Perhaps you’ve been wondering where to go to obtain the leadership tools and skills you need. Or, you know someone who’s got great potential and needs additional training in those ever-important interpersonal and supervisory skills to be well-positioned for promotion. Consider LeadFit 2018, sponsored by the Colorado Society of CPAs, a program specifically for CPAs and CPA-track accounting professionals who are looking to grow professionally and personally.

• Relationship Building – listening and presence; professional and personal

• Managing a Team v. Leading a Team – goal setting; conflict resolution

• Performance Evaluation and Feedback – acknowledgement;

confrontation; resolution; rewards

• Negotiation – message tailoring; requesting

• Rainmaking – thinking styles; generational styles

• Role Definition – qualitative and quantitative

• Defining Your “Best Work” – linking to purpose, commitment, and boundaries

Lorrie Blanchard Tietze is the founder and manager of Interface Consulting, LLC, Castle, Rock, Colo., a consulting firm focused on helping companies enable change and build productivity through process, tools, and skills. She is committed to helping people help themselves and their businesses.

Lorrie consults with Fortune 500 companies, governmental agencies, and not-for-profit organizations. The COCPA chose her to help create and facilitate LeadFit because she understands the professional services world and the importance of the human dimension in creating meaningful, sustainable relationships. her high energy approach and commitment to personal growth guarantee that you will not only gain the skills you need for success but that you will truly enjoy the learning experience.

Before establishing her consulting practice, Lorrie worked in the manufacturing and engineering fields. She is adept at maintaining strong customer relationships, developing international, multi-functional teams, and working in fast-paced, challenging environments.
This innovative leadership development program, created in collaboration with Interface Consulting, LLC, is designed to enable you to gain the knowledge, skills, and practice to achieve your desired professional and personal results including interacting effectively with, leading, and managing people. The program is limited to 16 participants who commit to attending all sessions. You are also encouraged to identify an individual from your firm or company who will serve as your sponsor. Delivered over five months, the program is recommended for 24 hours of continuing professional education credit. It includes two 8-hour and two 4-hour group workshops, a special debriefing session, individual coaching, a welcome BBQ hosted by COCPA CEO, Mary Medley, and COCPA leadership, and a celebration event at its conclusion.

JULY 12 [Kickoff BBQ] | Casa Cloud

Welcome BBQ for all participants, with LeadFit Facilitator Lorrie Blanchard Tietze and COCPA leadership.

JULY 13 [Session One] | COCPA Classroom
Breakfast and lunch included.

AUGUST 10 [Session Two] • 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | COCPA Classroom 

SEPTEMBER 7 [Session Three] • 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | COCPA Classroom

OCTOBER 18 [Optional Debrief] • 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. | Casa Cloud

Refreshments included.

NOVEMBER 13 [Session Four] • 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. | COCPA Classroom
Breakfast, lunch, and graduation reception included.

You will receive, over the five-month period, up to two hours of optional, individual phone coaching to address your specific needs. Additional coaching time will be available at a discounted rate. All coaching and group sessions are confidential. ‍
Complete and return the application form by June 29, 2018. You will be notified of your acceptance. Your sponsor will be invoiced for the $1445 program fee, which is payable on receipt and no later than July 1, 2018.