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3Rivers Leadership Institute Training Session


Achieve Superior Results With A Custom And Interactive Leadership Program For Your Team.

Training, Development, and Presentation Opportunities

Increase your whole organizations productivity with leadership training and development programs that are transformational, behavior-changing and customizable. I take pride in creating a very interactive learning environment that engages participants.

Any of the following programs will be tailored to your organization’s specific needs. Contact me to learn more and to create a plan that will optimize results for your team and organization.

The LEADERS Development Model

The LEADERS Development Model is a comprehensive review and application of leader perspectives and behaviors. But what does LEADERS stand for?

L–Leadership, E–Ethics, A–Alignment, D–Decision Making, E–Engagement, R–Resilience, and S-Stewardship.

Each dimension of the LEADERS Model is explored in depth and applied contextually by participants. Any of these seven dimensions of leadership can be broken into a stand-alone training session.

Followership: Often Forgotten Part of Organizational Development.

Organizations and their leaders need to understand the importance of developing positive followership perspectives in order to achieve sustaining success. Followers are a critical part of that equation, yet, toooften, leaders hold views of followers (and themselves) that limit both in terms of their full potential.


Learn how a more holistic view of followership and leadership can increase creativity, improve the quality of decision-making, boost motivation and engagement, and create more meaningful relationships among direct reports, peers, and supervisors.

The Rosetta Stone of Leadership.

Learn and apply fundamental concepts of leadership that gives participants the “lenses” through which all other leadership-related actions can be fully understood.

Situational Leadership II©.

Participants acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively apply all the dimensions of Situational Leadership II©.


This very popular approach, developed by Ken Blanchard to increase productivity and competence in individuals and teams, is utilized by organizations worldwide.

How (Un)Ethical are You?

Through knowledge, introspection, and application, participants are challenged to consider their own ethical standards and behavior.

I use my “3 P’s” (Process, Perspective, and Person) approach to help leaders at all levels become better ethical decision-makers.

Section 1
Rosetta Stone
Situational Leadership
UnEthical Are You

Decision Making: It’s More Than You Think it is.

We all make decisions each day. They often define who we are, not only as leaders at work, but in all of life circumstances. In this training, participants will learn how to improve the quality of decisions that they make, particularly those that are novel, complex and strategic in nature.

We examine the factors that can derail the decision making process and focus on ways to mitigate their effect. In addition, emphasis is placed on the successful implementation of decisions, often the Achilles heel ofeffective decision making.

Servant Leadership: Why it’s Necessary, Why it’s Not “Soft,” and Why it’s Often Absent.

In this training, participants are introduced to the concept of servant leadership: the perspective, the attitudes, the behaviors of a servant leader, and the impact servant leaders can have on their organization’s bottom line.

In addition, discussion is focused on why “leaders” often reject the notion of servant leadership, why these reasons are base on false assumptions and strategies for overcoming these false assumptions.

Emotional Intelligence: What is it; How to Develop it; and Ways to Apply it.

In this training, participants are introduced to the concept of emotional intelligence and its basic components. Then, they are given specific ways to develop this competency and the challenges of doing so. Finally, specific examples of how applying the principles of emotional intelligence can make a difference are presented using their workplace as the context.

Why Good People Do Bad Things.

In this training, participants explore the reasons why presumably good people (including leaders) who don’t necessary intend to engage in unethical behavior, find themselves trapped in a vicious cycle of doing the wrong thing.


We then map out ways to avoid these traps, while introducing participants to a model of ethical decision making that they can use in order to never have to say to themselves, “How and why did I get myself in this awful situation.”

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Emotional Intelligence
Good People
Servant Leadership

You Make Decisions Everyday... Why Not Make Better Ones.

In this training, participants examine the reasons for poor decision-making. Then they are presented with concepts, methods, and processes that will result in their ability to improve the quality of their decisions.

Changing the Mindset: Challenging Assumptions So You Become a Better Leader.

Participants are challenged to examine their own assumptions (preconceived notions or basic beliefs) of what leadership means to them. From this starting point, they are then presented with alternative assumptions or ways of thinking about leadership and the attitude andbehaviors that flow from these new assumptions.

Through this process, they are introduced to a concept of leadership that is based on a process of relational influence. They are given the tools and methods to begin implementing this transforming model in their own organizational context and shown how these new perspectives and behaviors can result in greater organizational health and performance.

Just Try and Motivate Me.

In this training, participants learn the difference between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, including the benefits of long-term intrinsic motivation.

Then they are given strategies to create working environments for themselves and others in which intrinsic motivators are encouraged and propagated, leading to greater engagement and productivity.

It Can Help or Hurt: Creating and Sustaining an Amazing Culture.

In this training, participants are introduced to the concept of organizational culture, using a dynamic model that they can use to examine and understand their own workplace.


Then they learn how to create and sustain an organizational culture that supports positive attitudes, behavior, and outstanding employee productivity.

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Motivate Me

Dr. Dittmar was the keynote speaker for our HR Department’s annual event. The day’s theme focused on the shadows we cast as leaders, and he provided an address that supported this theme perfectly.  His talk focused on how our “heads, hearts, and hands” can be used to influence others in different situations. Prior to the event, Dr. Dittmar spent notable time with the planning committee to get to know our culture, understand the day’s objectives, and design his message accordingly. His leadership expertise, facilitative delivery style, and overall good nature really added to our event. Plus, the genuine interest and partnership Dr. Dittmar provided made working with him a positive experience."

Phil Isett, Vice-President, Organizational Change Manager
Fulton Bank

4-Step Process To Building A Customized Leadership Training Plan

1. Contact Me

Click the button below to fill out my contact form and I’ll be in touch to learn more about your situation.

2. Consultation Call

We’ll schedule a call to go over your pain points and talk about specific details and trainings.

3. Create Action Plan

Collaboratively, we’ll create a timeline and a customized training for your organization.

4. On-Site Training

Once approved, we’ll set dates for your on-site training sessions and transform your leaders!

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