Fremont Area Community Foundation, in partnership with the Fremont Area and River Country chambers of commerce, kicked off the 2015 Leadership Series last week. This series is designed for local professionals who are interested in honing their leadership skills, expanding their networks, and engaging in community change.

As an extension of the Community Foundation’s Community Partner Effectiveness initiative, the Leadership Series is an opportunity to provide additional learning resources for nonprofit leaders while also including the local business sector and other community leaders.

Programming began last week with the first of four free workshops. On May 5, Dave Medema of Pondera Associates presented on leading through change to two capacity crowds.

The remaining three workshops will be held at the Community Foundation and will each be offered twice: from 8:30-11 a.m. and again from 3:30-6 p.m. Workshops are free to attend but space is limited. Visit the links below for more information and to reserve your spot.

Public Speaking: How to Present Like a Pro!
May 21 | Zoe Carmichael
The fear of public speaking is often listed as the number one phobia of Americans, but how can we overcome it? This workshop will help you grow confidence and develop skills to conquer fear and develop thoughtful, organize, and tailored presentations. Both sessions of this workshop are now full.

Conflict Resolution and Mediation
September 10 | Warren Hills
Everything seems easier when people are getting along, but what happens when conflict arises? This workshop will help you develop conflict resolution skills, learn the art of mediation, and construct strategies to resolve conflict in the workplace and community.

Time Management: Managing Yourself Within the Time Available
November 5 | Dave Medema
Often we don’t need to manage time, we need to manage ourselves within the time available. This workshop will help you improve your personal relationship with time, delegate effectively, and set priorities.