More than likely, you’ve been inspired by a family member, friend, classmate, teacher or public figure. Having a mentor during dental school is an important part of your leadership development process.
In 1939, a group of researchers led by psychologist Kurt Lewin set out to identify different styles of leadership. Whether your year-end giving campaigns have been in place since your nonprofit’s founding or you have no plan, you won’t want to miss this brand-new, 3-hour class with Bryn Warner, CFRE. Bryn will walk you through the strategies that lead to successful year-end solicitations encompassing not only tools for giving but also tools for donor acknowledgments.
This class is perfect for all members of the development or fundraising team as well as marketing, communications, and social media staff and organizational leadership. Shawn Achor is the New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Advantage and Before Happiness. Shawn has since become one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between happiness and success. CEOs, hiring managers, supervisors, team leaders, and HR staff—anyone with input into the hiring process—will benefit from brainstorming with Bill and your peers ways you can increase team and organizational cohesion and productivity by getting the right person in place from the first day.
A former Nonprofit Leadership Center Board chair, Bill is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Hiregy, a Tampa-based company which changes lives by connecting exceptional talent with top companies.
First you’ll grade your relational capabilities and gain insight into areas where you might need to improve communications. Brainstorm with Ellen and your peers ways to enhance not only your own happiness but also your team and organization’s happiness by building new workplace communication habits.
Nonprofit Leadership Center trainer and principal of Innovative Team Solutions, Ellen is a certified professional co-active coach with advanced training in Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching, Tension and Change Management, Appreciation at Work, and certification in Positive Psychology, which she specializes for the workplace.
Are your employees equipped to serve your business needs not only today but also in the future? Vice President of Human Resources Brad Register will share how TECO Energy focuses on attracting, retaining, and developing highly motivated and skilled team members to drive success within TECO’s utility businesses. Managers or performance coaches will learn how to build individual development plans and performance review systems that serve as the backbone for succession planning.
Brad will share examples of tools that you can adapt to yourself, your team, or your entire company. A Tampa native with more than 30 years at TECO, Brad has served in various engineering and management positions throughout his career with a focus in the last nine years as a strategic leader in TECO Energy’s Human Resources Department. The American workforce is more diverse today than at any other time: For the first time in our nation’s history, America has five living generations and four generations in the workplace. You’ll learn what makes each generation unique and what motivates them—where they find their bliss. ITK Consultants principal and NLC trainer Margarita Sarmiento works with public, nonprofit, and for-profit organizations to enhance organizational and personal performance. Individuals who give back to their community through active engagement in a nonprofit’s mission are happier; teams who volunteer together feel closer and more cohesive. Elizabeth Frazier shares how the Lightning Foundation actively supports community nonprofits by making it easy for their team members to volunteer and why the Viniks and the Foundation felt volunteerism was so important that they established the Lightning Community Heroes program to recognize it. Elizabeth will outline numerous ways you can get involved in doing good right here at home, share ideas for making volunteerism a part of your corporate culture, and point out great resources that the Lightning use to find volunteer opportunities to suit every talent and timeframe.
Walk away with an action plan for finding your nonprofit fit and using your unique strengths to make a difference in Tampa Bay. Elizabeth Frazier is Executive Director of the Lightning Foundation and Vice President of Philanthropy and Community Initiatives. Supervisors and team leaders, learn how employee health and engagement are connected to your bottom line, and create an organizational action plan for building a culture that attracts, supports, and retains engaged and resilient high performers. This class is meant for nonprofit staff members with direct responsibility for maintaining the organization's website. Misann Ellmaker draws on more than 20 years of public relations, marketing and copywriting experience. Organizations of all size and type must be in compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to avoid costly legal issues. Special attention will be paid to important and upcoming changes to the regulations for Fair Labor Standards Act, Section 13(a)(1), which governs overtime exemptions. Webinar participants are encouraged to email a sample section of one of their grant proposals to Education Manager Jennifer Dodd one week prior to the webinar to be critiqued during the webinar as time allows. This is an advanced webinar and registration is restricted to those who have previously completed the NLC Certificate in Grant Writing. This two-part class dedicated to understanding Google Analytics will help you learn basic strategies and techniques for this powerful metric tool. Join us for this interactive program as Bryn Warner, CFRE, Senior Director Resource Development with Suncoast Hospice, guides you through using LinkedIn to build your personal brand. What to bring: To maximize your in-class experience please bring a laptop or tablet and your website information.
