Leadership Development


Developing Personal Leadership: Mastering the Art of Empowerment

Your leadership style is characterized by the way you interact with your colleagues, supervisors, family and friends. Come to this session to acquire tools and strategies that will strengthen your leadership skills and further define your style.

You will learn to:

  • Assess your personal leadership style quickly, accurately and privately
  • Determine which areas of your style need refinement
  • Assess candidly the influence your personality has on others
  • Recognize ways to lead through “empowerment” not power

You will benefit by:

  • Gaining respect and appreciation from those with whom you interact
  • Experiencing a sense of personal growth

Audience:

Anyone who wants to strengthen their leadership style and skills

Program note: This is an introductory leadership course and is not intended for seasoned leaders.

Schedule Selection(s) Competencies: BI CO DO

Dates & Times: Fri. 7/11/14, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $149 | Location: HRD | Code: LDC1411 | Presenter(s): Jacqueline Doneghy
Dates & Times: Fri. 9/19/14, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $149 | Location: HRD | Code: LDC1502 | Presenter(s): Jacqueline Doneghy
Dates & Times: Wed. 1/14/15, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $149 | Location: HRD | Code: LDC1507 | Presenter(s): Jacqueline Doneghy
Dates & Times: Fri. 7/10/15, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $149 | Location: HRD | Code: LDC1516 | Presenter(s): Jacqueline Doneghy

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Advanced Personal Leadership

Personal leadership skills allow an individual to be more effective in their relationships at any level of the organization. A sequel to Developing Personal Leadership: Mastering the Art of Empowerment, this course will focus on learning how to make bad relationships good and good relationships better, while enhancing your personal leadership skills.

You will learn to:

  • Recognize your personal style
  • Access those aspects of your style that help increase self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Apply the unique characteristics of your style to further develop your leadership ability
  • Utilize your personal leadership traits to balance the personal and professional areas of your life

You will benefit by:

  • Feeling more empowered as you confront and resolve problematic relationships
  • Managing your stress in a more positive manner
  • Choosing more effective responses to people and situations

Audience:

Anyone who attended Developing Personal Leadership: Mastering the Art of Empowerment, Enneagram: 9 Ways of Working Smarter, or has a working knowledge of the Enneagram or DiSCâ„¢ instruments and would like to delve more deeply into their ability to lead others at all levels

Program Note: To enhance course learning, you may want to read the books: People Styles at Work: Making Bad Relationships Good and Good Relationships Better by Robert Bolton and Dorothy Grover Bolton and/or The Essential Enneagram: The Definitive Personality Test and Self-Discovery Guide by David N. Daniels and Virginia A. Price.

Schedule Selection(s) Competencies: BI CO DO

Dates & Times: Fri. 2/13/15, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $149 | Location: HRD | Code: LDC1511 | Presenter(s): Jacqueline Doneghy

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7 Skills that Give YOU the Extra Edge!

The most successful people are more than merely good technicians and “people-people.” In this session you will be introduced to the seven skills that will give you additional professional impact, practice each skill and then identify which ones will help you the most in your own life.

You will learn to:

  • Demonstrate authenticity and trustworthiness
  • Apply engaging “opening lines” when meeting new people
  • Distinguish when to say no and when to always say yes to requests
  • Develop a greater sense of the environment around you
  • Recognize when to use the “Santa Principle” to increase your effectiveness

You will benefit by:

  • Knowing how to tell your story
  • Gaining greater self awareness, allowing you to focus on your needs
  • Being able to live YOUR values

Audience:

Anyone who is interested in increasing their personal effectiveness—particularly people in the earlier stages of their careers

Schedule Selection(s) Competencies: BI DO LA

Dates & Times: Tue. 10/7/14, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $159 | Location: HRD | Code: LDC1504 | Presenter(s): Deborah Orlowski

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Peer Leadership: Getting Results Without Authority

No matter what your organizational level, everyone is a leader. This class will help you identify your innate leadership skills and show you how you can use them to be more successful and effective in your daily work life.

