Wanting to lead and believing that you can lead are the departure points on the path to leadership development. Stepping out there and exploring the territory, however, is the only way to learn. The Leadership Challenge Workshop is a starting point in conversation, reflection, and strategic planning for developing leadership in your community. 


The Fundamentals of Leadership

Leadership is a relationship.

Leadership development is self-development.

The best leaders are the best learners.

Leadership development is not an event; it's an ongoing action-oriented process.

It takes practice--deliberate practice--to become a better leader.

Leadership is an aspiration and a choice.  


The Five Practices





Clarify values by finding your voice and affirming shared values.
Set the example by aligning actions with shared values.




Envision the future by imagining exciting and ennobling possibilities.
Enlist others in a common vision by appealing to share aspirations.




Search for opportunities by seizing the initiative and by looking outward for innovative ways to improve.
Experiment and take risks by constantly generating small wins and learning from experience.




Foster collaboration by building trust and facilitating relationships.
Strengthen others by increasing self-determination and developing competence.




Recognizing contributions by showing appreciation for individual excellence.
Celebrate the values and victories by creating a spirit of community. 




During the Workshop Participants Will:

Clarify and communicate their fundamental values and beliefs as a leader.

Learn to create and effectively communicate a common vision.

Experiment with innovative ideas and learn from accompanying mistakes.

Give and receive feedback.


Objective Outcomes

After this workshop participants will be able to:

Identify your leadership strengths and weaknesses.

Clarify and communicate your fundamental values and beliefs.

Set the example for others by aligning your actions with shared values.

Express your image of the future.

Inspire others to share a common vision.

Search for opportunities to change and improve.

Experiment with innovative ideas and learn from accompanying mistakes.

Build collaboration, teamwork, and trust.

Apply the lessons learned in the workshop to a current organizational/personal challenge.

Create high-energy, engaging initiatives that get your employees excited about growing their skills and contributing in new ways.