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Experts share the keys to exceptional leadership

Through a series of monthly webinars, each followed by a related two-hour seminar, examine leadership topics ranging from confidence and communication to diversity and data-driven decision-making.

Center for Exceptional Leadership facilitators and coaches will share their expertise during free 40-minute webinars on the first Wednesday of each month. Those interested in exploring topics more thoroughly are invited to participate in a two-hour seminar two to three weeks later, at $95 per participant.

Co-hosted by the St. Norbert College Center for Exceptional Leadership and Family Business Forum

2021-22 Series
MAR.3
WEBINAR | Does Gender Impact Confidence?
Noon-12:40 p.m. CST|Virtual via Zoom

Gender differences are difficult to discuss, yet gender bias destroys teams and organizations every day. Handling this discussion poorly can be detrimental, yet avoiding it can be even worse. Learn how to have productive conversations based on research and real-life examples that will help you navigate healthy discussions. Ben Fauske, confidence researcher and author of “Authentic Confidence,” will share his latest research regarding gender and confidence.


MAR.24
SEMINAR | Gender and Confidence
8:30-10:30 a.m. CST|Virtual via Zoom

Over-confidence repels, under-confidence stalls and Authentic Confidence attracts. How do you attract what you want? Ben Fauske, confidence researcher and author of “Authentic Confidence,” will share insights from brand-new research on confidence and the role gender plays. Billy Korinko, director of the St. Norbert College Cassandra Voss Center, will help you gain a deeper understanding of how dominant ideas about gender have an impact on our own self-perceived strengths and weaknesses. Vicki Updike from New Sage Strategies also will share her in-depth experience.


APR.7
WEBINAR | Great Leaders Are Great Communicators
Noon-12:40 p.m. CST|Virtual via Zoom

The foundation of great communication is understanding and applying the effective communication formula: inform, influence, inspire, entertain. Denise Thomas, president and owner of The Effective Communication Coach LLC, will help you understand the value of applying the formula in your day-to-day interactions.


APR.21
SEMINAR | Great Leaders Are Great Communicators
8:30-10:30 a.m. CST|Virtual via Zoom

Denise Thomas, president and owner of The Effective Communication Coach LLC, will teach you how to apply the effective communication formula (inform, influence, inspire, entertain) as well as help you understand why effective communication is important to engagement and growth, gain techniques to overcome nervousness and anxiety when communicating, and learn how to connect with others across diversity to drive collaboration resulting in high performance.


MAY5
WEBINAR | Coaching Employees Through Change: Lead Like a Coach, Spark Innovation and Reduce Stress
Noon-12:40 p.m. CST|Virtual via Zoom
There’s nothing more human than using our brains at work to think differently, lead change and spark innovation — but it’s not easy. Constant states of change and continued uncertainty cause distractions and stress that can take the smartest, most engaged leader and their employees off course. Join Jeff Nally, executive coach, speaker and author, to learn brain-based solutions to lead change and manage the emotional rollercoaster of today’s challenges for yourself and your team.

MAY26
SEMINAR | Coaching Employees Through Change: Lead Like a Coach, Spark Innovation and Reduce Stress
8:30-10:30 a.m. CST|Virtual via Zoom

Join Jeff Nally, executive coach, speaker and author, to learn the latest neuroscience showing how our brains respond to uncertainty, change and stress at work; discover five ways to dampen stress-based emotions at work and how to apply those strategies to dampen your own, stressful situations; craft coaching questions to reduce your employees’ stress at work; and more!


JUNE2
WEBINAR | Success Mindset 007
Noon-12:40 p.m. CST|Virtual via Zoom

Should you choose to accept it, your mission is to realize your potential and live up to it by taking action steps toward reaching your goals. Join Kirsty Blattner, director of Work Horse Performance Coaching, for this webinar on success mindset.


JUNE23
SEMINAR | Success Mindset Masterclass
8:30-10:30 a.m. CST|Virtual via Zoom

This fun, experiential workshop utilizes neuro-linguistic programming techniques to scaffold your success. You’ll recognize opportunities to supercharge your mind, body and soul to reach new life-changing goals. Kirsty Blattner, director of Work Horse Performance Coaching, will help you reframe barriers to release them or find solutions to get around them so you can change your life, goal by goal.


AUG.4
WEBINAR | Strategic Implementation: How to Avoid Fast Start/No Finish
Noon-12:40 p.m. CST|Virtual via Zoom

Why is implementing strategy so difficult for even the most talented teams? In this interactive session, former Fortune 100 executive Scott Propp will show you the common, but often hidden, pitfalls in implementing strategy with a real focus on results. Discover the most common blind spots (and how you can avoid them) and learn specific techniques that will help you move through friction and breakdowns to greater results.


