Emerging Leaders Learning Journey
- Virtual, Classroom or Blended Learning: 16 learning hours paced over 6 weeks
- Pre-program DiSC® Assessment
- Five Virtual Learning Sessions
- Intentional Communication (4 hours)
- Your Leadership Footprint (3 hours)
- Building Trust and Connection (3 hours)
- Growing and Flexing Your Influence (3 hours)
- The Arc and Art of Feedback (3 hours)
- Post Program: Debrief with manager
- Duration: 6 weeks
Before the Program
DiSC® Behavioral Assessment (30 min)
Session 1: Intentional Communication (4 hours)
Communication is the foundation skillset from which all other interpersonal skills build. In this session, we will use the DiSC® framework to explore how your personality impacts your communication preferences. We’ll investigate the priorities, stressors, and motivators that map to various DiSC styles, giving you insight into how to better communicate and connect with others.
- The Goal of Communication
- Tailoring and Targeting Your Message
- Exploring Your DiSC® Report
- The Four Basic DiSC® Styles
- Personalizing Your Report
At the end of this session, you will be able to identify priorities, stressors, and motivators that map to various DiSC styles, enabling you to communicate more effectively with others.
Prework for Session 2
Session 2: Your Leadership Footprint (3 hours)
What is your unique footprint as a leader? In this interactive session we begin with the character strengths and qualities that differentiate you from others, and we use these as a springboard for discovering ways to bring your singular skills to life. After translating your strengths into concrete behaviors, we connect and align these behaviors with your governing values. The session culminates in an activity that integrates what you have learned from others with what sets you apart from everyone else. In creating a personal leadership coat of arms, you’ll gain insight into how to “do who you are” as a leader in a way that inspires and motivates others.
- Leadership SWOT analysis
- Identifying core values
- Connecting values to behaviors
- Completing the sculpture—uncovering your unique brand
At the end of this session, you will be able to better articulate your value proposition as a leader.
Prework for Session 3
Session 3: Building Trust and Connection (3 hours)
Being a valued team member involves more than just growing your skills and knowledge. Building strong relationships is also a key part of team success. In this session, we’ll explore how to earn—and extend—“smart” trust to contribute to a team culture of psychological safety. You’ll also learn how increasing your emotional intelligence will enhance your credibility as well as your team’s performance.
- Psychological safety and performance
- Verbal and non-verbal active listening
- Cultivating a coaching mindset
- Asking powerful questions
At the end of this session, you will be able to optimize team performance by building strong relationships that contribute to a team culture of psychological safety.
Prework for Session 4
Session 4: Growing and Flexing Your Influence (3 hours)
In this highly interactive session, we will use a trusted framework to explore a five-step model for influencing others. We will examine the importance of planning, asking, and listening in the end-to-end process of influencing. Working through real-life scenarios in role-plays, you will practice applying these new skills to positively influence others up, down, and across levels of power and authority.
- Power and Authority
- Reading Your “Audience”
- Eliciting Unmet Needs
- Enhancing Your Credibility
- Role Play and Skill Practice
At the end of this session you will be able to select and practice influencing skills to positively influence others up, down, and across levels of power and authority.
Prework for Session 5
Session 5: The Arc and Art of Feedback (3 hours)
Regardless of one’s role in an organization, giving and receiving feedback is a critical part of growth and development. In this session, we will demystify the process of delivering candid, constructive feedback, while activating key insights from brain science to enhance the process. We’ll explore several frameworks for giving and receiving feedback, building your skills through scenario work and role play. We will also examine the importance of asking powerful questions on both sides of the feedback process. In examining the connection between feedback and performance, you’ll improve your ability to give (and receive) feedback that encourages growth and engagement.
- Feedback: What it is and What it is Not
- Why the “Feedback Sandwich” Doesn’t Work
- Having a High-impact Feedback Conversation
- Scenario Work and Role Play
At the end of this session, you will be able to leverage a proven model to prepare and deliver feedback with confidence and competence.
The program concludes with a 60 minute 1-1 coaching session (optional). Participants receive targeted feedback and finalize their action plans to successfully “launch” into the next phase of their careers.Individually, participants will discuss with their managers their key learnings and what opportunities they have to apply their new knowledge into their work.
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