Pursuing Victory With Honor Summit

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The 2017 Pursuing Victory with Honor Summit will be held on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at the University of Iowa.  

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Register early for a discount!
Register by September 18 for $30 per participant (a $10 savings per participant).

Featuring Keynote Speaker Nate Kaeding

Born and raised in the Iowa City/Coralville area, Nate was a three-sport athlete at Iowa City West High School and was named the Iowa High School Athlete of the Year in 2000 by the Des Moines Register after winning state championships in all three sports. He went on to attend the University of Iowa as a student-athlete and graduated with a BA in History and a Secondary Education Social Studies teaching certificate from the College of Education. As a collegiate athlete Nate was a football team captain, earned academic and athletic All-American honors, is the All-Time leading scorer in Iowa Football history, and was recently voted into the University of Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame.

Nate was the 65th overall selection in the 2004 NFL Draft. He went on to play nineseasons for the San Diego Chargers and was twice selected to the Pro Bowl. Upon retirement from the NFL in 2013, Nate moved back to Iowa City and completed his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Iowa Tippie School of Business.

Breakout sessions

Shared Goals and the Collective Good
Effective leaders commit to the shared goals and collective good of those they are leading.  It is vital that leaders understand the desired outcome of the team, and align their actions to achieving that goal.  Leaders demonstrate their commitment to a goal not in the setting of the goal, but through the repeated actions needed to reach the goal.  In this session, participants will break down their goals into small, achievable action steps that lead them to the desired outcome.

Motivate and Empower 
Effective leaders motivate through their words and works, empower others to be and do their best, and persuade others to you join you, believe in you, and buy into your vision.  Motivation and empowerment starts with connection; it is easier to motivate and empower those with whom we share a connection.  Participants will learn strategies to better connect with those they lead, as well as motivation and empowerment “Do’s and Don’t’s.”  Finally, participants will create plan for motivating and empowering others utilizing the CHAMP tool. 

Effective leaders must hold themselves and others accountable.  Participants in this session will learn strategies, like utilizing and Integrity-in-Action Checklist, which helps individuals hold themselves accountable, particularly when facing difficult decisions.  Students will be encouraged to think about their purpose as a leader, and how that purpose can help drive their decisions.  Participants will also learn how to apply Care-frontation strategies to make holding others accountable an easier, outcome-focused task.

Special thanks to our partners:

UnityPoint Health

University of Iowa

Iowa High School Sports Network


Link to Upcoming Classes
Your Character Minute
September 14, 2017
September 14, 2017