Module 1: Exploring New Dimensions of Self and your Relationship with Others
Feb. 21-24, 2017 - Wildcatter Ranch (outside Graham)
“As human beings our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world…as in being able to remake ourselves.” — Mahatma Gandhi
Leadership 254 begins by introducing participants to the concept of self-awareness, self-exploration and self-discovery through the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® assessment. Participants engage in interactive activities and discussions that allow them to reflect on their self-image compared to how others see them and discern between mental/emotional and mechanical dimensions of leadership.
Module 2: Decision Making, Integrity and Civility
May 30-June 2, 2017 - Hangar Hotel (Fredericksburg)
“Put simply, people consistently act inconsistently, unaware of the contradiction between their espoused theory and their theory-in-use, between the way they think they are acting and the way they really act.” — Chris Argyris
Module 2 enables participants to gain a deeper understanding of the meaning of integrity and the necessary skill to ensure its consistent practice. Participants will apply the self-awareness gained in Module 1 to effectively grow a personal methodology for decision-making. Through role play practice and collaborative discussions, participants develop the principles by which solutions to complex problems are found and the rules by which discourse is conducted.
Module 3: Leading Others: Your Team, Peers, Constituents
Oct. 22-25, 2017 - Travaasa Experiential Resort (in Austin)
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” — John Quincy Adams
Module 3 teaches participants how to align and inspire teams, collaborate, influence and create a vision that others will follow. It is built on the foundation of Module 1 and the introspection of Module 2 and continues the participant’s journey to better understanding the strengths and weaknesses of their leadership style. Participants will also enhance public communication skills through experiential media relations training. The module will be thought-provoking, practical and challenging while participants develop the necessary and effective skills to lead teams, peers and constituents while discerning the illusion of control.
Module 4: Transformational Leadership and Yourself
April 24-27, 2018 - Rough Creek Lodge (outside Glen Rose)
“The important thing is this: be able at any moment to sacrifice what you are for what you could become.” — Charles DuBois
Becoming a transformational leader centers on creating your own transformational leadership mission, metrics and plan to fully utilize the wisdom and competencies learned in Modules 1 through 4. The StrengthsFinder Assessment given in this module identifies an individual’s unique strengths and the effective ways to utilize those strengths both personally and professionally. Participants free themselves of the limitations they have identified over the course of the curriculum and define a transformational leadership plan intended for the course of their career.
Please Note: A detailed agenda will be sent to participants prior to the start date of each module.