Shafer Leadership Academy Delivers Custom Leadership Programming for LifeStream Services

July 10, 2014 – Muncie, IN – Shafer Leadership Academy, East Central Indiana’s nonprofit leadership development institute, recently hosted a custom leadership program for members of LifeStream Services management team.

Shafer Leadership Academy ‘s Program Director Tisha Gierhart and Executive Director Richard Crist facilitated the four hour workshop, focusing on key elements of building and leading an effective team. The session covered the importance of trust in teambuilding, creating an environment of collaboration, tools for effective communication, and the importance of keeping the “end” in mind when seeking consensus. Here is what one participant had to say about the session; “I believe the most important outcome was examining the importance of team-building and looking at team members from each of their perspectives rather than through your own.”

Shafer Leadership Academy is a community leadership academy where people of all ages, backgrounds and interests can access the tools necessary to develop and enhance their leadership skills. Our aim is to provide expert and useful leadership training that meets the needs of East Central Indiana communities, businesses, civic,  not-for-profit organizations, and private individuals.

LifeStream Services is an award-winning non-profit organization that offers a wide variety of quality services, products, and help to people at risk of losing their independence, their families, and their communities in East Central Indiana. The agency assists nearly 20,000 people each year with meals, transportation, in-home care, housing, caregiver support, guardianship, information, referrals and much more.

To learn more about Shafer Leadership Academy’s on-site and custom leadership programs, visit, or call 765.748.0403. To learn more about LifeStream Services, visit .