Next Event – Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter

Join us on November 3, 2017 in Albany. Unleash the geniuses on your team!

9:15 a.m. Welcome & Program Overview
9:20 a.m. (Multipliers Part I) The Multiplier Effect: The Accidental Diminisher
11:30 a.m. Facilitated Discussions in “Role-Alike” Groups
12:00 p.m. Lunch and Networking
12:45 p.m. (Multipliers Part II) The Essential Multiplier Practice: Becoming a Multiplier
3:00 p.m. Program Close

Learning Outcomes

  • Become a better leader – Learn the behaviors you can take as a leader to encourage the smart people you work with to bring their best selves to work.
  • Drive results – These leadership tactics will make your team/campus more successful.

Date: Friday, November 3, 2017
Time: 9:15 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Registration (includes lunch):
$75 SUNY
$150 Non-SUNY

Location: SUNY System Administration, 13th floor Tower Boardroom
Parking: The SUNY garage cannot accommodate visitor parking. There are several lots in downtown Albany, and here is information: Upon arrival at System Administration, you must check-in at the Visitor’s Desk before heading up to the meeting room.

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*Please note that SUNY’s Center for Professional Development manages event registration, and are now using a new registration system. Everyone must first create a user account with CPD before you can register for this event. If you have any trouble with the system, you may reach out to Michaela Rehm at or 315.214.2418.

In today’s complex environments, leaders are being asked to drive innovation with fewer resources. Some teams are highly productive while others are not. Based on the WSJ best-selling leadership book Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter by Liz Wiseman, this session illustrates how some leaders drain creativity out of their teams while other leaders foster a culture of intelligence and passion. Leaders and team members alike will benefit from learning how to fully engage the talent around them.

Participants will:

  • Learn the five disciplines that distinguish Multipliers from Diminishers and how these disciplines impact their organizations;
  • Be able to identify how they and the leaders in their organization may be accidentally diminishing the intelligence and capabilities of their teams; and,
  • Gain an understanding of the Foundational Multipliers skills and techniques that they can immediately employ to amplify the intelligence and capabilities of the people around them.

Session Description

We’ve all had experience with two dramatically different types of leaders. The first type drains intelligence, energy and capability from the people around them and always need to be the smartest person in the room. These are the idea killers, the diminishers of talent and commitment. On the other side of the spectrum are leaders who use their intelligence to amplify the smarts and capabilities of the people around them. When these leaders walk into a room, light bulbs go off over people’s heads; ideas flow and problems get solved. These are the leaders who inspire employees to stretch themselves further than they thought possible. These are the Multipliers. And the world needs more of them, especially now when leaders are expected to do more with less.

During this highly engaging workshop you will understand the research behind Multipliers and the positive and profitable effect these Multipliers have on organizations – how they get more done with fewer resources and develop, attract, and retain talent, cultivating new ideas to drive organizational change and innovation. You will learn the five disciplines that distinguish Multipliers from Diminishers and ways to maximize talent and leadership potential by recognizing the Multipliers and Diminishers in your teams. What could your campus accomplish with access to all the intelligence that sits inside it?