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Leadership Academies

Level 1: Becoming a Successful Team

Working in a team is an art. Each member of the team must strike a fine balance between team involvement and individual responsibility. For a team to achieve peak performance, its members must involve, support, and trust one another. Strong interpersonal skills are essential in transforming individual contributors into exceptional performers who have a greater impact in their roles.

This comprehensive 20-hour, activity-based, program will help all team members develop the vital skills necessary to communicate clearly, work well as a team, and effectively resolve workplace conflict.

Who should attend:

All team members.

Modules (4 hours each):

  • DiSC - Behavioral Styles and Their Impact in the Workplace addresses three of the most common challenges that teams face: motivation, conflict, and communication. Participants learn simple, intuitive ways to make lasting improvements in a team's effectiveness.
  • Communicating with Impact (required foundation course)
    You'll learn powerful interaction skills that will enable you to communicate more effectively with colleagues and customers and, in the process, build trust, strengthen partnerships, and achieve desired results.
  • High-Impact Feedback and Listening helps individual performers effectively deliver both positive and developmental feedback. They also learn how to be receptive to feedback and to listen to accurately understand the speaker's intended message. In the workplace, these skills help them to optimize and sustain their own and their coworkers' performance.
  • Navigating Beyond Conflict
    You'll learn to recognize signs of conflict, assess the conflict, and serve as a catalyst to encourage those involved in the conflict to achieve resolution.
  • Working as a High-Performance Team
    This training teaches employees how their team can transform itself into a top-performing unit that significantly enhances its impact on the organization. Participants learn the personal, interpersonal, and business advantages of working in teams.

We are continuously adding training programs. If you do not see what you need, please ask. Training can be customized to meet your company's needs. Contact any of our Business Development Managers or call the BCI Office at (517) 483-1857.

Level 2: Leading a Successful Team

Accelerating New Leader Development

Organizations need leaders with strong interpersonal skills who can get things done by mobilizing and engaging others. This comprehensive 20-hour, highly interactive program will help those with new management or supervisory responsibilities develop vital skills necessary for every successful leader.

Who should attend:

Team Leaders, Supervisors, prospective leaders, informal leaders and frontline leaders through mid-level Managers.

Modules (4 hours each):

*Modules can be taken as classroom or web-based training.

  • Communicating for Leadership Success helps participants acquire a set of proven interaction skills, discover seven Leadership Imperatives key to meeting today's challenges, and realize their role as a leader who inspires others to act.
  • Coaching for Peak Performance
    Whether leaders are guiding people toward success in new situations, or helping people enhance their work performance, their ability to coach makes the difference between mediocrity and high performance.
  • Delegating with Purpose
    Leaders learn to identify the tasks needed to delegate, select the most appropriate individuals, assess capabilities and commitment, and plan the delegation discussion.
  • Setting Goals and Reviewing Results
    People are more engaged and strive for better results when they feel ownership of their work. This course will show the positive effect of shifting the traditional role of planner and evaluator from the leader to a shared responsibility between leader and employee.
  • Your Leadership Journey
    Making the transition from individual contributor to leader is both exciting and challenging. This course arms a new or prospective leader with the
    knowledge and skills they need to confront the challenges they face early in their leadership career.

We are continuously adding training programs. If you do not see what you need, please ask. Training can be customized to meet your company's needs. Contact any of our Business Development Managers or call the BCI Office at (517) 483-1857.

Level 3: Bringing Success to the Next Level

Building Advanced Leadership Skills

Encouraging innovation and commitment, this comprehensive 20-hour, highly interactive program is designed to prepare the experienced leader for additional management responsibilities. This course focuses on interpersonal skills necessary to track performance and communicate corporate strategies within a framework that encourages confidence, commitment and trust.

Who should attend:

Plant Managers, mid-level management, leaders with some experience.

Modules (4 hours each):

*Modules can be taken as classroom or web-based training.

  • Communicating for Leadership Success helps participants acquire a set of proven interaction skills, discover seven Leadership Imperatives key to meeting today's challenges, and realize their role as a leader who inspires others to act. Please ask for alternative titles if you've already taken this foundational course.
  • Developing Yourself and Others
    Development is critical to attracting and retaining talent, driving employee engagement, preparing future leaders, and ultimately ensuring the success of an organization. Learners are introduced to a practical process to guide their own and their direct reports' development-planning efforts. The outcome is a meaningful plan that supports the organization's current and future business needs.
  • Building and Sustaining Trust
    Trust is directly linked to employee engagement, retention, productivity, and innovation. You'll learn to apply "Trust Builders" that enable people to take risks, identify and solve problems, and collaborate to achieve business results.
  • Reinforcing Leadership Development
    This course presents research managers can't ignore - they can make or break the training initiative. Participants walk away with the skills and resources they need to support their leaders before, during, and after training, so that the organization realizes a return on their investment in leadership development.
  • Strategies for Influencing Others
    This course shows leaders and individual contributors how to package their ideas in a way that will win over even the most skeptical individuals. Participants learn strategies for effectively capturing people's attention, transforming their perspectives, and gaining a commitment to action.

We are continuously adding training programs. If you do not see what you need, please ask. Training can be customized to meet your company's needs. Contact any of our Business Development Managers or call the BCI Office at (517) 483-1857.

Building Coaching Skills

Building Leadership Skills with a Focus on Effective Coaching

Effective coaching is one of the most important drivers of team member performance. This 20-hour, highly interactive program focuses on interpersonal skills necessary to guide people toward success in new or challenging situations. Learn how to provide individuals with coaching opportunities that ensure success, boosts morale, improves productivity, and gains commitment from all team members.

Who should attend:

Team Leaders, group leaders, front-line leaders, mid-level management.

Modules (4 hours each):

*Modules can be taken as classroom or web-based training.

  • Communicating for Leadership Success helps participants acquire a set of proven interaction skills, discover seven Leadership Imperatives key to meeting today's challenges, and realize their role as a leader who inspires others to act.
  • Developing Yourself and Others
    Development is critical to attracting and retaining talent, driving employee engagement, preparing future leaders, and ultimately ensuring the success of an organization. Learners are introduced to a practical process to guide their own and their direct reports' development-planning efforts. The outcome is a meaningful plan that supports the organization's current and future business needs.
  • Coaching for Peak Performance
    By helping learners understand the importance of three coaching techniques and how to effectively handle both proactive and reactive coaching discussions, this module helps leaders have more effective and efficient interactions.
  • Addressing Poor Performance helps leaders build skills in handling chronic performance problems. They learn how to document and present a solid case for needed improvement and use effective interaction skills. Leaders identify the steps to take after the performance problem discussion to provide ongoing feedback and support and determine if it is necessary to impose formal consequences.
  • Setting Goals and Reviewing Results shows the positive effect of shifting the traditional role of planner and evaluator from the leader, to a shared responsibility between leader and employee. Helps leaders ensure direct reports take a more active role in managing their performance and increases direct reports' confidence and commitment to their own success.

We are continuously adding training programs. If you do not see what you need, please ask. Training can be customized to meet your company's needs. Contact any of our Business Development Managers or call the BCI Office at (517) 483-1857.

Community and Continuing Education at Lansing Community College

Community Education and Workforce Development
West Campus Room M105
Phone: (517) 483-1338
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