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Developing a Leadership Mindset

1 Full Day  |  .6 CEUs
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This program is designed for those interested in developing the foundation necessary for developing influence and a leadership presence. It is useful for those in supervisory and managerial positions, project and program managers as well as individual performers who know the importance of demonstrating leadership skills personally and professionally. You can go to the next level in your leadership impact quotient.

Program Description

~  Three ways for influencing others
~  Accountability and the importance of accountability for a leader and the members of the organization
~  The pathway to build the foundation for sustainable leadership skills
~  How to energize your staff
~  How to shift your behavior to the "leadership road"
~  The importance of situational variables
~  Ways to build the values organizations want

Learning Outcomes

~  Empower yourself and your staff
~  Begin the journey to develop your leadership skills
~  Become more effective at influencing others
~  Assess how to work with groups and teams to accomplish organizational objectives
~  Determine the importance of embracing change
~  Discuss how to become effective in an ambiguous environment
~  Develop the skills necessary to move from a manager or supervisor to a leader


This program is designed for managers and supervisors; Business owners; Business Executives; Directors in government and NGOs; and anyone wanting to think and act like a leader


Any of the executive education programs offered by the Hudson Center of Entrepreneurship and Executive Education (HCEEE) can be delivered to your organization at your location Please contact us for more information.

Program Fee

Program fee varies based on the size of your group and includes tuition, instructional materials and lunch. Please contact us for more information.


Bryan Deptula, Ph.D.

Dr. Bryan Deptula is a Professor of Management, Leadership, and Organizational Behavior. He specializes in the study of organizational behavior, development of effective leaders and followers, mentoring and developmental relationships, and human resources. He is published in the Leadership Quarterly. Bryan is an active member, presenter, and reviewer at the Academy of Management and Southern Management Association, and has presented at a Western Academy of Management meeting.

As a corporate trainer, Bryan was responsible for developing and delivering continuing education on management skills and leadership, training and employee development programs. He personally trained over 2,000 individuals at national week long and weekend conferences and forums. As National Sales Director, he identified business development opportunities, decided product offerings and pricing, team structure, and marketing outlets. Along with writing a sales manual that was implemented nationally, Bryan created an innovative business model that revolutionized his company's sales approach, ultimately causing a paradigm shift within the student travel industry. His division went on to generate 50% of company-wide sales revenue.

Roslyn Vargas, D.B.A.

Dr. Vargas has many years of experience in management with an extensive background in training and development. Dr. Vargas has been an HR practitioner in all facets of human resources at levels ranging from Generalist up to Executive and has now moved into the consulting arena. Roslyn's specializations include Human Resource Management, Performance Management and Leadership Development.

Roslyn is currently an adjunct professor at the H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University. She has taught Human Resource Management courses at the graduate level in the Human Resource program and the MBA program, as well as Leadership courses in the Leadership program and Organizational Behavior in both the graduate and undergraduate levels. She is currently teaching other business related courses at the undergraduate level.

Roslyn's educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Florida Atlantic University, a Master of Science degree in Human Resource Management from Nova Southeastern University, and a Doctorate in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University.

Comments From Past Participants

"I highly recommend all managers take this course. The course materials will be used in my workplace with managers and staff."
Mary McDuffie, Accountant, Broward County | Water & Waste Services

"Use of real world events are always a plus and the instructor used them which made the class more interesting."
Jackie Garraway-Rau, Director - Supply Chain Technology | Southern Wine & Spirits

"Opened my eyes to a different way of approaching innovation and the leadership required."
Evan Benrubi, Vice President | First American Real Estate Solutions

"Bob did an excellent job of keeping our interest and motivating us to get the most out of the program."
Joseph Anzalone, President | Boca Pharmacal

Course Customization

Using core programs, we can customize the material to fit your corporate training needs. With our extensive resources and program facilitators, we will design a program that is tailored to fit your specified objectives and requirements.

Contact Information

For additional program information, please contact us at:

Hudson Center of Entrepreneurship and Executive Education
H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue, Carl DeSantis Building, Suite 2088
Fort Lauderdale-Davie, FL 33314
Tel: 954.262.5119
Toll Free: 800.672.7223, ext. 25119
Fax: 954.262.3188

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