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ICTD International Centre for Training and Development

Advanced Excellence for Managers: Strategic Management, Leadership, Thinking, Planning and Competencies

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About the course

Business leaders are required to possess cutting-edge skills and are faced with increasingly complex responsibilities. Most Leaders of tomorrow must come from the ranks of the managers of today. Making this transition from manager to leader requires new competencies and a plan to move into leadership. This is a fast-paced, dynamic and highly informative advanced leadership and management programmed to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. In this programmed you will learn:

  • Identify the competencies of a leader and a manager the difference between leading and managing
  • Understanding of power of leadership
  • The difference between leading and managing
  • Practical leadership tools and techniques from the world’s great leaders
  • Design your own succession plan for leadership
  • Determine what are the competencies needed to succeed in your industry
  • Knowledge of coaching skills to enhance your leadership influence
  • Insights on creating a world class learning environment
  • Evaluating people for higher positions
  • To manage and motivate people more effectively
  • To create and harness the power of high performing teams
  • Negotiation for positive results
  • How to understand and effectively utilize strategic planning techniques

Course Objectives

  • Practical leadership tools and techniques that can be applied immediately
  • Successful leadership approaches from the best-of-the-best world-class organizations
  • How to apply the 10 most powerful leadership competencies for greater success
  • To consider methods for improving management performance
  • Effective strategic planning: a step-by-step process for your business enterprise
  • Critical components of succession planning
  • Authentic coaching guidelines for turn-of-the-century leadership
  • Getting results through effective modification techniques
  • Best ways of managing knowledge and human capital
  • Insights into the successful implementation of teams
  • Improved ways leaders are measuring performance by using performance builders
  • Understand how to put together a strategic plan for your business unit
  • New developed skills in negotiating
  • To analyze the Baldridge Award criteria for excellence

Course Outline

  • Leadership Competencies
  • understanding the power of leadership competencies
  • incorporating leadership competencies into your organization
  • 10 most powerful leadership competencies
  • developing your own competency model
  • applying competencies in your organization
  • aligning competencies to yield greater business results
  • Strategic Leadership Planning
  • strategic planning step-by-step when goal setting isn't enough
  • creating your own strategic plan to use immediately
  • four-part blueprint for strategic planning
  • implementing your plan for optimum effectiveness
  • Succession Planning and Career Planning
  • applying critical components of leadership succession
  • attracting and retaining top talent
  • creating leaders from within
  • building your dream team
  • developing careers
  • learning lab: real-world best practices exercise
  • Coaching at all Levels - Becoming an Influential Leader
  • using primary leadership styles of effective coaching
  • developing authentic coaching guidelines
  • using 11 principles for coaching success
  • implementing a four-step plan for developing your influence
  • expanding the sphere of influence
  • learning lab: real-world coaching best practices exercise
  • Managing Knowledge and Better Ways to Measure Performance
  • creating a world-class learning environment
  • understanding the future of learning in the organization
  • realizing the importance of 21st Century training and what has to happen first
  • Deming's take on performance appraisals: performance appraisal vs. performance building
  • evaluating current performance appraisals and improving them greatly
  • new and better ways for measuring performance you never thought possible

Course Methodology

A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes: * (30%) Based on Case Studies * (30%) Techniques * (30%) Role Play * (10%) Concepts * Pre-test and Post-test * Variety of Learning Methods * Lectures * Case Studies and Self Questionaires * Group Work * Discussion * Presentation

Who should attend

If you're presently in a leadership or management position in your organization and you wish to step up to the next level of advanced leadership and management skill development, this programmed is for you.

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