Leadership Training for Managers

Learn in-person or online to enable your team to accomplish the company’s mission in the four-day Leadership Training Course for Managers.

Questions, please call 24/7 888-632-2093.

What will I learn in the Leadership Management Training Course?

Day One: Time Management

In the Time Management Seminar, you will learn that time management is the important process of organizing and planning how to divide your available time between specific activities to work more efficiently. Good time management enables you to work smarter, not harder, so you get more done in less time, even when time is tight and pressure is intense. 

Failing to manage your time damages your effectiveness and causes stress. Without strong time management, your work and well-being can suffer, leading to poor quality work, missing deadlines, poor quality work, missing deadlines, poor work-life balance, and harm to your professional reputation.

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Leadership Training Course for Managers Outline

Day One: Time Management

Module One: Goal Setting

  • The Three P’s
  • S.M.A.R.T. Goals
  • Prioritizing Your Goals
  • Visualization

Module Two: Prioritizing Your Time

  • The 80/20 Rule
  • The Urgent Versus Important Matrix
  • Assertiveness

Module Three: Planning Wisely

  • Creating Your Productivity Journal
  • Maximizing the Power of Your Productivity Journal

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Leadership Training Course for Managers Public Class and Webinar Schedule

  • Tuesday–Friday, July 26 – 29, 2022
  • Tuesday–Friday, August 30 – September 2, 2022 Full
  • Tuesday–Friday, September 27 – 30, 2022
  • Tuesday–Friday, October 25 – 28, 2022
  • Tuesday–Friday, November 30 – December 2, 2022
  • Tuesday–Friday, December 13 – 16, 2022

Scheduled dates don’t work for you? Schedule your own start date (subject to availability).  Contact customer service to check date availability at info@academyofbusiness

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Time Management training begins with setting goals. These goals are recorded and broken down into a project, an action plan, or a simple task list. Activities are then rated based on urgency and importance, priorities assigned, and deadlines set. This process results in a plan with a task list or calendar of activities. Routine and recurring tasks are often given less focus to free time to work on tasks that contribute to important goals.

This process is supported by a skill set that should include personal motivation, delegation skills, organization tools, and crisis management. We’ll cover all this and more during this class.

Setting SMART Goals

In Module One, you will learn goal setting is critical to effective time management strategies. It is the single most important life skill that most people never learn properly. Goal setting can be used in every area of your life, including financial, physical, personal development, relationships, or even spiritual.

Some people blame everything that goes wrong in their life on something or someone else. They take the role of a victim, and they give all their power and control away. Successful people dedicate themselves to taking responsibility for their lives, no matter the unforeseen or uncontrollable events. Live in the present: the past cannot be changed, and the future directly results from what you do right now!

Prioritizing Your Time

In Module Two, you will learn time management is about more than just managing our time; it is about managing ourselves in relation to time. It is about setting priorities and taking charge. It means changing habits or activities that cause us to waste time. It means being willing to experiment with different methods and ideas to enable you to find the best way to make maximum use of time.

Planning Wisely

In Module Three, you will learn the hallmark of successful time management is being consistently productive each day. Many people use a daily plan to motivate themselves. Having a daily plan and committing to it can help you stay focused on that particular day’s priorities. You are more likely to get things accomplished if you write down your plans for the day.

Tackling Procrastination

In Module Four of the Time Management Seminar, you will learn that procrastination means delaying a task (or even several tasks) that should be a priority. The ability to overcome procrastination and tackle the important actions that have the biggest positive impact on your life is a hallmark of the most successful people out there.

Crisis Management

In Module Five, you will learn that the number of crises you encounter should decline with better planning, improved efficiency, and increased productivity. However, you can’t plan for everything, so in this module, we’ll look at what to do when a crisis does occur.

Organizing Your Workspace

In Module Six, you will learn that to manage your time effectively and to be productive each day; you must create an appropriate environment. By eliminating clutter, setting up an effective filing system, gathering essential tools, and managing workflow, you will be well on your way to creating an effective workspace.

Delegating Made Easy

In Module Seven, you will learn if you work by yourself, there’s only so much you can get done, no matter how hard you work. Everyone needs help and support, and there is no shame in asking for assistance. One of the most common ways of overcoming this limitation is to learn how to delegate your work to other people. If you do this well, you can quickly build a strong and successful team of people.

Delegation can sometimes feel like more hassle than it’s worth. However, by delegating effectively, you can dramatically expand the amount of work that you can deliver. When you arrange the workload to work on the highest priority tasks for you and other people working on meaningful and challenging assignments, you have a recipe for success.

