Leadership series offers professionals skills for difficult times

May 12th, 2009

The Indiana University East School of Business and Economics is offering a three-day leadership capacity-building series on May 20, June 3 and June 17. “Leading in Difficult Times – Coaching, Conflict, and Change” is a series that is focused on dealing with challenges in technological and human resources.

The series is designed for individuals in the region who have responsibility for managing or influencing others and who are involved in the introduction of change in their environments. Individuals must be committed to attending all three sessions and supported by their respective organizations. Sessions include coaching, conflict and change and each will have a conceptual component and leadership skill development.

The series is limited to 30 participants and space is still available. The sessions will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with locations to be determined. 

The facilitators for the sessions are David W. Frantz, dean of the School of Business and Economics and associate professor of management, and Fredricka Joyner, faculty member of the Indiana University MBA Columbus program.

“In tough economic times, the challenges of managing both people and resources becomes even tougher,” Frantz said. “A number of emotional and interpersonal issues tend to come to the surface. Through this series, we hope to assist participants in furthering their abilities to initiate, manage and utilize conflict and change through effective coaching tactics.”

Frantz was previously was an assistant and associate professor of management for the Purdue University College of Technology in Richmond from 1994-2004. He served as a health care human resource executive from 1984-1994, and has conducted numerous management and leadership training sessions.

Joyner is the lead faculty member of the integrative leadership development curriculum thread. She attained her Ph.D. in Community Development from Union Institute and her M.A. in Organization Management from Antioch University. She maintains an active consulting practice in organization and community development.

An application form must be completed and returned to Indiana University East School of Business and Economics. The form can be found online at www.iue.edu/leadership.
The School of Business and Economics will cover the cost of registration for one person to attend from each participating organization.

For more information, contact the IU East School of Business and Economics at (765) 973-8343 or go online to www.iue.edu/business.

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