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Building Healthy and Vibrant Organizations

Hosted by APG Thriving Workplaces Professional Development
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Arrow Performance Group

Thriving Workplaces Professional Development

Building Healthy and Vibrant Organizations


Building healthy and vibrant organizations require a balance of investments in your team, your organization, and yourself.  This session will focus on leadership from an organizational perspective and will provide an overview of six critical aspects of leadership that result in long term organizational success and sustainability.

We are looking forward to hosting our colleague, Stuart Thomas, who will lead us in a meaningful conversation about being a positive and productive leader in your organization on Friday, December 15th from 11:30am-1:00pm MDT. This is a free virtual event and we hope you will join us or share with your team and networks. As a bonus, if you register for the event, there is an opportunity to have your organization participate in a complimentary half-day follow-on course.

APG hosts a monthly leadership exploration series learning community event on the third Friday of every month. Please take a look at all of our leadership sessions here, and we look forward to welcoming you and your team to this growing premier leadership group in Denver and Colorado.


Building healthy and vibrant organizations requires a balance of investments in your team, your organization, and yourself.

While many think of leading as primarily leading people in an organization and investing in yourself as a leader, there is another aspect of leadership that focuses on building an organization that is far sighted and long lasting. This includes establishing the overall purpose and vision of the organization and determining where the organization’s resources will be invested.  Like a human body, an organization has multiple systems that work together to create capability and capacity.  You can have all the capacity in one component of the system, but the organization will never achieve its full potential because another component is limiting the entire system.  Understanding a leader’s role in designing and building an organization is a critical aspect of leadership.

This session will focus on organizational leadership and will review six critical attributes for long term organizational success and sustainability.

•    Organizational Stewardship – This is a fundamental tenant that involves a commitment to the long-term sustainability and well-being of the organization.

•    Strategic Thinking – Strategic thinking involves stepping back to envision a healthier and sustainable future.

•    Mission and Vision – Articulating and standing behind the organization’s vision and mission is critical.

•    Strategic Planning – Strategic planning is a process to determine how the organization will focus limited resources effectively. While the concept is simple, developing and implementing strategy can be challenging.

•    Balancing interests – a leader has many stakeholders who have needs and interests.  Balancing the demands of each group to maximize win-win-win outcomes involves making compromises.

•     Leading Change – Like any living creature, an organization has multiple stages of life. Successfully guiding an organization through each stage is critical for the long-term.

Participants will have the opportunity to assess their organizational leadership during the session.


Learning Objectives

Describe the principles of organizational leadership, including the differences between team, self, and organizational leadership.

Describe the six attributes of organizational leadership and how they apply to long-term organizational success.

Identify strategies for enhancing an organization's long-term well-being.

Stuart Thomas

Stuart Thomas has over 40 years of experience helping leaders improve the performance of their organizations through integration of strategy, people and process. He worked at Accenture / Andersen Consulting for 20 years and then founded Arrow Performance Group in 1999. He has helped improve performance for over 500 organizations in over fifteen industries.

Stuart earned an undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Miami University in Ohio, an M.B.A. from Colorado State University, and a Master of Science degree in Information Technology from the University of Denver. He has certificates that include Senior Professional in Human Resources (HRCI-SPHR®), Project Management Professional (PMI-PMP®), Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®), and ICF-ACC for coaching.

“One thing I’ve seen that can hold an organization back from achieving desired growth is how top management spends their time. Moving from day-to-day operational responsibilities to more strategic focused activities can have a positive impact.” – Stuart Thomas

Duration and Schedule

December 15, 2023


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