Proven training to build your knowledge and skills.
May 13, 2016 Seattle, WA
In this full day interactive workshop participants will experience the Dependable Strengths Articulation (DSA) process.
Everyone has a distinct pattern of talents, skills and abilities—his or her own unique form of excellence. The Dependable Strengths Articulation (DSA) process helps people identify and articulate this pattern of strengths. When people work from their Dependable Strengths, they are more productive, motivated, joyful and appreciative of others.
This unique process has been successfully used by organizations including U.S. Forest Service, Microsoft, Boeing, Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, community colleges, universities, social service agencies, elementary and high schools and more.
This process helps individuals cope with obstacles in the workplace, increases self-esteem, and helps participants develop a sharper sense of individual and group abilities. Participants will also experience the process of effective team building based on the Dependable Strengths concept.
Trainer:Vic Snyder & Sharon Allen Felton
Presented By:Non-Profit Staff Development Coalition
June 10, 2016 Lynnwood WA
One of the biggest leadership mistakes is using a technical solution for an adaptive challenge. Can you tell the difference? Are we leading with clarity and the tools necessary to mobilize people to thrive in challenging work environments?
Effective leaders are not only able to distinguish between the two, but are also adept at leveraging each to build culture, manage the heat, and ensure individual and organizational thrival. Based upon the work of Ron Heifetz and Marty Linsky, at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, Adaptive Leadership is about mobilizing people to tackle tough challenges and thrive in the process.
The model is based on the distinction between technical problems and adaptive challenges. For example, a technical problem may be calculating how much food a city may need while an adaptive challenge is changing the behaviors (values) of the people in the system to ensure the food gets to the people who need it. The subject matter expertise it takes to answer the question of how much food is required can’t answer the highly complex question of how to get that food to the people who need it, when they need it; that requires groups of people to behave differently, thus defining it as an adaptive challenge.
There are many intuitive aspects of Adaptive Leadership. Leaders simply cannot lead effectively without innately understanding and deploying many of these practices. Other aspects are counter-intuitive, requiring us to re-think the way we have done things.
Join us in identifying the practical applications of the intuitive as well as the counter-intuitive skills to enable you to expand your leadership capacity and impact.