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Introduction to Adaptive Leadership

  • NMC University Center, Room 7 2200 Dendrinos Drive Traverse City, MI, 49684 United States (map)

Adaptive Leadership is a practice of risk-taking and challenging “the way we’ve always done it” to facilitate positive change. It goes hand-in-hand with authentic leadership, an approach that anyone, regardless of title, can take on.”

- Ron Heifetz author of The Practice of Adaptive Leadership

This introductory session to Adaptive Leadership will provide you with an understanding of the mindsets and tools necessary for becoming an adaptive leader. Together, we will explore why agility and adaptive capacity is most essential for effective leadership today.

Lucille Chrisman is a Certified Executive Coach with over 30 years experience working with leaders, management teams, and organizations, helping them gain clarity, focus and action in reaching personal and professional goals.

As Vice President of Public Affairs and Executive Director of Development, at Saginaw Valley State University, along with Associate Director of Philanthropy for The Nature Conservancy, Lucille has a deep understanding of challenges of nonprofit leaders. In addition to her nonprofit leadership, she also experience as a for-profit leader, conducting customized corporate trainer programs within the US through the American Management Association. Lucille has been a full time professor at CMU and SVSU, teaching Effective Communications, Business Communications, Small Group Communication and Organizational Leadership.

Lucille is a certified coach from The Coaches Training Institute and is a member of the International Coaching Federation.


Earlier Event: October 9
Funders Panel
Later Event: October 23
The One-Page Strategic Plan