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Leadership Principles & Profiles


Leadership Main Line LogoAnnouncing Year Two of Leadership Principles & Profiles:
Skills-oriented training from the producers of Leadership Main Line

Maximum class size is 25; reserve your company’s spots while they last


Overview: The Main Line Chamber of Commerce is offering a series of four day-long training programs in the fall. Leadership Principles & Profiles will develop leadership skills that are separate and distinct from the nonprofit volunteer-oriented focus of Leadership Main Line. Both programs attract participants from a diverse group of companies, including some of the region’s largest employers. Based on feedback from Main Line Chamber-member companies and to meet the need for developing and improving leaders, Leadership Principles & Profiles is designed with three main components:

  • Conversations with inspiring leaders. Participants benefit from interaction with highly successful CEOs who share their philosophies and struggles in an open discussion format. These sessions help class members to learn strategies that repeatedly work for experienced leaders.
  • 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, active listening and the power of networking 2) leading change 3) productive conflict and 4) addressing behavior that holds teams back. 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. Moving beyond the general DiSC® assessment tool, Leadership Principles & Profiles focuses on the Everything DiSC® Work of Leaders™ Profile, which develops best practices in leading people through a change or a project. The focus is on collaborative, interactive and experiential learning.

Facilitator: Dana Riker Jackson wins outstanding reviews from business leaders who participate in the Chamber’s leadership training programs. She is the founder of Riker Opportunity Institute Inc., an organizational development business that has worked with CEOs and human resource professionals over 20 years to address issues and help companies reach their full potential.  Dana has helped companies across all industries, ranging in size from nonprofits and privately owned small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, 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.

Who attends: This program is for anyone from aspiring manager to CEO who manages people or is on a path to leadership.  It provides skill-building 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 a Chamber-member company in good standing. The cost 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. 11, Oct. 2, Oct. 30 and Nov. 27. A catered lunch is provided. Leadership Main Line alumni are encouraged to enroll.

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

Deadline: Applications are now being accepted. Recruiting will end when the program reaches capacity at 25. Click here for the application.

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

Application are being accepted through August 2018