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Certificate in Management

Today’s successful leaders are broad thinkers with a global perspective that extends far beyond their own self-interest.

In 10 challenging sessions, this dynamic leadership development course for mid-level and experienced leaders will transform your leadership vision and approach from the inside out. You’ll master the nuances and challenges of assembling and managing external teams. You’ll move out of your comfort zone and develop your own personal style of authentic leadership that enables you to coach others, nurture talent and lead change across organizations and multi-generational teams. You’ll learn how to maximize your company’s most valuable, volatile asset—human capital—and strengthen your skills in strategic thinking that looks beyond the crisis of the hour.

Benefits to you
Improve business decision-making skills, enhance capacity to understand and implement change, gain a positive approach to leading people and enhancing value
Evaluate the multiple techniques for using conflict and creative tension to revitalize organizational capabilities
Learn how to make better decisions by avoiding some common cognitive biases and traps
Learn to implement current research on today's most valued leadership topics
Create and execute an actionable development plan that addresses your unique needs

Benefits to Your Organization
The knowledge and skills you gain in this executive leadership development program will help your organization increase effectiveness of organizational change initiatives, enhance total organizational effectiveness, improve retention of future business leadership talent, and reduce the cost and trauma of organizational transitions.

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  • Topics

    Orientation and Leading High Performance Teams

    This session will introduce a general model of team effectiveness and a discuss team leadership, team roles and the context for leading a variety of teams in today's business environment.

    Jay Carson

    Leveraging Managerial Influence

    Today's leaders need a broadened perspective to successfully influence their employees as they face an ever-changing business landscape. This expanded leadership approach allows leaders to align and evaluate their purpose, values, and strategies in relation to 

    Marcus Butts

    Challenges & Changes for Managers on the Move

    This session explores the major economic, technological and organizational factors that are redefining the way work gets done, changing how organizations compete, and shaping the landscape that today's leaders must navigate.

    David Lei

    Understanding Yourself Using Assessment Insights

    This session utilizes assessments to understand your managerial style and its effect on team climate, your natural and adaptive tendencies, and how to lead and work more effectively by understanding other behavioral styles.

    Bill Behrendt

    Selecting the Best People

    This session introduces key issues in selecting top talent including understanding who will succeed in your company and recruiting against that criteria, screening resumes, the varying types of interviews and interview questions, checking references and finally making a hiring decision. Participants will practice multiple skills in the session including effective screening and interviewing.

    Lorea Seidel

    Collaboration and Negotiation

    Improve and sharpen the skills necessary to create greater value as a negotiator. Participants will develop the ability to change their negotiation style based on an understanding of persuasion, critical thinking, and effective planning. This session will identify factors that correlate with successful negotiation outcomes through a series of discussions and a group exercise.

    Andrew Urich
    Managing Difficult Conversations and Conflict

    This session will provide tools to address interpersonal conflict, including short-term vs. long term tradeoffs, values-based approaches, disagreements with your boss or upper management.

    Bob Barner

    Coaching for Improved Performance

    How to create an environment in which you get the best out of your employees (using Gallup engagement research) and how to have difficult performance based conversations with them when they don't live up to the expectations - using a five step coaching model.

    Cheryl Jensen

    360 Degrees of Leadership

    True leadership is not something we do, it is who we are. True leadership is what we live each and every day. We are role models, mentors, and creative problem solvers. Great leaders constantly strive to improve their organization, their teams, and themselves. 360 Degrees of Leadership means we are vigilant about examining people and processes that can and should be improved.

    Mary Kelly

    The Exceptional Manager and Conclusion

    This fast-paced class provides tools for meeting today’s management challenges. This fast-paced class provides tools for meeting today’s management challenges. Attendees will learn how to use tools such as the OODA Loop for getting better results and overcoming competitive challenges. Additional techniques and knowledge will also be shared that will allow successful navigation of the volatile, uncertain and complex environment in the current and near-term business environment.

    Tim Durkin
  • Who Should Attend?

    • New managers and supervisors
    • Individuals preparing to assume roles with more responsibility within their organization
    • Entrepreneurs

    CPE Hours: 30

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