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Leadership Series 2022


Leadership is never easy, and leading through a pandemic has created new stressors. Study ways to maintain personal wellness as well as promote others’ wellbeing and sustain organizational growth. Gain tools for staying calm and staying connected. Explore ways to take care of yourself while communicating empathy for employees and building systems the organization needs.


This four-hour workshop is facilitated by Dr. Martha Dubuque whose extensive background in educational leadership includes over a decade of work as a principal in local schools and over 20 years experience as a highly-respected consultant and professional developer in the Northeast Kingdom.


Class is limited to 12 students.
Courses are $75 each



Use the online registration form below to sign up today! 


Managing Conflict Part I: Road to Breakdown
Tuesday, January 25 | 8:30AM-12:30 — THIS COMING WEEK!
Gain a new perspective on conflict. Study the stages of breakdown. Understand how hidden causes contribute to conflict. Gain communication skills for managing conflict. Learn strategies for responding to people who are engaged in difficult behaviors. 


Managing Conflict Part II: Getting Back on Track
Wednesday, February 2 | 8:30AM-12:30

Examine steps for effective communication. Gain strategies for coping with anger in conflict situations. Study a process for creative problem solving. Gain some scripts for coaching people who may be stuck or unwilling to let go. 


Building Trust in the Workplace
Monday, February 7 | 8:30AM-12:30

Study how basic needs that people have impact leadership. Identify management practices that promote a positive climate. Gain strategies for building trust. Learn tips for active listening.


Guiding High Performance in Times of Uncertainty and Stress
Monday, February 14 | 8:30AM-12:30

Examine different components of high performance: accountability, engagement, communication, support and well being in relation to times of organizational uncertainty, stress, or disruption.


Supporting Employees During Change Part 1: Emotions and Buy-In During Change
Wednesday, March 2 | 8:30AM-12:30
How can leaders best support employees during change? Gain strategies for building ownership and buy-in. Study factors that impact success. Discover how different variables influence complex change. 


Supporting Employees During Change Part 2: Striving for Success During Change
Tuesday, March 15 | 8:30AM-12:30

How can leaders balance employees’ needs and organizational vision during change? Discuss the difference between transition and change.Gain strategies for dealing with transition. Consider the phases employees encounter as they accept change.


Transforming Your Team
Tuesday, March 29 | 8:30AM-12:30

Examine phases of group development. Gain strategies for increasing collaboration. Learn ways to improve communication among team members. Examine tools to evaluate team effectiveness. 


Systems of Support that Lead Employees Forward
Wednesday, April 6 | 8:30AM-12:30

Study how creating a climate of respect combined with determining and reinforcing expectations can build an accountability system. Learn how motivation, support, monitoring, and follow-through work together to create systems that can lead employees forward and build organizational strength. 


Promoting Motivation Through Engagement
Tuesday, May 3 | 8:30AM-12:30

Explore how human needs affect motivation. Gain a variety of strategies for improving engagement. Study ways that employers can support employees.

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