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8:00 AM - 4:00 PM







March 10-16, 2013

Join the instructors of Missouri State University’s Management Development Institute for a week long Leadership Boot Camp in Branson, Missouri. Improve your long-term performance and enhance your leadership skills while you inspire others to develop new and innovative ideas.  This four-day enhanced professional learning program will provide you with valuable insights and researched based “real world” solutions to your greatest leadership challenges.  Come and enjoy the beautiful Ozark Mountains and the world class entertainment and attractions that Branson, Missouri has to offer


Sunday, March 10th  Arrive at SGF


Monday, March 11th

The Effective Leader/Manager

Scot Scobee, MDI/MSU

Increasingly, organizations are realizing the need for leadership at all levels. Because people want to be led, not managed, managers need to develop as leaders in addition to being highly competent in functional management areas. This session is designed around the Management Competency Model based on The Leadership Challenge model by Kouzes and Posner. The Effective Leader/Manager will address the 5 key areas of managerial effectiveness and set the learning foundation for the boot camp.


Tuesday, March 12th

Building a Foundation of Trust

Dale McCoy, MDI/MSU


When you have the responsibility of leading a team, it is important for you to trust your team members.   And it’s also important for your team members to trust you.   Mutual trust is a shared belief that you can depend on each other to achieve a common purpose.  This session will increase your awareness of common “trust traps” and provide strategies to help you create an environment in which people take risks, identify and solve problems, and work together.

Harnessing Innovative Ideas and Developing Creative Solutions

Dale McCoy & Steve Eiffert


Great ideas and innovative solutions can be all around us.  The challenge for team leaders is knowing where to look, what to listen for, and when (or how) to use the information they receive to improve work processes.  This session will explore various sources to consider when looking for ideas to spur on needed innovation and change; and share lessons learned from other innovation pioneers who achieved success by making the best use out of the information available to them.


Wednesday, March 14th

Leading at the Speed of Tomorrow

Dale McCoy, MDI/MSU


Businesses, industries, and employees around the globe compete for the future every day. Organizations strive for sustainability and growth, even as they rely on systems and processes whose shelf lives have already expired. What challenges are on the horizon for leaders everywhere? How does one prepare for the unknown? What skills will be most needed? What competencies will prove most valuable in tomorrow’s marketplace? What will the consequences be for organizations that are unable to reinvent and revitalize themselves in the face of external pressures? This session will help attendees gain insight into the trends of today that will make the greatest impact on the successes of tomorrow.



Thursday, March 13th

Are You a Better Leader than a Pirate Captain

Steve Eiffert, MDI/MSU


“Are you a better leader than a pirate captain” is an entertaining look at the leadership styles of 18th century pirates. Blending both autocratic and democratic leadership they adapted themselves to a unique workforce to create highly successful organizations. These examples are compared to today’s leadership challenge of engaging and motivating both Generation X and Millennial workers.  This program illustrates how core leadership principles have not changed in the 300 years since the golden age of piracy.  Arrrg!


Friday, March 15th

Day at MSU/Tour of Springfield, MO

Luncheon: MSU


Speakers: Business Leader Panel

Location: MSU, Springfield, MO


Saturday, March 16th  Depart





7 Days and 6 Nights at the Chateau on the Lake, Branson, MO


4 Days of Professional Instruction


3 Meals per day (Mon – Fri)




Executive Reception at Missouri State University


Tour of Springfield, Missouri


   World Class Entertainment & Attractions


(Two entertainment options included)




Free Shuttle to and from Springfield/Branson National Airport


Professional Gift Bag


Framed Certificate



Package Details:


$X,XXX US Per Person

(Airline travel, visa

charges and personal

expenses not included.)


Arrive Sunday March 10th

Depart Saturday March 16th


Airport Code:  SGF

(Springfield/Branson National Airport)