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 September Meeting - Leading with X-Ray Glasses: Stages of Development

9/17/2014 11:30 AM
9/17/2014 1:00 PM
La Quinta Inn & Suites (4431 Horizon Hill Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78229) |  


People follow a predictable pattern of growth as they develop in a role.  Understanding this model and its 4 stages is a great tool for preventing burn-out, career derailment and getting “stuck”.

Learning Objectives: 

At the end of this course, attendees should understand the following important topics that will be covered:

  • Understand the cyclical 4 Stages of Development
  • Understand the dual components of performance
  • Modeling low engagement as a blend of both desire to perform coupled with confidence to perform
  • Understand the Generalist – Specialist continuum and self-assess the impact on your own career path.
  • Diagnosing the cycle in others, as well as myself.
  • The inviolable issue of “job fit” and understanding competence vs. gifting vs. passion.

Speaker Bio:

Bradley K. Hunt, Principal, WHY Group, LLC – Brad was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago.  He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois (‘82) and a dual MBA/M.S. Management from Purdue University (‘92).  He holds formal certifications as a Project Manager (PMP®), as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR®), as a Master Human Capital Strategist, as an Executive Coach and as a Lean Practitioner.  Brad’s career began in the Automotive Division of Motorola where he worked in a variety of functions including R&D, Manufacturing, Training and Strategic Planning.  He then served as VP of Business Development & Technology for Columbia Industries and through that affiliation was a Co-Founder and General Manager of eMavericks Training & Consulting. eMavericks later merged to become part of WHY Group, LLC. He has served on multiple boards including Academia (ISD’s, Community Colleges, UTSA, UT Austin), several Nonprofits (including work in South America, Central America and Africa) as well as local Boards for small business, technology incubators and Economic Development.  He is an active member of the San Antonio Manufacturers Association, multiple San Antonio region Chambers of Commerce and several technical professional societies.  His areas of expertise in consulting span a wide range of fields including: Product Development & Advanced Manufacturing, Project Management, Operational Strategies and Process Re-engineering, Corporate Visioning, Integrated Strategic Planning, and all areas of Organizational Development including Team Building, Executive Coaching, Leadership Programs, Employee/Talent Retention and other “soft skills” areas. Brad’s clients include start-up entrepreneurs, Fortune 500 entities, state agencies, all levels of Academe, non-profits and includes occasional projects outside the U.S.  He has consulted on a national level in Industry/Academia/Community Partnerships for the Department of Labor and Department of Education.  Brad is a much sought after speaker and guest lecturer in business, government and education circles.  Brad, his wife of more than thirty years, and two adult children all reside in San Antonio, TX.

​​​​​Meeting Registration:

To register, please complete the registration survey at IIA-September-2014. You will be provided with the option to pre-pay using PayPal upon completion of the survey.

The registration and cancellation deadline is 5pm on the Friday before the meeting. Cancellations can be made by sending an email
to​. Substitutions for a registered individual who cannot attend are welcome. No-show registrations will be billed.​