Evolving as a Transforming Leader (A Book Group on Leadership)

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This reading and discussion group is for leaders who want to explore how to bring their better selves to leadership and experience greater ease and mastery in leading today.
Through the reading and discussion of essays from The Transforming Leader edited by Carol S. Pearson and other sources, participants will explore:

• What it means to be a transforming leader in today’s complex, interdependent and ever-changing world and consider emerging ideas in positive psychology, organizational development, social networking theory and contemporary science.
• The psychological and spiritual dimensions of the inner work needed to be a transformative leader.

The group will meet over 6 sessions, reading 2-3 short essays (approximately 30 pages)  prior to each session.  Each session will be facilitated and feature focused questions that help participants reflect on the ideas raised in the essays as they relate to their own personal leadership journey, their organization and the community.  There is an opportunity for the group to work through the ideas in application exercises and observe the impact of the ideas and discussion through the course of the group experience.

Praise for The Transforming Leader:
“A book for people who want to develop their potential as transformative leaders, full of stories that show what wonderful things happen when one’s inner life merges with an outward mission and how just such a development is necessary to meet the challenges of the 21st century.”
—Bill Bradley, former US Senator

“We are reminded daily that leadership strategies that worked in the past are generally inadequate for 21st century challenges.  The Transforming Leader offers leaders—and those who develop and support them—new insights about personal and organizational leadership approaches and pathways to achieving positive and lasting change.”
—Shelly Wilsey, Director, International Leadership Association

Who should attend: Executive Directors, Executive team members and Board members who are conscious of their leadership challenges and wish to explore further development.  Limited enrollment to promote great discussion. 

Nancy Pionk, Executive Director of Community Mediation Services will facilitate the discussion.

From 4:00 – 5:30 PM at the Grant House Restaurant

$124 includes happy hour snacks and beverage and use of Book for series.  Member rate
$144 nonmember
Purchase a copy of the book thru NNSW for an additional $35
Register online here. 

August 27
September 17
October 8
October 29
November 12
December 3

Sponsored by Pacific Continental Bank