• Chamber of Commerce Leadership Series: Essentials of Leadership

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    Name: Chamber of Commerce Leadership Series: Essentials of Leadership
    Date: April 18, 2022 - April 26, 2022
    Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
    Event Description:
    As Spring quickly approaches, there is no time like the present to take advantage of another Chamber professional development opportunity!  In a collaboration between the DeForest Windsor Area Chamber and the Sun Prairie Chamber of Commerce, we are pleased to offer an exceptional educational opportunity to sharpen your leadership skills and network with fellow members from across the Chambers.  Our partners at Madison College have worked with us to create a short and impactful Leadership Development Series, highlighting the latest skills and behaviors associate with some of the most common leadership practices and competencies. 

    Here’s how it works: presented in a hybrid learning format, participants will have access to select foundational leadership material delivered in a virtual online learning module.  Following the completion of this asynchronous resource, members will then be invited to share in a facilitated on-line LIVE coaching session with their peers, led by the leadership development instructional team from Madison College.  The free-flowing roundtable narrative will leverage the material from the online module, and incorporate the working knowledge, experiences, and insight of the participants.  We’ll dive deeper into the most effective actions and thought processes of great leadership; how to handle conflicts within the workplace; managing diverse generations and cultural nuances; and emulate effective communication strategies and practices, all thru interactive sharing and scenario-based situational leadership coaching. 

    Interaction and contribution is key, as you get out of it what you put into it!  Bring your thoughts, questions, ideas, and experiences into the conversation as we address common themes in leadership and what works (or not) across a variety of industries and organizations. 
    You may sign up for one, two or all five modules, whatever works into your schedule.  Topics will be made available every few weeks, starting with the release of the online learning module.  Links to the online modules and roundtable narratives will be sent to paid participants a few days before each scheduled release date.

    Take a look at the schedule to see what works for you:
    Module Self-paced module release Online LIVE Coaching session
    Essentials of Leadership April 18th April 26th:
    8:00 - 9:15am
    Managing Diversity & Generations May 2nd May 10th:
    8:00 - 9:15am
    Organizational Culture May 16th May 24th:
    8:00 – 9:15am
    Effective Communication May 31st June 7th:
    8:00 – 9:15am
    Managing Conflict & Difficult People June 13th June 21st:
    8:00 – 9:15am


    Registration available for all courses or individually on the date it begins! Check the Calendar of Events to Register for individual courses! Thank you!

    Essentials of Leadership – Explore the evolution of leadership and refine your baseline understanding of approaches to leadership and leading people, processes, and organizations.  Explore the qualities and competencies of effective leaders and examine the difference between management and leadership.  Examine the concept of trust and articulate your values as they shape your approach to leadership.

    Managing Diversity & Generations – Take a deeper look into managing within a diverse workforce and examine your own personal perceptions of those around you.  Learn more about your role in fostering diversity and inclusion and develop an appreciation for the multiple generations occupying our workforce.

    Organizational Culture – Talk to the definition of culture and what it looks like within your organization.  Develop a clearer line of sight between your leadership abilities and the mission, vision, and objectives of your workplace.  Take time to explore the key elements of culture and leadership to organizational success, and the nuances present within.

    Effective Communication – While communication is often assumed to be sent and received appropriately, to effectively and efficiently communicate as a leader takes some discipline.  We’ll examine communication as a process and summarize various styles and approaches to framing messages in an effort to obtain buy-in and understanding.  Identify barriers and challenges, perfect listening skills, and use communication to your advantage.

    Managing Conflict & Difficult People – Explore creative ways to navigate your way thru conflict and difficult conversations.  Using assertiveness, identify difficult personality types and use effective strategies to leverage your own natural conflict-handling tendencies.  Examine several conflict modes and evaluate your aptitude toward finding solutions to challenges within the workplace.
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    Online self-paced module will be made available on the Monday or Tuesday ahead of the pre-scheduled online LIVE narrative roundtable.  Participants MUST be signed-up and payment received prior to the release of the online self-paced module.
    Date/Time Information:
    Leadership Series: April 18th thru June 21st, 2022

    Essentials of Leadership – Explore the evolution of leadership and refine your baseline understanding of approaches to leadership and leading people, processes, and organizations.  Explore the qualities and competencies of effective leaders and examine the difference between management and leadership.  Examine the concept of trust and articulate your values as they shape your approach to leadership.

    Monday, April 18th - Module out to view
    Tuesday, April 26th - Discussion from 8am to 9:15am
    Contact Information:
    Heike Compe
    Fees/Admission:
    Chamber Members:
    $30 per course
    $125 for all five courses
    Multiple employee discount for Chamber Members = $99 per employee for all 5 courses!


    Non-Chamber Members:
    $40 per course or $175 for all five courses
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