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On July12-14, LDI hosted the final Coaches' Summit of 2022 at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. In our partnership with other institutions in the University of Louisiana System, LDI is fortunate to host summits at other universities for our coaches that are based in North Louisiana. Through one-on-one coaching scenarios and stress management sessions using the LADDER model, our new team members are ready to join our veteran coaches in the field to make a positive change in the lives of educators throughout our state.
On July 5-7, LDI hosted the first Coaches' Summit of 2022 on LSU's campus. Veteran coaches assisted in the training process by giving advice from their experiences working with clients in the field and by facilitating mock coaching sessions with varying scenarios, stressors, and LADDER dispositions.
LDI partnered with the LSU Ambassadors to host the inaugural Next Generation Leaders Convention for local high school students. Participants left the workshop with a practical knowledge to strengthen their college and career readiness.
LDI hosted its inaugural Cadet Leadership Intensive Preservice Program with the Civil Air Cadets of Italy High School. In the leadership development program the cadets experienced LSU from a student perspective and assessed their leadership dispositions using LearnLADDER.
One of the key causes to stress in the workplace is lack of confidence in one's abilities, and that stress takes a toll on individual's physical health, mental health, and overall behavior. 98% of professionals concluded that they perform better when they believe in themselves, but how many professionals across all industries struggle with insecurity in their roles and fail to perform at their full potential? The most basic criteria for any type of job like work ethic and self-motivation are driven by confidence. Lack of workplace self-esteem paired with COVID's effects on motivation have stifled individual and team performance in businesses and organizations around the world.
No matter what professional sector you are in, every leader faces challenges and growing pains while trying to achieve in a constantly changing environment. There was no way to prepare for the many trials and turns that the pandemic has brought on professionals' daily lives. These challenges are even more difficult for those in leadership positions because they are looked to by others for guidance in times when no one knows what the future holds or what actions to take when the unexpected occurs. Even though leaders in organizations and professional industries of all types are going through changes, there are still foundational leadership practices that still prove to be effective in the workplace.
Executive Director of LDI Leslie Blanchard, PhD presented to the United Kingdom's Durham University School of Education. The research seminar program detailed LDI's mission of social impact through leadership development and GlobeLADDER, an international university collaboration for this year.
On March 1, Leslie Blanchard, PhD introduced LDI research and the signature LADDER model to Mendel University fo Brno, Czech Republic through leadership development assessment and group coaching.
Twana Yvette Hilton-Pitre, PhD, was named the assistant director of K-12 education for LSU's Leadership Development Institute.
LSU's Leadership Development Institute (LDI) has joined forces with Baton Rouge Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Foundation, a non-profit organization geared toward providing critical information and resources to ensure excellence in law enforcement practices and relations with the East Baton Rouge community. LDI is one of the two organizations providing commissioned research projects from local experts to advance knowledge in law enforcement and to support public safety within the state.
LSU Leadership Development Institute (LDI) is hosting its 2021 Coaches' Summit. LDI is looking for radically compassionate leaders within the educational system to help address and reduce burnout and turnover. The challenges of the teaching workforce have caused a critical shortage in education for decades and the onset of the pandemic has brought this crisis to an all time high. At the Leadership Development Institute Coaches' Summit, selected candidates will attend a 3 day training to become certified in the LDI signature coaching model. Included in coaching certification is the certification in the LADDER model. Once certified to be an LDI Coach, participants become staff of the institute, serving educators in schools across the state.
LSU Leadership Development Institute (LDI) is excited to take the Coaches Summit on the road to Northwestern State University. LDI is looking for the radical compassionates within the education system to help solve the overarching problem of teacher burnout and turnover. Applications are due June 1, 2021