Emotional intelligence (EQ) describes the ability to understand one's own feelings and that of groups as well as how these emotions influence motivation and behavior.
Active listening encompasses the best of communication, including listening to what others are saying, processing the information, and responding to it in order to clarify and elicit more information.
This class is highly recommended for every nonprofit professional and will be especially helpful for team leaders, department heads, supervisors, program directors, volunteer managers, fundraisers, HR staff, and senior staff members. In this 4-hour class, trainer Mark McCatty will walk you through the dynamics of successful--and unsuccessful—teams and explain how the social work environment impacts group dynamics. Whether you work in a tight-knit team within a single department or your team spans the entire organization, you will benefit from this training, and can expect to takeaway new skills and a personal action plan to implement. NLC trainer Mark McCatty, has nearly 20 years proven management experience in manufacturing and production environments.
This is the first in a three-part series covering the basics of conducting a capital campaign and is the perfect session for the CEO, Board of Directors, Development Director or Campaign Committee Chair and members to attend. Bringing your entire campaign leadership team will create the greatest learning and impact for your organization, and remember each additional registrant after the first receives a 10% discount on registration.
The foundation of every successful fund development program rests in the gifts that come in year after year. The techniques for annual giving programs – direct mail, social media, online giving, cause-related marketing, and special events – are varied but equally important. This program uses a practical, hands-on approach to the process of developing an annual giving plan. Join us for this program as Tuesdi Dyer helps you improve the annual sustainability of your organization through a dynamic and strategic annual giving program.
Join us for this program as Tuesdi Dyer teaches you best practices while leading you through the major gift process. The second in a three-part series covering the basics of a successful capital campaign, this 4-hour session assist you in implementing a capital campaign. This class is recommended for the CEO, Board of Directors, Development Director or Campaign Committee Chair and members to attend. This interactive and practical 3-day training program is designed for those who seek to acquire the knowledge and practice the skills necessary to succeed in today's competitive grant writing environment. Experienced grant writer Jule Colvin teaches best practices for developing successful grant proposals, along with hands on exercises in the development of agency and program budgets. Have the grant you have been building evaluated by local grant experts and get feedback on how you can improve. Fund Development Fundamentals will provide you with the basic skills and understanding of fund development. Who should attend: This program is designed for those who are not experienced in fundraising but have responsibility or share responsibility for the fund development efforts of their organizations and would benefit from enhanced knowledge of solid fund development practices, procedures, and tools. NLC trainer Nancy Ridenour, CPA, CPA, CFE, has extensive experience in auditing, forensic accounting and fraud investigations. Many in the nonprofit sector are unprepared to manage and analyze the financial information important to our programs and organizations. If you follow Monday Moments with Monica, you may have noticed our progression this month from identifying high performers to developing your leadership brand to the value of improving communication skills in the workplace. To be a good leader and become a better leader, one must focus on all the facets that make this possible: communication, confidence, reputation, perception, delegation and of course, action, among others. Once you have the desire to be a leader, if it is a new role, perhaps a simple leadership training class IS your next step.
Leadership is a series of steps and actions that are ongoing and continually molded into what is needed by you and those you lead. This quick online assessment shows you clues as to how you lead and why employees respond the way they do. Leadership Horsepower - Team Horsepower - Leadership development requires training in both the 'hard' skills of planning, strategy and decision making, as well as training the 'soft' skills, such as interpersonal effectiveness, social and emotional intelligence.
