This program begins at 6pm Day One and ends at 11:30am on Day Six.
Setting the Stage. Understand the basics that all leaders build from, including understanding basic motivators; the critical balance of trust and respect; characteristics of a high performance team; the relationship between beliefs, perceptions, and behavior, and creating the willingness to follow.
Focus on Self. Discover your own leadership style and isolate strengths and areas for growth, including focusing on observable behavior; understanding the importance of aligning intent and impact; identifying strengths and blind spots; developing observation skills; understanding style needs; understanding tension-reaction behavior; and choosing flexibility.
Focus on Communicating to Influence. Learn to use process to establish directions, get buy-in and clarify responsibilities including planning, preparing, and presenting.
Focus on Team. Learn how to develop a team profile; adapt to the changing role of leadership; develop clear expectations; provide feedback to develop people and accountability; and how to address dilemmas and solve problems.
Focus on Managing Change. Discover why people resist change even when it is good and the importance of focusing on the future. Learn to manage change and build action plans that work.
Personal Development Plan. Develop a personal plan for success, applying the principles learned to a real-life example of an opportunity to influence change.
George Myers – Senior Partner and Consultant, The Effectiveness Institute, Inc., is the primary trainer for this program. George is an expert facilitator and presenter with over 20 years of organizational development experience. He brings knowledge, energy and a keen sense of humor to his work, and creates a safe and enjoyable learning environment. Michigan State University, ARAMARK, University of Southern California, MicroSoft, and Nordstrom are a few clients who have engaged George.
The following information will be helpful if you are budgeting to attend the Leadership Institute:
Institute Registration Fee: There is no institute registration fee. All conference materials, facility tours and group meals are covered by the association and/or the sponsors of the program.
Hotel: Once accepted for an institute, participants will need to make their own hotel reservations. The 2020 group hotel rate for the Springhill Suites - Marriott in Cleveland/Solon is $119 per room, per night, plus appropriate state and local taxes. You should plan on at least a five-night stay (Sunday through Thursday, departing on Friday).
Springhill Suites - Marriott
30100 Aurora Road
Solon, Ohio 44139
Phone: (440) 248-9600
Travel: Travel to and from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) and most cities typically ranges between $400 - $600 plus appropriate airline luggage fees. All ground transportation, including transportation to and from the airport and hotel and to/from Nestlé each day will be provided as part of the institute program. For those who are driving, Solon is approximately 25 miles west of Cleveland. A map and driving directions are available on the hotel website. The hotel provides complimentary on-site parking.
Meals: A hot breakfast buffet is included in the hotel rate. Breaks, lunches, and two group dinners are included in the program registration.
NACUFS extends its thanks to Nestlé Professional for their financial and programming support of the Leadership Institute.