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Leadership Principles & Profiles

Introducing Leadership Principles & Profiles:
Skills-oriented training from the producers of Leadership Main Line

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The Main Line Chamber of Commerce is offering a series of four, monthly day-long training programs from September through December of 2017. 

Leadership Principles & Profiles will develop leadership skills that are separate and distinct from the nonprofit volunteer-oriented focus of Leadership Main Line, which attracts participants from a diverse group of companies such as Vanguard, Vertex, Aqua, Lincoln Financial Group, Hartford Funds, Liberty Property Trust, Tozour Energy, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, Main Line Health, Harcum College and prominent banks.

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Application are being accepted through September 15, 2017

Based on feedback from Main Line Chamber companies and to meet the need for developing and improving leaders, the Leadership Principles & Profile program is designed with three main components:

Conversations with inspiring leaders. Access to and interaction with highly successful CEOs who share their philosophies and struggles in an open discussion format has been one of the keys to the success of the six-month Leadership Main Line program.

Essential leadership skills training. Topics are tailored to the greatest needs of the class, with core trainings and practical application in 1) communications, including a focus on business writing, listening and the power of networking 2) leading change 3) public speaking 4) executive presence 5) productive conflict and 6) persuasive abilities. The exact curriculum will be tailored in part to the needs identified by class members and the individuals who sponsor them. Instruction is in keeping with a philosophy of winning buy-in, increasing engagement and empowering team members to be their best.

In-depth sessions on 1) crafting a vision, 2) building alignment and 3) championing execution. While working with the DiSC® assessment tool is often used to help better understand communication, work style and improve teamwork, Leadership Principles and Profiles will focus specifically on the Everything DiSC® Work of Leaders™ Profile, which develops best practices in leadership behavior when leading change or a project, while using a collaborative, interactive and experiential learning approach.

Who attends:
This program is for anyone, from front-line manager to vice president, who manages people or is on a path to leadership. It provides practical skill building opportunities for leaders who may not yet be prepared to make the time investment needed for Leadership Main Line, which is held over six days and six evenings from January through June. Participants must be recommended by an executive with Chamber member-company in good standing.

Details: The cost for 2017 is $2,200 for members; or $2,000 for Gold-Level Members. The four sessions will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Chamber Conference Center in Wayne, on Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16 and Dec. 21. A catered lunch is provided. The class size will be limited to 25. Leadership Main Line alumni will receive preferred placement if capacity is reached. 

Facilitator: Dana Riker Jackson became facilitator for Leadership Main Line in 2017, winning outstanding reviews from the 22 business leaders who participated in the 15th year of the program. She is the founder of Riker Opportunity Institute Inc., an organizational development business that has worked with CEOs and human resource professionals over the past 20 years to address issues that are holding companies back from reaching their full potential.  Dana has helped companies across all industries, ranging in size from privately owned small businesses to Fortune 500 companies and nonprofits, to increase their customer satisfaction scores, annual revenues and productivity. She is an authorized partner of Wiley Workplace Learning Solutions, which publishes a family of assessment tools known as Everything DiSC® to enhance organizational performance.

Participants will come away with a network of fellow leaders, improved understanding of effective leadership and enhanced leadership skills, along with opportunities for continuous learning and improvement.

For Information: Contact MLCC Staff Member Meg Maurer at or 484-253-1107.