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Midwest Leadership Institute

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The Midwest Leadership Institute strives to be a peak performance institute for local government organizational leaders. Successful outcomes in local government require a deep understanding of interpersonal leadership. The ability to understand individual and organizational behavior and the ability to diagnose why people act the way they do is crucial. The courage and discipline to admit when you do not know what you do not know, which requires you to know yourself and your emotions, is important for an organizational leader.

The Institute is an intensive 4.5-day program with both an internal self-focus and an external organizational focus. The Institute consists of ten learning pods including lectures, exercises, and team discussions.

Location: NIU Naperville Campus, 1120 E. Diehl Road, Naperville, IL

Capacity: 40

1 – 2 people – $2,700
3 – 5 people – $2,450
6 or more people – $2,200

10 learning pods -:

  • The State of Today and the Effect on the State of Tomorrow
  • Fundamental Concepts for Leading People
  • Judgment – The Foundation of Successful Leadership
  • Emotions – When Working with People Gets Tough
  • Power, Authority, Motivation, and Influence
  • Change: Resistance, Motivation, and Performance
  • The Relentless Pursuit of an Ethical Culture
  • Aligning Goals, Tasks, and Relationships
  • The Role of Self-Awareness in Leadership
  • Balancing Work, Family and Self

Download the 2023 Midwest Leadership Institute flyer