Come to just one or all 22 workshops to learn about micro-behaviors that 795 highly successful leaders use in support of their 22 core leadership skills. “The better your leadership habits, the better you will perform as a leader, and the more successful you will be.”*

These sessions will focus on the 22 Leader Practices and their respective micro-behaviors as outlined in the book The Leader Habit by Martin Lanik.* A 15 minute eLearning prerequisite (TD2581) is required to be able to enroll. 

After Completing these workshops, participants will:

  • Understand micro-behaviors for each Leader Practice
  • Interact with colleagues regarding each Leader Practice micro-behavior
  • Hear the experiences of JMU leaders
  • Practice specific aspects of each Leader Practice micro-behavior

Please use this Leader Practices tracking sheet to track your progess.

All sessions are scheduled form 8:30 a.m-10:30 a.m. 

Leader Practices Workshop List

TD #


Specific Topic



Planning & Execution

Manage Priorities

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 | 8:30 a.m-10:30 a.m.


Persuasion & Influence

Influence Others

Thursday, May 26, 2022 | 8:30 a.m-10:30 a.m.


Solving Problems & Making Decision

Analyze Information

Wednesday, June 1, 2022 | 8:30 a.m-10:30 a.m.


Growing People/Teams

Empower Others

Thursday, June 9, 2022 | 8:30 a.m-10:30 a.m.


Leading Change

Sell the Vision

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 | 8:30 a.m-10:30 a.m.


Interpersonal Skills

Build Relationships

Thursday, June 23, 2022 | 8:30 a.m-10:30 a.m.


Planning & Execution

Plan & Organize Work

Wednesday, July 6, 2022 | 8:30 a.m-10:30 a.m.


Persuasion & Influence

Overcome Individual Resistance

Thursday, July 14, 2022 | 8:30 a.m-10:30 a.m.


Solving Problems & Making Decision

Think Through Solutions

Wednesday, July 20, 2022 | 8:30 a.m-10:30 a.m.


Growing People/Teams

Mentor & Coach

Thursday, July 28, 2022 | 8:30 a.m-10:30 a.m.


Leading Change


Wednesday, August 3, 2022 | 8:30 a.m-10:30 a.m.


Interpersonal Skills

Show Caring

Thursday, August 11, 2022 | 8:30 a.m-10:30 a.m.


Interpersonal Skills

Listen Actively

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 | 8:30 a.m-10:30 a.m.


Planning & Execution

Delegate Well

Thursday, August 25, 2022 | 8:30 a.m-10:30 a.m.


Persuasion & Influence

Negotiate Well

Wednesday, September 7, 2022 | 8:30 a.m-10:30 a.m.


Solving Problems & Making Decision

Make Good Decisions

Thursday, September 15, 2022 | 8:30 a.m-10:30 a.m.


Growing People/Teams

Build Team Spirit

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 | 8:30 a.m-10:30 a.m.


Leading Change

Manage Risk

Thursday, September 29, 2022 | 8:30 a.m-10:30 a.m.


Interpersonal Skills

Communicate Clearly

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 | 8:30 a.m-10:30 a.m.


Planning & Execution

Create Urgency

Thursday, October 13, 2022 | 8:30 a.m-10:30 a.m.


Solving Problems & Making Decision

Focus on Customers

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 | 8:30 a.m-10:30 a.m.


Interpersonal Skills

Speak with Charisma

Thursday, October 27, 2022 | 8:30 a.m-10:30 a.m.


Some of the leaders that will speak in the sessions include:

Alison Waide
Anthony Matos
Brandon Cline-Taskey
Carrie Combs
Diane Stamp
Heather Wilharm
Jini Cook
Kathleen Sensabaugh
Kristin Gibson
Linda Thomas
Marsha Mays-Bernard
Mike Davis
Robin Bryan
Stephen Howard
Tina Wells
Valarie Ghant

Amy Sirocky Meck
Art Dean
Brent Lewis
Chuck Flick
Gary Shears
Jason McClain
Jolynne Bartley
Khalil Garriott
Laura Hickerson
Lori Britt
Melissa Lubin
Nick Swayne
Sandra Anderson
Steve Grande
Towana Moore
Wendy Lushbaugh

Andrea Adams
Bethany Nowviskie
Brian Charette
Dennis Little
Gilpatrick Hornsby
Jenn Phillips
Kai Degner
Kim Foreman
Lauren Alleyne
Mark Angel
Meredith Crawford
Rick Larson
Sheila Smith
Susan Dean
Traci Zimmerman

Andy Perrine
Brad Barnett
Cannie Campbell
Diana Meza
Gretchen Armentrout
Jennifer Campfield
Karen Risch Mott
Kristi Shackelford
Libby Westley
Marquis McGee
Michele White
Ritter Clevenger
Stefanie Warlick-Burrow
Tamara Hatch
V Kagey

Some of the constructions and conversations are:

1" cube; accordion butterfly; black square; bookmark; card; chain of rings; fabric flag; folded paper fan; fortune cookie; fortune teller; fox pocket; hand pattern; kite*; log slice; magic scratch mask; mini top hat; origami paper; pad 12x12 (organize by 3's); paper ear; paper pinwheel; paper plate of to do's; paper pumpkin; pennants; people cutouts; playing card; playing card & chopsticks; poker chip; poppy flower cutout; print and fold bookmarks; quilling; quilling paper dragonfly; scratch sketch; scroll sign; tan pad 12x12; utensil holder; white 4x4; wood tag

Leader Practices Certificate Program

A Leader Practices Certificate Program is designed to be completed within three years. Participants will be awarded a Leader Practices Certificate when they complete the requirements, and submit documentation to Talent Development. 

Attend 2 workshops of each of the 6 categories (for a total of 12). Talent Development recommends the following 6 (expected to be part of a larger Living Leadership Certificate).

  • Leading Change – Sell the Vision (TD2586)
  • Growing People/Teams – Build Team Spirit (TD2598)
  • Planning & Execution – Create Urgency (TD2601)
  • Persuasion & Influence – Influence Others (TD2583)
  • Solving Problems & Making Decisions – Focus on Customers (TD2602)
  • Interpersonal Skills – Speak With Charisma (TD2603)

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