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Course Information
Course Title: (CANCELED) "Mirror, Mirror on the Wall": A Fairy Tale of Leadership
Categories: 1 - Management/Professional Development
Instructor(s): Rick Parmely Course Number: 8
Affiliation: Polished and Professional
Course Date: 03/09/2017 - Thursday Course Length: 1 Day Course
Start Time: 08:30 AM End Time: 05:00 PM
Fee: $575 ($775 after 2/18/17) 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
This workshop is rich in practical examples, targeting qualities and behaviors that all active Leaders need to effectively communicate vision, strategy and direction to scientists, administrators, and managers in successful teams.

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, until recently, directed their technical education program. 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.