University of Southern Indiana

The Leadership Challenge

The Leadership Challenge Workshop is a practical, interactive program that engages both aspiring and experienced leaders to learn how to achieve their personal best and improve their leadership effectiveness. Backed by 30 years of original research and data from more than 3 million leaders, this program centers on the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership:

  1. Model the Way
  2. Inspire a Shared Vision
  3. Challenge the Process
  4. Enable Others to Act
  5. Encourage the Heart

Learning Objectives: 

The course introduces leaders to development tools for group activities and individual exercises, enabling them to:

  • Identify the frequency of their personal leadership behaviors
  • Clarify and communicate their fundamental values and beliefs
  • Set the example for others by aligning their actions with shared values
  • Inspire others to share a common vision
  • Search for opportunities to change and improve
  • Build collaboration, teamwork and trust
  • Strengthen the ability of others to excel

As part of the workshop, each participant will get the following:

  • The Leadership Practices Inventory:  LPI®- a 360° leadership assessment tool to help participants gain perspective into how they see themselves, how others view them, and the actions participants can take to improve their use of The Five Practices. (The participant’s boss, direct reports and colleagues complete an assessment. This provides feedback on the participant’s behavior in the workplace.)
  • The best-selling book The Leadership Challenge:  “How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations”
  • A course workbook
  • Follow-up emails from program facilitators to provide additional education and encouragement
  • Job Aid Reference Card of the Leadership Practices

Contact Paula Nurrenbern, manager, customized solutions at 812-461-5425 or pjnurrenbe@usi.edu, for a needs assessment to see how our programs can meet the training needs of your company or organization.


 

  • What other Lifelong Learners say about this course:

    "The Leadership Challenge program has had a significant impact on our management team and the way they lead in our organization. Learning the five practices of exemplary leadership, being provided with examples during the training, and then walking through the various exercises made it a very impactful learning experience. During the training, and as participants began to intentionally use the five practices in their daily interaction with employees, there has been a positive impact on employee engagement that I fully anticipate will only grow over time."

    Margaret Felts
    President
    Mt. Carmel Public Utility Company

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  • What other Lifelong Learners say about this course:

    "The Leadership Challenge was a great way for me to interact with leaders (experienced and new) who I lead at Wabash General Hospital.  Throughout the 2 days, I learned a lot about how the leaders working under me think and what they expect from me.  Leadership is a skill that consistently needs tweaked and developed and the skills required may change over time as your role changes. Experienced leaders need training just as much as new leaders. I enjoyed this class due to the interactive and personal experience it offered.  I would define it as a leadership and team development course if you are able to take it with your staff.  I’ve attended several leadership classes over the years and this was by far the best experience."

    Karissa Turner, MBA
    President & Chief Executive Officer
    Wabash General Hospital

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