Leadership Development CoP - Leadership Development for Tomorrow's Leaders: A World Cafe Event

  • 10 Sep 2015
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • GMU Founders Hall, Room 209, George Mason University, Arlington Campus, 3351 Fairfax Dr. Arlington, VA 22201
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Imagine it’s 2035 and today’s children are now in charge. What kind of leaders have they become? What challenges do they face? And how do leadership development professionals support that future of leadership? As we kick off this season of the Leadership Development Community of Practice, these are the BIG questions we’ll consider together. Using the World Café approach, we’ll participate in a highly visual and interactive session to co-create a vision for the future of leadership development. Leveraging our diverse perspectives, we’ll expand our thinking about leadership development and lay the groundwork to evolve more effective, relevant, and innovative approaches to developing leaders at all levels. The vision we co-create will guide our community activities and meetings for the upcoming year so that we can assemble the resources and expertise to develop and support leaders as they confront a complex set of ever-changing challenges. 

You can begin contributing to the discussion right now by sharing your thoughts on the CoP discussion board.  Then join us on Thursday, September 10 at 6pm at George Mason University in Arlington to begin the creation of new thinking and approaches in leadership development.

Your Facilitator:  Melynda Benlemlih, Sr. Program Manager, C2 Technologies, Inc., has over 18 years of experience in human capital management, organization development and international education. She is an expert facilitator who enables groups and leaders to develop strategies, goals, and implementation tactics that result in improved focus for themselves, their teams, and their organizations.  She has designed and facilitated hundreds of programs and meetings for clients in a variety of expertise areas. She has a vast toolkit of best practices to deploy in group facilitation, such as graphic and visual approaches and interactive exercises, as well as individual awareness tools such as StrengthsFinder, and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).  She appreciates the nuances in team dynamics and focuses on individual accountability and appreciative inquiry when working with groups.  She thrives on seeing the progress groups make by identifying the right goals and implementing the right processes and tools to achieve results.

Light snacks and beverages will be served.

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There is parking on the street in the neighborhood around Founder's Hall.  There is also visitor parking on the backside of the hall.  The map at the link below will show you how to get there.


Closest Metro station is: Virginia Square/GMU station