I offer a variety of 2 Day workshops, classes, and seminars that assist leaders, organizations, corporations, and institutions build capacity of their teams, address specific challenges, and cultivate growth mindsets in their workforce and leaders.
Below is a selected list of recent programs. My recent focus has been working with US Federal Agency leaders, from senior managers to emerging leaders, building on decades of research and study into the leadership lessons that can be learned from History and Philosophy.
What the Founding Fathers Can Teach Us About Leadership.
In this highly successful program with my clients at the Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Agency at the Department of Homeland Security in the summer of 2023, we explored how the the Federalist Papers and the Founder's experiences leading the new nation offer valuable leadership lessons. As a result of its success this seminar will be offered again at the National Defense University in 2024 and future years to multiple cohorts of emerging public service leaders.
On The Brink: Cold War Lessons for Leadership and Critical Thinking.
This seminar introduced the fundamentals of game theory and decision theory to assist leaders in times of uncertainty. Using historical case studies and focusing on the Cuban Missile Crisis, senior CISA/DHS managers crafted responses and strategy plans. Using case-based reasoning, along side game theory and decision theory, senior managers sharpened their tool kits to meet key mission goals.
In this seminar, participants engaged in critical thinking to explore cognitive biases as a lens to understand pathways and challenges to meet goals and improve collaboration with outside stakeholders. Activities applied focusing on key organizational values of a division of the Department of Homeland Security.
Horizontal and/or Vertical Frameworks for Leadership: Lessons from the Civil Rights Movement.
This seminar focuses on the leadership tactics and strategies deployed by Civil Rights leaders and organizations during the US Civil Rights Movement. Focusing on the events and strategic ecosystems of 1961-1965, the seminar analyzed this historical moment to understand Horizontal and Vertical Frameworks for meeting goals and objectives. A cognate unit explored responses to radicalization and studied key structural features of social movements.
Why this isn't your regular leadership and professional development program...
Key skill sets are taught as they are modeled and practiced- participants are learning while doing, not just listening to some sage on a stage.
By using a research-based pedagogy based on 30 years of success and experience teaching groups at all levels, long term impact and perspective shifting takes place.
All workshops are customized to client needs and goals.
In meetings, we carve out time to explore if there is a topic, a historical figure or moment, or a theme that closely matches client interests and needs.
Unlike standard workshops or professional development programs, we incorporate real-time feedback from participants, ensuring relevance and responsiveness to needs. Also, workshops and seminars include substantial post-workshop assessments, which are shared with senior leaders to build on what was learned and tailor future workshops.
Because these workshops and seminars are activity based, they are engaging and fun. Most crucially they are memorable and develop concrete actionable skills to build on in the future.