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Iowa Western Community College

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Leadership Achievement Series

The Leadership Achievement Series will be phased out of its current format by 2019. All participants who hope to earn the completion certificate must be registered by February 28, 2018 and will need to attend the final ten courses in 2018 in order to receive the certificate. No exceptions will be made.

About the Program

Certificate Option

Complete 10 of the 12 courses in 2018 to earn the prestigious Iowa Western “Certificate in Leadership Excellence.” Classes scheduled from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Non-Certificate Option

Participants may register for any number of the morning training sessions in any order.

Location

Iowa Western Community College
Looft Hall, Council Bluffs 

Cost

$588 for the certificate program. $59 for individual classes.


Dates Leadership Series Sessions
January 17, 2018 Motivation, Empowerment, and Engagement
February 21, 2018 Leading Personalities
March 21, 2018 Self Leadership
April 18, 2018 Generational Diversity
May 16, 2019 Leadership Theories
June 20, 2018 Creating and Communicating a Vision
July 18, 2018 Leading Change   
August 15, 2018 Leading Without the Title
September 19, 2018 Leading Teams
October 17, 2018 Integrity & Ethics
November 21, 2018 Emotional Intelligence
December 19, 2018 Creativity & Innovation

Instructor Team

Amy Besack

Amy is a facilitator, coach, organization development consultant and valued resource for the IWCC Continuing Education team. Her ability to take concepts, theories and information and distill it down to an “I get it” form is what makes Amy such a great facilitator. But that’s not what drives her most; she wants to help all of her students and clients “connect-the-dots” from classroom to “real life.” Amy has been working in the learning and development field for 14 years, 7 of those years working in a corporate environment and 7 owning and operating her own coaching and consulting business.

Annette Jordan

Annette is an organizational consultant, professional coach, and certified resilience trainer with over 30 years of professional experience in both the public and private sectors. Annette's passion is to empower people and organizations to realize their full potential through practical, research-based best-practices. She has an M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology. Annette's consulting and coaching engagements and her research agendas have included leadership, employee motivation, engagement, stress, and coping as well as emotional intelligence, organizational culture, climate, and workplace bullying.

To Register for the Leadership Achievement Series

Email ce@iwcc.edu

Call (712) 325-3256

Online Registration Form

  • Name of Class is Leadership Achievement Series.
  • Date of Class is the 1st class date.

Class Descriptions and Individual Class Registration

Challenging Bias: A Deeper Dive into Diversity, Equity & In

This session will take a deeper dive into the framework of Bias/Unconscious Bias and the personal, professional and community implications. Post workshop, participants will be able to better articulate definitions surrounding and the types of bias, how it is manifested through personal and system behavior; and tools to challenge and address bias and blind spots. Fee $99

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*104 - CS18 Council Bluffs Campus F 07/16/2018 8:30-10:30AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Creating and Communicating a Vision

Developing a clear vision is the first step you need in leadership. Develop a clear vision and clear communication that motivates and engages your followers. Fee $59

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*12 - CS18 Council Bluffs Campus W 06/20/2018 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Creativity & Innovation

Innovation is where leadership and creativity intersect. Developing our creativity and others provides benefits in innovation, decision-making, team-building, problem-solving, etc. Fee $59

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*12 - CF18 Council Bluffs Campus W 12/19/2018 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Emotional Intelligence

Research shows a link to high Emotional Intelligence and successful leadership. By exploring this topic, you will be able to assess your current level of Emotional Intelligence. Fee $59

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*10 - CF18 Council Bluffs Campus W 11/21/2018 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Integrity & Ethics

In a culture full of temptations, the lines can become blurred. This course discusses the ethics of leadership and brings our integrity into clear focus. Fee $59

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*08 - CF18 Council Bluffs Campus W 10/17/2018 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Introduction to Third Party Administration

With the Affordable Health Care Act still the law of the nation, many companies are evaluating the risk posed to their employees and what can be done from a management level to reduce and/or midify them. Therefore, more companies are encorporating health awareness programs and along with them the viability of self-insuring with third party administration. The experience underwriting process used with the self-insured company makes this an attractive alternative to traditional group insurance. Fee $45

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*40 - CF18 Atlantic Th 09/27/2018 8:00-11:00AM To Be Announced
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Leading Change

Change is a constant in our world today especially the business world. Discover and identify key components of leading for successful change. Fee $59

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*02 - CF18 Council Bluffs Campus W 07/18/2018 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Leading Teams

Our role in leading teams will depend on the type of team we're leading. This course discusses types of teams and how to lead them as well as various dysfunctions that get in the way of teamwork. Fee $59

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*06 - CF18 Council Bluffs Campus W 09/19/2018 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Leading Without the Title

Many of us are in leadership positions without any authority or a title. Here we all examine the inherent challenges this creates and the benefits as well as opportunities of this important position. Fee $59

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*04 - CF18 Council Bluffs Campus W 08/15/2018 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Mindfulness Series: Living in the Midst of Chaos

As we continue to try to do more things with less time, we tend towards multitasking, boredom and procrastination, sacrificing balance and personal control for flitting about from one thing to the next. This series demonstrates how mindfulness can be used to enhance our daily living in the midst of our fast-paced, busy lives. Each class includes subject matter presentation, discussion and experiential practice to reinforce the learning objectives. Session #1 (pre-requisite to attend remaining sessions) Introduction to mindfulness; Multitasking, boredom and procrastination; Session #2: Mindfulness work-life balance; balancing work-stress & leisure activities to exercise personal control; Session #3: Pacing Yourself - running the marathon of life; mindful eating - savoring the food we eat. Fee $150

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*13 - CF18 Council Bluffs Campus M 08/06/2018 6:00-8:00PM Looft Hall
3 sessions Call 712-325-3256

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MANAG 99*14 - CF18 Council Bluffs Campus F 09/07/2018 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
3 sessions Call 712-325-3256

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Viaticals, Life Settlements & Accelerated Benefits

This course will not only partner with our class on Tax Issues for Life and Health products, but also give us an in-depth look with what people are being advised on what they can do with their death benefit, not just their cash value. A requirement for those holding a Viatical license and a valuable resource for those who do not. Serious tax issues can arise from a careless market. Fee $90

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*41 - CF18 Atlantic Th 09/27/2018 12:00-6:00PM To Be Announced
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Voice-Overs...NOW is YOUR Time!

In what could be one of the most enlightening hours you've ever spent, this class will you show you how YOU could actually begin using your speaking voice for commercials, films, videos and more! Most people go about it the wrong way. In this class, you will learn about a unique, outside-of-the-box way to cash in on one of the most lucrative full or part-time careers out there! This is a business that you can handle on your own terms, on your own turf, in your own time and with practically no overhead! And NOW is the best time to make this happen as new companies are looking for new voices like never before. This exciting and fun class could be the game changer you've been looking for! To participate in this online class, you will need either a computer with speakers built in or via the telephone. A webcam is not needed. Participants will be provided with logon information after registering. Fee $35

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*15 - CF18 On-line 10/04/2018 - TBA
0 session Call 712-325-3256

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