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

Beyond Lip Service: Employee Engagement
Strategies for Better Retention

DECEMBER 8, 2022 | 11am – 12pm ET

In today’s high-turnover market, employee engagement isn’t just a nice to have. It’s a strategic business objective. Great leaders think differently about talent – how to select, engage, and develop people at every level, so they’re equipped and inspired to support the organization’s goals. In this value-packed bite-sized session, gain insights from experts of two industry powerhouses (Beam Suntory and Kroger) who will share opportunities, strategies, resources, and best practices for engaging employees to keep (and attract) talent.  


Kari Steinberg | Talent Management and Human Resources Leader, Beam Suntory
Jessica Sharp | Division Associate Communications and Engagement Manager, Kroger

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Previous Sessions

Recent event recordings are only available for our Leadership Network Members, through our member portal. Members, visit the Leadership Resource Library within the Leadership Network Portal. Not a member? All are invited to join, visit our Membership page to learn more.

SEPTEMBER 20, 2022 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Women, Lead for the Future

with Jo Lloyd-Triplett, Leadership Louisville Center

Research now shows that female leaders naturally have more of the competencies required to be successful in the 21st century. This free Microlearning webinar will focus on how women can recognize and nurture these strengths, while also developing in areas where men tend to excel. We’ll bust some of the myths of women’s leadership and share strategies to amplify your impact at work.

JUNE 7, 2022 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

The Art of Delegation

with Cynthia Knapek, President, Leadership Louisville Center

While certainly everyone has felt the effects of stress during the pandemic, managers were hit hardest. According to Gallup research, managers are 27% more likely than individual contributors to strongly agree they felt a lot of stress during their most recent workday. Preventing burnout is a major concern – but one high-yield solution for prioritizing workloads and restoring energy is often the one managers are simply bad at: delegation.

The problem is the very skills that got people promoted into management (the skills that make someone a producer/ achiever) are not the same skills needed to be a people developer. What’s worse: those achiever skills are likely the thing making you a bad delegator. In this free, one-hour virtual session, Cynthia Knapek will deconstruct our relationship with delegation so you can self-diagnose where old habits are standing in your way. She’ll also cover replacement behaviors, enabling you to be a dynamic delegator.

APRIL 12, 2022 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Communication that Inspires and Motivates

with Lisa Zangari, Executive Coach & Vice President, Leadership Louisville Center

A well-told story captures attention, stirs emotion, and inspires action. What if business communication could do this for your employees, your customers, and your stakeholders? Research shows that it is critical for managers to have strong communication skills to successfully guide their teams, manage up, engage clients, and drive overall productivity.

Whether you need someone to support your organization, invest in your idea, or get excited about following your lead, refining your communication and storytelling skills is directly linked to driving results. This interactive microlearning session will provide insights and tips for using communication as a transformative leadership tool.

This microlearning course can stand alone, but is a sample of our full, 2-day workshop Storytelling: Communication that Inspires & Drives Results – coming up July 27-28, 2022. 

MARCH 15, 2022 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

High Performing Teams & Conflict Management

with Aaron Miller, Director of Community Leadership Programs, Leadership Louisville Center

Developing and leading high-performance teams can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your career – and also one of the most challenging. When it comes to conflict, studies show that the teams who manage conflict well – not the teams who avoid it – are the highest performing. This free, virtual microlearning session will touch on the science behind high-performance teams, specifically around managing conflict. By learning tools on how to speak and be heard (and encouraging others to do the same), you’ll surface the best ideas, make the highest-quality decisions, and build trust within teams.

This talk is a small portion of the two-day workshop Developing & Leading High-Performance Teams which will be offered as a course from the Leadership Louisville Center in November of 2022. It’s also one of the courses offered by the Center for private or on-site training for organizations, learn more.

DECEMBER 14, 2021 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Elevate Impact by Managing Priorities (NOT Time)

with Cynthia Knapek, President, Leadership Louisville Center

Learn why managing priorities – not time- is the key to increased production. It also enables you to create the momentum that wins the respect of others. This session will provide attendees with a tool to help figure out which activities are high-yield and which ones are slowing you down. Attendees leave with an understanding of how to create space on the calendar for focus and long-range planning so that you can stop spending all your time on urgent firefighting and redirect that attention to what is important. This is one of the critical competencies to become a “Level Five Leader’ made famous by John Maxwell’s all-time best seller, Developing the Leader Within You.

This talk is a small portion of the full-day workshop Developing the Leader in You which Cynthia Knapek of the Leadership Louisville Center will be facilitating in October of 2022.

OCTOBER 21, 2021

Psychological Safety & High-Performance Teams

with Lisa Zangari, Leadership Louisville Center

AUGUST 24, 2021

Understanding Bias: Head, Heart, and Hands

with Zuri Johnson and Aaron Miller, Leadership Louisville Center

FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2021

Out of the Gate: What Inspires Us Drives Us Forward

with Henrietta Pepper, Author, Speaker, and Serial Entrepreneur


Five Strategies for Resilience and Growth

with Lisa Zangari, Executive Coach and Vice President, Leadership Louisville Center

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9 | 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Finishing Strong in a Disruptive Year

with Dr. Asa James Swan, founder and CEO of GREAT Leaders, a dynamic leadership-focused organization dedicated to creating Gritty, Relational, Equipped, Authentic, and Transformational (GREAT) leaders through coaching, training, and consulting.

Your Personal Credibility… It Impacts Everything

with Susan Pittman, Managing Partner, Pittman Consulting Group

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

Leading with Imperfection

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

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 

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

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)

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 

Your Roadmap to Trust

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

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” 

What Your People Need from You as Leader Right Now

with Jeb Bates, Executive Coach, Leadership Development Consultant

Crisis Resilience for CEOs

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