You will learn to:

  • Build confidence in your leadership competencies
  • Recognize how your personality and leadership styles are similar to or different from styles used by others
  • Influence decisions made by others when you are not “officially” in charge
  • Use these improved leadership strategies and techniques in your various roles
  • Build upon skills and knowledge needed to be an effective leader

You will benefit by:

  • Developing core leadership skills that transcend your job position or role
  • Creating a comprehensive plan of action for furthering your development as a leader

Audience:

Anyone interested in developing their leadership abilities

Schedule Selection(s) Competencies: BI CO DO

Dates & Times: Tue. 9/9, 9/16 & 9/23/14, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (3-day course)
Cost: $239 | Location: HRD | Code: LDC1501 | Presenter(s): Deborah Orlowski
Dates & Times: Thu. 3/12, 3/19 & 3/26/15, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (3-day course)
Cost: $239 | Location: HRD | Code: LDC1512 | Presenter(s): Deborah Orlowski

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You, Inc.: Building Your Personal Leadership Brand

Your identity or brand helps communicate your value and what you stand for as a leader. Knowing this helps you make smart decisions about the work you want to engage in, identify opportunities where you need to stretch and grow, and let others know what you can contribute. In this course, based on the latest concepts by experts, you’ll actively work to translate your core strengths and talents into a tangible personal brand.

You will learn to:

  • Discuss the strategic and practical use of developing a personal leadership brand
  • Use the results from your peer feedback and StrengthsFinder® assessments to identify talents and strengths
  • Translate your feedback and assessment results into a compelling personal brand
  • Use your personal brand to evaluate if you are on track and in alignment with professional and personal goals and results you want to achieve
  • Integrate your leadership brand into your resume, social networking sites and other communications to promote your unique talents and abilities

You will benefit by:

  • Learning a simple 5-step process that can easily be repeated to evolve your leadership brand over time
  • Becoming more intentional and strategic in developing your leadership identity and capability
  • Receiving feedback from others that builds on or validates your unique talents and contributions to establish your leadership identity
  • Leveraging and incorporating the self-knowledge gained from peer feedback and the StrengthsFinder® assessment

Audience:

Anyone who would like to increase self-awareness of their unique talents and use the information to make more informed career decisions and lead others more effectively

Program Note: As required class preparation, participants will gather peer feedback and complete the StrengthsFinder® 2.0 assessment to actively work with during the session. Participants will also be required to complete and share their personal leadership brand.

Schedule Selection(s) Competencies: AM BI DO LA

Dates & Times: Thu. 5/7 & 5/28/15, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (2-day course)
Cost: $239 | Location: HRD | Code: LDC1513 | Presenter(s): Kristen Storey

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Influencing Management and Peers

To be successful in the workplace, you must be able to communicate effectively with your supervisors, and to do that you must understand their needs. Keen awareness of how your skills and roles meet the needs of others in your organization helps you assess your capacity to influence others.

You will learn to:

  • Identify the various sources of your influence
  • Examine when to use strategies that will enhance your power
  • Recognize how others influence you
  • Apply the best ways to “sell” issues to your boss and improve your chances of having others hear you

You will benefit by:

  • Evaluating the powerful dynamics in your workplace
  • Using your influence to accomplish your goals
  • Communicating your ideas more successfully to your boss and others
  • Discovering the resources you already have and how to develop them

Audience:

Anyone who wants to communicate well with management and their peers, and build interpersonal strength

Schedule Selection(s) Competencies: AM BI CO CS DO LA AC

Dates & Times: Tue. 2/10/15, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $159 | Location: HRD | Code: LDC1510 | Presenter(s): Elizabeth Wierba

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Moving Mountains: How to Become an Agent of Change

Some say that you cannot change others. While that may be true, there are many skills that can be used to foster change in other people. In this session you will learn how to understand change and build skills to become an agent of change.

