Leadership Skills

Elevate’s Leadership Skills solutions are designed for managers, supervisors, and team leaders.  These top-level seminars provide you with valuable insight into your employee’s leadership capabilities and give leaders the tools needed to build a more productive & efficient team.

Leadership Skills Courses Offered

Ethical Leadership

What exactly makes a decision ethical? The problem with ethics is that what may seem morally right (or ethical) to one person may seem appalling to another. This workshop will not provide you with an easy way to solve every ethical decision you will ever have to make. It will, however, help you define your ethical framework to make solving those ethical dilemmas easier. We will also look at some tools that you can use when you are faced with an ethical decision. And we will look at some techniques you can use so you do not get stuck in an ethical quandary. Best of all, we will look at a lot of case studies so that you can practice making decisions in a safe environment.

Coaching Skills for Managers & Supervisors

Coach, Role Model, Counselor, Supporter, Guide…do these words ring a bell? Being a coach involves being a role model, sometimes a counselor or supporter, and always a guide. Coaching is based on a partnership that involves giving both support and challenging opportunities to employees. Knowing how and when to coach is an essential skill that can benefit both you and your organization, and Elevate’s Coaching Skills for Manager & Supervisors seminar does just that!

Performance Management, Coaching and Discipline

Elevate’s Performance Management training will help guide your employees to focus on the same priorities as the organization, resulting in improved production and reduced waste. This seminar teaches participants how to handle difficult employees and situations without bringing up resentment and gives you the tools to help manage staff problems legally and diplomatically. When changes occur Performance Management helps the organization and employees have a stream-lined relationship and helps to close any gaps that exist in an employee’s skill-set to make them a more valuable employee through feedback and coaching.

Criticism & Discipline for Managers & Supervisors

It can be hard to deal with a troublesome employee – someone who lowers morale, stalls productivity and encourages bad habits – especially without provoking more conflict. By helping you to identify individual leadership styles and understand different challenging personalities, Elevate’s  Criticism & Discipline for Managers & Supervisors will help participants develops proactive strategies and teach the proper techniques to put a stop to bad behavior once and for all while minimizing negative outcomes.

Transitioning from Staff to Supervisor

Being promoted into a position of leadership is a challenging transition. You now have to juggle being the boss and maintaining positive relationships with your employees. Not only do you get a whole new set of responsibilities, but you also have many new skills to learn. Elevate’s Transitioning from Staff to Supervisor program will teach participants how to become a confident leader and manage a team to get desired results. Participants will learn new skills and techniques to ease their transition from day one. They will learn how to manage their new staff, ease conflict, delegate, problem solve, ease into managerial duties, and more.

Supervisor Rights & Responsibilities

Being promoted into a position of leadership is a challenging transition. You now have to juggle being the boss and maintaining positive relationships with your employees. Not only do you get a whole new set of responsibilities, you have many new skills to learn as well. This course will orient you to your changing role as a supervisor and help you understand your rights and responsibilities as a supervisor, as well as the rights of your employees.

You will be introduced to the HRSA core and leadership competencies, proficiency rating scales, merit system principles, and prohibited personnel practices and how they apply to you as a supervisor. In addition, you will understand the different types of leave, what approving and disapproving leave entails, and various work schedules.

You will also receive an overview of different documentation requirements and categories to present alternatives to taking formal action against an employee and to become familiar with available resources allowing you to more effectively carry out your Human Resources Management (HRM) duties and responsibilities.

Tools to ENGAGE and Motivate Your Team – WBENC

The future of work will be to provide a flexible work environment, and a sense of purpose and belonging in terms of place, time, job description, and career paths. This class will give participants techniques and strategies to improve communication with their team and make personal aspiration a routine part of manager conversations. Genuinely purposeful organizations embed solidarity right into management practices that translate to a sense of belonging and security for employees.

Using Elevate’s 6-step ENGAGE Model, Managers and Supervisors will learn the steps to lead a diverse team, keep everyone on track, and promote positive interaction with team members, peers, and upper management.

Organizational DEI Consultancy and Development Program

The main challenge with any large diverse workforce, agency, or organization that deals with the public good is cultivating a genuine culture of respect among its internal and external stakeholders based on a single unifying DEIA framework. Creating this culture requires an understanding of bias, diversity, and equality and the subtle ways they must be addressed to ensure a fair administration of access and justice, build impactful agency results, and generate meaningful positive change. Anti-racism is not just a conceptual value; it is a concrete goal that will only be achieved when operationalized via practical strategies. Using a five-phase work plan, Elevate will work with an appointed DEI advisory council to develop an all-encompassing strategic framework that encourages change within your organization’s current DEI practices.

Tools to ENGAGE and Motivate Your Team

The future of work will be to provide a flexible work environment, and a sense of purpose and belonging in terms of place, time, job description, and career paths. This class will give participants techniques and strategies to improve communication with their team and make personal aspiration a routine part of manager conversations. Genuinely purposeful organizations embed solidarity right into management practices that translate to a sense of belonging and security for employees. Using Elevate’s 6 step ENGAGE Model, Managers and Supervisors will learn the steps to lead a diverse team, keep everyone on track, and promote positive interaction with team members, peers, and upper management.