Leadership Horsepower delivers revolutionary leadership, behaviour and communication training programs that are practical, effective and transformational.
Utilising cutting edge emotional intelligence theory and the superior effectiveness of Equine Assisted Learning (EAL), our leadership training delivers amazing results.
In order to increase emotional intelligence we must appeal to the limbic system (the emotional center of the brain), therefore the experiential learning must trigger similar emotions to real life scenarios. As you know, there are many ways to 'do' leadership, however we are actually remembered for 'how' we led. At Leadership Horsepower we pride ourselves in being a leader in developing and harnessing the power of emotional intelligence. Completing the personal horsepower course has been a massive leap forward for me in my own personal development and effectiveness. By improving leadership skills and applying them to specific organizational change challenges, WSA has been able to achieve an exceptionally high rate of success in assisting organizations to achieve successful implementation of improvement in organizational competence and performance. WSA has been offering this unique Leadership Development Program for more than twenty-five years with thousands of managers and leaders across the globe.


The program typically includes seven formal one-day modules offered over seven months, along with a wide variety of supporting informal learning activities and on-the-job applications between the instructional modules.
Companies sponsor this program when they have a cadre of leaders that they wish to develop, and would also like their development to be immediately applied in the work environment, addressing organizational needs. The business and economic climate is more challenging today than ever before and not likely to get any easier. Knowledge workers require a different way of being managed, and respond to a different type of leadership. Financial pressures require that organizations do more and more with less and less every year. Leadership and management skills are among the most critical resources for facing these challenges. This program has been designed for individuals who have significant management or leadership responsibilities. For smaller organizations, the program is best suited to Presidents, Vice Presidents and Directors. Availability of one-on-one coaching or personal development for any participants in need of extra support.
Develop leadership and management skills to complement the technical competence of your organization. Increase the leadership bench strength your organization will need to continue its success in the future. Solve some of your company's persistent problems as program participants apply the program elements to real-time company situations under the guidance of the group consultant.
Develop strong learning teams (functional or cross-functional team building) for companies that choose to send a learning team.
Give your next generation of leaders the skills they need to help prepare your company for the challenges that lie ahead. This program contains a number of elements designed to provide fully integrated, self-reinforcing learning experiences. The integrating vehicle for the program are the seven one-day facilitated sessions delivered in an action learning (workshop) style.
The sessions evolve in complexity as the leadership model is developed through the program.
To ensure that learning is highly interactive, a maximum of 30 participants may be enrolled in a program. In addition to the highly developed program content, each group applies the content through real-time organizational issues and problems. In addition to the information required for the workshops, other related materials are included as well for reference. To help ensure application of the concepts and skills developed in the program, learning teams are formed to reinforce personal action plans and on-the-job applications. Learning teams may represent existing segments of the organization, or they may be designed as cross-functional teams. If learning teams are not pre-set, then the group will be divided into different teams each module, to further reinforce the cross-functional learning opportunities presented through the program design. Before, during and after the program feedback sessions are offered to the managers of the participants and to the senior executives of the sponsoring organization. Because this program is conducted over seven months with multiple experiences to tie the learning together the program can focus on real-time action learning and implementation issues.
First, each participant maintains a personal Action Planner that serves as the glue between the sessions. Second, learning teams are created and used to identify and apply real-time work issues through collective action. Third, assignments are given to both individuals and learning teams for real-time work applications between the learning sessions.
The first segment - Modules 1-2 - focuses on personal and interpersonal leadership skills and styles. The middle section - Modules 3, 4 and 5 - addresses concepts and skills related to performance management and team development. The team development module builds universal teambuilding competence, and may also be designed around specific real-time teams under development or in need of enhancement. The final section - Modules 6 and 7 - broadens into organizational design and strategic skills. An organizational change challenge needed as lab work for application of the skills taught in the leadership development program.
