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2019 CLM Registration


What is the Contemporary Leadership & Management (CLM) Program? Utilizing contemporary leadership and management models, this training program focuses on competencies and techniques designed to improve job performance, increase personal commitment and fulfillment, and achieve organizational success.


Why should your cooperative or company send staff to these workshops?  It is important to invest in your employees. A Forbes article says, “People care if you take a genuine interest in their future. It helps build loyalty, and loyalty increases productivity. Good, talented people naturally want to advance, and appreciate meaningful support in the process.”


Who can attend?  All Employees - at any level - from those just beginning their careers with the cooperative to those who have years of experience working for the cooperative.


How many CLM workshops are offered in 2019?  A total of 7 workshops are scheduled throughout the year. Scroll down to see the schedule and to register for the workshops.


Are there any pre-requisites required?   These workshops are designed as stand-alone sessions. There are no pre-requisites. An employee may join the program at any time and take the workshops in any order. 


Does this program offer a certification?    Yes, there are two certificate levels.  Participation in the Certificate Program is optional.

  • Certificate of Completion, Level I:   Awarded upon completion of a total of 6 workshops. 

  • Certificate of Completion, Level II:   Awarded upon completion of a total of 9 additional workshops.


Can I receive continuing professional education credit for my attendance?   Yes, documentation confirming your attendance will be provided upon request. State boards have final authority on the acceptance of these continuing professional education credits.


Who facilitates these workshops?  Sam Bruce, Master Professional Career Advisor, owner of Sapient Business Solutions, and a consultant to the University of Richmond’s Center for Career Management facilitates each workshop. He has designed and delivered these workshops to cooperative employees since 2011. Sam is a 30-year veteran of manufacturing leadership and brings that expertise to your staff.


VMDAEC Member Fee: $325 - $375
VMDAEC Non-Member Fee: $400 - $450
Cost depends on the number of attendees and includes workshop materials, lunch and continuous snacks and beverages.

Right now, all of the workshops will be held at the VA, MD & DE Association of Electric Cooperatives.
     4201 Dominion Blvd.
     Glen Allen, VA 23060

**Some classes may be moved to the VMDAEC Training Center in Palmyra. A communication will go out if anything changes.

**Want a large group to attend a workshop? We can bring the class to your organization!**

Hotels: Please refer to the 2019 Corporate Guest Room Rate Directory for discounted guest room rates negotiated by the Association. Many hotels offer a complimentary breakfast to overnight guests. When making your reservation, please refer to the booking code in order to receive the best possible rate.


2019 Contemporary Leadership & Management Workshops:


Time & Location


Workshop Description

January 17, 2019

Deadline to register: Monday,
January 14th

9:00 am –

3:30 pm

Personality & Organizational Behavior

Did you know that your personality characteristics are a significant factor in achieving your cooperative's goals? Designed as an interactive survey course, this workshop focuses on the development of strategies and behaviors that are consistent with achieving organizational goals and career satisfaction. 
CPE: 6.6 credits*

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Deadline to register: Monday, February 18th

9:00 am –

3:30 pm

Mentoring & Coaching

Although most of us see employee development as someone else's problem, the fact is that most of us have to teach and/or train others to do various aspects of the job. The degree to which we succeed is based on our skills to mentor and coach others. In this workshop, we will learn to strengthen our coaching skills and habits, as well as recognize personality traits that impact development and communication effectiveness.
CPE: 6.6 credits*


March 13, 2019

Deadline to register: Thursday, March 7th

9:00 am –

3:30 pm

Leadership as a Practice

During this workshop, we will explore the essential elements of good leadership, develop techniques to positively influence others and attract followers while developing a process to improve your personal followership and leadership skills.
CPE: 6.6 credits*

May 23, 2019

Deadline to register: Monday, May 20th

9:00 am –

3:30 pm

Leadership through Communication

Communication is the greatest challenge confronting all leaders. In this workshop, we will actively participate in exercises designed to test our communication skills and understand barriers like body language, tone, pace and locations. This workshop will provide you with tools to increase your communications effectiveness.
CPE: 6.6 credits*

August 22, 2019

Deadline to register: Monday, August 19th

9:00 am –

3:30 pm

Tools & Methods of Leadership

In this workshop, we will explore the motivators for work performance. We will look at leadership styles and identify which leadership styles work best under the given circumstances. We will explore the "safe" work environment and how people react to development, discipline and follow-up. This workshop will provide you with key elements of leadership engagement and outcomes.
CPE: 6.6 credits*

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Deadline to register: Monday, October 14th

9:00 am –

3:30 pm

Managing Up

Managing up is a skill that when exercised helps us influence our superiors to consider our views. Managing up is a set of tools and skills designed to improve the outcomes for your individual and team's efforts. It focuses on the concept of communication, follow-up and follow-through. When employed, these tools improve our engagement effectiveness and provides critical information for success.
CPE: 6.6 credits*

November 21, 2019

Deadline to register: Monday, November 18th

9:00 am –

3:30 pm

Continuous Improvement

Although most of us want to get better at what we do, we sometimes fail because we do not have a clearly-defined plan and ways to measure our progress towards success. This workshop introduces the concept of metrics as a way to evaluate our effectiveness and continuous improvement. Metrics come in many forms but are effective if the viewer understands both the goal and the current status. Past metrics are used as predictors of future performance. They can be used to improve our performance by telling us what has happened in the past, thus allowing us to act more effectively.
CPE: 6.6 credits*

* Documentation confirming your attendance will be provided upon request. State boards have final authority on the acceptance of these continuing professional education credits.

Questions?  Contact Brandon Burton at [email protected].

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Contact Brandon Burton at the VA, MD & DE Association of Electric Cooperatives at [email protected] or (804) 968-3344 should you have any questions or need assistance.

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