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Leading with Courage Training

Leading with Courage

Instructor: Dr. Jill Thorngren Ph.D. and Dr. Kendra Kattleman Ph.D., RDV, LN, FAND
When: Postponed until further notice
Where: Community College for Sioux Falls, Room FSC1 106
$475 per person; $400 per person for groups of 3 or more

Who should attend: Professionals looking to lead the business world with courage

Courage is a skill all of us hold. The difference is in whether or not we choose to use it. Those who lead with courage have a unique advantage that benefits their entire organization and industry.

To solve problems in an ever changing market, leaders will be challenged to strategize with non-traditional tactics and methods. That’s where this training, Leading with Courage, solves the problem. Courageous leaders learn how to empower people, build relationships and develop a culture of success within the context of their organizational mission.

It takes courage to:

  • Tolerate discomfort and move through it anyway
  • Hold one’s self and others accountable to perform at the highest levels of capability
  • Seek expertise in others
  • Own your strengths and know your weaknesses
  • Provide feedback that promotes growth
  • Focus and follow through on what matters most

Training can be delivered in a coaching or workshop format:

  • Coaching typically includes a two-day retreat and follow up sessions that allow for in-depth work on specific organizational challenges and opportunities.
  • Workshops are 4-6 hours in length and feature an overview of the concepts.

Participants can expect the following takeaways:

  • Experiential learning opportunities targeted toward personal and professional growth
  • Focused insight and a follow up plan on what is most important to them/their organization for the next 12 months
  • Understanding of what constitutes a ‘smart’ and ‘healthy’ organization and ways to develop them
  • Strategies to assess and enhance the context, people, and relationships within their organizations


Meet Our Instructors

Jill Thorngren, Ph.D., is Dean of the College of Education and Human Sciences at South Dakota State University. She is a Professor of Counseling and is licensed as a clinical professional counselor, marriage and family therapist, and a certified executive coach. In addition to academia, Jill has worked in private practice for over 23 years counseling and coaching couples, families, individuals and leaders. She is certified in the Hogan Assessment system, Profile XT Assessment system and has Level I and Level II certification in Making Change Happen and Leading Change in High Stakes from the Kantor Institute and Dialogix, Ltd in Boston, MA.

Jill’s expertise is in systems work, which she has applied to organizational and leadership development. Her Context, People, Relationship approach recognizes each component of the system as a possible leverage point for change. She is adept at empowering team members and facilitating clear communication across teams with the overall goal of aligning team members with the direction and goals of their organization and brand.

Kendra Kattelmann, Ph.D., RDN, LN, FAND is a Distinguished Professor and Department Head of Health and Nutritional Sciences at South Dakota State University. She has been a registered dietitian since 1978 and served in the U.S. Military and practiced in the private sector prior to starting her academic career at South Dakota State University in 1997. Kendra has had numerous management and leadership roles throughout her career. Prior to assuming the Department Head duties, she was the Director, Didactic Program in Dietetics responsible for curriculum and program management of 100 plus students. She was also successful in obtaining and managing large research projects including management of large hospital food service operations. Kendra also completed a successful military career retiring as a Colonel. One of her numerous positions during her Army career was an instructor for Intermediate Leadership Course (formerly known as the Command and General Staff College) focusing on concepts of management and leadership development. Additionally while in the military she collaborated in the establishment of the Army’s masters dietetic internship program.