best practices to develop quality leadership skills
with current and future leaders
your inner leader
Designed for early to mid-level leaders who want to build their strengths in self-awareness, ability to influence, community development, team work, and adaptability while forging life-long relationships with other trailblazers in the Auburn Hills business community.
From May through November 2019, participants will meet one day each month for 2 – 4 hours at various locations. The ILEAD Class of 2019 will be recognized during the 2020 State of the Community – a great way to build recognition and awareness for your company.
You will be exposed to a wide variety of perspectives. Each of the sessions focuses on a thought-provoking topic ranging from community development and outreach, business and cultural ethics, diversity, and self-discovery. ILEAD will help you:
Supporting your early to mid-level leaders shows value for their contribution to your business and a deeper awareness of community engagement while forging life-long relationships with other trailblazers in the Auburn Hills business community. ILEAD will:
- Connect with others from a variety of backgrounds
- Develop resilience and adaptability when dealing with difficult situations
- Build a roadmap to leadership success
- Provide a bigger picture to their role in making an impact to your bottom line
- Build recognition and awareness for your company
- Serve as a retention strategy for employees ultimately boosting morale
May 21, 2019 ILEAD Orientation Kick-Off
Meet your fellow ILEAD Class of 2019, an introduction to your expert instructors and your next six months of leadership transformation.
Location: Rochester Mills Production Brewery
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 PM Orientation (light snacks provided)
4:00 – 5:00 PM Brewing Up Business Network Event (optional)
June 18, 2019 Personality Dimensions
Personality Dimensions Awareness Workshops are effective in developing leaders and strengthening teams. As a research-based, trait disposition tool, Personality Dimensions is especially useful for professionals managing others or seeking to work cooperatively with a variety of personality types.
Expert Presenter: Joscelyn Davis, President & Chief Strategist, JADE Strategies, Inc.
- Increase personal confidence and professional insights
- Create safe and meaningful professional interactions
- Lear the needs, values, behaviors, misconceptions and motivators of different types of people
- Understand causes of stress and conflict
Time: 12:00 – 4:00 PM (lunch provided)
July 16, 2019 Our Auburn Hills
More than 100,000 business professionals drive into Auburn Hills each day to work. During this session, participants will learn the secrets behind the scenes presented by current leaders from the City of Auburn Hills. Come meet the minds behind the vision. Afterwards, take a guided tour of the city’s campus while learning its unique history and what makes Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills!
Expert Presenters: Auburn Hills Leaders
Location: City of Auburn Hills, City Hall
Time: 8:00 – 11:00 AM (continental breakfast provided)
August 20, 2019 You've Arrived... SO WHAT! The Journey from Doing to Leading
Recognition of your efforts has taken shape. Learning to lead, with or without "THE TITLE," is a lifelong process. This session will build upon the previous session on behaviors and motivators through personality dimensions and give you a solid foundation for turning the corner to being an inspiring leader. We'll unpack the leadership formula using 3 critical elements to go from "doing everything" to "leading others."
Expert Presenter: Stephen Doyle Jr, President, FocalPoint
Location: Auburn Hills Public Library
Time: 8:00 – 11:00 AM (continental breakfast provided)
September 17, 2019 Impact Auburn Hills
Lead by example and serve your community. For ambitious leaders, voluntary work is a key ingredient in the recipe for advancement. As well as profiting from the sense of making a difference and contributing to a larger purpose, volunteering can help develop a wider perspective, creative thinking, excellent networking and hone leadership qualities. We will visit and tour three non-profits of the Auburn Hills Community Council and learn about their impact, focus, and charitable mission.
Locations: Boys & Girls Club of Auburn Hills, Crossroads Care Center, New Horizons Rehabilitation Services, Inc.
Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM (light snacks provided)
October 22, 2019 Collaborative Conversations
A workshop on the Collaborative Conversation Model. This model aligns Stephen Coveys fifth habit of Highly Effective People - Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood, with the four step powerful coaching conversation model. Participants will learn how to address challenges individuals face personally and professionally. Asking the right questions will lead those individuals to self-discover solutions and commit to action! This is a powerful workshop ideal for anyone in leadership, from entry level management to CEOs, helping them to become effective listeners and impactful thought leaders.
Expert Presenter: Davin Salvagno, President & Founder, Purpose Point
Location: Ultimate Soccer Arena
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 PM (light snacks provided)
November 20, 2019 Vision 2039
Strong leaders are willing to dare the future, moving beyond certainties and into possibility. This means being risk-takers, moderated by reflection. In this session, we are going to consider what our lives might be like 20 years from now. We will:
Expert Presenter: Mary Cooney, Founder & CEO, Creativia
- Engage the creative process to envision possible futures
- Uncover obstacles we must initially overcome so that dreams become reality
- Rehearse tactics that help us overcome difficulties
- Create a personal 20-year roadmap to Leadership Success
Location: The HUB Stadium
Session Time: 1:00 – 4:00 PM (light snacks provided)
Celebration Time: 4:00 – 6:00 PM (light appetizers provided)
Sponsorship of this seven-month professional development leadership program offers
your company exposure continuously throughout the year while the program is underway.
Graduates of the program are recognized along with the sponsors at the following year’s
State of the Community. An excellent source of recognition.
CHAMPION SPONSOR $3,000
• Digital and print branding visibility for all ILEAD program events
• Logo prominently displayed on event signage
• Representative give 1-2 minute introduction each month
• Verbal recognition from the podium
• Logo on website event landing page
• 4 tickets for the entire series
EVENT SPONSOR $1,500
• Digital and print branding visibility
• Logo displayed on event signage
• Verbal recognition from the podium at the event
• Name on website event landing page
• 2 tickets for the entire series
"Not only were all of the meetings well put together and covered great information, these topics and locations caused me to do a lot of self-reflection. The opportunity has led me to refocus the impact that I have on others and to do more for others!"
Becky Liska, Genisys Credit Union
“The iLEAD program was a great experience. The program helped me develop quality leadership skills and build self-awareness toward becoming a great leader. The program was also an excellent way to connect with other community professionals.”
Glenn Beard, McLaren Oakland