leadership forum


Future-Proof Your Leadership Skills

Paragon is offering a unique opportunity for IT leaders in Arizona to learn from one another through shared experiences in a professionally-facilitated setting.

The Forum is designed to help sharpen communication skills, provide enhanced leadership strategies and develop skills to improve attraction, engagement and retention of top-performing employees.

What to Expect:

  • Four learning sessions designed to allow space for you to learn, apply and practice leadership power skills
  • March 28: Effective Communication Through Social Styles
  • April 25: Know Your Team + Difficult Conversations
  • May 30: Clarity, Alignment + Purpose
  • June 27: The Three-Year Letter

Typical Commitment:

  • Three hours one time per month for four months
  • Optional check-ins + coaching in between sessions

Why Participate?

Professional Facilitator

Heidi Bedier

Paragon's Director of Leadership Development, Heidi Bedier, will facilitate the four-part series. Heidi has over 25 years of experience guiding leaders, teams and organizations through change management, leadership development and culture formation. She holds a Master of Science in Adult Learning, Performance and Development and is currently a PhD candidate pursuing her doctoral degree in Educational Leadership. She is a graduate of the Brain-Base Coaching Program with the NeuroLeadership and is a Ritz Carlton Service Excellence Culture Program Participant.

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ITLF member, Bob Martin, shares his Forum experience.

 ITLF member, Stacey Richter, shares her Forum experience.

 ITLF member, Tim Eiler, shares his Forum experience.


"The IT Leadership Forum hosted by Paragon IT professionals is one of the best and most useful collaborations that I have participated in. The speakers and topics that are discussed with other professionals in the field is something that very helpful for day-to-day operations to helping ideate strategic plans. I have found the framework that Paragon has established encourages open and honest conversation that helps leaders grow by challenging preconceived ideology in a safe environment that encourages vulnerability and courage."


"My experience with the Paragon leadership program has been fantastic.  Joel does an amazing job bringing together a diverse group of IT leaders for the program and it creates a rich environment for learning and sharing from each other's experiences.  Tom and Joel do a great job weaving in their own experience and knowledge along with relevant and impactful outside speakers.  I would definitely recommend this experience for both aspiring and seasoned IT leaders alike."


"The Paragon IT Leadership Forum provides members with the unique opportunity to meet several times a year to collaborate and share thoughts, ideas, best practices. The forum has given me time away from day-to-day business activities enabling me to dedicate time to grow personally and professionally. The immersion with thought leaders, both presenters and participants, have sparked fresh ideas and an opportunity to calibrate some aspects of my work so that I can be more effective and successful.



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