With Thanks To Our LEAD Indian Valley Sponsors:

What is LEAD Indian Valley?

LEAD Indian Valley is an updated version of the Community Leadership Institute (CLI), a program originally launched in 2005 by the Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce. There are nearly 125 CLI alumni actively serving their organizations and dozens of nonprofits throughout the Greater Indian Valley area.

Designed for business and nonprofit executives or emerging leaders, the program’s curriculum has a specific emphasis on developing self-awareness and identifying the skills needed to successfully lead teams.

The Chamber is committed to preparing future leaders who can effectively manage the growing diversity in our local communities and workplaces. We respectfully invite you to identify persons in your organization who would be candidates for this program.

A limited number of sponsorship opportunities are available, some of which offer tuition discounts. Contact the Chamber office for details.

Since its inaugural year (2016-17) the program graduated 30 participants.

How do I Apply?

Provide the following item:

  • Completed application form, signed by both applicant and employer/sponsor.

Document must be submitted by Tuesday, August 1, 2018 to:

Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce
ATTN: LEAD Indian Valley Program
121 E. Chestnut Street, Suite 201
Souderton, PA 18964

Tuition

Tuition is due within one month after notification of acceptance to the program.

  • Chamber Members – Tuition is $950
  • Non-Chamber Members – tuition is $1,500, a $100 discount is applied if paid by August 1, 2018.

Please make checks payable to Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce, with LEAD Indian Valley in the memo.
The tuition includes all program fees (classes and materials).

Expectations

Class participants of the LEAD Indian Valley Program are expected to commit the necessary time to fully participate in the program.

Full participation includes:

  • Regular attendance (only two missed session permitted to graduate).
  • Preparation for sessions by completing reading and class assignments, including a company project.
  • Active Participation in class sessions.

Schedule

The program begins in September 2018 and concludes in May 2019. Sessions are held the 2nd Friday of each month from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  The first session is a full day.

Date
Title
Content

Session 1
9/14/18 (full day)

Program Launch
Understanding Your Leadership Approach

Opening reception; Introductions; Orientation to the program; Develop program expectations and Class Ground Rules; Everything DISC Work of Leaders® – Part 1 (Introduction and Vision Modules); Lunch; Area bus tour; Set up interviews with community leaders. Take home: Community Leader Interview Guide.

Session 2
10/12/18

Understanding Your Leadership Approach

Introduction to the Everything DISC Work of Leaders – Part 2 (Alignment, Execution, and Action Planning modules). Take home: WOL Book; Online assessment for the Team Dimensions® profile.

Session 3
11/9/18

Project Team Leadership –
Company Project Launch

Use Team Dimensions® profile to identify basic team roles. Learn the “Z-Process” for project management. Take home: Online assessment for the Personal Listening Profile®. Begin planning your internal company/organization project.

Session 4
12/14/18

Enhancing Your Listening Skills

Use Personal Listening Profile® to identify natural listening approach and its strengths and challenges. Explore the role of listening in communication effectiveness. Recognize and use effective approaches for different listening situations. Work on your company/organization project. Take Home: StrengthsFinder 2.0 book; Online assessment for StrengthsFinder

Session 5
1/11/19

Strengths-Based Leadership

Strengths theory. Your five signature themes and their relationship with each other. How to nurture your themes into strengths. Applying your strengths in various leadership roles. Work on your company/organization project.

Session 6
2/18/19

Change Management

Guest facilitators, from the Souderton Area School District will share a recipe for implementing change in organizations that offers practical strategies and cultivates a growth mindset. Take home: Online assessment for the Everything DiSC® Productive Conflict profile. Work on your company/organization project.

Session 7
3/8/19

Harness the Power of Productive Conflict

Learn ways to improve self-awareness around conflict behaviors. Introduction to the Everything DiSC® Productive Conflict profile. Understand how to manage your response to conflict situations. Discover communication strategies for engaging in productive conflict with colleagues.

Session 8
4/12/19

Nonprofit Board Leadership

Meet local nonprofit executives and explore the issues they are facing. Learn how to be an effective on profit board member. Work on your company/organization project.

Session 9
5/10/19

Leadership Legacy and Company Project Presentations

Creating a leadership legacy. Report on your company/ organization project. Program evaluation.

May Date
To Be Determined

Graduation Luncheon

Chamber hosted graduation luncheon celebration with speakers, guests, sponsors and supports, mentors and alumni.

Ongoing

Company/Organization Project

Each participant will select a project they plan to implement and oversee within their sponsoring organization. Project reports will be due in May and must show how participants used what they learned during class to successfully design and execute the project.

Questions?

Contact Ken Byler, Program Director

Phone: 215-799-1216

Email: ken@highergroundcg.com