A series of Skill Building Workshops for individuals in a leadership role are offered monthly at the campus of Indiana University Northwest. The highly interactive format of each workshop is designed for managers, supervisors, business owners, organizational officers and teachers or anyone wishing to improve or upgrade their leadership skills. The workshops are economically priced at $50 each and are four hours long.
Workshops scheduled for November include:
•Maximum Board Participation will be on Thursday, Nov. 4, from 1 to 5 p.m. in Room 110 of the Library Conference Center. Presented by Dan Lowery, Ph.D., executive director for the Center for Sustainable Regional Vitality at IU Northwest, the workshop will clarify expectations and roles of volunteer boards, provide techniques to develop engaged boards, and offer tools that assess board performance.
•The Art and Science of Persuasion will be held on Saturday, Nov. 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Room 105C. George Miga, owner of GPM Communications, will lead the workshop and participants will learn the difference between "influence" and "persuasion," the role "attitude" and "behavior" has in the persuasion process, and how verbal pacing can establish a more effective persuasion technique.
•Leadership through Creativity will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 30, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Keith Kirkpatrick, executive director for the Institute for Innovative Leadership at IU Northwest will lead the workshop and show how to use creativity in leadership.
To register for any or all the workshops or for more information, please call the Institute for Innovative Leadership office at (219) 981-5631.