iLead Program: Learn. Engage. Achieve. Discover
LEARN best practices to develop quality leadership skills
ENGAGE with current and future leaders
DISCOVER your inner leader
This new six-month program is designed for early to mid-level leaders who want to build their self-awareness, ability to influence, community development, team work, and adaptability while forging lifelong relationships with other trailblazers in the Auburn Hills business community.
What will you learn?
- Leading strategically to positively affect varying situations• Manage stress, build resiliency, and leverage multiple life roles
- Build a network of supportive leaders to continue development
- Learn the art of collaboration
- Gain confidence in understanding your community impact
From July through December 2018, participants will meet one day each month for two to four hours at various locations providing a full Auburn Hills experience. The iLEAD Class of 2018 will be recognized during the 2019 State of the Community — a great way to build recognition and awareness for your company.
Download our brochure here.
July 20th: Our Auburn Hills
The first step to becoming a great leader is learning from the best. Bridge the generational gap and learn from the current leaders of the City of Auburn Hills. Come meet the minds behind the vision of Auburn Hills. Afterwards, take a guided tour of the City’s campus while learning it’s unique history and makes Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills!
Meet Auburn Hills Leaders:
Tom Tanghe, City Manager
Don Grice, Assistant City Manager
Stephanie Carroll, Manager of Business Development & Community Relations
Steven Cohen, AICP, Director of Community Development
Kevin McDaniel, Mayor
Brian Marzolf, Recreation Director
Karen Adcock, SDC, Senior Services Director
August 15th: Impact Auburn Hills
Lead by example and serve your community. For ambitious young professionals, voluntary work is a key ingredient in the recipe for leadership. As well as profiting from the sense of making a difference and contributing to a larger purpose, volunteering can help develop a wider perspective, creative thinking, excellent networking as well as hone leadership qualities. We will visit, and tour 4 non-profits of the Auburn Hills Community Council and learn about their impact focus and charitable mission.
September 26th: Personality Dimensions with Joscelyn Davis, President & Chief Strategist, Jade Strategies
Lunch Included, Sponsored by The HUB Stadium
October 30th: Culturally Smart with Veronica Hall, President, Keystone Intercultural Services
Lunch Included, Sponsored by Retirement Resources
The workforce of today is comprised of peoples from many cultures: cultures of age, of experience, of education, of location. This discussion centers on the people that we deal with who come from cultures of location. The location, however, is much more complex than the two coordinates of longitude and latitude. The goal of this presentation is to help participants understand the roots of cultural differences and similarities as the first step in becoming Culture Smart and how to get the best of your interactions with people from other countries.
Some of the topics we will explore are:
- What Culture Is and How It Affects Personal Communication and Behavior
- Perceptions, Assumptions and Stereotypes: Effect on Cross-Cultural Relationships and Interactions
- Geographical, Historical, Social and Political Factors that Have Shaped Cultural Values of Americans & Other Cultures
- The importance of learning about your own culture and the way you communicate
- Tips to consider in getting the best of your interactions
November 29th: Professional Protocols for Success with Joscelyn Davis, President & Chief Strategist, Jade Strategies
This professional development session focuses on the expansion of individual and collective emotional intelligence as the substance of leadership and maximized organization performance. Training addresses interpersonal communication, public presentations and dining skills with etiquette instructions over a three course meal. Participants gain practical knowledge in protocols related to networking, influencing and dining in professional settings.
December 13th: Vision 2038 with Mary Cooney, Founder & CEO of Creativia
& Graduation Celebration
Strong leaders are willing to dare the future, moving beyond certainties and into possibility. This means being risk-takers, moderated by reflection. In this session we are going to consider what our lives might be like 20 years from now.
- Engage the creative process to envision possible futures.
- Uncover obstacles we must initially overcome so that dreams become reality.
- Rehearse tactics that help us overcome obstacles.
- Create a personal 20-year roadmap to Leadership Success