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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.

The 2017 NVAA Leadership Institute begins the week of March 13. Live webinars are held on Thursdays from 2:00–3:15 p.m. e.t.

Welcome and Introduction to the Leadership Institute

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

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Session Webinar Date Webinar Time
March 23, 2017 2:00–3:15 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.
March 30, 2017 2:00–3:15 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.
April 6, 2017 2:00–3:15 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.
April 13, 2017 2:00–3:15 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.
April 20, 2017 2:00–3:15 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.
April 27, 2017 2:00–3:15 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.
May 4, 2017 2:00–3:15 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.
May 11, 2017 2:00–3:15 p.m. e.t.
  • Describe the Kotter Change Model.
  • Identify leadership competencies to manage transition with staff.
  • Develop action strategies for handling change.
May 18, 2017 2:00–3:15 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.
May 25, 2017 2:00–3:15 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.