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How to Delegate and Empower Your Employees

One of the most powerful soft skills a manager can have
is their ability to delegate.
Come hear from an expert how to
successfully and comfortably delegate.

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Delegation is considered, by many management guru’s and practicing professionals, to be the most important skill set an ambitious leader can develop.  It is also considered to be the least developed skill of most supervisors and managers.

Kansas Leadership Training Management Instructor

Delegation has two incredibly important benefits. 

First, it ensures the user is focusing on responsibilities at their level.  This obviously has time management as well as resource benefits. 

Secondly, it is one of the basic methods of growing and developing our direct reports. 

Empowerment is closely associated with delegation and also has great value in motivating and growing our subordinates.  In this course you will gain practical insight into both of these tools.

  • Essentials of delegation
  • Causes of poor delegation
  • What to delegate and what to not delegate
  • Steps in proper delegation
  • Practice session on delegation
  • Empowerment basics
  • When and when not to empower
  • What degree to empower a ‘direct report’
  • Opportunities to empower in your position (practical exercise)

“This class is full of good, useful tools. I loved his teaching method with stories and illustrations.  Very insightful.  It caused me to rethink my attitude regarding employee participation.”

2019 Fall class participant

“The instruction provided and the time made available to practice what was taught made going back to work the next day exciting! I was able to see why tasks I have previously tried to delegate were unsuccessful and given tools to help with future delegating. Dr. Hackett kept the class engaged and made everything very interactive. I enjoyed his teaching style! I appreciate the culture of learning that CMD provides. The opportunity to learn from the excellent instructors, and also from my peers, is something I greatly enjoy. Networking with others in my class is a wonderful way to put my experiences into perspective. I often realize our challenges are more universal than we think.”

Christina Dew, Treasury Services Supervisor, INTRUST Bank, Wichita, Kansas

“This class offers informative and useful information that can be used in the workplace on an everyday basis. Don was very informative and his instructional style kept us engaged while keeping the setting casual and at ease.”  

Frank Kline, Tramco Inc., Wichita, Kansas

“I really enjoyed this session.  The information was very helpful for me to bring back to my office and put into practice right away!  Dr. Hackett does a great job! I think CMD classes are very useful and great tools to expand your knowledge and skill set to be a supervisor.”

Lisa Hansen, Director, OneStop Student Services, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas

If you manage people, but find that your task list is bigger than you can get done, even with 20 extra hours a week, you need to practice your delegation skills.

Do you do the daily tasks because it is easier than trying to explain to an employee how to do it?

Do you complete a task because no one on your team is capable of doing it right?

It’s time for you to sharpen your delegation skills!

Substitutions are free and must be done prior to the start of the class or certificate program.

Cancellations or rescheduling must be received in writing and full refunds will be given up to four business days prior to the start of class.

Any cancellation or reschedule submitted with three or less business days notice is subject to a $35 charge on 1 or 2 day classes and a $75 charge on certificate programs.  

No refunds after the first day of the class or certificate program.

This class is a great class to customize and bring on-site. Let’s explore that possibility.  Paula.Seiwert@wichita.edu

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