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IGMA launches new leadership development program

April 22, 2019  By IGMA

April 22, 2019 – IGMA has announced that the next installment of the IGMA Leadership Development Program will roll out Thursday, April 24, 2019 at 10:00 am EDT, with subsequent sessions scheduled the fourth Wednesday of each month starting at 10:00 am Eastern. Each interactive session is 60 to 90 minutes lead by Oak Moser, Coaching2Connect, (formerly an industry insider) and recorded live so you will never miss a session.

Most organizations operate at 50% of their intelligence capacity or less, and experience lower than 35% engagement with employees. Observations show that leaders are 1 of 2 types: Leadership Multipliers (leaders who attract great people and empower them) or Empire Builders (surround themselves with talent that makes them look good but doesn’t empower their people and operate at low efficiency). The next level of IGMA’s program will expand upon the program launched last year to help attendees learn to manage properly and become a leadership multiplier.

What are people saying about the program?
“Over a long career, I’ve had opportunities to participate in many company sponsored training classes. Some of them even had similarities to the IGMA Leadership Development Program. I have to say I got more out of the IGMA Leadership Development Program than any of the company sponsored training. There is a unique difference related to this program; the focus and delivery. The focus is on soft skills or those communication/interpersonal skills related to how you deal with and communicate with others. Oak Moser is an excellent presenter that provides real life examples of how to implement a technique or how a situation can be handled. I think that the best part of it was the examples. It helped me to understand the concept and how to implement it in my everyday job. I would highly recommend this program to anyone that deals with people in their job whether they are a supervisor or not. Everyone has the ability to lead whether they have the word supervisor/manager in their title or not.”

“Some say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. Frankly, the statement is not true when it comes to this leadership training. Our company had several participants involved in the training and everyone came away with a better understanding of themselves and how to relate to others. Because Oak has been in leadership positions in the industry it is easy for him to relate to stories you can see in your own plant. He talks about his own shortcomings back then as well as how he has changed his actions in his world today. The ability to miss a session but review it later was also a big plus in the program. Well worth the investment in both time and money”


“My appreciation of the program was, first and foremost, getting a better understanding of who I am and how I interact with others with the DISC profile test. Once I knew what my profile was, I had a lot of fun trying to see what the profile of the people I interact with on a regular basis was and how I could adjust to them or at least try to understand better why they act and react the way they do instead of getting frustrated. My interactions with my colleagues has changed a great deal because I learned a lot with this leadership training.”

The Program
The program will kick off with three refresher sessions, so whether you are new to the program or a veteran looking for a quick update, the three upfront sessions will provide you with the background necessary to take full advantage of the new program.

Leadership Spectrum (Refresher Session – April 24, 2019)
Description of the skills required to be an effective leader in today’s complex world (personalities, values, issues, world events, millennial employees)

Character Strength Finder (Refresher Session – May 22, 2019)
Help every leader identify their natural strengths and begin to understand how and when to use them. Improve your understanding of yourself and others at a much deeper level (how you and others related and connect).

Communicating with all Personalities (Refresher Session – June 26, 2019)
Help you understand each other’s preferred personality style. Provide insights into the likes and dislikes of each style and help people move from tolerating each other towards valuing our differences.

Modules (One per Subsequent Month)

  • How to set expectations with people
  • How to lead with better self-awareness
  • How to influence people for positive change
  • How to teach and develop team talent / skills
  • How to build a team that performs
  • How to lead during difficult/challenging times
  • How to make the right decisions in uncertainty or ambiguity
  • How to prepare for an opportunity
  • How to be a player versus a pretender
  • How to prepare and respond to setbacks
  • The 4 levels of commitment found in every great leader
  • How to win on the inside first

Registration (includes 3 refresher sessions and 12-month program)

IGMA and AAMA members:
New to the program – $1,500
Graduates of Level 1 – $1,200
Non-Members – $2,100

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