This is the online version of our flagship leadership class. The sessions have been adapted for the Zoom interface. Since instructors and participants don't have to travel to a physical location, we've modified the class to better fit people's schedules. Classes will be held 8:30AM-noon on two back-to-back days each month, rather than on one full day per month.
Session 1: 1-Jun and 2-Jun
Session 2: 22-Jun and 23-Jun
One-on-ones: 6-7-8-Jul (each participant will have a single one-hour session with an instructor on one of these dates)
Session 4: 20-Jul and 21-Jul
Session 5: 3-Aug and 4-Aug
Session 6: 24-Aug and 25-Aug
Session 7: 14-Sep and 15-Sep
Session 8: 28-Sep and 29-Sep
Session 9: 12-Oct and 13-Oct
All meetings will be conducted using Zoom. Books and other materials will be shipped to participants before the first class. Additional materials will include the Strength Deployment Inventory, an online assessment offered through Personal Strengths Publishing.
Please use our contact form to let us know your interest. We can accommodate participant groups from 2 to 99 online, and we will resume in-person training (available in the US and Canada) when it is safe to do so.
People are always watching their leaders. They take their cues from what they see, so leaders should ask themselves: “What am I showing them?”
This course will help leaders be the best role models for their people as they actively live their integrity. Being in charge means that integrity comes down to the leader’s attitude and expectations. Join us and enhance your skills in this critical foundation of leadership!
People always watching (you are always the leader)
Have a vision for everything
Give people your expectations
Your integrity builds trust in others
People will follow those who demonstrate integrity
We always have choices
Applying this to the real world
How can we mentor and grow our people while we are practicing “social distancing?” Can we use this time apart to build stronger professional relationships with our people?
This session will introduce strategies for building and enhancing connections, identifying areas for targeted improvement, and bringing out the best in people while they are going through some of the worst uncertainty of their professional lives.
Methods of growing people
My personal mentoring style
Targeting areas for growth and improvement to bring out the best in each person
Mentoring programs that work online
Many Baby Boomers and Gen-Xers describe having issues understanding, communicating with, and motivating their Millennial and “Gen-Z” employees. This course will teach effective strategies that established professionals can use to “bridge the gap” between cohorts to create an effective and fulfilling work environment for members of all generations.
Generational cohort differences
How to communicate effectively across generations
A great mentoring relationship can be a game-changer. When mentoring programs are done right, they improve morale, confidence, retention, and help to reveal and grow the next generation of company leaders. Too often, though, mandatory mentoring programs in which people are assigned a mentor fizzle out as ineffective.
This program will discuss the steps that companies can take to create mentoring programs that get results.
Characteristics of effective mentoring programs
Recruiting and training prospective mentors
Assigning mentors and mentees: strategies that work
What gets measured gets done: mentoring assessments
Rewards and incentives
Developing structures that continue the success of good mentoring programs
Effective leaders at companies learn how to communicate well, manage their own emotions, motivate people, guide their teams through change, and deal with conflict. They make sure that clients, team-members, and shareholders are all getting what they need. Leaders who develop these interpersonal skills are better equipped to delight their clients, improve employee morale and retention, and create effective teams—all of which improve the company's performance and the bottom line. This presentation will provide an overview of the practical skillset that emerging leaders can choose to develop. These skills can be used for motivating, coaching, and mentoring staff members, building relationships with clients, and creating effective teams. People who choose to develop this skillset early in their careers have a competitive edge as they move up in their organizations.
Foundations of effective leadership
Relationship Awareness Theory and the Motivational Value System
Emotional Intelligence, i.e., "How to keep your head when those around you are losing theirs"
Coaching and mentoring
Strategic planning for your career
A leadership culture creates an environment in which every person can and should be a leader in something at every point in his/her career. People are empowered and inspired to go above and beyond. It requires effective mentoring and communication of a strong vision from the top.
Principles of Leadership Culture
Benefits of a Leadership Culture
Developing a Leadership Culture
Group dynamics can create roadblocks to effective collaboration, and “social distancing” can make it even harder to get everyone moving in the same direction and collaborating well with other team-members.
Team-leaders need to know what makes a team function well, how to address issues before they snowball… and these days, leaders need to know how to bring people together to get things done using text, email, phone, and Zoom.
Teaching leaders emotional intelligence as a practical skillset creates tangible benefits to companies. Leaders with emotional intelligence are more effective at communication, leading change, client relations, team-building, and conflict resolution. Their employees are highly motivated, self-directed, and more productive. Retention of the best and brightest people in the industry will give their companies a competitive edge in the marketplace and a more robust bottom-line.
“Born leaders” vs. “Grown leaders”
Keys to effective leadership
Practical definition of emotional intelligence
Giving feedback that makes a difference
Growing confidence to move people into action
If you don't see the program you need here, please ask for it through our contact form. We have facilitators from a variety of professional backgrounds and with expertise from academia, business, law, non-profits, psychology, and as clergy, entrepreneurs, and authors--so please ask!