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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
MAY26
SEMINAR | Coaching Employees Through Change: Lead Like a Coach, Spark Innovation and Reduce Stress
8:30-10:30 a.m. CDT|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. CDT|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. CDT|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. CDT|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. CDT|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. CDT|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. CDT|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 | Leading Women in the Workplace
Noon-12:40 p.m. CDT|Virtual via Zoom
Appropriate for all leaders, Vicki Updike will lead an engaging conversation about how to lead women through the unique trends and challenges they face in the workplace. Having been a president and c-suite executive, Vicki will share her personal journey and lessons learned as she continues to lead women in her career.

NOV.3
WEBINAR | Courageous Conversations
Noon-12:40 p.m. CDT|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. CDT|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. CDT|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. CDT|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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