Session Date Community Leadership Seminar Seminar Description
9.14.21 Gilfillan Estate (Morgan) Understanding Your Leadership Style (MBTI Assessment) Identifying your own preferences and behaviors when you interact with or lead others is key to being an effective leader. Utilizing the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator which is known for the highest reliability and validity of any personal assessment. Based on Carl Jung's theory of types, the MBTI® helps participants better understand their personal preference for taking in and processing information. Understanding how your preferences may differ from others is key to improved communication, decision-making and practices in both your personal and professional life.
10.12.21 Walnut Grove/
Group Dynamics: Building & Sustaining Effective Teams This workshop is designed to provide an overview of effective teams and being a team player. Participants learn about their personal preferences when working in a team and how different team styles interact and support the roles of both task accomplishment and team maintenance. Based on research by Bruce Tuckman, participants learn the typical stages in group development and strategies to facilitate members through these stages.
11.9.21 Redwood Falls Leading with Your Strengths (Strengths Finder Assessment) Discover and grow talents so that they become strengths that help individuals and communities thrive. Using the StrengthsFinder 2.0® assessment by Gallup, participants will identify their personal strengths and ways to develop effective teams and encourage member motivation and satisfaction. Participants also explore the science and research behind positive emotions and how to cultivate healthy environments at home, work, and everywhere in between.
12.14.21 Wabasso/Seaforth
Bridging Generations A generational shift is changing the dynamics of the workplace – and this shift, a demographic reality – will continue to grow in the next decade. Plus, today’s work world is complicated by many factors: globalization, breathtakingly fast technology changes, flattened organizations, social media and increased expectations of customers and clients. If organizations want to attract and retain quality workers, they have to position themselves to meet or exceed the expectations of a multi-generational workforce. Questions need to be discussed to rethink policies and practices around management, training, and work-life balance.
1.11.22 Redwood Falls
(County Day)
Enhancing Ethical Leadership This workshop explores what ethics mean for individuals and leaders in organizations in a world with many values and morals. Strategies are shared for how ethics can be developed within organizations. Tools for ethical decision-making are presented, including frameworks for deciding on “the right thing to do” when facing moral temptations and with ethical dilemmas with no clear “right” action.
2.8.22 Morgan/Clements Navigating Conflict Participants learn about typical patterns and dynamics related to conflict and ways to effectively deal with conflict situations. Using the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument participants are able to understand their preferred conflict style and recognize the conflict styles of others. Specific techniques are shared and practiced to be more effective in situations where conflict is present.
3.8.22 Sanborn/Lamberton Visionary Leadership: Building Shared Focus for Action Understanding the purpose and power of vision – a desired future - for yourself and organizations or communities, is the focus of this workshop. Participants reflect on their personal visions as a leader and consider the values and shared vision for their organization or community. Particular attention is given to tools and techniques to help name and frame visions – and to translate visions into actions and reality.
4.12.22 Belview/Delhi Courageous Followership Historically, most leadership programs devote their focus on tenets of leadership. However, with the increase in collaborative and global perspectives in communities and organizations, the need to develop effective followers is essential. This workshop introduces participants to the types of followers, their needs, and the importance of their roles. It is based on the latest research of Chaleff (2008 and 2018) with the purpose to change perspective, build knowledge, and develop skills in the area of followership.
5.10.22 Lower Sioux Indian Community Building Your Cultural Competency Effective leadership in today's complex world requires awareness, understanding and capacity for working in and communicating across cultures. During this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to review and consider their own cultural backgrounds and influences; understand different cultural styles of communication; how these styles affect their preferred approaches to decision-making and communication; and devise a personal plan using tools and techniques to increase intercultural competency.



Applications for the 2020-2021 program are currently closed. Check back in the Spring of 2020!

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