Leadership Essentials

Target Audience is Managers with several years of supervisory experience, appropriate for building leadership competencies in core management teams.

Course Descriptions

Building a Dynamic Team

  • Examine what makes dynamic, effective work groups
  • Identify appropriate responses for resolving team problems

Presenting for Results

  • Discuss best practices in presentation skills
  • Learn to Play and deliver a dynamic and effective presentation

Improving your Team

  • Build trust with colleagues through learning to accept conflict as a positive, necessary element to growth
  • Accept conflict as a positive, necessary element to growth
  • Appreciate the need for commitment to team principles and organizational goals

Negotiating for Success

  • Understand the concepts of negotiation based on mutual interest and benefit
  • Learn and practice a series of steps for working through a negotiation

Strengthening Your Team and Leadership

  • Determine five strengths themes as a result of taking the StrengthsFinders assessment.
  • Identify ways to work together as a team to optimize


An additional three (3) days of classes are chosen by the program participants to meet common training needs. Possible electives include:

  • Building Trust in the Workplace
  • Change, Creativity and Innovation
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Effective Decision Making
  • Critical Thinking
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Finance for Non-Financial Managers
  • Prioritization and Effective Meetings
  • Managing Expectations and Performance
  • Project Management
  • Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team
  • Coach, Mentor, Motivate

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