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Iowa Western Community College

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Leadership Achievement Series

The Leadership Achievement Series offers a valuable resource to those in a leadership position or those aspiring to become a leader. It is also ideal for those individuals or contributors in your organization who lead every day without the title of Leader. The training will provide the opportunity to develop leadership skills, knowledge, and attitudes.

About the Program

Certificate Option

Complete 10 of 12 courses and receive the prestigious Iowa Western “Certificate in Leadership Excellence.” You can start any time! Classes scheduled throughout the year from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Non-Certificate Option

Participants may register for any number of the morning training sessions in any order.

Location

Iowa Western Community College
Looft Hall, Council Bluffs 

Cost

$588 for the certificate program. $59 for individual classes.


Dates Leadership Series Sessions
January 18, 2017 Motivation, Empowerment, and Engagement
February 15, 2017 Leading Personalities
March 15, 2017 Self Leadership
April 19, 2017 Generational Diversity     NEW!
May 17, 2017 Leadership Theories
June 21, 2017 Creating and Communicating a Vision 
July 19, 2017 Leading Change
August 16, 2017 Leading Without the Title
September 20, 2017 Leading Teams
October 18, 2017 Integrity & Ethics
November 15, 2017 Emotional Intelligence
December 20, 2017 Creativity & Innovation

Instructor Team

Amy Besack

Amy is a facilitator, coach, organization development consultant and valued resource for the IWCC Continuing Education team. Her ability to take concepts, theories and information and distill it down to an “I get it” form is what makes Amy such a great facilitator. But that’s not what drives her most; she wants to help all of her students and clients “connect-the-dots” from classroom to “real life.” Amy has been working in the learning and development field for 14 years, 7 of those years working in a corporate environment and 7 owning and operating her own coaching and consulting business.

Annette Jordan

Annette is an organizational consultant, professional coach, and certified resilience trainer with over 30 years of professional experience in both the public and private sectors. Annette's passion is to empower people and organizations to realize their full potential through practical, research-based best-practices. She has an M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology. Annette's consulting and coaching engagements and her research agendas have included leadership, employee motivation, engagement, stress, and coping as well as emotional intelligence, organizational culture, climate, and workplace bullying.

To Register for the Leadership Achievement Series

Email ce@iwcc.edu

Call (712) 325-3256

Online Registration Form

  • Name of Class is Leadership Achievement Series.
  • Date of Class is the 1st class date.

Class Descriptions and Individual Class Registration

Conflict Management

Conflict happens! How you handle it when it happens can make the difference between a dysfunctional workplace or a positive and productive workplace. Discover valuable methods for not only resolving conflict, but managing it for productivity. Fee $59

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*01 - CF17 Council Bluffs Campus Th 07/06/2017 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Creating and Communicating a Vision

Developing a clear vision is the first step you need in leadership.Develop a clear vision and clear communication that motivates and engages your followers. Fee $59

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*12 - CS17 Council Bluffs Campus W 06/21/2017 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Decision Making

Making decisions is an important aspect of every manager's job, ranging from simple to highly complex. As the next step following problem-solving, learn how a systematic approach and techniques for generating alternatives can help you refine your decision-making strategy. Fee $59

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*04 - CS17 Council Bluffs Campus Th 04/06/2017 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Developing People

Employees who are able to participate in employee development plans feel valued by their employer. Learn how you can empower your employees to identify their developmental needs and take ownership for their professional and career development. Fee $59

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*05 - CF17 Council Bluffs Campus Th 08/03/2017 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Developing Teams

Whether you're developing a new team or increasing the effectiveness of a seasoned team you will want to come to this class. We will examine the four Characteristics of Effective Teams as well as the necessary stages of team development. Fee $59

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*03 - CF17 Council Bluffs Campus Th 09/07/2017 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Generational Diversity

There are currently five generations in the workforce today. This class will provide an overview of the different generations, discuss the challenges most commonly faced in the workplace and strategies for effectively communicating with each group. Fee $59

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*10 - CS17 Council Bluffs Campus W 04/19/2017 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Leadership Theories

Review four core leadership theories and discover how they have influenced our understanding of effective leadership. Learn how we can apply this theoretical information in becoming better leaders. Fee $59

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*11 - CS17 Council Bluffs Campus W 05/17/2017 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Leading Change

Change is a constant in our world today especially the business world. Discover and identify key components of leading for successful change. Fee $59

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*07 - CF17 Council Bluffs Campus W 07/19/2017 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Leading Teams

Our role in leading teams will depend on the type of team we're leading. This course discusses types of teams and how to lead them as well as various dysfunctions that get in the way of teamwork. Fee $59

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*02 - CF17 Council Bluffs Campus W 09/20/2017 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Leading Without the Title

Many of us are in leadership positions without any authority or a title. Here we will examine the inherent challenges this creates and the benefits as well as opportunities of this important position. Fee $59

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*06 - CF17 Council Bluffs Campus W 08/16/2017 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Managing Effective Meetings

Meetings, Meetings, Meetings..We spend many work hours in meetings. Learn to make your meetings efficient and MORE productive. Fee $59

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*06 - CS17 Council Bluffs Campus Th 06/01/2017 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Problem Solving

Examine the problem-solving process and the power of "visibility" to more effectively solve problems. Learn to break problems into manageable parts and identify root-cause. Fee $59

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*05 - CS17 Council Bluffs Campus Th 05/04/2017 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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