Leadership Development Series 

The Leadership Challenge

September 23, 2020 | 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Brinkman Educational Center| 100 S Limestone Street. Springfield, Ohio 45502

Leadership Development Series -

September 16, 2020 - Foundations of Leadership

September 23, 2020 - The Leadership Challenge

September 30, 2020- Emotional Intelligence 

October 7 ,2020- Communication and Conflict


October 14, 2020 - Time Management & Delegation

October 21, 2020- Creating Your Leadership Brand and Building Professional Sustainability

Are you up for the challenge of leading? This session will explore The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership Model as explored in the text The Leadership Challenge by Kouzes and Posner.

This course will equip participants with the ability to use the five practices of exemplary leadership:

  • Model the Way
  • Inspire a Shared Vision
  • Challenge the Process
  • Enable Others to Act
  • Encourage the Heart

Additional resources - The Leadership Challenge Book | Included with registration

The Leadership Challenge One Day - $500

SAVE $500! Enroll for all 6 sessions for $2,500! 


About the Instructor

Yolanda N. Stephens - M.S. Ed., SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Yolanda brings 20 years of experience in human resources, training and organizational development and strategic planning. She is the Founder and CEO of Innovative Performance Consulting, LLC. and was most recently the Training and Development Manager at the Miami Valley Communications Council, where she oversaw the training program for thirty local cities. She has employed her expertise in the public, private, government and educational sectors and has developed and deployed talent development programs internationally for senior level executives, managers and individual contributors. She has also created and managed global career and leadership development, coaching and mentoring programs and currently works as an Adjunct Instructor at Franklin University in the Ross School of Business. 

 Yolanda specializes in improving individual and team effectiveness while engaging creativity and energy.  Her expertise lies in the areas of training and employee development, leadership and management skills,coaching, performance management, communication skills, generational diversity, the DiSC personalityassessment, customer service and more. Her audiences have varied from two to over eight hundredparticipants. She believes in “maximizing performance for maximum results” by creating performance solutions that cater to individual and organizational needs.

 Yolanda holds a Master of Science degree in Counseling from the University of Dayton and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from The Ohio State University. She holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification and a Society for Human Resources Management Senior Certified Professional (SPHR-SCP) certification. She is a certified administrator of the Myers-Briggs Type indicator. She is the current Chairperson for the City of Huber Heights Personnel Appeals Board. She

previously served as the Committee Chair for the Organizational Effectiveness Lecture Series at Wright State University and she served on the leadership team of the Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the Association for Talent Development.

Yolanda resides with her family in Dayton, OH. She enjoys volunteering time with non-profit organizations. 


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