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    2016 Extraordinary
    Leadership Summit

    July 12th – 14th, Salt Lake City, UT
    Certification: July 11th – 15th

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Join us for The Extraordinary Leadership Summit!
Zenger Folkman’s premier conference where leadership development
professionals gather to learn new insights and cutting-edge
leadership trends from experts in the industry.

Certify In or Evaluate Multiple Leadership Programs.

Participate in our award-winning leadership and certification workshops and learn how our research and strengths-based development approach can drive employee engagement, build customer satisfaction, and boost bottom-line profitability within your organization.
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Engage With Our All-star Roster of Speakers.

Renowned executives from leading client organizations such as AT&T, Ernst & Young, and The University of Utah will join the all-star roster of speakers at our Leadership Forum on Wednesday, July 13th.
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Learn From The Best.

Engage with and learn from the founders of Zenger Folkman and creators of The Extraordinary Leader™, Dr. Jack Zenger and Dr. Joe Folkman. Jack and Joe will lead multiple sessions to help stimulate ideas for how your organization can elevate its leadership development initiatives.
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Network.

Make new connections, exchange ideas, and learn new ways to approach leadership development as you network with peers from around the globe.
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Leadership Forum & User Panel
Learn from today’s global leadership experts during this exclusive forum designed for sharing fresh approaches to growing leadership talent.

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Jennifer Roberts

Director of Talent Strategy & Development, AT&T

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Dr. Tobias Kiefer

Global Learning Leader—Advisory, Ernst & Young

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Michael Peel

Vice President for Human Resources & Administration, Yale University

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Todd Zenger

N. Eldon Tanner Professor of Strategy and Strategic Leadership, The University of Utah

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Jack Zenger, Zenger Folkman

CEO and Co-Founder

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Joe Folkman, Zenger Folkman

President and Co-Founder

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Daily Agenda

Monday, July 11

  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm The Extraordinary Leader™ – certification candidates only

    The Extraordinary Leader™ Workshop takes a strengths-based approach to leadership development, helping organizations develop leaders who produce and accelerate positive business outcomes. More Info

Tuesday, July 12

  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Leadership Levers: Building Critical Strengths™

    Leadership Levers: Building Critical Strengths is a highly interactive, one-day workshop that focuses on connecting the strategy and needs of the organization with employees’ strengths, energy, and passion. Attendees will participate in a self-assessment that quantifies their passions within the six Leadership Levers framework and leave with an actionable development plan focused on developing one of the Leadership Levers into a profound strength. This results in higher engagement, discretionary effort, and the business outcomes that matter most. More Info

  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm The Extraordinary Leader™

    The Extraordinary Leader™ Workshop takes a strengths-based approach to leadership development, helping organizations develop leaders who produce and accelerate positive business outcomes. More Info

  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm The Extraordinary Leader 360 Assessment Certification™*

    The Extraordinary Leader 360 Assessment Certification™ is a one-day program which provides skilled coaches with the training to use the Extraordinary Leader 360-degree Assessment and Development Guide with those they coach.More Info

    *Requires approval

  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm The Extraordinary Coach™

    Experience The Extraordinary Coach™ and master a simple, flexible, yet powerful coaching framework! This skill-building workshop features award-winning video demonstrations and an actionable development plan that focuses on both coaching skills and coaching conversations. The workshop covers not only how to improve individual coaching skills, but how to build a coaching culture within an organization. More Info

  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Welcome Wine and Cheese Reception

    Welcome Wine and Cheese Reception

Wednesday, July 13

  • 9:00 am - 2:15 pm Zenger Folkman Leadership Forum and Panel Discussion featuring top global experts

    Learn from today’s global leadership experts.
    Speakers:

    Renowned executives from leading client organizations such as AT&T, Ernst & Young, and The University of Utah will join the all-star roster of speakers.
    User Panel:
    Get practical answers to your questions from the experts. Join Dr. Jack Zenger and Dr. Joe Folkman who will moderate a User Panel Discussion featuring our elite speakers.

