TWO-DAY WORKSHOP

For 6 to 20 participants at your place of business

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WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

In the history of human kind, the pace of change has never been greater! As a result, organizations need a new type of leader. They need leaders who are adept at facilitating change while creating environments that foster innovation and inspire commitment.

This workshop takes a “whole person” approach to leadership development. Not only will participants study the traditional teachings of coaching, team development, and communication, but we will also explore the art of taking responsibility and the importance of well-being and personal awareness.

This workshop can be customized for specific industries and participant groups.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

  • Anyone currently in a leadership role
  • Anyone who has been identified as a potential leader

PARTICIPANTS WILL LEARN:

  • Understand the impact of current leadership practices
  • Identify leadership development needs
  • Link their thinking and personal values with organizational values
  • Build personal effectiveness in leading, communicating, coaching, and team building

COURSE OUTLINE

Introduction

Leadership

  • Exploring the leadership models for today
  • Leading in a team-based environment
  • Creating a shared vision
  • Integrating effective reward and recognition strategies
  • Understanding the implications for your leadership style
  • Building a foundation for effective leadership
  • Understanding the mindsets associated with effective leadership
  • Linking personal and organizational values

Team Development

  • Building and maintaining an effective team
  • Reading and responding to the stages in a team’s development
  • Having a recipe for a successful team
  • Integrating the practices associated with high performance teams
  • Dealing with conflict, diversity and performance barriers
  • Building cross-functional capability

Coaching, Counselling, and Mentoring

  • Using effective coaching strategies
  • Applying the skills required by four (4) different types of coaching
  • Being an empowering coach
  • Coaching that encourages the acceptance of personal responsibility

Learning

  • Recognizing the need for and the benefits of continuous learning
  • Creating and maintaining a learning environment
  • Using creative tension, action learning and different learning styles
  • Developing strategies for leveraging learning within the organization

Communication

  • Following a model for effective communication
  • Using “generous listening” and “straight talk”
  • Understanding your communication style
  • Learning communication strategies for effective leaders

Well-Being

  • Linking personal well-being to leadership effectiveness
  • Creating a healthy work environment
  • Implementing strategies for personal well-being — diet, exercise, stress reduction and balance

Personal Awareness and Responsibility

  • Recognizing and owning “my” responsibilities
  • Understanding my communication, leadership, and thinking styles
  • Creating personal action plans for change and development

Summary and Evaluations

METHODOLOGY

This is a highly interactive workshop involving case studies and role plays so participants can practice new behaviours and techniques. Participants will gain powerful personal insights from the feedback received during the program.

Pre-Work: A 360 feedback process must be completed in the days leading up to the workshop.  In addition participants will be required to complete a communication effectiveness and thinking style profile questionnaires as well as identify a personal leadership challenge situation.