Workshops & Author Events:

July 11, 2019: Alpha Gamma Delta half day workshop in Indianapolis, IN


June 4, 2019: Full day workshop. Location: Chicago, IL (downtown). In cooperation with Indiana University Executive Education. Learn more:
April 16, 2019: Half day workshop, including 360 assessment and coaching. Location: Indianapolis, IN (northside). Contact us at for registration details!

November 20, 2018: Shields Meneley Partners’ Client Networking Lunch, “Catalyst Effect” Jerry Toomer

November 7, 2018: Translation launch, Budapest, Hungary, Steve Weitzenkorn

Dr. Steve Weitzenkorn, launching first translation of The Catalyst Effect, in Budapest, Hungary, with our Hungarian editor

March 29 & 30, 2018: PDS Personal Clinic, “The Catalyst Effect: Lead From Wherever You Are!” Jerry Toomer and Lee Dicklitch

Event Details: In the spirit of The Butler Way ™ basketball culture, and sparked in part by the idea of the “no-stats all-star”, e.g. Shane Battier, two Butler University business professors have co-authored a unique leadership book that focuses upon building teams from the middle and leading without formal authority to achieve team results and organization success.  Lee and Jerry will share the four Cornerstones and 12 Competencies that were gleaned from field research and will offer examples of how the competencies come to life in successful teams.  Former Butler men’s basketball head coach and current Boston Celtics head coach, Brad Stevens will comment via video: he has been a vocal supporter of this work and wrote the book’s foreword.  Butler University Deputy Director of Athletics Tom Crowley will join the discussion to review The Butler Way Leadership Institute best practices currently utilized by student-athletes and head coaches as a resource to develop positive culture.

JERRY TOOMER, PhD, serves as an Executive Partner and Adjunct Professor in the Lacy School of Business at Butler University as well as a consultant and leadership coach to a wide range of for profit and non-profit organizations.  With over three decades of applied experience as a Human Resource executive in the US and Asia, he brings unique insights into leadership and organization effectiveness.

LEE DICKLITCH, MBA, currently serves as the Butler University Assistant Athletic Director of Internal Operations. He has previously served in a variety of roles within the collegiate and professional sports industry, with notable experience on the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship staff and in the University of Wisconsin-Madison athletics department.

Additional Butler University special guests may join as schedules permit.

February 17, 2018: Book signing at the Butler vs. Providence men’s basketball game, Hinkle Fieldhouse

February 17, 2018: Butler Business Consulting Group presentation, Lacy School of Business