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Course Title: “Mirror, Mirror on the Wall” – A Fairytale of Leadership
Categories: 1 - Laboratory Information and Management
Instructor(s): Rick Parmely Course Number: 36
Affiliation: Polished and Professional
Course Date: 03/09/2016 - Wednesday Course Length: 1 Day Course
Start Time: 08:30 AM End Time: 05:00 PM
Fee: $550 ($750 after 2/12/16) Textbook Fee:

Course Description
This engaging, interactive workshop will develop what's behind the mirror in common leadership traits and will present practical steps to achieve leadership success. Advanced leaders will be helped to develop skills to achieve powerful engagement, successful accomplishment, and high levels of trust. Look for answers to these questions: *How can my personality strengths be leveraged to create a strong team? *What makes my team vulnerable to failure? How can I reverse that trend? *What 5 leadership traits can I develop that guarantee success? *How can my communications style amplify team success?

Target Audience
Lab directors and managers desiring to hone skills to move to the next level of organizational responsibility.

Course Outline
Measuring Leaders Today
• How D.I.S.C can direct development efforts
• What Steps Can I take – Exercise Team Dynamics and Reflection
• Knowing your team starts with YOU
• Team development – Exercise Leadership Traits for Success
Does My Communications Style Result in Success?
• Good and Bad Case Studies
• My Style - Exercise

Course Instructor's Biography
After teaching undergraduate chemistry at West Point and Juniata College, Rick joined Restek in 1997 and directed their technical education program until 2015. He taught chemistry and separation science theory through the Restek Learning Network (RLN), and coached other Restek instructors in public speaking. With 30-plus years of teaching experience, Rick has taught science and communications courses to widely diverse audiences, including NATO officials, technicians at the U.N. Pesticides Laboratory in Austria, and scientists at the University of Nairobi as well as flavor scientists in Shanghai, China. A background in lab management of undergraduates in gas storage and transport research has provided him significant insight into mentoring and managing multiple priorities in a high-paced environment.