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January 2019 Educ. Program - The Eleven Essentials of Leadership
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Most learning takes place NOT under the watchful eye of a tutor or mentor, but in the daily crucible of events, where we try new things, fail quickly and move on. Leadership is no different.

When: Thursday, January 10, 2019
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Where: American Immigration Lawyers Association
1331 G Street, NW
Suite 300
Washington, District of Columbia  20005
United States
Contact: DC SHRM

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The Eleven Essentials of Leadership

Presented by Dennis Brouwer, CEO, The Brouwer Group

January 10, 2019
11:00 am - 1:30 pm

RECERTIFICATION CREDIT - This program is has been approved for 1.5 hours of SHRM and HRCI recertification credit.


In a world where the playing field has been leveled - where every organization has access to the same capital, technology, people and resources, leadership and engagement are the last great points of leverage. 

The problem with humans, however, is that as we struggle to keep pace with unprecedented levels of change, we’re doing battle with our own brains. Modern neuroscience tells us that the human mind is incredibly adept at reinterpreting the immediate past, present and future in ways that help us justify our inaction and silently undermine our capacity for change. 

As we consider changes in everything from personal habits to strategic initiatives, our brains, which have evolved over tens of thousands of years to be risk-averse, filter the information around us to convince us that we’re fine, our judgments are solid, and we can stay the course, just as we’ve always done. But there is hope. In this captivating session, bestselling author, U.S. Navy veteran, and multi-decade business executive Dennis Brouwer shows us a surprising path forward by building on the fact that most learning takes place NOT under the watchful eye of a tutor or mentor, but in the daily crucible of events, where we try new things, fail quickly and move on. Leadership is no different.


After this session you will:

  • Understand the links between leadership behaviors, our underlying neuro-science and strategic organizational outcomes.
  • Be able to align leadership behaviors and development goals with over-arching strategic initiatives and goals.
  • Understand how to link individual habits of thought to strategic change management initiatives. 
  • Understand the mechanism by which "The Eleven Essentials" have the potential to change the way our brains work. 
  • Learn how to routinely sidestep habits of thought that hold leaders, managers and team-member  back, and apply a subset of the Eleven Essentials in real-time.


11:00 - 11:45 am  Lunch and Networking
11:45 - Noon  Welcome and Announcements
Noon - 1:30 pm  Program



Dennis BrouwerDennis Brouwer is the CEO of The Brouwer Group, a business analytics firm that helps companies become more competitive, agile and customer-focused. He has over two decades of experience as a senior leader in sales, marketing, and product development roles, including five years as an executive with P&L responsibility for a $300m global IT services business.

He began his career as a naval flight officer and mission commander searching for Soviet submarines while deployed aboard USS Ranger and USS Enterprise. For the past five years he has applied his military and business experience to the challenges of creative leadership, peak performance and business strategy. He holds the certificate in leadership coaching from Georgetown University and is the author of “The Return on Leadership”, which focuses on the Vision, Engagement and Execution as the key building blocks used by highly effective leaders. 



$40 Members    |     $75 Non-members

Refund Policy:  Refund requests must be made via email to  No refunds will be provided for this event after January 3.