45% of human resource professionals are concerned with developing leaders and managing skills gaps
St. Paul, MN (PRWEB) January 17, 2014
MEA’s Utility Leadership Academy (ULA) is offering an online boot camp for up-and-coming leaders in the energy industry. This virtual classroom will run from March – May 2014. In partnership with Energetic Women the ULA is also offering a Building Strengths vs. Fixing Weaknesses webinar presented by Jack Zenger, CEO of Zenger Folkman on February 12.
According to a SilkRoad survey, 45% of human resource professionals are concerned with developing leaders and managing skills gaps. The ULA is working to encourage leadership growth in current energy utility operations employees by offering the Spring 2014 Leadership Boot Camp. The boot camp provides opportunities for new and current leaders to dig deeper into their personal leadership skills. The boot camp is focused on leading both self and others, by cultivating an awareness and application of key personal assets towards effective leadership skills.
What is it: Virtual (Online) Boot Camp
Topic focus: Leading Self, Leading Others
Time frame: 3 month program – March, April, & May 2014
Time commitment: 1 hour per week (approximately)
This personalized program incorporates a goal declaration sheet, assistance in selection of courses that match individual skill development needs as well as coaching, support, and learning resources including over 30 Skillsoft courses. Two spots remain in the spring boot camp, and you can reserve your spot for the fall boot camp now. Contact Shannon Miller at (651) 289-9600 x110 or shannonm (at) midwestenergy (dot) org.
Webinar: Building Strengths vs. Fixing Weaknesses
February 12, 2014
According to a survey done by Zenger Folkman, extraordinary leadership happens when a leader does 3 or 4 things extremely well. Join Energetic Women, the ULA, and sponsor CenterPoint Energy for this premiere webinar event with world renowned leadership development expert, best-selling author, executive coach and sought after speaker, Jack Zenger. Mr. Zenger, co-author of “The Extraordinary Leader: Turning Good Managers into Great Leaders” will be sharing insights from the book based on research done with over 25,000 leaders across four years.
- Get the reasons behind why building on strengths in a personal development plan yields better results than fixing a weakness.
- Learn ways to discover your own strengths - all attendees receive a complimentary self-assessment to discover their strengths!
- What are the most effective ways and tools needed in order to build on those strengths? (Complete the evaluation at the end of the webinar to be entered to win some great tools!)
- How building strengths will ultimately lead to faster and higher levels of personal and career success!
Energetic Women and the Utility Leadership Academy (ULA) are programs of Midwest ENERGY Association (MEA).
MEA serves the people that deliver electricity and natural gas to homes and business. MEA (Midwest ENERGY Association) was founded as a trade association over 100 years ago by distribution utilities, whose vision was to improve safety and efficiency. Today, energy delivery companies around the globe benefit from MEA's industry learning seminars, operations summits, and other events. Members collaborated to develop EnergyU, the world's premier online training and testing system for energy delivery companies.