BMM003: Becoming Management Material

Start Date Time Days Price GTR Availability
October 30, 2017 09:00 (EST) 3 $2,085.00 Register

This workshop is designed to help participants create and accomplish their personal best, and to help them lead others to get extraordinary things done. At its core, leadership means setting goals, lighting a path, and persuading others to follow. But the responsibility entails much more.

As part of ctc TrainCanada’s applied learning approach, participants will take a leadership skills test using the Situational Leadership Model and analyze the results. Through understanding their leadership competencies they will learn how they can develop their strengths, assess their leadership competencies and learn how they can develop their strengths.

Create and accomplish your personal best to lead others

“Any time you try to influence the behavior of another person, you’re engaging in an act of leadership.” – Ken Blanchard, in Leadership and the One-Minute Manager
Highlights of what participants will learn during this three-day workshop:

  • Identify their leadership profile and explore how they can use this knowledge to create their own future;
  • Identify those additional skills and tools that can make them a better leader;
  • Develop their ability to influence and communicate with others;
  • Become a better problem-solver and decision-maker;
  • Discover how to prepare for and embrace the forces of change;
  • Create a strategy to actively use these skills back in the workplace.

Who will benefit?

  • Existing managers without formal training
  • New managers that want to enhance their career opportunities
  • Project Managers and people who lead virtual teams

Course Outline

  • Introduction and Course Overview
    Get to know other participants and discuss what will take place during the workshop.  Participants will also have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives.
  • About the Learning Organization
    In the first session, participants will explore Peter Senge’s vision of a learning organization. Is your company one where all employees are committed to lifelong learning? How can it encourage continual growth and development?
  • Achieving Personal Mastery
    Next, participants will identify some strategies for understanding what our own strengths are, as well as where we want to go.
  • Analyzing Our Mental Models
    Often, we create our own realities without even realizing that we do so. This session will give participants some ways to explore and change their own mental models.
  • Achieving a Shared Vision
    This session will give participants some ideas for building commitment within a team using shared vision. Participants will also explore a model that will help them move their team to greater independence.
  • Team Learning
    Next, participants will learn what a leader’s role is in a team, and how to lead them through a discussion to reach an agreement point.
  • Systems Thinking
    To wrap up the morning, participants will look at some different cycles and what impact they may play in team efficiency.
  • Understanding Leadership
    In this session, participants will study Paul Hersey and Ken Blanchard’s Situational Leadership II model, which outlines four leadership profiles. Participants will also explore their own style; learn about servant leadership; and look at leadership in an organization through practices like onboarding, orientation, and performance management.
  • Five Practices
    Day One will conclude with information on five essential leadership practices that experts James Kouzes and Barry Posner have identified. Participants will explore these practices through two exercises and some group discussion.
  • Building Trust
    Day Two of this workshop will begin by looking at how trust and performance are related, and how a leader can build trust in team members.
  • Managing Change
    Next, participants will learn ways to successfully lead a group through change. Participants will have an opportunity to work through a personal change scenario and to apply learning points to a case study.
  • The Four Room Apartment
    Psychologist Claes Janssen describes the process of change like moving from one room to another in a four-room apartment. This session will look at the key aspects of that theory.
  • Time Management Tips and Tricks
    To wrap up the morning of Day Two, participants will learn some ways to organize their workspace, conquer e-mail, and manage their time more effectively.
  • Managers vs. Leaders
    In this session, participants will explore the differences between management and leadership.
  • Types of Thinking
    Next, participants will learn about directional vs. consequential thinking. A brief discussion on ethics is included.
  • Influence Strategies
    At the very core of leadership is the ability to influence people. This session will give participants some ways to persuade individuals to change. Robert Cialdini’s influence strategies will also be covered.
  • Managing Relationships
    Day Two will conclude with a detailed look at different aspects of relationships, including the relationship cycle, leading a team through conflict, and managing stress.
  • A Simple Problem Solving Process
    Day Three will begin with an introduction to a simple, systematic problem solving process that participants can apply in any situation. Participants will also have an opportunity to apply the steps to a personal problem.
  • Strategic Planning
    In this session, participants will learn about the SWOT technique, which helps to identify the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats of any person, organization, product, service, or process.
  • Doing Delegation Right
    This session will give participants an opportunity to practice delegation through a group exercise and a role play. Participants will also learn about the different degrees of delegation.
  • Criteria for Useful Feedback
    To wrap up the morning, participants will receive some tips for giving good feedback.
  • Feedback Techniques
    Next, participants will delve deeper into the art of feedback and learn some specific techniques. Constructive criticism will also be discussed.
  • Mastering Your Body Language
    We are always sending signals to others, whether we like it or not. Body language combined with vocal tone can override or even cancel the meaning of the words we say! In this session, participants will learn how to master the art of body language and subtle signals.
  • Meeting Management
    Did you know that the average manager wastes seven to ten hours per week in meetings? In this session, participants will learn how to make the most of meetings.
  • Pumping Up a Presentation
    Next, participants will learn seven steps to pump up a presentation.
  • Personal Development
    To wrap up the workshop, participants will review their pre-assignment and identify next steps.
  • Workshop Wrap-Up
    At the end of the workshop, participants will have an opportunity to ask final questions and create an action plan.