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Transformational Leadership Series

Become a Transformational Leader who creates an inspiring vision of the future, motivates people to deliver on that vision, and builds stronger relationships.

The Transformational Leadership Series is designed to take your leadership to the next level. Participants will analyze the characteristics of transformational and servant leadership and examine best practices that integrate those characteristics to become a more effective leader. Participants will also learn how to demonstrate authentic leadership, create a culture of collaboration and build higher performing teams.

Current faculty members of Elizabethtown College's graduate programs and local leadership experts will be presenting.

Individual sessions are $75/per person, or $200 for all three sessions.  Each session will be capped at 30 participants.  Sessions will be held on the second floor of the Leadership Lancaster Offices, 115 East King Street, Lancaster, PA.

Session One: December 6, 2017
8 am to 10 am

Adaptive Leadership and the Role of Design Thinking

Participants in this session will look at the intersection of adaptive leadership and design thinking. As organizational environments are changing rapidly and companies are facing more competition than ever, the ability to adapt is a critical leadership skill. Adaptive leadership is a dynamic approach that leaders can use during times of uncertainty. Design thinking can be leveraged as a strategic tool for adaptive leaders in assessing challenges and developing potential solutions. In this session, participants will explore both the fundamentals of adaptive leadership and design thinking, and how both can be applied to improve their leadership performance. 

Speaker: Karen Mitchell
Lead Graduate Faculty, Master of Science in Strategic Leadership , Elizabethtown College School of Continuing and Professional Studies

Karen is beginning her doctoral coursework at the University of Southern California, studying organizational change and leadership. Karen holds an undergraduate degree in English and Economics from the University of Mary Washington and a Master of Science degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from The University of Kansas.

Karen has served for the past 10 years as an Affiliate Faculty member for Elizabethtown College’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies. She is currently the Faculty Lead for the Master of Science in Strategic Leadership program. This past year, she served as the Interim Director of Faculty for Elizabethtown College’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies. Karen also serves on the Council for Academic Management for the School. In 2015, Karen received the Elizabethtown College School of Continuing and Professional Studies “Excellence in Teaching” award.

Session Two: January 10, 2018
8 am to 10 am

How Leaders Create Innovative Cultures

Leaders are the Chief Culture Officers of their organizations. Leaders’ behaviors are also wildly contagious (for better or for worse). Join this interactive session to learn concrete means of shaping your organization’s mindsets, behaviors, communication, strategy and culture toward increased innovation in process and outcomes. 

Speaker: Kedren Crosby
Graduate Faculty, Master of Science in Strategic Leadership , Elizabethtown College School of Continuing and Professional Studies

Kedren's background in nonprofit executive leadership and consulting have provided her with a wide range of experiences which, when partnered with her graduate education in Policy Science, Nonprofit Management, and Conflict Resolution, allow her to educate E4 clients in a wide variety of ways. Her experience in strategic planning, organizational assessment and realignment, executive coaching, organizational conflict resolution, executive leadership and fund development enables her to quickly understand the realities and opportunities E4 clients face. Kedren is fascinated by the power of communication in all its varied shapes and sizes. She has a healthy obsession with the artful and strategic crafting of written words, public and private speaking, body language and non-verbal communication, as well as, the chronically underutilized communication tool of listening.

Prior to her work at E4, Kedren served as Chief Development Officer for SouthEast Lancaster Health, President/CEO at L.I.V.E. and Principle at Crosby Consulting. She is actively involved with her church, serves on the Board of Directors at the YWCA and is engaged in volunteer work at her children’s school. She earned a Master’s in Policy Science from the University of Maryland and holds graduate certificates in Nonprofit Studies from Johns Hopkins University and Conflict Management from Notre Dame. Kedren also has a Master of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications, University of Kansas and a Bachelor of Arts in English & Economics, University of Mary Washington.


Session Three: March 14, 2018 

8 am to 10 am

Registration Deadline:  March 12, 2018

How Leaders Drive Diversity

Understanding the differences within one’s community and within one’s organization is a vital consideration for leaders. Explore the concepts of diversity, culture, and inclusion in an organization or in a community. How are those concepts influenced by issues of racial justice and social justice in our regional and national environment? In this final session, participants will examine the theories of “authentic” and “transformational” leadership and how they might inform their personal choices as developing leaders. 

Speakers: David Nice and Lisa Cameron
Graduate Faculty, Master of Science in Strategic Leadership, Elizabethtown College School of Continuing and Professional Studies

David Nice, MS, SHRM-SCP, is an independent consultant, instructor and writer. His special areas of concentration are leadership development, organization development (OD), facilitation, HR Development and performance management.

Mr. Nice is currently an adjunct instructor for Elizabethtown College’s MBA and Masters of Strategic Leadership (MSL) programs. He also works on the professional development staffs of Lebanon Valley College and HACC. Additionally, David is a senior consultant with the J. Morales Group.

David has worked in the fields of OD, training, talent development and HR management for over 25 years. David was the Corporate Manager of OD and Training for the High Companies in Lancaster, PA. He served in a variety of roles before that for RR Donnelley, now LSC Communications.

David has a BA in English from Franklin and Marshall College and an MS in Organization Development and Training from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.

He is currently a member of the Lancaster Higher Education Authority. He has served in the past as a board member for the Workforce Investment Board (WIB) of Lancaster County. Mr. Nice is a current and founding member of the Lancaster Dramatists’ Platform. David has previously served on several Boards of Directors and committees of non-profits and community-based organizations. He has managed and chaired successful political campaigns.

Lisa Cameron, MA, LPC,
Lisa Cameron, MA, LPC, is a certified trauma practitioner and licensed professional counselor. She specializes in working with victim survivors of sexual violence and their family members. Lisa is currently the Director of Empowerment Services and Social Justice at the YWCA Lancaster. She testifies as an expert witness with the DA’s office on how sexual trauma is manifested in thoughts and behaviors. She has Bachelor degrees in psychology and theatre from Eastern Mennonite University, and a Master’s degree in counseling from Western Michigan University.

Lisa lives in Lancaster City with her husband, Eddie, and son, James. She is a lifelong Cubs fan and loves many forms of live theatre and other arts.