2017 IAPD Leadership Development Conference: Training Sessions

May 9-11, 2017
Nashville, TN, USA


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All delegates are encouraged to attend these training sessions on Wednesday and Thursday.

7 Steps to Powerful Coaching

Presented by Heather Christie

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. 

All Leadership Development Conference Delegates Welcome

All leaders can increase their influence and get a higher level of productivity and engagement from their employees, committees and volunteer groups by knowing how and when to use a coaching methodology. In this program, they will
distinguish managing and coaching leadership styles and learn when it is appropriate to use each strategy for maximum performance. The term "coaching" has been widely misused, causing confusion about how to use this tremendous leadership style. As a senior leader in your company, your mastery of this skill can make a world of difference in achieving the results you want. The better you are at coaching, the better your employees will be. Master Executive Coach Heather Christie will share her insights from more than a decade of coaching senior leaders to help you develop your skills.

Attendees will learn how to:
  • Distinguish managing, mentoring and coaching
  • "Be" the coach - adopt the attitude of a coaching leader
  • Identify the behavioral style of your employees and communicating with a higher level of influence
  • Help your employees discover solutions vs. giving advice
  • Be present, using active listening and powerful inquiry
About Heather Christie

Heather Christie has been recognized as the #1 Executive Coach in the world, out of more than 1,000 coaches. She is co-founder and president of Evolve Global and is a “recovering attorney.” Prior to launching her coaching firm in Southwest Florida in 2005, Christie was a partner in a prominent 100 attorney law firm in Chicago where she practiced as an international lobbyist. Christie has worked with some of the most influential leaders in business and politics – from part-time legislators to the President of the United States.

Leading Through Change

Presented by Spencer Penhart

Thursday, May 11, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

All Leadership Development Conference Delegates Welcome

People are naturally resistant to change. Most leaders find it difficult to get a whole organization’s worth of people on board with change, even if it’s “change or die.” As a leader, how do you manage the change process for the most success? How do you get people to overcome their fear and risk avoidance and embrace creativity, innovation and the willingness to discover the new opportunities available through change?

In this session, Spencer Penhart will uncover the tools for leaders to put into practice when navigating through times of change. He will show how successful companies can not only succeed through change, but can also create a new competitive advantage. 

Attendees will learn:
  • Change or Die: The need to adapt successfully and keep pace with the current unprecedented and accelerating rate of business change
  • Why Change is Hard: Barriers to effective change
  • Leading People Through Change: The leadership steps and styles necessary for overcoming change barriers
  • The Change Process: Using a model to strategically plan and execute your change initiatives
  • Interactive Activities: Individual activities to self-assess your organization on its current performance on leading through change, and group activities to gather feedback and share ideas
About Spencer Penhart

Through training workshops, keynote speaking and consulting, Spencer Penhart helps senior staff and management teams develop the leadership skills, knowledge and awareness needed to elicit maximum performance from their direct reports and larger organization. He combines real-world experience with the latest academic research, and delivers it with a positive, engaging and energetic style. Penhart challenges his clients and audiences to take an honest, introspective assessment of their performance, adopt an ownership mentality around that current state, and commit to concrete goals and actions to maximize performance moving forward. After working with Penhart, participants report feeling more energized, confident and purposeful, with a concrete action plan of new strategies and tactics.

Make Your Voice Heard!

Presented by Ari Storch 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

All Leadership Development Conference Delegates Welcome 
The average American may not be aware of just how much their representatives in Washington want to hear from them. After all, you are their constituents and they are there to work for you. From the outside, this can seem like a scary and mysterious thing, but it isn’t. Ari Storch, IAPD’s connection in the capitol, will coach you through every step of how to make your voice heard in Washington. 

Ari Storch will guide you through:
  • Talking points to help you educate lawmakers on the crucial differences between performance plastics and single-use plastics
  • The issues that would most impact your business
  • How to get in touch with your legislators
  • What a meeting with a legislator is like (believe it or not, they expect you to ask for something!)
  • Why this is important for ALL IAPD members to engage in
With the constant threat of performance plastics getting lumped into legislation with all other plastics, it’s more crucial than ever for IAPD members to talk to policymakers about the topics that can make or break your business. Let’s go get our voices heard!

About Ari Storch

Ari Storch has more than 20 years of international and domestic political experience. He began his career in the service of the Government of Israel, working on behalf of four different Israeli Prime Ministers in various roles. Leaving government service, Storch applied his international and policy experience to more domestic concerns as the political and congressional affairs director for the National Jewish Coalition and, subsequently, at Cassidy & Associates, the nation’s largest federal lobbying firm. While with Cassidy, he simultaneously worked at their strategic partner National Strategies, Inc., which manages multi-state government-relations strategies. Storch has spent more than a decade as an active member of the Republican Governors Association’s National Finance Committee and is the past Chairman of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Next Generation Campaign. Storch has led lobbying teams on behalf of foreign countries, industry-leading companies and a multitude of other interests in Washington.