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Training Class: Leading Skills for Seasoned Leaders
Class Type: Professional Development
Training Vendor: STADC

Today’s definition of leadership demands a new perspective. Leading is focusing on others who report to you. Managing is focusing on the work required of you to accomplish. Leading necessitates leaving our ego at the front door to focus on the work and others. How do you motivate and inspire others, help teams coalesce and lead employees who are more diverse than ever before? Being an effective supervisor or manager means knowing what has to get done and how to accomplish it. Team members may look upon their leader as a mentor, coach, someone who will stand in the gap when things go wrong and someone who will help them grow in their work. This program helps leaders understand all of those roles and develop critical thinking skills to use wise judgment in knowing when to use each.


  • Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to . . .
  • Understand the new demands of managing and leading
  • Learn strategic, analytic and critical thinking skills
  • Facilitate interpersonal and group dynamics of teams
  • Recognize best practices for team productivity
  • Develop results based strategic planning skills
  • Defuse and resolve contentious situations and mediate solutions


Leading from understanding of diverse roles of leadership

  • Excellent organizations and leadership models
  • Meaningfulness in work and workplace motivators
  • Common characteristics of radical leaders 

Leading from understanding human dynamics

  • Understand reasons for employee behavior
  • Learn skills of discernment and insight in interpersonal relationships

Leading the “results based strategic planning” process

  • Manage the “Managing for Results” process
  • Develop and utilize critical thinking skills
  • Develop measurement methods to evaluate results

Leading by defusing and resolving contentious issues

  • Why contentious situations happen
  • Analyzing situations based on performance and/or interpersonal behavior
  • Clarifying and identifying expectations by communicating ethical priorities

Leading effective teams

  • Learn attributes of team excellence
  • Team problem solving model to focus efforts
  • Manage interpersonal issues on teams

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