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YLNI’s Leadership Institute connects young professionals with their peers and their community as they gain career skills. Through hands-on instruction, small group activities, personal reflection, and sharing, participants develop skills needed to help them advance in their careers and community.
Employers of emerging leaders should consider sponsoring their participation.
January 13, 2013
Six Class Sessions will be held on Fridays from 9am-3pm at various meeting spaces in the Fort Wayne area. Schedule and specific class descriptions are listed below.
Thursday, January 17, 2013 6-7:30pm
Friday, January 25, 2013 9am-3pm
Instructor: Lillian B. Schumacher, Ph.D.
DiSC, one of the oldest, most reliable, and most effective behavior-based assessment tools, provides a means for understanding human behavior through four dimensions: dominance, influencing, steadiness, and conscientiousness.
Friday, February 8, 2013 9am-3pm
Instructor: Anthony Juliano
The proliferation of communications technology, the rise of the 24/7 media culture, and the influence of marketing and advertising have made it difficult to craft messages that will be received, understood, and acted upon. This training session is designed to give you actionable information and tools that will help ensure you written and spoken messages will stand out and be noticed. Concrete examples, interactive discussion, skill-building, and group exercises will help engage you and create a dialogue about challenges and solutions to today’s toughest communications questions.
Friday, February 22, 2013 9am-3pm
Location: Indiana Tech
Instructor: Denice Beights
In this session you will learn the attributes of a high-performing board of directors, primary and legal responsibilities of a board of directors, and how boards of directors are vital to the culture and success of nonprofit organizations. In addition, you will be able to assess your skills to determine if you are the right fit for an organization’s board of directors. The session will conclude with a panel discussion with local civic leaders who will share their experiences and answer questions about board service.
Friday, March 8, 2013 9am-3pm
Instructor: Jennifer Oxtoby
An important characteristic of any leader is the ability to be ethical in action. This module will help participants identify behavior in the workplace and understand its impact on the organization. Application of ethics to the individual, the team, and the overall organization will be discussed to give participants a context with which to consider planning, decision making, and evaluating their work. This review of ethics will provide a framework for creating an effective organization.
Friday, March 22, 2013 9am-3pm
Location: Public Safety Academy
Instructor: Amy Urban
Wellness is an overall balance between many different aspects which make up our lives-physical, psychological, spiritual and social. This interactive session will help you become more aware of what balance looks like for you. Group discussions will include developing a healthier lifestyle, enhancing the mind/body connection, coping with stress, and finding work/life balance.
Friday, March 29, 2013 9am-3pm
Instructor: Kyle Courtaway
The Team Workout is a hands-on experience designed for teams seeking to improve effectiveness and performance. The Team Workout approach provides an engaging shared experience that significantly increases the pace and depth of learning with multiple opportunities to practice new skills through innovative activities and challenges. You also will assess team performance using a set of diagnostic, reflection, and discussion tools that can be used within the session and applied later in your work environment.
Thursday, April 18, 2013 6-7:30pm
Location: Parkview Field, Suite Level Lounge
Please note that this graduation event will coincide with YLNI’s April Hot Spot.