Leadership Green Room Microlearning

In keeping with our mission to inspire and equip leaders to be better and do better, we’re introducing Leadership Green Room Microlearning – free, hour-long or less, virtual learning sessions. We are thrilled to bring nationally-known facilitators to provide a taste of the learning that happens in the Leadership Green Room. These courses will be accessible via Zoom meetings. Please share these opportunities with leaders on your team. Registration is open to all.

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Upcoming sessions

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Leading Across Generations

with Raven Solomon, nationally recognized keynote speaker, author, and founder and president of the Center for Next Generation Leadership and Professional Development

Raven Soloman, nationally recognized keynote speaker, author, and founder and president of the Center for Next Generation Leadership and Professional DevelopmentFor the first time in history, there are 4 generations working alongside one another in the workplace. Differences across these generations can create frustration, tension, and breakdowns in communication.  This session will engage attendees of all ages, as they learn about the differences and similarities across multiple generations in the workforce, and how each can be leveraged to create a synergy that drives results. Attendees will walk away understanding general characteristics of each generation, why these characteristics are as they are, how they tend to show up at work, and how each generation best receives leadership.

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Previous Microlearning session recordings


Leading with Imperfection

with Vitale Buford, executive coach, speaker, and author of Addicted to Perfect

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 | 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

How to Lead Teams Through and Beyond a Crisis

with Mary Kelly, author, economist, corporate strategist and leadership development expert. Mary is also a retired Naval Commander and professor at the Naval and Air Force Academies.


The Business Case for Belonging

with Cynthia Knapek, President, Leadership Louisville Center 

We crave belonging. It’s a basic human need and social distance has only made us more aware of its importance. So I began a deep dive to learn more and am sharing these insights with you. Belonging has both a light and dark side… organizations who understand both can unlock the keys to better engagement, inclusion, and innovation.


Live In Your P.O.W.E.R. – 5 Keys to Inner Peace & Increased Productivity

with Sheri Riley, Empowerment Speaker, High-Performance Life Strategist, Award-winning author of “Exponential Living,” and founding partner of the global John Maxwell Team

Companies and individuals are recognizing that “Health and Wellness” are not limited to nutrition and exercise. It also includes emotional and mental health. Sheri Riley’s 9 Principles of Exponential Living® focuses on personal development and how it fuels our professional growth. With life moving at warp speed, increased distractions, and higher expectations, it’s so easy to wake up and go to sleep feeling overwhelmed, overworked, and like you are always trying to catch up. This session provides practical and applicable solutions to resolve these issues, as well as tools needed for enhanced engagement and increased productivity.


To Lead is Human: Understanding Your Imperfections as a Leader During a Crisis

with Dr. OJ Oleka, President of the Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities (AIKCU)

As leaders, we often feel like every decision we make is critical to the success of our team, organization, or bottom line. As a result, there is tremendous pressure put on us — by others and ourselves — to get every decision right. This can sometimes lead to anxiety, overexertion, and ultimately a wrong decision. During crisis leadership, as we are all experiencing right now, that pressure is heightened. In this discussion, Dr. Oleka will lead an honest conversation on the humanity of leadership and how understanding your imperfections as a human being can help in maximizing your potential as a great leader in a crisis.

FRIDAY, MAY 29 | 9-10 a.m.

Leading with Grace During a Pandemic: Helping Leaders and their Teams see this Crisis as an Opportunity

with Fiona Campbell, Organizational Psychologist and Executive Coach 

COVID19 is disrupting how we do business nationally and globally, creating a situation where the normal rules of doing work no longer apply. In times of crisis people often turn to their leaders requesting clarity when every day is changing and the road ahead is uncertain. In this webinar Fiona Campbell explores strategies to help you and your team navigate this period, in a way that enables personal and organizational growth.

TUESDAY, MAY 19 | 2-3 p.m.

Your Roadmap to Trust

with Justin Patton, Leadership Presence Expert and award-winning author of “Bold New You” and “Unleashing Potential”

Trust is your most important competitive advantage, and the best leaders use their presence to earn and keep others’ trust. Strengthening relationships and fostering trust is imperative for leaders at all levels right now. In this session, Justin will guide you through the four crucial elements of trust, the #1 trait that erodes trust, and how to apply those concepts in today’s environment of uncertainty.

TUESDAY, MAY 5 | 3-4 p.m.
A Conversation with Best-Selling Author Marshall Goldsmith

Executive educator, coach, and author of best-selling business books including, “What Got You Here Won’t Get You There” 

In this interactive, Leadership Louisville session, Dr. Goldsmith will begin a discussion of the unique challenge of leading in today’s time of crisis.  He will share his thoughts on how to best maintain personal focus and lead others.  Marshall will share his proven models of coaching and increasing effectiveness that has been implemented by many top leaders from around the world.  In an interactive Q&A session, he will do his best to answer questions on how leaders can do their best in these challenging times.

THURSDAY, APRIL 23 | 9-10 a.m.

What Your People Need from You as Leader Right Now

with Jeb Bates, Executive Coach, Leadership Development Consultant

When there is turbulent change, leaders sometimes focus only on the challenges of revenues, logistics, and “keeping the doors open.” It’s understandable. Yet, your employees need direction, guidance, reassurance, and support to ensure they can perform as you recover and begin to grow again. Jeb Bates shares five practical ideas and practices to keep your team focused and performing in times of uncertainty.

TUESDAY, APRIL 21 | 12-1 p.m.

Crisis Resilience for CEOs

with John Baldoni, Internationally Recognized Leadership Consultant, Coach, and Author

John BaldoniCrisis provokes opportunity. Navigating the challenges of a crisis requires a leader to tap into an inner self as a means of demonstrating a more energetic outer self—the one we show to others, the ones who depend upon you for leadership. Such leaders do this by energizing the organization with their ability to connect compassionately in pursuit of shared goals.

Who it’s for: CEOs & Senior Executives (invitation only) This session was not recorded.