May 3, 2018

Interactive One-Day Workshop

Effective Leadership – Making the Most of Your Style to Lead Strategically

Leadership is different than management.  Leadership is required to set a company on the right path by developing a bold and clear vision, aligning key resources to create a plan to support the vision, and then executing the plan to achieve the vision. You have a leadership style you use every day whether you realize it or not.  Is it as effective as you want it to be, or would you like to improve as a leader? 

This one-day workshop provides you with a straightforward three part model for achieving the results you should be achieving as a leader. Prior to the workshop you will complete a leadership assessment that will be reviewed in detail in the workshop.  You will also identify the areas that you believe you need to improve on as a leader.  Using the assessment, and your inputs, the workshop contents will be adjusted to provide hands-on exercises to help you improve as a leader.  At the end of the day, you will have developed a practical action plan to help you achieve your leadership goals, reduce your personal stress, and improve the organization you work for.



  • Mid-level and senior managers or those transitioning into managerial roles across functional areas including, but not limited to operations, R&D, engineering, finance, marketing, HR, across all industries



  • Identify your personal leadership style
  • Discover your most effective leadership role
  • Improve as a leader with the help of hands-on exercises
  • Walk away with a personalized Leadership Action Plan
  • Learn best practices for achieving your leadership goals
  • Earn 6.5 HRCI credits and 0.8 CEUs


$450 per participant

UCF Alumni, non-profit organization, and multiple-registration discounts also available. more info


Effective Strategy is Realized Through Effective Leadership




Robert L. Porter, Ph.D., is an accomplished leader in business development and implementing strategic leadership. He earned his Ph.D. at UCF’s College of Business Administration focus on Entrepreneurship and Strategy. He is the Executive Director of the UCF Executive Development Center and he regularly teaches in UCF’s Executive & Professional MBA programs. Prior to joining academe, he enjoyed an illustrious career with General Electric, NCR Power Systems, and AT&T, along with numerous start-ups and entrepreneurial ventures. He also was Chief Operating Officer and member of the organizing team that founded and then successfully sold a community bank.


Workshop Overview

Thursday, May 3, 2018

8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.


  • Introductions
  • Leadership Overview
  • Your Individual Leadership Behavioral Style – DiSC
  • Leadership Development Framework – VAE
  • Vision – How Leaders Create and Sustain Direction
  • Alignment – How Leaders Align Key Resources
  • Execution – How Leaders Get Things Done
  • VAE Summary
  • Leadership Case
  • Summary and Q&A





“Dr. Porter delivers an outstanding workshop, providing leaders and would-be leaders invaluable tools for organizational & business success. The presentation is richly illustrated with actual cases and the lessons are reinforced by hand-on applications.”

— Tom Duncan, Systems Director, The Aerospace Corporation

“I recommend the Leadership workshop to any current manager/leader or individual who is moving into a leadership role to gain simple yet highly effective tools to succeed and grow within an organization.”

— Rodney Gutierrez, Director of Sales, Orange County Convention Center

“Leadership was one of the greatest courses I have attended in the last 20 years. The most productive part of the course was the case study for groups of attendees.”

— John Garcia, Business Manager, Conpilog Int. Co.

“The Leadership workshop was an incredible experience that provided a great platform for me to become a more effective leader and think more strategically. I would highly recommend this workshop to anyone interested in growing their capability to lead and manage a team or a business.”

— Gary Stafford, Partnership Director, Ultimate Staffing Company


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