increase your knowledge, initiate change, and cultivate growth
WHO ARE WE?
WHAT IS OUR APPROACH?
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
AT A GLANCE
WE CAN HELP YOU BECOME THE LEADER YOU ALWAYS DREAMED YOU COULD BE!
Maine Leadership brings burgeoning and established business leaders to Maine for transformative leadership sessions. The Maine Leadership Retreat will propel you to think about where you are as a leader and where you want to go. This session will give you the tools, time, and space to plan intentionally to realize your goals.
MAINE LEADERSHIP WILL ENHANCE YOUR LEADERSHIP CAPACITY.
JOIN US FOR OUR Leadership Retreat in 2019 AND TAKE YOUR LEADERSHIP TO THE NEXT LEVEL.
Experience the Maine Leadership Retreat, an opportunity to think differently about leadership in Maine, where Dirigo—“I lead”—is the state motto.
Our inaugural Maine Leadership Retreat is planned for 2019 at the Sebasco Harbor Resort on picturesque Casco Bay, within easy driving distance from Portland.
Experience cutting edge leadership programs by day and lobster bakes and s’mores by night!
BUT Why Maine? AND Why ANOTHER retreat?
We have all been to retreats where we run from session to session, deluged with information to incorporate into our lives. And yet we seldom do, because we are not able to create the time and space to think intentionally about how to do so. We’re in Maine to unplug and be present in the moment. The Maine Leadership Retreat fosters an intentionality to translate new learning experiences and frameworks into measurable and sustainable leadership practices in a small group setting.
While there will be an overarching retreat agenda, the driving force is the personal implementation plan that each attendee will develop to execute after the retreat is over—that is where the real work will be realized and will begin. If you join us at the Maine Leadership Retreat, you will be positioned to do just that. And we will continue to engage with you after the retreat, offering fresh perspectives and checking in on your progress. You’ll find that our unique skills set us apart.
OUR UNIQUE SKILLS SET US APART
HOW IS YOUR APPROACH DIFFERENT?
Maine Leadership’s approach is based on current best practices arising from our team’s extensive corporate, government, non-profit, research, and academic experience.
The heart of the program is the concept of Leadership, Inside and Out.
INSIDE LEADERSHIP encompasses work on self-awareness and visioning that gives you the opportunity to understand where you are as a leader, where you want to go, and what you need to get there.
OUTSIDE LEADERSHIP encompasses the ideals of facilitative leadership through work on communication skills, messaging, inclusive practices, and conflict competence. The focus here is to explore what you can do as a leader to influence and inspire others in their leadership journeys.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Are you a business person who is:
• In a leadership position or aspiring to be?
• Interested in a comprehensive understanding of leadership?
• Open to change—both professionally and personally?
• Committed to an investment in your professional growth for real, tangible results?
What Do I Get For My Investment?
You will leave the retreat with:
• Increased self-awareness of leadership style and strengths
• Connection of self-awareness to leadership potential and opportunity for growth
• A compelling leadership vision and new practices for intentionally achieving this vision
• Exposure to facilitative leadership approaches and best practices
• Tangible skills to take your leadership to the next level
• Results from a strengths-based inventory
• Insights and inspiration from a one-on-one coaching session with one of our facilitators
Soft Skills and ROI
In his seminal book, Emotional Intelligence, Daniel Goleman points to examples where high-IQ scoring students have struggled in their practical lives while average intelligence students have achieved phenomenal success. The reason, he explains, is that IQ is not the only predictor of success—emotional intelligence (EI) also plays a role. At the Maine Leadership Retreat, we will spend time on emotional intelligence, delving into how to translate and strengthen your EI skills to enhance your leadership.
How do I REALLY cultivate my growth?
Join the upcoming leadership retreat in 2019 to kick-start your leadership growth! Unplug and plan. Experience hands-on, thoughtful ways to enhance your strengths and capabilities. Experience opportunities for transformational change. Learn from and be challenged by your facilitators. Glean lessons from business luminaries and peers on the leadership journey. Celebrate the space to engage your mind and body and make the most of all that Maine has to offer.
JOIN US AND MAKE A COMMITMENT TO YOUR FUTURE.
OUR TEAM: DIVERSE BACKGROUNDS CONNECTED BY A PASSION FOR LEARNING
Deirdre McCarthy Gallagher, JD
Dispute Resolution Expert
President, Voices of Value, LLC
Deirdre’s dispute-resolution firm is dedicated to empowering clients to anticipate, navigate, and resolve differences that impact productivity.
Dan Jenkins, PhD
Professor of Leadership & Organizational Studies
University of Southern Maine
Dan’s area of expertise at USM is in leadership education and pedagogy. He teaches courses primarily in leadership and organizational theory.
Bill Maxwell, MSEd
Leadership and Change Facilitator
Bill Maxwell and Associates
Bill advances realistic optimism as a business educator and coach while focusing on various leadership and change initiatives for both individuals and organizations.
Find out more about Bill…
Catherine Menyhart, MSEd
Intercultural Facilitator and Coach
Making Space, LLC
Catherine is an educator and facilitator who has worked in international education and intercultural training for over 15 years.
Joe Shaffner, MBA
Executive Coach and Facilitator
North Rock Leadership
Joe’s practice provides executive coaching, leadership development programs, and workshops to a wide variety of clients in the US.
TEAM LEADERSHIP ARTICLES
This article explores leadership, inside and out: a new approach to equip aspiring leaders with the tools to lead creatively, inclusively, and effectively. Leadership, inside and out, transforms emerging leaders into the leaders of the future, positioning them to indelibly impact their own organizations and the state of Maine. <read more>
A Positive Change Trinity: Lean, Servant Leadership, and Maine
by William I. Maxwell and Joyce T. Gibson
This article is a call to action for Maine’s entrepreneurial servant leaders. We believe you can be a prime catalyst for positive change in Lean/Continuous Improvement initiatives across Maine. We are proposing that Maine’s servant leaders leverage the tool of Lean/Continuous Improvement to ignite a positive shift in organizational cultures. Our positive change trinity encompasses (1) Lean/Continuous Improvement as the process map of how to achieve new, sustainable growth; (2) servant leadership as the synergist that humanizes this growth in the territory of Maine workers’ lived experience; and (3) Maine’s forward-thinking businesses as the real-world hosts for this growth. <read more>
RETREAT AT A GLANCE
DAY ONE | WEDNESDAY
Welcome and Group Introductions
Lobster Bake and Live Music
DAY TWO | THURSDAY
Morning Physical Activity and/or Meditation
Habits and Change
Facilitative and Inclusive Leadership
DAY THREE | FRIDAY
Morning Physical Activity and/or Meditation
Action Planning and Accountability Groups
Closing/Wrap Up/Call to Action
We are working on dates now for the 2019 event. Make sure you’ve joined our mailing list so you’ll be updated when dates and agenda are made final.
You may view our cancellation policy here.