Your Preferences Make a Difference

Your Preferences Make a Difference

Knowing one’s preference can make a difference among family members, relative, volunteer workers and especially with a team of co-workers. One way to view preferences is by taking the Myers Briggs Personality Inventory and spend some time reviewing what ‘your 4 letters’ suggest about you. It is helpful for family members to have a sense of these preferences as they pursue various family activities. It is certainly beneficial for managers of teams to have a sense of their team member’s preferences and deploy various tasks, responsibilities and processes based on these preferences. Participants will take the Myers Briggs and bring their 4 letters to the session with an indication of the strength of their letters. Discussion will be a primary factor in this session and if it is a ‘work team’ info will be gathered prior and the various components of the team will be divided for discussion time.

Learning Objectives

Do you gather info by talking, asking questions or by listening?

When seeking information do you want all 5 senses satisfied or are you quite happy with just one being satisfied?

Are your personal belonging (closets, drawers, office files/desk) orderly or do you prefer a drop it in a pile because I know where it is?

Do you seek harmony and often accommodate others to maintain harmony or does your logic kick in and you roll with a decision with little regard for harmony?


About Our Facilitator

Dr Joe Misiewicz, is the Emeritus Chair of the Department of Telecommunications at Ball State, and in addition to many other accomplishments, served as the President and CEO of the Indiana Broadcasters Association.


Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence

Want to learn key skills to help you become more effective in work and life?

“Emotional Intelligence is so critical to success that it accounts for 60% of performance in all types of jobs. It’s the single biggest predictor of performance in the workplace and the strongest driver of leadership and personal excellence.” (The Emotional Intelligence Quick Book)

Fortunately, Emotional intelligence is not a static factor. One’s emotional intelligence changes over time and can be developed in targeted areas. Understanding and developing emotional intelligence can help enhance success on the job and in life.

Assessing and evaluating emotional intelligence can help establish specific needs for targeted personal and professional development. This, in turn, can lead to dramatic increases in a person’s performance, interaction with other, and leadership potential.

Learning Objectives

Articulate the concept of EQ and its impact in the Workplace

Identify the components and subscales of the EQi-2.0 model

Identify and learn how to apply key emotional competencies

Discuss how High / Low usage of EQ impact us


About Our Facilitator

Susan Rozzi (pronounced Rosey) is the president and owner of Rozzi & Associates. Believing each person has a unique way of leading, Susan strives to make a difference in and through each person she meets. What makes her different is her observant approach and speaking grace with her candor.

Susan focuses on leadership development, emotional intelligence insight and career management programs which can be customized to meet desired outcomes and needs. She uses her strengths in problem-solving, communicating, developing people, activating initiatives, and strategic thinking to create unique solutions for her clients. Each program starts with the premise that great leadership skills are a product of time, practice and focused development.

Rozzi is certified in EQi-2.0 and EQ 360 (emotional intelligence assessment), a Certified Real Colors (temperament assessment) facilitator, and a Certified John C. Maxwell coach, trainer and speaker. She is a member of National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), 2009 graduate of Leadership Hendricks County, and a Board member of the Indiana Leadership Association.

Her most significant leadership achievement has been being married to her husband, Chris, for over 25 years and raising her two children, Sarah and Packard.


Understanding and Reducing Unconscious Bias

This Session is Full

Understanding and Reducing Unconscious Bias

Everyone has unconscious biases, at least partially influenced by factors from our background and personal experiences or societal stereotypes. Not understanding unconscious bias can hurt relationships with your peers and team members at work, and in the community you serve. It is important to be aware of and address your own biases by becoming conscious of them so you can reduce them.

To enhance your self-awareness and your learning experience during the session, you are encouraged to take the online assessment before attending, that will be provided to you upon registration. The results are anonymous and will be sent directly to you only. Unless you choose to share them, they will not be seen by any Shafer Leadership Academy Staff, or the session facilitator.

Learning Objectives

Understand two types of Bias: Conscious (Explicit) & Unconscious (Implicit)

Understanding impact of Unconscious Bias in the workplace

Participant identifies their role in Reducing Unconscious Bias

Gain understanding of how Unconscious Biases originate

Learn strategies for reducing Unconscious Bias & Promoting Conscious Inclusion


About Our Facilitator

Thresette (Truh-set-uh) Briggs, is an award-winning Consultant, Certified John Maxwell Speaker, Trainer & Coach, and international contributing Author who is President & Chief Performance Officer of Performance 3, LLC (aka P3). P3 is a national leadership and professional development firm providing a high-performance GPS for leaders who want to perform UP! Through integrated services and products in speaking, training and coaching, leveraging over 80 combined team years’ experience, P3 has helped hundreds of leaders achieve high-performance and partners with companies and industries with 10,000 plus employees and over $20 billion in revenue. Clients include IndyGo, Butler University, a global pharmaceutical products company, IndyGo, CACUBO, and Ball State University.

