Past ELA Seminars

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FALL 2014 - SPRING 2015

Visionary Leadership: A Personalized Process for Success
Rosemary Ward, CEO, Training Direct

Leading Courageously
Debra Nelson-Dunbar, University Director, Organizational Development and Compensation Programs, Indiana University

Strategic Decision Making
Gerry McNamara, Professor, Management, Eli Broad College of Business, MSU


FALL 2013 - SPRING 2014

Leadership From Within
Deborah Nelson-Dunbar, University Director, Organizational Development, University Human Resource Services, Indiana University
(Included John Maxwell’s book 360 Leader)

Time and Priority Management for Leaders
Randy Dean, Randall Dean Consulting

Creating a Motivating Work Environment
Deborah Nelson-Dunbar, University Director, Organizational Development, University Human Resource Services, Indiana University


FALL 2012 - SPRING 2013

Avoiding Legal Landmines of Leadership
Tina Riley, Director of Human Resources Executive Education, School of Human Resources and Labor Relations, College of Social Science, MSU

Creating A Culture of Accountability
Debra Nelson-Dunbar, University Director, Organizational Development, University Human Resource Services, Indiana University

Essential Communication Skills for Leaders
Debra Nelson-Dunbar, University Director, Organizational Development, University Human Resource Services, Indiana University

Leadership From Within
Deborah Nelson-Dunbar, University Director, Organizational Development, University Human Resource Services, Indiana University
(Included John Maxwell’s book 360 Leader)


FALL 2011 - SPRING 2012

Crucial Confrontations: Tools for Resolving Broken Promises, Violated Expectations, and Bad Behavior
Lori Aemisegger

Essential People Skills for Effective Leadership
Debra Nelson Dunbar, University Director, Organizational Development, University Human Resource Services, Indiana University

Leading Effectively in a Unionized Environment
Theodore H. Curry, Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for Academic Human Resources, MSU
Jim Nash, Kathie Elliott, Reneé Felan, MSU Human Resources, Employee Relations

Extra Program: 10X Your Influence to Create Sustainable Change: A Day With Joseph Grenny - April 2012


FALL 2010 - SPRING 2011

Lead from Strengths to Enhance Your Leadership
Debra Nelson-Dunbar, University Consultant, University Employee and Organizational Development Services, Indiana University

Adaptive Leadership: Enhancing Individual and Team Performance
John Hollenbeck, Professor, Management, MSU

Managing Performance Through Effective Performance Problem Analysis and Coaching
Debra Nelson-Dunbar, University Consultant, University Employee and Organizational Development Services, Indiana University


FALL 2009 - SPRING 2010

From Chaos to Efficiency: Managing Work Flow Processes
Meggin McIntosh, President, Emphasis on Excellence, Inc.

Intercultural Competence
Bruce LaBrack, Professor Emeritus. Anthropology, University of the Pacific, Partner, International Training Group

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI): Implications for Leaders
Debra Nelson-Dunbar, University Consultant, University Employee and Organizational Development Services, Indiana University

Making Ethical Decisions
Michael Josephson, President, Joseph and Edna Josephson Institute for Ethics


FALL 2008 - SPRING 2009

Leading Change
Lew Dotterer, Change Management Consultant, Enterprise Business Systems Project (EBSP), MSU

Strategic Planning That Results in Action — Not Just a Nice Document
John Hudzik, Vice President of Global Engagement and Special Projects, MSU

Leadership From Within
Debra Nelson Dunbar, University Consultant Employee & Organizational Development, University Human Resource Services, Indiana University

Inclusive Leadership
Linda Marchesani, Manager, Workplace Learning and Development, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Kathleen Wong, Assistant Professor, School of Communication, Western Michigan University

Extra Program: How Successful Leaders Can Get Even Better-Marshall Goldsmith - March 2009


FALL 2007 - SPRING 2008

Strategic Communication
Heather Shupp, Assistant Vice President for University Relations/Director, Public Relations, MSU

Getting to Yes: Interest-Based Negotiation
Donald Conlon, Chairperson, MSU School of Management

Building an Effective Work Team
Debra Nelson Dunbar, University Consultant Employee & Organizational Development, University Human Resource Services, Indiana University

Promoting and Supporting Innovation
Robert Rosenfeld, CEO, Idea Connection Systems, Inc


FALL 2006 - SPRING 2007

Balancing Acts of Leaders: Coping with Stress and Time
Walter Gmelch, Dean, School of Education, University of San Francisco

Intercultural Communication
Peter Briggs, Director, Office of International Students and Scholars, MSU
Selected MSU Faculty

Leading with Emotional Intelligence
Lew Dotterer, Director, Training and Organizational Development, Sparrow Health System

The Competent Coach: Building Expertise
Monica McGrath, Resources for Leadership, Inc., Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania