• 2023 Virtual Conference on Effective Leadership and Management
    July 25, 2023 - August 24, 2023
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

MBA 2023 Virtual Conference on Effective Leadership and Management


A “Flexible Schedule” Conference for Executives and Managers   —— July 25 – August 24, 2023

$80 per Webinar or $300 for all 5 Webinars

Conference Agenda

Each Webinar is scheduled from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Central Time

See Page 4 For Faculty Bios


July 25 // July 27         3 D Leadership: Discovering, Digging, and Developing the 5 Practices of an Exemplary Leader by Dr. Greg Sumpter, 

An object is said to be 3D when you can observe all the dimensions: length, breadth, and height. In this webinar, the participants will discover how all of their dimensions as a leader can be developed in way that it shows up to those they lead.

Participants will discover the 5 behavioral practices of exemplary leadership. Leadership is not about personality. It is about behavior – an observable set of skills and abilities. Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner have spent their careers refining these skills and abilities down to 5 practices. When leader’s experience their personal best, they display and exhibit these 5 core practices. Everyone who is striving to be a leader will likely display these behaviors over time, and yet they are likely not doing it enough. To sustain leadership over time while allowing for a leader to care for themselves at the same time, requires targeted and intentional practices. After discovery, participants will dig in to the skills and abilities that sustain you and those you lead. Finally, participants will develop a plan to be targeted and intentional in the future, as a result of participating in this webinar.


Aug 1 // Aug 3             Creating a Culture of Accountability by Dr. Mel Brown

Leaders and Managers often focus on “holding people accountable” when they should be focusing on creating a culture in which people are accountable. As a result of attending this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Clearly define the terms accountability and culture,
  • List the four pillars of accountability.
  • List the four elements of accountability
  • List the three ways in which a specific organizational culture is created
  • Describe the six steps to building a culture of accountability.
  • List the two measurements of successful performance,
  • Discuss the smart way to define expectations, and
  • Describe the four types of employees based on how they react to change and how to deal with each group.


 Aug 8 // Aug 10           Having difficult Conversations with Staff, Coworkers, and Colleagues and Developing Emotional Intelligence by Dr. Ken Maaz

We often let issues and conflicts go unaddressed until they become much bigger problems than they need to be and while they damage relationships, erode trust, and sabotage success.  After attending this webinar participants will be able to:

  • Identify the difficult conversations they need to have,
  • Understand and debunk the stories they have been telling themselves,
  • Gain the skills needed to have difficult conversations,
  • Create a safe environment for difficult conversations,
  • Understand emotional hot buttons and mitigate their effect on communication,
  • Develop a work environment absent of gossip, negativity, and rumor,
  • Establish a clear expectation for high quality communication within the organization.


Aug 15 // Aug 17           The Art of Getting People to Do What You Want Done! by Dr. Mel Brown

Some organization executives seem to have no difficulty getting their Board of Directors to approve their requests while other executives struggle to get their requests approved.

When introducing change, some executives seem to be able to get their personnel to accept the change being introduced, while other executives struggle to get their personnel to accept the new way of doing things.

What do executives who easily influence others know that those who struggle do not?

Participants who correctly apply the principles and practices taught in webinar will be able to:

  • Describe how Leadership guru John C. Maxwell and former U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower each define “leadership,”
  • List the people they should be influencing to become more effective leaders
  • Define “credibility” and list ways of developing credibility as a leader.
  • Use the practices and principles taught in this webinar to get others to want to do what the leader wants done.


  Aug 22 // Aug 24           Problem Solving – Getting to the Root of the Problem while Embracing Creative Thinking, Risk Taking, and Failure (It’s a good thing.) by Dr. Ken Maaz

Many times we rush to solve a problem we don’t truly understand, which leads to frustration and a lack of improvement. Too often we let assumptions and history dictate how we solve those problems.  After attending this webinar participants will be able to:

  • Learn how to identify the facts of a situation and to use helpful tools for the process,
  • Understand the difference between presenting problems and underlying causes,
  • Gain skills that will allow for quick and thoughtful implementation of solutions,
  • Understand the value of and be skilled in evaluating those solutions,
  • Embrace failure as a means to success while understanding stakeholder interests,
  • Create a learning and improvement focused organization.


2023 Virtual Conference on Effective Leadership and Management

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