LEADERSHIP TRACK (2020)
The IAFE Leadership Track consists of upper level course work that links industry issues with practical solutions, presented by world-class instructors representing multiple industries. The IFM Leadership Graduate track fosters personal growth and social development by providing practical skills that improve teamwork, increase your job satisfaction and impact your community.
#501 Organizational Behavior: (CyberSeminar) Review the impacts that individual groups and organizational structures have on behavior in the workplace. Presented by Thayne Chastain, Director of Creative Technology, Kansas Leadership Center (February 20, 2020 – 2:00 pm CST)
#502 Civic Leadership – What’s it all about? (CyberSeminar) There has been a recent revelation that working to make a difference in you civic life and community and developing knowledge, values, skills, and motivation to make a difference is important to becoming a well-rounded leader. Does your fair have a social strategy? This course will identify what Civic Leadership is, provide examples of civic leadership, how to overcome obstacles, assemble a team, and develop resources. Presented by – TBA (March 26, 2020 – 2:00 pm CST)
#503 What is Leadership in Teams & Collaborative Environments? (CyberSeminar) Times are a changing . . . the days of top-down management are fading and horizontal organization charts are in the future. The course will define what collaborative leadership is, how to create an environment that supports team development and releases creativity, how to empower others, how to create an inclusive environment, and how to implement a collaborative leadership plan. Presented by Dr. Brett Whitaker, Interim Chair & Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies, Fort Hays State University, KS. (April 30, 2020 – 2:00 pm CST)
#504 Strengths-Based leadership: (CyberSeminar) A course that provides the attendees tools to maximize efficiency, productivity, and success of an organization by utilizing strength-based leadership. Do you have folks in positions because that is what the job description requested? OR do you base the position description on the individuals’ strengths? Learn how to identify, recognize, and develop your people strengths, skills, experience, and PASSION! Presented by Brenee Long, Director- Organizational Development Learning and Talent Development, Society for Human Resource Managers – Washington DC (May 28, 2020 – 2:00 pm CDT)
#505 Communication - Can we talk? (CyberSeminar) Communicating across the labels – Millennials versus Boomers (and more). It doesn’t have to be a clash of the Millennials or Generation Z. This course will provide attendees tools to develop communication skills with all generations and engage and evolve their organization. Presented by Brenee Long, Director- Organizational Development Learning and Talent Development, Society for Human Resource Managers – Washington DC (September 24, 2020 – 2:00 pm CDT)
#506 Ethical Leadership: (CyberSeminar) Are you a leader, a role model, or both? Participants learn what it is to be an ethical leader, define the characteristics of ethical leaders, how to communicate their ethical standards, and create an ethical environment others can work and thrive. Presented by Dr. Brett Whitaker, Interim Chair & Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies- Fort Hays State University, KS. (October 22, 2020 – 2:00 pm CDT)
#507 Who’s in the Lead? (Board Related): Is progress stalled or derailed because your organization doesn’t have a defined leader? Who is in the lead? The Board Chair, Executive Director/CEO? Join Bill in working through key components of how effective communication and policies create a successful environment. (Instructor – led) Presented by Bill Charney, Charney Associates (2020 IAFE Convention)
Service Learning Project: An integrated activity that connects the concepts and principles of this track to real-life application through volunteerism. Each participant will gain practical experience while focusing on management/operation activities. Minimum eight volunteer hours. To be approved by your mentor.
Case Study: Enrollees will be assigned an active case study related to leadership from a member fair. The group will evaluate the case through provided guidelines, actively engage with the event, and provide their final recommendation with a presentation to the IAFE Education Advisory Board at IFM Summit. Each group will be provided an industry mentor to aid the group in their case study efforts.
Testing: In order to complete the track certification, enrollees are required to successfully pass a final exam, administered online. Passing score is considered 90 percent or greater. Enrollee will be provided multiple opportunities to achieve a passing score.
Re-Certification: Upon completion, the enrollee will become “certified” in the respective track completed. Every five years, a minimum of three approved continuing education courses are required to maintain “Certified Status.” Continuing education courses are offered, through the IAFE, at the annual conventions, management conferences, zone meetings, and other IAFE events.
**Coursework subject to change, courses available ONLY to those enrolled in the corresponding IFM certification track.
Track Registration Closes January 17, 2020