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    Adaptive Leadership: Being Right and Being in Charge is Not Enough

    Date: January 15, 2014, 7:30am – 9:30am
    Melanie Garrison/Derrick Peters
    Lacey Community Center
    $10.00 SHRM members / $15.00 non SHRM members
    Event Type:
    Chapter Meeting
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    Mark Sullivan serves as the Senior Manager for Workforce Planning and Performance for the State of Washington, where he oversees statewide workforce planning efforts, HR performance and accountability systems, and workforce diversity.  He has worked for the state for over 20 years in various roles including workforce planning, HR management, workforce diversity, and civil rights enforcement, and was the founding president of the SHRM Olympia chapter.  Mark has an undergraduate degree from The Evergreen State College and a Masters in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

    Mark will discuss the biggest leadership challenges we face today and how they can’t be solved with either expertise or authority. Neither ‘being right’ nor ‘being in charge’ are enough to bring about the changes necessary for our organizations or communities to truly thrive. This workshop will explore the evolving discipline of Adaptive Leadership developed at Harvard University, and how leadership can be effectively exercised to address the ‘wicked’ challenges faced by organization, community, and political leaders. The workshop will cover:

    · Differences between adaptive and technical leadership challenges

    · How to diagnose adaptive challenges

    · Why many leadership interventions fail

    · Strategies for exercising leadership in an environment that resists change

    1.5 General Credit - APPROVED!


    To register, click HERE.