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KU Professional & Continuing Education Leadership Programs

Leadership Link and Learns

Leadership Link & Learns: Free Live Webinars

 

KU Professional Leadership Link & Learns are a series of live webinars on essential leadership topics such as business presentation skills, organizational culture, and inspired leadership. All Link & Learn webinars are instructed by Lee Stuart, the KU Professional & Continuing Education Leadership Programs manager. Registration is always free for the Leadership Link & Learns.

Link & Learn Webinar Schedule

March 16, 2017 (1–2 p.m. CST)  —  Organizational Culture

This program explores the principles mapped out in Tribal Leadership, the best-selling business book by Dave Logan, John King, and Halee Fischer-Wright. Every organization is a tribe, or if it's large enough, a network of tribes. Tribes are more powerful than teams, companies, or even CEOs. Professional leadership coach Lee Stuart will help you assess your organization's tribal culture and to implement tools to manage tribes to higher levels of performance.

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May 18, 2017 (1–2 p.m. CST)  —  Values-Based Leadership

Successful leaders must traverse the rapidly evolving 21st century business landscape with unrelenting focus on two dynamics: Vision and Values. Leaders must be able to clearly communicate—over and over again—their organization's vision, stated not in words of what they do or how they do it, but in words that draw employees, customers, partners, and community members into a shared belief about possibilities.

Transformative leaders lead from values, not from business plans. The achievement of business objectives is a result or by-product of pursing a vision that is wrapped in the types of values that motivate people: trust, integrity, compassion, generosity, and inclusiveness.

In Values-Based Leadership, professional leadership coach Lee Stuart leads you through a discovery process that sharpens your understanding of the higher principles that should guide your organization, the "whys" of its existence. Then you will work to develop and practice your "vision and values" message through presentation coaching.

Finally, you will be given tools for assessing how well your message is being understood and acted upon. It's a reflective, enriching experience that alters the way leaders think about their roles.

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June 15, 2017 (1–2 p.m. CST)  —  Say It Simply & Smartly

Don't let it be you! Don't be that person who puts an audience to sleep with a poorly organized business presentation, a stammering, "uh, um, you know," speaking style, and slides that feature a zillion words but no clear ideas.

To avoid this all-too-common problem, register for Say It Simply and Smartly, the successful business presentations program offered by KU Professional & Continuing Education and presented by professional leadership coach Lee Stuart.

In this program, participants learn:

  • It Begins with the Audience: How to organize a presentation to generate the audience outcomes you are trying to achieve.
  • Stand and Deliver: How to speak in a compelling manner using short, active info-bites, clear messaging guideposts, a strong vocal presence, proper posture, appropriate gestures and movement, and all the other nuances of effective speaking.
  • Killer Slides, Not Slides That Kill: How to assemble a slide show that complements and supports your presentation, aids audience understanding, and leaves a powerful visual reminder of your key points.
  • Strong Closings: How to clearly communicate next steps, whether you’re asking for the big go-ahead or simply giving a project update.

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