Training Series: Leadership in a Changing Landscape

Take advantage of a series of three training opportunities that will build your leadership skills and help you manage change in difficult circumstances:

You can take all three classes or individual classes depending on your schedule.

Change Management for Leaders, December 2, 9 am – 4:30 pm, Seattle Marriott Waterfront, 2100 Alaskan Way, Seattle The “Change Management for Leaders” workshop addresses critical issues related to leading change. Theoretical models and frameworks of transformational and continuous change are described, as well as practical applications.   The return on investment (ROI) of effective change management is reviewed, including how to generate positive morale, how to ensure higher productivity levels, and how to decrease the likelihood of sabotage.  Self-assessment of individual change styles and leadership change skills allows participants to evaluate their own styles within the context of the organization, and allows participants to develop personal strategies of coping with and leading change.  Practical applications to real change opportunities are explored.  Register Here.

Performance Under Pressure, December 3, 9 am – 3 pm, Seattle University, Campion Towers, 305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98109 – Are you struggling with disengaged employees? Are the rising operational costs of your organization effecting morale? How can you create and maintain an engaged workforce through uncertain situations? Performance Under Pressure will teach you how to work with “victim” personalities and cultivate productive work teams, and how to transform “victim” employees into fully engaged and productive employees. You will be able to apply practical tools to avoid burnout and stay engaged despite tremendous pressure. The training will help you discover the mindset that will equip your teams to create heroes who will cultivate an effective and positive workforce. The instructor, Dan Diamond, MD, has learned first hand how to lead teams through uncertain situations, and he is passionate about equipping teams and challenging them to make a difference. He led one of the first medical teams into Haiti following their devastating earthquake, and assisted in the Philippines following the Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) disaster. Register Here.

Workforce of the Future: Managing Millenials, December 4, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Bell Harbor Conference Center, 2211 Alaskan Way, Seattle Do you know what it takes to be a great leader in the coming decades? Do you wonder how you can best motivate and engage Millenials?  Learn what makes a leader great today and tomorrow AND how you can become an inspiration to your organization in a rapidly changing world. Great leaders have always been a little better at understanding people – today they have to be A LOT better. Fierce socio-cultural shifts, such as our use of technology, individualism, an explosion of choices and diminished trust, have created the need for more psychologically sophisticated leaders. In this workshop, led by award-winning business psychologist, Dr. Kit Yarrow will give you the skills necessary to understand how a psychologically sophisticated leader gears their organization away from negative tendencies and toward productivity. Register Here.

NOTE: Please make sure that you have the approval of your manager before attending any training. For more information on upcoming employee development opportunities, please contact kctraining@kingcounty.gov or visit the King County employee development page.