Public Speaking & Seminars

Modeling Leadership Competence


When devising a leadership strategy for an organization, one of the first questions that needs to be answered is, What do we mean by leadership? When created well, a leadership competency model can sit at the nexus of numerous elements of a leadership strategy, including leader selection, leadership training, and succession planning. However, creating a sustainable leadership model is not something that can be accomplished in a brief meeting. A disciplined process is needed to build a comprehensive model that defines the behaviors required of leaders across levels and situations. In this seminar, Bob Grace and Rik Nemanick will review the best practices in developing leadership competency models based on more than 20 years of consulting on leadership.


Attendance is free, but seating is limited, so please RSVP.


Date & Time
Thursday September 21st – 7:30 to 9:30 AM

No Cost
The Leadership Effect is making this program available at no cost, but seating is limited, so please RSVP.

Opinions, Incorporated
716 Geyer Avenue
St. Louis, MO


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HRCI Credit: This program has been approved for 1.5 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. Please be sure to note the program ID number on your recertification application form. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at

Previous Public Seminars 

Since 2012, we have offered free seminars on leadership development for over 30 hours of HRCI recertification credits. Below is a sample of some of the topics:

Turning Strategy into Results – (July 2017)
Best Practices in Succession Planning
– (April 2014)
Maximizing the Top Line: Creating Success in Your Sales Function
– (December 2013)
Before the Crash: Managing Leadership De-railers – (September 2013)
Best Practices in Leadership Assessment – (July 2013)
The Coach’s Toolkit: Practical Tips for Coaching Others – (March 2013)
Beating the Peter Principle: Picking the Best Leaders – (Decemeber 2012)
Driving Results Through Employee Engagement – (October 2012)
Getting the Most from Leadership Coaching – (June 2012)
Accelerated Mentoring – (April 2012)
Best Practices for Mentoring Programs – (March 2012)
Turning Strategy Into Results – (December 2011)
Helping Managers Tackle Performance Problems – (September 2011)
Best Practices for Succession Planning – (June 2011)
Before the Crash: Managing Leadership Derailers – (April 2011)

Public Offerings

Rik will be giving a talk about mentoring to the Gateway Association of Legal Administrators on March 26th. You can learn more and register here.
Rik will be conducting his public seminar on Developing the Strategic Leader at Enterprise Bank on April 24th. More details when registration is open.
Rik will be speaking on using assessment for selection and development at the AAIM conference on May 8th. You can learn more and register here.

Check this space for future public seminars from Rik & Bob.

Past Speaking Engagements

Association of Legal Administrators – Gateway Chapter
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
Distributors Council
Gateway Industrial Organizational Psychologists
Human Resource Management Association of St. Louis
Institute of Internal Auditors
Institute of Management Consultants of St. Louis
International Association of Business Communicators of St. Louis
Junior League of St. Louis
Leading Edge Alliance
Medical Group Management Association of Greater St. Louis
National Association of Black Accountants
St. Louis Organization Development Network
Structural Engineers Association of Kansas & Missouri
Lewis & Clark SHRM
The How-To in Managing an Effective Mentoring Program
Mentoring in the Legal Profession
Developing the Strategic Leader
Best Practices in Mentoring: Relationships and Processes
Mentoring for Employee and Leader Development
Mentoring for Internal Auditors
Understanding the Power of Executive Coaching
Communicating for Change
Strategic Planning in Nonprofit Organizations
Creating Partner Accountability for Firm Success
Strategy for Your Group Practice
Building Effective Mentoring Relationships
The Tools of Strategy
Maximizing Leadership Capital
Driving Results through Employee Engagement