To delegate effectively, choose the right tasks to delegate, identify the right people to delegate to, and delegate in the right way. There’s a lot to this, but you’ll achieve so much more once you’re delegating effectively!

Setting a Ritual

In Module Eight, you will learn for most people, the word ritual typically conjures up an image of a boring, repetitive life, with every moment controlled and managed, and no room for spontaneity. Rituals and routines, however, can help increase spontaneity and fun in your life. Because routine tasks are already planned for, you have more energy to spend on the tasks that will bring you closer to your goals and bring more joy to your life.

Meeting Management

In Module Nine, you will learn that meetings are often seen as a necessary evil of office life. Few people look forward to meetings and with good reason. Too many meetings lack purpose and structure. However, with just a few tools, you can make any meeting a much better use of everyone’s time.

Alternatives to Meetings

In Module Ten, you will learn that sometimes, a face-to-face meeting isn’t the best solution. This module will explore alternatives to meetings to help you and your team save time and be more productive.

Day Two Communication Skills

In  Communication Skills Training, you will learn 1) interpersonal communication skills to convey information to employees, managers, and customers in-person, 2) business writing skills to properly convey ideas and concepts while ensuring the logical flow of thought and clarity to communicate with internal and external audiences online and in writing, and 3) public speaking and presentation skills to inform, to persuade, and to entertain to form connections, influence decisions, and motivate change. Created by C-level executives…not academics with no business experience…this class concentrates on the essentials of effective business communication. 

For the better part of every day, we are communicating with others. Whether it’s the speech you deliver in the boardroom, the level of attention you give your managers when they are talking to you, or the look you give your subordinate, all means something.  The Communication Skills Training course will help you understand the different communication methods and make the most of them.

Interpersonal communication skills are necessary to exchange information and ideas between two or more people through verbal or non-verbal methods. It often includes a face-to-face exchange of information by voice, facial expressions, body language, and gestures. We measure the level of one’s interpersonal communication skills through the effectiveness of transferring messages to others.

Effective Communication Skills Training Course Interpersonal communication skills are the foundation for success in life. People with strong interpersonal communication skills tend to interact well with others, whether in teams or groups, formally and informally. Commonly used interpersonal communication within an organization includes daily internal employee communication, client meetings, employee performance reviews, project discussions, and online conversations, making many employees’ interpersonal communication in the workplace.

This course will help you improve your interpersonal skills by developing your awareness of how you interact with others. You will learn many communication skills, such as listening and persuasive speaking.

In Module One, you will learn to identify your communication style using Kolb’s Learning Styles questionnaire. Knowing your communication style will help you understand how you communicate with others and, conversely, how others communicate with you. 

In Module Two, we look at the big picture. What is communication? How do we communicate?

In Module Three, you will learn about communication barriers such as language barriers, cultural barriers, differences in time and place, inattentiveness, strong opinions, lack of focus, and focus on the past.

In Module Four: you will learn about paraverbal (the messages your body is sending as you speak) communication skills including the power of pitch, the truth about tone, and speed.

In Module Five, you will examine non-verbal communication. You will review the Mehrabian Study, and learn about body language and interpreting gestures.

In Module Six, you will learn about the STAR method, a structured manner of responding to behavioral-based questions by discussing the specific situation, task, action, and result of the problem you describe.

In Module Seven, you will learn listening skills including seven ways to listen better, understand active listening, and send the right signals to others.

In Module Eight, you will learn about questioning techniques.

In Module Nine, you will learn about appreciative inquiry, its purpose, and its four stages.

In Module Ten, you will learn to master the art of conversation, including discussing general topics, sharing ideas and perspectives, sharing personal experiences, and networking tips.

In Module Eleven: you will learn advanced communication skills, understanding precipitating factors, establishing common ground, and using I messages.

Days Three and Four: Leadership Skills.

Inspiring Others

In Module One, you will learn leadership potential exists within each of us. External events can trigger that potential, or it can be learned by exploring ourselves. This training takes the latter approach. Once you learn true leadership techniques, you will build the confidence it takes to take the lead. The more experience you have acting as a genuine leader, the easier it will be for you. It is never easy to take the lead, as you will need to make decisions and face challenges, but it can become natural and rewarding.

Leadership is not telling others what to do. Leadership is inspiring others to do what needs to be done. Many people around the world who are in leadership positions are not leaders. Dictators call themselves leaders, but they are not – they are tyrants. There have been many presidents of the United States, but few were real leaders. Genuine leaders take a stand and motivate others to join them in a noble purpose. One such leader was Abraham Lincoln, who ended slavery in the United States. Another was John F. Kennedy, who inspired a nation to go to the moon within a decade, and it did. General Patton had a completely different but no less effective leadership style. What is it that makes a leader, and what separates the good from the great? This class will explore different leadership theories and examine what makes a great leader.

