Leadership Excellence Challenge — Fall 2022 Special Workshop Series

09/29/2022 - 11/30/2022 | 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Tammy Krings, The Conversations that Matter

As leaders, we are faced with an ever-growing list of challenges: staffing, retention, hybrid workplaces, responding to social issues, creating inclusion and belonging, and promoting resilience and mental well-being are just a few of the challenges leaders are encountering today.  In addition to these important challenges, as leaders, we are also trying to increase our own effectiveness and strengthen our own resilience. How do we tackle this new and adapting landscape while also improving our own abilities? And how do we have the time and space to think about ways to overcome these challenges while still being effective in managing our teams day-to-day?

The Performance Excellence Network — in partnership with the Wisconsin Center for Performance Excellence — is pleased to announce a special workshop series the fall of 2022: Leadership Excellence Challenge.  The series consists of a (free) 90-minute online kickoff September 13 (11:30-1:00 CT), followed by three half-day workshops on September 29, November 9, and November 30 — all 8:30-12:00 CT and all in person in the Twin Cities (location TBD). The program also includes a capstone project, helping participants apply tools and proven leadership techniques to address a real leadership challenge they’re facing.  The series will be facilitated by Tammy Krings and The Conversations That Matter team, whose mission is to foster powerful leaders and teams through authentic connection, problem solving, and communication.

The Leadership Excellence Challenge workshop series provides a space for leaders at all levels to address a challenge and to learn new leadership tools with a cohort of fellow leaders with varying experiences from different industries and different focus areas. During the workshops, leaders bring their own leadership challenges from their organization and the workshops will help facilitate discovery and community — sharing out and generating ideas and insights from each leader, breaking down barriers and obstacles to take action on challenges while learning how to communicate with clarity across the organization. You will leave with tangible next steps and tools to apply immediately within your organization and become a more effective leader.

Content and tools will center on proven leadership tools, including best practices from the Baldrige Framework.

Schedule (and General Series Outline):

Kick-Off, Tues Sept 13, online 90 Minutes (11:30-1:00 CT) — Kick-Start Finding Your Leadership Challenge

Workshop #1, Thurs Sept 29 Half Day In Person (8:30-12:00 CT)Identifying and Presenting Your Leadership Challenge. Identify the current state of leading self, leading others, and leading the business. Use Leadership Competencies to define development pathway for a robust leadership pipeline.

Workshop #2, Wed Nov 9 Half Day In Person (8:30-12:00 CT)Breaking Down Barriers. Resetting Organizational Leadership Purpose. Explore an Innovation tool to expand our thinking on the problem and potential solutions. Learn about saying less and asking more as a leader.

Workshop #3, Wed Nov 30 Half Day In Person (8:30-11:00 CT) Pathway to Success. Present Challenge & Solution to cohort and receive insights/feedback. Practice tools discussed in previous workshops

Leadership Panel, Virtual Capstone (online 60 minute webinar TBD late 2022)Telling Your Leadership Story.  Present your insights and results to other leaders at a future PEN webinar (and possibly at the PENworks 2023 conference next spring!).

Investment for this unique series is $750 for PEN members ($1500 for non-members), which includes the 90 minute kickoff session, the three half-day workshop sessions, coaching on your leadership challenge capstone project, and materials and snacks.  Considering the extraordinary challenges we’re all facing as leaders, we expect a significant ROI for each participant.  Groups from the same organization are encouraged, but space is extremely limited so act now!

Or if you’re interested in just checking out the series a bit more before committing, attend the (free) webinar September 13, 11:30-1:00 CT.  Click here for information.

Facilitator Biography

Tammy excels at helping leaders, teams, and organizations achieve their desired results. She is a master at creating and customizing curriculum that meets the specific needs of each client. She believes “the key to a successful leadership development program is an integrated approach to learning. This includes interactive and engaging workshops, safe practice environments, learning reinforcements, and coaching that includes measurement of behavioral change. And, all of this needs to be done in away that is simple to understand and easy to add to already full workloads.”

With a reputation for building collaborative environments, breaking down communication barriers and helping people challenge their assumptions, Tammy is passionate about engaging people in the conversations that matter. Tammy has also recently launched the Leadership Essentials Toolkit, a collection of 14 tools to enable stronger leaders and teams. learn more about Tammy and her work as well as her new Leadership Essentials Toolkit at www.TCTMtoolkits.com.  Click here for more information on Tammy and The Conversations That Matter.

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