Using a variety of
feedback tools, including a pre-workshop assessment instrument,
participants will experience a rare opportunity to understand their
impact and build awareness of their competencies.
opportunities will be provided to explore how to increase influence
and accomplish objectives. Through small group leadership exercises and case work, participants will practice
how to support
effective group behavior, effectively manage differences, and work
with the dynamics of change and resistance.
The program will present research and theory of this leadership
model, but will emphasize practice, reflection, and feedback.
Through a combination of presentations, individual and small
group exercises, and discussion, participants will gain a new
understanding of what characterizes effective leadership - both for themselves and for others.
Participants in Skills for Influential Leadership will:
- Learn how their own presence influences their impact on others.
- Develop the ability to recognize and support specific skills of
- Identify and understand the interactions of small groups with
- Develop skills to better understand and cope with resistance
and change processes.
- Learn to interact with strategic intent to accomplish objectives.
Skills for Influential Leadership is suitable for leaders, supervisors, and managers
who seek a new approach to their roles. It may also be of interest to coaches, consultants, and those who want to support leadership development in others.
|Coaches: This program is International Coach Federation (ICF) certified for 15.5 core competency hours
and 6 resource development hours. Please see the Continuing Education page
for full details.
GISC is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychotherapists (APA, CE) for all programs we offer. GISC maintains responsibility for all programs and their content.
“Already a seasoned professional, I moved to a new area and faced many challenges adjusting to changes in my personal and professional life. The Skills for Influential Leadership class helped me reevaluate the value and skills I bring to the table. I left the three-day program with renewed interest in collaboration and problem solving as well as a renewed sense of confidence. I can’t wait to go back to another program.”
Sheila Hoogeboom, MEd
Director of Business & Credit Programs
Community Development Partnership
“I took the Skills for Influential Leadership class in May, 2011. The program was a big help for me. I learned a lot about myself and several simple tools that improved my ability
to work with and lead others on my team as
well as my clients. I learned how to recognize and set aside some of my own assumptions about people and the challenges we were facing. This has allowed me to see new opportunities and solutions for moving
my organization forward.”