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    ​11 Essentials of Leadership

    Date: February 14, 2019, 11:30am – 1:00pm
    Germanna (Workforce Center) - 10000 Germanna Point Dr, Fredericksburg, VA 22408
    $20 for SHRM Members, $25 for non-SHRM Members
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    In a world where the playing field has been leveled - where every organization has access to the same capital, technology, people and resources, leadership is the last great point of leverage. The problem with humans, however, is that as we struggle to keep pace with unprecedented levels of change, we’re doing battle with our own brains. As we consider changes in everything from personal habits to strategic initiatives, our brains, which have evolved over tens of thousands of years to be risk-averse, filter the information around us to convince us that we’re fine, our judgments are solid, and we can stay the course, just as we’ve always done. But there is hope. Dennis Brouwer shows us a surprising path forward by building on the fact that most learning takes place NOT under the watchful eye of a tutor or mentor, but in the daily crucible of events, where we try new things, fail quickly and move on. Leadership is no different.

    Dennis Brouwer is the CEO of The Brouwer Group, a business analytics firm that helps companies become more competitive, agile and customer-focused. He has over two decades of experience as a senior leader in sales, marketing, and product development roles, including five years as an executive with P&L responsibility for a $300M global IT services business.

    He began his career as a naval flight officer and mission commander searching for Soviet submarines while deployed aboard USS Ranger and USS Enterprise. For the past five years he has applied his military and business experience to the challenges of creative leadership, peak performance and business strategy. He holds the certificate in leadership coaching from Georgetown University and is the author of “The Return on Leadership”, which focuses on the Vision, Engagement and Execution as the key building blocks used by highly effective leaders.

    We would like to thank Matern Staffing for sponsoring this meeting!

    We would also like to thank our Platinum sponsor, Kaufman & Canoles!

    SHRM recertification credits will be available for this meeting. 

    This program has been approved for 1.0 Business recertification credit hour through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI).

    If you would like to register for this event, please do so by February 6th.  To register, please click here.  Please note: if for some reason you cannot attend this meeting but registered for it, you must send a cancellation at least 48 hours in advance to Monica Kennedy at Otherwise, you will still be invoiced. -Thanks