Leadership Ideology

Rediscover an opportunity when feedback should have been given.

Revisit a time when you felt genuinely supported.

See a high performer in a new way.

The past has powerful wisdom to share. The professional pace you are forced to sustain on a regular basis allows for little opportunity to fully absorb this knowledge. Therefore, this untapped wisdom lies dormant within waiting to be seized.

This course is an invitation to pause and look back. Each session will guide you to explore your experiences at new depths. It is this unique individual journey that will allow you to reveal the Legacy you desire to create and the core Ideology to make it happen.

Course Overview:

Part One:
Leading with Intent

These sessions lay the foundation for this powerful platform. This is a time of meeting, establishing expectations for the course and acknowledging the extraordinary possible outcomes. We introduce the cohort to the key concepts of having a core ideology to obtain our goals, as well as facilitate a discussion around attitude and support.

Part Two:
Making Money and Managing People

The line between leadership and manager is sometimes blurred. But for most, being in a formal leadership role means having the role and responsibilities of a manager. You must be able to manage aspects of the business, while understanding how your daily decisions integrate with your ultimate leadership vision. During this time, the cohort will work in small teams guiding themselves through a whirlwind of scenarios and activities with periodic check-ins with the facilitator.

Part Three:
Leading Forward

These sessions promote extra time for the cohort to evolve the key learning concepts they have collected along the way. We create a cohort driven incubator, where we introduce human motivation theory and allow the leaders to explore possible applications that maximize their capacity. Leaders are then given time to create their personal Leadership Ideology. We conclude the series with each leader sharing their Ideology. It is a beautiful ending and a true testament to this incredible platform.

Leadership Ideology: Summer 2021

To maximize your course outcomes, please plan on attending the 6 LIVE sessions. Replay recordings will not be made available due to the nature of the course design.  
Session One:

July 13, 2021

11 AM to 12:30 PM EST
Session Two:

July 15, 2021

11 AM to 12:30 PM EST
Session Three:

July 20, 2021

11 AM to 1 PM EST
Session Four:

July 22, 2021

11 AM to 1 PM EST
Session Five:

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

11 AM to 12:30 PM EST
Session Six:

July 29, 2021

11 AM to 12:30 PM EST
Welcome! We consider it a personal honor to be able to facilitate the process and be by your side to support you along the way. This online support system was created to house all the information you will need for our journey to create your Leadership Ideology. Your facilitator will update it along the way as needed.

Scroll down to find articles, image collections and links to the live sessions. As well as a listing of resources that are referenced or mentioned throughout the course. Your facilitator's information can be found at the bottom of this page.

Course Lessons

Ground Rules

This course is designed to be a personal journey to gain clarity about who you are as a leader. 

This course is designed to push you outside of your comfort zone.

This course will likely be different from other training you have taken in the past.

Remember, what you get out of this course relies solely on you.

Meet Your Facilitator

Samm Smeltzer

Samm Smeltzer is an HR Visionary and Healer. Her work has been devoted to employee engagement for over a decade, she believes engagement is a critical component of organizational culture that must be alive and well in all employees. However, the place where engagement begins is with and within an organization’s HR practitioner. Samm is the founder of The HRart Center, a restorative and growth community for HR.

Samm’s work has been recognized with multiple awards, two of them being 2020 York SHRM HR Community Partner of the Year and Penn State’s 2015 Outstanding Graduate Student in Training and Development. Samm is also a published author of two books and an avid podcaster. 
Patrick Jones - Course author
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