Professional Development Webinars

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Leadership & Communication Webinar Series

CCAPS's free spring 2022 webinar series will focus on applicable skills leaders at all levels should find useful. 

On Wednesday, May 18, organizational development coach and CCAPS instructor Carolien Moors will help us elevate our leadership presence to improve our professional relationships. 

On Wednesday, June 15, global teams coach and CCAPS instructor Karin Goettsch will help us identify some practical ways to develop our cultural intelligence to build stronger teams. 

Leading with Cultural Intelligence

What does leading with cultural intelligence mean to you? Depending on your work environment, you may be challenged to integrate diverse international and domestic cultures, different organizational and job function cultures, unique employee strengths, multiple languages, time zones, virtual communication norms, and other rich and complex elements.

Inclusive leaders need to better understand the multilayered dynamics of culture. Cultural intelligence is one lens to assess and improve intercultural competence. Developing your cultural intelligence can positively influence your leadership presence, your ability to communicate effectively, and your team’s engagement and collaboration.

During this webinar you we examined: 

  • how to highlight the impact of cultural intelligence as an essential leadership capability.
  • to develop awareness of key cultural value preferences and introduce the CQ® model components of CQ Drive, CQ Knowledge, CQ Strategy, and CQ Action. 
  • to identify some practical ways to develop your cultural intelligence to build stronger teams.

Karin Goettsch, PhD, PCC, CPTD, Principal of Global Collaboration Insights, designs strategic talent and organizational development solutions for leaders, teams, and individuals. She consults and coaches on high-performing global virtual teams, cultural and emotional intelligence, and communication capabilities.

Presented on June 15, 2022.

Mindful Leadership Presence

Are you aware of how you are showing up with your direct reports, support staff, clients, and other stakeholders? Do you know how they perceive you?

Most professionals and managers will likely agree that "leadership presence” is a desirable trait in leaders, something you wish to possess. Leadership presence is indeed known to elevate your relationships within and outside your organization and it increases your chances of delivering results and of being successful. What does mindful leadership presence look like and what are its components?

Leadership presence is not a checklist, template, or one-size-fits-all. It’s personal, it’s influenced by your context, and it’s a journey. This webinar addresses proven and practical ways for you to strengthen your leadership presence.

During this webinar we discussed:

  • how to maximize strong first impressions and convey confidence in a mindful manner.
  • how credibility, humility, and ego contribute to a strong, mindful leadership presence.
  • how clear and confident communication supports a strong personal presence.

Carolien Moors, M.Psych and M.Ed., applies psychology and business insights to challenges faced by leaders, teams, and individuals in a variety of industries and nonprofits including manufacturing, food, health care, steel, energy, education, and hospitality. She has worked as an organizational consultant, coach, and speaker for companies in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, and the United States for more than 30 years. 

Presented on May 18, 2022

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Shanta Bhoelai

I work with prospective students to help them choose which professional development programs are the best fit to meet their career goals. I am here to answer your questions regarding specific programs, courses, or other career topics you have on your mind. In my free time I can be found in the kitchen challenging myself with new complicated baking recipes, watching anything Studio Ghibli or cuddling up with my two cats Kingston and Blu.

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