Moraine Valley Community College || The Leadership Challenge

The Leadership Challenge:
Women Making the Extraordinary Happen

There are many paths to leadership success, but certain tools are vital for the journey. Leadership Challenge participants will explore common workplace challenges and potential barriers that women face climbing the career ladder. Moreover, participants will learn strategies to increase employee engagement, increase productivity, and stimulate a culture of innovation to drive business results. The program includes a half-day orientation and five one-day sessions that will transform one’s outlook and effectiveness as a leader.

Program Benefits

For the Organization: This program will help participants be more productive; improve employee engagement, increase communication, and improve conflict resolution skills while developing the leadership skills to drive business performance to achieve key business results.

For the Participants: To reach the highest levels of leadership, it is imperative for participants to recognize, understand and convert common business problems into career-building opportunities by learning essential leadership skills for personal and professional growth. Participants will share insights with other leaders, compare experiences, and explore how to maximize one’s abilities and opportunities.

Topics and Dates

  • Orienteering—Dec. 12, 2013 (½ a day)
  • Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI)—Jan. 17, 2014
  • Model the Way—Feb. 21
  • Inspire a Shared Vision and Challenge the Process—March 14
  • Enable Others to Act and Encourage the Heart—April 18
  • Leadership Learning Reflection and Graduations—May 9

Program Content

Orienteering—Learn the five best practices of exemplary leadership and take a Leadership Practices Inventory to provide information about you and the observers’ perception of your leadership style.
Trainer: Jane Long, Dean of Academic Development and Learning Resources at Moraine Valley Community College.

Leadership Practice Inventory—Identify leadership behaviors, personal best stories and learn the five best practices.
Trainer: Albert Lewis Jr., Dean of Corporate, Community and Continuing Education at Moraine Valley Community College.
Luncheon Keynote: Ellen Jordan Reidy, President and Founder of American Food Technologies.

Model the Way—Participants clarify their values and set the example. Discover what people most admire in leaders and the importance of credibility as the foundation of leadership.
Trainer: Patricia Svare, Founder of The Chatfield Group.
Luncheon Keynote: Anne L. Schneider, Secretary, Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT)

Inspire a Shared Vision—You will learn to envision your ideal and unique future, learn how to make that vision come alive, and examine how to learn about team members’ hopes, dreams, and aspirations.
Trainer: Dr. Tanesha D.H., Founder and CEO of Universal Kingdom Enterprises.
Luncheon Keynote: Jennifer Convery, President, Griffith Laboratories, US/Mexico.

Enable Others to Act and Encourage the Heart—Participants will examine the impact that the behavior of others can have on our self-esteem and our desire to participate. Learn how to build trust, facilitate relationships, and help team members feel more competent and confident.
Trainer: Debra J. Crawford, Diversity and Life Coach Consultant.
Luncheon Keynote: Karin Norington-Reaves, CEO, Chicago Workforce Partnership.

Leadership Learning Reflection and Graduation—
Trainer: Jane Long, Dean of Academic Development and Learning Resources at Moraine Valley Community College.
 Luncheon Keynote: TBA.

To register or learn more!

Registration Form

(708) 974-5714 schrimpleE@morainevalley.edu