Learning to Lead

Smith School of Business

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  • 4 days
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Smith School of Business

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Who should attend

This program is designed for people who are new to managing staff or have been in their roles for two to three years, without formal leadership training. It is also geared to those who are soon to be promoted into management roles.

About the course

Learning to Lead is designed to help new managers make the transition from individual contributor to effective leader. Employees are often promoted into a management position because of their expertise and superior performance as individual contributors, yet this knowledge is an insufficient basis to lead teams.

This interactive program focuses on the most critical foundations of effective leadership and management, enabling new managers to overcome the challenges they will encounter during this transition.

In this program you will learn to:

  • Lead with meaning
  • Broaden your repertoire of communication and motivational tools to inspire your team and enable them to reach their potential (simulations and exercises will be used to promote active learning)
  • Utilize tools and techniques to effectively manage talent, including effective ways of hiring, manage performance, and help your employees stay aligned with the larger organizational strategy and culture

You will leave the program with the knowledge and skills necessary to both inspire others and manage the daily fundamentals in your team.

Personal benefits

This program will help new leaders learn the ropes of leading and managing employees:

  • Develop a deep understanding of the challenges that emerging leaders encounter
  • Broaden your repertoire of communication skills and learn to motivate and inspire employees
  • Help employees find meaning in their daily work
  • Find meaning in your role as an emerging leader
  • Learn how to use motivation tools for the recruitment, selection, development, and retention of employees
  • Become an effective manager of employee performance by leveraging human capital management
  • Create long-term commitment between your followers and yourself
  • Learn how to continue to develop yourself as a leader over time

Organizational benefits

Organizations will benefit from new leaders who inspire followers and who are more effective in their day-to-day role as managers. They will:

  • Experience less friction during transition periods in which team leadership changes
  • Develop leaders of tomorrow in their first steps towards becoming a leader in your organization
  • Create strategic alignment between the goals of employees, leaders, and the entire organization
  • Enhance creativity and innovation in the organization
  • Reduce turnover amongst emerging leaders and in their respective teams
  • Become an employer of choice by ensuring a successful transition of employees into emerging leaders

Program content

The program covers two modules:

Module 1: Leading With Meaning

This module will focus on the leadership of teams. Participants will learn how to create meaning for themselves and their followers:

  • Understand the psychological needs of your followers
  • Motivate followers by promoting psychological experiences of autonomy, relatedness, and competence
  • Promote creativity and innovation through intrinsically motivated followers
  • Cultivate positive emotions in yourself and your followers
  • Inspire followers with a growth mindset
  • Understand how organizational structures create meaning for followers
  • Change the conversation from ‘what’ to ‘why’
  • Develop a broader understanding of how your team contributes to the organization and society at large
  • Develop yourself as an emotionally intelligent leader

Module 2: Managing Your Talent

This module builds upon the leadership fundamentals from the previous module by showing participants how to put these elements into action through the management of their human capital. They will:

  • Understand how to choose new talent to prioritize alignment with your organizational goals and needs
  • Develop the skills for effectively recruiting and hiring new employees
  • Learn to identify and manage conflict as well as employees who are behaving in dysfunctional ways
  • Develop the knowledge and skills necessary to manage employees’ performance with ongoing coaching, performance assessments, and performance improvement discussions
  • Identify and manage your team’s performance through goal-setting and alignment with the larger organization

Dynamic Remote Learning

Participate in the program from anywhere. Queen’s Executive Education remote learning programs combine live, dynamic video instruction with breakout sessions, panel discussions, and expert Q&A.

Our learning platform is fully encrypted, allowing you to connect securely from home, office or anywhere in between.

Remote programs are designed to fit within your schedule, allowing you to learn new skills and immediately put them to work.

Experts

Jana Raver

Associate Professor & Distinguished Professor of Organizational Behaviour Dr. Raver is an Associate Professor and E. Marie Shantz Faculty Fellow in Organizational Behaviour at Smith School of Business, and is also cross-appointed to the Department of Psychology.  She is an authority on int...

Matthias Spitzmuller

Associate Professor and Toller Family Fellow of Organizational Behaviour Matthias Spitzmuller is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour at Smith School of Business. His research focuses on team motivation/team leadership, and on helping behaviors/cooperative work behaviors and has ...

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