Navigating Innovation through Effective Leadership

Whether your organization promotes a culture of innovation of innovation or finds itself operating in a sea of change, one thing is certain – strong leadership is essential to a successful outcome. As leaders work with their teams to manage emotions and achieve alignment, the application of these MLI foundational concepts are critical to achieving the desired outcomes.

This fall, join MLI faculty for a seminar designed to give government leaders an opportunity to apply MLI concepts to potentially unsettling or disruptive conditions brought on by innovative efforts or demands for change.

Date November 6 - 7, 2024
Location: NIU Naperville Campus, 1120 E. Diehl Road, Naperville, IL
Capacity: Minimum of 25 registrants needed to offer Institute
Cost: $650 for people who have attended a Spring MLI
$750 for all other registrants


  • Bob Kiely
  • David Limardi
  • Daven Morrison, MD
  • Mike Skibbe

Seminar Objectives:

  • Understanding what innovation is and the optimal response, timing, and configuration of any requisite change.
  • Recognizing and overcoming employees’ resistance to change and the attached emotions.
  • Getting and keeping teams aligned and committed to a common purpose and goal throughout the process.
  • Case studies to explore the concepts presented.
  • General plenary sessions to engage all attendees in current leadership issues.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received by Midwest Leadership Institute by October 30, 2024 for a full refund. You may cancel by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 815-753-0923. Cancellations after October 30, 2024 and no-shows are responsible for the full registration cost. The hosting organization reserves the right to modify the agenda and/or speakers, cancel the training due to low enrollment, or close registration if full.

~ Helping local government navigate a complex world in a time of disruptive change. ~

Limardi Consulting

Morrison Associates

Northern Illinois University Center for Governmental Studies

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