Butterflies, Buzzards and Bees 10-24-15

What Leaders Can Learn from Butterflies, Buzzards & Bees

2015 State Lion’s Convention, Dist. 7-0
Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015 ~ Closing Keynote
ASU Campus | Heber Springs, Arkansas
45 Attendees ~ Contact: Bill Hankins, Convention Chairman

Quality and quantity of info:
4.83 = 96.8%

Manner in which presented:
4.97 = 99.3%

Relevance of subject:
4.8 = 96.1%

Degree expectations were met:
4.83 = 96.8%

By way of evaluation, participants were encouraged to finish the following open-ended sentence : “I would say this program . . .” (All responses have been included.)

“. . . encourages one to spread his wings and fly.” “. . . was amazing!” “. . . is an equipper & a motivator – Well Done!” “. . . uplifting.” “. . . challenged me.” “. . . was very inspiring & encouraging.” “. . . was informative and being from an Ag background, I appreciate relating of his Dad to life’s challenges.” “. . . excellent.” “. . . was amazing and informative.” “. . . was a message I needed to hear at this time.” “. . . was inspiring.” “. . . was very inspirational — I found it so amazing and your words were so interesting. Thank you.” “. . . was inspiring.” “. . . is excellent =)” “. . . the best speaker I have ever heard at a Lion’s Convention.”

 

Three Kinds of Courage: How to Listen, Learn and Lead 8-29-15

THREE KINDS OF COURAGE: HOW TO LISTEN, LEARN & LEAD

Rotary International, Leadership Development 2015
Jeff Farris Leadership Academy

Saturday, August 29, 2015 ~ Half-Day Seminar/Workshop
Lake Point Conference Center | Russellville, Arkansas
26 Participants ~ Contact: J.D. Gingerich, JFLA Dean

Quality and quantity of info:
4.80 = 96%

Manner in which presented:
4.88 = 97.6%

Relevance of subject:
4.76 = 95.2%

Degree expectations were met:
4.92 = 98.4%

By way of evaluation, participants were encouraged to finish the following open-ended sentence : “I would say this program . . .” (All responses have been included.)

“. . . the most inspirational 4 hours of my life.” “. . . was effective and had an important message.” “. . . Inspired me to make courage a priority in my life.” “. . . moved me to become a better Leader and better Father, and better person!” “. . . has encouraged me to stay focused — to stand for what is right, my values, and convictions.” “. . . was very informative.” “. . . was outstanding, inspirational and just what I needed. Great job.” “. . . was needed by all.” “. . . provided a useful framework for being a mindful and proactive leader.” “. . . was well worth my time.” “. . . was engaging.” “. . . sparked my passion.” “. . . fully kept my attention and exceeded most sessions like these that I have attended.” “. . . was very valuable.” “. . . honest, comfortable, very good.” “. . . was very informational.” “. . . will make a positive difference in my life.”

 

Three Kinds of Courage: How to Listen, Learn and Lead 6-27-15

Three Kinds of Courage: How to Listen, Learn & Lead

Project CENTRL — Arizona Center for Rural Leadership
Saturday, June 27, 2015 ~ Half-day Leadership Seminar
16 Participants ~ First Seminar — Class XXIV
San Marcos Resort | Chandler, Arizona
Contact: Karen Vanderheyden, Sr. Program Coordinator

Quality and quantity of info:
5.0 = 100%

Manner in which presented:
4.81 = 96.25%

Relevance of subject:
4.94 = 98.75%

Degree expectations were met:
4.81 = 96.25%

By way of evaluation, participants were encouraged to finish the following open-ended sentence : “I would say this program . . .” (All responses have been included.)

“. . . just rocked my world.” “. . . absolutely First Class. Very interesting and delivered well.” “. . . was insightful and fun.” “. . . exceeded my expectations for motivation & content.” “. . . helped me be aware of how I listen. I need to turn off my inner voice and be present in other’s words.” “. . . to be very beneficial. I had no idea that listening is actually a courageous act.” “. . . has provided me many useful pieces of info to help in my personal and professional growth.” “. . . brought a lot of lessons and values and ideas in life together into one.” “. . . insightful.” “. . . informative and captivating.”

 

Your Brain, Your Brand, Your Boundaries 5-6-15

Your BRAIN, Your BRAND, Your BOUNDARIES

Alabama Community Leadership Network
Arturo Menefee – ECDI – Auburn University

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
60 Participants ~ Approx. 3-1/2 hours
Grand National Marriott | Opelika, Alabama
Contact: Dennis Evans, Professor & Extension Specialist

Quality and quantity of info:
4.6 = 91.9%

Manner in which presented:
4.66 = 93.3%

Relevance of subject:
4.62 = 92.3%

Degree expectations were met:
4.52 = 90.5%
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By way of evaluation, participants were encouraged to finish the following open-ended sentence : “I would say this program . . .” (All responses have been included.)

