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The Weekend Leadership Academy

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

As a result of this program, participants are better able to:

  • Distinguish between management & leadership.
  • Respond to the challenges and responsibilities of leadership.
  • Employ a more dynamic style of leading others.
  • Establish realistic goals and objectives.
  • Identify & eliminate barriers to group and individual productivity.
  • Motivate & challenge team members.
  • Delegate both responsibility and authority effectively.
  • Provide constructive feedback to others.
  • Recognize factors that interfere with effective communications.
  • Appreciate the advantages of leading a diverse group.
  • Demonstrate positive coaching behavior.

Prepare for an intensive series of group and individual leadership activities designed to enable new levels of thinking and situational decision-making. Participants will learn and have fun while exploring current events and the strategies and issues of effectively leading others. An objective underlying all activities is to improve participants capacity to communicate, establish mutual trust, and meaningful interpersonal relations. Session advisors facilitate team-building exercises and discussion sessions.

Keynote Addresses, Discussion Forums, Workshops, Case Studies, Problem-Solving, and Self-assessment are among the methods of exploring leadership 'best practices' that will be employed.

The Weekend Academy, all materials included, is priced at $4895. Travel, and lodging (as necessary) are additional.

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SAMPLE AGENDA
Pre-work: Leadership Style & Communication Skills Assessment
Characteristics of an Effective Leader
Inventory of Communication Skills
What I Want To Accomplish
Personal Best Stories
DAY 1 (FRI)
3pm Distribute Basic Training Materials
Team/Group Advisors Orientation
Welcome & Warm up
Why Leadership? Why Now? Why You?
Personal Best Stories
Small-Group Activity and Large-Group Discussion
Leadership Style & Communications Skill Assessment Feedback
(Analysis, Discussion, and Reflection)
6pm Issues in Leadership Dinner "The Essential Skills of Leadership"
DAY 2 (SAT)
8am Breakfast "The Price of Leadership"
Characteristics of an Admired Leader
9am Leadership Forums/Breakout Sessions
Working With Difficult People
Principles of Team-Building
10:30am Leadership Forums/Breakout Sessions
Managing Meetings for Results
Preparing & Delivering Effective Presentations
12pm Issues in Leadership Lunch "The Ethical Challenges of Leadership" Personal Values Exercise
1:30pm Leadership Forums/Breakout Sessions
How To Motivate (Inspire) Others (Trust & Teamwork)
How To Prepare and Evaluate Projects or Ideas
3pm Leadership Forums/Breakout Sessions
The 30 Indispensable Qualities of Leaders
Dare To Be Great: How To Bring Out The Best In You!
4:30pm Program Planning Exercise
Leadership Style & Communication Skills Assessment Feedback
(Analysis, Discussion, and Reflection)
Personal Best Stories
6pm Recognition & Review Dinner "What's Next?"
Closing Remarks
*Actual topics and start & end times are adjusted as necessary.

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Basic Training For Leaders Training Manual

This is a hands-on, easy-to-read user's guide to mastering the skills of leadership. Ideal for workshop or independent study.

Covering such topics as:

  • Planning/Goal Setting
  • Meeting Management
  • Chairing a Committee
  • Team Building
  • The Art of Delegation
  • Preparing/Giving a Speech
  • Decision-Making Skills
  • Conflict Management
  • 125 pages.


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