You will learn to:

  • Apply strategies to identify and address the 4 types of change resistance
  • Identify exactly where the change process is stuck so you can push it forward
  • Apply the key ingredients for influencing change to make the process go smoother
  • Use a strengths-based model to help assist the change process within you

You will benefit by:

  • Knowing why individuals do or do not resist change in your organization
  • Identifying when and how to use your power to insist on change
  • Understanding what you need to change before you ask it of others

Audience:

Managers and leaders looking to build positive, energized, and productive teams

Schedule Selection(s) Competencies: AM DO LA AC

Dates & Times: Thu. 9/11/14, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $159 | Location: HRD | Code: LDC1503 | Presenter(s): Annie Zirkel

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Spark the Leader Within: How to be Better than Average

There is no such thing as a natural-born leader. We all have the potential to be a leader. Leadership is about taking responsibility for your actions, your inactions and most importantly, your faults.

You will learn to:

  • Identify opportunities for leadership inside and outside of your profession
  • Discover your inner leadership strengths
  • Embrace the gift of a leadership experience to further stretch your abilities
  • Recognize new leadership challenges and determine the best ways to exceed at meeting them
  • Apply the “lessons of leadership” to your work and personal life

You will benefit by:

  • Discovering opportunities for leadership that transcend your current position
  • Developing the confidence to accept new leadership challenges
  • Understanding how you can take your actions and turn them into leadership opportunities
  • Using the “lessons of leadership” to realize the power of the leader within you

Audience:

Anyone who does not currently hold a formal leadership role, but desires to move into one

Program Note: Participants will receive a copy of Todd’s book: Better than Average: Excelling in a Mediocre World.

Schedule Selection(s) Competencies: AM BI DO LA

Dates & Times: Tue. 2/3/15, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $159 | Location: HRD | Code: LDC1509 | Presenter(s): Todd Brockdorf

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High Performance Leadership: Leading with Impact in all Situations

Doing what comes naturally does not always work. Depending on the situation, different aspects of leadership are needed. In this session, learn to adapt your leadership style to accommodate the situation at hand.

You will learn to:

  • Identify and describe your natural leadership preferences
  • Apply four specific leadership approaches that best meet the contextual needs of the situation
  • Assess situations with better accuracy and select the best actions to take

You will benefit by:

  • Developing a strong understanding of your own leadership preferences
  • Improving your communication and becoming more responsive to the needs of your staff
  • Building trust with your staff
  • Using a hands-on simulation to immediately put into practice what you learn

Audience:

Managers, supervisors or team leaders who would like to expand the effectiveness of their leadership ability

Schedule Selection(s) Competencies: AM CO DO LA

Dates & Times: Thu. 10/23/14, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $159 | Location: HRD | Code: LDC1506 | Presenter(s): Stu Tubbs

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Getting Through It—Living Life as a Human Being Instead of a Human Doing—Burnout Prevention for Managers

As a manager, you spend your days meeting one obligation after another. There are many challenges that create pressure and stress that are often difficult and sometimes impossible to handle. This means there is a great risk of burning out not just at the workplace, but also at home. This workshop will help you develop coping skills for the stressors in workplace settings, the stress of life in general, and help you enjoy life as a human being instead of as a human doing.

You will learn to:

  • Identify self-care strategies that will help you manage work pressures
  • Apply techniques to counteract the symptoms of burnout
  • Choose action steps to help you live a more balanced life

You will benefit by:

  • Decreased pressure both at work and at home
  • Developing coping skills for the stresses of life
  • Gaining a sense of balance between work and home life

Audience:

Managers, supervisors, and those responsible for overseeing the work of others

Schedule Selection(s) Competencies: DO AC

Dates & Times: Fri. 4/17/15, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $159 | Location: HRD | Code: LDC1514 | Presenter(s): Jacqueline Doneghy

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Capitalizing on Your True Leadership Talents: A New Model

Effective leaders foster commitment, creativity and productive attitudes in others. In this session, you will learn how to initiate a strengths-based leadership approach and discover how to motivate others to reach their peak performance.

