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Bloch Executive Series Seminars

Our seminars build leadership skills in a workshop environment where you can test assumptions and realize outcomes with peers.

Register for a single session, or enroll in a non-degree certificate series. No matter which option you choose, you’re making a smart investment in your future as a leader.

  • As an employee of the Federal Reserve Bank, you are eligible to complete a Leadership Development Certificate in partnership with Bloch Executive Education.

    For Federal Reserve Bank employees, the Federal Reserve Bank Leadership Development Certificate allows you flexibility to elect classroom-based coursework, pair with one-on-one leadership coaching, that will best support your learning and development goals.

    Additionally, you will be paired with a leadership coach who will customize an action planning guide specifically tailored to help you advance through your career.



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    Federal Reserve Bank – Leadership Development Certificate Includes:

    • The opportunity to work with subject matter experts to grow your leadership skills during four (4) Bloch Executive Series seminars
    • Personalized leadership coaching
    • Customized action planning guide
    • Course materials
    • Event parking
    • A light breakfast, coffee, and lunch during seminar dates
    • Official recognition of completion from the Henry W. Bloch School of Management at UMKC

    Once your registration has been processed, you will be contacted by Bloch Executive Education by email with further instruction on registering for individual seminars and meeting with your leadership coach. Participants may complete the program within 18 months of registration.

    Program Details

    Register for the program online, and a member of the Bloch Executive Education team will contact you by email to sign up for individual seminars of your choosing, as well as pair you with a coach.

    You have two years from the date of purchase to complete your certificate.

  • December 12, 13 and 14, 2023 | (8am – 4:00pm)
    – UMKC Bloch Executive Hall, 5108 Cherry Street, Kansas City, Missouri

    As we move from employee to supervisor, there are many critical leadership skills that are vital to your success and the success of your team. In this 3-day program, we will cover the basic career and power skills to give you a strong leadership foundation. The course will be a mix of facilitation, discussion, and practical application. You will leave with toolkits to continue your development.

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    Key Topics

    • Understanding the different types of leadership.
    • The shift from followership to leadership and the importance of both.
    • Critical leadership skills to shift in your role as supervisor.
    • Understand and create your own leadership philosophy.

    Join us for “Rising to Lead: New Supervisor Development” and embark on your journey to becoming a confident and effective leader. This workshop will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in your supervisory role while fostering your personal leadership style.

    Program Details

    Location and Parking:
    The sessions will be held at the UMKC Bloch Executive Hall, 5108 Cherry Street, Kansas City, Missouri. Parking details will be sent after registration.

    Cancellation & Transfer Policy:
    Seminar participants (or their organizational representative) should call or email Bloch Executive Education in order to change or cancel registrations. Cancellations made prior to 7 days from the seminar date are eligible for credit towards a future seminar but are ineligible for refund. Credit for future seminar is valid through the following seminar year. Seminar registrations may be transferred from one individual to another up to 7 days before any elected seminar. Cancellations made within 7 days from the seminar date are non-transferable and non-refundable. Bloch Executive Education reserves the right to make changes to the cancellation policy and transfer policy. The current policies will be posted on our website and will be observed regardless of previous policies or standards. “No-shows” are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

    Photo and Video Release:
    By attending the event, you are giving Bloch School of Management permission to use photos and videos from the workshop in future promotional materials.

    About the Instructor

    Dr. Katie Ervin, Founder & CEO, Catalyst Development is a vision-driven, goal-focused leader with a proven history of innovation and achievement. Throughout her career, she has established a reputation as a leadership expert and a transformational leader who is driven by challenge, undeterred by obstacles, and committed to furthering standards of excellence. Efficiency, project management, and organizational change while building trust throughout an organization is a strength.

    Her expertise encompasses all aspects of organizational administration and operations, from controlling costs and maximizing results to harnessing team strengths to improve overall performance. Further, her ability to build consensus among executive teams and stakeholders to promote transparency and influence positive change has been repeatedly proven. Throughout her career she has been successful in breaking down silos and assisting all in understanding the overarching needs of the organization.

    She is an enthusiastic mentor, coach and team member. She believes in lifelong learning and assisting people to continue their growth. She enjoys sharing her expertise and working with organizations to foster a positive culture utilizing self-determination theory. She believes it is critical for organizations to build employee loyalty and focus on organizational happiness.

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