AUG.25
SEMINAR | Executing Well: How to Apply the Four Pivotal Leadership Capabilities Required to Drive Results
8:30-10:30 a.m. CST|Virtual via Zoom

Gain an understanding of how to identify and develop the four key capacities in yourself and other leaders that are essential to creating more effective teams and projects. Former Fortune 100 executive Scott Propp will share a client-tested, competence-based model you can use to build on natural strengths, mitigate blind spots and identify the specific steps you can take to grow your influence and complete the pivotal projects that lead to sustainable growth and lasting results for your organization.


SEPT.1
WEBINAR | Storytelling With Data: An Introduction
Noon-12:40 p.m. CST|Virtual via Zoom

Marc Schaffer, associate professor of economics at St. Norbert College, will focus on the nature of storytelling in general and how to apply it to your data to tell a compelling narrative for your organization. Gain a fresh perspective on how to tell a cogent data story in both static and dynamic fashions.


SEPT.22
SEMINAR | Visualizing Data: A Storytelling Approach
8:30-10:30 a.m. CST|Virtual via Zoom

The growth and usage of data within organizations is becoming the new normal, and while this data can be used for internal decision-making or external storytelling, the approach to visualizing data can be a challenging task. Marc Schaffer, associate professor of economics at St. Norbert College, will offer insight into the world of chart types and help you gain a better understanding of data visualization design principles, how to explore your data for stories and how to approach the data-visualization process.


OCT.6
WEBINAR | Intro to Intercultural Development Inventory
Noon-12:40 p.m. CST|Virtual via Zoom

2020 presented business leaders with tremendous opportunities to have different discussions about diversity and inclusion. For some, it was a time to build on what they had in place and further strengthen their teams. For others, it was an opportunity to examine their business to see what may be missing and to explore how to fill those gaps. Regardless of where you and your organization are in this journey, Kati Cunningham, owner and founder of Cupla Consulting, will offer ideas, tools and resources to help your employees become more engaged in your business through a focus on diversity and inclusion.


OCT.27
SEMINAR | Diversity and Inclusion: Tools, Topics and Resources to Support Your Business Teams in a Post-2020 World
8:30-10:30 a.m. CST|Virtual via Zoom

Kati Cunningham, owner and founder of Cupla Consulting, will build off the introduction to Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI), giving you an opportunity to take the IDI assessment and participate in the full IDI experience, including an optional individual session to debrief on your results.


NOV.3
WEBINAR | Courageous Conversations
Noon-12:40 p.m. CST|Virtual via Zoom

Delivering difficult feedback? Need to have a tough conversation with a family member? It all starts with a culture where open dialogue is welcome. Join Denise Thomas, president and owner of The Effective Communication Coach LLC, to discuss courageous conversations.


NOV.17
SEMINAR | Courageous Conversations
8:30-10:30 a.m. CST|Virtual via Zoom

Gain the knowledge to create a culture where open dialogue is encouraged; learn how to have open dialogue when challenged; learn effective gestures, body language and vocabulary; and understand the impacts of active listening versus passive listening.Denise Thomas, president and owner of The Effective Communication Coach LLC, will give you the tools to have courageous conversations.


DEC.1
WEBINAR | Finding Your Way Without Losing Your Mind: Leading Your Workday, Time and Meetings for Peak Productivity
Noon-12:40 p.m. CST|Virtual via Zoom

Customer demands, virtual workplaces and constant change are outpacing your ability to keep up and be productive. It’s time to rely on the science of change, productivity and efficiency to help you lead your workday instead of being a victim of your calendar. Join Jeff Nally, executive coach, speaker and author, to learn the latest methods to find your way without losing your mind.


JAN.5
SEMINAR | Finding Your Way Without Losing Your Mind: Leading Your Workday, Time and Meetings for Peak Productivity
8:30-10:30 a.m. CST|Virtual via Zoom

Ever-increasing workloads, constant disruption and customer demands threatening your ability to keep up and be productive? It’s time to rely on the science of change, productivity and efficiency to help you lead your workday instead of being a victim of your calendar. Join Jeff Nally, executive coach, speaker and author, for an interactive workshop.


Registration
  • Webinars Noon-12:40 p.m. CST
    Free

    Seminars 8:30-10:30 a.m. CST
    $95 per participant

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