The energy, focus and leadership of Top Management are a critical success factor for organizational change. To begin discussions on how the WSA leadership development program can enable your Top Management team, contact WSA. Learn about finding a mentor and how to communicate with them to get the most out of your relationship. You’ll take a hard look at all of your communication channels in use currently and discover how social media just might be the missing link in your campaign strategy. He spent 12 years at Harvard, where he won over a dozen distinguished teaching awards, and delivered lectures on positive psychology in the most popular class at Harvard. Shawn has now worked with over a third of the Fortune 100 companies, and with places like the NFL, the Pentagon and the U.S. Since 2004, Hiregy has placed over 5,000+ people in jobs throughout the region in the areas of administrative, accounting, legal and customer service. Then Ellen will teach you several communication techniques—called relationship enhancers—that can help you finally talk with that passive-aggressive teammate or let your supervisor know how her habit of impromptu huddles is negatively impacting your productivity.
Individuals will find new methods for taking their careers into their own hands and charting their own growth. Learn how to set expectations, provide feedback, and nurture performance and aspirations to grow happy and productive team members.
In February 2015, Brad was promoted to Vice President of Human Resources responsible for leading the company’s overall human resource function as well as the procurement and facilities groups within TECO’s shared services organization. Whatever your organization’s mission, wherever you as an individual fall on the org chart, you will benefit from uncovering your own unconscious biases and understanding your leaders’, direct reports’, and peers’ preferred style of leadership.
She has more than 25 years of management, training and facilitation experience, encompassing the areas of professional development, team building, leadership, organizational planning, board development, cross-cultural communication, and diversity. Carmella Sebastian of Florida Blue will share the daily habits that directly contribute to your increased health and well-being, which will directly lead to better performance at work. Create your own action plan to be happier and healthier so you can be more productive and more successful.
Carm" is a renowned expert in workplace wellness and enjoys WELCOA (Wellness Council of America) certification.
She was the founder of Minor League Baseball Charities and has launched more than 100 websites, increased website traffic with content marketing strategies and written national award-winning website content for nonprofits.
It is a key component to understanding yourself and those around you—and therefore to your personal happiness and professional success.
John Loblack, will help you to develop and practice the active listening skills that will help you build relationships. John Loblack has decades of professional training and teaching experience and a passion for helping individuals and organizations be more effective. Building and maintaining a strong team isn’t as simple as finding people with a passion for the mission; each individual needs to understand—and be equipped to handle—the obstacles that their team faces each day, the social challenges that impact your organization’s ability to deliver promised programs and services. You’ll learn to identify team behavioral styles and the common causes of their problems as well as techniques for overcoming those and building trust among all team members.
This class is highly recommended for team members, team leaders, department heads, supervisors, program directors, volunteer managers, fundraisers, HR staff, and senior staff members. Remember, every person you register after the first receives a 10% discount on the class fee!
Annual giving efforts are most valuable when attention is placed on strategically identifying and increasing a donor's giving and involvement. Each technique should be part of a comprehensive program that has carefully considered where and how to invest your resources.
You will leave with the framework of your own annual giving plan and return to your organization ready to improve your results. This program is specifically designed for those who are not grant writing professionals and who have little or no experience in grant writing. This class includes tips on how to identify and analyze funding resources for programs and projects, approach funding sources well in advance, how to be ready once the deadline is looming and what to do once you've been awarded a grant. During the budget session, we will be using spreadsheets (Excel); familiarity with the personal computer environment, creating documents in Word and Excel is highly recommended as a prerequisite for this program. This session will address the "now what?" of grants and provide insight on how to manage grantor relationships and expectations.
Effective fund development gives you the resources to fulfill your mission and do more good. These skills will help you, no matter your position in the organization, make a larger impact. Sara Leonard, MBA, CFRE, nonprofit consultant and former Fund Development Academy Director at the Nonprofit Leadership Center, will educate and inform you on fundraising best practices. From an industry perspective, she focuses on long-term care and not-for-profit organizations.
