Eight 2.5-hour sessions offered on Fridays from 9-11:30 CST
Next Course Begins on February 12, 2021
Founded on competency-based and supervisory-level research, Foundations of Management checks all the boxes for giving newly experienced front-line leaders the knowledge and practice they need to more confidently and effectively lead their intact or remote team.
FOM leadership improves employee productivity, increases employee engagement, and strengthens successful business culture. Plus, leaders who have completed our program tend to be promoted to higher-level leadership roles within a year.
Upon completion of eight two-and-a-half hour modules, managers will more effectively:
The Foundations of Management program (FOM) is designed for leaders who have had minimal leadership development training or experience in supervision. Team leaders and project managers who have no formal authority over direct reports will also benefit from the majority of the modules.
The basis of the program content centers around interpersonal and tactical skill-development with emphasis on leadership skills most likely to foster success in today’s fast paced, ever-changing, and geographically-dispersed environments.
Eight 2.5-hour sessions offered on Fridays from 9-11:30 CST.
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Our 2.5 hour modules cover the following leadership topics:
Effective leaders know themselves, are aware of their strengths and weaknesses, and take action to build on their strengths and compensate for their weaknesses.
Effective leaders are able to understand differences in style and motivation, listen for meaning and interpret important non-verbal information.
Effective leaders recognize the need to “flex their leadership style,” have a variety of leadership tools to respond to changing needs and challenging situations and are resilient – able to bounce back from setbacks.
Class size will be no more than 20 participants in order to ensure maximum participation. Each session will develop one or more of the attributes listed above with each session building on learning from the previous sessions. The experience is designed to be highly interactive, incorporating:
We build leadership relationships. Besides being priced slightly lower than our competitors, all eight of the FOM modules are led by one instructor. We find this creates a safer and more personal learning environment for the students.
Training with the same instructor for every module creates a safe environment for the student to open up and ask more questions, openly analyze their challenges, and generate collaborative resolutions to common leadership problems. So, not only is the student building a relationship with the instructor, but also creating peer support networks with their fellow students.
Plus, the Foundations of Management instructor is an Industrial/Organizational Psychologist, specializing in strategic initiatives that create great places to work.
In addition, should a student opt into the coaching program, they will have the same instructor as his/her coach – further enriching a safe environment for developmental change and growth.
Last, you will receive digital certification badging to add to your academic accomplishments.
Everything DiSC for Managers (self-assessment) (a $95 value) helps managers to see personality-related “blind spots” and adapt their approach to more effectively influence others. You’ll be able to join MyEverythingDisc.com site to communicate with others who have taken it to work more effectively with others.
The Five Behaviors (up to 4 feedback assessments from the manager’s team) (a $380 value) provides managers with a realistic evaluation of how well the team is working together and identifies areas where improvement is vital to team success.
You will receive your own personal report for each assessment.
In Session One – Motivating Performance – you’ll meet your instructor and fellow students and learn how to assess not only what motivates you, but also what tends to be the motivators behind driving your employees to greater performance.
In Session Two – Influencing Others – you’ll apply the DiSC personality inventory to better understand what motivates you and learn what motivates others in order to influence others more effectively.
In Session Three – Increasing Communication – you’ll assess your own interaction dimensions and discover what you need to do to be a better listener and communicator. You’ll also practice guiding others to solve their own problems.
In Session Four – Resolving Differences – you’ll identify difficult people in your life via the DiSC assessment and practice an assertive feedback method for addressing difficult conversations.
In Session Five – Coaching Others – you’ll apply the concept of Situational Leadership by practicing a coaching method for guiding performance development and recognizing a job well done.
In Session Six – Driving Development – you’ll apply the EQi assessment to increase your understanding of areas you will need to develop to be a more effective leader and be coached by a fellow student.
In Session Seven – Guiding Teams – you’ll review the results of your Five Behaviors survey results and then make a plan for improving the effectiveness of your work team.
In Session Eight – Supporting Change – you’ll apply the ADKAR model to a change initiative you are currently leading and leave with a plan that will ensure implementation success.
Professional coaching is a customized learning process that will ensure individuals achieve their professional goals. Coaching is considered one of the most powerful tools for career-changing results. Through coaching, leaders better understand their abilities, what styles are working for them, and what behaviors may be holding them back. Professional Coaching provides the opportunity to set goals, serves to clarify feedback, and to solidify and sustain positive changes in behavior.
The benefits of coaching are accelerated and maximized when combined with the class administered assessments and the Checkpoint 360 Feedback survey to assist the leader in candid feedback from his/her boss (s), peers, direct reports, and customers.
Coaching is a developmental process and is completely confidential. Only the student receives the assessment reports. All coaching session conversations are confidential; the coach is a psychologist who is bound by the American Psychological Association code of ethics and cannot disclose to anyone what transpired during a coaching session except in a court of law.