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Leadership Training - Module 11 - 15
11. Conducting Effective Meetings
oo many times meetings are called, attended, and ended without measurable results from the money spent. It costs $$ every time you pull a group together for a meeting. Just think back to your latest meeting – multiply the average salary per participant times the number of minutes spent. Did the outcome of the meeting come close to returning that investment? Too many times the answer is a resounding “no”! Effective meetings will come much closer to achieving that goal. Students will learn how to set up an agenda, whom to invite, when/how to accomplish the logistics for setting up the meeting; how to set ground rules, how to keep the meeting on track, how to deal with disruptive behaviors and distractions, setting expectations and goals, and improving accountability for results. Each participant will receive practical insights, effective techniques and real-world experience.
12. Effective Writing for Business Leaders
Before putting the keyboard to use, students should know how to effectively communicate with the written word and to whom the message is being communicated. This class will practice the etiquette for writing, how to use effective phrasing, and how to improve their ability to get their message across. Differing types of communication styles as well as differing formats and technologies will be evaluated. We will explore the strengths and weaknesses of each writing style and/or media used to learn when to use each technique for maximum effectiveness. For instance, is email really an effective communication tool? When is face-to-face the ONLY effective approach? Topics such as social media for business communications will also be discussed.
13. Conducting Effective Performance Appraisals to Motivate and Provide Accountability
The ability to provide performance evaluations that accomplish their intended objective (improvement of the employees’ capabilities) is a critical skill for Managers/Supervisors. This course will teach the student how to effectively communicate both the positive information and the improvement needs of a performance evaluation. Through in-class simulations and examples, students will practice taking the emotionalism out of performance evaluations and provide effective coaching to employees to enhance their performance. Included in this course are some “triggers” to watch for when working with an employee you want to motivate, and how to keep from de-motivating them. Students will discuss their personal motivators/de-motivators, and compile a list of terms to use, behaviors to practice and special situations to be aware of during the evaluation. Students will also learn the importance of accountability in an organization and the impact this aspect of behavior can have professionally. In addition, we will explore different concepts and techniques used to correctly apply corrective action plans if required by the evaluation.
14. Team-Building Skills to Build Trust, Earn Respect, and Enhance Relationships
This course is about building trust and learning how to gain the respect of the people with whom you work most closely. We will discuss the different types of teams and the five things every team needs to be successful as well as the five stages of team building. It is a very interactive course, with students having to rely on each other to accomplish different objectives. Each activity is built around a different skill such as communication, team work, problem solving, or trust. People will typically only follow those they trust and respect. Learning to define and understand these concepts is a key skill to developing the traits of good leadership. Converting these behaviors into effective relationships that allow ideas to flourish and change to occur is critical to the health and development of both the organization and the individual.
15. Effective Coaching and Counseling:
Growing and developing our employees is a critical skill in today’s market. Coaching is a term that is heavily used, but not clearly understood by many. There is a specific set of rules/guidelines for coaching. Your students will learn those effective techniques and skills for providing both positive coaching and constructive criticism and counseling. These two methodologies combine to create stronger employees who are better motivated to assume additional responsibility in the future. Students will learn about how to structure the coaching session and how to effectively prepare for the meeting. They will also learn the roles and responsibilities of both the coach and the “client” to ensure maximum results and achieve sustained results. Included in the techniques are the setting and communication of responsibilities and accountability for both the coach and the person being coached.
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