Leadership Training Seminars: Growing Leaders Workshops

Leadership Workshops & Speaking Events


Experience thought-provoking 90 minute, half-day or full-day workshops that inspire and equip faculty, staff, coaches, and parents. Each event is different and unique, communicating key leadership values through various mediums. Host one of our leadership training and development seminars on your own campus or location, in a flexible time frame that fits your schedule.

Dr. Tim Elmore and eleven additional stellar speakers on the Growing Leaders team are available for both student and adult events held on-site at your location. Our leadership training workshops are designed specifically for K-12 educators, university and college faculty and staff, coaches, parents, and youth workers.

Event Topics

Generation iY

It is no longer accurate to refer to Generation Y as one collective generation. The Millennials born after 1990 are a whole new batch of students and young team members. This session turns research into reality, with principles & practical steps to help leaders understand the unique challenges of Generation iY and learn how to connect and lead them well. Based on Tim Elmore’s book, Generation iY: The Secrets to Connecting With Today’s Teens in the Digital Age.

Marching Off the Map: The Art of Leading Change

Education today is changing. Classrooms are shifting to become more relevant to the needs of students. This session challenges educators to not only pioneer new territory, but also offers what direction is most strategic and how to lead the way into new territory.

Free Range Teachers: Building Metacognition in Students

One hot button in both higher education and secondary schools is metacognition. It enables students to not only engage in their learning but to own it. This session breaks down exactly what must happen for a leader or teacher to encourage metacognition in their learners.

Generation Z: Instructing the Next Generation

In the year 2000, adolescent attention spans were 12 seconds. Today, they are six seconds. Students spend the equivalent of an eight-hour day in front of screens, which makes teaching them more challenging than ever. This session is practical and research-based, comparing five generations of students and offering current best practices for communicating with Generations Z.

12 Huge Mistakes Parents Can Avoid

We not only have a new generation of students on our hands, we also have a new generation of parents. This session helps adults discover the 12 huge mistakes parents unknowingly make that are affecting the next generation. Based on Tim Elmore’s book, 12 Huge Mistakes Parents Can Avoid: Leading Your Kids to Succeed in Life.

Artificial Maturity in Today’s Students

Students find themselves stuck, not self-sufficient to move to the next stage of life. During this session, we discuss how to best connect with students to get them moving again and turn artificial maturity into authentic maturity. Based on Tim Elmore’s book, Artificial Maturity: Helping Kids Meet the Challenge of Becoming Authentic Adults.

Connecting with a Generation Who Has a Six-Second Attention Span

In 2000, adolescent attention spans were 12 seconds. Today, they are 6-8 seconds. They have dropped almost in half. While it’s not hard to capture the attention of students, it is very hard to keep their attention. This session prepares adults with the tools and skills necessary to overcome that fear and positively impact the next generation with their messages.

Timeless Leadership Principles: Habitudes Experience

The Habitudes Experience is a portable, five-sensory session held on a school campus or other onsite location. Students will experience an unforgettable day which leaves them believing they can be effective leaders and passionate about fulfilling a leadership role. Based on Growing Leaders’ curriculum, Habitudes®: Images That Form Leadership Habits & Attitudes.

Adjusting the Sails

Change is hard for those who’ve led or taught for years. It’s easier to complain about the less than optimal times we find ourselves in, or to surrender to mediocrity. This session offers five suggestions on how to make adjustments that could be game-changers in your school or organization.

The Primary Colors of a Leader

This session breaks the complex subject of leadership into four fundamentals that everyone and anyone can develop in their lives. It provides a summary of what makes for a healthy, effective leader and the steps necessary to become one.

A New Kind of Leader

Effective leadership styles look different today than they did even twenty years ago. Team members are begging for leadership to shift from a top-down style to a collaborative style: one that we call a “Poet Gardener.” This session explores how leadership styles have changed over the years to reflect the needs of each generation and offer practical tips on how to be a relevant leader in today’s global economy.

iPods, Radios and the Pony Express

Today’s workplace may have four to five generations working together. This can lead to either incredible coloration or a train wreck. This engaging session offers a peak into the various generations, what they value, how they communicate best and what leaders must do to connect with each one and equip them to collaborate together.


“Dr. Tim Elmore has shared his research, insights and guidance with our Front Office staff to help our different generations of employees work together more effectively.   Having such a talented facilitator lead what sometimes can be sensitive topics has inspired our employees to have more authentic conversations with each other.”
Lara Juras
Vice President Human Resources – Atlanta Braves

“Tim Elmore’s presentation is right on target for today’s student-athletes and coaches. I can’t think of a more important discussion than learning how to communicate, connect and inspire tomorrow’s leaders.”

Kansas State University Athletics

“I would HIGHLY recommend this program to anyone seeking leadership curriculum in school. Very beneficial to student learning and ease of teaching.”

Centennial High School

“As a university dean, I believe anyone who cares about the future of this generation should digest the materials from Tim Elmore and Growing Leaders. He understands what students need and how to deliver it in a relevant fashion.”

Mary Gerardy

Dean – Wake Forest University

“Tim Elmore is a great communicator. His material is relevant and helpful. I enjoyed his leadership teaching so much, I asked him to teach our entire staff.”

Andy Stanley

Founder & Senior Pastor – North Point Community Church 

Dr. Elmore was informative and engaging. His grasp of current research and how that impacts today’s youth is outstanding. His passion for growing leaders for our future is obvious and infectious. It is a privilege to recommend Tim to any parent or organization.

Termie Land

Head of School, Madison- Ridgeland Academy


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