10 sessions (2 hrs. each) Typically delivered over a 10-week period
Rapid development of new and effective leaders is a priority for many organizations across numerous industries facing complex challenges including a wave of senior level retirements and unplanned turnover of mid-career leaders. In addition, many emerging leaders are impatient to accelerate their career trajectories, and they seek opportunities elsewhere if they feel that their current organization doesn’t support those ambitions.
More than ever before, organizations are helping their emerging leaders quickly learn and deploy core management skills, develop a broad strategic perspective, take their leadership skills to the next level, and expand their professional and personal networks.
Presented over ten weeks, this intensive virtual learning program is designed to help new managers master core business concepts and build key skills including leadership, strategy, communication, coaching, and negotiation. Participants will gain a cross-functional view through sessions led by instructors specializing in each subject area and through project-based learning.
Provide opportunities for your “emerging leaders” to develop and grow, accelerating their path to leadership success.
Increase retention of high-potential leaders who want to know that the organization is investing in their career progress.
Avoid the challenges createdwhen high-performing individual contributors struggle with the transition into a leadership role.
Enhance the effectiveness of first-time supervisors which will boost the engagement and productivity of their teams.
Provide guidance and support to non-traditional candidates for leadership roles to help ensure successful transition.
Enhance the “pipeline” of effective leaders ready to take on mid-level and senior-level leadership roles.
10-Week Learning Journey
Your Personal Leadership Brand
Why do you lead? What is your leadership motivation?
Identify your values and how they align with your team’s
Define your vision and learn how to communicate it
Cultivate self- awareness and identify your personal BOD
Understand the concept of serving those you lead
Show your team that you care and help them succeed
Time and Priority Management
Mindset shift from self to productivity through others
Define goals and priorities for strategic planning
Create a work management matrix
Plan tasks and assign roles and responsibilities
Gain commitment from bosses and team members
Course correct as needed and celebrate successes
The Leader as a Coach
Characteristics of a leader as a coach
Leadership and coaching styles
Diagnosing root causes of performance issues
The Alignment Ladder
Setting SMART goals
The GROW model for coaching conversations
The SBI model for providing feedback
Communication Skills for Leaders
The process of communication and barriers
Importance of clarity, brevity, and humanity in business communication
Written communication including effective emails
1:1 interpersonal communication including active listening
Group presentations and visual communication
DISC-Based Communication Strategies
Self-awareness of one’s behavioural style: natural strengths and cautions
Flexing communication approach based on team styles and preferences
Creating favourable work conditions based on DISC
Demeaning and directive behaviours to avoid
DISC-based influence and persuasion approaches
The “natural tension” of
The impact of emotions
Voice, tone, and body
Steps for a successful
Intentional Leadership and
Your natural leadership
Benefits and limitations of
Adapting your style to the
individual’s readiness (skill
Four step delegation
Helping your team grow
Employee Motivation and
10 proven employee
How to crack the
“motivational code” of each
Setting clear performance
Gaining the employee
perspective in a dialogue
issues directly in a fact-based manner