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Understanding Leadership From the Masters (Virtual PDC Week - Fall 2021) - CLOSED

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Course Description:

Presented as part of Virtual Fall 2021 PDC Week

Have you ever contemplated what it takes to be a truly successful leader? Leadership is more than telling people what to do. Authentic leadership takes good management skills and soft skills. Unfortunately, traditional schools do not teach these skills, and potential leaders may not know how to find this information. Leaders can learn these skills from books or other leaders, but the best way to learn is to put them into practice. This course will review historical military doctrine and literature written by advisors to rulers and apply them to current situations.

In today's challenging environment, management systems are common practice, but the leadership to execute and sell those systems is lacking. Leaders are developed and refined through their education and experiences. As Health, Safety, and Environmental professionals weave their way through their careers and build their leadership skills, professionals must learn from historical leaders. EHS professionals attending this PDC will have the opportunity to: a) review the skills employed by past and current leaders on their roads to success; and b) discuss the skills, tactics, and traits that leaders employ, including those that are ethically or morally questionable.

Anyone who has searched for leadership books knows there are thousands published on this subject. Most searches start with Sun Tzu's "Art of War" and work their way through history to John Kotter's "Leading Change." Once professionals take their first step towards leadership, they must look ahead and back into history and continually adjust their path to success. No matter how far you are on your journey (first steps or on the way), this course will provide insight and learning opportunities for developing successful leaders.


Attendees should have some management experience.

Course Outline

  • Review of Leadership Publications
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Leadership – Power and Influence Skills/Techniques
  • Stop Caring so Much – Techniques of Time Management
  • Neurolinguistic Programming – How the Human Mind Works
  • Sell Like a Con Artist – How to Negotiate and Influence

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion, the participant will be able to:
  • Utilize successful leadership techniques.
  • Recognize techniques used to derail a leader.
  • Establish priorities and employ techniques to manage your time.
  • Communicate effectively with field staff and senior leaders.
  • Demonstrate successful negotiating techniques.

Contact Hours:

Live Presentation Date:
Thursday, November 11, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Carl Sall, CIH, CSP, WSP, Exton PA