Leadership Excellence Academy
Leading in today's complex workplace demands a new type of leadership. Managers and supervisors must lead using less authority and more influence; they must communicate clear directional messages using modern methods that really work. Leaders at the front-lines and mid-level must be excellent tacticians, translating strategy to tangible action that gets results. To succeed, leaders at all levels need to increase competitive advantage, improve customer service, nurture a diverse, multi-generational workplace and meet ethical and business challenges. This Leadership Excellence Academy delivers the knowledge, skills and guidance participants require to become effective twenty-first century leaders.
This 8-week program covers four cutting-edge topics in leadership excellence for a total of 24 hours certificate program.
The six hour courses:
Demonstrating a High Performance Work style (Week 1 and 2): focuses on how to develop seven core competencies of the High Performance Work Style: Good Self-Awareness, Healthy Self-Esteem, Taking Initiative, Acting Resourcefully, Achievement Oriented, and Humanistic & Helpful. These seven competencies are taught in a dynamic and interactive classroom setting that features cutting edge learning techniques, including: self-assessments, case scenarios, role-play, brief readings, and video content.
Leading by Influence (Week 3 and 4): focuses on influence as a method for successfully engaging support and assistance from people over whom leaders have no authority. Participants will learn what supervisors and managers can do to secure trust and gain support for their cause. Topics include developing competency, learning about key contacts, thinking strategically, acting cooperatively, managing conflict, overcoming negative objections, maintaining a win-win atmosphere, and providing an operational plan.
The Leader as a Team Builder: (Week 5 and 6): focuses on teaching pragmatic skills to strengthen team performance through the identification of elements of effective and ineffective teams; developing team goals; encouraging member participation; increasing motivation, decision-making, and risk-taking; managing conflict on the team; supporting change within the company; and collaboration with other teams and key stakeholders in the company.
Effective Priority & Time Management (Week 7 and 8): Course highlights include: Creating a baseline for current time usage, being better able to set and maintain work priorities, managing distractions and interruptions more effectively, applying time management principles to run more effective meetings, learning how to lead a more organized and efficient workplace.
Certificate of Completion