USPS® Leadership 103
  Leadership in the 21st Century  
LDComm Main

          For more information contact Stf/C Harold W. O'Briant Jr., JN ,   252-241-4328 or

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When:        Friday, 24 February 2017

Where:       Seminar at Rosen Centre Hotel
                   9840 International Drive Orlando, FL 32819-

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Mission:     Continue developing District and Squadron members as leaders and role models.  Provide leadership development for members of other organizations.

Prerequisites:  This is an advanced course.  USPS Leadership LD 101 and LD 102 completion are both prerequisites for attendance. No advance preparation is required.

Learning Objectives:
Media:  PowerPoint slides - Group Live (instructor presenting materials with student interaction)
Materials:  Detailed course notes provided to each student
Activities:  Team exercises and practice case studies
Certificate:  Successful students will receive a certificate.
Participants:  All USPS members are encouraged to attend and public participation will be permitted
Fee:  The Board of Directors voted a $50 supplement towards the $99 cost per student for classes held in 2017.  All students will be charged $49.00 for each class.
Maximum Attendance:  40 - minimum attendance 10  Registration Cutoff - 9 January 2017.
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Introduction and Ice-breaker  9:15am - 9:30am

Module 1:  9:30am - 11:00am: (break included):  Leadership Knowledge and Skills - re-affirm the fundamentals of leadership covered in LD101 and LD102

Break: 10:45am - 11:00 am

Module 2: 11:00am - 12:15pm:  Teambuilding Techniques - methods for developing and managing high-performance work teams and committees

Break: 12:15pm - 1:15pm - Working Lunch (begin Case Study)

Module 3: 1:15pm - 2:45pm:  Problem Solving - Develop goals and an action plan to address a typical squadron challenge - hands on application using the knowledge and skills gained in LD101 and LD102 as well as Modules 1 and 2 of this seminar.

Break: 2:45pm - 3:00pm

Module 4: 3:00pm - 3:30pm:  Operations Training:  The Commander's Department, Jobs, Responsibilities and Committees. Brief Review of Operations Manual. This module is specifically designed for the Commander
Module 5: 3:30pm - 4:00pm:  Planning and Executing Effective Meetings - Styles, Meetings and Conflict Resolution
  • Using your own leadership style for conducting effective meetings
  • Problem solving in a meeting environment (review of handling conflict in a public forum)

Closing, Evaluation and Follow-up 4:00pm - 4:15pm

Module 6: 4:00pm - 4:15pm:  Closing - One More Story and Complete Evaluations

What Students Say about this course:
  • The review of motivational models and motivation in USPS was very useful.
  • The tools for building membership development will help me with my squadron.
  • The Case Study presented a number of problems that were worth discussing.
  • I really enjoyed working with other members on my team.
  • The Nominating Committee section was excellent!
  • I learned some new tips on handling conflict during meetings.
  • I will be able to immediately apply the skills learned in this class.
  • On a scale of 1 to 5, members rate the "value for money" they received from participating in this training an average of 4.7 based on their costs for attending i.e. time, travel, hotel, meals, and course fee where 5 is the highest.

Course Facilitator: R/C Anita F. Walker, JN

Anita is the Chair of the National Leadership Development Committee, a Certified Instructor, and an Operations Training Program presenter. She teaches Instructor Development and the Public Boating Course.  Anita has a BS in Economics from the University of Illinois and an MBA in Operations Management from Illinois Benedictine University.  During her manufacturing/consulting days, Anita was on the national training team employee faculty for Johnson and Johnson, Coopers & Lybrand, Gemini Consulting and KPMG.   Subjects included: Leadership Development, Team Building, Quality, Operations/Supply Chain Improvement, Organizational Structure and Strategy, Organizational Turnaround, Safety and other manufacturing/government topics.

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Please call or email to indicate your interest:
The course will be held on Friday 24 February 2017.
Contact Stf/C Harold O'Briant, JN  252-241-4328 or