The Changing Role of Leaders for Senior Leaders

March 05, 2019
8:00AM - 12:30PM
Newport City Inn and Suites, Newport, VT
444 East Main St., Newport, VT (map)

$450 per person

Register Here

Tuesday’s, March 5 and 19, 2019
8:00 am – 12:30 pm (Continental Breakfast and Lunch will be provided)
(both days of this training must be attended) 

* Please refer to grant funding opportunities at bottom of this page for companies located in the Northeast Kingdom region of Vermont.

This session focuses on senior leaders who MANAGE other managers and are involved in strategic and organizational discussions, besides their functional responsibilities.  Note: If you are a mid-level manager, please visit this link to register for that session.

Topics for this session will include:

  • Creating a highly engaged work environment – You will understand the six dimensions of the work environment, and what it takes to create a highly positively charged workplace that will maximize discretionary effort and thus performance.
  • Leading and sustaining change – Learn a proven and practical 8 step model for change based on the work of John Kotter and Rosabeth Moss Kanter and discuss the application of the model to a current change challenge.
  • Learning what your leadership styles are/are not and the implications – You will take a self assessment that will let you know which of the 6 major leadership styles are in your comfort zone, or not, and create a development plan to increase your leadership flexibility.
  • Strategic thinking and decision making – Learn a process/model for turning issues and opportunities into strategies.   This will enhance your capability in being a  proactive, strategic thinker.

Each class will be slightly customized for the audience as the class will be taught in 2, ½-day increments two weeks apart.Each attendee will perform a self-assessment at the start of the first day as well as be provided a workbook for their own continued development.  There is no pre-work.VMEC will offer a follow-on facilitated webinar approximately 20 – 30 days following the event to support learning.  Max/class is 18.

Instructor: Jack Mastrianni is a business consultant who helps organizations succeed by fully maximizing the effectiveness of its leaders at all levels.  His business experience includes 25 years in several Fortune 500 companies, such as Gillette, Proctor and Gamble, Duracell, Readers Digest and MCI.  His work experience and consulting focus is in the areas of Leadership and Organizational Development and Change Management.

Jack is the founder and Principal of Sustainable Growth Partners (SGP), which he formed in 2006.  He is also a senior consultant for the GlobalEDG consulting company where he specializes in strategic thinking and decision making.  Jack also is a contractor for the Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center.  His clients include : Avon, PepsiCo, Green Mt Coffee Roasters, Branson, Maple Landmark, White Wave Foods, Stanley Black and Decker,  Brigham & Women’s Hospital,  Massachusetts Eye and Ear Institute, Energizer, Millipore, Fidelity, Timex, Staples,  TJX and Proctor and Gamble.    SGP’s mission is to enable organizations to do the right things, consistently well, in sustainable ways.

Jack’s areas of expertise include:

  • Facilitating senior leadership teams to identify, plan, and execute their vision, values and strategies and build supportive systems, processes and culture
  • Coaching leaders and teams at all levels to develop a greater awareness of themselves and their impact upon others and the organization
  • Working with project and leadership teams to understand and apply a process to lead and sustain major change initiatives

* The Northeastern Vermont Development Association (NVDA) and the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce (LCRCC) through the Vermont Quebec Enterprise Initiative agree to fund (50%) of VMEC’s fee, with funds from the Northern Border Regional Commission Grant provided the following conditions are met:

  • There must be sign in sheets documenting attendance.
  • The Company must be located in one of the following Vermont counties: Caledonia, Essex, or Orleans.
  • The Company may not be using other funds from other Vermont or Federal agencies in addition to this Grant.
  • The Company will complete a VMEC “Economic Impact Questionnaire” if requested by VMEC.
  • Employees who register and attend will be invoiced at 50% of the posted event rate following the training. Cancellations less than 3 business days before the workshop and no shows will be invoiced the full workshop fee. Substitutions are encouraged to avoid cancellation fees.

Payment: Please make check payable to “VMEC” and mail to PO Box 12, Randolph Center, VT 05061-0012. To pay by credit card (VISA, MC, AMEX), click here.