This course is also available as a virtual seminar.
The Conference on Leadership Development and Teambuilding
- How to develop the leader within you
- Better ways to motivate... inspire... succeed!
- How to speak so others know how to follow
- Leadership mistakes you don't have to make
- And much more
It's not likely you're a natural born leader (most of us aren't). The top leaders in today's successful businesses made the journey from manager to leader by making the most of their innate talents, plus spending time on learning the important skills they knew they needed to succeed. Motivating people, conquering setbacks, creating inspired teams - the secrets to developing these skills and more are right here in our conference. You won't want to miss it.
Attend one track from start to finish. Or mix and match if you prefer. This is your conference and we want you to get everything you want out of it.
- TRACK ONE: Become a Leader Who Gets Things Done
- Session 1: Develop and retain your "dream team" (9:50 - 10:40 a.m.)
- Why leading organizations are scrapping tried-and-true performance management practices and what they're doing instead
- Meet the new employee motivator: An exciting, rewarding and engaging job experience
- Develop an engagement and retention strategy that will make your organization the employer of choice
- Recognize how your emotions are contagious and how to use them to gain followers
- Vision: Could this be the missing ingredient in your team's performance?
- Session 2: Unlock your team's commitment to greatness (10:55 - 11:45 a.m.)
- How to maximize your influence - and why some leaders find this so difficult
- Are you leading a technical or a nontechnical team? Know the difference and how it impacts your role
- How - and why - to shift from a vertical to a horizontal approach to management
- Identify the hidden factors that may demotivate employees
- Building a team of high performers is just the beginning - now learn how to lead them
- Session 3: Address weak links: A team coaching approach (1:00 - 1:50 p.m.)
- Teambuilding or team coaching? Why the difference is so important to recognize
- A systematic approach to coaching that will generate quicker and better results
- Place your focus on coaching - instead of just evaluating
- Recognize the crucial role you play in teaching and training employees
- Session 4: Make your virtual and remote teams work (2:05 - 2:55 p.m.)
- Essential steps to building a team culture when leading remotely
- How to increase "talent mobility" and your team's ability to respond to evolving needs
- How the best leaders produce - rather than consume - talent
- The most common challenges when leading dispersed, hybrid and other nontraditional teams and how to negotiate them
- Defining the major aspects of your complex job as a distance leader
- Session 5: Remove obstacles and boost team success (3:10 - 4:00 p.m.)
- Avoid 2 types of problems that put team leaders in a real pickle
- Be a problem solver - not a finger pointer
- How to eliminate resistance when implementing unwanted change
- From bickering to disagreements to full-blown arguments: How to resolve team conflicts
- 6 common obstacles to team success and how leaders overcome them
- TRACK TWO: Turn Diverse Individuals Into a High-performing team
- Session 1: Trust: Your key to winning hearts and minds (9:50 - 10:40 a.m.)
- Develop a team identity and share your expectations to head off many of the reasons teams fail
- 10 simple techniques for fostering trust and respect
- Why credibility is so important for a leader to achieve and common behaviors that can damage it
- Being authentic, visible and approachable while maintaining your credibility as a leader
- 3 leadership practices that virtually guarantee loyal followers
- Session 2: Master 21st-century communication: The new rules (10:55 - 11:45 a.m.)
- Use emotional intelligence to work through emotionally stressful situations
- E-mail... memo... videoconference... stand-up meeting? How to choose the right medium for your message
- How to speak clearly, precisely and succinctly - leaving no room for misunderstanding
- How to delegate in a way that makes it easy for others to take action and be accountable
- Understand how different generations communicate and flex your style accordingly
- Session 3: Lead - and succeed - through the tough times (1:00 - 1:50 p.m.)
- 2 common reasons why teams get stuck during times of change
- When uncertainty chips away at motivation - what to do and when
- Seeing problems and crises as opportunities - not threats
- 5 ways to be a stabilizing influence through the most pressure-packed moments
- Moving your team forward after the dust settles: Key areas that demand your attention
- Session 4: You can't do it alone: Grow a professional network (2:05 - 2:55 p.m.)
- How to improve performance levels through friendly internal competition
- How do you collaborate with someone you don't agree with - or trust?
- Beyond shaking hands and collecting business cards: Tips for expanding your network
- Truly strategic alliances are hard to come by - how to identify, build and manage them
- What are you great at? How to differentiate yourself and expand your influence
- Session 5: Teambuilding innovation that's exciting and fun (3:10 - 4:00 p.m.)
- When teambuilding goes wrong: Activities that may do more harm than good
- On-site or destination teambuilding? Recognize the pros and cons
- 4 teambuilding pitfalls - mistakes you don't have to make
- Teambuilding programs can be expensive. No budget? No problem!
- Best-of-the-best (low-stress) teambuilding ideas - plus, today's hottest mobile device strategies
Registrations for classes must originate from either the United States or Canada.
Cancelation Policy: If you cannot attend an event, you may send someone else in your place. If that isn’t an option for you, cancellations received up to five working days before the event are refundable, minus a registration service charge ($10 for one-day events; $25 for multiple-day events). After that, cancellations are subject to the entire seminar fee, which you may apply toward a future seminar. Please note that if you don’t cancel and don’t attend, you are still responsible for payment.