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NVAA Leadership Institute Schedule, Goals, and Objectives

The goals for the Leadership Institute are to:

  • Introduce you to the basics of effective leadership within the organization.
  • Provide you with the tools you will need to develop your leadership skills.
  • Guide you in creating your own leadership mission.

Active participation in each of the following training modules will help you accomplish these learning objectives.

Prework Week: Welcome and Introduction to the Leadership Institute — begins January 29, 2018 (no webinar)

  • Describe the philosophies of leadership experts.
  • Explain how leadership is like conducting an orchestra.
  • Define leadership.

All webinars will be held from 3:00–4:15 p.m. e.t.

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Session Date Time
February 8, 2018 3:00–4:15 p.m. e.t.
  • Identify your basic leadership values.
  • Examine characteristics that provide the foundation of leadership.
  • Describe the shared leadership model.
  • Explain the differences between managing and leading.
  • Discuss action strategies that promote ethical behaviors within victim services.
  • Self-assess your individual leadership strengths and development areas.
  • Begin to develop a personal leadership strategy.
February 15, 2018 3:00–4:15 p.m. e.t.
  • Define emotional intelligence (EQ).
  • Evaluate your self-awareness.
  • Describe the elements of EQ.
  • Examine the core skills of EQ.
  • Identify strategies to improve your core skills.
February 22, 2018 3:00–4:15 p.m. e.t.
  • Identify your DiSC style and the priorities that drive you.
  • Differentiate the characteristics of each DiSC styles.
  • Describe your reactions to different DiSC styles.
  • Examine common perceptions associated with communication and behavior styles.
  • Identify strategies to build more effective relationships at work.
March 1, 2018 3:00–4:15 p.m. e.t.
  • Identify and share methods to develop effective work teams.
  • Identify four approaches to staff development.
  • Explore leadership skills to promote collaboration and teamwork.
  • Describe how an effective team and leaders can help carry on the mission of the organization.
  • Discuss strategies for succession planning.
March 8, 2018 3:00–4:15 p.m. e.t.
  • Examine the role of culture in your life.
  • Explain the importance of cultural humility.
  • Define microaggression.
  • Discuss the dynamics of unearned power and privilege.
  • Apply strategies to practice cultural humility as a leader.
  • Develop an action plan for overcoming your cultural biases.
March 15, 2018 3:00–4:15 p.m. e.t.
  • Define feedback and explain why it is important.
  • Identify the guidelines for effective feedback.
  • Describe how to apply the guidelines for effective feedback to achieve a win/win result.
  • Describe different methods for conflict resolution.
March 22, 2018 3:00–4:15 p.m. e.t.
  • Explain the purpose of guiding statements for an organization.
  • Define your organization's values and vision.
  • Identify how your personal leadership values relate to your organization's values.
March 29, 2018 3:00–4:15 p.m. e.t.
  • Describe the Kotter Change Model.
  • Identify leadership competencies to manage transition with staff.
  • Develop action strategies for handling change.
April 5, 2018 3:00–4:15 p.m. e.t.
  • Describe who in your organization can contribute to innovative thinking.
  • Identify ways to support innovative thinking in your organization.
  • Explain why innovative thinking is beneficial to nonprofit growth and development.
  • Empower your organization to think innovatively.
April 12, 2018 3:00–4:15 p.m. e.t.
  • Define resiliency.
  • Identify the five core elements of resiliency.
  • Describe strategies to increase organizational and staff accountability.
  • Describe your plan for developing your leadership skills.