Here are some pictures from 2015’s Leadership Best Practices Conference at the Capital Conference Center.
Registration and Breakfast
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Leadership in a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous World
By Dr. Ben Baran, Assistant Professor of Management at Cleveland State University and Practice Leader for Agility Analytics at Agility Consulting and Training LLC
The world is becoming increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA), and leaders across the public, private and non-profit sectors need new ways to become focused, fast and flexible. Dr. Baran will introduce the VUCA framework as a way to consider the forces of change facing today’s leaders along with insights from The VUCA Report™, an original research study of 280 senior leaders. Attendees will also learn how The AGILE Model® allows leaders to survive—and even thrive—within a VUCA world.
A New Breed of Leaders: A New Breed of Learners
By Dr. Johnson A. Edosomwan, Chairman and CEO, JJA Consultants, Inc.
We are in a paradigm shift in the leadership development field – a new paradigm is required for developing a new breed of leaders. A brief review of the megatrends affecting leadership and leadership development in America will lead to the dynamic shift that is required to develop new mental models and competencies and prepare a new breed of leaders. Effectively develop a new breed of leaders and a new breed on learners for the next generation.
The NIH Advantage: Market Competitiveness, Tiered Options, and Feedback Loops for Top-Notch Leadership Training
By Elena Juris, Director, NIH Training Center
Serving over 27 unique Institutes, the NIH Training Center offers a robust series of opportunities by the agile, forward-thinking group of professionals to serve thousands of employees annually. Best practices to be presented include an agency fee-for-service funding model; their long-term, multi-tiered strategy; their unique approach to recruiting, retaining and developing young leaders; their robust coaching program; and, their approach to deploying and (not deploying) leading edge technology.
LUNCH and Networking
Collaboration and Coalition Building: Developing Future Leaders with a Cross-Agency Lens
By Jennifer Mattingley, Program Director, White House Leadership Development Program
At the highest levels of government, the US recognizes the need for advanced leadership competencies focusing on collaboration and building coalitions. As part of the President’s Management Agenda in 2014, Ms. Mattingley will share the new White House Leadership Development (WHLD) Program design, concepts and lessons learned as she manages a mission-critical, next generation developmental opportunity. Selected leaders focus on a broad federal perspective on high-priority challenges to address challenges through a cross-agency lens and to implement solutions across organizational boundaries.
Re-engaging a Burned Out Culture through Values-based Leadership and Mindfulness
By Tom Epperson, Leadership Development Manager, Luck Stone Corporation
As one of the largest family-owned and operated producers of crushed stone, sand and gravel in the nation, Luck Stone has transformed the culture of the business to one of using a Values-based Leadership philosophy. Back in 2002, Luck Stone started their Values-based Leadership journey as a way to re-engage their associates. Their leaders were experiencing a palpable burn-out syndrome. Learn how they refocused their journey and experienced a breakthrough in employee engagement that continues even today.
Interactivity: How do we use what we have learned? Where do we go from here?