  • 2:15 - 2:45 pm Preview of Leadership Levers: Building Critical Strengths™

    We are proud to be unveiling our newest offering at the Leadership Summit. If your schedule doesn’t allow you to attend the one-day workshop, join us for this brief 30 minute overview following the Leadership Forum.

    Like our other programs, this one is based on extensive research. We listened to our customers (and some critics of talent development) and created an offering that links each person’s development to the strategy and initiatives of their organization, combines that with their own energy and passion, and finally ties that to their current capabilities.

  • 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Optional Afternoon Activities

  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Summit Dinner Party and Magic Show

Thursday, July 14

  • 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Leadership Levers: Building Critical Strengths™

    Leadership Levers: Building Critical Strengths is a highly interactive, one-day workshop that focuses on connecting the strategy and needs of the organization with employees’ strengths, energy, and passion. Attendees will participate in a self-assessment that quantifies their passions within the six Leadership Levers framework and leave with an actionable development plan focused on developing one of the Leadership Levers into a profound strength. This results in higher engagement, discretionary effort, and the business outcomes that matter most. More Info

  • 8:30 am - 5:00 pm The Extraordinary Coach™

    Experience The Extraordinary Coach™ and master a simple, flexible, yet powerful coaching framework! This skill-building workshop features award-winning video demonstrations and an actionable development plan that focuses on both coaching skills and coaching conversations. The workshop covers not only how to improve individual coaching skills, but how to build a coaching culture within an organization. More Info

  • 8:30 am - 5:00 pm The Extraordinary Leader™ Facilitator Certification* (Day One)

    The Extraordinary Leader Facilitator Certification is an intensive training process that provides skilled facilitators with the knowledge and tools to effectively deliver standard or customized versions of The Extraordinary Leader Workshop within their organizations. Led by a Zenger Folkman Master Trainer, this rigorous certification process ensures an accurate and high-quality delivery of the program.

    *Requires pre-approval. For more info, contact trobert@zengerfolkman.com.

  • 8:30 am - 12:00 pm The Inspiring Leader™

    The Inspiring Leader™ Workshop helps leaders build the skills needed to inspire and motivate their teams to greater success. More Info

  • 8:30 am - 12:00 pm Elevating Feedback™

    When delivered with skill, feedback is a powerful tool for organizations and employees. Being clear and direct with corrective feedback will promote specific, positive change and clearer understanding of expectations. The Elevating Feedback™ Workshop provides a framework that enables employees at all levels of an organization to deliver difficult feedback well. More Info

  • 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm Developing Yourself as a Coach™

    During the workshop, each participant will:
    • Receive a personal coaching feedback report and understand its structure and data
    • Analyze the feedback report using a structured process with individual and group exercises
    • Use on-the-spot peer coaching and Zenger Folkman’s unique cross-training approach to construct a customized Individual Development Plan

    Prerequisite: Participants must have attended The Extraordinary Coach Workshop.

Friday, July 15

  • 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Leadership Levers: Building Critical Strengths™ Facilitator Certification*

    Zenger Folkman’s Leadership Levers: Building Critical Strengths Facilitator Certification is an intensive training process that provides skilled facilitators with the knowledge and tools to effectively deliver standard or customized versions of the Leadership Levers: Building Critical Strengths Workshop within their organizations. Led by a Zenger Folkman Master Trainer, this rigorous certification process ensures an accurate and high-quality delivery of the program.

    *Requires pre-approval. For more info, contact trobert@zengerfolkman.com.

  • 8:30 am - 12:30 pm Half Day: Leadership Levers: Building Critical Strengths™ Facilitator Certification*

    Zenger Folkman’s Leadership Levers: Building Critical Strengths Facilitator Certification is an intensive training process that provides skilled facilitators with the knowledge and tools to effectively deliver standard or customized versions of the Leadership Levers: Building Critical Strengths Workshop within their organizations.

    *PREREQUISITE: To qualify for the half-day certification, participants must be certified to deliver The Extraordinary Leader Workshop and attend the Leadership Levers: Building Critical Strengths Workshop on Tuesday July 12th or Thursday, July 14th.

