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Remarkable Leadership Growth!

Guided by an experienced leader and facilitator, this course will take you on a journey to embrace change and help you to challenge your organization to excel at the next level. It will challenge you to look at yourself as a servant leader and empower you to remove those barriers that are holding your team back from realizing their true potential. Participants meet the second Tuesday of each month for 4 hours.

Participants will:

  • Learn the basics of organizational theory and sociology that makes organizations tick.
  • Gain a better understanding of popular organizational structures and the pros and cons of each.
  • Become more self-aware of who they are and how they fit into their current organization.
  • Learn key methods to develop as a leader with character, ethical values and effective use of time and resources.
  • Learn key strategies for effective communication in different situations within and outside the organization to include mentoring, delegating, marketing and sales.
  • Learn to navigate situations involving crisis, change, risk management and will be exposed to situational leadership issues.
  • Explore best practices for daily use in leadership.

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Course Information

Dates: Second Tuesdays beginning January 14 and ending October 13, 2020
Day/Time: Tuesdays, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: Daytona State College, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Bldg. 150, Rm. 305
Fee: $795

Register today! To register, contact Joanne Parker at (386) 506-4224 or We accept checks, credit cards (MasterCard, VISA), purchase orders or company billing for payment.

Your Facilitator

Michael "Jake" Johansson is the founder of Core Concepts Leadership. LLC, a leadership training, coaching and motivational speaking firm. He is also an accomplished senior-level executive who successfully transitioned from his career in the Navy to City Manager with a continued passion for leadership focusing on Respect, Integrity and Commitment. In the Navy he started in the most junior enlisted rank and rose to the position of Navy Captain. He held multiple leadership positions including squadron command, installation command and Naval Aide to the Vice President of the United States. He is a creative visionary with a passionate, infectious attitude and steadfast commitment to excellence, Jake has proven expertise in managing organizational change to achieve desired results. His innovative leadership style relies on inter-personal relationships to resolve complex problems. Jake has a unique ability to instill a common vision among disparate stake-holders resulting in mission accomplishment.

Trade Up! 5 Steps to Redesigning Your Leadership and Life from the Inside Out

The Trade Up! Series is a highly interactive program consisting of five sessions. The Contextual Leadership methodology is a powerful process used to guide individuals through a personal re-invention experience that will enable them to achieve breakthrough results both personally and professionally. At its heart is a profound understanding of the role that a person's context and past plays in shaping their perception, attitudes, behaviors and results. Have you ever known what to do but you still don't do it?

A person's context is the unconscious mindset from which they operate. It is shaped by their personal experiences and the
conclusions drawn from those experiences. Those conclusions are masquerading as facts and significantly impacting their behavior and actions. Participants will learn how to reframe and resolve challenges, translate learning into action, and develop powerful partnerships to achieve ground-breaking results for themselves, their organizations, and their communities. Attendees can expect to complete the series with new ways to make a sustainable difference and produce breakthrough results with more grace and ease.

This series is designed for business owners, managers, and individual contributors looking for what's next, wanting to elevate their current success, or interested in how to resolve an issue.

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Course Information

Dates: Oct. 11, 18, 25, Nov. 8 & 15
Day/Tiime: Fridays, 1:30 - 4 p.m.
Location: Daytona State College, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Bldg. 150, Rm. 305
Fee: $475

Register today! To register, contact Joanne Parker at (386) 506-4224 or We accept checks, credit cards (MasterCard, VISA), purchase orders or company billing for payment.

Your Facilitator

Susan Elliott-Rink has invested thousands of hours in mastering a transformational approach to living and leading. This includes 25+ years of developing and delivering life-altering programs to more than 40,000 people around the world, specializing
in Corporate Culture, Women's Leadership, Gender Partnership, Unconscious Bias and Leadership Development. Her company, Allinium, is based in DeLand, FL with a nationwide client base. Susan is committed to making these high-caliber, world-class training opportunities available to Flagler and Volusia counties.

Professional Women's Exchange

The Professional Women's Exchange group is devoted to supporting professional women in achieving their desired success. Participants share innovative ideas, solve specific problems, and uncover best practices in a facilitated, confidential, and non-competitive environment.

Participants meet the first Thursday* of each month from 9 - 11 a.m.  Each exchange group is limited 15 participants from non-competing companies and to help ensure maximum outcomes, participants are asked to complete an application and return to our Exchange facilitator Teresa Rand.

Exchange Facilitator

As a former CEO of a multimillion dollar organization, Teresa Rand brings more than 29 years of expertise to the Exchange.  Teresa managed budgets from three million to thirty five million and employees numbering over 1000. Her expertise in fundraising, staff development, and career advancement are strong skills that allowed her to grow very quickly in her career. She advanced from a part-time employee to the first female executive in a downtown YMCA facility in a few short years, and went on to become the CEO of her own YMCA association.

Exchange Meeting Dates

Sept. 5, Oct. 8* (second Thurs.), Nov. 7, Dec. 5, Jan. 2, Feb. 6, March 5, April 2, May 7, June 4, July 2, August 6

Participation in the Exchange is $795 annually.

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For more information please contact Frank Mercer, Director, at (386) 506-4461 or

Skills For Supervising

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"I learned new ways to think and solve problems.  Almost everything was applicable in one way to my company."  Lisen E., Duraline

"I really enjoyed the Trust Module and that Debbie related each module to what was going on in our organization.  We got a lot of questions answered and other ideas."  Rebecca E., Parks Dermatology

Dates: October 3, 10, 17, 24 (four Thursdays)
Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Daytona State College, Daytona Beach Campus,
1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Building 150, room 305
Fee: $495

What if you could equip your supervisors to do the work it takes to make your organization successful?  Today, supervisors may struggle with productivity.  Tomorrow, they may struggle with change.  Effective performance demands a comprehensive skill set that adequately prepares supervisors for the key role they play in their organization's success.  Gaining a competitive advantage in a changing economy and marketplace is essential for survival.  That's why your supervisors need effective skills to propel your organization to new heights.

Participants will learn valuable skills through the use of case studies, skills practice, self-assessments, group discussion, and action planning.

Participants will learn:

  • Managing conflict and performance problems
  • Professional communication and effective listening
  • Time management
  • Coaching and developing for results
  • Effective delegation
  • Inspiring loyalty and trust
  • Managing change
  • Managing and aligning teams for success

Register today!  To register, contact Joanne at (386) 506-4224 or  We accept checks, credit cards (MasterCard, VISA), purchase orders or company billing for payment.

About Your Instructor

Debbie Featherston brings over 21 years of experience helping organizations design, implement and manage people development solutions.  As a Performance Consultant and Executive Coach, Debbie helps organizations build strong leaders, engage and retain high performers, and manage change initiatives.  Prior to founding Workplace Partners, Inc., Debbie was Vice President and Founder of JIST Works, Inc. where she designed and implemented systems and processes that provided a foundation to sustain fast growth for its national training and catalog sales.

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