Breaking Through: Effective & Inclusive Leadership

Bentley University

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  • 5 weeks
  • online

Bentley University


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Who should attend

Breaking Through has been developed to enhance the skillset of those charged with managing a team or group who want to move beyond effective management to motivational leadership.

This includes:

  • Directors
  • High-potential Mid-level Managers
  • Team Leaders

About the course

Inspire, Motivate, and Lead

Breaking Through is a leadership intensive that challenges participants to transition from effective managers into inclusive organizational leaders. Participants gain insight on how to leverage their personal leadership competencies to maximize organizational achievement and create an inclusive culture that fosters innovation and engagement.

In the interest of safeguarding the health and safety of their employees, we understand that companies are taking varied and measured approaches to returning to the office and external meeting/event attendance. Given this information, we have decided to move all our fall programming to a virtual delivery, to ensure that we can best meet the development needs of our entire professional audience.

Move Beyond Management to Motivational Leadership

Learn how to employ research-based practices that improve your capacity to understand and motivate the people in your organization, while fostering an inclusive environment that embraces difference and values the contributions of all.

During the program you will:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of your personal leadership style, strengths, and developmental opportunities
  • Learn to employ emotional intelligence models to improve your ability to assess situations and apply appropriate leadership and influence styles
  • Understand the opportunities that conflict brings to bear and decrease your apprehension to engage in constructive conflict
  • Gain insight into potential barriers to an inclusive workplace and actionable strategies to overcome these barriers

Program Topics and Structure

The program structure for our virtual option will deliver all program modules via 5, live virtual sessions. These sessions will run from 8:30AM-12:00 PM EST, (which is inclusive of a 30-minute break). Our programming will remain highly interactive, employing group exercises, discussions and case studies by leveraging breakout room capabilities within our online delivery technology.

Topics covered will include:

Leading with Emotional Intelligence

  • Develop a greater understanding of personal values and perspectives and how these impact professional interactions
  • Understand emotional intelligence and its role in leadership
  • Explore leadership styles and how circumstances and social dynamics influence their efficacy
  • Discuss the role of conflict in interpersonal relationships and individual conflict styles
  • Improve confidence in addressing conflict across the organization

Leading Inclusive Organizations

  • Define intersectionality and how it relates to workplace experience
  • Explore how identities may lead to privilege, discrimination and compound discrimination
  • Understand key psychological processes that impede relations across difference and how to address them
  • Learn how to identify individual biases and techniques to de-bias behaviors

Content Integration & Action Planning

  • Apply the new frameworks to a past leadership challenge, reassessing the approach and outcome
  • Share the challenge and lessons learned to fellow participants to gain additional perspectives
  • Devise a personal action plan to integrate new insights and strategies into your professional role

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