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Region 21 Building Leaders Training Opens Applications

Applications are now open for the Region 21 2023 Leadership Course. The eight one-to-two-hour sessions will educate and inspire. If you are or want to be a regional or chorus leader, this series of monthly Zoom classes is for you. Space is limited and graduates of the course will be recognized during the Region 21 Contest and Convention in 2024. The Region is presenting the course at no cost to the participants. We have been motivated to offer the course after working with Paula Davis, Sweet Adelines International Past President and architect of the series that is now ongoing in Region 13. Paula has generously assisted with advice and course content and has bridged our communication with many of the presenters that will teach our series. She will kick off the Region 21 course in February 2023.


Paula sends us this comment. “I’m looking forward to sharing some time with you as you begin or continue this incredible journey of leadership development. In our time together, we’ll examine the strength of leadership so often seen in Sweet Adelines - a leadership focused on serving and lifting up others. We will also explore some of the basic tenets of strong leadership as we set the stage for your next steps in leadership. See you soon!"


Our leadership teams have room for many people who are willing to contribute their unique talents to the challenges presented in keeping our choruses and regional governments running smoothly. This course will teach the vital skills needed to form the powerful teams needed to keep us moving forward. These skills translate in many ways to everyday life. Course Schedule February 19, 6:30 pm, Paula Davis: Introduction to Leadership

March 26, 6:30 pm, Paula Davis: Leadership vs. Management and Cultivating Management Trust

April 30, 6:30 pm, Nancy Kurth: Understanding the Role of Perception in Communication; Developing Positive Approaches

June 18, 6:30 pm, Mike Mitchell: The 5 Dysfunctions of Management Teams

July 23, 6:30 pm, Therese Antonini: Working Effectively with Others; Conflict Resolution and Conflict Management

August 20, 6:30 pm, Patty Cobb Baker: Visioning and Strategic Planning

September 17, 6:30 pm, Debra Aungst: Leadership Structures, Agendas and Action Planning

October 22, 6:30 pm, Leslie Galbreath: Helping Organizations Change and People in Transition


Applicants will receive further course details at the end of December.

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