a close.  

Creativity and Innovation

  • November 8, 2016
  • 8:30 - 12:30
  • Rowe 229

In an age of constant change, it is critical that your team develops the ability to generate new ideas and drive them through to implementation. This workshop explores the culture of your organization, and the dynamics of creativity, while providing you with some hands on practice with some divergent thinking tools and ways to take the resulting ideas and focus in on the ones worth implementing. 

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Workshop. 

  • This is a two-day workshop:  Dec. 1st and December 2nd
  • 8:30am - 4:30pm (both days)
  • Rowe 229

This workshop provides participants with a plan to integrate the seven habits into their lives.  Learn how to improve focus, communication and balance; develop professional relationships for productive collaboration; the importance of responsibility, accountability and commitment; skills for increasing productivity by staying focused on the right things; and how to reduce conflict.  Cost is $150 and includes lunch on both days. 

Unleashing Talent.   (Note:  for supervisors only)

  • December 13, 2016
  • 8:30am-12:30pm
  • Rowe 229

Release the potential and passion of your team members.  This workshop will coach you in how to have three particular kinds of conversations with each of your team members:  1. Voice - help your team members to discover their unique talents and contributions.  2.  Performance - Clarify desired results and accountability as employees carry out their work.  3.  Clear the Path.  Be a source of help for a person to be able to succeed and thrive in their job.  This Franklin Covey workshop has a fee of $40, and includes extra take home videos, resources and a 21 day challenge to ensure you follow through on the action plans you make during the course.  Facilitated by Harley Blake. 

From Distracted to Productive:  Finding Your Productivity and Focus in Today's Interrupted World

  • January 25, 2017
  • 9:00 - 12:30
  • UC - Gold and Maroon Rooms

E-mail. Texts. Interruptions. Project Transitions. Office Clutter. Social and Other Media. Your Smart Phones and Tablets. Even Family and Friends. These key "distractors" sometimes make it almost impossible to get anything done. It sometimes seems like there is always SOMETHING getting in the way of what you really need to do. But with some forethought and effective strategies, as well as some personal discipline, it is more than possible to find your focus once again, even in a hyper-distracted world. As a matter of fact, those using these strategies will have a long-term competitive advantage -- both professionally and personally. In this new program by popular time & tech management speaker Randy Dean, MBA, we'll look at each of these key areas of distraction and define strategies for enhancing long-term focus, productivity, and performance. We'll share "game plan" ideas for getting and keeping your distractors under control, and finding critical "focused productivity" time each and every day, leading to not only performance but also clarity of mind and purpose.

Smart Phones and Terrific Tablets:  Getting More Productivity (and Fun!) From Your Devices with Randy Dean

  • January 25, 2017
  • 1:30 - 4:00
  • UC - Gold and Maroon Rooms 

You know which apps are fun, but what apps, services and functions will help you turn your Droid, IPhone/IPad, and/or Windows device into a productivity workhorse? In this session, we will discuss the apps and peripheral devices that help take your Smart Phone (and tablets) from "cool" to "critical" when it comes to productivity, time, project, people, and e-mail management as well as "remote" productivity. We'll even show you a new configuration of apps and services that could allow you to potentially consider using these devices in lieu of more traditional laptop/desktop computers, and how these devices might actually be even more powerful from a productivity perspective right now. A highlight to this program is when the presenter, Randy Dean, opens up the floor to program participants to share their favorite apps, allowing people to gain knowledge from all program attendees.