Leadership Workshop


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The NASBP Leadership Workshop is being held prior to the NASBP Regions 4, 5, 6, and 7 Meeting and will focus on leading across generations in the surety industry. This is especially important in today's world, because, for the first time in recent history, there are three generations in the workforce. This unique circumstance requires managers to be keenly aware of the needs, motivations, styles, and desires of each employee. What will motivate one group in many cases may be in conflict with the needs of another group.  Managers must know how to effectively interact not only with the Millennial generation but with the Gen X-ers and Boomers as well.  Leading Across the Generations will assist the manager in becoming more effective as a manager and leader with the multi-generational workforce. The workshop is tailored to the surety industry and will include breakout groups for those with advanced leadership skills as well as aspiring leaders looking for a leg up.

Register_Now_button.pngThe registration fee is $399 for NASBP members, affiliates, and associates, and there is a special discount for NASBP's 5-15 Leadership Committee. Fees include all classes, class materials, assessments, and continental breakfast. Attendees are responsible for their own travel, hotel accommodations, and all other incidental expenses.

What topic will be covered?

  • DiSC Styles Assessment & Personalized Report
  • Adapting to Style Differences in the Workplace
  • Motivational Concepts – Autonomy, Mastery, & Purpose
  • Management Activities, Styles, & Motivation
  • Creating Effective Teams – Overcoming Team Dysfunctions

What are the outcomes?

  • Understand your personal management style
  • Understand the commonalities & differences among the generations
  • Know how to adapt your personal style to effectively manage each employee
  • Know how to motivate across the generations
  • Develop specific strategies & tactics to create highly effective teams

What are the activities in Leading?

  • Online DiSC Assessment & Personalized Report
  • Experiential Activities
  • Case Study
  • Group Discussion
  • Presentation
  • Video

NASBP's Leadership Workshop will be held at the Loews Minneapolis, 601 1st Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55403 phone 612-677-1100. Attendees are responsible for making their own sleeping room accommodations. NASBP has secured a discounted room rate of $229 per night plus taxes. Attendees must reserve their room by Friday, August 23, in order to receive this special rate. Book your room online today.


Tuesday, September 24

7:30 - 8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast 

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Class - We ask students not to make travel plans that will require them to leave class before 5:00 p.m. 

Continuing education credits are not available for this workshop.

Kpitts_photo.jpgKevin Pitts is an NHCG IFR Senior Certified Facilitator and Executive Coach, as well as an adjunct faculty member at Drexel University and moderator for Harvard Business Publishing. Kevin has led executive workshops and coached senior leaders across the country. His experiences in strategic planning, change management and leadership development have allowed him to see the best and worst practices of world-class organizations as he partnered with them to drive organizational effectiveness. Kevin’s mission is to help people and organizations achieve business results. His most satisfying engagements materialize when he is able to actively listen to client needs and then provide clarity on how best to execute the future direction of the business. 

Mr. Pitts began his career at Mutual of New York in a sales capacity. Recently, he has worked with New Haven Consulting Group, Inc., consulting with the Fortune 50 and others to solve business problems related to strategic planning and execution.  In his capacities, Kevin has led a team of consultants that executed on major change initiatives concerning talent management, sales effectiveness and organizational development. 

Kevin has designed, developed and executed strategic planning sessions and assisted in the implementation for firms such as: Ethicon, Merck, Panasonic, Hunter Defense Technologies, GE, IBM, Port Authority of NY/NJ, Picker International, and others. These initiatives entailed baseline assessments through surveys and interviews, executive coaching, process design and development along with executing strategic change programs using various consulting methodologies.

Kevin also executed a major change program with a leading pharmaceutical and chemical organization.The fundamental purpose of the engagement was to assist in the integration of a major merger. This engagement entailed needs assessments, organizational design and strategy, coaching and consulting. This engagement has been credited with creating a faster integration process which resulted in a larger ROI for the acquirer.

All cancellations must be sent in writing to NASBP at prodev@nasbp.org or via fax at (202) 686-3656. For a full refund, written cancellation must be received 30 calendar days prior to the start of the event. Cancellations received between 15 - 29 days prior to the event are eligible for a 50% refund. Cancellations received in less than 15 calendar days prior to the event are not eligible for refunds. All refunds will be issued by check and a 5% processing fee will be deducted.


For more information, please contact NASBP Professional Development at prodev@nasbp.org.