2024-25 Schedule, Location and Educational Topic

1 9/10/2024 Lower Sioux Indian Community Working Effectively with People of All Types Identifying your own preferences and behaviors when you interact with or lead others is key to being an effective leader. This workshop uses 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. Participants will be asked to complete the MBTI online assessment prior to the date of the session.
2 10/8/2024 Walnut Grove/Milroy Creating Solutions with Confidence Part 1 The #1 reason people leave jobs or organizations is that they do not feel valued. There is a way for you to build a culture where people feel valued, trusted, and confident to take action. During this session, participants will investigate their current work culture, learn IMPACT techniques that build trust through clear communication, and create an action plan to nurture their own thriving work culture. Participants will leave this session with a plan and ready to use them in their everyday life to lift up team members, coworkers, clients, and even family members to grow and achieve their true potential. Participants can anticipate receiving some homework following part one.
3 11/12/2024 Sanborn/Lamberton Creating Solutions with Confidence Part 2
4 12/10/2024 Wabasso/Vesta/ Lucan Conflict Management 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.
5 1/14/2025 Redwood Falls 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 with the purpose to change perspective, build knowledge, and develop skills in the area of followership.
6 2/11/2025 Morgan/Clements Bring Your Best: Grow Your Strengths 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. Participants will be asked to complete the StrengthsFinder online assessment prior to the date of the session.
7 3/11/2025 Redwood County Day (Redwood Falls) Practicing 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.
8 4/8/2025 Belview/Delhi Leading with Emotional Intelligence As technological and other factors increase the pace of change in today’s world, there is a greater need than ever for leaders to develop “emotional intelligence.” Emotional intelligence is a set of emotional and social skills that influence the way we perceive and express ourselves, develop and maintain social relationships, cope with challenges and use emotional information in an effective and meaningful way. How well we develop and use these abilities greatly affects how well we live our lives.
9 5/13/2025 Bus Tour Visionary Leadership This session will begin in Redwood Falls as we board a coach bus traveling to unexplored places in Redwood County. During our travels LINC Redwood County Program Coordinator and Board Members will facilitate discussion with participants to understand the purpose and power of vision desired for the future of Redwood County. Participants will be challenged to reflect on their personal visions as a leader and consider the values and shared vision for their organization or community.
5/13/2025 Redwood Falls Graduation Following the final session starting at about 6pm, participants, guest and sponsoring organization are invited to attend the graduation ceremony for the 2024-25 class


Applications for the 2024-25 program is currently open, closing on July 16, 2024

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