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Lumina practitioners will share how our personality aspects influence our leadership traits. Participants will be guided through an interactive experience to create a unique picture of their personalities, strengths, weaknesses, and overextensions that will lead to improving team communication and collaboration. Additionally, participants will learn the 5 thinking styles and uncover how to quickly build rapport with each. Finally, this session will guide the participants through an exercise that helps them identify what helps them be at their best and identify barriers that keep them from being their best. 


Learning Objectives:

  1. Examine individuals' own multi-faceted personality, strengths and growth opportunities to improve team communication and collaboration.
  2. Recognize the diversity and strengths of each individual team member and what they bring to the table.
  3. Identify individuals’ overextensions and examine strategies for personal growth.
  4. Describe the 5 thinking styles and strategies to quickly build rapport with each.


Presented By: Dave Closson

Dave Closson

Dave Closson is the owner of DJC Solutions, LLC, a modern-day consulting company with a combined focus of serving substance misuse prevention professionals, law enforcement officers, and military veterans. DJC Solutions connects others to sustainable habits, aligned experiences, and next-level excellence. Dave is the author of “Motivational Interviewing for Campus Police” and was chosen as one of the few Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) #StillServing Heroes nationwide.

Dave was most recently the Co-Director of the Mid-America Prevention Technology Transfer Center which is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. His PTTC served as a prevention catalyst, empowering individuals and fostering partnerships to promote safe, healthy, and drug-free communities across Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, and Kansas.

He was previously a Training/Technical Assistance Specialist for SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT). Before joining CAPT, Dave was Assistant Director of the Illinois Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Other Drug, and Violence Prevention.

Dave brings a unique experience to substance misuse prevention, having served as a university police officer at Eastern Illinois University. Dave was deployed as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. While spending a year in Iraq with his infantry battalion and his recon team, he earned the Combat Infantryman’s Badge and was awarded two Army Commendation Medals (one for valor and one for meritorious service).

Training, coaching, and helping others is what he does best!


Learn more about the series: Leadership Institute Community of Practice