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Leadership that Shapes the Future

Leadership seminar

What do great leaders do differently?

In Leadership that Shapes the Future, you will develop the essential leading, planning and influencing skills necessary to create and sustain long-term organizational success. During this interactive three-day seminar, you will learn strategies and methods you can use to become a “transformational leader” — one who enables others, especially peers and subordinates, to transcend self-interest and act for the common good of the organization.

Upcoming Seminar Dates

September 24-26, 2024 – In Person

Boost your leadership skills in five ways

  1. Enhance your performance as a leader.
    Examine your assumptions about contemporary leadership challenges, responsibilities and obligations as you gain insight into the role that leaders must play to be agents of change. Become a more influential member of the management team.
  2. Unleash the true power of your teams.
    Discover the conditions team members need to become high achievers as you learn how to identify and remove causes of failure, from systems to processes to people. Link personal, team and organizational goals to make a stronger impact on the bottom line.
  3. Shape the future of your organization.
    The most effective leaders and organizations are not simply striving to fulfill or even exceed their customers’ expectations, they are helping them. Learn how effective leaders show customers possibilities they have not even asked for yet.
  4. Create a custom road map to a high performance culture.
    Determine where your culture stands now, and where it should be if your company is to be successful in five years. Connect your leadership goals to that organizational road map and position yourself as an agent of positive change.
  5. Create a personal development action plan to generate lasting results.
    Focus on your individual leadership goals and apply your knowledge in the workplace.
Take the next step to achieve your leadership potential. In this three-day seminar, you will learn how effective leaders meet complex challenges to create high performing organizations, and how you can leverage your strengths to drive transformational change.

The Essence of Effective Leadership

  • The leader’s critical roles and functions in every organization.
  • The leader’s goals: improve performance and quality, increase output, promote pride of accomplishment.
  • A model of effective leadership. Integrating the roles of leadership and management.
  • How effective leaders link personal and organizational goals.

Building High-Performing Teams

  • Developing the talents and potential of others.
  • Empowering team members to generate motivation and commitment.
  • Organizing team-building activities.

Organizational Culture

  • How organizational culture affects the bottom line.
  • Characteristics, strengths and weaknesses of different organizational cultures.
  • Assessing your organization’s culture. Leading culture change in your organization.

High Performing Organizations

  • The impact of team leadership on business performance.
  • Kaizen — the spirit of continuous improvement.
  • How effective management of the workforce leads to enhanced productivity and increased profitability.

Effective Decision-Making

  • Determining how and when to involve others in decisions.
  • Assessing your decision-making style.
  • Improving employee participation.
  • Practical tools for effective decision-making.

Coaching for Performance

  • Becoming a developmental manager.
  • Obstacles to effective coaching.
  • Coaching for performance improvement.

The Leader of the Future

  • How the nature of leadership is changing.
  • Creating your own personal development action plan.
  • Becoming the leader you would follow.

Patrick Bettin, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer, Michael G. Foster School of Business
Adjunct Associate Professor, Dept of Psychology

Ph.D., Organizational Psychology, University of Washington, 1983
MS, Social Psychology, University of Washington, 1983
MS, Counseling Education, Long Island University, 1978
BBA, Business Administration, University of Miami, 1974

Dr. Patrick Bettin is an internationally respected consultant, researcher, and educator in the field of leadership and management development. His efforts focus on creating and sustaining organizational effectiveness by enhancing the performance of leaders and managers.

Pat is a Senior Lecturer in the Foster School of Business and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Washington. He is a twenty-three time recipient of the Business School’s “Excellence in Teaching Award.” While on the faculty at the United States Military Academy at West Point, Dr. Bettin was also recognized for his exceptional teaching abilities. As a senior faculty member, he was responsible for developing, coordinating, teaching and supervising the leadership and management elective programs.

Dr. Bettin has designed and delivered comprehensive leadership development programs for a variety of telecommunications, aerospace, engineering, manufacturing, health care, and service organizations including PACCAR, Bechtel, Boeing, Craig Hospital, Catholic Health Initiatives, Providence Health System, Entergy, LG&E Energy, and Simpson Investments. Additionally, he has provided leadership development programs to a variety of governmental agencies including Washington State’s Departments of Transportation, Labor and Industries, and Personnel, as well as the U.S. government’s Personnel Management for Executives Program. Dr. Bettin has delivered leadership programs in Japan, Australia, China, Great Britain, Latin America, and the Middle East.

A practicing leader-manager for most of his professional life, Dr. Bettin has been directly responsible for the performance of organizations ranging in size from 125 to 1,500 people. He has received recognition for his outstanding performance both as a leader and as a teacher of leadership. During his military career, he was the recipient of the William O. Darby award as the distinguished honor graduate of the Army’s prestigious Ranger School, has been decorated for valor twice, and was awarded two Purple Heart awards for wounds received in combat.

Dates and fees Registration
September 24-26, 2024 – In Person
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Deadline: September 4, 2024

Payment must be made by check, credit card, or submit a purchase order for later invoice.

It is strongly encouraged that you register early as space is limited. See discount and cancellation policies.

Bank of America Executive Center (BAEC)
University of Washington Main Campus
4275 NE Stevens Way
Seattle, WA 98195
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You will receive a parking code and instructions on where to park on campus from the program manager via email prior to the start of the class.

Commuter info
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Disability accommodation
The University is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. Please see this reference about submitting accommodation requests.

Class materials and homework
You will receive an email from the program manager with an assignment to complete and return prior to arriving in class. Please allot approximately 2 hours to complete it.

Continuing Education Credits
Participants are eligible to receive 2.25 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for this seminar. You must request tracking of your CEU credits when you register. More information about CEUs.

Schedule at a glance

7:30 – 8 a.m. Check-In and Continental Breakfast
8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Class
12 – 1 p.m. Lunch provided
1 – 5 p.m. Class
7:30 – 8 a.m. Check-In and Continental Breakfast
8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Class
12 – 1 p.m. Lunch provided
1 – 5 p.m. Class
7:30 – 8 a.m. Check-In and Continental Breakfast
8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Class
12 – 1 p.m. Lunch provided
1 – 5 p.m. Class
Adrienne Easter
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Leadership that Shapes the Future inspires participants to become better decision makers and transformational leaders within their organizations.

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