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Leadership Aspire Request for Proposals

Posted By Josh Hirsch, Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Introduction to Leadership Palm Beach County

Leadership Palm Beach County (LPBC) is a nonprofit organization designed to foster awareness of community issues and promote efficient communication and cooperation relationships between existing and emerging community leaders. The organization's mission is to identify and unite leaders from diverse backgrounds and perspectives to increase their understanding of countywide issues, improve their ability to lead effectively and engage them in working to solve problems in our community

Leadership Aspire

Leadership Aspire is a program offered by Leadership Palm Beach County (LPBC) based on a community needs assessment conducted in December 2015. This program is being provided as a service to the community to create a pipeline for leaders based on the mission of LPBC to educate and unite leaders to build a better community.

There will be quarterly 4-hour workshops presented on themes including leading with emotional intelligence, presentation skills with a focus on effective public speaking, conflict resolution, and cultural competence. Workshops need to focus on leadership training and include aspects for the individual (self-awareness/self-management), team (as a team member and team leader), and manager for the up and coming leader.

*The content themes and dates are listed on the last page of this RFP.

Submission Process

You are invited to submit a response to this request for proposal. Submit a cover page including your contact information, website, fee for service, and a link to a video of you facilitating a program if you have one. Also, rank your Aspire Session preferences after reviewing the dates and themes.
Page two of your submission should be one page describing the curriculum you would present for each of the sessions you are interested in facilitating. Your resume should be included.

Submit all information in one pdf document to Noel Martinez at apply@leadershippbc.org no later than July 7, 2017 at noon.

Selection Process

Starting July 10, 2017 we will schedule interviews of the facilitators selected from the RFP process. Please be prepared to give a five-minute presentation on why you should be selected and the curriculum you are interested in providing. There will then be a 5-minute period scheduled for committee members to ask questions. A schedule will be created after the proposals are submitted.

Facilitators will be selected by July 21, 2017 and contacted via email.

Themes and Dates
Location: Palm Beach State College, Lake Worth Campus
Time: 8am-12pm

Learning Objectives

Session One: September 29, 2017- Leading with emotional intelligence

  • Emotional intelligence 101; what is it and how to recognize the benefits of developing your emotional intelligence
  • Understand how emotion influences motivation and behavior
  • Increase self-awareness by becoming aware of your emotions
  • Determine the connection between emotions, productivity and quality of work


Session Two: November 17, 2017- Presentation skills for leaders with a focus on effective public speaking

  • Effective speech communication for public speaking
  • How to select and organize content, establish credibility, support ideas and evaluate with reasoning, analyze audience, and structure a speech
  • Different ways to enhance a speech such as body cues, tone of voice, and visualization techniques
  • Formulating different types of speeches, and delivery


Session Three: February 23, 2018- Conflict resolution for leaders

  • Foundations of conflict
  • Resolve conflicts professionally and with integrity
  • Listening skills and conflict resolution methodologies
  • Create successful pathways to problem solving, team building, and relationship development


Session Four: April 27, 2018- Cultural competence leadership

  • Awareness of cultural identity
  • Ability to recognize difference in cultural norms
  • Develop effective techniques to adapt to those who communicate differently
  • Create a culturally competent organization

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