Leadership Lake County has provided leadership development programs since 1987. The experiential nature of our program days and the preparation for workplace and community leadership roles are the hallmarks of our programs.
Participants: Leadership Lake County Community Builders is designed for front-line employees and entry-level managers. This program focuses on advancing communication, conflict resolution and strategic thinking skills. The program includes development of a personal, professional and community leadership plan.
Time Commitment : Community Builders runs October - May on the first Monday of each month. time: Noon -5 pm. Class size is limited to 24 individuals.
Cost: Tuition is $595 and includes all materials, texts and assessments.
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Class of 2019 Dates and Topics (subject to change)
Monday, September 17 Orientation, Noon - 1:30 pm- Business Dress, Professional Headshots and Class Photo
Monday, October 1, 2018 Opening Retreat – Diagnose the Situation I – Understanding your Behavior Style
Facilitators: Lee Nesler '16 and Dr. Jessie Baginski '04
Location: West End YMCA
Monday, November 5, 2018 Diagnose the Situation II – What You Say and How You Say It Matters!
Facilitator: Lee Nesler '16
Monday, December 3, 2018 Managing Self I - Conflict and Values
Facilitators: Wes VenHoff '18 and Dr. Bryan DePoy
Location: Lake Erie College
Monday, January 7, 2019 Managing Self II - Experiments and Failure
Facilitators: Wes VenHoff '18 and Judge Joe Gibson
Location: TriPoint Physicians Pavilion
Monday, February 4, 2019 Energize Others I - Collaboration and Intergenerational Communications
Facilitators: Shawn Walsh '16 and Dr. Jessie Baginski
Monday, March 4, 2019 Energize Others II - Inspiring Others and Reach Common Ground with Integrity
Facilitators: Shawn Walsh '16 and Pat Perry '92
Location: Holden University Center
Monday, April 1, 2019 Intervene Skillfully I - Making Choices
Facilitators: Adam Stull '15 and Judge Eugene Lucci
Location: Lake County ADAMHS Board
Monday, May 6, 2019 Intervene Skillfully II - Purpose
Facilitators: David Reed '17
Location: Lincoln Electric Global Headquarters
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 Graduation with the Signature Class of 2018
A few comments from Class Evaluations:
The most interesting and also valuable thing I learned was different perspectives from CEOs/ high level managers on what they are looking for in employees who are just beginning their careers.
I learned that even those in leadership positions question themselves, and that it's okay to be unsure, ask questions and even fail because that's how we will learn and grow.
Learn to listen with the intent to learn about the other person. Prepare for conversation and follow up.
Every session I have had with Leadership, I always feel I gain more knowledge I how to interact with people, how to handle conflict with guest and employees, just fine tuning where I may have lacked. Learning about and visiting business's in Lake County, and the speakers have been fantastic such professionals with great knowledge and insight.
The most interesting thing I learned was during our discussion on different generations. It was great to hear different perspective on how generations are perceived and what you can do to communicate better with different generations in the workplace.