Session Schedule

Session Schedule

All sessions will be held Lincoln, Nebraska.
Sessions 1 & 6 will be held at Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Haymarket, 801 R Street.
Sessions 2-5 will be held at The Catalyst Space, 350 Canopy Street Suite 130. The entrance is on the East side of The Railyard and faces North 7th Street.

Session 1: 12:00 noon–3:00pm. This session will be attended by participants and all mentors and will start with a working lunch.

Session 2, 3, 4, 5: 1:00–5:00pm. Sessions will be attended by participants

Session 6: 12:00 noon–3:00pm. This session will be attended by participants, mentors and top company leaders and will start with lunch. The participants will each make presentations about their projects and evaluation/debriefing will take place.

Session 1: January 11, 2017

Session 2: January 25, 2017

Session 3: February 22, 2017

Session 4: March 8, 2017

Session 5: March 29, 2017

Session 6: April 12, 2017.

Session dates and Topics of Each Workshop

Session 1: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 @ 12:00pm – Luncheon & Workshop
Leadership Field Guide: Transforming Ordinary People into Extraordinary Leaders for Great Results

  • Leadership Matters – Portrait of a Leader
  • Personal Leadership Growth – Proven Learning Methods
  • Leadership Decoded – What Good Leaders Know and Do
    – The Leadership Competencies and Practices that Matter: from research to real life
    – "The Leadership Challenge" book and practices – Going First to "Model the Way"
  • Class Project: Model the Way Project and Process
  • Beyond the Class: Mentoring Roles and Goals

Session 2: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 @ 1:00pm – Workshop
Crafting a Personal Vision and Voice – Compass for Leadership Action

  • Creating a Personal Strategy – Begin Within
    – Finding and Focusing Personal Leadership Passion
     Alignment: Shared Values: Personal, Company and Team
    – Benchmarking – Assessing Leadership Strengths and Needs
    – Building Confidence and Competence
  • Leadership by Example – Learning to Walk the Talk
    – Smart Goals for Time and Life Planning
     Defining High Pay Off Activities/Priorities
     Eliminating Performance Roadblocks
     Messaging – 360
  • Class Project / Mentoring Update

Session 3: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 @ 1:00pm – Workshop
Building Collaboration – Shared Values and Victories as You Challenge the Process

  • You Can't Go It Alone: Mobilizing Others
    – Reaching for the Summit: Expectations: Theory and Practice
  • Creative Progress – Embracing Challenge and Change
    – Sharing Influence and Power to create Accountability and Commitment
    – Building Trust - The Performance Bond
  • Finding GRIT: The Survival Game and Synergistic Decision Making
  • Class Project / Mentoring Update

Session 4: Wednesday, March 8, 2017 @ 1:00pm – Workshop
Action through Interaction: Nothing Happens Until We Talk

  • Communications 101: Believability with the Basics
  • How Leaders Communicate
    – What Leaders Talk About
    – Techniques to Inspire Performance
    – Situations to Master - Conflict - Roadblocks and More
  • Communications Planning
    – Managing the Message
    – Productive Presentations and Meetings
  • Class Project / Mentoring Update

Session 5: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 @ 1:00pm – Workshop
Leadership Impact to Encourage Long Distance Performance

  • The Right Climate for Success - Head and Heart Alignment
    – The Performance Formula: Engage and Enable
    – Motivation and Empowerment
  • Leadership Differentiators - The Toolbox
    – Goals / Standards and Benchmarks
    – Recognition, Rewards and Celebrations
  • Class Project / Mentoring Update

Session 6: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 @ 12:00pm – Luncheon & Individual Presentations
Leadership Academy Summary & Celebration

  • Lessons Learned
  • Sharing of Successes – Participant Statements and Stories
  • Challenges and Commitments going forward
  • Presentations of Community Projects
  • Mentor and Coach feedback