Community Leadership Program

See below for COVID-19 adaptations.

Upcoming dates:

August 25-27, 2020

October 20-22, 2020

February 2-4, 2021

June 8-10, 2021

 

Participants in the Community Leadership Program learn that they can be leaders who make a difference. And they do.

Leadership Everyone’s partnership with the Indiana Leadership Initiative connects us with today’s top leadership experts. LE programming is researched, tested, evaluated, and refined. It continues to be emulated by leadership programs around the country because it is at the forefront, consistent with best practices, and—as our graduates report—it makes a difference.

Since 1977, Leadership Everyone has trained over 3,700 individuals representing hundreds of companies and organizations in our community.

Accuride Corporation

AGITO Consulting

AIG

Albion Fellows Bacon Center

Alcoa

Alexander Chapel AME Church

American Medical Response

ARC Construction

ARC of Evansville

ArcBest

Ark Crisis Child Care Center

Arthritis Foundation

Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana

Ascension St. Vincent

Ashoka

AstraZeneca

Atlas World Group

Aurora, Inc.

Balluff, Inc.

Bath Fitter

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ohio Valley

Bolek Grant Writing

Bowen Engineering

Bowers Harrison

Boyd Electric

Brian Ensor Web Developer

Burdette Park

C.H. Garmong & Sons, Inc.

C.H. Robinson

Capital Electric Inc.

Cargill, Inc.

Carothers Consulting, LLC

Carter/Johnson Library and Collection

Carver Community Organization

Catholic Diocese of Evansville

Cerner

CH Robinson

City of Evansville

City of Evansville – Department of Metropolitan Development

City of Evansville – Department of Parks and Recreation

City of Evansville Water & Sewer Utility

City Social

Clayton Holmes

Click4AMeal

Clippinger Financial Group

Community Action Program of Evansville

Community Volunteers

CommunityOne

Compass Financial

Crossroads Christian Church

CVS Health

David Matthews Associates

Deaconess Health Systems

Department of Metropolitan Development

Diehl Evaluation and Consulting

Donaldson Capital Management

Downtown Evansville Economic Improvement District

Dunn Hospitality Group

E.M. Technologies, LLC

ECHO Housing Corporation

El Informador Latino

Element Three

Evansville African American Museum

Evansville Convention & Visitors Bureau

Evansville Courier & Press

Evansville Fire Department

Evansville Housing Authority

Evansville Kia / Evansville Hyundai

Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra

Evansville Police Department

Evansville Power Yoga

Evansville Rescue Mission

Evansville Teachers Federal Credit Union

Evansville Trails Coalition

Evansville Vanderburgh Airport Authority

Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library

Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation

Evansville Visitors and Convention Bureau

Evansville Water & Sewer Utility

EXTEND GROUP

Fat Head Media

FC Tucker Emge Realtors

Field & Main

Fifth Third Bank

First Federal Savings Bank

First Presbyterian Church

Flanders, Inc.

Forest Hills Baptist Church

Franklin Street Events Association

Fresh Flowers Direct

Herbert Prichett and Associates, Inc.

George Koch Sons, Inc.

Gerling Law Offices

Gilda’s Club

Girl Scouts of Raintree Council, Inc.

Glenwood Leadership Academy

Growth Alliance of Greater Evansville

Habitat for Humanity of Evansville

Hafer

Heart Matters

Heritage Federal Credit Union

HOLA

Holly’s House

Home Video Studio

Honeymoon Coffee Company

HOPE of Evansville

HR Solutions, Inc.

Hutson, Inc.

IBEW Local 16

Indiana Economic Development Coalition

Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network

Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites

Indiana University School of Medicine – Evansville

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

Integra Bank

iPickHere

Ivy Tech Community College

Jackson Kelly PLLC

Jacobsville Join In!

JC Michaelson Consulting

JD Sheth Foundation

Joshua Academy

Junior League of Evansville

Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn, LLP

Key Benefit Administrators, Inc.

Kightlinger & Grey, LLP

Kitch & Schreiber

Koch Family Children’s Museum of Evansville

Lamar Architecture & Design

Lamasco Bar & Grill

LeaderOne Financial

Lensing Building Specialties

Life Choice, Inc.

Lochmueller Group

Mater Dei High School

Mead Johnson Nutritionals

Meal and More, Inc.

Medical Services of America Hospice

Memorial Baptist Church CDC

Mesker Park Zoo

Mighty Cab

Morton Solar & Electric, LLC

Musia Fine Art

Neil Chapman, Attorney at Law

New Horizons Financial Consultants

New York Life Insurance Company

North Park Corporation

Northside Community Church

Northwestern Mutual

Old National Bank

OneLife Church

OneMain Financial

ONI Risk Partners

Oswald Marketing

Outreach Ministries

Ozanam Family Shelter

Peabody Energy

PlayPros

Pollux Systems

Posey County Economic Development Partnership

ProgressiveHealth

Project Reveal

ProRehab

RE Michel Company, Inc.

