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DPE Institute: Leadership Author Series

Have you read books from internationally recognized and noted leadership authors such as John C. Maxwell, Ken Blanchard, Jim Kouzes, Barry Posner, and others? Wish you could attend a training program on the material you read to further your understanding? The DPE Institute's Leadership Author Series is where to find that training. Below are the programs coming up soon.

Don't see the program/author you want? Be sure to let us know at dpe@uindy.edu. Suggestions are always welcome!

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John C. Maxwell's 15 Invaluable Laws for Growth©

About the program

Featuring certified John Maxwell Coaches and noted Talent Management Trainers Jack Klemeyer and Tom Richardson, this one-day institute will focus on John C. Maxwell's belief that personal growth is the only vehicle by which individuals arrive at their full potential. It hints at greatness. Potential is a word based on possibilities. To reach your potential, you must grow. To grow, you must be highly intentional about it.

This program will delve into Laws discussed in the book:

  • The Law of the Mirror: You Must See Value in Yourself to Add Value to Yourself
  • The Law of Awareness: You Must Know Yourself to Grow Yourself
  • The Law of Modeling: It's Hard to Improve When You Have No One But Yourself to Follow
  • The Law of the Rubber Band: Growth Stops When You Lose the Tension Between Where You are and Where You Could Be
  • The Law of Contribution: Developing Yourself Enables You to Develop Others

Designed for:

  • Emerging and experienced leaders, supervisors and managers looking to make a transformational shift in their leadership and management skills.
  • Individuals wanting to take their personal growth skills to the next level of successful achievement.

Cost and registration

What does the cost include?
This comprehensive, competency-based program includes instruction and a certificate of completion with CEU's.

*Some programs may have additional fees for participation materials.

Questions?
For more information or for registration assistance, please contact The Division for Professional Engagement at dpe@uindy.edu or call 317-788-3393.


John C. Maxwell's Put Your Dream To The Test©

About the program

Featuring certified John Maxwell Coaches and noted Talent Management Trainers, Jack Klemeyer and Tom Richardson, you will participate in guided discussion around Put Your Dream to the Test, which helps you transform your dream from a vague notion of an ideal future into a clear picture of where you're headed in life. The material covered in this program provides a tool to diagnose your odds of achieving your dream by asking questions prompting you to refine your dream and to solidify your plan for achieving it.

Designed for

  • Emerging and experienced leaders, supervisors and managers looking to make a transformational shift in their leadership and management skills.
  • Individuals wanting to take steps toward achieving their dream.

Cost and registration

What does the cost include?
This comprehensive, competency-based program includes instruction and a certificate of completion with CEU's.

*Some programs may have additional fees for participation materials.

Questions?
For more information or for registration assistance, please contact The Division for Professional Engagement at dpe@uindy.edu or call 317-788-3393.


Kouzes and Posner's The Leadership Challenge©

About the program

Featuring certified The Leadership Challenge® Coach and noted Talent Management Trainer, Renee Harness, you will learn how to mobilize others to want to achieve extraordinary results. Based on intensive research by Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner, the program approaches leadership as a measurable, learnable, and teachable set of five fundamental practices (The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership®) common to extraordinary leadership achievements.

  1. Model the Way
  2. Inspire a Shared Vision
  3. Challenge the Process generating small wins and learning from experience
  4. Enable Others to Act
  5. Encourage the Heart

Designed for

  • Emerging and experienced leaders, supervisors and managers looking to make a transformational shift in their leadership and management skills.
  • Individuals from any organization at any level willing to accept the challenge to lead.

Cost and registration

What does the cost include?
This comprehensive, competency-based program includes instruction and a certificate of completion with CEU's.

*Some programs may have additional fees for participation materials.

Questions?
For more information or for registration assistance, please contact The Division for Professional Engagement at dpe@uindy.edu or call 317-788-3393.


Situational Leadership© II Concepts

About the program

Situational Leadership® II (SLII®) is the world's most taught leadership model - because it works! The foundation of SLII® lies in teaching leaders to diagnose the needs of an individual or a team and then use the appropriate leadership style to respond to the needs of the person, team, and the situation.

