Leadership Forums

Leadership Forum #1 – facilitated by the Center for Creative Leadership: Cindy McLaughlin

Day 1 – Mental Resilience

June 13, 7:30-9:30 a.m.

Based on 30 years of research, this workshop explains how some leaders are able to operate under high levels of pressure and still avoid stress. Leaders will learn the Challenge of Change method and how they can use it to build individual and organizational resilience for the long term. Pressure is inevitable, yet stress is something you create.  The Challenge of Change Assessment is pre-work for Day 1. Please register by May 5 to participate in the pre-assessment.

Leadership Forum #2 – facilitated by the Center for Creative Leadership: Sharon McDowell-Larsen

Day 2 – Physical Resilience

June 14, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

The rigors of change and leadership have prompted many executives to think of themselves as being in training, not unlike a professional athlete. There is a growing recognition that physical health impacts mental and emotional health which, ultimately, impacts judgment and effectiveness. Evidence of poor health in leaders erodes confidence in their effectiveness and their ability to withstand the rigors of the job. Good health and high levels of energy are the currency of good leadership. The key to achieving vibrant health and energy are to create precise routines for exercise, eating and sleeping. This workshop will explore the research of the “why to” and the application of the “how to” for establishing these routines.

About the Center for Creative Leadership

Leadership development is all we do.

For more than four decades, the Center for Creative Leadership has leveraged the power of leadership to transform individual leaders, teams, organizations and societies – with results that are real, enduring, and powerful.

CCL is one of the world’s Top 5 providers.

The world-class rankings that CCL regularly receives from leading media outlets and industry organizations reinforces our success at helping clients leverage the power of leadership to drive the results that matter most.

About the faculty:

Cindy McLaughlin

Cindy McLaughlin is a Senior Delivery Faculty for CCL executive programs, including Developing the Strategic Leader, LeadershipDevelopment Program (LDP) and Leading for Organizational Impact: The Looking Glass Experience. In addition, she designs and delivers custom programs tailored specifically to the needs of CCL’s diverse client base. Prior to joining CCL, Cindy was an engineering manager for Lockheed Martin, spent ten years in England and Germany as operations manager for a National SecurityAgency satellite intelligence network, and was an inaugural member of NASA’s U.S. Space Shuttle launch team in Cape Canaveral, earning a Silver Snoopy in 1982. She has been honored for her work on National Security during Desert Storm. Cindy holds a B.S. degree in engineering from Florida Tech and an M.S. degree in international business management from Boston University.

Sharon McDowell-Larsen

Sharon is the lead faculty for the Fit to Lead portion of the Leadership at the Peak and other custom programs at CCL. She graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology, and moved to Colorado Springs to work as a research assistant at the U.S. Olympic Training Center. After leaving the USOC, Sharon worked at U.S.

Swimming as an exercise physiologist while teaching graduate classes at the University of Colorado. Born in Zimbabwe, Sharon grew up in South Africa and Canada. Sharon has competed extensively as a triathlete, and currently is a competitive mountain biker andNordic skier. She works out of the Colorado Springs campus.