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Emerging Leadership Academy

A comprehensive program that develops fundamental leadership skills among those emerging into new management responsibilities.  Incorporating the "Leadership Imperatives," this course will help inexperienced leaders develop the vital skills necessary for every successful leader.

Emerging Leadership Modules (28 hours. See descriptions below.)

Essentials of Leadership (Pre-requisite for all leadership classes)
Leading Change
Setting Performance Expectations
Coaching for Success
High-Impact Feedback and Listening
Resolving Conflict
Attitude is Everything

Upon successful completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Achieve results through others by building strong relationships with team members.
  • Provide proactive coaching for success and support for improvement.
  • Help others identify performance expectations that align with the organization's goals.
  • Provide effective feedback to continue to encourage innovative ideas.
  • Involve others in the change process to minimize resistance and maximize commitment.
  • Monitor personal disagreements and intra-team disputes to prevent escalating conflict.
  • Recognize when there is an attitude problem and the steps necessary to correct it.

2.2 CEUs available for completion of this 28-hour program. 100% attendance is required. Contact the BCI Main office at 517.483.1857 for additional information.

Emerging Leadership Course Descriptions:

ESSENTIALS OF LEADERSHIP (4 hours)
This is the foundation for each of our leadership certificates. You will learn how to get results through people. Tools necessary for a successful "leadership journey" will be presented.
Participants acquire a set of proven interaction skills, discover seven Leadership Imperatives key to meeting today's challenges, and realize their role as a catalyst leader who inspires others to act.

LEADING CHANGE (4 hours)
This training focuses on the crucial role leaders have in effectively exploring change, introducing change, and helping others overcome resistance typically associated with change. Leaders learn how to conduct effective change discussions that minimize the potentially negative effects of change on morale, processes, and productivity.

SETTING PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS (4 hours)
Helps leaders prepare for and conduct planning discussions, encourage continued involvement, and work with project teams or task forces on their performance plans.

COACHING FOR SUCCESS (4 hours)
Introduces skills for guiding individuals and teams toward achieving successful results. Leaders learn the importance of helping people learn from successes rather than mistakes, how to balance seeking and telling, and how to conduct an effective coaching discussion.

HIGH-IMPACT FEEDBACK AND LISTENING (4 hours)
This module will equip employees with the skills they need to communicate clearly and listen carefully.

RESOLVING CONFLICT (4 hours)
Enables leaders to recognize signs of conflict, assess the conflict to determine their level of involvement, and serve as a catalyst to encourage those involved in the conflict to achieve resolution. Leaders learn the skill to both provide support and to act as mediators.

ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING (4 hours)
Creating and maintaining a healthy attitude is imperative to the success of an individual as well as an entire organization. A positive environment can increase productivity and improve morale, quality, customer satisfaction, etc. However, at any given time, there can be individuals or groups of individuals who delight in depositing their negativity here and there. If not detected and eliminated quickly, this attitude can spread throughout the organization with alarming speed. This program will provide participants with the tools to recognize when there is an attitude problem and the steps necessary to correct it.

Contact any of our Business Development Managers to find out about customization opportunities for your company or call the BCI office at 517.483.1857.

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