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Iowa Western Community College

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Leadership Achievement Series

The Leadership Achievement Series offers a valuable resource to those in a leadership position or those aspiring to become a leader. It is also ideal for those individuals or contributors in your organization who lead every day without the title of Leader. The training will provide the opportunity to develop leadership skills, knowledge, and attitudes.

About the Program

Certificate Option

Complete 10 of 12 courses and receive the prestigious Iowa Western “Certificate in Leadership Excellence.” You can start any time! Classes scheduled throughout the year from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Non-Certificate Option

Participants may register for any number of the morning training sessions in any order.

Location

Iowa Western Community College
Looft Hall, Council Bluffs 

Cost

$588 for the certificate program. $59 for individual classes.


Dates Leadership Series Sessions
October 18, 2017 Integrity & Ethics
November 15, 2017 Emotional Intelligence
December 20, 2017 Creativity & Innovation
January 17, 2018 Motivation, Empowerment, and Engagement
February 21, 2018 Leading Personalities
March 21, 2018 Self Leadership
April 18, 2018 Generational Diversity     
May 16, 2019 Leadership Theories
June 20, 2018 Creating and Communicating a Vision 
July 20, 2018 Leading Change

Instructor Team

Amy Besack

Amy is a facilitator, coach, organization development consultant and valued resource for the IWCC Continuing Education team. Her ability to take concepts, theories and information and distill it down to an “I get it” form is what makes Amy such a great facilitator. But that’s not what drives her most; she wants to help all of her students and clients “connect-the-dots” from classroom to “real life.” Amy has been working in the learning and development field for 14 years, 7 of those years working in a corporate environment and 7 owning and operating her own coaching and consulting business.

Annette Jordan

Annette is an organizational consultant, professional coach, and certified resilience trainer with over 30 years of professional experience in both the public and private sectors. Annette's passion is to empower people and organizations to realize their full potential through practical, research-based best-practices. She has an M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology. Annette's consulting and coaching engagements and her research agendas have included leadership, employee motivation, engagement, stress, and coping as well as emotional intelligence, organizational culture, climate, and workplace bullying.

To Register for the Leadership Achievement Series

Email ce@iwcc.edu

Call (712) 325-3256

Online Registration Form

  • Name of Class is Leadership Achievement Series.
  • Date of Class is the 1st class date.

Class Descriptions and Individual Class Registration

Creativity & Innovation

Innovation is where leadership and creativity intersect. Developing our creativity and others provides benefits in innovation, decision-making, team-building, problem-solving, etc. Fee $59

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*12 - CF17 Council Bluffs Campus W 12/20/2017 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Decision Making

Making decisions is an important aspect of every manager's job, ranging from simple to highly complex. As the next step following problem-solving, learn how a systematic approach and techniques for generating alternatives can help you refine your decision making strategy. Fee $59

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*07 - CS18 Council Bluffs Campus Th 04/05/2018 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Delegation

Knowing how to delegate effectively can be a key aspect of succeeding or failing as a manager. We'll review the dos and don'ts of effective delegation. Fee $59

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*03 - CS18 Council Bluffs Campus Th 02/01/2018 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Forging an Effective Relationship With Your Manager

Know yourself and your strengths, weaknesses, work style preferences, goals, and pressures. Developing self-awareness and then learning to apply your knowledge is an important ongoing learning process. Find ways to regularly communicate your expectations to your boss, receive feedback and ask questions about his/her expectations, and influence him/her to your point of view on important issues. Fee $59

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*11 - CF17 Council Bluffs Campus Th 12/07/2017 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Generational Diversity

There are currently five generations in the workforce today. This class will provide an overview of the different generations, discuss the challenges most commonly faced in the workplace and strategies for effectively communicating with each group. Fee $59

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*08 - CS18 Council Bluffs Campus W 04/18/2018 9:00AM-11:00PM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Leadership Theories

Review four core leadership theories and discover how they have influenced our understanding of effective leadership. Learn how we can apply this theoretical information in becoming better leaders. Fee $59

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*10 - CS18 Council Bluffs Campus W 05/16/2018 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Leading Personalities

How you are wired makes a difference in how you lead and others follow. Find the sweet spot within the mix of your personality and your followers. Fee $59

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*04 - CS18 Council Bluffs Campus W 02/21/2018 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Mindfulness Series An Invitation to Well-Being & Resilience

This program is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of mindfulness meditation and its application to every day living in order to promote greater well-being and build resilience. Research on mindfulness has found that brain activity and structural changes occur with regular meditation practice. These structural changes, known as neural plasticity, have been proven to enhance focused attention, emotional regulation, memory, and perspective-taking. This is a mindfulness series. $159 for all three or $59 each session. Fee $59

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*21 - CF17 Council Bluffs Campus F 11/17/2017 12:00-2:00PM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Motivation, Empowerment, and Engagement

Leaders want empowered, highly motivated, and engaged employees. Learn about these important concepts, how they are inter-related, and some practical things you can do to increase them to achieve organizational goals. Fee $59

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*02 - CS18 Council Bluffs Campus W 01/17/2018 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Performance Management

Creating a high-performance workforce is paramount to achieving organizational goals. Learn about best practices, tools, and techniques in performance management to improve employee productivity and increase employee retention and organizational effectiveness. Fee $59

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*05 - CS18 Council Bluffs Campus Th 03/01/2018 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Planning and Organization

The purpose of planning and organizing work is to ensure efficient organization of the work unit, coordination of activities, and effective utilization of resources. Fee $59

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*01 - CS18 Council Bluffs Campus Th 01/04/2018 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Problem Solving

Examine the problem-solving process and the power of "visibility" to more effectively solve problems. Learn to break problems into manageable parts and identify root-cause. Fee $59

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*09 - CS18 Council Bluffs Campus Th 05/03/2018 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Self Leadership

Leadership begins with yourself. Your behavior often speaks louder than words. Discover the importance of core values and their link to behavior. Fee $59

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*06 - CS18 Council Bluffs Campus W 03/21/2018 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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