Do you have strong leadership within your organization? These programs are designed to teach Leadership Skills and to re-energize those on the front lines.

* Leadership and You -- For Women Only

* Leadership in a Changing World

* Making Meetings Work

* New Challenges: Tough Choices for Leaders

* Resilience -- The Ultimate Leadership Skill: How to Build It In Yourself and Others

* Winning Women

* Women in Management


* Leadership and You -- For Women Only

This course is designed for women in leadership roles.

Objectives:

  • Identify principles and techniques of assertive behavior and leadership
  • Learn to say "no" without guilt
  • Identify your own leadership style
  • Improve interpersonal communications

Topics:

  • Women in leadership positions
  • The ten characteristics of women leaders
  • Challenges unique to the female manager
  • The difference between management and leadership
  • Techniques of assertive behavior
  • Theories and techniques for motivating employees
  • You can improve the work environment
  • Secrets of interpersonal communication
  • Barriers to effective communication
  • Using nonverbal techniques to make communication more powerful
  • Functioning at maximum potential
  • Overcoming unconscious fears that hold women back

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* Leadership in a Changing World

In these rapidly changing times, management skills are not enough. This seminar will help participants develop the skills they need to become real leaders in their organizations.

Objectives:

  • Identify principles and techniques of leadership
  • Understand the role of power and influence in leadership situations
  • Examine leadership styles, situations and strategies
  • Integrate self-assessment into an effective leadership style
  • Recognize alternative styles of leadership

Topics:

  • The role of the manager as leader
  • Motivating employees - theories of motivation
  • Leadership - styles of leadership and power
  • Planning and organizing - methods of organizing
  • Managing your time - common time wasters - techniques for saving time
  • Delegating work - benefits of delegation - signs of insufficient delegation - identifying tasks to delegate
  • Interpersonal communication - the manager as communicator - barriers to effective communication
  • Appraising performance: objectives of performance appraisals - formal and informal appraisals
  • Decision making - identifying problems - gathering and analyzing data; formulating solutions

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* Making Meetings Work

This seminar enhances your skill as a meeting leader and as an active meeting participant. Through lectures and professional presentations, effective meeting leader/participant behaviors are demonstrated. Small group practice sessions will help you perfect the techniques you will learn.

Objectives:

  • Know when to hold (or not hold) meetings
  • Define clear outcomes
  • Develop an agenda to achieve results
  • Keep the meeting focused
  • Handle difficult behavior
  • Solve problems and identify opportunities

Topics:

  • The importance of meetings
  • Know when to hold them and when to fold them
  • Defining the outcome
  • Setting the agenda - the reason for the meeting
  • Keeping the meeting on track
  • Coping with conflict
  • Recognizing solutions
  • After the meeting - follow-up activities

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* New Challenges: Tough Choices for Leaders

Never before has there been a greater demand for exceptional leadership skills. Doubts about the future of our nation and its institutions abound. The public's confidence has eroded from economics to ethics. Participants in this program will learn how to:

Objectives:

  • Apply the seven megaskills that leaders need to build high-performing work teams
  • Develop a clear sense of direction
  • Restore a sense of purpose
  • Catalyze people to align their energies toward a common goal

Topics

  • Profile of the leader
  • Leadership and management - Making leaders out of managers.
  • Characteristics of a high performing work team - Teamwork that is cohesive and rewarding
  • A practical test to determine team effectiveness
  • Recognize the symptoms of poor team performance - Solve issues before they become major problems
  • Change as a challenge, not a threat
  • Motivation and morale-building

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* Resilience -- The Ultimate Leadership Skill: How to Build It In Yourself and Others

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* Winning Women

NEWS FLASH: Current research shows that women in management function as well as or better than men in most areas. Women bring special talents and viewpoints to management, but they also need to overcome some cultural disadvantages. Learn how to maximize your particular strengths while you meet and overcome challenges.

Objectives:

  • Identify your management strengths and weaknesses
  • Understand your own management style and rate its effectiveness
  • Learn techniques for more effective communication (the area in which both men and women often fall short)
  • Develop and use the special abilities that a woman brings to management
  • Establish a plan for overcoming your most difficult challenges
  • Implement a management improvement action plan

Topics:

  • Myths and stereotypes - what women do best - the difference between perception and reality - the areas where women face special difficulties
  • Management style assessment - take a self-test to identify your management style - sssess its effectiveness
  • Developing your strong points - strategies for increasing your personal and professional effectiveness

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* Women in Management

Women in management face special challenges and special rewards. Learn what personal power is all about and how to use it to your best advantage. Identify the differences in management styles.

Objectives:

  • Identify the special situations facing women in management
  • Recognize your particular strengths and weaknesses
  • Analyze your management style
  • Improve communication with peers, bosses and subordinates
  • Manage your time and your stress level
  • Develop a strategy for success

Topics:

  • Personal power - what it is and how to use it
  • Basic negotiation skills - the win-win situation - compromise for success
  • Communicate effectively; be positive, assertive, and persuasive - Interact without defenses
  • Games people play - Recognize them but don't get drawn in
  • Your management profile - What is your personal management style? - Do you need to change it?
  • Overcoming fear - How to lose the unconscious fears that sometimes hold women back

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