LEADERSHIP TRAINING COURSE FOR MANAGERS

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.

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What will I learn in the Leadership Management Training Course?

Day One: Time Management

In Time Management Training, 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 reputatio

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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, September 27 – 30, 2022
  • Tuesday – Friday, October 25 – 28, 2022 Full
  • Tuesday – Friday, November 30 – December 2, 2022
  • Tuesday – Friday, December 13 – 16, 2022
  • Tuesday – Friday, January 24 – 27, 2023
  • Tuesday – Friday, February 21 – 24, 2023
  • Tuesday – Friday, March 28 – 31, 2023
  • Tuesday – Friday, April 25 – 28, 2023
  • Tuesday – Friday, May 23 – 26, 2023
  • Tuesday – Friday, June 27- 30, 2023

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. You can use goal setting 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, regardless of 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 concerning 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 that the hallmark of successful time management is being consistently productive daily. Many people use a daily plan to motivate themselves. A daily plan and committing to it can help you stay focused on that particular day’s priorities. You are more likely to accomplish things if you write down your plans for the day.

Tackling Procrastination

In Module Four, you will learn that procrastination means delaying a task (or even several) 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 be productive each day, you must create an appropriate environment. You will be well on your way to creating an effective workspace by eliminating clutter, setting up an effective filing system, gathering essential tools, and managing workflow.

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 to overcome this limitation is to learn how to delegate your work to others. 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, delegating can dramatically expand the amount of work you can deliver. You have a recipe for success when you arrange the workload to work on the highest priority tasks for you and others working on meaningful and challenging assignments.

To delegate effectively, choose the right tasks, identify the right people, and delegate in the right way. There’s a lot to this, but you’ll achieve 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 you have already planned routine tasks, 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 team leaders often see meetings 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 and make the most of the different communication methods.

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 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 formally and informally with others, whether in teams or groups. 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 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, culture, 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 we can learn 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. 

Defining Leadership

Since there have been leaders, there have been those who tried to determine how and why they were successful. Leadership itself has not evolved, but our understanding of it has. Understanding why very different leadership styles can be effective, why the same leadership techniques will not work in every situation, and which leadership style fits your personality best is essential. Everyone has leadership potential but understanding these concepts will help you maximize your leadership ability.

Simply speaking, leadership is defined as the ability to lead. Unfortunately, this is not very helpful. A better definition comes from the BNET online Business Dictionary: “The capacity to establish direction and to influence and align others toward a common goal, motivating and committing them to action and making them responsible for their performance.” Although this definition is more descriptive, it is not substantial. It does not tell us what leadership is but what it does.

In Module Two, you will learn the characteristics of a leader, how to take a personal leadership inventory, and how to create a leadership action plan.

Situational Leadership

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

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

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.

Leading through Team Building

A successful team starts with people who value working toward a common goal, are goal-oriented, and respect the hierarchical structure that most businesses require.

As a manager, your goal is to unite your teams into cohesive units.

In Module Four, you will learn the purpose and characteristics of high-performance teams and why it is important to build strong teams. You will learn the essential leadership qualities necessary to lead strong teams and your role in team accountability using standard operating procedures and key performance indicators. 

In the following five modules, we will examine the actions a manager must take to create high-performance teams:

Lead by Example

One of the most important rules of effective team management is leading your teams by example. Your teams will mimic your work ethic and values. If you’re showing up late for work, your teams will also be more likely to be late. Additionally, if you are going to be iffy about your job, your teams will behave similarly.

Instead, you should show the teams you’re committed to the team’s success, handle tasks professionally, and are not above asking for help. When you set a good example, you inspire them to work with you and work twice as hard to get all the work done.

In Module Five, you will learn basic influencing skills, how to create an impact, how to be consistent, and the importance of removing toxic people from team leadership.

Lead by Communicating with Your Teams

The key to true leadership is to inspire a shared vision among your teams. Before you can convey a vision, however, you must develop it. You must be clear in your vision, live it before others can see it, and model it from your behavior.

In Module Six, you will learn to communicate the company’s vision and your own. You will learn to create clear communication by having open lines of communication with your team leaders. You will learn to establish positive feedback as a foundation of team culture and the importance of timely conflict resolution.

Lead by Establishing Trust, Respect, and Encouraging Growth

To be a true leader, you must enable others to act responsibly and not encourage bad work habits by compensating for or overlooking them. Simultaneously, you cannot criticize a team leader for trying hard but making an honest mistake. The goal of a leader is to empower others to work. The extent you can do this is the extent you will be successful.

In Module Seven, you will learn to encourage growth in your team leaders, create mutual respect, the importance of trust, and how to handle mistakes made by you and your team leaders.

Lead by Motivating Your Teams

The importance of psychology in achieving and maintaining employee motivation is essential. You can repeat a message to a group of employees, but the words are empty unless they believe and believe in it.

In Module Eight, you will learn fundamental psychological theories that help team leaders produce a motivated workforce.

You will learn about intrinsic and extrinsic motivation and why intrinsic motivation is so important to a team’s success.

You will learn about personality’s role in motivation, building your motivation plan, creating motivation on the job, using celebration to motivate your teams, and addressing team morale issues.

Lead by Setting SMART Goals

In Module Nine, you will learn without a goal, your chances of successfully coaching your teams 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 team leaders because the teams never seem to make any improvement. It becomes a constant cycle of failing to meet team goals. 

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 Ten, 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?