Training Course Syllabus:
The Leadership Conference
Leaders are born out of hard work
Becoming a competent leader means being able to effectively challenge,
motivate, and empower others. It also requires making a seemingly effortless
transition from manager to leader.
If you're like most leaders looking to make the most of your skills, you and
your company are looking for a large dose of practical application in leadership
and teamwork. Plus you could use it now rather than painfully waiting for it to
dribble in with every trial and error. The Leadership Conference comes equipped
with helpful strategies and straightforward answers to solve even the most
difficult dilemmas when it comes to learning exactly how to become a respected
and effective leader.
Ask yourself …
- Are you the kind of leader who orchestrates projects and gets things done?
- Are you the kind of leader who is good at making decisions?
- Are you the kind of leader who attracts a following because you are
charismatic, diplomatic, or sensitive to people's needs?
This conference will help you explore what it takes to enhance your
leadership skills and build successful teams. You'll discover that
leadership can be learned. You'll be stretched beyond your comfort zone to draw
on inner resources and to achieve truly extraordinary results from yourself and
from the people you lead.
No matter where your leadership skill level is right now, you can take it much
higher with the information you'll learn at The Leadership Conference. By
setting aside this one day, you'll be able to coach your team to greater
accomplishment, success, and productivity. Your work group will buzz with
enthusiasm and a team synergy that will truly amaze you.
The "Blue" Track: Make the Transition from Manager to
This track is focused on identifying your unique leadership strengths,
discovering ways to lift your team members when morale starts to sag, creating a
solid team framework, boosting your leadership confidence, and inspiring
creativity. As a result, you'll be prepared to influence, motivate, communicate,
and coach for maximum productivity.
The "Green" Track: Develop Team Strategies and Manage
This track helps give you a working knowledge of how to "play the game" to get
the resources you want for your team, gain recognition for their efforts, and
establish yourself as a leader who has the good of the organization at heart.
You'll also find out how to offer praise to those who deserve it and
constructive criticism to those who need it.
The "Blue" Track: Make the Transition from Manager
The "Green" Track: Develop Team Strategies and
|Session 1: Define and Fine-Tune Your Leadership Role
It's getting harder than ever to tell who has responsibility for what as
structures and process are redefined and reconfigured … only to be revamped
all over again. Today's progressive companies have discovered the benefits
of having employees move in and out of various leadership roles. This
session provides the tools to smooth out the transition.
- Use proven leadership roles to make the most of today's changing
- Learn to distinguish leadership roles by their contribution to
- How "action," "influence," and "motivation" define a leader
- Why different kinds of leaders are needed in today's ever changing
|Session 1: Utilize Feedback and Direction: How it Works
and Why It's Important
In this session, you'll learn how to provide team feedback and direction in
a way that motivates and leads teams to success. You'll discover how to
provide constructive team criticism, create learning experiences from team
failures, and decide when to step in — and when to keep quiet.
- The feedback cycle: effective ways to give and receive feedback
- Key measures and benchmarks you can use to assess the development and
progress of your team
- The value of stepping back gradually allowing your team to reach its
own conclusions and map its own actions
- Clever remedies for "snipers" — team members that use "put downs" to
make other team members look bad
- How to turn successes and failures into training opportunities
|Session 2: Become a Confident Leader
Eager to find out what it takes to motivate and inspire your staff and team
members to greater success? Don't miss this session focusing on developing
team members, cultivating and using influence, and using communication
techniques designed to lead others.
- What motivates — and de-motivates — people
- Creative ways to use performance challenges to build team loyalty and
- How to read your teammates' attitudes and behaviors — and use what you
learn for the good of the team
- Ways to foster a positive and spirited team attitude that encourages
everyone to give 110%
- How to rally people behind your leadership — and get them to follow
you willingly and enthusiastically
|Session 2: Overcome Team Conflict
Learn how to identify the most common types of team conflict, along with
techniques and strategies for a team approach to discipline. You'll also
find out how to resolve conflict between team members and how to teach team
members to resolve team differences on their own.
- Valuable tips for resolving conflict, handling change, and motivating
- Sound guidelines that pinpoint conflict within a team, and lead you to
firm and quick solutions
- The main sources of team conflict; 5 styles of handling conflict and
when, why, and how to use them
- 7 steps to confronting — and resolving — team conflicts
- New approaches to conflict resolution that will clear the air and give
your team members the fresh start they need
|Session 3: Implement Communication Strategies for
In this session, you'll explore the ins and outs of communication. You'll
take away valuable techniques and examples successful teams have used to
overcome communication obstacles by building open dialogue and using
disagreement as a positive force.
- Assess your current communication techniques using our fail-proof
- Deal with the anxieties, doubts, and self-questioning every new team
- Recognize the signs of "groupthink" and prevent your team from falling
into this trap
- Create an environment where team members feel free to ask for help,
exchange ideas, admit to mistakes, and share opinions
- Overcome barriers to productive communication
|Session 3: Develop Individual Team Members
A leader's role is to nurture the individual strengths of team members.
Learn to coach team members who are not pulling their weight or who are
exhibiting inappropriate behavior. Find out how to develop team members for
greater team contribution.
- Effective approaches that help you handle the most difficult people on
- A fail-safe process that prevents back-stabbers and trouble-makers
from disrupting team unity
- Why focusing on the process — not the person — is the most
- Strategies team leaders use to get the best of each team member
|Session 4: Embrace Challenges with Level-Headed
Gain the skills you need to handle the challenges and conflicts every leader
faces, so you can approach problems effectively, take charge, and keep
emotions and situations under control. You'll uncover new competencies that
are sure to boost your confidence in everything you do.
- How to build strength in your 3 most critical areas
- Why it's so valuable to encourage open and honest debate — and how to
do it without causing harm or creating enemies
- The key formula to ensure you'll make consistently good decisions
- Keeping a cool head and controling your judgment even when you're
- Which decisions should — and should not — require your team's
|Session 4: Think Outside the Box and Develop Creativity
in Yourself and Others
Have no doubt — you DO have a creative bone in your body, and so does your
team. In this entertaining, mind-stretching session you'll learn how easy
and fun it is to nurture an environment of creativity where inspiration
grows. Discover how to tap into your imagination and unlock your creativity
to find new solutions to old problems.
- Ways to unleash and nurture the creative genius in those around you
- Rewarding "creative weirdness", encouraging risk taking, and
- How you can make innovation a performance requirement
- Proven advice for team "brainstorming" sessions that produce more good
ideas than you ever thought possible
- Why "visual thinking" is essential for the most innovative team
meetings — and how to get everyone to see better ideas and solutions
Seminar Check-In: 8:30 AM Seminar Class 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM