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The Role of a Leader: Lunch Meeting
Wednesday, May 08, 2019, 11:15AM - 1:30PM
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Please join us for networking, lunch, and a presentation from Jennifer Maxson on The Role of a Leader. This program has been approved for 1.5 SHRM PDCs and 1.5 Business (Strategic) HRCI credits. 


Leadership and Management are two distinctive and complimentary systems of action. Both are necessary for success in an increasingly volatile business environment. -John Kotter

This interactive session will start with a self assessmentfocused on the difference between managing and leading. With a focus on real world application, participants will apply acurrent business initiative to the roles of a Leader. Expect a mix of individual work, small and large group discussions in this session.


Learning objectives: 

1. Understand the difference between Leading and Managing

2. Understand the three roles of a Leader

3. Apply a current business initiative to the three roles of a Leader

4. Enhance your credibility as an HR Leader


Jennifer Maxson Biography

Jennifer Maxson

Jennifer Maxson is a passionate thought leader in the areas of networking, communication, leadership development, andpublic speaking. Jennifer provides consulting services to clientsthroughout the United States and abroad, delivering customizedindividual coaching, executive coaching, and group training forclients like the University of Notre Dame, Amway, Fifth ThirdBank, Spectrum Health, and Priority Health.Jennifer joined Nancy Skinner & Associates in 1996. Nancysold the business to Varnum Consulting in 2003. With thesupport from Varnum, Jennifer Maxson & Associates startedSeptember 1, 2017. Jennifer is a graduate of Grand ValleyState University and received her Bachelor’s degree in PublicRelations.Community Involvement:Wolverine World Wide Family YMCA Board Chair, 2016-2017Peter Cook Leadership Academy Mentor, Hauenstein Centerfor Presidential Studies, GVSUMichigan Women Forward, Power of 100 Women



Wiley Everything DiSC®Wiley Everything DiSC®Accredited Facilitator for Five Behaviors of a CohesiveTeam™Recent HonorsGrand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce 2018 ATHENAAward RecipientGrand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce ATHENAFinalist, 2014 and Nominee, 2015Grand Rapids Business Journal 50 Most Influential Women,2014


Location Prince Conference Center at Calvin College

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