Events

Upcoming events

    • 24 Sep 2018
    • 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Forte Banquet and Conference Center 615 3rd St., Des Moines, IA

    2018 Public Service Academy

    September 24, 4:30 - 7:00 p.m.


    Have you ever considered any of the following:
    • How to reach out to and better communicate with local officials?
    • How to serve as an official at the local city, state or county level?
    • Running for office?
    If so, then please consider joining the Greater Des Moines Partnership, Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute, and the Young Professionals Connection for their Public Service Academy event. There will be a combination of networking, round robin panel discussions and keynote speakers there to answer your questions. Learn more about joining the appropriate boards on your communities and how to better engage as a public servant.

    Registrations for this event are being taken through the Partnership Events site.
    • 02 Oct 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Greater Des Moines Partnership, 700 Locust St. Des Moines, IA 50309

    Join the Greater Des Moines Partnership's Government Policy Council, Young Professionals Connection (YPC) and the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute to welcome Congressional Candidate Cindy Axne for their Candidate Forum Series.

    The Candidate Forum Series will provide the Republican and Democratic nominees for Congress and Governor the opportunity to share their ideas with Iowans in a town hall-style format leading up to the November elections. Visit candidate Cindy Axne's campaign website to prepare questions for the Q&A portion of the forum.

    Lunch will be provided, sponsored by Davis Brown Law Firm.

    Events are free for Partnership Regional Business Members and Investors, including members of YPC and Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute, and $15 for other members of the general public.

    Registrations are being taken on the Partnership website.



    • 03 Oct 2018
    • 14 Nov 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • Greater Des Moines Partnership Conference Center, 700 Locust St., Ground Level, Des Moines, IA 50309
    Register


    The Calibrate Leadership Series will help you, an experienced community leader, tone and strengthen the leadership skills in your toolbox. In other words, it is designed to fine-tune your current approach to leadership. Through discussion and reflection, we'll work together to tackle some of the most challenging aspects of being a community leader. 

    Offered for the first time in 2016, more than 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 3, 2018, 7:30 - 10:00 a.m. Defining Your Why Clarify the impact you want to make as a community leader by connecting to your leadership foundation. 

    October 17, 2018, 7:30 - 10:00 a.m. Building Powerful Partnerships Relationships are built one conversation at a time. Together we will explore key practices for developing higher trusting relationships more quickly.  

    October 31, 2018, 7:30 - 10:00 a.m. Delegating to Increase Connection and Drive Commitment Managing highly skilled volunteers is critical for success, but is not always easy. Learn effective delegation strategies to increase commitment.  

    November 14, 2018, 7:30 - 10:00 a.m Coaching for High Performance When someone brings a challenge, do you solve it or do you help them solve it? Experience a powerful coaching tool to drive accountability and awareness.   

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

    About the Facilitator, Sarah Noll Wilson 

    The program will be facilitated by Sarah Noll Wilson (www.sarahnollwilson.com). 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’s deep leadership experience pulls from her Masters in Leadership Development and partnering with leaders and teams for over 15 years to help them move from good to great. As an Executive Coach, Keynote Speaker, Facilitator, Researcher and soon to be Author, Sarah helps leaders close the gap between what they intend to do and the actual impact they make.  


    Thank you to our generous workshop sponsor:


    • 08 Oct 2018
    • 11:59 PM
    • 05 Nov 2018
    • Submit online


    More information on the application process for Community Connect can be found on the Community Connect Program page of the website. 

    • 10 Oct 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Plymouth Church, 4126 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312
    Register

    Dialogue 515 Book Group
    with author James Autry
    October 10, 7:30 a.m.


    There is no formula or algorithm that leads us to become our best selves or the ideal leader. It is a lifelong journey of learning and experiencing. Join other Institute member alumni for a discussion that will help you continue to expand your understanding of leadership. 

    We will gather at 7:30 a.m. for networking and a light breakfast. This Dialogue 515 discussion will be led by author James Autry, discussing his book The Servant Leader.

    Beaverdale Books has extended our alumni a 10% discount. Call (515) 279-5400 for more information and mention The Leadership Institute's book group.

    Book group participation is free to 2018 member alumni at the Connected and Inspired Leader levels. Light breakfast pastries, coffee, and drinks will be provided.

    About the Book: A Practical Guide to Using the Principles of Servant Leadership Leadership is a calling. And servant leadership—the idea that managing with respect, honesty, love, and spirituality empowers employees—helps individuals answer that calling. Bestselling author and former Fortune 500 executive James A. Autry reveals the servant leader’s tools, a set of skills and ideals that will transform the way business is done. It helps leaders nurture the needs and goals of those who look to them for leadership. The result is a more productive, successful, and happier organization, and a more meaningful life for the leader. 

    Thank you to our generous sponsor:



    • 11 Oct 2018
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Greater Des Moines Partnership, 700 Locust St. Des Moines, IA 50309

    Join the Greater Des Moines Partnership's Government Policy Council, Young Professionals Connection (YPC) and the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute to welcome Congressional Candidate Dr. Christopher Peters for their Candidate Forum Series.

