Transformational Leadership Development Series

This series focuses on the competencies for “key leaders” that influence organizational development and direction, including strategic communication, creating a strengths-based culture, demonstrating emotional intelligence, leading change, supporting diversity/equity/inclusion and ethical leadership.

  • Professional assessments include:
    • – Gallup Clifton StrengthsFinder®
    • – Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQ–i2.0®)
         (Emotional Intelligence)
    • – Everything DiSC®
  • 24 hours of instructional classes broken into six, four-hour classes
  • Individual coaching sessions available upon request
  • 2.4 CEUs

This six-class series focuses on the following:

1. Establishing a Leadership VoiceNavigating through difficult conversations is an essential skill for leaders. Explore leadership communication styles and describe individual dominant form and how to generate presence and rapport. Discover how to communicate a clear mission, vision, and values. Identify the factors that motivate others and consider approaches to coach effectively.

2. Developing Strengths-Based LeadershipOutstanding leaders use strengths-based coaching and team development approaches. Explore the strengths-based leadership philosophy while assessing personal leadership strengths. Individuals will identify the strengths of those in their sphere of influence and apply practical strategies to best leverage strengths.

3. Leading with Emotional Intelligence (EI)Recognizing the impact of EI builds stronger work and team relationships. Define EI and its impact on effective leadership and gain personal insight into EI competencies through self-assessment. Identify critical work relationships and their importance to leaders while utilizing EI to increase the effectiveness in critical work relationships.

4. Leading Through ChangeChange leaders must help set a new direction, share a compelling vision of the future, define new expectations and behaviors,, gain added commitment from people, review progress and analyze results. This session will explore the role of leaders in planning and implementing change, identify practices for sustaining change long term, examine the common causes of change resistance and strategies for change resilience.

5. Leading with Diversity, Equity & InclusionWorkplace inequities have caused leaders to reexamine their cultural environment with a spotlight on diversity, equity and inclusion. Accepting, understanding, acknowledging, celebrating and valuing differences are critical for competency. This session will uncover personal strategies for cultural differences and how those differences can drive an organization’s employee engagement, productivity and innovation.

6. Leadership in an Ethical CultureLeaders must be intentional, clear and concise about their desires for operating within an ethical culture; however, employees at all levels of the company play a role in shaping a strong ethical environment. This session will touch on the significance that culture, leadership and strategy can make in an organization, and how they impact productivity and employee retention.

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