An introductory course in leadership for cornerstone skill development
“I’m 100% certain it’s a key aspect of my retention. It’s a key aspect as to why somebody comes to work for us. With all of this, we launched something in November called Fluence Core – the core of our culture – a bundle of our mission our values, our competencies and how we all live it and how we all kind of connect to it.“
Emerging Leaders is a program that can be tailored to your organization. Almost any business model or industry can use this. It is generally comprised of 12 monthly modules that help soon-to-be-managers discover their strengths and work on their weaknesses while developing new skills through hands-on activities. Module structure is:
1) Defining your leadership brand – participants will have the opportunity to define their own personal leadership brand that will serve as the foundation of their leadership identity. This gives focus and clarity of what they want to be known for and they can carry this with them as they continue to advance their career.
2) Understanding Self and Others – understanding of individual preferences and behaviors and how they impact team dynamics. Improving leadership effectiveness as the backdrop and facilitating the creation of the personal awareness needed to begin leadership growth.
3) Becoming A Trusted Advisor – Credibility, Reliability, Intimacy and Self-Orientation – this module takes a deep dive into what these attributes really mean and how we can live them every day. By using the Trust Equation, participants will have a greater understanding of how they are perceived presently and will also learn how to further develop attributes that move them closer to that Trusted Advisor status with the people they work with every day.
4) Effective Communication – learning the keys to effective communication with a focus on giving and receiving feedback and the importance of listening. Participants will experience the impact of effective communication.
5) Growth Mindset and Accountability – how participants see their own potential helps shape how successful they will be. Understanding the difference between a fixed and a growth mindset are essential for leader development.
6) Delegating and Empowering Others – enabling leaders to leverage others’ existing skills as well as build the strengths and talents of their team. This module demonstrates how delegating empowers teams, creates optimal succession planning, and further develops the team’s skills.
7) Conflict Management – an experiential workshop in which participants assess themselves as listeners and their behavior styles, and then build their skills. Methods include exercises, activities, small-group practices, feedback, and large-group discussion.
8) Inclusion & Diversity – increasing awareness around a person’s implicit bias and how it affects the day-to-day decisions we make.
9) Performance Improvement Plan – putting the Emerging Leader learning into action through feedback and documentation.
10) Legal & Compliance – an essential component, based on the organization’s particular legal contraints.
11) Guide for Interviewing & EE Retention – helping leaders become better hiring managers.
12) Graduation – an opportunity to network with the organizations top management.
Who Should Attend
Managers can identify candidates for Emerging Leaders who have either demonstrated potential or make the program across-the-board for all recently hired personnel.
Participants will learn about:
- Who they are as a leader.
- How to better engage with their reports, teams, and supervisors.
- Their strengths and weaknesses and how to leverage both for success.
- A basis of understanding how the company “works” and the organizational succession plan.
- Developing a strategic business focus in their work.