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Elective - Leadership Development Track

Economic developers work with a wide variety of individuals, groups, organizations, associations and jurisdictions, not always of their choosing.  Since leadership always involves other people, at its essence leadership is a relationship.  This makes how economic developers relate to others, including each other, critical to being effective leaders.  This course will utilize a variety of exercise and self-assessments to enhance awareness of self and knowledge of others, strengthen essential communication skills and appreciate leadership as a relationship. 

Learning objectives:

  • enhance awareness of self and knowledge of others

  • strengthen essential communication skills

  • enrich our understanding of communication as the centerpiece of leadership

  • appreciate leadership as a relationship