Thresette has received multiple awards and recognition such as Great Lakes Women’s Business Enterprise Council (WBENC) Award of Distinction, and Starkey Entrepreneurial Woman Finalist. She currently serves in multiple leadership roles such as the executive committee for NAWBO-Indianapolis. Thresette is a featured speaker for international conferences, and is the Inventor of IDS Performance Coaching®, a federally registered service mark.

Also an Associate Faculty for Indiana University Kelley School of Business, Thresette received her Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Wichita State University and her MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University.

 


Fusion Jay County

Win-Win Solutions

Fusion: Leading Multi-Generational Teams is a hands on journey to a better understanding of generational differences.

Using our innovative, and proprietary, Generational Game Board, participants will explore the various social, political, and economic influences that shaped the working attitudes of the Greatest Generation, Baby Boomers, Generational X, Millennials and now Generation Z. Our game creates interesting, and informative, conversation among participants from various generations. 

This workshop will equip participants to be more effective communicators and leaders through understanding the various generations in the workplace today. Our goal is to create “win-win” solutions that promote inter-generational understanding and result in positive workplaces and communities.

If you’ve come here looking to “fix” people who are older, or younger, than you then you’ve come to the wrong place. We believe that each generation has a perspective to add, and that like any team, those perspectives must be understood and appreciated in order to develop a highly functioning unit. 

We provide you with a way of looking at another generation so you can relate to their experience and understand their perspective. We will provide case studies and activities that push you to find the value in what another generation has to offer. 

Learning Objectives

An appreciation of each of the major generational groups active in the workplace today

An overview of the challenges and opportunities multi-generational teams present

Insights regarding the world views, needs, and skill sets of various generations

An understanding of how to facilitate effective collaboration among multi-generational group members


About Our Facilitators

Tisha Gierhart

Tisha Gierhart was hired as Shafer Leadership Academy’s first Program Director in January 2014. She is primarily responsible for all activities related to the development, delivery, and assessment of leadership programs presented by Shafer Leadership Academy. In this role, she focuses on building collaborative relationships with Shafer  Leadership Academy’s participants and partners.

Tisha holds a degree in Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University. She has worked in the healthcare field for fourteen years, where she developed her skills in leadership, project management and facilitation. Tisha served as an internal coach for IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, where she worked to enhance the patient experience by cultivating a culture of service.

Tisha is an alumnus of Shafer Leadership Academy’s Emergence program and has completed Advanced Facilitator Training. She is certified in The Leadership Challenge and has over 40 hours of certified coach training. Tisha is an active member in her community where she serves as a board member for the Jay County Cancer Society and is the Co-Chair of the Jay County Cancer Walk. She enjoys volunteering and is a member of the Portland Evening Optimist and Hickory Grove Church of the Brethren. Her work reflects her passion for making a difference, building relationships, and motivating others. She believes in leading by example and developing purposeful connections.


Mitch Isaacs

Mitch Isaacs was named Shafer Leadership Academy’s Executive Director in May 2015. In this role, he works closely

with the organization’s board of directors to fulfill the mission of the organization. He is responsible for creating vision, connecting with stakeholders, administering program offerings and leading the organization in meaningful ways.

Mitch has over a decade of college leadership experience spanning multiple campuses. He graduated from Ball State University in

2002 with a double major in History and Political Science and a minor in Counseling Psychology. Mitch completed his Master’s degree in Student Affairs and Higher Education at Indiana State University. Mitch returned to Ball State in 2005 and spent the next 10 years as a working professional in Higher Education, including five years as the  Director of the Excellence in Leadership program, and Coordinator of the Leadership Studies Minor.

Mitch is an active member of the Muncie community. He serves as the President of the Country Village / Creekwood Neighborhood Association, Secretary for the Motivate Our Minds Board of Directors, and Secretary for the Indiana Leadership Association Board of Directors. Mitch sits on the board of directors for Muncie Action Plan and Muncie Rotary. Mitch is passionate about youth development, with roles as a Project Leadership Mentor, a Big Brother with Big Brothers / Big Sisters of Delaware County, and a member of the Burris Laboratory School Advisory Council.

He is committed to enhancing the leadership skills of the community and dedicated to Shafer Leadership Academy’s mission to ensure that individuals who have the desire to demonstrate leadership have access to world class leadership training close to home.


Managing Your Emotional Bank Account

Balancing Your Withdraws and Deposits

Our emotional energy, like our money, is limited. Everyday we make deposits into other people’s emotional bank account, while others are making deposits and withdraws in our own.

Join us for this session as we explore how to maintain a healthy account, for healthier relationships!

