WRPA 2019 Annual Conference and Tradeshow



Moving into the Future: the Power of Transformational Leadership 

Thursday, April 11 | 10:35am - 11:50am 

Session Description:

Do you know the difference between transactional leadership and transformational leadership and why it makes a difference in EVERY industry? As the saying goes, "the only constant is change," and if it’s important for you and your organization to move into the future with positive growth and a thriving staff, you will want to understand how to support this change. This includes appreciating leaders with strength of vision and personality who can inspire followers to change expectations, perceptions, and motivations to work towards common goals. Additionally, that change happens when there is an increase in the leader’s expectation of the follower’s performance which will result in overall increased performance.

The size of the millennial workforce is the second largest in our nation’s history.  With a powerhouse workforce that comes with a desire for change, the outdated style of leadership (i.e. management) no longer satisfies the expectations of prospective employees.  It is imperative that leadership starts to reflect the prerequisites and connections needed for retention, growth, and sustainability

  • Define the traits of leadership that inspire staff at all levels to reach for success.
  • Compare the difference in transactional leadership and transformative leadership and when it’s best to use the tenants of each
  • Outline a plan of leadership that supports and entrepreneurial mindset for growth, retention, and sustainability of quality staff


Lori A. Hoffner

About the Speakers:

Lori has been offering training for positive youth development, community networking, and organizational relationship building since 1997 and has spoken nationally regarding youth program development, employment, and staff engagement as well as multiple community issues. For 11 years, Lori was the executive director of PACCT, a small non-profit in Jefferson County, Colorado, an organization dedicated to the success of youth and community. Lori specializes in positive staff and organizational relationships based on generational studies and research. Additionally, she has years of experience with youth programming, program development, and youth staffing.

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