Leadership Training: Managing Self and Others
Over the course of ten months, this two-part leadership training provides you with the fundamentals needed to evolve your skills as an effective leader, and learn how to effectively manage others.
||February 4, 2015 – June 17, 2015
3rd Wednesday of each month
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Front Range Community College
Boulder County Campus
2190 Miller Drive
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Registration Deadline: January 24, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.
10% Early Registration Discount if registered by January 10, 2015.
Part 1 – Managing Self
Gaining Respect as a Manager
Transitioning into management or taking on additional management duties can be a difficult task. Whether promoted from within or recruited by the company, the manager is placed in the position of earning respect from their employees and peers. This course will discuss how managers can gain respect by laying a foundation of consistency, fairness, professionalism and integrity.
Developing Yourself as an Effective Leader
All managers have the opportunity to become great leaders. This course will help managers discover how they want to lead and how they are likely to make use of a leadership opportunity. Managers will learn what kinds of leaders they want to follow and discover what kinds of leadership people will support. Managers will also determine what types of leaders are needed by the organization.
Understanding Yourself and Others to Increase Effectiveness
The foundation of personal and professional success lies in understanding yourself, others, and realizing the impact of personal behavior on others. Using the DISC© Dimensions of Behavior learning approach, this course helps managers understand their behavioral profile, how it differs from others and the environment they can create for maximum productivity and success.
Giving and Receiving Constructive Feedback
This unit emphasizes the importance of communication in today’s high paced and constantly evolving business world. It offers a process for communicating critical information in a way that supports ongoing learning and mutual respect. Managers will learn why everyone in the organization needs to be able to give and receive constructive feedback in a spirit of openness and mutual respect, as well as how to constructively give and receive feedback.
How to Manage Your Time More Effectively
Setting priorities and managing time effectively is basic to managing individual and organizational performance. The pressure to find innovative ways to achieve goals, pay attention to the competition, respond quickly to employee and customer needs, and enjoy life outside of work is even more intense in today’s workplace. This course provides a self-assessment of natural time management preferences and provides practical ideas for improving time management skills.
Communicating & Presenting Your Ideas
The ability to communicate effectively and present information or ideas that persuade, influence or educate others is an important management skill. This course will discuss tips for communicating and presenting effectively, including speaking for impact and how to create an engaging message and presentation.
Part 2 – Managing Others
Setting Expectations, Goals and Objectives
The most important step in the performance management process is involving the employee in setting clear expectations and goals for performance. This course will provide new managers with the necessary steps to set SMART goals and communicate clear expectations in order to put the employee on the right track for success.
Conducting an Effective Performance Discussion
Performance discussions – including the mid-year and annual performance review – can be an excellent opportunity for supervisors to communicate with employees, to set goals, provide valuable feedback, analyze career development, evaluate employee satisfaction, and much, much more. This course will help new managers understand the performance discussion, not as an isolated event, but as an ongoing process that takes place throughout the year. With this understanding, they can use this formal meeting to provide the feedback, direction, and leadership that employees need to remain focused and committed to their jobs.
Using Effective Motivation Techniques
Effective rewards and spontaneous recognition are powerful tools for motivating and retaining valuable employees. This workshop is designed to provide managers with informal ideas for developing motivation techniques to reinforce employee performance.
Coaching To Improve Performance
Coaching is a powerful tool that every manager should use with their employees to build commitment, drive performance, develop skills and abilities, and challenge employees to reach higher. This course is designed to provide managers with coaching techniques and mentoring tools necessary to build a strong foundation for improving employee performance.
Anyone who understands management or supervision knows the importance of delegation. When new managers learn how to delegate properly, they can stop doing the work themselves and spend more time managing their staff. Conversely, they teach their employees new skills and expertise to make them more productive, and instill a sense of self-reliance in their staff, thereby improving morale and increasing motivation. This course focuses on how to effectively delegate while maintaining the appropriate level of monitoring and control.
Analyzing & Correcting Performance Problems
Managers need to know when and how to conduct a discussion about the need to improve performance and use discipline effectively. This course provides participants with techniques they can use to get individual performance back on track while sustaining morale and commitment. It also shows how thorough preparation lays the groundwork for a constructive discussion about performance, and the importance of effective, accurate, and honest documentation.