You will learn to:

  • Discuss the philosophy and benefits of using a strengths-based approach to enhance performance capabilities in others
  • Identify and describe your five key strengths as a leader and how they impact your team
  • Examine your own attributes in light of the characteristics of successful leaders
  • Determine your personal fit within the four domains of “leadership strength”
  • Identify ways to respond to hope, trust, compassion, and stability needs of others
  • Develop a plan to leverage the strengths of your team for greater organizational productivity

You will benefit by:

  • Achieving high impact results from those you lead
  • Gaining new personal insights in your leadership style via the StrengthsFinder® Profile
  • Discovering new ways your strengths compliment those of others you work with
  • Maximizing the collective talent of your team for optimum performance

Audience:

All managers, supervisors, and team leaders who want to enhance their leadership skills and organizational productivity

Note: As a pre-requisite of the class, you will be asked to complete the online instrument, StrengthsFinder 2.0.

Schedule Selection(s) Competencies: AM BI CO DO LA AC

Dates & Times: Fri. 1/16/15, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $159 | Location: HRD | Code: LDC1508 | Presenter(s): Barb Mulay

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Leading Through Change and Transition (custom only)

Managing organizational change has been compared to riding “white water rapids”—it can be challenging, unpredictable, and even intimidating. This course helps you diagnose where and how your organization is changing and create a plan that addresses your organization’s most urgent needs.

You will learn to

  • Recognize the importance of your individual role. in managing change and transition
  • Apply strategies and tools to help you cope with and facilitate change
  • Identify the elements of a transition plan for your unit or department

You will benefit by

  • Acquiring skills and knowledge for managing the loss that accompanies change
  • Increasing your ability to deal with the frustration, fear, anxiety and anger that naturally accompany change
  • Developing strategies to help make a new start
  • Trying out various models for analyzing and planning for change

Audience:

All managers, supervisors, directors, decision-makers, and project team leaders who want to better manage resistance to change and lead others through transition

Schedule Selection(s) Competencies: AM BI CO DO LA AC

Dates & Times: This course is available as a custom training event for your department.
Contact HRD for more details. | Location: Varied | Presenter(s): Varied

 


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Influencer Trainingâ„¢

The truth is, we all need to be better influencers. Hardly a day passes that we don’t try to influence ourselves or others to do something different. In spite of the fact that we’re routinely trying to help ourselves and others alter behavior, few of us can articulate a model of what it takes to do so. Drawing from the skills of many of the world’s best change agents and combining them with five decades of social-science research, Influencer Training™ creates a powerful and portable model for changing behaviors.

You will learn to:

  • Apply techniques to successfully lead change initiatives in your organization
  • Use strategies to reduce errors and project failures
  • Diagnose the real causes behind problems and create real solutions
  • Influence across the organization—with or without formal authority

You will benefit by:

  • Knowing how to transform your organizational culture
  • Enabling your team to complete projects on time and on budget
  • Becoming more effective in how you influence others

Audience:

Individuals or teams looking to overcome profound, persistent, and resistant problems who would like to learn how to influence change

Program Note: We are pleased to be offering this program at a special discounted rate only available through HRD. The normal price is $1,200 through VitalSmarts®.

Schedule Selection(s) Competencies: AM BI CO CS LA AC

Dates & Times: Thu. 5/14 & 5/21/15, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (2-day course)
Cost: $799 | Location: HRD | Code: LDC1515 | Presenter(s): VitalSmarts®

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Delegating: Leading vs. Managing vs. Doing

As an organization grows, effective managers and leaders need to increasingly rely on the competencies and capabilities of others to complete work. You will leave this course with the skills to become a successful delegator.

You will learn to:

  • Identify the shift in responsibilities needed for developing leadership and managerial skills
  • Apply the three phases of transition to move from expert to successful manager and leader
  • Leverage team resources through the delegation process
  • Determine the important communication skills needed for delegation
  • Use engagement strategies in follow-up and feedback to increase the success of delegation

You will benefit by:

  • Knowing how to identify which tasks to delegate
  • Transitioning from doing to getting work done through others
  • Improving your organization’s overall productivity

Audience:

Managers or future managers who would like to better delegate tasks to others

Schedule Selection(s) Competencies: AM BI CO DO LA

Dates & Times: Tue. 10/14/14, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $269 | Location: HRD | Code: LDC1505 | Presenter(s): Tapestry Group

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Delegating for Results: Even When You’re not in Charge

You don’t need to be a manager to delegate tasks to others. This course will give you an opportunity to examine your communication style and will provide tools, techniques and strategies to help achieve results by successfully working with others.

