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10/11/2019

026 Updating Your Leadership Toolbelt (Full)

Presenter: Julia Kalish, Ph.D.

Date: Monday, March 9, 2020

Time: 1:00-4:30 pm

Course Description
: Are you drowning in data, juggling too many roles, failing to convert thoughts into actions, or straining to manage conflicting priorities? This dynamic, interactive presentation will introduce you to interdisciplinary tools, pragmatic models, and helpful hacks from the areas of decision making, project management, Lean/Six Sigma, and goal-setting. You will walk away with a unique framework from which you can leverage best practices from numerous fields to create innovative and lasting solutions.

Learning objectives:

  • Leverage best practices of numerous fields.
  • Form one cohesive framework for solving problems and promoting innovative thinking.
  • Saying NO without burning bridges or missing valuable opportunities

headshotJulia A. Kalish, Ph.D.

Julia has been a continuing lecturer Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management, Purdue’s Polytech Institute, and Loyola University Chicago. She was the recipient of the Best Professor on Campus Reader Choice Award at Purdue, Best Undergraduate Teacher at Krannert, and an Honorary Purdue Old Master. She is a Project Management Professional, Lean Six Sigma Blackbelt, Army veteran, speaker, writer, thought leader, sleep advocate, defender of the Oxford comma, and a “NO” enthusiast. 

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