WYE MILLS — Shore Leadership will host executives, managers and aspiring leaders in November for two sessions focused on current issues facing leaders on the Eastern Shore.

The fall 2019 LEADS session will be held Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Eastern Shore Higher Education Center on the Chesapeake College Wye Mills campus.

Dr. Joe Thomas, Shore Leadership facilitator and director of the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership at the United States Naval Academy, will lead sessions on “Ethics in Leadership” and “Leading in a Toxic Environment.”

The first session, “Ethics in Leadership,” will run from 8:30 a.m. to noon. It will explore how leaders can take an organization beyond “mere compliance” to a higher level ethical culture. Using questionnaires, case studies and best practices drawn from successful organizations, Thomas will help participants understand how leaders can encourage, inspire and measure individual and organizational responsibility to treat each other better.

“Leading to Prevent a Toxic Environment” will take place from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Toxic leaders consistently use dysfunctional behaviors to deceive, intimidate, coerce or unfairly punish others to get what they want for themselves. The session will examine the psychology of toxic leadership, how it can become pervasive in an organization’s culture and the positive steps that leaders can take when working within a toxic environment.

Each session is open to the public with a cost of $75 for one session and $135 for both sessions. Shore Leadership alumni whose dues are current pay only $50 for one session and $90 for both sessions. Continuing education credits are available with an additional fee of $50 to receive the CEUs for both sessions, with one session’s CEUs costing $35.

Each session is limited to the first 40 people who register. Light morning and afternoon refreshments will be provided throughout the day, and lunch is included for those who enroll in both sessions.

Shore Leadership offers executives, managers and leaders on Maryland’s Eastern Shore the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the issues and challenges facing the region. The core Shore Leadership Program is an eight-month educational and networking opportunity for aspiring leaders selected from across the Eastern Shore. LEADS sessions on current topics facing local leaders are offered twice per year.

For additional information, or to register and pay, email info@shoreleadership.org. Participants can register and pay online on the Shore Leadership website at www.shoreleadership.org by clicking on “Events” and clicking on the calendar for the Nov. 14 LEADS Program.

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