September Luncheon (Virtual) - Practical Adaptive Leadership: Turning Leadership into a Verb

Kentuckiana Chapter Meeting – September 20, 2022

Topic: Practical Adaptive Leadership: Turning Leadership into a Verb

A powerful tool to drive employee engagement and empowerment


Leadership is no longer about the presence of a positional powerbase. One must start thinking in terms of self-leadership, and how to utilize the referent powerbase, shifting his or her concept of leadership from a noun to a verb. Through a focus on the details of Adaptive Leadership, this program will show individuals how to build the skills necessary to properly utilize Adaptive techniques.

Adaptive Leadership was developed out of Harvard University, specifically around how human psychology, evolutionary biology, and behavioral economics impact leadership when faced with the fast-paced and ever-present change of today’s world.

An Adaptive leader must change their approach to problem solving, testing, communicating, and executing. These individuals must understand the implications of their work on the overall system, and they must constantly filter their work based on the value of the outcomes produced.

Innovation professionals are beginning to find themselves asked to support the development of the “future state,” and be the trusted advisors to ensure the value of that “future state” is properly defined. Adaptive Leadership skills have proven to be a critical tool in ensuring success for innovation professionals.


Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the critical elements of defining value
  • Exposure to systems thinking and dealing with adaptive challenges over technical issues
  • Understand the mindset required for adaptive leaders
  • Understand the work approach and critical concepts



David Mantica has 25 years of business-to-business services, consulting, coaching, and training industry experience in roles from operations, service delivery, marketing, product management and executive management. Just recently he successfully sold his business-to-business training firm having taken it from $1.2m to $13m in seven years all done organically.


Currently David is the VP and General Manager for SoftEd US, a leading provider of transformational training services, working to support companies in embracing agile methods for achieving business results. Along with his work at SoftEd, David provides business owner coaching services to several companies in the Raleigh-Durham area through DTM Services. He also provides pro bono career coaching services and presentations to individuals and organizations throughout the US.

 David Mantica


1 Leadership PDU

Event Properties

Event Date 09-20-2022 11:30 am
Event End Date 09-20-2022 1:00 pm
Registration Start Date 09-01-2022 8:30 am
Capacity 100
Registered 0
Available place 100
Cut off date 09-19-2022 1:00 pm
Individual Price TBD
Location Virtual