In order to run a successful business or program a basic understanding of the numbers is essential. It may seem to be a disjointed direction, but they are all connected and the crux of real leadership skills.
This is why as a leadership development expert I often receive feedback that my posts seem all over the place. That means that no matter if you’re driven, ambitious, type A, or a Commander, or quiet, conservative, laid back, loyal and a Relater, you can lead.


If you’ve been a leader for a while, frolic in the executive ranks, then your need is more geared toward an individual, credible, executive coach that can help you develop the finer skills of leading you can’t see simply because you’re too close to your own behavior. You might be the most fantastic leader to the team you lead now, but what happens when they promote you to lead a different area of expertise?
We value each participants experience and input and we support them through our programs with follow-up business coaching to ensure that change and action happens. Validated in use by small and large companies alike, the program enhances the skills of active leaders and managers while developing organizational competence through the real-time problem-solving exercises built into the program design. While the overall content is based on a validated development model, both content and application may be customized to meet the unique needs of each sponsoring organization. This model is particularly effective during times of organizational growth, organizational change, or in response to significant shifts in the external market or business environment. This may include functional (departmental) management responsibilities, cross-functional team responsibilities or other similar leadership roles. The following is a brief description the core program elements included in this total learning experience. These sessions are typically held one month apart, and are all conducted personally by Seasoned WSA consultants.
A detailed description of the program content is provided in subsequent sections of this brochure. The participants receive a valuable set of resource materials that can be used in many aspects of their work.
Sometimes they are selected to address a particular organizational challenge, or address common customer issues. Individuals may call for personal discussion or coaching, or share materials for feedback via fax or email. These sessions include ways to enhance the learning and application of each of the participants, and also provide feedback regarding any organizational issues or opportunities that are identified in the program. This action planner is used to record both personal notes and plans at key points in every workshop session. The class becomes a fully integrated real-work action laboratory in which ideas and activities are developed in the workshop, tried out on-the-job, and feedback is provided both between sessions and in the next formal workshop experience.
Recent research has validated the primal nature of emotional intelligence as fundamental to successful leadership. Performance management has been proven to be the single most highly leveraged system for increasing individual productivity and organizational performance. Leadership skills in developing a vision, setting strategy and guiding large scale organizational change to achieve that vision are included in this higher level segment of the program. Specific, targeted organizational change challenges create the learning lab for application of the skills being taught. A well developed leadership development program acts as a catalytic force to drive the success of any leadership team wishing to achieve substantial improvements in organizational performance. It bridges the gap between the classroom and the real world by providing leadership and business training to dental students across all years. Shawn graduated magna cum laude from Harvard and earned a Masters from Harvard Divinity School in Christian and Buddhist ethics. Supervisors, you can use the same techniques to coach your subordinates to their best performance ever. You’ll also understand how these systems can help protect business continuity when anyone leaves. Improvements to our healthcare system allow people to live and work longer than in previous generations. People are not fitting into the comfortable little boxes we had them in previously and they certainly aren’t following any previously defined career track. You’ll leave with an action plan for fostering diversity and inclusion in your life and workplace. She worked in corporate management and training with Progressive Companies, Busch Entertainment Corporation and the National Conference for Community & Justice-Tampa Bay before establishing her own firm to consult and train in a variety of industries. At Florida Blue, she oversees the NCQA-accredited wellness program, Better You from Blue, and manages more than 200 client consultations per year.
He teaches professional and personal development skills that help his students gain self-confidence and follow their personal and professional goals. You’ll also have ample time to practice effective behaviors to not only address any existing problems but also build team cohesion and productivity. With over twenty-one years of nonprofit experience, Michelle and CCS have been responsible for increasing the impact and best practices of nonprofit organizations she serves and has raised over $50 million for the Tampa Bay community through her professional and personal philanthropic efforts. With the right focus, you can increase fundraising revenue, grow a loyal donor base, and build sustainability and success for your organization. In addition, you will receive individualized feedback from local grant professionals to enhance your learning experience along with a Certificate in Grant Writing toward your professional development. It isn't just a department; everyone in the organization – EVERYONE – has a responsibility and opportunity to make a positive impact by understanding fund development and its importance.
