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Leading in the Future: Inspiring Your Team

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Date(s): Aug 17, 2022
Time: 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Registration Fee: $169.00
Cancellation Date: Aug 10, 2022
City: Austin
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Parking Info:

Parking for SAO, Professional Development courses is in Garage B (1511 San Jacinto Blvd.). The Garage signage may read 1511 San Jacinto or Garage B. The elevator in Garage B is not reliable. If you are unable to walk the stairs, please contact the for alternate parking arrangements. Handicapped parking is free at the meters around the downtown area.

A course coordinator will Email you a parking permit prior to the course start date. A permit must be displayed or you will be ticketed.

Course Description

As a leader, you are a role model for the employees who represent you and what you stand for with your customers. We have all been through a rollercoaster of emotions, fear of the unknown, and changes in business, and how we perform our job. Are you ready to Lead your team into the Future?

*This course will be tailored to audit professionals

Potential CPE Credits: 8.0

Instruction Type: Live
Experience Level:
Category: Communications

Course Objectives


  • The Future is Now!

    • A time of reinvention, personally and professionally.

    • You must lead and interact differently in the new paradigm.

  • Dealing with Fear

    • Definition of fear of the unknown and lack of information.

    • Impact on productivity, creativity, and job performance.

    • How can a leader impact fear?

  • Leadership presence

  • The ABC’s of Leading in the Future

    • Basics skills to impact your leadership presence.

    • A – Authentic, Aware, Accountable

      • Vulnerability = credibility.

      • Tone of voice, div class="aboutText" language, promises maintained – a 24/7 lie detector test.

    • B – Back to Basics, Brave, Bold

      • What is the focus and priority for you and your team?

      • Anticipate a pivot.

    • C – Clear, Compassionate, Communicative

      • How to communicate in unknown times.

      • Speak with clarity and credibility.

    • The Alphabet!

      • What skills do you believe you need to Lead in the Future?

      • List and discuss. 

  • Your Leadership Shadow

    • Employees and clients mirror your behavior, verbalized beliefs, and unconscious bias.

    • This reflection is reinforced through your actions.

    • What is your leadership shadow?

    • How has your leadership shadow changed during the last year?

  • The Three Lists

    • A focus on today, tomorrow, the future, and people’s reaction!

    • What is the gap and how can this be bridged?

  • Goal Setting.

    • Where are you now and where do you want to be?

    • What is the gap and how can this be bridged?

    • Identify your goals.

  • Key Take-Away’s


No prerequisites required.


Glenna Hecht

Glenna Hecht is a Human Resource and Training Consultant, where she provides human resource consulting and training/speaking services for companies, associations, and government agencies. Her clients include TD Industries, PepsiCo, Western Rim Property Services, Society of American Florists, Wingstop Restaurants, the Bureau of Printing and Engraving and a host of other companies and agencies.

Additional Information

TAC Rule 523.142(g) requires the CPE Sponsor to monitor individual attendance and assign the correct number of CPE credits. Participants will be asked to document their time of arrival and departure in compliance with this Rule. Additionally, attendance will be monitored throughout the day and CPE certificates will reflect actual attendance of each participant.

If you are making travel plans to come to Austin, we recommend making "refundable" air and hotel reservations or waiting until 14 days before the class to actually book your reservations. Courses are occasionally canceled or rescheduled due to low enrollment. We determine whether a course has enough participants 16 days prior to the course date. If we cancel or reschedule, we will email the participant and his or her billing contact no later than 14 days before the original class date.

The course coordinator will contact you with parking information. Handicapped parking is free at the meters around the downtown area.

Vending machines with Coca-Cola products and various snack items are available. There is also a refrigerator and microwave in our coffee bar area. Feel free to bring in your own drinks and food if you prefer.

You might want to bring a light sweater or jacket, as room temperatures vary.

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