ID ADV – Leadership Training

ID ADV – Leadership Skills Development

Professionals Course Outline
Duration : 3 Days

Good leaders have always been expected to be able to solve new problems, capitalize on new opportunities and navigate through the ever-changing landscape of business. Leadership is a complex process by which the leader influences others to perform and achieve. The leadership attributes – belief, values, ethics, character, knowledge, and skills – are all traits, which can be learned. This course provides the basis for understanding what leadership is and what leaders do to be successful.

Objectives /Course Benefits:
At the end of this 2-days workshop, the participants will be able to:
1. Define what leadership is and how it is applied at all levels of organizational management
2. Understand the basics of leadership and motivation
3. Determine what is necessary to lead teams and organizations, and how to integrate this with business management
4. Develop skills in communicating, influencing and negotiating with peers, subordinates and senior managers
5. Become adept at assessing leadership traits and qualities in ourselves and others
6. Learn how to develop leadership in ourselves and others
7. Appreciate the importance of organization culture and the leader’s role in establishing
8. Understand key success factors (KSFs) for successful rollout of Management of Change in dynamic organizations

Who Should Attend:
This course is suitable for Team Leaders, Project Managers, Middle Managers, Supervisors, Executives and Team Members and anyone else who is or will be responsible for managing teams or individuals.

Method of Delivery:
This is a highly interactive course based on the application of theoretical concepts of leadership to practical situations that faced by newly appointed managers. Participants will work in small groups throughout the course to apply the learning to real issues and leadership challenges. Practical exercises and case studies will be used extensively during the course.

Leadership Skills Development – Course Outline:
1. Introduction & Objectives
2. Leadership – Role, Skills and Styles
Definition and the Leadership Grid
Collaborative leadership
Transitional leadership
Visionary leadership
Situational leadership

3. Leadership and Communication
Basics of effective Communication
Barriers to communications
Verbal & non-verbal communication
The art of listening
Conducting effective meetings

4. Leadership and Problem-Solving
Problem solving steps
Identifying the problem
Techniques for developing alternatives
Getting consensus
The leader as a problem solver

5. Leadership and Management
Authority Vs. Responsibility
Delegation and Acceptance
Roles and relationships
The manager as a leader
Being a leader: Bridging the gap

6. Leadership and Coaching
The coaching cycle
Pre-requisites for coaching & mentoring
Coaching for performance
The Leader’s role in coaching
Managing people issues

7. Leadership and Team Building
Team building process
Essential building blocks for teams
The POPCI fundamentals for effective teams
Purpose, Organization, Process, Culture & Influence
Dealing with internal and external politics
The Team Leader as a facilitator, mediator & negotiator

8. Leadership and Motivation
Principles of motivation
Motivation theories and their application
Motivation through goal setting
Guidelines for setting SMART goals
Self actualization in the team

9. Leadership and Management of Change
The need for change
Psychology of resistance to change
Implementing the change model
Developing the change management plan
Communicating for change

10. Leadership and Decision-making
Common Pitfalls in Decision-making
Thinking and Decision-making processes
Decision-making matrix – Focus & Impact
The 3D Model – Debate, Discussion & Dialogue

11. Leadership and Ethics
Character and integrity
Ethics and Values
Building excellence
Emotional intelligence
Influencing team/organizational culture

12. Leadership for the Team Leader
Leadership life cycle
Continuum of Leadership
Leadership for virtual teams
Developing high performance teams
Checklist – Team Maturity & Leader behaviours

Course Wrap-up

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