Luncheon Series: "Leadership: A Complex Task in an Evolving World"

When:  Apr 10, 2019 from 11:30 AM to 1:15 PM (ET)
Associated with  AFP, Western New York Chapter
Leadership: A Complex Task in an Evolving World, April 10, 2019Professional Development Luncheon Series:
"Leadership: A Complex Task in an Evolving World"


Presented by: Kirk Young, Ph.D., Vice President of Enrollment Management and Institutional Advancement, Jamestown Community College (bio below)

Location: University at Buffalo, Center for Tomorrow
Near Flint and Maple Roads, Getzville, NY 14228 | get directions
Ample on-site parking available


In this era of rapid innovation and change, traditional approaches to leadership and development are no longer sufficient. The key to personal development and leadership success is to fully understand how to apply your greatest talents and strengths in your everyday life. A person’s talents—those thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that come naturally—are the source of his or her true potential and power.

Kirk Young's presentation will help attendees explore these personal leadership strengths and talents, and their leadership motives and values.

Upon completion of this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe the elements of strengths-based leadership and development: what it is, and what it isn’t
  • Employ specific tools for achieving excellence through strengths
  • Identify practical examples of a strengths-focused approach in different contexts
  • Speak knowledgeably about their personal value
  • Speak knowledgeably about their social motives in the workplace
You'll leave this session with a deeper understanding of your personal leadership style, which you can incorporate in a personal leadership development plan.


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Kirk Young, Ph.D., presenterKirk Young, Ph.D. is Vice President of Enrollment Management and Institutional Advancement at Jamestown Community College, a position he has held since 2014. Prior to joining JCC, Kirk worked for ten years at Utah Valley University, a large regional university in Utah. Throughout his years working in higher education, he has worked in enrollment and marketing, as well as serving for several years as the director of the Center for the Advancement of Leadership at UVU. Prior to his career in higher education, Kirk worked in sales and management in private industry where much of his work focused on employee development and engagement.

Kirk holds a BA in psychology from Utah Valley University, an MS in sociology from Brigham Young University, and a Ph.D. in leadership studies from Gonzaga University. His master’s studies focused on the social impacts of large-scale mega-events, particularly the 2002 Winter Olympics. His doctoral studies focused on the 360-degree assessment as a leadership development tool. His other areas of expertise include transformational leadership, appreciative inquiry, servant-leadership, leadership and creativity, and strengths-based leadership. Kirk is a certified strengths coach with the Gallup organization and spends some of his time consulting with individuals and teams on strengths-based performance and leadership solutions.

Kirk is the founder of 221b Performance Solutions, a leadership and organizational development firm that works closely with organizations across the country to assess performance and to design solutions for a variety of challenges. In this capacity, Kirk is responsible for helping individuals, teams, and organizations identify and achieve their potential.


University at Buffalo, Center for Tomorrow
Off Flint Road, near Maple Road
Getzville, NY 14228
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