Los Angeles - The Seven Essentials of Leadership Finesse
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Los Angeles - The Seven Essentials of Leadership Finesse

When: Wednesday, January 15, 2020
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Where: The City Club
555 S Flower St
51st Floor
Los Angeles, California  90071
United States
Presenter: Ryan K. Lahti, Ph.D.
Contact: Kinette K. Cager
213-480-0809 x240

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PIHRA Los Angeles

The Seven Essentials of Leadership Finesse

presented by Ryan K. Lahti, Ph.D.


When dealing with office politics and interpersonal conflict, how do you “show up”? If you are facing tricky situations, how well do you use tact, emotional intelligence, and forethought regarding impact to handle them?

For exceptional leaders, finesse is the key, especially in STEM organizations. It is what they possess and how they accomplish objectives. Finesse enables them to influence, motivate and hold people accountable as they build relationships with critical stakeholders and create work environments where employees flourish.

In this program, you will learn:

  • What finesse looks like and how it distinguishes people
  • How to build and apply the seven essentials of finesse
  • What STEM organizations are along with common challenges leaders face running them


Program Agenda

7:30am - 8:00am - Registration & Welcome
8:00am - 9:30am - Speaker Presentation




Ryan K. Lahti, Ph.D., OrgLeader, LLC

Dr. Ryan Lahti is the founder and managing principal of OrgLeader. He optimizes the performance of Fortune 500 and midsize organizations driven by science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) as well as leaders who run them. Ryan combines business experience in over 20 industries with a background in leadership assessment/development, executive coaching, talent management, and organizational effectiveness. His three decades of experience includes Bank of America, IBM, Beckman Coulter and Toyota.

Prior to founding OrgLeader in 2006, Ryan worked for global consulting firms including Ernst & Young and Hay Group. He also held corporate positions where he oversaw leadership and organizational development. In his spare time, Ryan taught executive MBA and MBA courses on leadership, team dynamics and organizational behavior.

Ryan authored The Finesse Factor: How to Build Exceptional Leaders in STEM Organizations. He is a contributor to Forbes and member of the Forbes Coaches Council. Check out his publications on leadership, talent management and organizational effectiveness issues at Forbes.com.



This program is valid for 1.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.

Professionals In Human Resources Association (PIHRA) is recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.

This program has been approved for 1.5 HR (General) recertification credit hours through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute homepage at www.hrci.org.

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Registration Rates

Category Pre-Registration Onsite
PIHRA Member $45 $45
Guest/Nonmember $60 $60
PIHRA Member In-Transition $35 $35
PIHRA Student Member $25 $25

Online registration closes on Monday, January 13, 2020 at 8:00pm. Registrations after this date will only be taken on-site.


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There will be a 50% administration fee for any cancellations. If you need to cancel, we must receive it in writing (email or fax) 2 business days prior to the event during normal business hours. Refunds will not be given to no-shows. Credits will not be issued for use towards future PIHRA events.


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