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The Leadership Essentials Programs

We believe – and we know from experience and solid research – that leadership skills can be developed and enhanced. The best leaders are continually finding ways to develop themselves and get even better. We help you on your journey.

Based on the Center for Leadership’s Leadership Competency Builder©, The Leadership Essentials Programs (LEP) will challenge and help you cultivate the self-insight and skills that will prepare you for greater leadership success.

Who should attend?

The Leadership Essentials Programs are designed for individuals looking to develop foundational leadership capabilities. Well-qualified participants are recently-appointed leaders or those who informally lead others at work, those looking to hone basic leadership skills and insights, or those who are preparing to take on leadership roles.

There is no formal prerequisite to attend either of the LEP programs. Each program is unique such that participants may attend one or both programs and in any order.

If you previously attended The Leadership Essentials Program: Pathways to Leadership, you may want to consider attending The Leadership Essentials Program: Drivers for Success, to provide additional value for your leadership development journey.

Program details

The Pathways to Leadership is offered each year in the spring and the Drivers for Success each fall. The session information and details are listed below for the 2019 programs.

Choose a program

  • The Leadership Essentials Program: Pathways to Leadership - April 12, 2019

    Date and Time
    Friday, April 12, 2019
    8:30am - 4:30pm

    Location
    FIU (MMC)
    11200 SW 8 Street 
    Miami, FL 33199

    Pricing
    $395 – Early registration, on or before February 12, 2019
    $425 – After February 12, 2019

    Price includes parking, light breakfast and lunch, program materials and a personal assessment. 
    View our registration and refund policy.

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    Topics (subject to change)

    • Personality and Decision-Making: The journey begins with leading self. A core component of being an effective leader and making the right choices, is understanding how who we are affects the decisions we make and how we make those decisions. Although we may not be able to change who we are, an awareness of our inclinations and natural tendencies and how these play a role in our leadership behaviors, allows us to better manage and focus those behaviors for optimal results. Every participant receives a customized feedback report detailing their five major personality dimensions. 
    • Connecting with Others: Being alert and understanding the hazards along the way is critical for beginning your leadership journeySuccess in today’s fast-paced, ever-changing world of “continuous partial attention” requires new skills to prevent misunderstandings and maximize our ability to work smarter together. Learning and practicing communication strategies that can be immediately put into practice can generate more effective communication, drive optimal performance, and ensure successful conversations more often.
    • Leveraging Networks: Deciding which are the critical stops along the road can make the journey easier and more successful. No doubt you’ve heard the saying “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” But in fact, that’s still only part of the story. Building social capital requires individuals to consider the diffuseness and structural complexity of the entire network of people around them. Understanding network dynamics and the critical role strategic networks play in determining success is a powerful skillset for professionals.
    • Delivering Results: Developing Your Leadership Agenda: Creating a clear roadmap for next steps on the leadership journey significantly enhances the chances you will be successful at embracing change. The written agenda includes a challenge the participant has identified as needing attention, followed by the development of goals and objectives, delineation of strategies and tactics, identification of human and financial resources, plans for implementation, and finally, an evaluation and feedback plan.

    Register for The Leadership Essentials Program: Pathways to Leadership - April 12, 2019 by clicking here.

  • The Leadership Essentials Program: Drivers for Success - September 20, 2019

    Date and Time
    Friday, September 20, 2019
    8:30am - 4:30pm

    Location
    FIU (MMC)
    11200 SW 8 Street 
    Miami, FL 33199

    Pricing
    $395 – Early registration, on or before July 20, 2019
    $425 – After July 20, 2019

    Price includes parking, light breakfast and lunch, program materials and a personal assessment. 
    View our registration and refund policy.

    register

    Topics (subject to change)

    • A Strengths-Based Approach to Leadership: Understanding the role personal strengths play in the development of our leadership capacity is critical in becoming a more effective leader. Learn to develop strategies and increase ways to leverage your strengths and work around weaknesses. A personal assessment tool with feedback reports is included and participants will receive an e-copy of the StrengthsFinder 2.0 book.
    • The Six Thinking Hats: Creating structured habits for critical thinking is essential for effective decisions. The skills and tools that lead to more efficient problem solving and effective decisions can be learned and serve as an important first step in developing these habits. The skills presented in this session allow you to craft more productive meetings that generate new ideas, provide innovative solutions to organizational problems. These thought principles will help you deliver more compelling presentations and better structure important conversations.
    • Effectively Managing Time: Demanding more and more of our time be focused on “urgent” tasks, the workplace has become a labyrinth that gobbles up our time with elusive returns. Today, supervisors and clients expect immediate responses and results and managing our work time effectively is a priority few of us can afford to neglect. Learning skills to help minimize interruptions, manage existing time more efficiently, and delegate appropriate decisions and tasks to the right people at the right time is a game-changer for success.
    • Leading Change: In our workday, uncertainty is the only constant; it is often hard to predict what lies beyond the bend in the road. Gaining a fresh perspective on how individuals may engage and take responsibility for their own organizational contributions, especially during times of continuous change, is an important skill in the leadership toolkit. At a personal level, you will have the opportunity to think about what that means in your role at work and then outline a plan for a small change you can implement at work that might maximize outcomes and pave the way for even greater achievements.

    Register for The Leadership Essentials Program: Drivers for Success - September 20, 2019 by clicking here.