In our increasingly tumultuous business environment, with unexpected changes upending processes and operations practically overnight, senior leaders need to be resilient and strategic and continually learn as they lead and inspire their teams of leaders.

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Dedicated Programs
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    Senior leaders whose decisions affect an entire business function and for senior leaders whose decisions impact the entire association.


    Join us on an 18-month learning journey to absorb and practice key skills to develop strategic thinking and effective decision-making.

    • Attend four multi-day, in-person workshops, supplemented with engaging, online sessions to maintain momentum and keep in touch with your fellow participants – your new Peer Accountability Network.
    • Enjoy content and format developed and delivered by an expert FCCS team well-versed in adult learning and professional development, enhanced by outside experts and thought leaders, and informed by our clients and two Client Advisory Boards.
    • Experience “Friday Night in the ER,” an engaging simulation designed to make systems thinking fun while enlightening players about how to apply the approach in a complex, evolving situation.
    • Deliver real-world results by applying what you learn – we’ll meet with you and your manager to define desired outcomes and plan projects and activities that reinforce your new skills.

    Session 1: Navigating Leadership in Harsh Conditions
    Master leadership through the challenging simulation using Systems Thinking and understand how each decision has a consequence on your team and/or the association. Create and carry your Personal Learning Strategy outside of the classroom. Blow the rust off your networking skills and reinvigorate your conversation and relationship building.

    Session 2: Team Growth and Empowerment
    Nurture your team by learning to listen to unexpected voices and diversifying your workforce with new generations while building bench strength with your employees.

    Session 3: Bringing Vision to Life
    Take a deep dive into actionable steps that will guide you in developing your vision and strategy. Use a detailed roadmap to develop components of your Key Executive Project and start a timeline for completion.

    Session 4: Exploring Your Leadership Depths
    Dive deep into colliding perspectives and explore wicked and kind problem-solving strategies to help you navigate unexpected waters. Revisit "Friday Night at the ER" and your Personal Learning Strategy to measure your learning.

  • 2022 Open Enrollment Schedule - SOLD OUT

    Session 1: April 20-22, 2022 (Wednesday – Friday) – This session starts with an evening reception on April 19 @ 5 p.m.
    Session 2: September 20-22, 2022 (Tuesday – Thursday)
    Session 3: March 7-9, 2023 (Tuesday – Thursday)
    Session 4: September 19-21, 2023 (Tuesday – Thursday)

    • Eliminate silo thinking and apply systems thinking to benefit the whole organization
    • Establish your personal learning strategy
    • Master your conversation and rapport-building skills
    • Traverse generation gaps in the workforce with active listening skills
    • Employ heat experiences to maneuver competing stakeholder priorities
  • Testimonials
    "Leading Leaders Session 1 was as engaging and enjoyable of a training I have attended. The group setting was a tremendous resource allowing for robust conversations with other attendees. The material gave me the perfect amount of content to absorb and bring back to my day to day. Ending the week with outside speaker Debra Fine and "Small Talk" was the icing on the cake."
    – Zach Jones, Farm Credit of New Mexico
    "The first session of [Leading Leaders] was terrific. I have a new group of Farm Credit connections and a variety of new ideas and views that I'm looking forward to implementing. The facilitator-led activities and speaker presentation were engaging and relevant."
    – Staci Daniel, American AgCredit

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