Leadership Essentials: Group Learning Program, Spring Session One

Date: February 8, 2018
Time: 8:30am–4:30pm
Location: 2400 Old Ivy Road, Room 189, except for final class of each session


Program Description: This program begins with a focus on the foundations of leadership, such as creating a shared vision and trust and progresses to the nuts-and-bolts of leading as a manager. The participants interact during class discussions and activities, learning from each other and building valuable relationships.

Audience: This program is intended for new managers. No prior knowledge or skill is necessary.

Program Content: Day 1: Introduction to The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership®, from The Leadership Challenge, by James Kouzes and Barry Posner Day 2: Creating a Climate of Trust, Effective Communications, and Hiring the Best Day 3: DiSC Assessment for Managers, Performance Management and Progressive Discipline Day 4: Human Resources Policy and Compliance, Delegating, and Managing Conflict Day 5: Crucial Conversations® Day 6: Inspiring and Engaging Employees, Action Planning, and Business Responsibilities Meet & Greet Day 7: Leadership Lift-Off Graduation

Pre-work is assigned before most class days.

Date and time: Thursdays, February 8, 15, 22, March 1, 8, 15, 8:30am – 4:30pm and Wednesday, May 16, 9:30am – 1:00pm

Program Deadlines and Requirements: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

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