Fall 2024 | Starting October 22-24, 2024

Build a High Performing Team Through Coaching, Feedback & Trust

Join your colleagues across the Farm Credit System for an 18-month journey, as you grow your leadership skills, mindsets and results. You’ll build a network, receive your Clifton Strengths® Leader Report, and one-on-one coaching as you learn critical ways to build a high-performing team. You’ll apply methods from different thought leaders that will help you build a culture of trust, inclusion, candor, and support.

Leading Others 2024 Dates

Welcome Reception – October 21, 2024 @ 5 p.m.

Session 1 – October 22-24, 2024

Session 2 – April 22-24, 2025

Session 3 – October 7-9, 2025

Session 4 – April 21-23, 2026

Register for Fall 2024 Start
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For more information, please contact Jeannie Clinkenbeard.

Dedicated Programs
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    New and experienced team leaders who oversee front line contributors; currently or in the near future.


    Join us on an 18-month learning journey and practice key skills to lead others, communicate effectively and build a resilient and efficient team.

    This journey is designed to be transformative, personal and empowering.

    • Attend four multi-day, in-person workshops, supplemented with engaging, online sessions to review best practices and stay connected.
    • 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.
    • At each in-person session, enjoy a hands-on team experience to expand mind sets and skills.
    • Network with peers in both the larger group AND a smaller role-specific team.
    • Deliver real-world results by applying what you learn in between sessions.

    Session 1: Leadership Blueprint and Courage
    At the core of the shift from team member to team leader is the relationships you have with the handful of people who report directly to you. Learn to build trust and performance through honest, caring feedback. You’ll receive your Top 10 Leader Clifton Strengths® results and build your Leadership Blueprint as you clarify your leader values and create your purpose and plan.

    Session 2: Team Growth and Empowerment
    Today’s teams are different from the teams of the past: They’re far more diverse, dispersed, digital, and dynamic. Develop your team members through meaningful connections and the right coaching. You’ll practice situational leadership SLII®, to improve your one on ones and empower your team. In addition, increase your ability to problem solve and make decisions with the power of Polarity Thinking .

    Session 3: Culture and Results
    Build a culture of high performance by adopting a few proven processes from the military. Increase team collaboration through a compelling direction, a strong structure, and a supportive context. Then be inspired by an industry visionary sharing future trends in finance. Generate ideas about what future services and skills your team may need to meet your customer’s changing world.

    Session 4: Trust and Inclusion
    Team members do their best when they feel safe to speak up, share ideas and admit mistakes. Get one on one coaching from master facilitators on how to run inclusive meetings. Build trust as you use the Carrot Principle to acknowledge your team member’s efforts meaningfully. Celebrate with your peers at a capstone (graduation) dinner with senior leaders.

  • 2024 Open Enrollment Schedule

    2024 Fall Start

    Welcome Reception – October 21, 2024 @ 5 p.m.

    Session 1 – October 22-24, 2024

    Session 2 – April 22-24, 2025

    Session 3 – October 7-9, 2025

    Session 4 – April 21-23, 2026

    • Identify your key strengths as a leader though your Clifton Strengths® Leader Report
    • Build a high-performing team through a culture of safety AND results
    • Diagnose the right coaching for all team members at all levels
    • Ask for and give caring and candid feedback
    • Influence others in all directions
    • Facilitate inclusive meetings
    • Adopt team processes that encourage quality and growth
    • Promote forward thinking on your team
    • Use Polarity Thinking to help make decisions
    • Foster and repair trust with specific language and actions

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