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The Leader as Coach: It's Not Optional

  • 19 Jun 2014
  • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Butler University – Robertson Hall (The Johnson Room) 4600 Sunset Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208


  • CIASTD is proud to offer one educational program per month, January through October, from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

    CIASTD members pay $25/program and non-members pay $35/program. Registration fees are nonrefundable.
  • CIASTD is proud to offer one program per month, January through October, from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
    Registration fees are non-refundable.

    CIASTD non-members pay $35./program and members pay $25./program.

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The Leader as Coach: It's Not Optional

Thursday, July 17

8am to 9:30am

Registration: 7:30am – 8:00am


Because people come from a variety of backgrounds, with their own unique values and beliefs, leaders need to have a variety of coaching tools at their disposal.   Being able to confidently address challenging situations in your work teams is not an optional skill: it is essential.   And, being able to foster the development of your best and brightest employees is not just ‘nice to do’; it is central to being an effective leader who grows exceptional talent.

This practical workshop will address your role as coach to your team, and to the individuals in your team. We will explore coaching models and approaches (briefly) and dive into examples / case studies that bring to life the week to week challenges that require our commitment to developing others, and necessarily draw on our effective coaching skills.

You will leave this applied workshop with a deeper understanding of what coaching is, and is not; what best practice coaching includes; what ‘your model’ of coaching is, and how it fits your leadership style/approach; and what tools you can use to become a more effective coach to individual employees and your team(s).

Session Leader – Bill O’Donnell

Bill is the former Director of Graduate Programs for Butler’s College of Business. In that role he was responsible for the school’s MBA and MPAcc Programs. In addition, Bill continues his work as a lecturer in the MBA Leadership concentration of Butler’s MBA Program. Beyond his MBA administrative and teaching roles at Butler, Bill continues to serve as a core faculty partner in Butler’s Corporate & Executive Education organization, leading the Organizational & Talent Development practice, working with corporations in the areas of employee and executive selection systems, leadership assessment and development, leadership and business coaching, employee engagement, and executive team building.

Prior to joining Butler in 2006, Bill spent over 30 years in various Human Resource leadership roles, including 25 years as a Worldwide Partner with Mercer Consulting where his duties included heading the Global Human Capital practice. He also spent 4 years as ATA Airlines Senior Vice president of Human Resources, joining ATA immediately before September 11th.

Bill has his undergraduate degree in Economics from Purdue University and his Master of Arts in Organizational Development and Leadership from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul Minnesota.

We hope you will join us as Bill shares his knowledge and experience.


$25 Members
$35 NonMembers


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