Developing a Leadership Mindset

1 full day  |  .6 CEUs l 6 PDUs l 6.0 CPEs Personal Development
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This program is designed for those interested in developing the foundation necessary for developing influence and a leadership presence. It is useful for those in supervisory and managerial positions, project and program managers as well as individual performers who know the importance of demonstrating leadership skills personally and professionally. You can go to the next level in your leadership impact quotient.

Course overview with instructor Dr. Robert Preziosi


Program Description

~  Three ways for influencing others
~  Accountability and the importance of accountability for a leader and the members of the organization
~  The pathway to build the foundation for sustainable leadership skills
~  How to energize your staff
~  How to shift your behavior to the "leadership road"
~  The importance of situational variables
~  Ways to build the values organizations want

Learning Outcomes

~  Empower yourself and your staff
~  Begin the journey to develop your leadership skills
~  Become more effective at influencing others
~  Assess how to work with groups and teams to accomplish organizational objectives
~  Determine the importance of embracing change
~  Discuss how to become effective in an ambiguous environment
~  Develop the skills necessary to move from a manager or supervisor to a leader


This program is designed for managers and supervisors; Business owners; Business Executives; Directors in government and NGOs; and anyone wanting to think and act like a leader

Program Dates / Locations

While this course is not scheduled at this time, any of the executive education programs offered by the Hudson Center of Entrepreneurship and Executive Education (HCEEE) can be delivered to your organization either in our classroom or at your location. Please contact us for more information.

Program Fee

Fee of $395 includes tuition and instructional materials.


Robert Preziosi, DPA

Dr. Preziosi is a professor of management with the School of Business and Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University. In December of 2000, he was named "Professor of the Decade." In 1997, he received the school's first "Excellence in Teaching Award." Among other capacities, Bob has served as human resources director, line manager, business school dean, and leadership training administrator. He has been vice president of management development and training for a Fortune 50 company. Bob's consulting experience spans all levels of management in organizations such as American Express, AT&T, and Chubb, as well as numerous government agencies, hospitals, and banks.

Dennis Lucas, MA

Dennis Lucas has more than 24 years of progressive management experience with emphasis on training and development, human resource management, client performance improvement, customer service, negotiation, and sales training. His firm's training and development projects have ranged from services for local businesses, to the design and implementation of a strategic plan for human resource development and training within a $7.5 billion corporation. Lucas has consulted with clients including: J.M. Family Enterprises, Cisco Systems, AT&T, Bell South, Sunbeam, and The North Broward Hospital District.

During the 1990s Lucas was a teacher and trainer with the famed Dale Carnegie Corporation. Areas of specialty include: leadership, team building, interpersonal skills, sales and marketing, customer service, employee retention, public speaking, communications, negotiation, stress control, and time management.

Lucas is himself an entrepreneur and business leader with a track record of establishing enterprises from start-up through development stages and to successful sale of the enterprise. In the 1980s his leadership is credited with the expansion of a firm providing services to 5 star resort hotels, from 3 locations to more than 30 locations State wide with 250 employees and $11-million in revenues. More recently Lucas established a retailing enterprise in the hospitality industry. Again, in a single decade, that enterprise grew from one location to twenty-two units, with 160 employees, producing over $10-million of business each year.

Professor Lucas has a baccalaureate degree in Human Resource Management, and a Masters in Leadership and Communication.

Comments From Past Participants

"I highly recommend all managers take this course. The course materials will be used in my workplace with managers and staff."
Mary McDuffie, Accountant, Broward County | Water & Waste Services

"Bob Preziosi is an expert in his field. Every leader should attend this course"
Michelle Ifill-Johnson, Vice President - Administration | Migrafill Security International Ltd.

"Use of real world events are always a plus and the instructor used them which made the class more interesting."
Jackie Garraway-Rau, Director - Supply Chain Technology | Southern Wine & Spirits

"Opened my eyes to a different way of approaching innovation and the leadership required."
Evan Benrubi, Vice President | First American Real Estate Solutions

"Bob did an excellent job of keeping our interest and motivating us to get the most out of the program."
Joseph Anzalone, President | Boca Pharmacal

Course Customization

Using core programs, we can customize the material to fit your corporate training needs. With our extensive resources and program facilitators, we will design a program that is tailored to fit your specified objectives and requirements.

Substitution, Cancellation, Fee and Transfer Policies

We realize that occasionally you need to cancel your registration. You can substitute another individual in your place at any time prior to the first day of a program.

If you wish to receive a credit toward a future program: we will allow you to transfer you registration to a future date of the same program you are enrolled in currently, provided we receive written notice two weeks prior to the start date of the class you are currently registered in. You are permitted to re-register only one time.

If you wish to receive a refund: written cancellations received 30 calendar days before a program begins will be issued a full refund, less a $150.00 processing fee; written cancellations received 6 to 29 calendar days prior to the start of a program will get 50 percent of the registration fee refunded. We apologize but we cannot provide a refund if we receive your written cancellation in five or fewer business days prior to the start of the program.

In the event of non-payment, the responsibility for any fees incurred in collecting the payment is the responsibility of the customer.

Fees and dates are subject to change without notice.

Contact Information

For additional program information, please contact us at:

Hudson Center of Entrepreneurship and Executive Education
H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue, Carl DeSantis Building, Suite 2088
Fort Lauderdale-Davie, FL 33314
Tel: 954.262.5137
Toll Free: 800.672.7223, ext. 25137
Fax: 954.262.3188

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