Leadership Certificate

Leadership Certificate Program

NAFA Leadership Development Institute
Leadership Certificate Program

Presented by Commander Mary C. Kelly, US Navy
Wherever you are in your organization, you are a leader. 
You lead your clients to make good decisions and you influence and inspire the people around you. Leadership, like any other skill, can be improved with the right training, development, and practice. Whether you are an experienced senior executive or just beginning your career, this two-day program will accelerate your ability to connect with others, make a deeper impact on those around you, and be more influential and effective both at home and at work.
Participants will receive 100 pages of materials and resources in an easy-to-use workbook that guarantees you leave with a host of take-home tips to implement immediately.  Participants who complete the program will receive a $200 gift card, a copy of Mary’s book Why Leaders Fail and the 7 Prescriptions for Success, and a printed certificate of completion to display.

Click to view Dr. Mary Kelly discussing her I&E program. 


Day 1:

Keynote Presentation
Tuesday, August 31, 9:00–10:30 a.m.
6-5-7: The 6 Stages of Any Crisis, the 5 Techniques to
P.I.V.O.T. Through It, and 7 Reminders to Lead Proactively Out of It
Do your people understand the six stages of a crisis? Do your leaders recognize the stage their people are in, and do they react appropriately? Are your leaders leading or just hoping for the right outcomes? 

To successfully lead people through and out of a crisis, first, we have to understand the 6 stages of the crisis. Then, learn how to implement the five ways to pivot through the crisis. And finally, apply seven leadership reminders to lead out of the crisis.

Tuesday, August 31, 1:00–5:00 p.m.
Master Your World: 10 Leadership Lessons to Improve Productivity and Communication
In the Master Your World program, learn how to create more of an impact on the people around you.  Then, focus in on how to get more of the right actions from the people you work with, how to provide feedback that is both welcome and impactful, and how to be perceived as an expert in your field.
A survey of over 100,000 people has found that the chief complaint employees had about their organizations, their supervisors, and their organizations leadership was a lack of helpful, timely, and reliable information.  We all think we are good at communication and we are mostly wrong.  Communication is not what we do, say, or send out in an email. Communication is all about how the receiver understands the information we intend.
Topics include:

  • How to communicate so others pay attention to what you say
  • How to lead your boss
  • How to exhibit the characteristics the people around you need from you
  • How to encourage others to maximize their strengths
  • How to set other people up for their best success
  • How to encourage different perspectives and create a culture of respect
  • How to leave your negativity in the parking lot, even on a really bad day
  • How to differentiate between inconveniences and problems in the workplace
  • How to maximize your own personal and professional productivity
Day 2 Breakout
Wednesday, September 1,  2:00–5:00 p.m.

All About You and the Seven Prescriptions for Leadership Success
Day two starts with a personality assessment to help you understand how you react under stress as well as how those around you can best work with you. Most participants take this exercise back to their workplace to share with their teams to better understand the people around them. Learn how and why you react the way you do, and what your intrinsic motivators are.
Lead, don’t just react! The past 18 months have been difficult. We understand. There will always be challenges. Leaders know that it is helpful to understand not just the six stages of any crisis, challenge, or change but also how people react in these intense situations.  Most people remain in stages 1 through 4, because they do not know how to get to stages 5 and 6. Learn the tools to help you make the shift to leading instead of reacting during any change or challenge and walk away with proven techniques and tactics to pivot in ways that make people more effective and more resilient.
Next, explore the Seven Prescriptions for Success. This interactive examination of how our own leadership affects our effectiveness with the people around us is 100% confidential, can be done on your phone or computer during this session. As we delve into your results, we focus on the seven critical (and common) mistakes that oftentimes create large impacts that sabotage the effectiveness of any leader. You will explore the solutions to overcome those seven areas to become an even better leader.
The seven areas of focus include:
  1. Creating the right vision with clear and compelling goals
  2. Keeping and building trust
  3. Being an empathetic leader
  4. Practicing consistency and fairness
  5. Motivating and managing teams
  6. Generating and garnering respect in the workplace
  7. Developing confidence without arrogance
Conclude by summarizing takeaways and focusing on success and accountability for the remainder of 2021; as well as what needs to happen in 2022. Participants will use the 12-Month Business Success and Accountability Planner to create a personalized plan to move forward starting in September 2021.
Focus on:
  1. Setting and achieving goals that matter
  2. Actions that will move our business and our career forward
  3. Ways to delegate, even when no one works for you
  4. Creating your competitive and comparative advantage
  5. Building your own community of experts who can help you
  6. Ending the cycle of procrastination
  7. Being accountable for our success in a way that works


About the Speaker

Mary Kelly, Ph.D., CSP, CDR, US Navy Ret.

Mary Kelly spent 25 years on active duty in the Navy, improving efficiency and effectiveness.  As an economist, corporate strategist, and leadership development expert, Mary makes leadership learning and achieving success entertaining and enjoyable.

Author of 15 business and leadership books including, The Five-Minute Leadership Guide, 15 Ways to Grow Your Business in Every Economy, Money Smart, Why Leaders Fail and the 7 Prescriptions for Success, 5-Minutes Per Week and 52 Weeks to Building a Better Business, and Who Comes Next? Leadership Succession Planning Made Easy, Mary can be physically found near her dogs, and online at ProductiveLeaders.com.
Mary is a frustrated comedienne who drinks way too much coffee.

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