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Summer Hours: May 23 – July 29, 2022: Monday – Thursday 8:00am – 4:30pm, Friday 8:00am – 12:00pm

How to Move from Reactive to Proactive Leadership — From Firefighter to Fire Chief

Are you a manager who puts out fires all day at work? A leader who's burnt out and not making any progress on departmental goals/plans? A supervisor who has direct reports who don't take accountability for resolving problems so problems end up on your plate?

Does work feel like a never-ending stream of fires to put out? Are you exhausted at the end of each day from battling the crisis-du-jour? Are you busy reacting to problems instead of productively and proactively managing your professional agenda?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, this course is for you! Leaders are supposed to be problem-solvers, but there is a deeper issue if you spend your entire day putting out fires without advancing departmental projects and organizational goals.

In this hands-on, four week, virtual workshop, you will:

  • Identify whether you are a "reactive" or "proactive" leader.

  • Review the pros and cons of being a reactive and proactive leader.

  • Examine the 3 Faces of a Leader and how they respond differently to crises.

  • Triage "fires" by urgency and importance, focusing on the right things at the right time.

  • Discuss how to develop others to fight their own fires.

  • Use a root cause technique to identify the causes of common fires and extinguish those flames.

  • Create a personal action plan to adopt the daily habits of a proactive leader.

  • Discuss strategies to change the reactive culture at your place of employment.

  • Develop a personal action plan to shift from reactive leadership to productive, proactive decision-making through thoughtful and intentional exercises.

  • Complete real-world application assignments.

  • Learn proven behavior change methodologies.

Classes meet virtually via Zoom:

  • Tuesday, August 30, 2022, 10:00am – 12:00pm
  • Tuesday, September 6, 2022, 10:00am – 12:00pm
  • Monday, September 19, 2022, 10:00 – 11:15am
  • Monday, September 26, 2022, 10:00am – 12:00pm

Facilitator: Joel Bennett, a leadership and behavior change expert

Price: $499

Registration Deadline: Friday, August 26, 2022

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