LEAD Academy Workshop Schedule

LEAD Academy Workshop Schedule
The following workshops will be offered starting in 2019. To register, click on the link below your preferred date and location. NOTE: Each workshop is limited to 20 participants.

Fees: $95 per workshop when registering for a mini-certificate series; $115 per standalone workshop

Strengths-Based Leadership

Using an assessment from the book Strengths-Based Leadership, participants identify their innate strengths and use those to identify and tap into their authentic leadership style. You’ll explore ways to:

  • Understand how you use your strengths in the workplace
  • Tap into your natural leadership style to approach your work
  • Embrace the leadership styles of others to complete work

This workshop can be taken as a standalone workshop or used toward the completion of the Time to Lead mini-certificate.

Dates/Locations:
Wednesday, May 1—St. Paul
8 a.m.—12 p.m.
Metropolitan State
Institute for Professional Development
1380 Energy Lane, Suite 104 (view map)
St. Paul, MN 55108
Registration for this location is now full. If you are interested in registering for future workshops, please email training@lmc.org to be placed on a waitlist. In your email, specify if you would like to register for all the mini-certificate workshops, or specific individual workshops.

Thursday, May 2—Staples
REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP
10 a.m.—2:30 p.m.
Sourcewell
202 12th St NE (view map)
Staples, MN 56479

Channeling Change

Although there are often jokes about how slow government is to change, government entities can lead change in the form of regularly scheduled elections and new laws, policies, and mandates (both funded and, our favorite, unfunded mandates). But just like in other industries, change also comes from new technology, staff turnover, mergers or realignment, and it can even bubble up internally in the form of continuous improvement. Leaders need to understand their own reactions to change so that they can help others through changes. This course will help you:

  • Identify your own go-to reaction to change and how that affects your work
  • Explain the change curve, its phases, and how it rolls out
  • Understand your role in helping people navigate through change

This workshop can be taken as a standalone workshop or used toward the completion of the Time to Lead mini-certificate.

Dates/Locations:
Wednesday, May 22—St. Paul
8 a.m.—12 p.m.
Metropolitan State
Institute for Professional Development
1380 Energy Lane, Suite 104 (view map)
St. Paul, MN 55108
Registration for this location is now full. If you are interested in registering for future workshops, please email training@lmc.org to be placed on a waitlist. In your email, specify if you would like to register for all the mini-certificate workshops, or specific individual workshops.

Thursday, May 23—Staples
REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP
10 a.m.—2:30 p.m.
Sourcewell
202 12th St NE (view map)
Staples, MN 56479

Leading through Conflict

The resources of time and money are scarce, so often our first reaction to a request is, “no.” To find solutions, you need to engage in dialogue that is both assertive and cooperative and tap into your expertise to discover solutions and present options to customers that allow for a win-win. Finding opportunities to collaborate will generate value and improve relationships for both you and your organization. Learn to lead through conflict as you:

  • Understand the Power of “Yes”
  • Understand the Power of “No”
  • Learn about win-lose scenarios and their cost
  • Recognize win-win possibilities

This workshop can be taken as a standalone workshop or used toward the completion of the Time to Lead mini-certificate.

Dates/Locations:
Wednesday, June 12—St. Paul
8 a.m.—12 p.m.
Metropolitan State
Institute for Professional Development
1380 Energy Lane, Suite 104 (view map)
St. Paul, MN 55108
Registration for this location is now full. If you are interested in registering for future workshops, please email training@lmc.org to be placed on a waitlist. In your email, specify if you would like to register for all the mini-certificate workshops, or specific individual workshops.

Thursday, June 13—Staples
REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP
10 a.m.—2:30 p.m.
Sourcewell
202 12th St NE (view map)
Staples, MN 56479

Managing Your Work

Moving into a leadership role brings many new challenges, including how to manage those who were once your peers. This course provides many strategies to:

  • Establish yourself as a leader
  • Understand your learning and organization styles to manage your workload
  • Manage up the organization by influencing without authority
  • Use professional emails and messages designed to get responses
  • Solidify the development of your team
  • Know when and how to have difficult conversations

This workshop can be taken as a standalone workshop or used toward the completion of the Supervisor Survival mini-certificate.

