Upcoming SLA Programs
Virtual Coffee Talk When the water gets rough, teams lose their way. In 2015 Harvard Business School studied 95 teams within 25 leading companies and found that 75% of [...]
Virtual Coffee Talk
When the water gets rough, teams lose their way. In 2015 Harvard Business School studied 95 teams within 25 leading companies and found that 75% of cross-functional teams are dysfunctional! Yet, we know from study after study that the effectiveness of a team impacts an employee’s overall performance. After too many years of working with ineffective leaders and teams that spend too much time talking, not enough time executing and often paddling in different directions; Lauralee set out to understand how to get teams out of dysfunction and ready to take on the rough waters ahead. From there, the Top Teams® Model was born, this process provides a methodology for collaborating across functions, departments, organizations, and distances.
During this 90 minute presentation and breakout, there is an overview of research about teams, what it takes to create a high performing team and then an opportunity for the participants to assess their own team’s performance. If a half-day program is selected, we will go into further details of team development, using the assessment for building a plan for improving their team’s connectedness and performance. During the half-day, they will walk away with more tools and resources.
- Learn about the 2 types of teams
- The “must haves” of high performing teams
- What the research shows about high performing teams
- 5 key pieces of reaching high performance
- The roles of working teams and how that impacts effectiveness
About Our Facilitator
Lauralee Hites is the founder of Stratavize Consulting, a successful speaker, graphic facilitator, and organization consultant. Using visual thinking Stratavize helps leaders and teams reach their highest potential. Lauralee spent nearly 20 years in Fortune 500 corporations such as Wells Fargo, Accenture, and Microsoft. With this experience she has created Landmark Leaders® a roadmap to developing and retaining landmark leaders in your organization and Top Teams® Model a leader’s guide to creating and sustaining top performing teams. Top Teams® Model provides a methodology for collaborating across functions, departments, and organizations. She takes a unique approach to learning and strategy building that is personalized to her clients’ own unique challenges, goals, and culture. Lauralee believes in making an impact in her local community too. She has served on several area nonprofit boards over the years. When Lauralee is not speaking, facilitating a workshop or working with senior leaders she is kayaking the river rapids with her dog, Bear.
(thursday) 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Virtual Lunch & Learn Research shows that leaders spend a great deal of time and energy dealing with drama in the workplace. Drama that is often fueled by ego.
Virtual Lunch & Learn
Research shows that leaders spend a great deal of time and energy dealing with drama in the workplace. Drama that is often fueled by ego.
This interactive workshop will provide you with tools and techniques you can put to use immediately to improve accountability and reduce the cost and frustration of drama in your organization.
About Our Facilitator
Certified Business Coach Kim Stoneking had more than 25 years of CEO experience before starting his own business as a coach and facilitator in January 2019 Kim merged his business with Springboard International where he works with organizations throughout the country.
(tuesday) 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Virtual Workshop 2-Part Series A hands on journey to a better understanding of generational differences. Session #1: Wednesday Nov 18 2:00 PM [...]
Virtual Workshop 2-Part Series
A hands on journey to a better understanding of generational differences.
Wednesday Nov 18
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Thursday Nov 19
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
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.
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.
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
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.
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. Tisha is a Certified John Maxwell Speaker, Coach and Trainer. 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.
18 (wednesday) 2:00 pm - 19 (thursday) 4:00 pm