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Intro to Transformational Leadership

Date: February 28, 2020
Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Duration: 1 Day
Fee: $478
Discount: 20% discount for members of PMI-Champlain Valley, VBSR, LCRCC or UVM and UVM Medical Center affiliates
Instructor: Ryan Polly
Location: Delta Hotels, So Burlington, VT. Participants should ask for the UVM Corporate room rate. Google Map of Hotel
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Today, more than ever, we need courageous leaders who empower others to reach heights they never thought possible. We need our leaders to expand their capabilities and move outside of the transactional space and into a transformational space that focuses on long term solutions rather than short term gains.

Transformation doesn’t just happen, we need to make it happen and as transformational leaders we need to practice and model continual growth and development as well as establish conditions to allow our people to do the same. Transformational leadership is about moving behind the day to day and creating an environment that focuses on long term solutions rather than short term gains.

The transformational leader creates an environment of trust, collaboration and vulnerability. These conditions allow them and their teams to learn, grow and innovate. In this highly experiential and engaging course you will explore the 10 Foundational Elements of Intentional Transformation framework. You will take a deep look within and develop a roadmap of transformational strategies you can implement in your leadership and organization.

In this course you will:

  • Develop a roadmap to becoming the best leader you can be
  • Learn to lead yourself and others more effectively
  • Understand how to motivate people to buy into and deliver your vision
  • Build strong and trusting relationships with those you lead
  • Identify ways to leverage change and create transformation


Ryan G. Polly, PhD is a recognized thought leader, educator and author with over 20 years professional experience in organizational and leadership development, diversity and inclusion, and college-level teaching.

Personal triumphs in the face of adversity have provided Ryan with unique insight into the complexity of the human experience. It is these experiences that Ryan draws upon to inspire people to move through challenges and achieve genuine transformation. Modeling vulnerability and perpetual growth, he connects with participants by sharing stories of failure, resilience, and victory. Ryan’s contagious passion for positive transformation leaves people feeling empowered to employ tools and techniques in their personal and professional lives for lasting impact.

Ryan currently oversees Leadership Development and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Vermont Medical Center

Ryan holds a Ph.D. in Transformative Studies, and a Master’s Degree in Adult Education. He has numerous certifications relating to leadership and organizational development. He has been recognized for his leadership contributions with a “Rising Star” award (2018 Vermont Business Magazine), and a Champion in Workplace Learning & Organizational Development award (Vermont Association for Talent Development, 2015). In addition, he developed a globally recognized leadership development program called Compass. (2017, HR.Com).