Leadership, Growth and Development

Learning Series
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The Leadership, Growth and Development workshops will enhance and strengthen your leadership skills. This 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 Course Learning Approach is synchronous, online engagement during listed dates and times; and includes a one-on-one coaching session to be determined by the participant and instructor. You can choose to sign up for the whole series of five workshops or individual workshop sessions

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)
Course Learning Approach

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)
Course Learning Approach

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)
Course Learning Approach

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)
Course Learning Approach

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)
Course Learning Approach

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
  • Course Learning Approach
  • Course fee: $850.00 for the series of 5 workshops or $200.00 for each workshop

Leadership, Growth and Development Learning Series

Course Learning Approach