University of Iowa Spirit Squads - 2023 Leadership Seminar

Event Date(s):
Saturday, July 22, 2023 1:30PM - 5:00PM
Feller Club Room – Carver Hawkeye Arena
Check In:
07/22/23 1:00 PM - North entrance, Carver Hawkeye Arena
Ends Saturday, July 22, 2023 01:30 PM
$200.00 per team leadership group (4-5 athletes + coach)

Calling all captains, leaders, and coaches!  Join us for a program-changing leadership seminar led by Rob Miller of Proactive Coaching.

Rob Miller was a 3-sport athlete in high school and played NAIA college basketball, where he served as team captain his senior year. He has coached both men and women in high school and college basketball as well as in track and field. He is the former director of Champions of Character for NAIA and the former Director of the National Christian College Athletic Association. He was the commissioner of the Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Conference from 2011 to 2022. He has been a been a partner in “Proactive Coaching” since 2008. He speaks about 120-130 days per year which have included high school and colleges throughout the USA and in 4 other nations. He lives in Liberty, Missouri with his wife Susan.  They have a daughter, Kendall who resides in Wisconsin.

Part I:   Developing Leadership:

Seven Ways to Lead Your Team 

Do not leave leadership of your teams to chance; teach and empower your captains how to lead successfully. This presentation applies seven principles of leadership. 1) Be the first to serve, 2) Be the first to lead by example, 3) Be a lifeline of communication between the coach and the team, 4) Be the first to praise others, 5) Be the first to protect and defend your team (loyalty), 6)Be the first to confront violations of your team standards (solving problems before they impact your team), and 7) Be the first to encourage and the last to become discouraged (mental toughness).

Part II:   What do you stand for?

Establishing Core Covenants and Building Your Inner Circle This presentation is an in-depth look at the first things that must be done when building a team – Guiding Principles (establishing Core Covenants, an identity and vision with actions) and Pride (establishing an inner circle based upon shared joy).