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Staff Leadership Workshop

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What you will learn

Staff Leadership Workshop: A Habit of Excellence

Virtues are formed in man by his doing the actions - Aristotle

"Completed Staff Work" — providing a recommendation to the manager — where nothing needs to be added. It is a finished product where the leader needs only to make a decision.

Individual contributors who assist the principals in an organization and who are looking to increase their value. Promotion into leadership is learned through follower-ship demonstrated in Staff Leadership.

The seminars will cover the art and science and practice of providing advice to the decision maker.
The staffer will learn the steps in the Staff Leadership Workshop: the presentation of a path to solve a problem. At the conclusion the attendee will learn how to provide well thought-out support to the leader to accomplish organizational goals.

Leaders today have an overload of information and options. Good staff can act as a filter to separate the valuable ‘signal' from the distracting ‘noise.' Managers need mature researchers to gather, analyze and consider options then to make a signature-ready recommendation. Leaders do not have time to do these tasks. This takes training.

However, quality instruction for staff is beyond the budgets of most not-for-profits. We are hosting this seminar to help sister organizations become more effective in the execution of their respective goals.

Managers will learn to lead their followers — and followers will learn to lead their managers.
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Starts Friday, April 12

Fri 12:   10:00 AM  - 2:00 PM EDT


Leadership Institute
Steven P.J. Wood Building
1101 N Highland St
Arlington, VA 22201 Map




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What graduates say

Eric Dell

Eric Dell

Chief of Staff for Congressman Joe Wilson

"I encourage people to use the Leadership Institute as a way to network within conservative circles and a way to enhance their leadership skills. I always recommend LI's employment placement service to people searching for a job on Capitol Hill."

Mitch McConnell

Mitch McConnell

US Senator (R-KY), Senate Majority Leader

"Thanks to you (Morton) and everyone who has served on your staff. There are countless conservatives making a difference in public policy across the country. As one of your earliest students, I know firsthand what a wonderful foundation the Leadership Institute's education provides for someone involved in public service"

Your faculty

Jack Yoest

Jack Yoest

Founder of Management Training of DC

John Wesley (Jack) Yoest Jr., is a Clinical Assistant Professor at The Catholic University of America. Professor Yoest is a senior business mentor in high-technology, medicine, non-profit and new media consulting.

His expertise is in management training and development, operations, sales, and marketing. He has worked with clients in across the USA, India and East Asia.

Professor Yoest is the author of The Memo: How the Classified Military Document That Helped the U.S. Win WWII Can Help You Succeed in Business published by Post Hill Press distributed by Simon & Schuster.

He has been published by Scripps-Howard, National Review Online, The Business Monthly, The Women's Quarterly and other outlets. He was a columnist for Small Business Trends, and The Stream.

His publications are linked here:

Professor Yoest served as a gubernatorial appointee in the Administration of Governor James Gilmore in the Commonwealth of Virginia. During his tenure in state government, he acted as the Chief Technology Officer for the Secretary of Health and Human Resources where he was responsible for the successful Year 2000 (Y2K) conversion for the 16,000-employee unit.

He also served as the Assistant Secretary for Health and Human Resources, acting as the Chief Operating Officer of the $5 billion budget. Prior to this post, Professor Yoest managed entrepreneurial, start-up ventures, which included medical device companies, high technology, software manufacturers, and business consulting companies.

His experience includes managing the transfer of patented biotechnology from the National Institutes of Health to his client, which enabled the company to raise $25 million in venture capital funding. He served as Vice President of Certified Marketing Services International, an ISO 9000 business-consulting firm, where he assisted international companies in human resource certification.

And he also served as President of Computer Applications Development and Integration (CADI), the premier provider of software solutions for the criminal justice market.

Professor Yoest served with Menlo Care, a start-up medical device manufacturer. While at Menlo, Mr. Yoest was a part of the team that moved sales from zero to over $12 million that resulted in a buy-out by a medical division of Johnson & Johnson.

Professor Yoest is a former Captain in the United States Army having served in Combat Arms. He earned an MBA from George Mason University and completed graduate work in the International Operations Management Program at Oxford University.

He has been active on a number of Boards and has competed in 26.2-mile marathon runs. Professor Yoest and his wife, Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D., is Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Resources, a trillion dollar secretariat.

They live in the Washington, DC area with their five children. Their eldest daughter is an NCAA National Crew Champion at The University of Virginia, now at The Weekly Standard. Their eldest son was a pitcher and CAA Champion at The College of William & Mary now a 2nd LT in Army Aviation. Their middle daughter rows and is a Patriot League medalist studying physics at Bucknell University. Their two younger children are uncommitted.