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Out of an abundance of caution around COVID-19 and with a focus on protecting the health and safety of our employees and clients, we are modifying our upcoming events schedule. Please visit aeulead.com/coronavirus for more information and a detailed list of affected events.

Our team conducts online and in-person events throughout the year. We are also available to speak at conferences and seminars.


In 2020, AEU LEAD is running a five-part webinar series for company owners, executives, and decision makers, breaking down the topic of Strategic Planning and Operational Change Management.

Change and the management of change are synonymous with success for today's organizations.  Consider the following:

  • 98% of all companies have taken on major change initiatives in the past five years.
  • The rate of change has increased by 35% in just the past two years alone. 
  • On average, change initiatives succeed in meeting desired objectives only 30% of the time.

The stakes have never been higher. Companies that experience a major stall in growth have a 10% chance of fully recovering. Small businesses (500 or fewer employees) account for 99.7% of all U.S. companies. Categorically, these organizations are most at-risk, as two-thirds of stalled companies are ultimately acquired, taken private, or forced into bankruptcy.


During the registration process, you will make your selection of which webinar(s) you'd like to attend.


Dates and themed topics of webinar series are as follows:

Introduction to Strategic Planning & Operational Change Management | February 27, 2020

In this introduction, we’ll discuss the purpose of strategic planning and the keys to launching a successful change initiative. We'll also provide an overview of the process for operational change.

Preparing Vision & Mission Statements | April 21, 2020

We’ll discuss the purpose of vision and mission statements, provide scope and essential parameters for each, and will highlight who should be involved in the process.

Establishing Strategic Goals | June 16, 2020

We’ll show you how to transition and form the strategic goals that support vision and mission statements. We’ll also address involvement of key stakeholders, which is critical for achieving desired outcomes.


Creating Critical Business Objectives | July 14, 2020

We’ll show you how to breakdown goals into critical business objectives. We’ll also discuss why the involvement of subject matter experts and technical resources is most critical at this point in the journey.

Developing Prioritized Work Streams and Action Items | September 22, 2020

We’ll wrap up the series with a focused discussion on developing prioritized work streams and action items  These are the defined steps that allow your organization to effectively transition from its current to a desired future state. Properly constructed, action items reflect stakeholder input and have the buy-in and support needed for organizational transformation.



Online Learning Academy: Leadership Skills for Front-Line Management

Every supervisor deserves the opportunity to become a great leader. AEU LEAD helps them become one. Middle managers who participate in our workshops learn the skills to become highly effective leaders, which increases employee productivity, morale, and retention. This online workshop provides leadership development for front-line supervisors in labor-intensive industries. It is conducted as three live two-hour workshops, delivered on consecutive days.

By attending this workshop, you will:
Demonstrate the behaviors required to earn the respect of employees, customers, and peers
Create a culture that drives employee engagement
Integrate to practice techniques that deliver performance outcomes through others

Who should attend:

Front-line supervisors, foremen, crew leads, and middle managers


Course Pricing:

$400 per learner


August 25 - 27, 2020



October 20 - 22, 2020




Online Learning Academy: Transformational Skills for Executive Management

Organizational change starts at the top. The skills required for executives to lead an organization from its current to a desired future state are people-oriented and transformational in nature. More important than ever before, transformational skills are the key to growth, improvement, and sustainability in the 21st century.

 This course is intended to provide executive leaders with the skills needed to support individuals completing the Leadership Skills for Front-Line Management workshop. It is conducted as three live two-hour workshops, delivered on consecutive days.

By attending this workshop, you will learn to:
Provide organizational and operational direction for needed transitions
Lead from a position of integrity through actions and behaviors
Support middle managers and front-line personnel by involving them in the strategic planning and change management process

Who should attend:

Owners, executives, senior managers, those with direct reports that are primarily managers or supervisors


Course Pricing:

$550 per learner


September 1 - 3, 2020



October 13 - 15, 2020



Due to COVID-19, we are currently providing online workshops only. We plan to resume in-person workshops as soon as we can ensure a safe experience for our workshop instructors and participants. You can find virtual workshop opportunities on this page.




AEU LEAD is available to speak at seminars or conferences. We can deliver a turn-key or customized presentation based on your needs and audience. Topics include leadership, mentorship, rapport-building, executive coaching, front-line leadership development, and more.


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