The Program

The Red River Leadership Institute presents a high impact custom leadership program by renowned presenters. Fulfill your potential as a leader through effective leadership skills training. APPLY TODAY!

David Warm – Regionalism 101

We make the most progress when we work strategically and effectively together in a strong collaborative capacity to plan, to act and to invest as a region.

George Manning – The Art of Leadership

By understanding leadership and it’s challenges, and developing the skills required for effective leadership you will become (1) more effective at work, (2) gain knowledge and skills, and (3) have the ability to lead others when the opportunity occurs.

Workforce development enhances economic prosperity and stability by focusing on people. You will learn the four essential elements of strategic workforce planning and creating a comprehensive workforce initiative.

Understanding Power

The core of leadership is the influence over others. The successful leader masters the use of power to influence the behavior of others.

Economic development is the process of building a strong sustainable economy that is responsive to changes and benefits everyone. Knowing your competition, creating strategies for business and job creation, and understanding the roles played by community leaders are the focus points for this session.

Leadership Principles and Team Concepts

Leadership is an ongoing journey of discovery and certain principles have optimum positive influence on followers. The most effective leaders work with a team who has a clear, motivating purpose.

Community development gives residents the power to shape the future of their communities. Learn how to develop critical thinking skills for effective decision-making, increase citizen participation, and create a well-structured and strategic development plan.

Performance Management

Create a high performance team through personal example, goal setting, positive reinforcement, addressing deficiencies, benchmarking success, and performance improvement.

Vibrant cities depend on vibrant downtowns. One of the America’s foremost experts on architecture and urban design will guide you through what it takes to build a downtown that can power a dynamic city and region.

Leadership Ethics

Ethics is the most important subject in the study and practice of leadership. Leaders are judged not only in terms of decisiveness and efficiency, but more importantly on the basis of values and moral reasoning.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation are the primary drivers of economic growth. You will learn the rewards and struggles of startups, how to engage mentors, and the necessary networking skills to better understand your investment needs, risks and possibilities.

Art of Persuasion/Managing Conflict

The successful leader must master the elements of the art of persuasion, including (1) an understanding of people, (2) the effective use of words, and (3) the ability to manage conflict. Research says leaders can spend more than 25% of their time dealing with conflict. The effective leader knows that what is needed is creative conflict, not destructive conflict.

George Manning – The Road Ahead and Change

It is no longer just the “boss” who leads. Organizations are shifting to encourage leadership in all levels of an organization to reflect a changing society. Learn to apply the techniques you have learned throughout this course as you consider your own work and life and the occasions you may have to provide leadership to others.