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Calibrate Series: Fine-Tune your Community Leadership Skills

  • 04 Oct 2017
  • 15 Nov 2017
  • 4 sessions
  • 04 Oct 2017, 7:30 AM 10:00 AM
  • 18 Oct 2017, 7:30 AM 10:00 AM
  • 01 Nov 2017, 7:30 AM 10:00 AM
  • 15 Nov 2017, 7:30 AM 10:00 AM
  • Greater Des Moines Partnership Conference Center, 700 Locust St., Ground Level, Des Moines, IA 50309


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The Calibrate Leadership Series is designed to help experienced community leaders who are looking to learn new skills and to fine-tune their current approach to leadership. These highly-interactive workshops will give participants a chance to explore and practice, while developing connections with other community leaders.

Offered for the first time in 2016, over 95 percent of Calibrate participants said they would recommend the series to others. "I was able to take pieces from each session and use it to be more effective in my personal, professional and community relationships. Each session gave me the opportunity to open up with challenges and ideas of my own and discuss those with others, creating a great learning environment, " says TJ Amos (CLP '14), Vice President at Marsh.

Workshop Details

October 4, 2017, 7:30 - 10:00 a.m. Leading Self: Increasing self-awareness and self-regulation for radical growth. A high self-awareness score is a strong predictor of the overall success of a leader. This workshop introduces various techniques to improve one’s self-awareness related to leadership needs.  

October 18, 2017, 7:30 - 10:00 a.m. Leading Others: Connecting others to the why and defining the how. As community leaders who work with volunteers, it is imperative for you to help connect people to the core of why you do what you do as an organization. Be ready to explore ways to understand and amplify values, vision, and define “This is how we do business.” 

November 1, 2017, 7:30 - 10:00 a.m. Leading Projects: Delegation - Why do we resist? When we say yes to projects or tasks, we need to be clear about what we are saying no to in our lives. This workshop examines why we resist delegation, best practices for delegating, and ways to ensure the work gets done.  

November 15, 2017, 7:30 - 10:00 a.m. Leading Strategy: Appreciative Inquiry – a new tool for new results. If our words create our reality, why do we spend so much time focused on what is broken instead of dreaming about what could be? Appreciative Inquiry, a strategic planning tool, builds on the best of past successes combined with dreams of the future.    

*Each session includes a light breakfast from 7:30 - 8:00 a.m. 

About the Facilitator, Sarah Noll Wilson 

Helping people live and lead intentionally is Sarah's mission. She emboldens organizations, teams and individuals to discover and claim their limitless potential. Through her leadership coaching and consulting firm, Sarah challenges and champions leaders to co-create high-trust relationships with their teams.

Sarah holds a Master’s Degree, specializing in Adult Learning and Organizational Performance, and a Bachelor's Degree in Theatre Performance and Theatre Education. Sarah is also an adjunct professor at Drake University where she teaches graduate classes on leadership development and a guest lecturer at the University of Northern Iowa’s School of Business. She is a trained Leadership Coach and an Enhanced Practitioner in Conversational Intelligence. Learn more about Sarah by visiting her on LinkedIn.

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