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Announcing Seven New Programs/Services

As new models and research emerge, Nancy adapts these emerging concepts and makes them relevant to the real challenges that contemporary organizations and their leaders face. She guides leaders and teams through processes of applying theory in highly relevant, memorable and useful ways.


Here are seven new Nancy Dering, Inc. Programs/Services that do just that:


1) Leading Through Transitions

This workshop is based on the work of the Center for Creative Leadership, a top-ranked, global provider of executive education. It explores six leadership seemingly paradoxical attributes related to managing change. Through discussion and case studies, the participants are challenged to lead with strength and empathy, urgency and patience, self-reliance and trust, and optimism and realism. Available in both one and two-day sessions, this workshop is a must for organizations faced with change or anticipating significant periods of transition.


2) Campbell Leadership Descriptor Workshop

The Campbell Leadership Descriptor (CLD) is a self-assessment tool that assesses nine components of leadership. These components include six “Major Tasks” of leadership and three “Personal Components” of leadership and are based on studies, projects and research conducted over the past thirty years by David Campbell at the Center for Creative Leadership. Available in both a half-day and full-day format, Nancy guides the participants through their CLD results, coaches them to identify developmental targets and guides them through a process to plan for their continuing leadership development.


3) The Board Building Cycle Workshop

This half-day workshop is based on Berit Lakey’s 2007 book, The Board Building Cycle, published by BoardSource. In the workshop, Nancy guides boards or Governance Committees through the nine steps to finding, recruiting and engaging nonprofit board members. Each step is accompanied by tools, charts, resources and action steps to apply the concepts to each person’s respective board development responsibilities. Each participant also receives a copy of the book and a CD with the tools introduced during the workshop. This is a must for every non-profit Governance or Nominating Committee.


4) Leadership Challenge Inventory Workshop

This workshop is based on the leadership classic, The Leadership Challenge by James Kouzes and Barry Posner. Participants complete a self-assessment, using the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI) and identify their leadership strengths and areas for development. The assessment is also available for completion in 360-fashion, soliciting input from subordinates, peers and the supervising manager. This workshop is available in one, two and three-day versions, depending on the depth of development desired by the client.


5) Executive Coaching

Since 2008, Nancy has been facilitating Executive Coaching assignments in organizations. She focuses on those situations where individuals are being prepared for progressively more responsive leadership or management responsibilities. Using a structured, yet flexible, approach based on Executive Coaching with Backbone and Heart: A Systems Approach to Engaging Leaders with Their Challenges (2007) by Mary Beth O’Neill, Nancy works with the executive, administers and interprets 360-degree feedback tools and guides the development of an Individual Development Plan in collaboration with the executive’s supervising manager. She continues to coach and consult through the implementation of the Development Plan.


6) Exploring Mentoring Workshop

This workshop explores the use of mentoring for leadership development, succession planning and knowledge management in organizations. This workshop is a half-day or full-day workshop. It can also be specially designed to first convene mentors as a group, then protégés as a group, and then mentor-proteges in pairs in order to jointly plan their mentor-protégé assignment. This course has successfully been used by the Social Security Administration and has been video-taped and widely used by SSA regional offices throughout the United States.


7) Performance-Based Team Development

This process uses highly reliable assessment tools to solicit input from team members about the performance of the team. Nancy works with senior managers to select the appropriate assessment methodologies (surveys, focus groups, narratives, interviews and observation). Nancy compiles, analyzes, interprets and reports the results. Then, using the results of these assessments, Nancy designs one to three-day Team Development Sessions that underscore the team’s strengths and develop plans to address dynamics, obstacles or behaviors that impede the team’s optimum performance.


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