Virtual Emergency Response Leadership Seminar Series:
Transformational Connectivity to Foster High Performance
In September 2021, MDERS partnered with Harvard’s National Preparedness Leadership Initiative (NPLI) to host the MDERS Emergency Response Leadership Seminar Series: Transformational Connectivity to Foster High Performance.

This four-part, interactive program explores the transformational benefits of robust connectivity and how to build it. Participants will discuss the “silent killers” of connectivity and how to avoid them. Each session takes a “deep dive” into designing the relationship with the boss, building a great team, and forging productive links across and beyond organizational boundaries. The series will conclude with a scenario-based “master class” in which participants will apply the concepts and tools they have learned.

MODULE ONE: ANIMATING THE ENTERPRISE FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE

The first session explores the transformational benefits of robust connectivity and how to build it. Students will discuss the “silent killers” of connectivity and how to avoid them. This session will also focus on leading up to the boss.

Learning Objectives:

    1. Discover the ways to link and leverage resources and expertise across the extended enterprise. Appreciate how robust connectivity unlocks the energy and potential for high achievement.
    2. Learn about the common barriers to connectivity revealed by research and how to overcome them.
    3. Gain an appreciation for the dynamics of the subordinate-boss relationship and how it can be intentionally designed. Understand how to wield “influence beyond authority” in leading up.