By: Mitch Isaacs, executive director, Shafer Leadership Academy—
Muncie, IN—Professionals of all fields are invited to a Leadership Lunch & Learn Series, sponsored by Shafer Leadership Academy, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering people of all ages, backgrounds and interests to achieve their leadership potential. The free sessions, which include a boxed lunch, are held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursdays at Muncie’s Innovation Connector, 1208 W. White River Blvd.
Mitch Isaacs, SLA’s executive director, said the lunches are ideal for busy professionals and emerging community leaders who are eager to sharpen their leadership skills and network within a focused timeframe, in a casual setting.
“These sessions are designed to be informative, yet informal—not your average bump-on-a-log PowerPoint presentations,” Isaacs said. “You’ll engage with peers as you gain insight and inspiration from experts. We’ll also share what Shafer Leadership Academy has to offer to build upon these discussion, in case you want to take your leadership potential or your team’s productivity to the next level.”
Join fellow leaders at upcoming lunch and learns, all from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Muncie’s Innovation Connector:
Agile Project Management
Facilitator: Stephen Hunter, agile project manager with Ontario Systems
Thursday, Feb. 15
Learn to engage and empower project teams during this interactive that explores the differences between agile and traditional waterfall project management. We will also explore the advantages of the empirical process in agile project management, and its three pillars.
Myers Briggs Type Inventory: What’s Your Preference?
Facilitator: Dr. Joe Misiewicz, emeritus chair of Ball State’s Department of Telecommunications and former president and CEO of the Indiana Broadcasters Association.
Thursday, Feb. 22
Explore personality types and how to leverage the strengths of your approach to achieve and work well with others. You’ll leave with a greater appreciation and understanding of yourself and others, able to work efficiently and effectively across teams.
*Participants will need to complete a free MBTI assessment before attending.
Are You the Alpha?
Facilitator: Trainers from the American PineAcre Kennels
Thursday, March 1
Gain insight from the dog world to become a better leader. In each pack, natural born leaders and followers both play a significant role in survival. Dogs are more than companions, they have a lot to teach us about more productive, satisfying work and play.
For more information and to register for these and other SLA events, go to shaferleadership.com/leadership-lunch-learn/, email Shafer Leadership Academy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 765-748-0403. Connect with SLA on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
Shafer Leadership Academy is a Muncie non-profit that provides people of all ages, backgrounds and interests access to the tools necessary to develop and enhance their leadership skills. Learn more about the organization’s mix of custom programing for individuals, teams and communities at shaferleadership.com/.