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Becoming the Leader that Others Want to Follow: Essential Skills for Building Engagement, Teamwork, and Results
with Dr. Jan Ferri-Reed

Date: September 21, 2017
Session Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location Information:
Cafe La Cave
2777 Mannheim Road, Des Plaines, Illinois 60018
Session Description
Leaders are challenged to not only recruit and select top talent but also to retain their best in an environment of uncertainty and change. As A players search for the best companies - and continually hone their resumes - a key strategy to retain them is to fully engage them. This session will share the state of engagement in today`s workplaces including how each generation views work and their place in it. Strategies and techniques will include enhancing your leadership acumen, building effective and trusting teams, engaging all generations of employees by understanding their needs and maintaining your personal resilience to be the very best leader that you can be.

Dr. Jan Ferri-Reed is a seasoned consultant and President of KEYGroup®, a 28-year Pittsburgh-based speaking, education and assessment firm. She has presented a variety of programs to thousands of managers and employees in a diverse range of organizations across the globe. Her work includes executive consultation to create and support dynamic workplace cultures. She facilitates senior-level planning sessions to help leaders to identify those values and behaviors that make their organizations unique and competitive. She also helps corporate leaders to hold themselves and others accountable through recruitment, hiring, evaluation and succession programs. She implements and interprets a wide span of customized and off-the-shelf assessments including organizational culture, employee engagement, team and leadership surveys and tools. She provides executive coaching to leaders based on the assessment results and oversees the development of customized, highly-interactive leadership development programs for organizations. Representative clients for whom Dr. Ferri-Reed provides services include DelMonte Foods, The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, US Steel Corporation, Pitney Bowes, Merrill Lynch and UBS-AG. Besides delivering consulting and educational services, She oversees operations for KEYGroup®. She has served as an adjunct professor to the Human Resources Management program at LaRoche College.
Time Allocation - Topics
15%        Embracing the leadership challenge
  • What true engagement looks like 
  • Factors that affect engagement 
  • Leadership that is required 
25%         Understanding the generational cohorts
  • How each generation views work 
  • Millennials rising 
  • Closing the generational leadership gap 
  • Techniques to leverage generations 
25%         Building your leadership acumen
  • Assessing your core strengths 
  • Taking a pulse on engagement 
  • Utilizing leadership best practices 
  • Job aids to enhance your leadership 
25%         Building and sustaining effective teams
  • Lencioni`s five behaviors of an effective team 
  • Developing trust within your team 
  • Team-building tools for application 
10%        Keeping yourself resilient
  • Your response to change and uncertainty 
  • Knowing when your tank needs refueling 
  • Weighing in on your team`s stamina 
  • Techniques to de-stress and unwind
Guide to Participant Selection
1 indicates primary target audience.
2 indicates a good fit if the level of material is appropriate.
3 indicates (in the opinion of the institute and the faculty) very limited applicability.
Senior Executive
(Pres, Exec & Sr VP)
(VP & Gen'l Mgr)
Senior Managers
(Div & Reg. Mgrs)
Middle Managers
& Superintendents
Communication, Empathy, Interpersonal Relations, Motivation
Use of Authority, Delegation, Direction, Coordination, Guidance, Discipline, Meeting Schedules
Problem Identification, Evaluating Alternative Solutions

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