You will spend the first part of the day getting to know participants and discussing what will take place during the workshop. Students will also have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives.
The idea that organizations and people should strive to continually evolve and learn has been coming into prominence over the last decade. During this session, we will explore what this means and how we can get started.
The morning of Day One will be spent discussing Peter Senge’s five disciplines: personal mastery, mental models, shared vision, team learning, and systems thinking.
One key tool for developing your leadership skills is the Situational Leadership Model developed by Paul Hersey. Participants will spend most of the afternoon of Day One taking this test and analyzing its results.
James Kouzes and Barry Posner are two other well-known researchers who have done a tremendous amount of work on leadership, and their findings complement Peter Senge’s work. They have identified five practices they feel should be a part of every leader’s skill set. We will look at each practice closely and help you identify some ways to incorporate it into your leadership skill set.
Trust may very well be one of the most important determiners of employer-employee relationships. We will explore some ways that participants can build trust with their employees.
Managing change well is a key part of being a manager. We will take a close look at William Bridges’ change cycle. Participants will also have an opportunity to apply the cycle to situations from their own lives.
This model is another way of looking at change. We will examine each room and we will look at ways to move people from one room to another.
Managing your time well is another crucial leadership skill. Participants will practice this skill through a time management case study, followed by some simple organizational tips and techniques.
Warren Bennis has written many books on becoming a leader. We will look at some of his insights on what makes a manager different from a leader.