David Novak, The Ken Blanchard Company and Dr. Joseph Folkman all coming to Leadership Green Room

Registration is now open for July – December 2018 Leadership Green Room courses

The Leadership Louisville Center is bringing the most dynamic and transformational line-up of leadership development courses yet to the upcoming Leadership Green Room calendar.  From world-renowned gurus providing training to gaining critical skill sets necessary for managing others and producing effective results, these courses offer learning opportunities for every level of the organization. Because they are offered by the Center, a nonprofit with community mission, the courses led by national partners have tuition prices 30-50% less than regular rates.

The upcoming course catalog can be viewed at this link. All Green Room courses will be hosted at the Center’s new modern training facility at 707 W. Main Street. The Leadership Green Room is presented by the Republic Bank Foundation.

July-December 2018 Green Room Course Catalog

Download the July-December 2018 Course Catalog

UPCOMING PROGRAMS OFFERED IN THE 2018 LEADERSHIP GREEN ROOM | A full calendar of Leadership Green Room workshops and their descriptions can be viewed at www.


July 26-27

Leading Organizational Change  | Facilitators: The Wunderlin Company

Many organizations know what needs to change. What leaders often don’t understand is how to create change that teams will adopt – change that will last. Our faculty will help you synthesize a robust set of change acceleration tools to maximize your effectiveness as a leader.

Aug. 10

The First-Time Manager Experience | Facilitator: The Ken Blanchard Companies

Without proper training, 60% of all new managers underperform for their first two years. First-time managers who receive the necessary tools and training from the start are set up to become leaders who create engaged, productive teams, and drive greater results for your organization. The only training of its kind, The First-time Manager Experience builds on the secrets of the best-selling book The New One Minute Manager®.

Sept. 19

The Extraordinary Leader: Turning Good Managers into Great Leaders | Facilitator: Author, Dr. Joseph Folkman, Zenger Folkman

The Extraordinary Leader™ Workshop presents a proven framework for helping individuals make a profound difference in their organization’s results, and in their own performance and development. The course includes a 360-degree assessment and is recognized across the globe as a best-in-class experience for providing participants deep insight into how they are currently perceived as leaders.

Oct. 25

Heartwiring and Hardwiring Your Leadership | Facilitators: David Novak, Co-Founder & former CEO, Yum! Brands, Inc. and Lisa Zangari, Director of Learning, Leadership Louisville

Heartwiring is about building passionate commitment in others. Hardwiring is using process and discipline around the things that matter most to drive consistent results. It is the combination of the two that leads to exceptional performance.  The cohort of participants in this course will be given access to Novak’s signature 90-day online leadership program, oGoLead™. The fully-integrated experience consists of five interactive learning modules, each of which is designed to teach practical leadership skills that can be applied immediately in the workplace.

Nov. 16

Leader’s Accelerator: Coaching Others for High Performance | Facilitator: Jonathan (Jeb) Bates, Chief Experience Officer, ThoughtAction LLC

This course is designed to help you drive productivity and performance in your organization with a motivated, engaged, and satisfied team. You’ll learn how to coach employees based on their individual needs and support their career path based on what brings out the best in them. Additionally, discover more about your own motivating needs and how to make the most of them in your leadership

Dec. 13

Building Trust in the New World of Work | Facilitator: Marta Miranda-Straub, Founder and President, Catapult Now, LLC

Today’s workplaces are bringing together more and more individuals who have vastly different backgrounds and experiences. These differences can be harnessed for incredible innovation and better problem solving. However, if not proactively led, diverse teams can bring about barriers in understanding, communication, and ultimately, the effectiveness of the entire organization. This course is designed for leaders to deepen their awareness, knowledge and commitment to engage in courageous conversations and be a role model in creating more inclusive organizational culture.

Registration is now open for workshops, and special package pricing is available, offering organizations up to 20% savings.  For details on group rates, contact Katlyn Gibson, kgibson@leadershiplouisville.org, or call (502) 753-6506. 


The Leadership Green Room is a calendar of courses produced by the Leadership Louisville Center that are designed to help leaders develop, practice and master the leadership trade. Just as actors visit “the green room” to prepare for their moment in the spotlight, this calendar of leadership education courses offer opportunities for individuals to execute at the highest level and enhance their professional capabilities for future success.  Courses are designed for leaders at all levels, including executives, C-suite leaders, emerging leaders, new supervisors, and everything in between.

The Leadership Green Room allows the Center to play an ever more vital role in helping the business community develop their best talent, resulting in meaningful increases in leadership knowledge, capability and confidence among participants. Since the Leadership Green Room was launched in 2015, it has grown to meet the talent development needs for organizations of all types, with over 200 businesses sending participants through the leadership development courses.  A unique feature of the programming is the opportunity to learn not only from local facilitators, but the Center also brings in global thought leaders to make leading-edge curriculum accessible in the Louisville region.

The Leadership Louisville Center is a Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) and Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) approved provider and Green Room courses meet the criteria for recertification credits.  The Leadership Green Room courses can also be submitted for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) for individuals licensed to practice as certified public accountants.

All Leadership Green Room courses are hosted in the Center’s new location at 707 W. Main Street. Designed to be a nationally-recognized center for leadership development and social innovation, the new facility is surrounded by natural light and equipped with modern technologies and amenities. Participants will enjoy a learning environment that promotes the exchange of ideas and stimulates creativity. Visitors to Louisville have easy access to hotels and after-hours activities in the heart of downtown’s Museum Row.


Created in 1979, the Leadership Louisville Center is the region’s most valuable resource for leadership development and civic engagement.  Its mission is to grow and connect a diverse network of leaders who serve as catalysts for a world-class community through dynamic programming and strong community connections.  Over 7,000 community leaders have graduated from the Center’s civic programs (Leadership Louisville, Focus Louisville, Ignite Louisville, Bingham Fellows, and Encore Louisville), and the Leadership Green Room serves as the training and talent development arm of the Center.  In 2011, the Leadership Louisville Center was recognized as one of the top seven community leadership programs in the U.S. in a benchmark study by the Center for Creative Leadership, the “gold standard” global provider of executive leadership education and research.  Learn more at www.leadershiplouisville.org.