NAMIC Leadership Seminar

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Since 2005, the NAMIC Leadership Seminar has assembled top academics and practitioners from across the country to provide a leadership development experience for professionals still in the comparatively early stages of their careers.  The program was created to increase participants’ effectiveness at work, to provide them with the important insights and tools for strategic career planning, and to transform high-potential middle managers into effective leaders.

The Leadership Seminar curriculum reflects today’s constantly changing industry landscape, and the professional opportunities (and challenges) that accompany this flux.  The highly-interactive instructional methodology sets the stage for professionals to obtain the knowledge, competencies, and diverse perspectives necessary for maximum performance and career enhancement.  All talented coordinators, supervisors, managers, and new directors (less than two years at that level) from across the cable telecommunication industry’s multicultural spectrum are invited to apply.

Dates & Locations:

  • July 22-24, 2020 in Atlanta, GA – Deadline: June 5
  • October 28-30, 2020 in Washington DC – Deadline: September 14

Program Overview

Continuous learning and leadership development are important for all professionals, but especially for those in the earlier stages of their career development.  The NAMIC Leadership Seminar curriculum draws upon the most respected academic research about what it takes to develop into effective leaders in organizations where a high premium is placed on Diversity and Inclusion as a strategic business imperative.  The faculty–subject matter experts, authors, and lecturers from prestigious academic institutions–will lead robust conversations and exercises to help participants accomplish the following:

  • Explore professional strengths and performance-related developmental gaps
  • Chart a course for enhancing individual leadership potential
  • Master techniques for giving and receiving motivating feedback
  • Become familiar with the tools for effective problem solving, conflict resolution, and decision-making in a diverse environment
  • Understand and practice the skills involved in managing UP
  • Appreciate the notion of Diversity and Inclusion as a core organizational value, not just a human resources-driven tactic
  • Create a career management template

The program is designed to help participants maximize strengths, fill in development gaps, raise the bar on performance in current roles, and plan courageously AND STRATEGICALLY for continuous growth and advancement.

The Leadership Seminar is offered in industry markets throughout the country. A maximum of 40 applicants are selected for each session.


The NAMIC Leadership Seminar curriculum covers the following topics, supplemented by outside readings and hands-on exercises. Some key elements of the curriculum are:

  • Leadership Theory and Styles

Gaining insight into individual leadership styles and learning how to “flex” for maximum effectiveness in achieving individual, team, and organizational objectives.

  • Maximizing Individual Contribution on Diverse Teams

Getting the most out of participation on a team rich with diverse perspectives and world-views.

  • Dealing With Conflict

Examining the root causes of conflict within the organization, learning how to distinguish between “good conflict” and “bad conflict,” and gaining insight into constructive vs. destructive responses to conflict.

  • Nurturing a Healthy Relationship with Power

Establishing a healthy relationship with organizational power–as both a leader and a follower.

  • Mentoring and Networking

Exploring how to establish and nurture a mutually rich and rewarding mentoring relationship; building and strengthening a developmental network that broadens access to information, influence, and career advice.

  • Careers by Design

Taking a hard look at professional goals and beginning the important work of drafting a success credo linked to a career BY DESIGN, and not BY DEFAULT.

  • Action Planning

Creating an personal blueprint for applying the new knowledge and committing to a timeline for implementation.


  • Manager, supervisor, coordinator, or new (less than 2 years) director
  • A strong performer
  • Motivated to succeed and aspiring to higher positions with increasing visibility and responsibility
  • Endorsed by his/her company to participate in the NAMIC Leadership Seminar
  • Current NAMIC member

Application Process

Forty (40) participants are selected for each session.  Tuition for the NAMIC Leadership Seminar is $4,200 per participant and includes books, materials, and meals (breakfast, lunch, and breaks). Expenses related to travel, lodging, and incidentals are the responsibility of the sponsoring organization.

Online application: CLICK HERE 
Form Application: Download: 2020 NAMIC Leadership Seminar – Los Angeles, CA
Deadline: February 18, 2020

Scholarship Application

Made possible through a generous gift of the Walter Kaitz Foundation, the Leadership Seminar scholarship targets eligible professionals of color (coordinators, supervisors, managers, and new directors) from small operators and programmers that might otherwise not have adequate resources to support their participation. The scholarship covers 90% of the total $4,200 tuition, with the sponsoring company expected to supply the remaining 10%, signifying its commitment to the employee’s professional development. Travel, lodging, meals, program materials, and all other Leadership Seminar expenses will be covered in full by the scholarship.

Scholarship Form Application: Download: 2020 NAMIC Leadership Seminar – Los Angeles, CA
Deadline: March 6, 2020