    The Candidate Forum Series will provide the Republican and Democratic nominees for Congress and Governor the opportunity to share their ideas with Iowans in a town hall-style format leading up to the November elections. Visit candidate Dr. Christopher Peters' campaign website to prepare questions for the Q&A portion of the forum.

    Refreshments will be served, sponsored by Davis Brown Law Firm.

    Events are free for Partnership Regional Business Members and Investors, including members of YPC and Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute, and $15 for other members of the general public.

    Registrations are being taken on the Partnership website.



    • 16 Oct 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Greater Des Moines Partnership, 700 Locust St. Des Moines, IA 50309

    Join the Greater Des Moines Partnership's Government Policy Council, Young Professionals Connection (YPC) and the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute to welcome Congressional Candidate Congressman David Young for their Candidate Forum Series.

    The Candidate Forum Series will provide the Republican and Democratic nominees for Congress and Governor the opportunity to share their ideas with Iowans in a town hall-style format leading up to the November elections. Visit candidate Congressman David Young's campaign website to prepare questions for the Q&A portion of the forum.

    Lunch will be provided, sponsored by Davis Brown Law Firm.

    Events are free for Partnership Regional Business Members and Investors, including members of YPC and Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute, and $15 for other members of the general public.

    Registrations are being taken on the Partnership website.



    • 18 Oct 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Greater Des Moines Partnership, 700 Locust St. Des Moines, IA 50309

    Join the Greater Des Moines Partnership's Government Policy Council, Young Professionals Connection (YPC) and the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute to welcome Congressional Candidate Congressman Dave Loebsack for their Candidate Forum Series.

    The Candidate Forum Series will provide the Republican and Democratic nominees for Congress and Governor the opportunity to share their ideas with Iowans in a town hall-style format leading up to the November elections. Visit candidate Congressman Dave Loebsack's campaign website to prepare questions for the Q&A portion of the forum.

    A light breakfast will be provided, sponsored by Davis Brown Law Firm.

    Events are free for Partnership Regional Business Members and Investors, including members of YPC and Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute, and $15 for other members of the general public.

    Registrations are being taken on the Partnership website.



    • 22 Oct 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Greater Des Moines Partnership, 700 Locust St. Suite 100, Des Moines, IA 50309
    Register

    Would you like to connect your passion, purpose, and values to meaningful community involvement? Would you find value in receiving guidance from experienced community leaders? 

    The Community Connect program inspires the future leaders and givers of Greater Des Moines through a curriculum that facilitates self-understanding related to community engagement as well as personal connections with experienced community leaders/mentors. 

    Join us for an informational session to learn more about this dynamic program as well as to meet alumni and mentors. This free session will provide you all of the information needed to decide whether this program is right for you and how to apply.


    • 07 Nov 2018
    • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Pure Land of Iowa, 8365 Hickman Road, Clive, IA 50325
    Register


    Alumni Class: Religions of Des MoinesBuddhist Temple Tour

    November 7th, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.


    Representatives from the Buddhist Temple Pure Land of Iowa and Drake University will lead alumni on a tour of the temple and lead a discussion on what it means to be Buddhist in Iowa. Exact time of tour is still TBD.

    For more information about the Pure Land of Iowa Buddhist Temple, visit their web site. 

    • 27 Nov 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Hosted by alumni Emily Reis Abbas (CLP '04) and Artis Reis (CLP '83)
    Register

    Inspired Leaders Member 

    Appreciation Event


    The Board of Governors would like to thank our Inspired Leaders and sponsors for supporting our mission with a special members-only event!

    Join other Inspired Leaders and Institute partners for a relaxed evening at the home of Institute alumnus Emily Reis Abbas (CLP '04), joined by her mother, Artis Reis (CLP '83), a state district judge and alumnus of the first Community Leadership Program class. Enjoy the company of fellow alumni, while celebrating your role in making 2018 a successful year for the Leadership Institute.

    Interested in becoming an Inspired Leader? Join (select edit your profile) for 2018 and attend this event for free!

     
    • 14 May 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, 909 Robert D. Ray Dr, Des Moines, IA 50309
    Register

    Activate! 

    Community Leadership Program 2019 Showcase


    May 14th, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    Join us as members of the Community Leadership Program Class of 2019 share their personal and team journeys over the last nine months. They will showcase the efforts and accomplishments of their class projects, share how they've grown as community leaders, and set in motion their next steps as civic stewards. Connect with them and let them inspire you! 

    This event is free and open to the public. Experience open networking and one-on-one discussions with this year’s class and community partners, followed by a formal presentation from each team beginning at 6:00 p.m. Appetizers and refreshments will be provided. 

    Class Project Partners and Goals this year will be selected by August 27, 2018.

    Thank you to our generous sponsors:

     


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