Learning Objectives

During This Session We Will:

Gain awareness of how deposits build and repair trust in a relationship while withdrawals lessen trust in relationships

Define an emotional withdrawal and deposit and what it takes to build up your account as well as the account of others

Understand that every interaction with another human being may be classified as a deposit or withdrawal


About Our Facilitator

Tisha Gierhart was hired as Shafer Leadership Academy’s first Program Director in January 2014. She is primarily responsible for all activities related to the development, delivery, and assessment of leadership programs presented by Shafer Leadership Academy. In this role, she focuses on building collaborative relationships with Shafer  Leadership Academy’s participants and partners.

Tisha holds a degree in Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University. She has worked in the healthcare field for fourteen years, where she developed her skills in leadership, project management and facilitation. Tisha served as an internal coach for IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, where she worked to enhance the patient experience by cultivating a culture of service.

Tisha is an alumnus of Shafer Leadership Academy’s Emergence program and has completed Advanced Facilitator Training. She is certified in The Leadership Challenge and has over 40 hours of certified coach training. Tisha is an active member in her community where she serves as a board member for the Jay County Cancer Society and is the Co-Chair of the Jay County Cancer Walk. She enjoys volunteering and is a member of the Portland Evening Optimist and Hickory Grove Church of the Brethren. Her work reflects her passion for making a difference, building relationships, and motivating others. She believes in leading by example and developing purposeful connections.

 


Establishing Trust

Trust is the Foundation

Together we will understand why members of great teams trust one another on a fundamental level. We will examine the importance of vulnerability and the need for honesty with each other regarding our weaknesses, mistakes and fears. We will explore the difference between trusting competency and trusting character, and how to create an environment that fosters both.

Learning Objectives

Join us for this workshop where participants will:

• Understand why trust is a foundational asset of a cohesive team
• Discuss the reasons why it is challenging to establish trust
• Learn how the Fundamental Attribute Error can destroy teamwork
• Under the difference between trusting character vs trust competence
• Explore strategies for trusting teammates’ character
• Explore strategies for trusting team members


About Our Facilitator

Tisha Gierhart was hired as Shafer Leadership Academy’s first Program Director in January 2014. She is primarily responsible for all activities related to the development, delivery, and assessment of leadership programs presented by Shafer Leadership Academy. In this role, she focuses on building collaborative relationships with Shafer  Leadership Academy’s participants and partners.

Tisha holds a degree in Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University. She has worked in the healthcare field for fourteen years, where she developed her skills in leadership, project management and facilitation. Tisha served as an internal coach for IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, where she worked to enhance the patient experience by cultivating a culture of service.

Tisha is an alumnus of Shafer Leadership Academy’s Emergence program and has completed Advanced Facilitator Training. She is certified in The Leadership Challenge and has over 40 hours of certified coach training. Tisha is an active member in her community where she serves as a board member for the Jay County Cancer Society and is the Co-Chair of the Jay County Cancer Walk. She enjoys volunteering and is a member of the Portland Evening Optimist and Hickory Grove Church of the Brethren. Her work reflects her passion for making a difference, building relationships, and motivating others. She believes in leading by example and developing purposeful connections.

 


Fusion: Leading Multi-Generational Teams

Win-Win Solutions

Fusion: Leading Multi-Generational Teams is a hands on journey to a better understanding of generational differences.

Using our innovative, and proprietary, Generational Game Board, participants will explore the various social, political, and economic influences that shaped the working attitudes of the Greatest Generation, Baby Boomers, Generational X, Millennials and now Generation Z. Our game creates interesting, and informative, conversation among participants from various generations. 

This workshop will equip participants to be more effective communicators and leaders through understanding the various generations in the workplace today. Our goal is to create “win-win” solutions that promote inter-generational understanding and result in positive workplaces and communities.

If you’ve come here looking to “fix” people who are older, or younger, than you then you’ve come to the wrong place. We believe that each generation has a perspective to add, and that like any team, those perspectives must be understood and appreciated in order to develop a highly functioning unit. 

We provide you with a way of looking at another generation so you can relate to their experience and understand their perspective. We will provide case studies and activities that push you to find the value in what another generation has to offer. 

Learning Objectives

An appreciation of each of the major generational groups active in the workplace today

An overview of the challenges and opportunities multi-generational teams present

Insights regarding the world views, needs, and skill sets of various generations

An understanding of how to facilitate effective collaboration among multi-generational group members


About Our Facilitators

Tisha Gierhart

Tisha Gierhart was hired as Shafer Leadership Academy’s first Program Director in January 2014. She is primarily responsible for all activities related to the development, delivery, and assessment of leadership programs presented by Shafer Leadership Academy. In this role, she focuses on building collaborative relationships with Shafer  Leadership Academy’s participants and partners.

Tisha holds a degree in Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University. She has worked in the healthcare field for fourteen years, where she developed her skills in leadership, project management and facilitation. Tisha served as an internal coach for IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, where she worked to enhance the patient experience by cultivating a culture of service.

