Leadership Growth and Development

Learning Series
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The Leadership Development and Growth workshops will enhance and strengthen your leadership skills. The series welcomes the individual who wants to move into a leadership position or the long-time leader who is looking to refresh their skills and strengths...and everyone in between.

Our hybrid learning approach combines interactive online learning as well as hands-on activity in your learning location. You can choose to sign up for the whole series of five workshops or individual workshop sessions. Each Leadership course includes a 30 - minute coaching session or 3 - hours for the entire series of five workshops. The Individual coaching sessions will answer specific questions and assist you in creating an action plan to improve and grow your leadership success. 

The Course Instructor is Dr. Marya Wilson. She is the Director of the Leadership Institute, a resource of the Discovery Center at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.  She is also an Assistant Professor teaching and researching in the areas of: organizational leadership, development & behavior, operations management, and quality management.

Culture, Vision, and Strategy for Organizations
Thursday, October 15, 2020 I 9:00 am to 11:00am (CST)
Hybrid Learning Experience

Culture, vision, and strategy are the driving forces of success within every organization.  This session provides hands-on learning on how to utilize these three drivers of success in your organization: strategic planning; succession planning; and organizational change.  We will also be completing hands-on work around how personalities affect organizational culture and how you and your team can leverage those diverse personalities to optimize your organization.

Leadership, Courage, and Strength
Thursday, November 19, 2020 I 9:00 am to 11:00 am (CST)
Hybrid Learning Experience

The good and great leaders understand very well their strengths and limitations.  This session is a deep dive into your personal leadership philosophy and development.  Courage takes risk so we will also be discussing ethics, conflict management, and building trust.

Problem-Solving in Organizations
Thursday, December 17, 2020 I 9:00 am to 11:00 am (CST)
Hybrid Learning Experience

This session will focus on proven approaches and skills for problem-solving.  We will engage you in critical thinking, decision-making, and negotiation activities throughout the day to sharpen your problem-solving skills.  Seasoned leaders or those aspiring to be leaders will benefit greatly from this hands-on learning session.

Communication: It’s Not Just About Email
Thursday, January 21, 2021 I 9:00 am to 11:00 am (CST)
Hybrid Learning Experience

Communication is about building trust and strong teams.  When you understand the bigger picture of communication, you create high-impact relationships at all levels of your organization to ensure success.  In this session, we will be enhancing your knowledge and skills utilizing successful verbal (includes listening), non-verbal, and written communication approaches. Our hybrid learning approach combines interactive online learning as well as hands-on activity in your learning location.

Motivation for 2021
Thursday, February 18, 2021 I 9:00 am to 11:00 am (CST)
Hybrid Learning Experience

This session is a chance for you and your team to develop or enhance your organization’s Vision and Goals for 2021 and beyond.  You will learn keys to creating and motivating an organization that engages each member of your team and makes them want to say “I love my job.”  Motivation is critical in engaging and retaining great employees.  We will work together through multiple activities that will make 2021 your best year yet. 

Course Specifics

  • Thursdays, October 15, November 19, December 17, 2020 and January 21 and February 18, 2021, 9:00 am to 11:00am (CST)
  • 30 - minutes of coaching for each session or 3 - hours for the entire series
  • Hybrid Learning Method
  • Course fee: $850.00 for the series of 5 workshops or $200.00 for each workshop

Leadership, Growth and Development Learning Series

Hybrid Learning Method