Navigating Difficult Conversations

Could a conversation (or avoiding one) be keeping you from getting the results you need? Whatever the issue—from declining quality to strained relationships—it’s likely that you’re experiencing the effects of a poorly held difficult conversation. Learn to balance tact & assertiveness, how to speak and be heard (and encourage others to do the same) and deescalate emotional conversations to avoid resentment and conflict so you can surface the best ideas and make the highest-quality decisions.  Each participant will take a Behaviors & Motivators assessment prior to the training so we can incorporate the results and understand your ideal method of communication and help each member of your team communicate better with their peers. With use of real-life application, video, group discussions, and skill practice this seminar will show you how to achieve effective dialogue at all levels in your organization and reduce deference and defiance.

Leadership Skills for Professionals

In Elevate’s Leadership Skills seminar will give you the tools to become an engaging, motivating & more resilient leader. This seminar will give you the skills to enhance the performance of your team with a variety of proven leadership techniques. Maximize you teams performance and effectively manage others as you are guided through a step-by-step process for building emotionally intelligent and inclusive teams with high-quality decisions, flexible leadership, proper conflict resolution. This interactive program will go beyond just learning how to be a leader and give attendees a hands-on experience, with the use of video, group discussions, skill practice, and real-life application to make the course both entertaining & engaging.

Courageous Decision Making

Decision-making is the process of making choices by identifying a decision, gathering information, and assessing alternative resolutions. Using a step-by-step decision-making process can help you make more deliberate, thoughtful, and courageous decisions by organizing relevant information and defining alternatives. This approach increases the chances that you will choose the most satisfying alternative possible.

Tactical to Strategic Thinking

We live in a knowledge-based society, and the more strategic you think the better your knowledge will be. Tactical to Strategic Thinking provides you with the skills to analyze and evaluate information so that you are able to obtain the greatest amount of knowledge from it. It provides the best chance of making the correct decision and minimizes damages if a mistake does occur. Tactical to Strategic thinking will lead to being more rational and disciplined thinking. It will reduce your prejudice and bias, which will provide you a better understanding of your environment. This workshop will provide you the skills to evaluate, identify, and distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information. It will lead you to be more productive in your career and provide great skill in your everyday life.

Effective Delegation, Coaching and Counseling

Elevate’s Effective Delegation, Coaching & Counseling training will provide participants with the information to become more decisive, capitalize on their team-building skills, and to be a mentor to their team. This training session is to teach participants how to encourage employees to improve their performance and maintain appropriate conduct and how to promote successful performance and provide appropriate feedback. In addition, participants will understand how to deal with misconduct issues and what corrective actions they can take.

Leading Effective Teams

Using assessment results Elevate’s Leading Effective Teams training will teach participants how to grow employees into highly driven individuals dedicated to getting results. Participants will learn how to foster cooperation within their teams with effective decision-making tools that will inspire and motivate your team for success. Woven throughout the program are essential presentation and public speaking skills for effective leadership.

Emerging Leaders Series

The Emerging Leaders Series is a two-part series designed for emerging leaders, team leaders, new supervisors, and first-level managers. Part one of the series is a three-hour Management and Leadership course that will help new leaders understand the challenges and requirements of their new role, as well as the importance of harnessing the mission and vision of their work unit and how it supports the larger organizational goals. Part two of the series is a Self-directed Leadership course, where participants will internalize the four pillars of self-leadership and to make meaningful, empowered choices while taking action to get where they want to go.

Facilitating Effective Meetings

In this training, participants will explore the facets of meeting planning and facilitation. Whether you are facilitating a teleconference or an in-person meeting, this training was designed to help managers and leaders host productive meetings. The facilitator will learn the tools to get everyone engaged, build consensus, come to a group agreement, and overcome conflict and disagreement, while your employees will discover how they can get the most out of every meeting they attend. Using discussion and activities to plan appropriate facilitation sessions, participants will learn principles of effective communication, investigate group management, and meeting best practices.

Why Good Leaders Fail

Successfully leading and managing a workforce can be challenging. Why Good Leaders Fail will teach participants the difference between management and leadership. The biggest difference between managers and leaders in the way they motivate the people who work for or follow them and this sets the tone for most other aspects of what they do. Participants will learn new skills and techniques to easily transition from being just a manager to being a true leader. They will learn how to manage their new staff, ease conflict, delegate, problem solve, ease into managerial duties, and more.

Motivation & Engagement

Whether you’re an employee with a team or one without a team, when you think of engagement and motivation, many things come to mind. For example, as a manager, you might think that more money, a bigger office, a promotion, or a better quality of life would motivate team members. Conversely, if you’re focused on motivating customers and clients, you might think of ways to make your interactions easier. The truth is, no matter what we offer people, true motivation must come from within. In this course, participants will learn how to engage people and become great motivators using popular motivational and engagement models.

