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Developing Organizational Leadership Capabilities

April 4-5, 2013
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Developing Organizational Leadership refers to any activity that enhances the quality of leadership within an individual or organization. There is a differentiation between leader development and leadership development. Leader development focuses on the development of the leader such as personal attributes desired in a leader, desired ways to behave, ways of thinking or feeling. In contrast, leadership development focuses on the development of leadership as a process.

The IHR is the only institute with certification that focuses on the area of Developing Organizational Capabilities. A specialty certification increases your market value, adds value to your work experience, furthers your knowledge, and recognizes you as an industry leader and/or expert in the field.

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Amy Niras, Sales and Community Ring Master(

Welcome to the Institute for Developing Organizational Leadership Capabilities! A special thank you to our speakers and our attendees for your participation and support. Join us over the next two days for our exciting lineup of informative sessions covering the hot topics and trends surrounding the Developing Organizational Leadership Capabilities community. Amy Niras, Community Facilitator and Advisory Board member will update you on the Institute's accomplishments thus far and will highlight the event calendar this year.

During this short, 15-minute session, Amy will provide an overview of the certification program (have you signed up yet?) and an update on hours accumulated to date. Find out what you have missed, and what is in store for 2013.

Throughout this session we will:
• Introduce you to the Advisory Board
• Introduce you to the Institute and the Certification program
• Offer an opportunity for YOU to host an educational session and educate your peers
• Learn why this Institute is important to the Leadership Industry and how you can contribute to its success

The purpose of this session is to provide you with not only our past accomplishments but explain why you should continue to participate and be a part of this community. For those with questions regarding the Institute and its content, this is your chance to share your ideas. In addition, for those of you who have not participated in one of these events in the past, you will be shown how to navigate through the event.

For those with questions regarding the Institute and its content, this is your chance to share your ideas. Don’t forget, this is a great opportunity to converse with our industry experts. Looking forward to your participation!

Lynnette Rumble, Professional Coach(AIM Coaching)
Alyssa Dver, Speaker * Author * Consultant * Chief Confidence Officer(American Confidence Institute)

It’s not a new social media tactic or branding strategy. It doesn’t use tons of acronyms or require long lists of hypothetic questions. Being in Confident Condition helps any business or individual understand and assess confidence so they can consistently deliver their personal best.

When people have confidence, they are more comfortable taking risks and being innovative. They make more efficient decisions and they work better on teams. It even helps them feel less stressed and be more focused. When a business exudes confidence, it attracts outstanding employees and enjoys a hyper-competitive selling advantage that is well beyond the brand or PR campaign. Before there can be effective leadership, employee engagement, or any laws of attraction, people and businesses need strong core confidence.

With their entertaining and approachable style, Lynnette Rumble and Alyssa Dver, explain how to get in Confident Condition. Drawing from training techniques used by elite athletes you too will learn how to act cool and focused - even under pressure. The Confident Condition immediately empowers participants to obtain sustainable, game-changing business performance.

45 minute interactive presentation takeaways:
· Use Key Confidence Indicators (KCIs) to immediately assess and improve individual and company confidence.
· Recognize your own and other people’s confidence condition to interact more productively.
· Reduce stress in your own and other people’s lives.

Halina St. James, Partner(Podium Media & Communications Coaching)

All executives can read and write, and can read out loud the words they wrote. But not all executives are compelling speakers and presenters.

Only a small proportion have the gift of engaging their audience, holding them spellbound, and delivering a message that prompts a change in belief or behaviour.

Those who can't persuade others to embrace change struggle to get traction for their ideas.

Poor presentation skills are expensive for any organization. Lack of clarity in messaging costs money through wasted time, duplication of effort, and lost sales.

Dull presentations eat away at staff morale, and getting a reputation for being a bad speaker blights career progression opportunities.

The ROI of presentation skills training is:
- time and money saved because the message is clear
- enhanced reputations and credibility (both for the individual and for the organization)
- elevated morale among colleagues and employees
- much easier buy-in for the crucial issues of change management.

At Podium Coaching, we develop high-end presentation skills by:
- teaching our proven TalkitOut™ Technique
- tapping into the authentic, conversational voice of the speaker
- refining the focus of a presentation or speech to achieve maximum clarity
- building the structure of the presentation to ensure a logical flow of ideas
- ensuring the language used will engage, rather than alienate, the audience
- using stories and anecdotes to make important facts and data memorable
- teaching speakers to harness their body language and inner language in support of their message
- eliminating nerves by capturing the speaker's natural voice
- using pauses and emphasis to ensure that key message points are delivering strongly and memorably
- making sure the speaker's enthusiasm and passion for the subject matter is effectively communicated to the audience

Podium's TalkitOut™ Technique is trademarked in Canada and has been taught in workshops around the world. Please look at our website,, to see video transformations of 3 of our clients. You will also see a couple of 4 minute videos of Halina St. James, the creator of TalkitOut, training a volunteer in her

Don Burzen, Principal(ORBOC Associates)

This session is not about Teaching Leadership Skills. Instead, it’s about encouraging the audience to take ownership and Demonstrate them.

