February Dinner: Powering Up- Mobilizing Yourself and Others

  • 21 Feb 2013
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Courtyard by Marriot - Tyson's Corner, 1960-B Chain Bridge Rd., McLean, VA 22102


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Power is an essential part of our personal and organizational lives.  Just like our personal use of power is expanding with solar, thermal or other new source, we also need to re-examine power within organizations. 

In today’s organizations, the concept of power is often treated as something to shun or ignore. One recent study found that less than a third (29%) of respondents thought their organizations teach their leaders how to effectively leverage their full power (Bal et al., 2008 for Center for Creative Leadership).  Yet, power is at the very root of leadership and an organization’s culture.  Only the effective use of power can a create high-performance organizations.

In fact, power is the ability to act and influence and it is the essence of leadership. It is no surprise that we yearn to see power used wisely and, when it is, we celebrate it as engagement, talent development, and high trust. 

PLEASE NOTE: The venue for this dinner is Courtyard by Marriot - Tyson's Corner. 

About the Speaker:

Dr. Mary Lippitt is an internationally recognized author, consultant, and speaker on strategic execution, trust, engagement and implementing change. She is founder of Enterprise Management Ltd. and holds advanced degrees in public and business administration.  Her 2002 book, The Leadership Spectrum: 6 Business Priorities That Get Results, earned the Best Business Book Award and her firm was awarded the Top Ten Training Product of the Year Award from Human Resource Executive.

With more than 25 years of experience, Mary provides exciting, cutting-edge ideas, and practical tools to help clients achieve results.  Her 2009 book Discover Your Inner Strengths co-authored with Ken Blanchard and Stephen Covey was released in March 2009.

Mary is a past president of Metro DC ASTD who now resides in Tampa Bay.  She will be sharing her new research on expanding and sustaining leadership power.  Mary is a past president of Metro DC ASTD who now resides in Tampa Bay.  She will be sharing her new research on expanding and sustaining leadership power.  

Program Agenda:

6:00 – Registration and Networking

6:30 – Dinner Service Opens

7:00 – President Opening Remarks, Participant Announcements for Job Opportunities or Seekers

7:15 – Program Begins

8:30 – Dinner Service Concludes

8:45 – Presentation Concludes, Metro DC ASTD Announcements, and Raffle

9:00 – Program Concludes    

Registration Fees

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Cancellation Policy

Metro DC ASTD will refund your registration fee when cancelled by the end of the "Early Bird" registration window. Cancellations after this time will not be refunded.

Special Accommodations

If you have dietary or accessibility restrictions, please email dir_programs@dcastd.org so that we can accommodate your needs.