Loading Events

As leaders, we are faced with an ever-growing list of challenges: staffing, retention, hybrid workplaces, responding to social issues, creating inclusion and belonging, and promoting resilience and mental well-being are just a few of the challenges leaders are encountering today.  In addition to these important challenges, as leaders, we are also trying to increase our own effectiveness and strengthen our own resilience. How do we tackle this new and adapting landscape while also improving our own abilities? And how do we have the time and space to think about ways to overcome these challenges while still being effective in managing our teams day-to-day?

The Performance Excellence Network is pleased to announce a special workshop series the fall of 2023: Leadership Excellence Challenge.  The series consists of a (free) 90-minute online kickoff August 15 (11:30-1:00 CT), followed by three half-day workshops on September 13, October 11, and November 8 — all 8:30-12:00 CT and all in person in the Twin Cities (location TBD). The program also includes a capstone project, helping participants apply tools and proven leadership techniques to address a real leadership challenge they’re facing.  The series will be facilitated by The Conversations That Matter team, whose mission is to foster powerful leaders and teams through authentic connection, problem solving, and communication.

The deadline to register is August 15 — hurry, this series will fill up!

The Leadership Excellence Challenge workshop series provides a space for leaders at all levels to address a challenge and to learn new leadership tools with a cohort of fellow leaders with varying experiences from different industries and different focus areas. During the workshops, leaders bring their own leadership challenges from their organization and the workshops will help facilitate discovery and community — sharing out and generating ideas and insights from each leader, breaking down barriers and obstacles to take action on challenges while learning how to communicate with clarity across the organization. You will leave with tangible next steps and tools to apply immediately within your organization and become a more effective leader.

Content and tools will center on proven leadership tools, including best practices from the Baldrige Framework.


Schedule (and General Series Outline):

Kick-Off, Tues Aug 15, online 90 Minutes (11:30-1:00 CT) — Kick-Start Finding Your Leadership Challenge

Workshop #1, Thurs Sept 13 Half Day In Person (8:30-12:00 CT) — Identifying and Presenting Your Leadership Challenge. Identify the current state of leading self, leading others, and leading the business. Use Leadership Competencies to define development pathway for a robust leadership pipeline.

Workshop #2, Wed Oct 11 Half Day In Person (8:30-12:00 CT) — Breaking Down Barriers. Resetting Organizational Leadership Purpose. Explore an Innovation tool to expand our thinking on the problem and potential solutions. Learn about saying less and asking more as a leader.

Workshop #3, Wed Nov 8 Half Day In Person (8:30-11:00 CT) — Pathway to Success. Present Challenge & Solution to cohort and receive insights/feedback. Practice tools discussed in previous workshops

Leadership PanelVirtual Capstone (online 60 minute webinar TBD early 2024) — Telling Your Leadership Story.  Present your insights and results to other leaders at a future PEN webinar (and possibly at the PENworks 2024 conference next spring!).

Investment for this unique series is $750 for PEN members ($1500 for non-members), which includes the 90 minute kickoff session, the three half-day workshop sessions, coaching on your leadership challenge capstone project by series facilitators, and materials and snacks.  Considering the extraordinary challenges we’re all facing as leaders, we expect a significant ROI for each participant.  Groups from the same organization are encouraged, but space is extremely limited so act now!


Meet the Facilitator Team!
The session will be facilitated by Tammy Krings, CEO & Founder of The Conversations That Matter (TCTM), and Ava Goepfert, Lead Facilitator & Coach for the program.  TCTM excels at helping leaders, teams, and organizations achieve their desired results. They are the masters at creating and customizing curriculum that meet the specific needs of each client. Tammy and the team believe “the key to a successful leadership development program is an integrated approach to learning. This includes interactive and engaging workshops, safe practice environments, learning reinforcements, and coaching that includes measurement of behavioral change. And, all of this needs to be done in a way that is simple to understand and easy to add to already full workloads.

With a reputation for building collaborative environments, breaking down communication barriers, and helping people challenge their assumptions, TCTM is passionate about engaging people in the conversations that matter. With decades of executive coaching experience, signature programs such as Building Great Teams, and a wealth of tried-and-true leadership tools housed in their Leadership Essentials Toolkit, TCTM can help you with your leadership, people, and strategic needs. Learn more about TCTM as well as their Leadership Essentials Toolkit by visiting here.

Go to Top