RE/MAX

Rebuilding Together

Regency Properties

Reitz Home

SABIC

Schmitt Law Office

Schultheis Insurance Agency, Inc.

Sebree Consulting, LLC

Seton Harvest

Shoe Carnival

Sixth and Zero

Skanska

Smith & Butterfield

Social Security Administration

Southwest Indiana Chamber of Commerce

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

St. Vincent Center for Children and Families

St. Vincent’s Day Care

StageOne Media

State Farm

Stef L’s Amour

Summit Real Estate Services

Susan G. Komen Evansville Tri-State

Sycamore Services

T.A. Dickel Group, LLC

Team Transformation

Telescope Data Services

The Best Day Ever – Evansville

The Bridge Church of Evansville

The Communities of Solarbron

The Literacy Center

The Parenting Time Center

The Women’s Hospital

Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Indiana

Tracy Zeller Jewelry

Traylors Brothers, Inc.

Tri-State Alliance

Tri-State Athletic Club

Trinity United Methodist Church

Tropicana Evansville

TSCCA Chinese School

Turn Table, LLC

United Caring Services

United Companies

United Way of Southwestern Indiana

University of Evansville

University of Southern Indiana

Urban Seeds

Vanderburgh Community Foundation

Vanderburgh County Democratic Party

Vanderburgh County Engineering Department

Vanderburgh County Health Department

Vanderburgh County Prosecutor’s Office

Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office

Vanderburgh Humane Society

Vectren, A CenterPoint Energy Company

Virginia Tech

Volunteer Lawyer Program

VPS Architecture

Welborn Baptist Foundation

Wells Fargo Advisors

WEOA

Western Governors University

WestPoint Financial Group

Whayne Supply

Whole Sun Designs, Inc.

WNIN

Wooden McLaughlin

WOW! Internet, Cable and Phone

YMCA of Southwestern Indiana

Youth First, Inc.

Youth Resources of Southwestern Indiana

Yum! Brands

YWCA

Ziemer, Stayman, Weitzel & Shoulders, LLP

While LE’s mission to develop effective community leaders remains paramount, leadership opportunities and responsibilities aren’t confined to one dimension of your life. Our curriculum focuses on skills you can use anywhere to help people and teams get better results—whether at work with colleagues and clients, for a board or community organization, within your family and circle of friends, or with neighborhood, community, or school projects.

Participants learn to practice new skills in real settings, apply their learning, and report results.

Community Leadership Program Information 

The LE calendar offers you options with multiple sessions a year. Choose the session most convenient for you.

Cost of the Community Leadership Program is $1,895.00, which includes a non-refundable, non-transferable $300 registration fee. To discuss partial scholarship or payment plan options, please contact us at 812-425-3828.

COVID-19 Adaptations 

In these trying times, the need for servant leadership, consensus building, and teamwork has never been more important. 

Adapting to the COVID-19 challenge, LE has adjusted our Community Leadership Program to ensure a successful, healthful session for our participants.  LE is utilizing IBEW Local 16’s spacious meeting hall and will not be asking participants to spend the night.

Although we have adapted our setting , the learning experiences we teach and the amazing outcomes from our Community Leadership Program will remain the same. We are inviting you to enroll for program session that best fits your schedule.

LE is putting the following into place:

  • Social distancing will be practiced in all program elements.
  • Masks, hand sanitizer, and disinfectant wipes will be utilized.
  • We will ask participants and volunteers to take their temperature each morning before arriving.
  • Participants will return to their homes each night, reducing the amount of exposure for all people.
  • Volunteers will be limited to essential numbers.

Skills for 21st Century Leaders

A process of change for people, their teams, their organizations, and their communities, from Leadership Evansville and the Indiana Leadership Initiative.

I. Essential Attitudes

Servant-Leadership is widely acknowledged as the appropriate leadership model for the 21st century. Sometimes misunderstood, servant-leadership is about identity and motive as well as about action. Servant-leaders care about the people they lead and the processes they use, as well as about getting the work done. They choose to lead collaboratively, which develops and increases the skills and capacities of their followers. This enables individuals to become “healthier, freer, wiser, more autonomous, more likely themselves to be servants.” [Robert K. Greenleaf, founder of the modern Servant-leadership movement.] Servant-leaders model this attitude and teach others to become servant-leaders.

Community Trusteeship expands servant-leadership to an even broader collaborative approach—making a commitment to, and taking responsibility for organization-wide or community-wide improvement, without regard to “What’s in it for me?”

