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3H Leadership Series – Fall 2022

In person! (Updated dates listed below)

Title: 3H Leadership – Engaging the Heart, Head, and Hands
Facilitator: Kari Penca
Intended Audience: This session is open to any individual within your organization who is interested in self-development and individual improvement.  Leaders at all levels of the company, Emerging Leaders, and Individual Contributors who are influencers will all benefit from the concepts demonstrated and practiced throughout these sessions.

Session dates:   October 19th, November 9th, November 30th, December 14th, and January 11th
Time:         8am – 4:30pm
Location:   George Fox University Portland (Tigard) Campus 
                   12753 S.W. 68th Ave. Portland, OR 97223
                   Portland, OR 97223
Member Cost:  $750 for the five Sessions (nonmember $1400)

View a quick highlight reel of what the experience looks like (45 seconds)

Course Description:
Lean organizations strive to continuously improve quality, lead-time, and cost performance by harnessing the natural problem-solving creativity of all employees on a daily basis. This focus on problem-solving capability naturally emphasizes the importance of engaging employees critical thinking skills – their “head”. Tapping the full potential of their creativity, however, also relies on engaging their human need to contribute and be creative – their “heart”.

3H Leadership is a series of five focused conversations for leaders ready to engage in the development of their leadership skills to connect with both the hearts and the heads of employees and, in doing so, create a true high-performance organization. The series content focuses on:

  1. Personal Responsibility
  2. Personal Communications
  3. Leading People for Performance and Improvement
  4. Responding to Criticism and Constructive Confrontation
  5. Managing Change and Transition

The first two sessions explore the building blocks for effective relationships and connecting with the “heart”. The final three sessions focus on using these building blocks in common leadership interactions to connect with both the “heart” and “head” of employees and their true potential as performers, where they willingly give us their “hands”.

The series curriculum is:

  • Aligned with Lean as the “respect for humanity” system and the key Lean management principles of visual management, go and see, standard work, flow, pace, and quick Plan-Do-Check-Act (P-D-C-A) learning cycles.
  • Grounded in behavior science and neuroscience – the science of human interactions – and needs-based communications.
  • Designed for participants to explore and discover concepts through classroom simulations, experiences, and discussions.
  • Built on a foundation of work done by Dan Miller of Dan Miller and Associates, LLC who generously gave NWHPEC and Kari Penca & Associates (KPA) the gift of content and mentorship.

Facilitator Bio:
Kari Penca has a rich history of practicing lean, developing training programs, and facilitating groups.  She received her undergraduate degree in engineering from Oregon State University. Her leadership skills were developed in mentored leadership programs with Dow Chemical and Blount International.  Most recently she has been involved with continuous improvement implementations at Legacy Health Systems and as a consultant at OMEP.  She is currently the Principal at Kari Penca & Associates where she partners with clients across many industries to help them create a culture of continuous improvement through the development of people.

Kari uses highly effective results-basted interventions and innovative follow-up strategies that focus on improving performance.  She has a strong belief in the concepts she teaches and is passionate about sharing her knowledge to help develop others.

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