Leadership Excellence Electives

​Program Overview

Although open to all, the Leadership Excellence Electives are specifically designed with the Leadership Excellence (LE) graduates in mind.  Unlike the original 7-week series, these offerings can be taken individually on an as needed basis.  Our first offering under the LE II banner was 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (summer of 2007).  Since then, 3 to 4 LE II workshops have been offered each year to support the development needs of leaders on campus.   

2015-2016 Offerings

You can register for any of these trainings online within 3 months of the event at: Central Link/My Account/My Workday/Employee Training.

And, as always, feel free to give us a call with any questions you may have. 


Creativity and Innovation
October 7, 2015, 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 two-day workshop will be offered twice this year:  Dec. 4th and 11th, and March 29th and 30th.  They are all day sessions, running from 8:30am - 4:30pm in 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. 

5 Choices of Extraordinary Productivity.   This full day workshop will be held on February 17th, 2016, from 8:30am - 4:30pm, in 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.​ Facilitated by Harley Blake in Rowe 229.  


Unleashing Talent.   (Note:  for supervisors only)  This half day workshop will be offered twice this year:  November 20th, 2015, 8:30 - 12:30, and March 4th, 2016 8:30-12:30, in 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. 

​ The 4 Imperatives of Great Leaders (Note:  for supervisors only)
2/12/16 from 8:00am - 4:30pm in 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 Impleratives 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 workship, then track the results with feedback from a 360 questionnaire which you will take twice:  once before the workship and one 6 months after you complete it.  

Delegation and Empowerment
October 30th, 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. 

Taming Email and Office Clutter Beasts with Randy Dean
February 9, 2016, 9:00 - 12:30, UC - Gold and Maroon Rooms
Randy is back to share about how we can utilize our Outlook and email more effectively and make great gains in our productivity as a result.  Randy will also include some content from his new program "From Distracted to Productive", where he will talk about some of the most critical areas of distraction in today's fenetic world - including email distraction, interruptions, socia media, and more - and how to address it. 

Smart Phones and Terrific Tablets with Randy Dean
February 9, 2016, 1:30 - 4:00, UC - Gold and Maroon Rooms
In this session, Randy will combine two of his popular programs about phones and tablets and how to use "the Cloud" for greater productivity.  We'll discuss some of the apps and services that can allow you to be productive anytime, anywhere using your remote devices.  We will also talk about the configuration of apps and services that may allow them to do much of the work you are currently doing on your desktop. 
 

 
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