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SBE Leadership Development Course

Location:Atlanta, GA

Date: Tuesday-Thursday, August 9-11, 2016

Course Description

What Past Attendees Thought

About Your Instructor
Recertification Credit

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Leadership Development Webinar Series


Course Description

The SBE has presented the SBE Leadership Development Course since 1997. The NAB sponsored this course from 1965 to 1995. This intense course is designed specifically for broadcast engineers who have or aspire to have management responsibilities. The SBE offers the course in cooperation with instructor Rodney Vandeveer, a professional leadership and management trainer and a professor of Organizational Leadership and Supervision at Purdue University.

When asked about taking the SBE Leadership Development Course, Robbie Winter, CTO, CBT, said " I learned more about myself in three days than I have in the last 30 years!”

Designed to take technically adept people and instill in them sound leadership, supervisory and management skills, the SBE Leadership Development Course is equally beneficial for those who are already in management and for those without prior management or supervisory experience.

This highly interactive course will be challenging and rewarding, and includes training in the following areas:

  • Understanding the Dynamics of Leadership
  • CAPS Study: Discover Your Leadership Behavioral Style
  • Communications
  • Effective Motivation Techniques
  • Building Winning Teams (team process and team advantage)
  • Responsible Management
  • Insights into Generational Differences
  • Leadership is an Attitude
  • Managing Conflict, Counseling and Discipline


This three-day event challenges you to refine your leadership skills as you better understand and improve how you interact with others. Bring a team and share the experience of this highly interactive event.  Come, enjoy, learn and have some fun growing as a leader in the process.


Registration includes all course materials, three days of instruction, the Leadership Development Webinar Series of three webinars, a certificate of completion, light breakfast items and classroom beverages.



SBE Members: $620

Non-Members: $675

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2014 SBE Leadership Development Course

          “Leaders, managers, and subordinates can all benefit from this seminar. There are many aspects that are relevant to all employees"

    Brian Oliger, WTOP-FM Washington D.C.

Leadership Development Course, August 2014

     “Very well presented – Good group procedures to prove points – lot of good info.”

         Randy Garrett, Fox Sports

Leadership Development Course, August 2012

  “Rodney knows this stuff inside and out and makes it interesting as well; plus the real life examples from his careers help prove the points."

     Bob Sulecki, WRTV Indianapolis

Leadership Development Course, August 2012

      “Rodney is energetic, interesting and humorous.”

Krissy Mabry, CNN - DC BEST

Leadership Development Course, August 2012

"Excellent program. Eye opener. Loved the content."

       Kidane Stephanos, CNN

August 2014

 “I learned more about myself in three days than I have in the last 30 years!”

       Attendee, Leadership Development Course, August 2011


About Your Instructor

Rodney Vandeveer, a Professor of Organizational Leadership and Supervision at Purdue University, brings more than thirty (30) years of industrial and business experience in management positions in human resources, training and development and manufacturing.

One student of the 2010 SBE Leadership Development Course said, "Rodney's passion is evident as is his ability to encourage participation and his gift to communicate the content."

Rodney earned a BS Degree from Purdue in 1973 and his Masters in Management from Indiana Wesleyan University in 1990. Rodney's business career began as a Production Engineer for Rostone Corporation, a division of Allen Bradley. After numerous positions with AB, Rodney was made Plant Manager with responsibility for 12 million dollar operation in Spencer, Indiana. He later worked as Manager of Labor Studies for RCA in Bloomington, returning to Lafayette's Rostone Plant as Director or Human Resources followed by Director of Operations.

Rodney has been a professor at Purdue University since 1994 teaching classes in Human Behavior in Organizations, Leadership Philosophy, Leadership Strategies for Quality and Productivity, and a graduate course in Emerging World-class Leadership Strategies.  He also consults with Purdue’s Technical Assistance Program and has his own business in VanTECH Training.

Recertification Credit

The completion of this course qualifies for 3 Credits toward recertification, identified under Category G of the Recertification Schedule for SBE Certifications. 


Hyatt Place Atlanta Airport South

1899 Sullivan Road

College Park, GA 30337

Phone: (770) 994-2997

Room Rate: $99 per night, single/double occupancy, mention the Society of Broadcast Engineers or SBE when calling 1-888-492-8847, rooms must be booked by July 13, 2016

Book your room online

Hotel Amenities:

Complimentary wireless Internet

Hot breakfast included with sleeping room rate

24-hour made-to-order menu items and pre-packaged snacks

Complimentary airport shuttle

Complimentary parking

Outdoor pool


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If you have questions regarding this course, contact Kristin Owens via email or by phone at (317) 846-9000.


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