The High-Impact Leader: a Leadership Development Workshop for Aspiring and Seasoned Leaders

Illinois Tech is offering a a Leadership Development Workshop for Aspiring and Seasoned Leaders on Tuesday, June 5 from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. at the Rice Campus in Wheaton, Illinois. Effective organizations need effective leaders who can make a positive impact on both the people they lead and the results they are responsible for achieving. This engaging one-day leadership workshop will help accomplish this goal. Through hands-on exercises, facilitator-led and small group discussion, self-assessments, and introspection, you will uncover strategies to further develop the critical skills of managing people, improving productivity, and getting necessary results.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Recognize the differences in the manager and the individual contributor roles
  • Use time more effectively, utilizing principles, and practices of self- management
  • Increase team effectiveness and efficiency by improving work processes
  • Actively listen to others to achieve mutual understanding
  • Provide effective feedback to help others be successful in their jobs
  • Clearly communicate goals and expectations throughout the year
  • Align and apply coaching strategies to specific stages of employee learning
  • Understand what motivates employees
  • Apply the most effective leadership strategy to a given team development stage
  • Choose the most appropriate conflict management style for a given conflict situation

Key Topics:

  • From Doing to Leading the Work
  • Achieving Results
    • Managing Time
    • Managing Processes
  • Candid Dialogue
    • Active Listening
    • Giving Effective Feedback
  • Coaching, Delegating and Motivating
  • Leading Teams
  • Managing and Resolving Conflict

Who should attend:
This workshop is ideal for aspiring leadership professionals, those recently promoted to a leadership position, and people in seasoned leadership positions who desire to refresh their skills and acquire new knowledge. It is designed for all industries: public and private, technology, health care, insurance, manufacturing, finance, and more. Whether you are a first-line supervisor or in middle management this workshop is for you.

Facilitator
​Susan Hill is a learning professional with more than 25 years of experience. She is highly experienced and skilled at designing, developing, and facilitating customized learning experiences for the workplace. Her areas of expertise include leadership, management and supervisory skills, effective communication, team development, customer/supplier relations, business strategy development and implementation, process management and improvement, sales effectiveness, performance consulting, and training evaluation. Hill has worked with clients from a wide-range of industries over the past 16 years. Some of her key consulting/training clients are Abbvie, US Foods, Amtrak, Sysco, United Airlines, Chrysler Corporation, USPS, McDonald’s, Tellabs, Hyatt Regency, Lucent, and AT&T.

Register here. Contact Mary LaFleur at 630.682.6030 or mlafleur@iit.edu with any questions. The cost of the workshop is $395 per person. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. This workshop awards .55 Continuing Education Units (CEU).