Kick it up a Notch: Next Level Management Series

Kick it up a Notch: Next Level Management Series

Leadership development for professionals who manage teams, departments, processes or projects.

Individual sessions available upon request.

Kick it up a Notch: Next Level Management Series Topics

Spring 2020 

Communicating for Leadership Success (Melanie Garcia)

Organizations need leaders who can do more and be more in order to succeed in today's complex environment. They need frontline leaders with strong interpersonal skills who can get things done by mobilizing and engaging others.  Communicating for Leadership success helps leaders communicate effectively so they can spark action in others. The course teaches leaders the Interaction Essentials they need to handle the variety of challenges and opportunities they encounter every day in the workplace and beyond.

8 Dimensions of Leadership (Stephanie Markovic)

The 8 Dimensions of Leadership Workshop is a simple, interactive and practical way to determine your primary leadership dimension, or style. Prior to the live workshop, you will take a brief online survey.  In class, we will discuss the survey results and identify the psychological drivers, motivations, and “blind spots” typical of leaders with your style. You will also learn about each of the other styles, enabling you to craft a multidimensional approach to becoming the leader you aspire to be.

Productive Conflict (Lori Gorrell)

Have you ever wondered why you shy away from conflict? Or why you go into conflict with directness and candor and people seem insulted? The Productive Conflict course helps you understand your behaviors around conflict, provides an opportunity to explore your destructive conflict responses, and offers a method for making more productive choices. You will come away with techniques to curb destructive behaviors and effectively respond to conflict situations. 

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Fall 2019

Behind Every Great Performer is a Great Coach (Norina Columbaro)
Coaching offers employees the opportunity to build trust and partnerships between managers and employees to achieve lasting results.  It is through this “managers as coaches” partnership approach that employees and managers can come together, in respectful one-on-one relationships, to communicate and reinforce the values, competencies and goals that support high performance.
In this half day session, learners will:
     1. Define “coaching" and how it differs from other management and leadership skills
     2. Discuss various coaching scenarios
     3. Identify the role of constructive feedback in creating a trusting, positive coaching relationship
     4. Prepare for and practice a coaching session using the tools and knowledge they gained in the workshop
     5. Develop action plans to commit to put their knowledge and skills to work
Strategies for Influencing Others (Melanie Garcia)
Whether it’s an innovative breakthrough or a simple process improvement, making it happen generally requires commitment from others in the organization. The best way to gain this commitment is to have a strategy for each stakeholder. 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 their commitment to taking action.
You will learn to:
     1. Capture stakeholders’ attention, gain their commitment, and make things happen.
     2. Leverage their personal power to gain other’s commitment to take action on promising ideas and alternatives that achieve business results.
     3. Implement new ideas, improvements, and alternatives that will have the greatest impact on organizational objectives. 
Tough Talks…Tips and Techniques for Having Difficult Conversations (Lori Gorrell)
There is a saying that if you feel stuck, there is a critical, and likely difficult, conversation that needs to happen. Most people don’t want to have these conversations for fear of conflict and blow-ups. In this workshop we will focus on techniques to hold important difficult conversations with more ease, even when surrounded by highly charged emotions. You will learn a specific skill set that will take you from stuck to productive and from hesitant to confident.
In this session, you will learn:
     1. Techniques for minimizing the discomfort of critical/important conversations
     2. Specific skills for turning a roadblock into a productive conversation
     3. How to address conflict without stepping into an explosive situation
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