SLII® Concepts introduces you to the theory of SLII® in an engaging and informative way. The new training design is fast-paced, content rich, and provides a meaningful overview of SLII® concepts for general awareness or as an introduction to SLII® ahead of a more extensive learning experience.

Participants learn about the three skills of Situational Leadership® (Goal Setting, Diagnosing, and Matching), and reinforce their learning with a video case study and videos on SMART goals and other skills.

Learners are introduced to the concepts of SLII®.  For organizations wanting to cascade SLII® in to their organization as a common language of leadership, and help their leaders adopt new leadership behaviors, we recommend you consider the SLII® Experience.  

About the Facilitator

Sam Thompson is a professional training and coaching consultant in practice for the past 12 years.  He has facilitated training in 8 countries on 4 continents and is passionate about creating opportunities for people to explore ideas and find ways to continuously grow and improve. Sam specializes in leadership and interpersonal communication training and also is well equipped for customer service and sales topics.  His client list includes both small and large companies from a wide range of industries including; Beck’s Superior Hybrids, Roche Diagnostics, Anthem Inc., Defenders, and Simon Property Group.

Sam earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University with double major in Financial Planning and Consumer Affairs.  Prior to consulting he worked in the financial services industry including 12 years for Charles Schwab & Co. where he started as a stock broker and moved into management and leadership roles before transitioning into a role as Senior Manager of Learning & Development.   In 2003 Sam completed a certificate program in Human Performance Improvement from the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD).

Sam is certified to facilitate a number of programs including Development Dimensions International, Ken Blanchard Companies’ Situational Leadership II, and Corporate Coach U’s Coaching Clinic. He is also an authorized partner distributor for Inscape DiSC programs and The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team from John Wiley & Sons, Inc.  

Cost and registration

Please note:  Due to the cost of materials, all cancellations must be received 72 hours prior to the event, otherwise full price will be charged.

What does the cost include?
This comprehensive, competency-based program includes instruction and a certificate of completion with CEU's.

*Some programs may have additional fees for participation materials.

Questions?
For more information or for registration assistance, please contact The Division for Professional Engagement at dpe@uindy.edu or call 317-788-3393.


Situational Leadership© II (The SLII Experience)

About the program

SITUATIONAL LEADERSHIP© II (THE SLII EXPERIENCE)

The University of Indianapolis Division for Professional Engagement is pleased to offer SITUATIONAL LEADERSHIP© II by The Ken Blanchard Companies.

Program description

Situational Leadership® II (SLII) is the most widely taught leadership model in the world. It teaches leaders to use the appropriate leadership style in response to the needs of the person and the situation.

Our new learning design—The SLII Experience—uses game-changing techniques that immerse learners in SLII quickly, deeply, and effectively. In this program, you will learn a new language for leadership that will help you increase the quality and quantity of conversations you have with your team members, accelerate their development, increase their performance, and support autonomy. Becoming a Situational Leader will allow you to partner with those you lead, giving them what they need to succeed.

Learning objectives

  • Diagnose the development levels of employees and choose the appropriate leadership style
  • Increase the frequency and quality of conversations about performance and development
  • Create a communication model for all levels of the organization to support cultural change and move toward a high-performance organization
  • Become a flexible leader who is highly skilled at goal setting, coaching, performance evaluation, active listening, feedback, and proactive problem solving
  • Increase individual and organizational accountability by linking goals and planned intentions to an action plan

Who should attend?

  • Individuals in leadership roles who want to increase their effectiveness
  • Executives and senior-level managers
  • Mid-level or new managers or supervisors

Cost and registration

What does the cost include?
This comprehensive, competency-based institute includes all institute materials and a certificate of completion with CEUs. Registration includes workshop, materials, and a daily lunch.

Due to the cost of materials, all cancellations must be received 72 hours prior to the event, otherwise full price will be charged.

