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As leaders and managers, we wear many hats: the one in charge, the acquisition expert, the mentor, and the counselor. All of these have one thing in common: providing answers and advice. Coaching is different. It's about engaging with people and guiding them to discover their own answers to their challenges. Coaching enables others to build their own awareness, spark their own critical thinking, brainstorm their own options, and determine their actions to move forward.
In this Webcast we will help you build your awareness of and develop your leader-as-coach competencies. We'll peek at the neuroscience behind coaching and learn how to strengthen the neural networks (ours and theirs) behind coaching. Finally, we will provide practical tools for integrating Coaching into your daily interactions with others.
Who can benefit from this webcast:
Whether you are an individual team member, a peer or colleague, a supervisor, a subject matter expert, or a leader of a team or organization, join us to learn and leverage some practical coaching skills and tools to initiate and build a culture of coaching throughout your team or organization.
The Leading Acquisition Series:
This Series, on the first Wednesday of each month, will help you grow as an acquisition leader. Building team success; working effectively through others; or spanning team, functional, and organizational boundaries—all will be covered. DAU's faculty will share the latest thinking on what it means to lead, with practical defense acquisition examples and suggestions on how to apply what you learn at work. Time in each session will be set aside to answer your questions.
Richard Hansen, Professor of Program Management, Executive Coach, DAU
As a solid foundation for leading and coaching in complex organizations, Dick served twenty-six years as a dynamic leader with the US Army in tactical units as well as ACAT I-IV program management assignments. In 2009 he helped launch and lead an ICF award-winning coaching program that creates and sustains a coaching culture among key leaders and teams in the defense acquisition workforce. Dick leverages certifications from Presence-Based Coaching®, Masterful Coaching®, Franklin-Covey, Personal Strengths, The Center for Creative Leadership, and the Hendricks Institute in his performance and developmental coaching, coach training, and mentor coaching.
Lois Harper, Director Executive Coaching, DAU
Lois' passion for coaching as a key tool for leadership and organizational improvement stems from over thirty years serving the Department of Defense in engineering and program management for a diverse portfolio of acquisition programs. She was one of the initial DAU executive coaching 'plank owners', maintaining its success as she rose through the ranks, culminating as the Dean of the Capital and Northeast Region. Lois holds an Associate Coach Credential from the International Coaching Federation and certifications in Masterful Coaching®, Crucial Conversations/Accountability, and DDI 360. Lois is also an independent consultant, facilitating all levels of leadership training and coaching.
James Malloy, Learning Director, Contracting, Executive Coach, DAU
James is a career-long student of personal performance improvement. After attending a 'Speed of Trust' seminar at DAU, facilitated by Dick Hansen, the fire was ignited. He became a DAU certified Executive Coach in 2015 and has co-facilitated numerous Leader as Coach Seminars and served as executive coach to numerous DoD acquisition leaders. James is a retired U.S. Air Force acquisition officer with over 21 years of practitioner and leadership experience. At DAU he serves as Learning Director and Professor of Contract Management where his portfolio responsibilities include Construction and Architect-Engineer Contracting, DoD Small Business Programs and online learning assets. He is a member of the DoD Acquisition Corps and holds National Contract Management Association and DAWIA designations in Contracting, Manufacturing and Program Management.
DAU FY21 Webcasts 12:30 to 2:00pm (ET)
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