Upcoming events

    • 14 Dec 2016
    • 4:45 PM - 6:45 PM
    • 11121 Hickman Road Urbandale, IA 50322

    December 14

    Spend the evening with The Institute and fellow alumni at Living History Farms.

    Join other Institute alumni as we gather to enjoy the festive season with an exclusive tour of Living History Farms, designed to give us a glimpse of Iowa's past. The evening schedule is as follows:

    4:45 p.m. 

    Reception at the Visitor's Center with hot apple cider and holiday treats.

    5:00 p.m.

    Welcome from Living History Farms Director of Interpretation, Janet Dennis.

    5:15 p.m.

    Wagon ride to historic Flynn Mansion (elegantly decorated for the holidays) and tour of the 1875 town.

    6:15 p.m. 

    Walk back to the visitor's center to conclude the tour. 

    Additional information:
    Space is limited to 25 participants. Please dress for the weather.

    Alumni Classes made possible by:

    • 26 Jan 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Bash, 1312 Locust, Suite 101, Des Moines, IA 50309
    Come raise a glass to your best-ever class, to extraordinary and inspired leadership, and to leaders yet to come.

    Gather your classmates on January 26th for every alum's favorite event! Here's what's in store for you this year:

    • Celebrate our successes from 2016.
    • Get the inside scoop on what's planned for 2017. 
    • Connect with fellow alumni and current class members.
    • Join esteemed alumni in a toast to the Institute's past, present, and future.


    5:30   Cocktails and Hors d'oeuvres 

    6:15   Program: Year in Review and What's Next

    6:25   Toast 

    6:30   Music

    Become a member by January 26 and attend this event for FREE.
    • 18 May 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • TBD
    Leadership Institute Honors

    Recognize and celebrate the leaders who are making a difference in our community

    Photo of Distinguished Leadership Award winners from 2016.

    The Leadership Institute Honors brings together our community's leaders to celebrate their contributions to Greater Des Moines. The Honors event will include:

    11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

    • Class of 2017 GraduationCongratulate the newest Community Leadership Program graduates and celebrate their accomplishments in the Community Leadership Program.
    • Distinguished Leadership Awards - The Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute’s Distinguished Leadership Awards recognize individuals who have adopted the heart of community trusteeship. 

      Contact Amy Jennings at 515-286-4980 for assistance or questions.

      • 04 Oct 2017
      • 15 Nov 2017
      • 4 sessions
      • Greater Des Moines Partnership Conference Center, 700 Locust St., Ground Level, Des Moines, IA 50309

      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.

      Workshop Details

      Each session will build upon and reference the prior session.

      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 a 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. 


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