Thousands of businesses are bought and sold every year with lofty expectations of synergies that will enhance the financial results of the combined entity. Yet, fewer than half actually provide increased value to shareholders. How can this be?

This session will identify several causes for this horrific failure rate, and describe the role that HR can (and should) play to provide the leadership necessary to greatly improve the likelihood of success.

Numbers and words on a page are fine, and this is what typical Due Diligence often studies. Yet, there is much more to learn about the inner workings of a potential acquisition target before deciding to proceed. Some businesses present a natural fit. Others will blend no easier than oil and water.

It will take motivated employees from both the acquiring company as well as the acquired one to implement the multitude of changes necessary to achieve the desired results. If those people are not engaged, the result will be business as usual, aggravated by the confusion often created by trying to blend different styles and business cultures.

In most cases, the skills are already available to achieve results, but they need to be focused and motivated. While HR is often relegated to the mechanical tasks of integrating payroll and benefit systems, they possess the very skills necessary to ensure a successful transition. It is incumbent upon the leadership team to expand HR’s role to the forefront of the process, and it is HR's duty to present themselves as being ready to do so..

Communication / Communication / Communication is absolutely critical throughout any acquisition and integration process, and who better to understand how this needs to be delivered than HR?

Bill Flint, CEO / President(Flint Strategic Partners)

Bill Flint, President and CEO of Flint Strategic Partners will share from his best-selling book, The Journey To Competitive Advantage Through servant Leadership, how implementing servant leadership philosophies and principles in your company offers the best chance for a company and its leaders to develop a sustainable competitive advantage. How servant leaders help build an environment of caring, mutual trust and respect between the leaders and their people. A belief that you can grow both your people and bottom line; it is not an either or.

Servant leaders have learned their workforce comes to work bringing their dreams, goals, skills, and potential for achieving something bigger than themselves and the role of leadership is to help their people discover reach their potential.

During the webinar Bill will explore and discuss:
• Who are servant leaders and how do they make a difference in the results?
• Why is the idea of implementing servant leadership a challenge for so many leaders and companies?
• Why are so many leaders not finding the joy and results they thought having a title and power would bring?
• The servant leadership journey starts with how you view your people and strategy. What is a servant leader’s view?
• What does it take to develop and maintain and environment of caring, mutual trust and respect between the workforce and leadership?
• Why do most leadership development and training programs fail to accomplish their goals?
• Examples of some well know servant led corporations.
• What are the steps to implementing a servant leadership philosophy in your organization?
• Realization that great leaders are not developed by accident. It takes a purpose, passion, plan and a process. It’s a journey that never ends.

Jeremy Tozer, President(Tozer Consulting Ltd)

This is the second of a 2-part presentation in which Jeremy Tozer presents a clear strategic role for HR in enabling the creation of the ACE conditions for organizational success —Ability, Clarity, Environment—which result in culture, business performance and reputation.

In Part 1 Jeremy examined the role of HR as leadership and organization design subject matter experts in defining an organizational leadership philosophy to underpin L&D, OD and wider HR activity which:
· Overcomes the VUCA challenges of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity.
· Views change, learning and innovation as part and parcel of every-day leadership life, rather than a specific initiative to change from one defined, static state to another defined, static state —a dynamic approach to leading people.
· Develops and sustains organizational leadership capacity as the primary source of strategic competitive advantage.
· Enables effective development and execution of business strategy and the leadership of change and transformation. This includes embedding the systemic and dynamic means of ensuring both work alignment and people engagement through concurrent ‘clarity-creating process’ and ‘social process’.
· Integrates the leadership structure up, down and across organizations and across national and cultural boundaries.
· Defines leadership in terms of skill and knowledge, behaviour and attitude, and ‘intellectual firepower’ to match the complexity of work undertaken.

In Part 2, Jeremy will open with a quick summary of Part 1, and then examine a proven approach to developing this form of collective leadership capability, an approach which also concurrently develops individual leadership behaviour and emotional intelligence —an approach which is guaranteed to more than pay for itself with a measurable financial return on investment.

