POWELL, Wyo. ─ A comprehensive two-week training starts Tuesday, Jan. 27, for new managers and supervisors, those who want to broaden their leadership skill set and those interested in stepping into management or supervisory roles.
“Management Meets Leadership: The Key Skills to Unlock Your Potential” meets in the Northwest College Cody Center for Training and Development from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 27-Feb.5, and 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7.
The first session uses the Workplace Big 5 Profile self-assessment to help participants better understand their own working personalities and how those play into team dynamics, communication and productivity issues. After that, the essentials of leadership session introduces leadership imperatives, styles and self-assessments, key principles to meet people’s personal needs, as well as techniques to succeed in a leadership role.
A session on enhancing employee performance and accountability provides an individualized interactive opportunity to help each participant develop performance improvement plans, explore barriers to performance, and conduct an effective real-life coaching session in their own workplace.
A cost and profit analysis session covers fixed, variable and semi-variable costs; break-even analysis and contribution margins; cost allocations and reducing inefficiencies. The strategic planning session covers the conceptual model for strategy development, cost leadership, differentiation, cost-focus strategy and much more. It’s followed by a project planning session that explores the project life cycle, how to identify stakeholders and include all relevant considerations, as well as the steps from pre-preparations to closing out a project.
The final session is devoted to helping participants link the theory they’ve learned to practical applications they can employ in their workplace.
Instructors for the series are Kathy Crookshanks, Shelby Frost, Bruce Morse, Rhonda Shipp and Trubi Woods.
Classes will be held at the Northwest College Cody Center for Training and Development. Participants must complete a Big 5 Workplace Personality pre-assessment prior to the first night.
The $299 cost per person includes the Big 5 assessment tool, all materials and lunch on Saturday.