II. Essential Skills

Gifts and Talents focuses on the importance of discovering the unique skills and qualities each person brings to the group, building an inventory of assets so the individual, group, or organization can develop fully and/or benefit from the talents available. The use of learning partners in the discovery process introduces the concept of “co-learning,” feedback, and coaching.

Learning Preferences (Styles) demonstrates that individuals learn in different ways and that their preferences affect group interaction. The group can benefit from recognizing the learning preferences of its members as gifts and use them to strengthen group work. Failure to recognize, accept, and effectively use the differences in learning styles can manifest as personality conflicts or lack of teamwork.

Cycle of Change teaches individuals and groups to view every experience, success, or failure as a vehicle for reflection, learning, and improvement. In effective groups, this learning is a collaborative process. This Cycle interacts with Learning Styles and results in better quality individual and group performance. Stages of a Learning Community focuses on how groups learn to work together collaboratively—their relationships and behaviors as well as their tasks. Strategies are identified to help the group progress effectively through each stage as it strives to reach high performance, and avoid being stuck in less productive modes.

III. Essential Processes

Visioning a Preferred Future begins a person’s, team’s, or organization’s journey of moving “from where we are to where we want to be.” Participants develop and communicate a shared meaning of what the community or organization should be like or look like when it’s working well; they identify the goals they need to pursue and improvements they want to make, as they strive for their ideal.

Collaboration is the process by which organizations and communities will operate in the 21st century when they want and need mutual benefits that are not achievable or satisfactory through separate efforts. Successful collaborators begin by learning new ways of working together—new attitudes, agreements, and facilitation skills, including recognition of and input from all stakeholders.

Dialogue and Consensus Decision-making avoid destructive “solution wars” and create win-win situations. The goal is not to find the one so-called right decision, nor one “we can live with.” Rather, the goal is to gain unity and agreement in a decision that will work and will create a broad group commitment that makes implementation easier. There are various models for reaching consensus—all of them take time and practice!

IV. Supporting Attitudes/Skills/Components

New Leadership examines new understanding about the nature of leadership, why it is changing, and what it will need to be in the 21st century.

A Timeline is often the first step of a personal or institutional visioning process. It provides perspective on where we’ve been and where we want to go, and identifies values and behaviors that worked in the past and should be carried forward in a new climate. Likewise identified are values and behaviors that have had their day and need to be left behind. Through timelines, people share stories and develop common meaning.

Multiple Lenses (Understanding Differences) examines a situation from other perspectives that are important but may be missing from the table, or are present at table, but are not being heard. This process reveals overlooked information and leads to a more complete understanding of a vision, issue, or problem.

Active Listening is essential to dialogue, aids in discovering and understanding the real meaning of what is being communicated, and helps the listener respond appropriately and constructively to the speaker and the situation.

Communication and Conflict Resolution are key to persons understanding one another and working together successfully. These skills demand conscious awareness of our own behaviors and habits as well as the recognition of and appropriate response to the behaviors of others. We must communicate, and we can’t (and wouldn’t want to) eliminate conflicting ideas. Therefore, the best action is not reaction. The best action is the development and practice of interpersonal skills.

Problem/Solution Identification distinguishes problems according to their symptoms, then prescribes the effective, appropriate leadership response for each.

“Six Thinking Hats” for creativity and decision-making is Edward de Bono’s proven method to reach decisions using 6 types of thinking hats that thoroughly examine a problem or proposal, consider all the facts, feelings and angles, to arrive at a conclusion that makes sense. The Six Thinking Hats technique can be used to stimulate creativity in problem-solving and/or to lead a group to a consensus decision.

“Hard Talk” is a dialogue structure that provides a triple-whammy: group members build trust, and learn the communication and collaborative skills, that enable them to work together more effectively as they tackle “real work.”

Facilitation Training equips a leader or group member to use the “Skills for 21st Century Leaders” to help a group or team move from where they are to where they want to be, whether facilitating from within or outside the group.

Open Space [adapted from Harrison Owen, pioneer in organizational consciousness] is a facilitation method that encourages the group to: take responsibility for setting the agenda; discover its own wisdom; do the necessary research and teaching; define and implement goals; evaluate results; and plan future actions. Creating a

Leader-full Community answers the questions “What is a leader-full community, why is it desirable, and how is one created?”

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Calendar of Events

  1. Community Leadership Program

    August 25 - August 27
  2. Community Leadership Program

    October 20 @ 7:30 am - October 22 @ 4:00 pm
  3. Community Leadership Program

    February 2, 2021 @ 7:30 am - February 4, 2021 @ 4:00 pm

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