You will learn to:

  • Identify the process, skills and attributes required for effective delegation
  • Analyze your communication style in order to effectively work with others
  • Identify ways to ask for help and engage others in accomplishing work tasks
  • Determine methods for influencing other team members and co-workers who may not directly report to you

You will benefit by:

  • Increasing personal productivity by maximizing available resources
  • Enhancing skills and knowledge needed for effectively delegating work to others

Audience:

Anyone who needs to better delegate tasks

Schedule Selection(s) Competencies: AM BI QS

Dates & Times: Wed. 3/25/15, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $159 | Location: HRD | Code: PMC1505 | Presenter(s): Barb Mulay

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Straight Talk®: Using Strategic Communication for High Impact Results ~ NEW!

The key to workplace success is being a strong communicator. Being a strong communicator means knowing yourself and how to expertly navigate conversations that cut through assumptions, clarify needs and expectations, and maximize group productivity. Using the Straight Talk® communication style inventory, this session will explore good communication concepts and practices based on the work by communications expert and organizational leadership consultant Eric Douglas.

You will learn to:

  • Recognize the four Straight Talk® styles and the strengths, weaknesses, similarities and differences among them
  • Identify your unique Straight Talk® profile and determine how it contributes to your success
  • Determine practical ways to effectively adapt your style to improve your communication with others
  • Discuss a range of strategies to proactively apply the strengths of your style and others back to your work

You will benefit by:

  • Developing positive working relationships and higher levels of trust with your work colleagues
  • Increasing your self awareness, personal productivity and efficiency by using more effective communication with others
  • Decreasing or even eliminating conflicts that naturally occur from individual differences in style
  • Increasing your ability to work in groups to solve problems and find successful solutions

Audience:

Anyone who would like to increase their communication effectiveness

Note: 

Participants will receive a copy of the book: Straight Talk®: Turning Communication Upside Down for Strategic Results at Work by Eric Douglas.

Program Recommendation: This is an excellent class for supervisors and managers who have completed Foundations of Supervision I: Maximizing Performance and would like their staff to experience a full debrief of the Straight Talk® results and gain strategies.

Schedule Selection(s) Competencies: BI CO DO

SESSION ADDED! Dates & Times: Wed. 3/18/15, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $159 | Location: HRD | Code: SFD1516 | Presenter:  Ron Sober

Dates & Times: Tue. 9/30/14, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $159 | Location: HRD | Code: SFD1501 | Presenter: Kristen Storey or Ron Sober

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Embracing Change and Ambiguity: Building Your Resilience and Success ~ NEW!

Every day, we increasingly work with greater uncertainty, ambiguity and change. The most successful people deal with these elements by building their resilience to make the most of these experiences. This course will provide you with a better understanding and methods to grow your resilience while decreasing the negative impacts that accompany change.

You will learn to:

  • Identify the various stages people go through when dealing with change
  • Determine your current level of resilience to change and find ways to be more flexible and adaptable
  • Leverage different tools to best deal with change
  • Assess your work environment and develop ways to be more prepared for upcoming changes
  • Use the best ways to manage change with resourcefulness

You will benefit by:

  • Increased understanding of your own resilience
  • Better understanding and ability to positively respond to the uncertainty and ambiguity that change brings
  • Understanding where to put your focus and energy when dealing with change
  • Leaving with an action plan that outlines your steps to effectively plan for upcoming changes

Audience:

Anyone who wishes they could deal with change differently and more proactively

Schedule Selection(s) Competencies: BI CO DO AC

Dates & Times: Tue. 3/10/15, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $169 | Location: HRD | Code: SFD1507 | Presenter: Robin Sober

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