Nancy is a Certified Fraud Examiner and member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Funders and donors often judge us by our financials and our ability to communicate what the numbers mean. Leadership is just one thing and the simple and singular concept of leadership, isn’t everything we need. Whatever the skills are that you need to become a better leader, remember that skill development is only one aspect of how well you lead. What happens when a layoff is announced and you must counsel those who are RIF’d and work through survivor’s guilt of those who stay?
While the statement “leadership is not everything” may make you tilt your head to the side like the old RCA dog, the point here is that talking about Leadership as if it is clearly definable and single dimensional isn’t reality. Monica Wofford is an internationally acclaimed leadership development expert who engages audiences and teaches them how to become better leaders. WSA has developed the program and implemented it successfully with executives at all levels throughout North and South America, Europe and the Middle East. Examples have included performance management systems, continuous improvement systems, development of organizational culture, customer feedback and satisfaction systems, implementation of major change initiatives, implementation of enterprise-wide software systems, etc. They have been validated and continuously refined over a twenty-five year period, applied with more than five hundred corporations throughout North America and Europe, and used directly by more than 20,000 managers and leaders. This section helps the participants examine their personal and interpersonal leadership styles and develop additional skills and tools for their leadership roles.
Content in these modules includes setting expectations, developing performance measures, providing feedback, coaching and counseling, and conducting reviews that enhance performance.
Other topics may also include project management, continuous improvement, or creating a customer-focused organizational culture.
Sessions on public speaking, leading a team and working with different personality styles will help prepare you to be a well-rounded dentist. To do his work, Shawn has traveled to 51 countries, speaking to farmers in Zimbabwe, CEOs in China, doctors in Dubai and schoolchildren in South Africa.
Trainer, consultant, and coach Margarita Sarmiento will explain how unconscious bias impacts our beliefs, values, and actions—and contributes to corporate cultures that either foster or quash diversity and inclusion. Turman has managed capital and endowment campaigns for the Vero Beach Museum of Art, the Polk Museum of Art, the Gulf Coast Museum of Art, the South Tampa YMCA, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church of Clearwater. Nancy is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Wisconsin with a degree in finance.
How that Commander does it will simply look different and attract different followers than how that Relater does it. The same is true of communication, delegation, recognition, motivation, strategic planning, determining compensation, managing public persona, interacting with your boards even when you don’t wanna… okay so that was just so I could rhyme… these are all skills, not the sum total of what you need to lead.
You’ll have new opportunities to practice new skills from new circumstances as often as you can keep up. Perhaps it is best said that while leadership as one concept isn’t “everything”, indeed it is possible that everything is relevant to leadership.
Sometimes, the “life skills” needed to be a successful business owner, team leader and people manager are not taught in dental school. In 2014, Oprah Winfrey did a two hour interview with Shawn on the science of happiness and meaning. Carm is widely admired for her straightforward talk and sense of humor and for offering all in her audience practical, achievable wellness strategies and solutions.
Loblack has tested the methods he teaches, which resulted in his own personal accomplishments of finishing his undergraduate degree in only three years, completing his Ph.D.
Nancy is also the current Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Morton Plant Mease Foundation. In fact, I’ve often wondered what it would look like if Ghandi had been this aggressive, fast talking, action-oriented type of guy.
Don’t let your desire to be “done” with learning leadership keep you from learning and practicing the new skills you might need. His research on happiness made the cover of Harvard Business Review, his TED talk is one of the most popular of all time with over 11 million views, and his lecture airing on PBS has been seen by millions.
Not in a way that demands we become all things to all people, but in a way that clearly shows us leadership isn’t a one sentence conversation or five minute training class. Regardless of the specific content, the flow of the modules reflects the expanding circles of competence required by managers and leaders.



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