University of Southern Indiana

The Leadership Challenge

The Leadership Challenge workshop is a practical, interactive program that engages both aspiring and experienced leaders to learn how to achieve their personal best and improve their leadership effectiveness. Backed by more than 25 years of original research and data from more than 3 million leaders, this program is centered on the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership: Model the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, Challenge the Process, Enable others to Act and Encourage the Heart. 

As part of the workshop, each participant will get the following:

  • The Leadership Practices Inventory: LPI® - a 360º leadership assessment tool to help participants gain perspective into how they see themselves, how others view them, and the actions participants can take to improve their use of The Five Practices. 
  • The best-selling book The leadership Challenge: "How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations"
  • The course workbook
  • Follow-up emails from program facilitators to provide additional education and encouragement
  • Job Aid Reference Card of the Leadership Practices

Contact Paula Nurrenbern at or 812-461-5425 to bring this course to your facility.


  • What other Lifelong Learners say about this course:

    "The Leadership Challenge program has had a significant impact on our management team and the way they lead in our organization. Learning the five practices of exemplary leadership, being provided with examples during the training, and then walking through the various exercises made it a very impactful learning experience. During the training, and as participants began to intentionally use the five practices in their daily interaction with employees, there has been a positive impact on employee engagement that I fully anticipate will only grow over time."

    Margaret Felts
    Mt. Carmel Public Utility Company

  • What other Lifelong Learners say about this course:

    "Dearborn County Hospital was looking for a leadership development program to introduce to a management team of 90. One that would bring this group (who had never had any formal leadership development ever at this organization) together as a true leadership team. The Leadership Challenge, as presented by Pam Goedde, was the answer to our need. Ms. Goedde was able to customize the training to our needs and presented in a way that allowed our front line supervisors and our Executive Team to interact, to learn from others and create better leaders for our employees and organization. I would highly recommend this to others no matter the level of leadership development you have."

    Claudia Richardt
    Director of Organizational Development
    Dearborn County Hospital

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