This will be illustrated with detailed and ROI quantified case studies from Cisco, and consulting assignments from across the USA, Asia, Europe and Australasia with other clients such as ABN AMRO, Pfizer, Philips and MCI.

Participants in this webinar should review the archive of Part 1 at this link

De Yarrison, CPCC, Executive Coach, Facilitator of Positive Change(Essential Shift, LLC)

““Profitable Cultures” refers to company culture that facilitates necessary business results while profiting all stakeholders – employees as well as customers and shareholders.
In this program, we’ll uncover what's required of leaders in order to cultivate a profitable culture.

Leaders already know that it’s essential for them to foster openness, clarity, trust, & collaboration. And they've learned some approaches and tools for doing so. Leaders know, or are learning, what to DO. In this course, we will explore the fundamental question of who a leader needs to BE in order for a profitable culture to thrive. More than any other person, it is the leader who sets the culture. Not by what he or she proclaims in an annual all-hands meeting, but through who he or she is everyday and HOW he or she engages with others everyday. Who do the members of the organization know their leader to be?

A common theme in 360-degree assessments is employees want their leader to show more of him/herself. Employees want their leaders to be more real, more authentic, and more “human”, and therefore more relatable. Employees are able to feel a greater connection with leaders who are authentic, real, and relatable. Feeling connected builds trust in the leader; the kind of trust that is a prerequisite to authentic team relationships, employee engagement, positivity, and commitment. Sounds like a recipe for a profitable culture.

Topics covered in this course include:

Five fundamentals of Profitable Cultures
The importance of Clarity & Alignment
Trust, courage, & leader vulnerability
Leader intention: what qualities, values, and behaviors must I model for my organization?
Three components of Skillful Dialogue
Listening, Curiosity, & Seeking First to Understand

Mark Levy, Founder and CEO(Levy Innovation LLC)

These days, “thought leader” is a buzz-phrase clouded in confusion. Simply put:

An organizational thought leader is a member of your company who writes and speaks about ideas that would interest and even inspire your market.

By writing and speaking about catalytic ideas, an organizational thought leader brings your company impressive advantages, such as brand goodwill, an elevated position in the eyes of your customers, and a shortened sales cycle.

How, then, do you go about creating a thought leadership program in your organization? That’s what this webinar is about.

By attending, you’ll learn how to:

•       identify your organization’s thought leader candidates
•       help the candidates find their best ideas
•       locate the drama and story in an idea
•       write and speak about ideas in an attention-grabbing way
•       reach your market consistently and effectively
•       share the your thought leaders’ work with those inside the organization
•       manage the program with minimal effort

An important note: At times, the people in your organization who have the best ideas aren’t used to writing and talking about them. Subsequently, when you ask these people about their work and how the market could benefit from it, they may not know what to say, or they might go to the opposite extreme and ramble without making a point.

In this webinar, you’ll learn unintimidating ways to coax top-flight material from people who may never have had to deliver their ideas to the market.

The webinar leader, Mark Levy, has worked with distinguished thought leaders, including Marshall Goldsmith, Simon Sinek, David Meerman Scott, Harvard Business School scholars, and several TED and TEDx speakers.

Christina Lattimer, Owner(People Discovery)

A new paradigm of leadership is emerging, driven by developments in Quantum physics, Globalisation, Technology, Demographics, Environmental and Ethical issues.

There are many implications for leaders now and in the future as a result of this changing world.

While there are many aspects to consider within this new paradigm, this Presentation will concentrate on how leaders may need to rethink and redesign relationships with their employees or followers to remain in step with inevitable change.

Evidence that change is needed right now is apparent as recent studies show on average up to two thirds of employees are dissatisfied with their jobs. This is an alarming statistic for many leaders as the implications for retaining talent and sustaining business outcomes could well be threatened as employees begin to “escape” as the economy begins to recover.

The presentation veers away from the traditional concept of employee relationships at the level of contract, negotiation and terms and conditions. Instead, it will examine 5 aspects of relationship at work, which are relevant in the new paradigm.

While covering the popular topics of engagement and strategy, for example, there are ideas and suggestions about aspects which aren't focussed on in depth currently, but will need to be addressed if leaders are to keep their best people and their customers.

The presentations will help leaders develop specific ideas and practical frameworks, which will encourage further exploration and action.

These ideas are designed to enable leaders to build on existing good practices, harness the commitment of their employees, and improve results, as well as retain talent.

Christina Lattimer is a leadership consultant and coach based in the UK. Her consultancy, People Discovery is committed to facilitating change at the level of leadership

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