Leadership Training


“We are not in a position in which we have nothing to work with.  We already have capacities, talents, direction, missions, callings.” – Abraham Maslow

Virginia Palmer’s Personal Leadership and Team Partnership Training for YMCA Directors

The Leadership Training is based on the Partnership Model: Personal Power, Teambuilding, Mutual Respect, Mutual Support, Co-Creation and Higher Purpose.  Virginia  presents innovative methods to increase the personal & team motivation, trust, confidence, communication skills, conflict resolution, win/win solutions, success and transformational leadership of the YMCA Directors.

The training provides the opportunity for the Team Directors work more effectively with each others and the YMCA community. The training classes are interactive with discussion, experiential processes, innovative modules as well as a private coaching session with each director.

The focus of the Leadership Training program is placed in the following areas:

  • Needs assessment of each director to define needs, goals and outcomes
  • Personal Mission Statement
  • Valued Self & Team Trust
  • Stress to Success
  • Motivation & Empowerment
  • Win/Win to 10 (Goal Setting)
  • Circle of Excellence

Personal Leadership and Community Partnership:  Levels I, II & III

Virginia Palmer conducted a three-year series of Personal Leadership and Team &Community Leadership Training for Los Angeles County Parks Recreation Professionals. The training classes were interactive with lecture & discussion, experiential processes & innovative modules, written exercises & reports, creative projects & community mobilization and monthly evaluations. The Training was divided into a three-part series, each consisting of 30 hours. Action plans and progress reports on the personal mission and group goals that are established at the beginning of each Level were given at the group meetings.

The focus of the Leadership Training program is placed in the following areas:

  • life skills & capacity development
  • valued self & trust
  • teambuilding & partnership
  • crisis management
  • stress & anger management
  • goal setting & future vision
  • character & leadership development
  • program development
  • community mobilization
  • health, fitness, nutrition
  • peer mediation & counseling
  • mentorship & role models
  • program evaluation

Training Modules:

Faces of Power, A Guide to Personal Empowerment Workbook– Virginia Palmer

The Power of Partnership –Virginia Palmer

Vision Mapping, The Practical Workbook, How to Turn Your Dreams into Reality