The VIA framework looks at leadership as a cultural system aimed at cooperation: the interaction of leaders and organizational members around shared goals is an example of such a cultural system. The basic elements of a cultural system are patterns of beliefs and practices. VIA theory frames leadership as the pattern of beliefs and practices that produce direction, alignment, and commitment in a collective team or organization. VIA helps provide a way to conceptualize and understand leadership development as the development of a leadership culture, not just as the development of a leader.
Vision, integration, and accountability are the outcomes of effective culture leadership.
Vision = Agreement on goals that provide purpose to both the individual and the organization
Integration = Coordination of work with full knowledge of the great system.
Accountability = A feeling of ownership and a commitment to giving the extra effort for the good of the company
Why you should Attend
Anyone who wants…
- To create a common language within an organization to talk about effective leadership on a day-to-day level
- To encourage people to seek feedback on their leadership effectiveness
- To give people a tool to constantly hone their leadership abilities over the life of their career
Areas Covered in the Session
- Defining the outcomes of effective leadership
- Vision, Integration, Accountability
- Diagnosing the team leader, the team, and the organization
- Leading Down, Up, and with Peers
Who Will Benefit
- Leaders of teams (BUT not first line supervisors.) Leaders of Team Leaders
- Leaders of departments and division
- Leaders of organizations
Henry W. Browning is the Founder and Principle of Idaho & Fitzgerald. With over 35 years of experience designing client-specific development initiatives and programs, Henry has been able to build incredible capacity in the areas of individual leadership development, team development, and organization development. He has designed initiatives for organizations from almost every major industry and had the privilege to work for business headquartered all over the world. This client experience has given Henry a unique ability to empathize with a company’s particular strategic intent and their pain points as they try to achieve success.
In his previous positions with the Center for Creative Leadership, Henry served as Greensboro’s Director of their flag-ship program, Leadership Development Program (LDP). He also served as the Director of Team Development helping to create the organization’s work in High-Performance Teams. He became the first Lead Faculty in CCL’s Healthcare Leadership Vertical, a group specifically set up to understand the needs of healthcare leaders as the industry rolled out the Affordable Care Act. He was the Center’s first Global Solutions Faculty. In his final position, Henry served as a senior design faculty with the Center’s newly formed Commercialization & Innovation Group.
Henry has honed his design skills in two separate stents with the Center: From 1992 to 2002, and again from 2005 to 2019. In between these two periods, Henry was the Executive Director for a $6 million internationally recognized not-for-profit educational institution.
As a process-oriented consultant and educator, Henry is most often found designing, delivering, and facilitating training programs that accent diversity, team learning, and whole-systems thinking. He focuses his practice on understanding group dynamics in teams, team leadership, and leadership excellence.