Traditionally, leadership development has focused on the role of the leader in achieving organizational results. But what about the leader’s followers? Shouldn't they be equal partners in fueling the success of organizations? In this interactive session, you’ll discover the concept of followership, which is the act or condition under which an individual helps or supports a leader in the accomplishment of organizational goals. You will discuss the dynamics of followership while exploring a practical model for a deeper understanding of this role on teams, organizations or communities. With a look at the mutual responsibilities of leader and follower for achieving results, the acts of motivation and engagement will ignite new ways for measurable progress.
Deborah L. Parker is Chief Inspirer, Author and Speaker of The DPJ Training Group, based in Leesburg VA. For over 15 years, she has specialized in results-focused programs on leadership, career and diversity management for federal and private sector audiences. In her work, she blends experiences as a former army reserve officer and corporate manager with a B.A. in Sociology and M.A. in Human Resource Development.
Spreading her message in print, Deborah has penned four nonfiction books which include her motivational autobiography, Navigating Life’s Roadways: Stories of Insight from My Odyssey and Inspiration for Your Journey, and her most recent publication, Hardcore Leadership: 11 Master Lessons from My Airborne Ranger Uncle’s “Final Jump.”
In the community Deborah is a member of the Loudoun County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Metro DC Chapter of ASTD and Military Officers Association of America. When taking a break she enjoys travel and long walks.
Networking: 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Presentation: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Wrap up: 8:00 PM to 8:30 PM