Graziadio School of Business and Management

Leadership Essentials for Team Leaders, Managers, and Directors

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About the course

Develop key strategies for managing organizational change and building high performance teams with our Leadership Essentials for Team Leaders, Managers, and Directors program. This three-day program is designed to curate targeted leadership competencies and skills that are critical for mid-level leaders, including providing performance feedback and coaching to direct reports and colleagues.

During this experiential program, you will:

  • Enhance your ability to build high-performance teams.
  • Develop your skills in managing organizational change.
  • Develop your emotional intelligence competencies as a leader.
  • Enhance your skills at delivering performance feedback.

Program Overview

  • Session 1: Leadership Agility in a VUCA Business Environment

Faculty: Kevin Groves

Session one features a comprehensive overview of the program, including learning outcomes and what participants should expect.

  • Session 2: Developing Leader Emotional Intelligence

Faculty: Kevin Groves

Session two focuses on critical emotional intelligence competencies for leaders and professionals. You will engage in discussions and team experiential exercises to further your skill set around managing complex stakeholder relationships that drive success. Session two will also feature the completion of your 360 Leadership Assessment.

  • Session 3: Managing Organizational Change

Faculty: Gary Mangiofico

In Session three, you will develop your skill at managing organizational change. You will engage in discussion and analysis of expected employee behaviors during significant organizational change and how to productively manage these reactions.

  • Session 4: Developing High-Performance Teams

Faculty: Jaclyn Margolis

Session four features the development of your competencies as a team leader and team member. Utilizing case studies, simulations, and experiential exercises, you will enhance your ability to build high-performance teams by sharpening your communication skills as a leader and learning how to cultivate a collaborative environment.

  • Session 5: Developing Performance Feedback & Coaching Skills

Faculty: Mark Allen

In session five, you will develop your performance management skills and learn how to effectively provide performance feedback, conduct performance reviews, and coach direct reports.

  • Session 6: Creating & Implementing Your Leadership Development Plan

Faculty: Kevin Groves

In session six, you will complete a personalized leadership development plan that targets challenges in your organization. You will identify specific leadership competencies for further development, and commit to implementing a practical action plan.

Who should attend

Our Executive Leadership Development program is designed for senior-level executives with at least eight years of business experience, including:

  • Team leaders
  • Managers
  • Directors

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