Leading in today’s workplace isn't easy. Managers and supervisors are continually stretched thin, juggling multiple projects, priorities, and demands. As a result, there is no longer one skill set, strategy or approach to solve every problem. Successful leaders must now be well-rounded professionals able to conquer any challenge thrown their way.
The Dimensions of Leadership conference will feature eight presentations that dive in to traits and attributes required of all managers, supervisors, and project managers that are critical for leadership success.
Concurrent sessions include:
For more information on the conference, visit training.unh.edu/leadershipconference.
All conference readings and materials are included in the cost of enrollment.
Choose one concurrent presentation to attend from each session block:
Session 1: 9:15am – 10:30am
Session 2: 10:45am – 12:00pm
Session 3: 1:00pm – 2:15pm
Session 4: 2:30pm – 3:45pm
The Annual Leadership Conference is held at the Wentworth by the Sea in New Castle, NH.
Since 1874, the Wentworth by the Sea has stood as a beacon of elegance on the New Hampshire Seacoast. A Grand Destination of the East Coast, the venue offers postcard-perfect views, state-of-the-art facilities, and award-winning customer service.
Peter Hughes, M.Ed., is a part-time faculty member at the University of New Hampshire’s Paul College of Business and Economics, where he teaches organizational behavior. He also teaches at Cambridge College’s Graduate School of Management teaching courses in operations and total quality management, organizational development, and transformational leadership. Peter has worked with numerous hospitality and service organizations. More recently, he was hired by the country of Anguilla to help improve the tourism experience for international visitors. Peter’s business career encompasses diverse industries where he has served as Manufacturing Manager, Corporate Project Manager and Director of Organizational Development. He is also the President & CEO of High Performing Leadership, Ltd, and the author of the book, Leadership and the Road to High Performance.
J.T. O’Donnell is a career strategist and workplace consultant who helps workers of all ages find greater professional satisfaction. She works with both individual clients and corporations, giving her access to emerging workforce trends. A graduate of Tufts University, she has 18+ years of experience, managing, training and coaching people of all ages on a wide variety of career topics. O'Donnell's work has been cited in Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Times, The Boston Globe, CNN.com, MSNBC.com, AOL.com, Careerbuilder.com, BusinessWeek.com, Mashable.com, Yahoo.com and dozens of other national publications. Her book, CAREEREALISM: The Smart Approach to a Satisfying Career, outlines her highly successful career-coaching methodology. In 2007 she joined Dale Dauten to write the career advice column "JT & Dale Talk Jobs," a nationally syndicated column that appears in more than 130 newspapers, reaching 6+ million households weekly.
Lynne Richards, MBA, is an author, founder of Leading Generations, a training and leadership development firm, and a member of the National Speakers Assn. She specializes in helping people develop their leadership, supervisory, and training skills. With over 20 years' experience in management and training, she brings a wealth of hands-on, practical experience to the classroom, providing clients with workshops on leadership, supervision, communication, and training design and delivery.
Janet Edmunson, M. Ed., is president of JME Insights and partner in sPeak Performance. She has over 30 years' experience in leadership in both large and small organizations. She was the Corporate Manager of Wellness Programs for Georgia-Pacific Corp., and has been a leader in, or consultant to, small and mid-size from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mass. as Director of Prevention and Wellness, and has been a consultant and national motivational speaker, having spoken to over 300 groups.
Gina Abudi, MBA has 30+ years’ of experience providing consulting services and training to global organizations with a focus on projects, processes and their people. Gina is President of Abudi Consulting Group, LLC, and an adjunct faculty member at Granite State College (NH) teaching in both the Masters of Science in Project Management and Masters of Science in Leadership graduate degree programs. Gina frequently works with project teams, leadership groups and executives to facilitate complex meetings, brainstorming sessions and strategic planning sessions. Gina is the lead author of Best Practices for Managing BPI Projects: Six Steps to Success (J Ross Publishing, 2015) and author of Implementing Positive Organizational Change: A Strategic Project Management Approach (J Ross Publishing, 2017.) Gina is working on her next series of books focused on providing support and guidance to leaders. Gina received her MBA from Simmons Graduate School of Management.
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