Building Leaders

"It's not textbook. It's not Q&A. It's open-ended questions. It's conversations. It's a fantastic class." Jim Scherer- President, Scherer Mazda


Building Leaders is a unique two and a half day interactive workshop for emerging leaders.

Join us for a no-holds barred exchange where emerging leaders will explore their leadership assumptions, share experiences, expand their perspectives and develop their own unique philosophy of leadership. In this interactive program, participants will enhance their self-awareness; gain a deeper understanding of how they are viewed by others; and develop critical leadership skills in such key areas as:

  • Conflict Management
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Leading Up
  • Delegation
  • Difficult Conversations
  • Trust Building
  • Change Management
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Motivation and Engagement

Assessments are used in a feedback process that will help you identify your strengths and those areas that may be holding you back.

Individual coaching increases the impact of assessment feedback by translating results into action. Coaching is offered to each participant and will take place after the program.

The Facilitators

Dr. Chuck Stoner is a Professor Emeritus of Management & Leadership at Bradley University. A dynamic and engaging speaker and facilitator, Chuck works with a variety of businesses and organizations throughout the country, specializing in leadership, interpersonal dynamics and organizational change. He has authored twelve books and numerous articles and papers.

Tom Bower holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. President of Bower Communications, he is an executive coach, facilitator and management consultant for businesses and individuals. Tom consults with an emphasis on personal leadership, performance- based methods and communications.

April 18-20, 2018 

Location:  Peoria NEXT Innovation Center, 801 West Main Street, Peoria, IL 61606

Program Fee:  Early registration fee of $2,150 until February 21, 2018, after February 21, 2018 the program fee is $2,350. Registration closes, please call for details.

Cancellation and Transfer Policy

Registrants who cancel less than 2 weeks prior to the starting day of the program will be charged 50% of the tuition to cover administrative costs.


Coming in Fall 2018:

Building Leaders
October 3-5, 2018
Peoria NEXT Innovation Center, 801 West Main Street, Peoria, IL 61606