  • 8:30 am - 5:00 pm The Extraordinary Leader™ Facilitator Certification* (Day Two)

    The Extraordinary Leader Facilitator Certification is an intensive training process that provides skilled facilitators with the knowledge and tools to effectively deliver standard or customized versions of The Extraordinary Leader Workshop within their organizations. Led by a Zenger Folkman Master Trainer, this rigorous certification process ensures an accurate and high-quality delivery of the program.

    *Requires pre-approval. For more info, contact trobert@zengerfolkman.com.

  • 8:30 am - 5:00 pm The Extraordinary Coach™ Facilitator Certification*

    The Extraordinary Coach Facilitator Certification is an intensive training process that provides skilled facilitators with the knowledge and tools to effectively deliver standard or customized versions of The Extraordinary Coach Workshop within their organizations. Led by a Zenger Folkman Master Trainer, this rigorous certification process ensures an accurate and high-quality delivery of the program. More Info

    *Requires pre-approval. For more info, contact trobert@zengerfolkman.com.


What Sessions Should I Attend?

General Admission

Certification Workshops

  • The Extraordinary Leader Facilitator Certification July 11th-15th

    Monday: The Extraordinary Leader
    Tuesday: The Extraordinary Leader 360 Assessment Certification
    Wednesday: Leadership Forum & Panel Discussion
    Thursday: The Extraordinary Leader Facilitator Certification (Day One)
    Friday: The Extraordinary Leader Facilitator Certification (Day Two)

  • The Extraordinary Coach Facilitator Certification July 12th & 15th

    Tuesday: The Extraordinary Coach
    Wednesday: Leadership Forum & Panel Discussion
    Friday: The Extraordinary Coach Facilitator Certification

  • Leadership Levers: Building Critical Strengths Facilitator Certification July 12th & 15th or July 14th & 15th

    Tuesday: Leadership Levers: Building Critical Strengths
    Wednesday: Leadership Forum & Panel Discussion
    Friday: Leadership Levers: Building Critical Strengths Facilitator Certification
    OR
    Wednesday: Leadership Forum & Panel Discussion
    Thursday: Leadership Levers: Building Critical Strengths
    Friday: Leadership Levers: Building Critical Strengths Facilitator Certification

  • The Extraordinary Leader 360 Assessment Certification July 11th-12th

    Monday: The Extraordinary Leader
    Tuesday: The Extraordinary Leader 360 Assessment Certification
    Wednesday: Leadership Forum & Panel Discussion

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  • “This was by far the best summit/conference I have ever attended…listening to Jack Zenger, Joseph Folkman, and other leaders made me wake-up to a firm that has created one of the most straightforward, and easily applied suite of methods I have ever encountered. The investment in the research to back up their assertions is second to none.”

    —Michael Sutton, Westminster College

Travel Information

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Venue

The Hilton City Center
255 South West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
TEL: (801) 328-2000

Zenger Folkman Room Rate: $159-$179/night

Beautiful and vibrant, Salt Lake City combines unparalleled access to mountain recreation, dynamic nightlife, remarkable history, and warm hospitality. It is the perfect location for an outstanding learning and networking experience.

Lodging and Reservations

Stay The Weekend

Visitors often stay through the weekend and take advantage of the mountain beauty and outdoor recreational offerings. Salt Lake City and surrounding areas have everything from relaxing world-class spas to horseback riding, fly fishing, hiking, golfing, mountain biking, river rafting, and more! Salt Lake City also boasts endless restaurants and two major shopping malls.

Transportation

TRAX from the Airport
A train leaves the Airport for the city center every 15 minutes on weekdays and every 20 minutes on weekends. One way fare for the train is $2.50.

Hours: 6:00 am–11:00 pm Monday-Saturday, 9:45 am–10:00 pm Sunday and holidays

Haroon Transportation
Direct shuttle service to and from the Hilton, $12 per person each way
(855) 316-6888

Taxi
Typical rate: $20-$25 one way

Ground transportation options are provided for your convenience. We make no specific endorsements.

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