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Certificate in Leadership Practice


Leadership is a process of social influence, which maximizes the efforts of others, towards the achievement of a goal. – Kevin Kruse

Karen Plunkett Memorial Scholarship information click here >

The nonprofit sector needs strong leadership talent to meet the many and ever growing demands of our sector. Therefore, a steady supply of leaders is critical. The Certificate in Leadership Practice is designed for nonprofit professionals who want to become respected leaders in their field. During this leadership immersion experience you will learn to maximize your potential and help you overcome hindrances to success.  The program will be facilitated by Karen Revels, MSM with a variety of different instructors doing many of the segments of the program.    The program will cover - The Art of Feedback, Leading in an Inclusive Environment, Unleashing your Leadership Potential through the Art of Listening, Becoming a Conflict Capable Leader, Overcoming Personal Bias, Leadership in the Crucible of Work and Emotional Intelligence.  


Certificate in Leadership Practice

You will:

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of your own leadership style through self-assessment
  • Apply and integrate leadership concepts into a variety of real-life situations
  • Understand how to LEAD in an inclusive environment
  • Learn about overcoming personal bias
  • Understand your emotional intelligence and how to work with others
  • Understand organization dynamics and the role leaders play at all levels
  • Become a more effective leader within your current, or future leadership positions

You will engage in four interactive sessions that help you identify and understand your own leadership style. It will challenge you to leverage your personal strengths. You will complete self-assessments and feedback instruments that include: Personal Values Questionnaire, DiSC Profile, EQI Bar-On Emotional Quotient Inventory, and the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict MODE Instrument.  Participants will receive a copy of the following books:  The Crucible Leader by Sandy Shugart, Listening Pays by Rick Bommelji, Monday Morning Leadership by David Cottrell. 

Only $840 with scholarship! Scholarships are available to Edyth Bush Institute member organizations. Please complete the Scholarship Application in lieu of the online registration. Scholarships for the Certificate in Leadership Practice will not count toward an organization's $500 scholarship threshold. For information about becoming a member, click here.

The fee is $1,200 for members and $1,850 for nonmembers, inclusive of all training materials, assessments, books, and personal development coaching. Scholarships are available to Edyth Bush Institute member organizations. 

Session dates and times:

October 19, 2016
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
November 2, 2016 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
November 16, 2016
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
November 30, 2016

9:00 am to 4:00 pm





 

Active participation is expected. The Certificate in Leadership Practice involves the completion of out-of-session reading and assignments. A Certificate will only be awarded to those who complete all of the required assignments and attend all four sessions in their entirety.

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If you would like more information about the Certificate in Leadership Practice, please contact the Edyth Bush Institute at 407-975-6414.

 



 

Certificate in Leadership Practice
Karen Plunkett Memorial Scholarship Application

May 30, 2016Scholarship applications open

July 29, 2016: Scholarship applications DUE by 5:00 pm

August 15, 2016: Scholarship award notification (confirmed by email)

The Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation is offering the Karen Plunkett Memorial Scholarship for the Edyth Bush Institute’s Certificate in Leadership Practice program. The scholarship is awarded annually to a public relations or communications professional in Orange, Osceola, Seminole or Lake County. Preference is given to an individual who is involved in the community or who has connection with a nonprofit organization. The scholarship valued at $1,200 is awarded on a competitive basis to one individual.

 

Karen Plunkett specialized in public relations and represented law and accounting firms in the Orlando area. Among her public relations friends, she was known for her gracious style combined with a backbone of steel. She became president of the Florida Public Relations Association and earned the group's Dillon Award for lifetime achievement. For 15 years, she also taught public relations courses at Rollins College and the University of Central Florida, where she earned her master's degree.

 

Jerry Hilbrich, chairman of the board at the Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation, said, “The Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation would like Karen's legacy to live on and this scholarship will honor her life as a public relations professional and as a distinguished community volunteer, teacher and mentor."


One, fully-paid scholarship will be awarded annually to a public relations or communications professional through the generous support of the Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation in memory of
Karen Plunkett, APR.  The Certificate in Leadership Practice involves the completion of outside reading and assignments and will only be awarded to those who complete the assignments and attend all four sessions in their entirety.  The scholarship recipient must complete the program in full or the value of the scholarship ($1,200) must be paid to the Edyth Bush Institute.

Criteria to apply for Karen Plunkett Memorial Scholarship:

  • Individual must work in marketing, public relations or a related communications field.
  • Preference will be given to individuals currently working at a nonprofit organization, or serving a nonprofit organization in some capacity (i.e. board of directors, key volunteer, other).
  • Only individuals working in Orange, Osceola, Lake and Seminole counties are eligible.

Click here to download the scholarship application.


 

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