Leadership: Beyond Management



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Eastern Iowa Community Colleges invites local professionals to learn leadership skills immediately applicable to their job and earn credit for their work with our upcoming training series “Leadership: Beyond Management.”

Participants who complete the course will learn how to become a more effective, adaptive and confident leader, as well as have the opportunity to prove their skills by earning a microcredential. Microcredentials are shorter, narrowly focused programs of study that recognize learning and verify your competency. This is a great opportunity for both working professionals and employers. Employees are recognized for their hard work, and companies can verify their competency in a specific skill set. EICC microcredentials are meaningful, of high quality and represent measurable learning.

The six-course series uses both academic theory and skill-based training including access to the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI), which measures an individual’s strengths and areas for improvement as a leader. Series facilitator Dr. Randy Richards delivers years of experience teaching, coaching and consulting on leadership practices. Classes will be held online, making it easy to fit into busy schedules. Sessions will take place 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the following dates:

October 7: The emergence of a new leadership mindset

  • What is broken in our practice of managing today?
  • What are the emerging themes in the future of management?


October 21: Leading change - meeting the challenges of the emerging future

  • What are the global forces that are challenging our organization’s success?
  • The critical difference between technical and adaptive challenges.
  • The most effective conflict method for leading adaptive changes.


November 4: Strengthening organizational adaptive capacity

  • Different organizations need to address adaptive changes differently.
  • Analyzing organizational requirements for change, applying these insights to your own organization.


November 18: The future of managing and leading

  • A wide variety of organizations have done away with management hierarchy and are moving to self-management.
  • What your organization might do to move closer to self-management.


December 2: Dialogue and personal transformation

  • Why dialogue is critical to meeting the adaptive challenges facing your organization.
  • What kind of inner work you as a leader must undertake to be able to tap into the power of dialogue.


December 16: My journey, first steps

  • Using the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI) 360 degree anonymous collegial feedback, learn how your management and leadership behaviors are perceived.
  • Using the LPI (above) to develop a self-improvement plan relevant for your leadership journey.


Visit at eicc.edu/beyond to register. For questions contact Cheryl Riley-Hayles at 563-336-3402 or criley-hayles@eicc.edu