Leadership Seminar Series
2017 Executive-in-Residence Series
The 2017 Executive-in-Residence Series will feature Raul Alvarado and take place Feb. 23-24 and April 6-7 with 25 people per session.
Meet Raul Alvarado
Alvarado retired from Accenture, a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, after 33 years of service. At Accenture, he was the Global COO for Products Practice.
In 2006, Alvarado founded A Thousand Joys, a non-profit consulting and training organization that is dedicated to helping organizations create healthy work environments for their employees and improve their overall effectiveness. It blends best business practices, proven psychological treatment approaches, and alternative methods to promoting enduring positive change.
Alvarado currently works as an independent consultant working with organizations and senior executives and is on the executive board of AAXIS Corporation.
He graduated with high scholastic honors in Chemical and Petroleum Refining Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and has a Master of Science in Industrial Administration from Purdue University.
The Path to Exceptional Leadership and High Performance
As engineers and scientists, we have been trained to solve problems. We often look for the right answer and work independently. In the business world, the skills required for success are of a completely different nature and we are seldom prepared with the skills to succeed in an environment that is often complex, lacks perfect answers and is driven by people with different skills, interests, motivation and goals. Raul Alvarado will be returning to lead this two part series. The attached “model” illustrates the key topics to be discussed.
Session 1: Feb. 23, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Feb. 24, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Student Center, Ballroom D
- Strength of character and Integrity
- Leadership styles
- How to develop your Emotional Intelligence
- How to motivate your teams and build relationships
- What does it mean to focus on excellence
- How to anticipate challenges and opportunities
- How to provide strategic and tactical direction
- How to deal with success and failure
- Basic of sales and negotiation
Session 2: April 6, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; April 7, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Student Recreation Center, McNeil Room
- Sales and negotiation
- Conflict resolution
- Outstanding performance and quick recovery from adversity
- Setting high expectations and achieving results
- Importance of relentless follow-up
- Drive for continuous improvement
- Setting a high performance environment
The workshop will combine the presentation of principles, continuous dialogue and practice using “real life” situations.
Pre-reading (provided upon registration)
“Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In” by Roger Fisher & William L. Ury
Harvard Business Review: What Makes a Leader by Daniel Goleman
Harvard Business Review: Leadership That Gets Results by Daniel Goleman