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Modern Advances in Leadership Certificate Program- Jan. 17 - April 18

The University of Tampa, TECO Energy Center for Leadership

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Early Bird Registration
Be sure to register by January 4 to receive early bird pricing.
Jan 5, 2017 $1,350.00 $0.00
Non-Profit Organization Registration
Non-profit organizations receive a discounted ticket price for this program. Organization name must be provided at time of registration.
Jan 20, 2017 $1,350.00 $0.00
General Attendee Registration Jan 20, 2017 $1,500.00 $0.00

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Modern Advances in Leadership Certificate Program

Jan. 17 - April 18 | 6 - 9 p.m. | Select Tuesday Evenings
The University of Tampa
Sykes College of Business, JS 131

This certificate program in leadership is designed to provide transformative and interactive learning experiences for individuals and organizations seeking to refresh, re-equip or advance their leadership skills. Each course, throughout the program, focuses on a unique area of leadership prominent in our ever-changing business world. The interactive approach in this program teaches both future and current business leaders how to implement each unique leadership practice.

This program is open to UT graduate students and beginning-mid level professionals, in the business community, seeking further leadership development. Leaders with three or more years of experience are encouraged to apply. Participants will receive a certificate upon completion of the program.

Program Objectives:

• Sharpen your leadership acumen
• Improve your leadership mindset
• Enhance your negotiation skills
• Develop your entrepreneurial leadership spirit
• Discover your potential through team leadership
• Understand the contextual factors in the workplace

As part of this program, each participant will receive three complimentary leadership coaching sessions by professional coaches.

Early Bird Registration: $1,350 (Available until Jan. 4, 2017)
Non-Profit Organization Registration: $1,350
General Registration: $1,500

*Please be sure you are able to attend each session. Attendees should not miss more than one session throughout the program. Mandatory session dates include, January 24 (mandatory for UT graduate students) and April 18 (mandatory for all).

Learn. Connect. Lead.

Register by Friday, January 13, 2017

UT graduate students register via SpartanWeb | Registration required

For questions about this program, please contact:
Whitney Vance | Coordinator, COB Operations | The University of Tampa | | 813-257-3782


Program Overview

Module 1: Current Issues in Leadership

January 17- The Essence of Leadership: Given the changes in today’s environment, the leadership landscape is significantly different today. This introductory segment of the Leadership program examines the ABC’s of a true leader in today’s context and the new challenges confronted by leaders. An examination of what is required to be a true leader in politics, business and industry will be made. Sources will be based on literature and readings. The participants will form groups and develop a framework of what characteristics would make them a better leader and what would be required to become better leaders in their organization. There will be reading material and cases which will initiate a project which will conclude in the last session of the seminar. 
Facilitator: Sykes College of Business Dean, Frank Ghannadian, Ph.D.

January 24- Strategic Choices Workshop: Participants will develop a personal and professional plan under the guidance of our professional leadership coaches. After engaging with coaches and sharing information about their work experiences, background, and dream jobs, participants will be paired with coaches who have mutual interests. They will meet with their professional coaches three times during the semester. 
Facilitators: Pegotty Cooper and Barry Foster

January 31- Multigenerational Implications for The Future @ Work: There has been increased interest in the role of multi-generations in the workforce. Despite the media attention, some researchers dispute whether generation gaps matter or even exist in the workplace. Stereotypes and media hype are clouding this issue. This seminar discusses the landscape of today’s organizations and uncovers myths about how multi- generations approach work and their view of leadership. This is not a “differences” approach but rather how we better understand that our differences are the strengths that organizations need as we consider the future at work.
Facilitator: Michele Norris

February 7- Legal Issues In Human Resources: Employment litigation and resolution in the United States cost corporations millions of dollars each year. This workshop uses an experiential approach to develop an understanding of some of the best practices in compliance and litigation avoidance within several HRM functions to achieve long-term sustainability in organizations in the U.S. Implications for U.S. companies that are going global and non-U.S. companies operating in the U.S. are also discussed. 
Facilitator: Stephanie Thomason, Ph.D.

Module 2: Advancing in your Organization

February 14- Leading Teams and Increasing Productivity: Building and leading effective teams is one of the most complex and critical challenges facing organizational leaders. In this session, participants will: (1) gain an understanding of the stages of team formation, (2) gain an understanding of the effective tools used to build, participate in, and lead diverse teams in different contexts, (3) understand how to effectively manage and motivate influential team members, and, (4) understand how to inspire team members to enhance and maximize individual performance within teams. Participants will also develop a set of skills associated with teamwork, such as diversity awareness, effective communication, negotiations, trust building, emotional intelligence, conflict management, and managing virtual teams and remote workers.
Facilitators: Deirdre Dixon, Ph.D. and Bella Galperin, Ph.D.

February 21- Integrative Negotiation — A Tool for Leaders: Great leaders know that integrating interests, cultural competencies, and using principled negotiations get win-win results. Participants will experience a hands-on lesson that will develop skills for achieving this goal locally or in an international setting. Everyone negotiates on a daily basis, so why not improve outcomes and demonstrate leadership?
Facilitator: Cindy Goldman

February 28- Mastering Innovation: Understanding and Tapping into the Entrepreneurial Mindset: In today’s economy, business leaders are dependent upon innovation and creative problem solving in order to stay competitive. While opportunity, resources, agility, and a diversified workforce are vital ingredients for innovation, it is the entrepreneur and his/her team that are the recipe for success. Self-knowledge and intellectual honesty are the cornerstones for a strong entrepreneurial leader. Participants will learn about their own entrepreneurial profile and the latest evidence based research that defines the entrepreneurial mindset and identifies competencies for enhancing human performance in corporate entrepreneurship and business venturing. 
Facilitator: Kevin Moore, Ph.D.

Module 3: Implementation

March 21- Strategic Thinking in Your Company: The best strategy occurs at the intersection of understanding one’s company and the opportunities in one’s industry. Thinking Strategically is a seminar that covers the state-of-the-art techniques for identifying opportunities in the industry and for assessing the competencies of one’s company. The seminar will be based on Dr. Tompson’s model called the Strategy Process Cycle. During the seminar, techniques will be presented as stand-alone skills that you can practice and take back to your company as part of your strategic planning. This seminar is targeted to middle and upper level managers who have responsibility for strategic planning in their organizations.
Facilitator: Jody Tompson, Ph.D.

March 28- From Blue Ocean Strategy to Blue Ocean Leadership: Is there a shortage of top talent or a shortage of motivation? The Blue Ocean Strategy framework transformed the way many companies approached their competition and markets. In this seminar we explore how Blue Ocean Strategy concepts and analytical tools can create a vibrant workforce, thereby releasing “oceans” of energy and unlocking new profitable opportunities.
Facilitator: Susan Steiner, Ph.D.

April 18- Participants’ Personal Leadership Action Plan: After reflecting on each of the workshops and on the meetings with their professional coaches, Individuals present their personal action plans to a panel of industry leaders, faculty and the Advisory Board of the TECO Energy Center for Leadership.
(Requirements for the written and oral presentations will be provided to participants in the first session)


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Tampa, FL 33606-1490

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)

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The University of Tampa, TECO Energy Center for Leadership

The Mission of the TECO Energy Center for Leadership is to help leaders continuously develop in ways that equip them to effectively meet new challenges in a changing global business context. Our goals are:

  • To be the facilitator of innovative leadership learning for leaders in Tampa Bay and the Southeast United States
  • To be recognized as the focal point of leadership training, development and research within the greater Tampa Bay community and the Souteast United States
  • To provide an on-going leadership experience with the UT undergraduate and graduate business programs
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