Leaders are forced to make tough decisions every day and it’s getting even tougher in the current economic climate.
How do you realign diminished funding among equally worthy programs?
Which of the 25 Federal CIO key initiatives are most important for you?
How do you work collaboratively when your mandate conflicts with that of a colleague?
These are the kind of decisions thoughtful leaders face every day. They are our toughest decisions because they put deeply held values in conflict. Making the right decision is easy when there is a clear-cut difference between right and wrong. But often the situation isn’t so obvious. This workshop provides the foundation for courageous decision making. Even more important, it gives leaders a foundation to stand on in tough times. In a world of unremitting change, leaders must display unremitting character, integrity, and courageousness in making these toughest of decisions.
Even the most challenging decisions are less gut-wrenching if they flow from common well-considered values, clear priorities, and strategic agreement. Through case studies, reflection, exercises, lively discussion and follow-up coaching, participants will learn the importance of values-based decision-making based on the organization’s mission and the practical, relevant tools to put that learning into action.
What You Will Learn:
Learn to analyze and resolve “right versus right” dilemmas. Bringing this foundation to its practical extension, participants discuss real-life dilemmas they are facing, articulate the fundamental values involved in these dilemmas and analyze the choices according to four dilemma paradigms.
Analysis, however, is not decision making. Participants will learn ways to resolve these real-life situations using practical resolution principles applicable in all areas of their everyday lives.
This workshop can best be described as “practical ethics”. Through reflection, exercises and lively discussion participants learn the importance of ethical leadership and are provided a set of useful tools to put that learning into action. In these turbulent times, we must maintain our center of principles, values, and character.
Why You Should Attend:
You’ll leave the seminar with the methods and confidence required for making courageous decisions—equipped to confront issues you face every day, at work and at home.
The dilemmas examined during the seminar are drawn from fresh, individual experiences shared by the participants. This is an innovative learning process that is difficult to describe because the participants bring so much of the action and content to the session. Each seminar is distinguished from others and underlined by the experiences shared by the participants. However, the learning is consistent and the shared real-life scenarios make the learning memorable and impactful.
4 hour seminar session. This is followed in 6 weeks with a 2 hour on-line group coaching
session to review outcomes, discuss lessons learned, and create action plans for success.
· The case for practical ethics
· Dilemma analysis: tools and practices
· Making decisions and moving forward
· Action planning and close
Mr. John McCann is the Director of Learning with CI International. John has directly managed several large, integrated leadership development programs for various Federal Agencies including the Department of Defense, Department of Agriculture, and the General Services Administration. He has conducted numerous courses and workshops for both the government and private sector with an emphasis on leadership development at all levels within an organization. His particular focus includes leadership, personal professional development, communications, interpersonal relations, group dynamics, team building, and succession management. Mr. McCann is a retired Coast Guard officer who spent the majority of his career at sea, including three assignments as Commanding Officer. He also served as Chief of the Coast Guard Leadership Institute and as Training Officer of one of the Coast Guard’s largest training commands. As Chief of the Leadership Institute he was responsible for overseeing the development and delivery of the majority of the Coast Guard’s leadership courses. His distinguished career included assignments throughout the United States and overseas during which he received two Meritorious Service Medals and a host of Coast Guard and inter-service awards for superior performance. Mr. McCann holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and a Master of Public Administration degree from Harvard University. Mr. McCann is based in Lovell, Maine.