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Remarkable Leadership Growth!

Guided by an experienced leader and facilitator, this course will take you on a journey to embrace change and help you to challenge your organization to excel at the next level. It will challenge you to look at yourself as a servant leader and empower you to remove those barriers that are holding your team back from realizing their true potential. Participants meet the second Tuesday of each month for 4 hours.

Participants will:

  • Learn the basics of organizational theory and sociology that makes organizations tick.
  • Gain a better understanding of popular organizational structures and the pros and cons of each.
  • Become more self-aware of who they are and how they fit into their current organization.
  • Learn key methods to develop as a leader with character, ethical values and effective use of time and resources.
  • Learn key strategies for effective communication in different situations within and outside the organization to include mentoring, delegating, marketing and sales.
  • Learn to navigate situations involving crisis, change, risk management and will be exposed to situational leadership issues.
  • Explore best practices for daily use in leadership.

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Course Information

Dates: Second Tuesdays.  Our next cohort will start in 2021.
Day/Time: Tuesdays, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: Daytona State College, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Bldg. 150, Rm. 305
Fee: $795

Register today! To register, contact Joanne Parker at (386) 506-4224 or We accept checks, credit cards (MasterCard, VISA), purchase orders or company billing for payment.

Your Facilitator

Michael "Jake" Johansson is the founder of Core Concepts Leadership. LLC, a leadership training, coaching and motivational speaking firm. He is also an accomplished senior-level executive who successfully transitioned from his career in the Navy to City Manager with a continued passion for leadership focusing on Respect, Integrity and Commitment. In the Navy he started in the most junior enlisted rank and rose to the position of Navy Captain. He held multiple leadership positions including squadron command, installation command and Naval Aide to the Vice President of the United States. He is a creative visionary with a passionate, infectious attitude and steadfast commitment to excellence, Jake has proven expertise in managing organizational change to achieve desired results. His innovative leadership style relies on inter-personal relationships to resolve complex problems. Jake has a unique ability to instill a common vision among disparate stake-holders resulting in mission accomplishment.

Skills For Supervising

"Debbie was very interesting and made the course enjoyable.  I will be able to use this in my position. I learned a lot of things I didn't know." Donna A., Teledyne Oil & Gas

"I liked the depth and areas of coverage.  All practical and relevant information." Brian M., Five Star Claims Adjusting

"The collaborative exercises were very beneficial to me.  The recommended books and other resources will definitely help me grow in leadership." Charles S., City of Daytona Beach

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Dates: Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25 (four Thursdays)
Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Daytona State College, Daytona Beach Campus,
1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Building 150, room 305
Fee: $495

What if you could equip your supervisors to do the work it takes to make your organization successful?  Today, supervisors may struggle with productivity.  Tomorrow, they may struggle with change.  Effective performance demands a comprehensive skill set that adequately prepares supervisors for the key role they play in their organization's success.  Gaining a competitive advantage in a changing economy and marketplace is essential for survival.  That's why your supervisors need effective skills to propel your organization to new heights.

Participants will learn valuable skills through the use of case studies, skills practice, self-assessments, group discussion, and action planning.

Participants will learn:

  • Managing conflict and performance problems
  • Professional communication and effective listening
  • Time management
  • Coaching and developing for results
  • Effective delegation
  • Inspiring loyalty and trust
  • Managing change
  • Managing and aligning teams for success

Register today!  To register, contact Joanne at (386) 506-4224 or  We accept checks, credit cards (MasterCard, VISA), purchase orders or company billing for payment.

About Your Instructor

Debbie Featherston brings over 21 years of experience helping organizations design, implement and manage people development solutions.  As a Performance Consultant and Executive Coach, Debbie helps organizations build strong leaders, engage and retain high performers, and manage change initiatives.  Prior to founding Workplace Partners, Inc., Debbie was Vice President and Founder of JIST Works, Inc. where she designed and implemented systems and processes that provided a foundation to sustain fast growth for its national training and catalog sales.

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