Perfecting Performance Reviews

The pressure of performance review season tends to be draining and nerve-wracking time of the year for the entire organization. As a manager, the task tends to be rather cumbersome, with the added responsibility of delivering annual evaluations for all your employees, which consumes the weeks before these reviews with research & analysis on every individual within your organization. While this process is essential for determining how well an employee performed throughout the year, and an opportunity to provide feedback and determine future goals, this annual expectation is also one of the most dreaded & daunting administrative processes that HR manages. This is an opportunity to prove your worth to your boss and get a leg up in your career, but with these reviews come the added stress of acknowledging weaknesses and setting productive goals for the upcoming year. Elevate’s Perfecting Performance Reviews seminar is designed to guide leaders through the process of “performance planning” to make annual expectations less daunting & more rewarding for everyone!

How to Manage a Hybrid Workforce

As organizations transition back to the office, leaders will be expected to be fair and equitable to those who are working from home and those who are coming back to an office environment. To be successful the leader of a hybrid team must successfully apply insights and techniques to guide performance and work relationships with all employees. Elevate’s How to Manage a Hybrid Team course will answer the most pressing questions and give useful tools and techniques to manage various circumstances while treating everyone fairly. This powerful training course is designed to give participants the tools necessary to build trust and synergy between office employees and those teleworking. Participants will walk away with practical ideas to lead hybrid teams with success and complete confidence.

Leading Virtual and Remote Teams

With working from home becoming the new norm, workplaces around the world are enjoying the power and opportunities of being linked virtually through technology. However, many virtual teams do not succeed because they fail to recognize that virtual collaboration has to be managed in specific ways. The leader of a virtual or remote team must successfully apply special insights and techniques to guide performance and work relationships with employees who may be hundreds or thousands of miles away. This powerful training course is designed to help participants build truly synergistic and effective long-distance teams. Participants will return to work with the tools and methods they need to manage and lead virtual and remote teams with success and complete confidence.

Accountable Leadership

Whether you are a seasoned leader or have been promoted into a position of leadership you have to juggle being the boss and maintain a positive relationship with your employees. Elevate’s Accountable Leadership program will help participants to become a confident leader and manage a team to get desired results, ease conflict, delegate, problem solve, and communicate in a way that keeps everyone accountable.

Leading a Multi-Generational Workforce

For the first time in history, there are five generations in the workforce. Leading a Multi-Generational Workforce will help managers and supervisors to bridge generational gaps between Traditionalists, Boomers, and GenX – Z’s by recognizing the unique strengths of a diverse workforce in a complex and ever-changing work environment. The key to effective leadership is finding the right balance, which requires individual leaders and teams to step out of their comfort zones and adapt to what the organization needs to accomplish its goals. This training program will give leaders an understanding of their leadership styles, the five roles they play, and their application within their team and organizational goals.

Series Offered

Leadership Development Program & Mentor Enhancement

Elevate believes crafting an effective leadership culture across a diverse organization is dependent on interlocking learning modules that build upon the individual, group, and organizational goals. Elevate offers a suite of solutions that can be customized to meet your organization’s specific needs, enhance and supplement existing or new capabilities, and approach adult education in innovative ways that promote engagement, accountability, and the application of practical knowledge in a variety of situations. As part of our training development, Elevate will seek to instill a culture of continuous learning across your organization as a whole. Further training and curriculum refinements will be continuous, and feedback-based.

The year-long Leadership Development Program will focus on how leaders of all levels can aspire to maximize effectiveness with personal and group dynamics, specifically in two areas:

1) Utilizing the latest professional best leadership practices within your industry, and;

2) Developing leaders that are able to grow overall staff performance within their specific day-to-day responsibilities using research-based theory and practical knowledge gained through anecdotal evidence, roleplaying, gamification, and further experiential learning.

Leadership Bootcamp

Elevate‘s Leadership Bootcamp is a 5-day multi-level leadership symposium that will help you master your communication and leadership skills, both in the workplace & the world at large. This Bootcamp is paired with two powerful assessments that will be used throughout the training to help the leaders of your organization develop a 3D view of themselves and reveal the true leadership potential of your employees! With the use of advanced assessment technology, we will effectively “map” the participants based on their behavioral profile so you can understand HOW your employees communicate, WHY they make the decisions they make, and WHAT they are capable of doing. Identify communication styles in your employees so you can mitigate conflict and deescalate emotional conversations without causing a breakdown or paralysis on either side. The end result will be creating dynamic leaders that communicate better and work more effectively as a team in a cohesive, productive, and motivating work culture for all!

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We are here to help your team RISE to the top with any of our 200+ topics that can be tailored to your organization’s specifications and needs. Let us determine the best course of action to enhance your workforce on all levels with any of our on-site, virtual, and LMS learning options. Elevate BDG also provides a host of coaching, mentoring, data analysis, assessment, and consulting solutions.