IGIA Leadership Institute 2017
An exclusive group of leaders of all ages is about to embark upon an incredible journey to improve their leadership abilities during the 2017 IGIA Leadership Institute.
Beginning in January, this year’s leadership class will examine what it means to be a leader today, learn how to effectively manage multiple generations in the workforce, use the media to promote their brands and build credibility, improve their public speaking and much more.
The 2017 IGIA Leadership Institute is designed to help develop current and future industry leaders by providing the education and training essentials participants will need to lead our industry in the future. By keeping the class size small, graduates are sure to receive the intensive, one-on-one interaction with presenters that will help them gain and retain an entire new skillset.
Sponsored by SHAZAM, this year’s Leadership Institute consists of four one-day sessions delivering an outstanding lineup of topics and presenters.
Session 1: Thurs., Jan. 26, 2017
This session will explore the skills needed to lead dynamic organizations into the future and the best practices for success. Participants will learn to apply lessons gleaned from research and apply them to everyday situations.
This session will focus on best practices for employers, particularly supervisors, trying to lead and manage today’s multi-generational workforce. From boomers to Gen Xer’s, Y’s and beyond, employers are challenged now more than ever by differences in work ethic, attendance practices and performance management. Discussion will include how today’s organization is influenced by and must respond to the changing expectations of employees.
Session 2: Thurs., Feb. 16, 2017
Local news organizations are hungrier than ever for fresh content and credible experts. This means you have the opportunity to help feed local media outlets with valuable expertise while gaining invaluable exposure for your brand. During this session, you will discover how to develop and engage media relationships to promote your message as well as simple steps to ensure you are ready for any interaction with media. You will learn how to craft your message and outline essential steps that unlock your expertise and set you up for a successful exchange with a reporter. Finally, we identify the key differences between social media channels so you can send the right message, at the right time, to the right audience.
Values-based leadership is critical in all aspects of business today. Understanding the decisions we make and why we make them is key. This interactive session will focus on values, communication and the difference we can make through people when deciding budgets, scheduling, marketing, building customer relationships and more.
Session 3: Thurs., March 23, 2017
Location: IMTA’s Conference Center | 717 East Court Ave., Des Moines
Session 4: Thurs., April 20, 2017
It can seem that difficult people are everywhere! This session will equip you with specific tools and strategies to deal with difficult behavior. These tools will assist in reducing stress, raising morale, increase effectiveness – in short, making your work and your life less stressful and more productive. We will together to identify specific types of behavior and strategies to neutralize negativity, hostility and aggression. The second part of the session will cover change management. Change is a constant in organizations and in life! Discover techniques not only to survive change, but to flourish in the midst of it. We will explore how to harness these strategies for greater results, less stress and smoother sailing in both professional and personal life!
All sessions run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and are held at the IGIA Office, 2540 106th St., Suite 102, Urbandale (except for Session 3, which will be held at Iowa Motor Truck Association Conference Center, 717 East Court Ave., Des Moines). The cost to attend is $299 per person and includes snacks, beverages as well as boxed lunches.
Because the IGIA Leadership Institute is limited to only 24 individuals, candidates must commit to and attend at least three out of the four sessions to be eligible to participate and to be a recognized graduate.
IGIA leadership graduates will be recognized at the 2017 IGIA Convention on July 13 in Coralville. A complimentary convention registration will be provided for each graduate and their spouse/guest. Graduates will be responsible for their own hotel accommodations.
About Our Speakers
About Dr. Celina Peerman
About Patrick Dix
About Dr. Mel Gonnerman
About Brad Epperly
For over 25 years, Kathleen Deal has educated and entertained audiences on various communication, leadership, environmental law and health care topics. Her seminars and keynotes encompass an extensive cadre of professional, leadership and communication skills. Leaving corporate law to become a national Sales Trainer for a pharmaceutical company, Kathleen continued training with the United States Department of Justice for agents, attorneys and support staff. Kathleen is certified in behavioral style DiSC training and in Myers-Briggs personality programs.