He is simply a master teacher.
J. Patrick Murphy, DePaul International (testimonial)
Whether it's a university classroom, a conference plenary,
boardroom, or around a kitchen table, Mark's contagious enthusiasm, theatrical style, and sense
of humor make his actionable presentations come alive.
No matter what the content - keynotes or customized presentations, one offs or
courses - and no matter what the duration, Mark is dedicated to the learner
through spot-on media, engaging delivery, and give-and-take interactions. His
mastery was recognized at Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of
Business through the Mandel Teaching Award and during his tenure years as a Full
Teaching Professor at DePaul University School of Public Service, he was
consistently ranked by students as the most effective professor.
Emerging Leaders Program
loved Dr. Light’s
We all know how hard it is to find top performers for open positions. Wouldn't it be better to select from a ready pool of highly-motivated, knowledgeable, and talented candidates? Candidates that you already know are ready to advance? And the way to make that happen starts with the Emerging Leaders Program! Think of it as an honors seminar for up-and-comers led by a master teacher who is also a certified leadership coach and a seasoned chief executive with a Ph.D. in leadership and change.
The ELP equips participants with pragmatic skills for success. Each ELP is completed in one week with three half-day, hands-on learning workshops and two on-site one-on-one coaching sessions. Each workshop contains a mix of content, discussion, and hands-on practice. A recommended fourth workshop is available 3-4 weeks later. Please follow this link for more information.
Sustainable Strategy Program
Don't miss this opportunity.
Matt Pieper, Executive Director, Open Hand, Atlanta (testimonial)
The Sustainable Strategy Program achieves powerful mission impact and bottom-line results for agencies. Subscribing to Michael Porter's advice that "the essence of strategy is choosing what not to do" (1996) and built upon Mark Light's Results Now book, the right answers come from five questions: Why, Where to go tomorrow, What gets done today, Who does what, and When did it happen.
The SSP is cohort-based action learning to build long-term organization capacity. Up to five agencies (each one brings as many as four top-level people) to learn about and build sustainable strategy for their agencies. Each SSP includes four all-day, hands-on learning sessions spread across a twelve-week period. Between sessions, participants receive on-site teaching, coaching, and training to support their work on "assignments" for the next session. In the last session, attendees deliver their final pitch to a panel of funders and influencers.
All – not most, not some – of
the participants were enthusiastic.
The Strategic Board
Thank you for the tremendous job facilitating our Board
retreat. You hit it out of the ballpark.
The Strategic Board takes trustees to a new level of performance. In this this eye-opening and interactive workshop based upon his best-selling book, participants discover the Four Complaints, Seven Realities, Five Great Questions, and Two Easy Fixes of governance. In addition, participants will build rock-solid duties and standards of conduct for the board, board member, and the executive director. The retreat will also clarify what and how many committees should help the board accomplish its duties (hint: you can count them with one hand). Finally, board members will revisit the mission and generate ideas for future strategies. All in about six hours of highly energized activity that stays on topic, is fun, and accomplishes a great deal.
Finding George Bailey
Wow, what great energy!
He is underpaid and overworked, his organization lives from payroll to payroll, and he is saddled with hard working, loyal, but not always competent staff. He is George Bailey, the central character in Frank Capra’s classic It’s a Wonderful Life. In this uplifting and always practical workshop with film clips, Mark Light challenges the myth of the larger-than-life heroic leader and instead introduces George Bailey as a purposeful, strategic, driven, adaptive difference maker – a wonderful leader with a wonderful life. It’s year-round wonderful, but also a perfect holiday treat that delivers real results.
"You're a rockstar at our program!"
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