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Leadership Alumni Webinar Series

 2015 Spring Webinar Series

United Fresh Leadership Alumni have exclusive access to a new three-part webinar series this Spring, developed in partnership with the thought-leaders at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL).  This webinar series is available only to United Fresh Leadership Alumni.  Registration is free for Alumni Organization Members and $100 for non-alumni organization members, which includes access to the three webinars and your annual alumni membership. 

Sign up for this exclusive new series today! Even if you can’t attend all three live events, once you register you will get access to both the live event and the recording; but you must be registered to participate and access the recordings. 


Part 1: Developing and Engaging Your Leadership Talent Across Generations
Speaker: Bill Gentry, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, CCL

Developing future leaders in the leadership pipeline – while keeping their engagement high – are organizational imperatives. Yet, the numbers say otherwise. Not enough time, effort, resources, and support is being given to developing the largest population of future leaders: those on the front line. To build a strong leadership pipeline, a thorough examination of what managers from different generations value and what their leadership needs and expectations are, must be known.  

This webinar will help you effectively develop, retain, and engage talent in your pipeline, regardless of generation, by covering:

  • What the research REALLY SAYS about what different generations want (it’s likely not what you think)
  • The biggest challenges and skill gaps for new leaders in organizations
  • Tips for Leadership Talent engagement and retention
Part 2: The Art and Science of Influencing
April 30, 2015 – 2:00-3:00pm EST
Speaker: Mark Holt, Senior Faculty Member, CCL

Influence is a critical competency for today’s leader. Your position in an organization and the power it gives you aren’t always enough to motivate people to do what you ask. How do you influence others in positive ways without organizational authority? Developing your influence skills can help you gain commitment and get better results from people at all levels in the organization: direct reports, peers and bosses.  

In this webinar, we will discuss research on five common influence styles as well as specific tactics for influencing others. It will help you understand the role of personal preferences in how we influence others and how we can increase our style flexibility.  We’ll cover:

  • Why is the ability to influence more important today than ever before?
  • Why are we able to have a positive impact on one person’s attitudes and actions while failing to impact another?
  • How can we learn to demonstrate a greater range of influence approaches to increase our effectiveness as leaders?
Part 3: Creating a Culture of Innovation
May 28, 2015 – 2:00-3:00pm EST
Speaker: David Horth, Senior Enterprise Associate, CCL 

As early as 2010, marketing reports have shown innovation as a top priority for senior leaders around the world, yet research reports show that organizations fail to implement innovation even when it is declared as a strategic priority.  CCL’s own work demonstrates that the factor often overlooked by organizations, and the consultants who advise them, is the leadership necessary to develop innovation as an organizational capability – and to drive desired results through product, service, and internal process innovation.

In this webinar, we’ll explore:

  • What it takes to develop a leadership culture that embraces innovation
  • Leadership practices at all levels of the organization that transform promising ideas into productive innovations.

 You’ll learn actionable ideas for leadership practices to foster innovation that you can develop in yourself and in other leaders to overcome the inertia that blocks innovation – in particular the inertia created by the dichotomy of managing today’s business while also innovating for the future.