SynoVation Valley Leadership Academy at a Glance

Want to help change the world or community? Ever felt that you have hidden talents or strengths that you want to discover?  No matter your level, the SynoVation Valley Leadership Academy (SVLA) is designed to challenge your perceptions about leadership and the values that shape it, encourage new levels of personal, organizational and community leadership, and apply new strategies to enhance the way you do things.


Program Outline: As a leadership development experience the focus is to enhance your leadership and team effectiveness through rich content, case simulations, inventories, reflective journaling, interactive activities, coaching sessions, triad work, and tools and strategies.

– Each session includes specialized content that builds knowledge and inspirations based on the session focus (see Brief Program Outcomes below).
– Online sessions provide additional activities, inventories and support for the specialized areas. This are used to enhance the skills through monthly practice and focus in that leadership skill.
– Giving back to the community is a wonderful aspect of this program. Participants will inspire leadership in youth and community through mentoring and a community project of choice.
– Each session will also include several 90 minute coaching sessions, 30 minute Blueprint shorts (strategies), and integrated knowledge and activities.
– Overall outcomes include: a new way to use energy to master projects, building effective teams, leading and following with engagement, learning how to build resources, and achieving new strategies for enhancing your personal leadership.

Brief Program Outcomes:

Session 1: Beginning the Journey  DATES: September 20 & 21, 2013

– Re-define your perspective about leading
– Better apply six factors of motivation to increase influence and flow in your life and wor
– Gain in-depth knowledge of the Neuroscience of Change
– Build new skills for time productivity through Morita Technique

Session 2: The Practice of Emotional Intelligence  DATES: October 18 & 19, 2013

– Build relationships that work
– Learn to influence the behavior of others to provide a process for creating clear communications, effective collaboration, and relationships that achieve results
– Gain strategies for improving your capacity to engage others, manage stress, and empower yourself
– Build new strategies for problem solving

Session 3: The Happiness Advantage  DATES: November 15 & 16, 2013

– Deepen knowledge of optimism factors and importance in your life and workplace
– Build principles for applying happiness to your life and community
– Practice reframing your language so it has a positive impact and influence within yourself and outwardly to others
– Practice new decision making skills

Session 4: Finding Your Purpose  DATES: January 17 & 18, 2014

– Learn how to find flow in your life, work, and family through positive psychology strategies
– Master your own blueprint
– Develop strategies for maximizing your creative and decision making centers of the brain

Session 5: Investigating Leadership & Followership  DATES: February 21 & 22, 2014

– Build leadership insights through exploring Servant, Authentic, and Transformational leadership styles
– Learn to lead using principles of engagement
– Learn about your own leadership style
– Build a network of fellow leaders for sharing challenges, insights, and perspectives

Session 6: Becoming a Change Agent  DATES: March 21 & 22, 2014

– Improve  your ability to make cross-functional decisions that benefit you, your team, and your organization
– Build strong lean organizations based on the six principles of ethical leadership
– Develop capacities for motivation and role alignment
– Practice effective leadership through action research process

Session 7: The Balanced Leader  DATES: April 18 & 19, 2014

– Gain knowledge about the benefits of the science of wellness
– Reinvent the way you manage stress, projects and time
– Learn about the six channels of influence — authority, rationality, vision, relationships, interests, and politics — and use them better
– Improve delegation and leverage skills

Session 8: Striving for Personal Mastery  DATES: May 23-Graduation

– Discover what to keep, what to change, and what to develop in yourself as a leader
– Practice Proactive Leadership
– Apply tools that will empower yourself and others to achieve positive community impacts
– Seize leadership opportunities

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If you have questions about SVLA or the application process, please contact any of the following program coordinators:

Dahn Hagge              (308) 728-7875
Kristina Foth            (308) 728-7875
Kayla Hinrichs        (308) 728-5071


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