Dates/Locations:
Wednesday, July 24—St. Paul
REGISTRATION OPENING IN 2019
8 a.m.—12 p.m.
Metropolitan State
Institute for Professional Development
1380 Energy Lane, Suite 104 (view map)
St. Paul, MN 55108

Thursday, July 25—Staples
REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP
10 a.m.—2:30 p.m.
Sourcewell
202 12th St NE (view map)
Staples, MN 56479

Positive Communication

Start with an assessment that will help you understand your own preferred communication style. Then, discover ways to understand how others like to send and receive communication as you:

  • Learn to assess the communication styles of others through observable behaviors
  • Understand how to leverage communication styles to give and receive feedback
  • Discover how to modify messages to communicate in times of stress and conflict

This workshop can be taken as a standalone workshop or used toward the completion of the Supervisor Survival mini-certificate.

Dates/Locations:
Wednesday, August 21—St. Paul
REGISTRATION OPENING IN 2019
8 a.m.—12 p.m.
Metropolitan State
Institute for Professional Development
1380 Energy Lane, Suite 104 (view map)
St. Paul, MN 55108

Thursday, August 22—Staples
REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP
10 a.m.—2:30 p.m.
Sourcewell
202 12th St NE (view map)
Staples, MN 56479

Running a Meeting

Running a quality meeting that produces actionable items begins long before anyone arrives at the meeting: the preparation for the meeting can be more important than the meeting itself. Help reduce the number of meetings that waste time by learning how to:

  • Analyze situations to determine the need for a meeting
  • Establish meeting purpose before inviting participants
  • Properly prepare to get what you need from the meeting
  • Manage meeting follow-up on actionable items

This workshop can be taken as a standalone workshop or used toward the completion of the Supervisor Survival mini-certificate.

Dates/Locations:
Wednesday, September 18—St. Paul
REGISTRATION OPENING IN 2019
8 a.m.—12 p.m.
Metropolitan State
Institute for Professional Development
1380 Energy Lane, Suite 104 (view map)
St. Paul, MN 55108

Thursday, September 19—Staples
REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP
10 a.m.—2:30 p.m.
Sourcewell
202 12th St NE (view map)
Staples, MN 56479

Encouraging and Developing Others

Looking to improve your leadership skills? This course is for you! New, proven, aspiring, or struggling— all participants will:

  • Learn a leadership model you can put to use every day
  • Reflect and learn from your own past experiences
  • Come to understand and leverage personal values in your leadership practice
  • Learn why enabling others is critical to becoming a better leader
  • Learn the role encouragement plays in leadership and development

This workshop can be taken as a standalone workshop or used toward the completion of the HR Essentials mini-certificate.

Dates/Locations:
Wednesday, November 13—St. Paul
REGISTRATION OPENING IN 2019
8 a.m.—12 p.m.
Metropolitan State
Institute for Professional Development
1380 Energy Lane, Suite 104 (view map)
St. Paul, MN 55108

Thursday, November 14—Staples
REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP
10 a.m.—2:30 p.m.
Sourcewell
202 12th St NE (view map)
Staples, MN 56479

Labor Relations Skills: Understanding Contract Framework

Metropolitan State University’s public administration faculty will co-lead this technical session to help participants to explore contract language, arbitration, myths and realities, and best practices.

This workshop can be taken as a standalone workshop or used toward the completion of the HR Essentials mini-certificate.

Dates/Locations:
Wednesday, November 20—St. Paul
REGISTRATION OPENING IN 2019
8 a.m.—12 p.m.
Metropolitan State
Institute for Professional Development
1380 Energy Lane, Suite 104 (view map)
St. Paul, MN 55108

Thursday, November 21—Staples
REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP
10 a.m.—2:30 p.m.
Sourcewell
202 12th St NE (view map)
Staples, MN 56479

Employee Life Cycle Part 1: Recruit, Hire and Onboard

Metropolitan State University’s public administration faculty will co-lead this technical session to help participants to manage their local government candidate pool and current staffing levels by exploring strategies to get candidate fit, implement effective onboarding strategies, bonduct evaluations that lead to development, follow-through with discipline and corrective action, enter difficult conversations, invite engagement, and lead knowledge transfer efforts.

This workshop can be taken as a standalone workshop or used toward the completion of the HR Essentials mini-certificate.

Dates/Locations:
Wednesday, December 11—St. Paul
REGISTRATION OPENING IN 2019
8 a.m.—12 p.m.
Metropolitan State
Institute for Professional Development
1380 Energy Lane, Suite 104
(view map)
St. Paul, MN 55108

Thursday, December 12—Staples
REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP
10 a.m.—2:30 p.m.
Sourcewell
202 12th St NE (view map)
Staples, MN 56479

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