Influence is subtle yet incredibly powerful. You can order someone to do a task, but you cannot order them to do their best. It simply does not work and usually has the opposite effect. You can influence people to do their best by providing a powerful, motivating example in addition to positive reinforcement. Leadership addresses tasks, while influence addresses attitudes and awareness. Influence is the soul of leadership.

Situational Leadership

In Module Two, you will learn that the definitive leadership style research comes from Paul Hersey and Kenneth Blanchard, which they expressed in their Situational Leadership Model. The Hersey-Blanchard model addresses the key to practical leadership development: the attributes and styles of the followers.

Not everyone is on the same intellectual, maturity, compliance, or motivational level. Different people are motivated by different things, and this must be taken into account if one is to be a great leader. Communications experts consider it critical to tailor your message to your target audience. It is the followers you want to motivate, and you cannot do that if you do not know who you are trying to motivate or influence.


The importance of psychology in achieving and maintaining employee motivation is essential. A message can be repeated to a group of employees, but the words are empty unless they believe it and believe in it. In Module Three, you will learn some of the fundamental psychological theories that help employers produce a motivated workforce.

A Personal Inventory

In 2002, Jossey Bass published a book by James Kouzes and Barry Posner called The Leadership Challenge. Building upon the Hersey-Blanchard model and other transformational leadership models, they went to the heart of what skills are required by the leader to stimulate such a transformation. In Module Four, you will learn how to influence your team and bring them to accept the leader’s vision as their own.

Modeling the Way

Remember, the best leaders exemplify what they want their team to be. George Washington rode into battle with his troops. You cannot lead from the rear, and sending your team out to take the heat and face the challenges while you remain in an ivory tower will eliminate any possibility of respect.

In Module Five, you will learn a leader is in the lead, right up front, ready to take the heat if something goes wrong. If something goes wrong, a true leader never blames his team even if they failed. A true leader takes the blame and then addresses how to correct the problems. 

Inspiring a Shared Vision

In Module Six, you will learn the key to true leadership is to inspire a shared vision among your team. Before you can convey a vision, you have to develop it. You must be clear in your vision, live it before others can see it, and model it from your behavior.

Challenging the Process

Far too often, we cling to what is familiar, even if what we cling to is known to be inadequate. The law of inertia governs most large groups: nothing will change if it takes effort to change something. In Module Seven, you will learn to search out opportunities to change, grow, innovate, and improve.

However, there is no reward without risk, so you must be willing to experiment, take risks, and learn from mistakes. Ask questions, even if you fear the answers. Start with the question, “Why?” Why are things the way they are? Why do we do things the way we do?

Enabling Others to Act

You cannot do your team’s work for them as mentioned before. Besides, if you do their work, why are they getting paid? You have your work to do. The Hersey-Blanchard Situational Leadership model’s ultimate goal is to develop your team to the point where you can delegate tasks without a lot of oversight.

In Module Eight, you will learn to be a true leader; you must enable others to act responsibly and not encourage bad worker habits by compensating or overlooking them. Simultaneously, you cannot criticize a follower for trying hard but making an honest mistake.

A true leader builds great teams empowering them to excel by providing a positive work environment and the necessary training, tools, and guidance to accomplish their mission.

Encouraging the Heart

Employees, workers, and team members are not robots. Human beings have intellect and emotions. Failing to deal with them on those levels will ultimately backfire. You cannot program loyalty.

In Module Nine, you will learn if your team shares the work, make certain they share in the rewards. If you get a bonus for a successful task, share at least a portion of it with your team. More than one employee has felt betrayed by leadership when the boss gets a big bonus, and those who do all the work get nothing. You should throw them a party, provide a free lunch, or give everyone a pair of movie tickets or a lottery ticket, but do something to show they did not work hard, only to see you take all the credit.


Basic Influencing Skills

In Module Ten, you will learn the best leaders can influence others to do something and think it was all their idea. Do not worry about taking credit for every good thing on your watch. As the leader, you get credit whenever your team succeed because you created the environment that allowed their success.


Setting Goals

In Module Eleven, you will learn without a goal, your chances of successfully coaching your employee to better performance are low. Defining specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time-driven goals will plot a marker on the horizon that acts as your beacon. Without it, you are navigating blindly, causing frustration for both you and your employee because you never seem to make any improvement. It becomes a constant cycle of failing to meet the goal and talking to your employee.