People-centric leadership 101: Essential leadership skills for an engaged culture

June 14, 2022 | 1:00 pm to June 23, 2022 | 3:30 pm
Eastern Time
Contact AME: 224-232-5980 |
AME Member Fee: $400
AME Non-Member Fee: $450


Virtual event

In today’s highly competitive environment, driven by constantly changing technology, with limited resources, effective leadership throughout the organization is a differentiator between organizations that survive and those that flourish. This training provides the foundation for a culture which is “conflict” free, but abounds in the expression of different perspectives, is fearless in challenging ideas/assumptions and promotes collaboration and learning across the organization.

In this course participants will begin a journey of discovery into leadership behaviors and skills needed for success. The course will provide experiences, questions, discussions and lecture founded on leading research to drive introspection and personal development.  It was designed to develop critical thinking in leadership. In addition, participants will take away practical tips and techniques that they can apply immediately to be a more inspiring and effective leader in their organization and their lives.

Based on the people-centric leadership framework, shown below, this interactive course explores:

  • The value and benefits of building a people-centric culture
  • The underlying thinking which is critical to drive people-centric behavior
  • Key leadership behaviors necessary to build a people-centric culture, including:
    o Self-reflection
    o Confident humility
    o Building relationships
    o Reflective listening and effective communication
    o Celebration and recognition
  • Management systems that support a people centric culture
    ​o Goal setting feedback and alignment
  • Supporting the growth and development of people
    o Effective coaching
    o Developing critical thinking and problem solving skills
    o How to provide actionable, informative feedback and addressing conflict/uncomfortable situations
  • The link between building a people-centric culture and lean/continuous improvement tools

“For me personally, I do believe it was one of the best workshops I have attended in my many years and several companies.”
— Mark Willis, AGM, Costco Wholesale Industries


Lisa Weis is a people-centric, lean/continuous improvement expert, with over 24 years of demonstrated success in helping hundreds of public and private organizations achieve their vision and meet their strategic goals by engaging people, implementing enterprise excellence and inspiring innovation. Weis was part of the core team that developed the U.S. national lean initiative to help small-to-medium-sized manufacturers become more globally competitive as part of the NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP). She has a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering. She is the lead for curriculum development for the AME People-Centric Leadership initiative and a member of the AME Mid-Atlantic Region board.


June 14: 1 – 3:30 p.m. EDT    Defining PCL, basic thinking and mindset, core values

June 16: 1 – 3:30 p.m. EDT    Self-reflection, building relationships, humility

June 21: 1 – 3:30 p.m. EDT    Listening/communication, celebration and recognition

June 23: 1 – 3:30 p.m. EDT    Goal setting feedback and alignment, developing capability, feedback and constructive conversations, wrap-up


Questions, conversations and experiences to drive intropsection and your personal development as a leader including people-centric leadership standard work.


Leaders at every level in an organziation. (Everybody is a leader!)


To fully participate in this virtual event, a high-speed internet connection, speaker/headphones, microphone and webcam are needed. While not required, you will have a better online experience if you do not use wireless internet service. A wired/ethernet connection will have a stronger signal than wireless. Make sure you download the Zoom Client for Meetings desktop application for the best experience. Do not use the version available through your web browser as it has limited features.

We strive to host events that are inclusive and accessible to everyone to fully participate and engage. Live captioning will be available for this event. Please email if you have any questions.


You can become an AME member during the registration process for $150 per year and obtain the discounted AME member rate for this event. Your membership will also entitle you to a registration discount for all future AME conferences, seminars, workshops and webinars for one year.

Payment or purchase order must be received by the AME office five days prior to the event start date. If no payment or PO number is received, you will be asked to pay with a credit card or check at the event before entry.

Cancellation Policy: For paid events, enrollment fee less a $100 non-refundable registration charge will be refunded up to one week before the event. Substitutions may be made up to three days prior to the start of the workshop.

Notes: This event may be canceled by AME for any reason. AME is not responsible for incidental costs incurred by registrants. By registering for this meeting, I hereby acknowledge and agree that AME or its agents may take photographs of me during events and may use those photographs for AME’s purposes, including but not limited to news and promotional purposes, without further compensation to me.