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Course Title: Group Coaching for Leadership Development
Categories: 1 - Management/Professional Development
Instructor(s): Janice Sabatine Course Number: 68
Affiliation: Avanti Strategies
Course Date: 03/08/2016 - Tuesday Course Length: 1/2 Day Course
Start Time: 01:00 PM End Time: 05:00 PM
Fee: $300 ($400 after 2/12/16) Textbook Fee:

Course Description
A recent study by the Center for Creative Leadership found that to sufficiently arm leaders with the skills necessary to succeed in a rapidly changing environment, leadership development needs to address the growth capacity of the mindset – that is to grow ‘bigger’ minds, challenge assumptions, and think in more complex ways. This workshop enables each participant to work on their unique leadership developmental opportunities. They will begin to experience a process that leads to breakthrough behavior changes designed to broaden their mindsets, to challenge themselves to think more expansively, and to take action to achieve results; which, in turn, enables them to more effectively deal with the increasing demands and greater complexity of today’s workplace.

Target Audience
Leaders and high-potentials who have a stretch goal or want to increase their effectiveness.

Course Outline
Introductions and overview. Interactive discussion around the difference between technical and adaptive change. Individual and group work to identify a desired and relevant leadership development goal. Instructor facilitated individual, pair, and group work through a multi-step process designed to overcome obstacles and support achieving and maintaining new approaches to leadership. Design of an action plan to continue the process in real work situations.

Course Instructor's Biography
Dr. Janice Sabatine is President of Avanti Strategies, LLC, a firm specializing in executive coaching for scientists and physicians. She is a certified executive coach through the Pennsylvania State University Smeal College of Business and earned a BS in chemistry from the University of Notre Dame and a PhD in biochemistry from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. With over 30 years experience in biomedical research and as director of publications for several biomedical research programs as well as an independent publications consultant, she has been influential in the publication of over 50 journal articles and book chapters and nearly 30 funded grant applications. As an executive coach, Janice has helped numerous scientific and healthcare professionals become stronger, more effective leaders and successfully publish and secure funding. Her coaching approach focuses on behavioral change to improve workplace effectiveness. Janice has used her coaching and teaching skills as faculty at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Carnegie Mellon University, Penn State University, Rocky Mountain University of the Health Professions, Chatham University, and Seton Hill University. She is a Co-Director of Training in the Duquesne University Professional Coach Certification Program. She has developed and provides leadership, team building, and writing workshops for numerous academic and scientific associations. She is a member of the International Coach Federation, the American Medical Writers Association, the Institute of Coaching Professional Association, and is a Past President of ICF Pittsburgh.