Event Calendar
Prev MonthPrev Month Next MonthNext Month
Mid-Manager Series
Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 10:00 AM - 3:15 PM CDT
Category: Education Trainings

Registration Information
Event Schedule
Faculty Biographies
Continuing Education

Enrollment is limited to 30 attendees, so register early to ensure your seat!

Mid-Managers are the glue that holds our organizations together. As we have seen in the pandemic, they reach up to help senior leadership deal with new challenges and opportunities, but they are also the frontline support for staff that are extremely valuable to our communities. Mid-Managers have had to struggle with staffing shortages, and they are the ones that make things work - even when conditions are less than optimal.

How can we support them in their roles? LeadingAge Iowa is pleased to announce a new Mid-Manager series that will help mid-managers take a look at how they work and help them focus on how to be more effective in managing their jobs while also learning how to optimize their workload through enhanced skills. From discussions on leadership self-awareness and time management, to better delegation and people management, to developing better business communication skills, this series provides practical, hands-on skill building that can be applied immediately on the job. The sessions focus on skill-building and knowledge enhancement in the following areas: providing leadership in the aging services industry, gaining financial acumen, delegation and working in teams, developing and managing people, and business communications.

Presented by Susan Rucker, Managing Partner of LeadSpark LLC, this series has been taught to approximately 300 Mid-Managers in partnership with LeadingAge Virginia as well as to participants from other groups. This series has received rave reviews from attendees and is tailored to the senior living industry:

  • A personalized leadership assessment.
  • Pre-work and homework for each session that helps support classroom learning.
  • In-class exercises and interactions to help build networks among participants.
  • A group project to develop critical thinking and presentation skills.

Who Should Attend
Anyone that manages people or that is preparing to manage people in the near future can benefit from this series. Based on feedback from actual participants, those that are new to managing people as well as those that have significant experience but want to brush up on their skills will find this series valuable.

Event Schedule

Wednesday, Feb. 23
at 10 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.*

Providing Leadership in Your Industry

  • The opportunity for leadership.
  • The responsibility for personal growth and development.
  • Interpreting the leadership assessment tool.

Wednesday, March 9
at 10 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.*

Working in Teams & the Art of Delegation
  • Understanding teams and groups.
  • The characteristics of health teams/unhealthy teams.
  • Team profiles and team success.
  • Delegations for outcomes and employee development.
Wednesday, March 30
at 10 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.*

Driving Accountability, Finances & Budgeting

  • Creating accountability.
  • Budgeting tools, financial levers, and management implications.
  • KPIs and data visualization.
Wednesday, April 20
at 10 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.*

Developing & Managing People

  • The performance cycle.
  • Giving and receiving feedback.
  • Delivering performance management messages.
Tuesday, May 10
at 10 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.*

Business Communication

  • Effective presentations, including presentation on group project.
  • Appropriate modes of communication.
  • Planning communications.

Click here for a printer friendly PDF of the brochure.

Register Now
For questions contact:   Dawn Balder
[email protected]