Tisha is an alumnus of Shafer Leadership Academy’s Emergence program and has completed Advanced Facilitator Training. She is certified in The Leadership Challenge and has over 40 hours of certified coach training. Tisha is an active member in her community where she serves as a board member for the Jay County Cancer Society and is the Co-Chair of the Jay County Cancer Walk. She enjoys volunteering and is a member of the Portland Evening Optimist and Hickory Grove Church of the Brethren. Her work reflects her passion for making a difference, building relationships, and motivating others. She believes in leading by example and developing purposeful connections.


Mitch Isaacs

Mitch Isaacs was named Shafer Leadership Academy’s Executive Director in May 2015. In this role, he works closely

with the organization’s board of directors to fulfill the mission of the organization. He is responsible for creating vision, connecting with stakeholders, administering program offerings and leading the organization in meaningful ways.

Mitch has over a decade of college leadership experience spanning multiple campuses. He graduated from Ball State University in

2002 with a double major in History and Political Science and a minor in Counseling Psychology. Mitch completed his Master’s degree in Student Affairs and Higher Education at Indiana State University. Mitch returned to Ball State in 2005 and spent the next 10 years as a working professional in Higher Education, including five years as the  Director of the Excellence in Leadership program, and Coordinator of the Leadership Studies Minor.

Mitch is an active member of the Muncie community. He serves as the President of the Country Village / Creekwood Neighborhood Association, Secretary for the Motivate Our Minds Board of Directors, and Secretary for the Indiana Leadership Association Board of Directors. Mitch sits on the board of directors for Muncie Action Plan and Muncie Rotary. Mitch is passionate about youth development, with roles as a Project Leadership Mentor, a Big Brother with Big Brothers / Big Sisters of Delaware County, and a member of the Burris Laboratory School Advisory Council.

He is committed to enhancing the leadership skills of the community and dedicated to Shafer Leadership Academy’s mission to ensure that individuals who have the desire to demonstrate leadership have access to world class leadership training close to home.


Improv Your Team

“Yes, and…”

It is important to find ways to get along with those we work with, or we may miss what they contribute or what we could be contributing to collectively enhance our workplace environments.

This workshop will introduce some key principles of Improvisational Performance to find agreement and enhance our workplace relationships.

Learning Objectives

Join us for this workshop where we’ll cover:

Using improvisational performance principles to enhance workplace performance

Giving and gaining acceptance within the group dynamic

The power of “Yes, and…”


About Our Facilitator

Ted Ward, the founder of Achieve Onward, has more than 25 years of organizational leadership experience, often serving in a role of change agent with groups needing to pivot toward new strategies and practices. Having a lifelong spirit of entrepreneurship, he has enjoyed numerous ventures, including some time with ComedySportz Indianapolis – where he discovered many of the teambuilding, leadership, and professional development practices/philosophies he had been using all along, are parallel to many key attributes of Improv comedy (e.g. “Who’s Line is it Anyway?”) as well.

 

Ted has served with numerous not-for-profit organizations, is a former Chief Probation Officer and President of the Probation Officers Professional Association of Indiana, and he currently serves in a dual role as administrator and faculty at Ball State University. His personal mission statement reads: “I intend to encourage, inspire, and support growth and development among the people I influence.”

 


Inspire a Shared Vision

Envision the Future, Enlist Others

Together we will explore why leaders passionately believe that they can make a difference. They envision the future, creating an ideal and unique image of what the organization can become. Through their magnetism and quiet persuasion, leaders enlist others in their dreams. They breathe life into their visions and get people to see exciting possibilities for the future.

Learning Objectives

Understand how to envision the future by imagining exciting

Explores methods to enlist others in a common vision by appealing to shared aspirations


About Our Facilitator

Tisha Gierhart was hired as Shafer Leadership Academy’s first Program Director in January 2014. She is primarily responsible for all activities related to the development, delivery, and assessment of leadership programs presented by Shafer Leadership Academy. In this role, she focuses on building collaborative relationships with Shafer Leadership Academy’s participants and partners.

Tisha holds a degree in Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University. She has worked in the healthcare field for fourteen years, where she developed her skills in leadership, project management and facilitation. Tisha served as an internal coach for IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, where she worked to enhance the patient experience by cultivating a culture of service.

Tisha is an alumnus of Shafer Leadership Academy’s Emergence program and has completed Advanced Facilitator Training. She is certified in The Leadership Challenge and has over 40 hours of certified coach training. Tisha is an active member in her community where she serves as a board member for the Jay County Cancer Society and is the Co-Chair of the Jay County Cancer Walk. She enjoys volunteering and is a member of the Portland Evening Optimist and Hickory Grove Church of the Brethren. Her work reflects her passion for making a difference, building relationships, and motivating others. She believes in leading by example and developing purposeful connections.