The iLead program developed by Bridge Consulting International in partnership with the UTC College of Business and the Hunter Museum held its Fall 2010 seminar series on September 16 and October 21 at the Hunter Museum of American Art.
The two-day program engaged a cohort of 18 professionals in improving their leadership skills, including
developing high-performance teams, creating motivating workplace environments and delivering successful outcomes. Lead by Jenny Whitener, CEO of Bridge Consulting and Adera Causey, Hunter Museum Curator of Education, the program used the Hunter's art collection to help participants identify and improve their team building and communication skills.
Additionally, the UTC College of Business faculty covered topics ranging from identifying leadership personality to idea generation and cooperative product development. The second session also engaged a visual artist who creatively "mapped" the group's discussion and taught participants how to "mind-map" their own brainstorming sessions.
Following each day-long session, participants and the general public were invited to take part in an iLead Leadership Networking Reception. The first reception featured a lecture entitled “Knowledge Use and Learning in New Product Development Teams” by Beverly K. Brockman, Ph.D., associate professor of marketing and entrepreneurship at UTC’s College of Business. Lisa A. Burke, Ph.D. SPHR, professor in the department of management at UTC’s College of Business presented “Decision Making in the 21st Century” after the iLead cohort's certification ceremony.
Future iLead programs are scheduled for the Spring of 2011. If you or your company are interested in participating, please contact:
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 423.752.2053.