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Iowa Western Community College

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Leadership Achievement Series

The Leadership Achievement Series offers a valuable resource to those in a leadership position or those aspiring to become a leader. It is also ideal for those individuals or contributors in your organization who lead every day without the title of Leader. The training will provide the opportunity to develop leadership skills, knowledge, and attitudes.

About the Program

Certificate Option

Complete 10 of 12 courses and receive the prestigious Iowa Western “Certificate in Leadership Excellence.” You can start any time! Classes scheduled throughout the year from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Non-Certificate Option

Participants may register for any number of the morning training sessions in any order.

Location

Iowa Western Community College
Looft Hall, Council Bluffs 

Cost

$588 for the certificate program. $59 for individual classes.


Dates Leadership Series Sessions
January 17, 2018 Motivation, Empowerment, and Engagement
February 21, 2018 Leading Personalities
March 21, 2018 Self Leadership
April 18, 2018 Generational Diversity
May 16, 2019 Leadership Theories
June 20, 2018 Creating and Communicating a Vision
July 18, 2018 Leading Change   
August 15, 2018 Leading Without the Title
September 19, 2018 Leading Teams
October 17, 2018 Integrity & Ethics
November 21, 2018 Emotional Intelligence
December 19, 2018 Creativity & Innovation

Instructor Team

Amy Besack

Amy is a facilitator, coach, organization development consultant and valued resource for the IWCC Continuing Education team. Her ability to take concepts, theories and information and distill it down to an “I get it” form is what makes Amy such a great facilitator. But that’s not what drives her most; she wants to help all of her students and clients “connect-the-dots” from classroom to “real life.” Amy has been working in the learning and development field for 14 years, 7 of those years working in a corporate environment and 7 owning and operating her own coaching and consulting business.

Annette Jordan

Annette is an organizational consultant, professional coach, and certified resilience trainer with over 30 years of professional experience in both the public and private sectors. Annette's passion is to empower people and organizations to realize their full potential through practical, research-based best-practices. She has an M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology. Annette's consulting and coaching engagements and her research agendas have included leadership, employee motivation, engagement, stress, and coping as well as emotional intelligence, organizational culture, climate, and workplace bullying.

To Register for the Leadership Achievement Series

Email ce@iwcc.edu

Call (712) 325-3256

Online Registration Form

  • Name of Class is Leadership Achievement Series.
  • Date of Class is the 1st class date.

Class Descriptions and Individual Class Registration

Creativity & Innovation

Innovation is where leadership and creativity intersect. Developing our creativity and others provides benefits in innovation, decision-making, team-building, problem-solving, etc. Fee $59

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*12 - CF17 Council Bluffs Campus W 12/20/2017 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Generational Diversity

There are currently five generations in the workforce today. This class will provide an overview of the different generations, discuss the challenges most commonly faced in the workplace and strategies for effectively communicating with each group. Fee $59

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*08 - CS18 Council Bluffs Campus W 04/18/2018 9:00AM-11:00PM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Grant Writing Boot Camp Express

This course covers the essential grant writing strategies and skills required to successfully submit competitive corporate and foundation proposals, and state and federal grant applications for funding consideration. Emphasis is placed on researching and writing. Approved for 5 Grant Professional Certification Institute (GCPI) CEUs. Fee $260

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*15 - CS18 Council Bluffs Campus Th 05/17/2018 9:00AM-4:00PM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Leadership Theories

Review four core leadership theories and discover how they have influenced our understanding of effective leadership. Learn how we can apply this theoretical information in becoming better leaders. Fee $59

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*10 - CS18 Council Bluffs Campus W 05/16/2018 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Leading Personalities

How you are wired makes a difference in how you lead and others follow. Find the sweet spot within the mix of your personality and your followers. Fee $59

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*04 - CS18 Council Bluffs Campus W 02/21/2018 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Mindfulness Series: Introduction to Mindfulness

Mindfulness is sweeping the country as a tool to promote greater well-being, build resilience and enhance focus, clarity, creativity and overall happiness. What is mindfulness? How do we practice it? What are its benefits? The introduction to Mindfulness series will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of mindfulness and its application to everyday living-personally and professionally. Each course includes subject matter presentation, discussion and experiential practice to reinforce the learning objectives. Fee $150

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*13 - CS18 Council Bluffs Campus M 03/05/2018 6:00-8:00PM Looft Hall
3 sessions Call 712-325-3256

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MANAG 99*14 - CS18 Council Bluffs Campus F 05/18/2018 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
3 sessions Call 712-325-3256

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Motivation, Empowerment, and Engagement

Leaders want empowered, highly motivated, and engaged employees. Learn about these important concepts, how they are inter-related, and some practical things you can do to increase them to achieve organizational goals. Fee $59

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*02 - CS18 Council Bluffs Campus W 01/17/2018 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Networking for Busy Professionals

Fee $75

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*17 - CS18 Council Bluffs Campus Th 01/25/2018 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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MANAG 99*18 - CS18 Council Bluffs Campus Th 03/22/2018 4:00-6:00PM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Organization Diversity, Equity & Inclusion 101

This two-hour interactive workshop will take participants through the fundamentals of workplace diversity, equity and inclusion best practices and strategy implementation. Fee $75

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*16 - CS18 Council Bluffs Campus T 01/16/2018 8:30-10:30AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Self Leadership

Leadership begins with yourself. Your behavior often speaks louder than words. Discover the importance of core values and their link to behavior. Fee $59

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*06 - CS18 Council Bluffs Campus W 03/21/2018 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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