A basic premise of the Midwest Leadership Institute is that successful outcomes in local government require a deep understanding of interpersonal leadership. The ability to understand individual and organizational behavior and the ability to diagnose why people act the way they do is crucial. The courage and discipline to admit when you do not know what you do not know, which requires you to know yourself and your emotions, is also a focus of the Institute.
Participants will be exposed to concepts needed to thrive in an increasingly complex world with multiple personalities, competing self-interests, questionable ethics and the prominence of the information age. Sound judgment, an important concept of the Institute, will help guard against blind pathology and acting without the proper analysis. Organizational and individual performance issues will be discussed and dissected with suggested strategies for addressing a myriad of issues.
Who Should Attend
Local government professionals including chief administrative officers, assistants, and department heads interested in advancing their career who would like to:
• Thrive in an increasingly complex world with multiple personalities, competing self-interests, questionable ethics and the prominence of the information age.
• Function in a complex world with challenges facing local government professionals that can make leaders feel like the healthiest person in the emergency room.
• Implement sound judgment, an important concept of the Institute, which will help guard against blind pathology and acting without the proper analysis.
The Institute customizes learning to the needs of the participants. Learning in teams focusing on real world local government scenarios is a critical component of the Institute.
A cross-disciplinary team of leading local government practitioners and experts in executive coaching and leadership development presents the program.
- David E. Morrison, M.D.
- Daven Morrison, M.D.
- David M. Limardi, MPA, ICMA-CM, Managing Director, Limardi Consulting, LLC
- Robert Kiely, MPA, ICMA-CM
- Dawn S. Peters, MPA, Assistant Director, Center for Governmental Studies, Northern Illinois University
Each program is limited to 40 participants to ensure time for one-on-one individualized coaching as well as small group and all-participant events. Tuition for the entire 4.5-day Institute is $2499 and includes course materials, continental breakfast daily and lunch for four days. Organizations that send multiple participants are eligible for tuition discounts.
The Institute is held at the Naperville Campus at Northern Illinois University. Accommodations are available near the campus. Visit the website for details.
Questions? Contact Dawn Peters at firstname.lastname@example.org or 815-753-0923.