Leadership Development Series

In Active Learning, Cartooning, leadership, Tips re: Professional Development, Toastmasters on February 26, 2013 at 10:18 pm

The well-balanced, intelligent speaker is the natural leader in any group of which he is a part.
— Ralph Smedley, 1876 – 1965, Founder, Toastmasters International

Here are four images — four graphic agendas — from the Leadership Development Series of workshops hosted by District 27’s leadership team. The vision for this educational series came from Distinguished Toastmaster and District Governor, Dianne LaVanway. Dianne then assembled a team of volunteers who handled everything from advertising, to managing an on-line registration system, to supplying food & drink, to facilities clean up.

Dr. Ralph Smedley also said that “we learn best during moments of enjoyment.”  From the peek I had at the workshop evaluations it seems that a good time was had by all who attended these educational sessions.  A few folks even commented that these at-a-glance agendas helped meter the progress and contributed to the interactive, blended-learning approach used by all four instructional teams.

Workshop #1: EQ & Leadership

Workshop #1: Emotional Intelligence (EQ) & Leadership … Mini-lecture, avoid the lizard brain, understand and apply the EQ model.

Presenters: Cynthia Miller of Purposeful Solutions, LLC, and John Lesko of JohnLesko.Biz, LLC

Workshop #2: Team Building

Workshop #2: Leadership & Effective Teams … Groups participated in the US Coast Guard Life Boat Exercise and compared results.

Presenter: Viki Kinsman, International Director, Region 7

Workshop #3: Resolving Conflict Creatively

Workshop #3: Managing Conflict Creatively … Small group discussions and interactive learning based upon this 5 stage model.

Presenter: Dr. Jeff Lenn, George Washington University

Workshop #4: Servant Leadership Beyond the Club

Workshop #4: Servant-Leadership Beyond the Club … Growing as a servant-leader both in Toastmasters and Beyond.

Presenter: Joe Jarzombek, Past International Director, Past Regional Advisor for Regions 7 & 9

NOTE: It was a pleasure serving as an assistant and/or graphic recorder to all four workshop presenters. You supplied quite a few moments of enjoyment and enhanced the leadership skills development for our members and future volunteer leaders. Thanks.

  1. Well done John, Cynthia

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