*Some programs may have additional fees for participation materials.

Questions?
For more information or for registration assistance, please contact The Division for Professional Engagement at dpe@uindy.edu or call 317-788-3393.


TEAM PERFORMANCE CONCEPTS©

About the program

The University of Indianapolis Division for Professional Engagement is pleased to offer TEAM PERFORMANCE CONCEPTS® by The Ken Blanchard Companies.

Description

Understanding the mechanics and dynamics of teamwork has never been easy. However, there is a simple and practical program that introduces you to the key concepts for building and sustaining effective, high performance teams. Team Performance Concepts is based on several research-based models and strategies, including the Team Performance Process, a systematic method for increasing the effectiveness in any team—regardless of its nature or purpose.

Besides building awareness, participants who attend Team Performance Concepts will:

  • Practice skill-building in diagnosing the stages of team development and using appropriate leader behaviors
  • Learn effective teaming skills—and reinforce their learning with video scenarios and case studies
  • Walk away with action steps for themselves and their teams—with options to add on more practice

Team Performance Concepts is authored by the same team of experts as Situational Team Leadership®. It is designed to be a half-day overview of the more extensive teams program for both leaders and team members.

Who should attend?

  • Individuals in leadership roles who want to increase their effectiveness
  • Executives and senior-level managers
  • Mid-level or new managers or supervisors

Registration

Registration includes workshop and materials.  Due to the cost of materials, all cancellations must be received 72 hours prior to the event, otherwise full price will be charged.

Cost and registration

What does the cost include?
This comprehensive, competency-based program includes instruction and a certificate of completion with CEU's.

*Some programs may have additional fees for participation materials.

Questions?
For more information or for registration assistance, please contact The Division for Professional Engagement at dpe@uindy.edu or call 317-788-3393.


FIRST-TIME MANAGER: Essential Skills from The New One Minute Manager©

About the program

The University of Indianapolis Division for Professional Engagement is pleased to offer FIRST TIME MANAGER by The Ken Blanchard Companies.

Becoming a first-time manager is one of the most challenging and critical career transitions a high potential employee can make. Having been promoted because they are high-performers, these highly proficient doers quickly become struggling new managers, without the methods or skills needed to succeed. Failures of these high-potential employees is not only a waste but an unnecessary burden to employers and themselves.

The Ken Blanchard Companies has decided to help first-time managers overcome this challenge by showing them the essential skills to get them off to a great start. Based on the #1 best-selling book The New One Minute Manager®, participants are introduced to the three secrets of successful managers: Goal Setting, Praising, and Redirecting. The program develops those secrets into a conversation framework that is easy for new managers to understand and master. The program also adds a fourth conversation, Wrapping Up, which is needed to complete the core conversations and help first-time managers boost the engagement and autonomy of their people.

Learning objectives

  • Compare and contrast the workplace roles of an individual contributor and a manager, and identify the new mind-set required for making the transition.
  • Learn the Four Core Conversations based on the secrets of The New One Minute Manager®: Goal Setting, Praising, Redirecting, and Wrapping Up.
  • Gain skills needed to boost relationships and work well with others based on our time-tested coaching model: Listen to Learn, Inquire for Insight, Tell Your Truth, and Express Confidence (LITE).
  • Practice the Essential Skills and the Four Core Conversations using real-work situations.

Benefits

  • Improved success rates for first-time managers
  • Improved team productivity
  • First-time managers are better prepared for this challenging transition
  • Participants have the opportunity to learn and practice the essential skills
  • New managers are more centered on and supportive of their team right from the start

Who should attend?

  • First-time and established managers, and those considering a transition into management
  • New managers wanting to increase their leadership effectiveness
  • Mid-level or new managers or supervisors

Cost and registration

What does the cost include?
This comprehensive, competency-based program includes instruction and a certificate of completion with CEU's.

*Some programs may have additional fees for participation materials.

Questions?
For more information or for registration assistance, please contact The Division for Professional Engagement at dpe@uindy.edu or call 317-788-3393.

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