“. . .was eye-opening & informative.” “. . . was EXCELLENT! Very motivational!” “. . . was a day well spent.” “. . . helped me better understand how the brain functions & role it plays in leadership development.” “. . . was informative & interesting.” “. . . expanded personal growth.” “. . . reflects my passions and challenged me with new ways to view my leadership & tools to keep changing.” “. . . informative — made me think.” “. . . provided information that I can use.” “. . . helped me to better explain the conversation in my brain.” “. . . very useful and thought-provoking.” “. . . opened my eyes to seeing other’s opinions and hearing other’s points of view.” “. . . was extremely beneficial.” “. . .has provided valuable information to present to my Board; we need to move forward and make changes/skills to live life.” “. . . is very helpful when understanding my brain.” “. . . well prepared for in advance by the instructor.” “. . . made me think.” “. . . was a good way to get motivated to do more.” “. . . was helpful in identifying yourself and looking at your leadership style.” “. . . was a great reminder to always be flexible, adaptable and living along the edge.” “. . . was motivating and thought-provoking.” “. . . prompted me to think about my strengths and weaknesses and encouraged me to ask for an honest opinion from another person.” “. . . was great.”

Training aspects you felt were least helpful:

> None > Brain > Everything was great> Building the tower > All of it was helpful > N/A It was all very HELPFUL!!! > Maybe a little too much “science” about the brain > None > Complexities of the Brain — and the Bear Bryant Slide — War Eagle!! > Boundaries > “None” > Too much information in a short period of time > Boundaries > Building the tower > Building a tower that would hold up a (sic) marshmellon > Nothing. Great presentation > Everything was GREAT! > N/A > The name call at the end > Marshmallow activity > None ? Would like a copy of the slides > N/A > ?

What Leaders Need to Know 4-30-15

What Leaders Need to Know . . .

20th Annual Rural Development Conference
Sponsored by: USDA/TVA/TN Econ/Comm. Devel.
Thursday, Apr. 30, 2015 ~ Morning Concurrent Session
Breakout session after opening Plenary
Embassy Suites | Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Contact: Ms. Sherri McCarter, Community Development Specialist

Quality and quantity of info:
4.72 = 94.48%

Manner in which presented:
4.72 = 94.48%

Relevance of subject:
4.52 = 90.34%

Degree expectations were met:
4.65 = 93.10%

By way of evaluation, participants were encouraged to finish the following open-ended sentence : “I would say this program . . .” (All responses have been included.)

“. . . helped to make me a better Leader in my community!” “. . . Good Job!” “. . . was a powerful message. Highly encouraging.” “. . . was helpful and encouraging.” “. . . was very balanced — love the method of weaving stories into the teaching — makes it more relevant & makes it stick. Thanks!” “. . . taught me what I need to do to change.” “. . . Thank you!” “. . . is Excellent & Good for all ages.” “. . . used some great analogies to make great points.” “. . . Outstanding Presenter.”

 

What I’ve Learned from 9000 Years of Farming

If you’re looking for a fun way to celebrate and congratulate Farmers and the profession of Agriculture, you need look no further. This Keynote delivers a perfect combination of humor and insight wrapped up and delivered by a true southern storyteller. Randy Frazier was raised on the family farm in Arkansas County, Arkansas. But his […]

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Three Kinds of Courage: How to Listen, Learn and Lead 10-09-14

THREE KINDS OF COURAGE: HOW TO LISTEN, LEARN & LEAD

LSU Ag-Leadership Program
October 9, 2014 ~ Half-Day Seminar/Workshop
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
22 Participants ~ Contact: Bobby Soileau, Ph. D., Program Director

Quality and quantity of info:
4.90 = 98.2%

Manner in which presented:
4.90 = 98.2%

Relevance of subject:
4.73 = 94.5%

Degree expectations were met:
4.90 = 98.2%
By way of evaluation, participants were encouraged to finish the following open-ended sentence : “I would say this program . . .” (All responses have been included.)

“. . . was one of the best I’ve ever been a part of!” “. . . was just what the doctor ordered.” “. . . is a valuable component of our leadership training.” “. . . will help me become a better leader.” “. . . will help me more on becoming a better leader. I believe all that was taught today was helpful. I found it all helpful.” “. . . it was great!!” “. . . was extremely informative” “. . . was great. Different than any other I have ever received.” “. . . was an excellent program.” “. . . Fascinating!” “. . . will allow me to keep my inner well replenished.” “. . . opened my eyes to something I need to work on.”

Training aspects you felt were most helpful:

> Just about everything > I found it all helpful > Very Good – Listening > Very good at holding attention > The information and challenge to be courageous > Notebook with self-evaluation and goals > Drills to reinforce the message. Practical – about what I had never been exposed to or thought about > Made me think about the person I want to be in life in general, not just as a leader. > Figuring out what I needed to improve on. > Packet to follow along was helpful > Self-reflection > Materials, real examples, scientific but easy to understand, support activities, fill in the blanks in workbook > Examples of real-life leadership training > Partnered activities and group interaction, the finger, blind spot test > Active delivery, tangible take-away items > Videos and audio recordings >

Training aspects you felt were least helpful:

> The booklet. Good, but I’ll use it the least > Some parts were a little too quick to follow > Some of the PowerPoint lecture > Asking for assistance exercise > no issues > Fill in the blanks book. Just not my style. > Was too fast through slides about Declaration of Independence > None > None >