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1 1/2 Day Agenda

Pre-work: Leaders read The Power of Full Engagement by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz.
Organization: Four to six leaders per table.
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Day One

8:00 - Introductory Session: Review of the program; Introductions of staff and participants; and goal setting by the participants.

8:50 - Break

9:00 - Understanding Your Interpersonal Style

Goal: Leaders complete "Cultivating Fertile Ground" interpersonal style assessment. Identify the four interpersonal styles as well as understand how to best relate to each of them. This exercise will also serve to provide an early connecting experience for the leaders and identify a key inhibitor to relationship building - communication with different styles and how to relate to them.

10:05 - Break

10:15 - Introduction to the Seasons of Growth & the True Growth® Model

Goal: Clear understanding of the four "Seasons of Growth" (Self, Drought, New Growth and Significance) and the True Growth® Model (Personal Purpose, Values and Behaviors); leaders to determine their current Season of Life; take an Energy Audit to determine the current level of energy (Mental, Physical, Emotional and Spiritual), tie the True Growth® Model into "full engagement"; and connect the Seasons with the True Growth® Model.

Exercises: Leaders assess what Season of Growth they are currently in by taking the Seasons of Growth and Energy Audit assessments; openly share at table.

11:05 - Break

Exploring the Behavioral Competencies of an Authentic Leader

Goal: Clear understanding of the definition of personal and professional values and the values and behaviors of a balanced leader. Reinforces the need for an authentic leader to possess clarity of purpose (Calling), conviction of values (Character), and consistency of behaviors (Conduct). Introduce the 25 behaviors of an authentic leader.

12:10 - Lunch (on site)

12:50 - Journaling (Self-reflection)

Goal: Introduce the principles and value of journaling for self-reflection and identification of obstacles to personal growth. Each student will receive a personal journal and a series of questions focused on challenges we face that inhibit our growth.

1:05 - Journal Zone

Goal: Leaders practice journaling by responding to a specific question cued to work/life balance. This provides an opportunity to practice journaling and reflection.

1:15 - Values: The Core to Your Success

Goal: Numerous case studies presented of value driven and value vacuum leadership. Participants understand the value of possessing clear personal values

1:50 - Values Exercise

Goal: Leaders work within a framework to identify five individual core values; openly share at table and with entire group

2:20 - Break (Leaders rotate to different tables to interact and share with other leaders)

2:30 - Behaviors: Bringing Your Values to Life

Goal: Understand the value and benefits of exercising a set of behaviors to put values into daily practice

Behaviors Exercise:
Goal: Identify one personal behavior for each personal Value; dialogue with others.

3:20 - Journal Zone

3:30 - Break

3:40 - Your Life Story: Looking Into Your Rear-View Mirror

Goal: Understand the positive influences and crucibles in our lives that mold our values and behaviors.

Exercise: Leaders will be challenged as "homework" to identify at least three crucibles and three other significant events in their lives and their impact.

4:20 - Feedback Management: How to Give and Receive Feedback

Goal: Participants learn the basic guidelines for providing and receiving constructive feedback in order to improve self-awareness

5:00 - Conclude Day One

Day Two

8:00 - Your Life Story (continued): Looking Into Your Rear-View Mirror

Goal: Understand the positive influences and crucibles in our lives that mold our values and behaviors.

Exercise: Leaders privately identify at least three crucibles and three other significant events in their lives and their impact. A personal "Life Story" graph is drafted. Emphasis is placed on the power of sharing one's story with others.

8:50 - Break

9:00 - Your Personal Purpose: Your Guiding Light

Goal: Emphasize the value of living with a purpose, the challenge to focus a life in order to leave an enduring and satisfying legacy. Discuss how to frame a future "life story".

Exercise: Leaders draft their Personal Purpose and share it with others. When the leaders complete this session they will have their own True Growth Model (Purpose, Values, and Behaviors).

10:00 - Break

10:15 - Action Planning

Goal: Present the principles of personal action planning; provide development action planning examples.

Exercise: Leaders draft a professional action plan with emphasis on authentic leader behavior identified as deficient and select an "Accountability Buddy" to work with for the next three months.

11:15 - Closing Session: Includes a motivational story about the power of a crucible shaping one's values and life's purpose.

Goal: Leaders reflect on their initial goal for the session and provide feedback to one another.

12:00 - Seminar Concludes

Goal: Leaders depart the seminar with their own True Growth® Model (purpose, values, and behaviors); first draft of a life story graph; a draft personal development plan; and "homework assignment" to complete their professional development plan.