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Iowa Western Community College

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Leadership Achievement Series

The Leadership Achievement Series offers a valuable resource to those in a leadership position or those aspiring to become a leader. It is also ideal for those individuals or contributors in your organization who lead every day without the title of Leader. The training will provide the opportunity to develop leadership skills, knowledge, and attitudes.

About the Program

Certificate Option

Complete 10 of 12 courses and receive the prestigious Iowa Western “Certificate in Leadership Excellence.” You can start any time! Classes scheduled throughout the year 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 20, 2018 Leading Change
August 16, 2017 Leading Without the Title
September 20, 2017 Leading Teams
October 18, 2017 Integrity & Ethics
November 15, 2017 Emotional Intelligence
December 20, 2017 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

An Investor's Tour of Mutual Funds

This course looks at the features, benefits and risks associated with mutual funds as well as guidance to help empower investors as they explore the multitude of funds available. Fee $19

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*23 - CF17 Council Bluffs Campus Th 11/02/2017 7:00-8:00PM 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 - CF17 Council Bluffs Campus W 12/20/2017 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Delegation

Knowing how to delegate effectively can be a key aspect of succeeding or failing as a manager. We'll review the dos and dont's of effective delegation. Fee $59

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*03 - CS18 Council Bluffs Campus Th 02/01/2018 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Effective Communication

The art of communication includes both verbal and non-verbal skills. Learn some of the critical tools and techniques that contribute to effective communications. Reflect on your own communication skills and discover how they may be affecting you at work. Fee $59

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*04 - CF17 Council Bluffs Campus Th 10/05/2017 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 - CF17 Council Bluffs Campus W 11/15/2017 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Forging an Effective Relationship With Your Manager

Know yourself and your strengths, weaknesses, work style preferences, goals, and pressures. Developing self-awareness and then learning to apply your knowledge is an important ongoing learning process. Find ways to regularly communicate your expectations to your boss, receive feedback and ask questions about his/her expectations, and influence him/her to your point of view on important issues. Fee $59

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*11 - CF17 Council Bluffs Campus Th 12/07/2017 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Foundations of Investing for Retirement

Building one's investor IQ starts with understanding the basics. Whether someone is new to investing or needs a refresher, this presentation helps participants learn developing a strategy, asset allocation, and inflation influence. Fee $19

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*22 - CF17 Council Bluffs Campus Th 11/02/2017 6:00-7:00PM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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From Likes to Clients with Social Campaigns

Your business has a Facebook page, right? Now it's time to go from just posting updates to getting new and more engaged fans. The end result: measurable business growth for your small business. Fee $30

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*17 - CF17 Council Bluffs Campus Th 11/09/2017 5:30-7:30PM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Grow Your Business through Digital Marketing

How do small business owners make sense of the digital marketing landscape? From social media, email, ad words, and mobile phones, there is alot of ground cover. We will take you through the basics and help you discover what works for best for your small business. Fee $35

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*16 - CF17 Council Bluffs Campus Th 10/26/2017 5:30-8:30PM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Handling Stress

Stress tolerance and learning to handle stress are associated with managerial effectiveness. Learn about the different types of stress, how to analyze your own tolerance to stress, and tools for reducing stress and building recovery and resilience as you identify techniques designed to avoid stress. Fee $59

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*09 - CF17 Council Bluffs Campus Th 11/02/2017 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 - CF17 Council Bluffs Campus W 10/18/2017 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Know Your Employer Retirement Plan Options

Leave It, Move It, Roll It, Take It: Know your employer retirement plan options and what you should do in various retirement plan situations. Fee $19

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*24 - CF17 Council Bluffs Campus Th 11/16/2017 6:00-7:00PM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Leading Personalities

How you are wired makes a difference in how you lead and others follow. Find the sweet spot within the mix of your personality and your followers. Fee $59

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*04 - CS18 Council Bluffs Campus W 02/21/2018 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Mindfulness Series An Invitation to Well-Being & Resilience

This program is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of mindfulness meditation and its application to everyday living in order to promote greater well-being and build resilience. Research on mindfulness has found that brain activity and structural changes occur with regular meditation practice. These structural changes, known as neural plasticity, have been proven to enhance focused attention, emotional regulation, memory, and perspective-taking. This is a mindfulness series. $159 for all three or $59 each session. Fee $59

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*19 - CF17 Council Bluffs Campus F 09/22/2017 12:00-2:00PM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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MANAG 99*20 - CF17 Council Bluffs Campus F 10/20/2017 12:00-2:00PM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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MANAG 99*21 - CF17 Council Bluffs Campus F 11/17/2017 12:00-2:00PM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Motivation, Empowerment, and Engagement

Leaders want empowered, highly motivated, and engaged employees. Learn about these important concepts, how they are inter-related, and some practical things you can do to increase them to achieve organizational goals. Fee $59

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*02 - CS18 Council Bluffs Campus W 01/17/2018 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Performance Management

Creating a high-performance workforce is paramount to achieving organizational goals. Learn about best practices, tools, and techniques in performance management to improve employee productivity and increase employee retention and organizational effectiveness. Fee $59

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*05 - CS18 Council Bluffs Campus Th 03/01/2018 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Planning and Organization

The purpose of planning and organizing work is to ensure efficient organization of the work unit, coordination of activities, and effective utilization of resources. Fee $59

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*01 - CS18 Council Bluffs Campus Th 01/04/2018 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Self Leadership

Leadership begins with yourself. Your behavior often speaks louder than words. Discover the importance of core values and their link to behavior. Fee $59

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*06 - CS18 Council Bluffs Campus W 03/21/2018 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Social Media Marketing Made Simple

Social Media is the most effective set of marketing tools for B2B that we have ever seen. While marketing using social media tools is different than conventional marketing, using social media to market business to business is different again. The one constant that remains the same is people connecting with people. Fee $35

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*13 - CF17 Council Bluffs Campus Th 09/28/2017 5:30-8:30PM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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Stocks: The Nuts and Bolts

This course addresses how stocks may fit into an overall investment strategy. The seminar covers the differences between common and preferred stock, dividends, investment strategy and different ways to own stock. Fee $19

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*25 - CF17 Council Bluffs Campus Th 11/16/2017 7:00-8:00PM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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They've Got Mail, You've Got Customers: The Power of Email

As a small organization, your passion for what you do and the quality of your customer relationships are what separate you from the big guys. And when you use email marketing, you'll be able to reinforce those relationships and connect with your customers in a way no one else can - every single time you hit "Send". Fee $35

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*15 - CF17 Council Bluffs Campus Th 10/12/2017 5:30-8:30PM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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You're on the Air: Webinar

In what could be one of the most enlightening 2 hours you've ever spent, this online class will show 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 you can handle on your own terms, on your own turf, in your own time, and with practically no overhead! Fee $39

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
MANAG 99*14 - CF17 On-line W 10/11/2017 8:00-10:00PM TBA
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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MANAG 99*18 - CF17 On-line T 11/14/2017 7:00-9:00PM TBA
1 session Call 712-325-3256

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