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Kouzes and Posner’s “Leadership Challenge”LEADERSHIP SKILLS WORKSHOP

The overall objective of this workshop: increased ability of the participants to influence others for positive results. The workshop is based on Kouzes and Posner’s “Leadership Challenge” and is presented in a timeframe that fits your schedule. Homework assignments between sessions and a team project provide continuity, individualized learning, and real application. An abbreviated version of the workshop (three one-day sessions of modules 1-6) is also available.

Day 1

Module 1 – Workshop Overview

Objective: To understand the “big picture” of the workshop.

  • Workshop agenda and objectives
  • Why is leadership needed?
  • What is leadership?

Module 2 – Model the Way

Objective: To become more credible as a leader by aligning values, words, and actions.

  • Credibility: The Foundation of Leadership
  • Aligning Actions with Values

Module 3 – Inspire a Shared Vision

Objective: To create a shared vision that will influence others to make it their own.

  • Visionary Thinking
  • Create Your Vision
  • Implement Your Vision

Day 2

Module 4 – Challenge the Process

Objective: To create an innovative environment that takes intelligent risks and learns from mistakes.

  • Section 1: Challenge the Process is Difficult
  • Section 2: It’s Difficult but Worth It
  • Section 3: Normalizing Risk

Module 5 – Enable Others to Act – Part 1

  • Team Charter and Operational Agreement
  • The Tuckman Model of Team Development

Day 3

Module 5 – Enable Others to Act – Part 2

  • Team Charter and Operational Agreement

Module 6 – Encourage the Heat
Objective: Increased commitment and ability to encourage others through effective recognition

  • Section 1: Encouragement
  • Section 2: Best Methods

Day 4

Module 7 – Communicate Congruently

Objective: Increased ability to be a congruent leader through emotionally intelligent communication

  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Communication Styles
  • Rapport Strategies
  • Constructive Feedback

Day 5

Module 8 – Lead Others Through Change

Objective: Increased ability to lead employees through organizational change and transition

  • The Nature of Change
  • Melt - Strategies for melting resistance
  • Move - Strategies for moving people through change
  • Mold - Strategies for molding the new way
  • Performance Plan (real time)

Module 9 – Making Commitments

  • Review of entire workshop
  • Planning next steps
  • Team project presentations

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