Develop the Next Leader in Your BusinessThe Housing First Minnesota Leadership Institute will prepare your company’s up-and-coming leaders to take a strong and confident leadership role in your company. To take OWNERSHIP of your company’s mission and bottom line, have greater decision-making CONFIDENCE, identify SOLUTIONS within your company and develop a NETWORK of peer advisors.
The Leadership Institute will be taking a break during COVID-19. Look for Leadership Institute to resume in 2021 (for the 2021-2022 series). Check back in the spring of 2021 for details.
Who can participate? Leadership Institute is open to employees of Housing First Minnesota member companies who supervise others or serve in a project management role within their company. 70 students have been enrolled in the Leadership Institute since it began.
Questions? Contact Tom Gavaras at Tom@HousingFirstMN.org or 651-697-7592 or Mary Beth Blom at MaryBeth@HousingFirstMN.org or 651-697-7584
In addition to lecture-style learning, the program will incorporate highly interactive exercises, discussions, and project-based activities and sessions. Using these multiple learning methods will increase takeaways for each person and create a rich adult learning environment.
Subjects that will be covered during the year-long program:
In addition to class preparation and participation, each candidate will ultimately produce a work outcome for their business. The goal is that their class project will improve the company that sent them to the Institute.
"I loved each topic for every class. I have been very intrigued. Time seems to fly and all of the sudden the class is over. The guest speakers have been wonderful as well.""I enjoyed the speakers and their insight on leadership. I also liked that every class we focused on one topic ."
"I came away from each course with new ideas and the motivation to implement them."
"The skills I'm learning can directly integrate into my job and future leadership career."
“It has made me more focused at work, understanding my co-workers on a different level, and I feel as if I am better at reporting to my managers since I have finished this class.”
“What I like best about the courses are the speakers that come in and share everything that works well for them with their busy schedules. Giving us insight on a lot of the same issues they face.”
“There is so much to learn! I'm thoroughly enjoying everything in the curriculum ... this is a valuable education I couldn't get somewhere else. Plus getting the opportunity to meet/network with influential people in our industry is a major plus.”
Ten consecutive months from September 2021 to June 2022 Most classes held from 3:00-6:30 pm except classes in September and June. Exact dates to be announced in 2021.
What are the attendee expectations?
Selected participants are expected to attend all scheduled sessions, complete all coursework, be actively focused and participatory during sessions, and be open to being mentored as well as mentoring someone else in the future.
What is the application process?
Potential participants are required to submit an application for consideration. A selection team will then review the applications and determine the final class participants.
What is the investment to participate?
The initial program registration fee is $1,100, and includes all sessions, materials to be provided at each session.
Employers may want to agree with their employee that they are sending them to the Institute assuming continued employment with the sponsoring firm. Should the participant opt to change companies before the end of the program, that participant could be responsible to reimburse a prorated amount of the fee to their employer.
Does everyone need to complete an individual project?
Yes, this is your chance to give back to your company and industry and complete a project of personal interest to you. The project may involve work that is already under way, but should be undertaken in a way that allows a participant to apply his or her new skills.
What if I can't attend one of the program meetings? Should I still submit my application?
Yes, we understand that Housing First Minnesota professionals are busy and conflicts sometimes arise. One excused absence is allowed. However, it is highly recommended that participants do not miss the first class.
Where will the sessions be held?
Sessions will be held at the Housing First Minnesota office, 2960 Centre Point Drive, Roseville, MN 55113. In the event of COVID-19, sessions will be held virtually using Zoom.
How will graduates be recognized?
Graduates will be presented with a completion certificate on stage at The BIG (Building Industry Gala) Night in October. Graduates will also receive a complimentary ticket to the event. This is all dependent on COVID-19.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Throughout his 30+ years of business experience, Jerry Olson has provided leadership inside organizations as well as facilitated leadership development as a business advisor and human resources consultant. After many years of running his own consulting and facilitation business, Jerry partnered with The Resultants in 2013. Jerry and The Resultants have provided instruction and curriculum for Housing First Minnesota’s Leadership Institute for the past four years.
GUEST SPEAKERSGuest Speakers during the first five sessions:
Companies that have sent students during the first five sessions: