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Begins September 16, 2019

Leadership Elite

Leadership Elite

a transforming certificate program

Monday mornings 8 to 11 a.m.

September 16 through November 4, 2019




Led by nationally renowned author and professor, Dr. Gerald Graham, Leadership Elite will open your eyes to practical methods to lead your people – by giving you ideas and advice you can clearly and practically apply.  Take charge of the future of your organization by taking time to learn from the best, enroll today!

Leadership Elite is a unique learning experience that combines Dr. Grahams’ widely recognized expertise, experience, and observation and condenses them into a challenging program that will benefit anyone determined to succeed.  Whether you want to sharpen your existing skills, discover new solutions to age-old problems, or want a jolt of fresh enthusiasm, Leadership Elite will transform managers into leaders by creating the skills necessary to meet today’s business challenges and turn vision into reality.

There is no simple leadership equation.  There are, however, leadership principles and dimensions that can be explored, embraced and internalized to maximize your potential as a leaders.  Dr. Graham’s unique skill at delivering practical take-aways and techniques you can use tomorrow, makes this program one you won’t want to miss.

A challenging and thought provoking program designed specifically for experienced managers that see the need to advance their skills.

Leadership Elite is designed specifically for experienced managers who are ready to further develop their leadership skills. Leaders, who want to sharpen their existing skills, discover new solutions to age-old problems, or who crave a jot of fresh enthusiasm will also benefit.  Leadership Elite will equip the most promising people in any organization to move to the next level.

     Gives you a framework and specific tools to strengthen your existing leadership abilities.
♦  Build on your current leadership competencies by heightening your awareness of blind spots and behaviors that reduce your effectiveness.
♦  Increase your flexibility to meet the daily demands of influencing and changing the way people perform.
♦  Afford you an opportunity to interact with your professional peers, to share and learn from one another.
♦  Provide a risk-free setting to debate, challenge, and ultimately grow, from interaction with a recognized expert.
♦  Learn to manage and lead all kinds of employees – the good, the bad, and the ugly.
♦  Gain a better understanding of how effective leaders get results
♦  Receive useful feedback on your personal leadership style
♦  Compare and contrast how your leadership traits match up against today’s most well-known leaders.

Dr. Graham uses the book “First Break All the Rules” by Marcus Buckingham & Curt Coffman.  This book will be handed out the first day of the program, along with a 3-ring binder that contains the participant materials and homework assignments.

You will be placed in a team of either 4 or 6 people and will, as a team, work through the case studies and homework assignment that are paced to match the chapters of  “First Break All the Rules“.   The time needed outside of the classroom will not be extreme.

Dr. Graham will use Customer Response Remotes so that you can answer questions anonymously during the sessions.

Read through the program evaluation summaries from participants that have come through the Leadership Elite program.  Their comments will confirm the game-changer that this program can be for you.

Leadership Elite Testimonials Fall 2018

Leadership Elite Testimonials Spring 2018

Leadership: What is it?

What is the role of a leader?
What do leaders do?
What are core values?
What is the purpose of leadership?
How to identify leader readiness?
How do leaders differ from managers?
Can I be a leader?

How leaders empower subordinates

What does empowerment mean?
How has the concept of empowerment evolved?
Four benefits of empowering employees
Examples of empowerment
How effective leaders embrace empowerment
How to reduce actions that destroy empowerment

How leaders instill trust within and between departments

What is trust?
What behaviors increase trust?
How to reduce barriers between departments
A step-by-step process for increasing trust
How an increase in the trust level impacts organizations
How to identify pitfalls that potentially destroy trust

How leaders instill teamwork and cooperation

How competitive and cooperative behaviors differ
Four requirements of cooperative teamwork
Three common teamwork problems
Problems caused by competitive behaviors
Advantages of competitive behaviors
How leaders instill cooperative behaviors
Requirements for continued cooperative behaviors

How leaders deal with employee attitudes

What are attitudes
How are attitudes developed?
How to determine employee attitudes
The impact of attitudes on performance
Can attitudes be changed?
How to lead employees with positive attitudes
How to handle employees with negative attitudes

How leaders improve performance and morale

The keys to high performance
The role of measurement in performance
How leader handle top performers
How leaders handle poor performers
how are performance and morale related?
Which comes first – performance or morale?

How leaders develop employees

What is talent, knowledge and wisdom?
How to conduct a development interview
How to access talent
How to develop skills
Pitfalls of a typical development program

How effective leaders handle change

Four common organizational changes
A model to understand change
Why people resist change
How to overcome resistance to change
How to execute change you disagree with

The PMI Registered Education Provider logo is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc. Project Management Institute, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Sixth Edition, copyright 2018. Copyright and all rights reserved. Material from this publication has been reproduced with the permission of PMI.

Talent Triangle values:

  • PMP/PgMP: 0 Technical  12 Leadership  12 Strategic

    24 PDU/Contact Hours

  • PMI-ACP: 0 Technical  12 Leadership  12 Strategic
  • PMI-SP: 0 Technical  12 Leadership  12 Strategic
  • PMI-RMP: 0 Technical 12 Leadership  12 Strategic
  • PfMP: 0 Technical  12 Leadership  12 Strategic
  • PMI-PBA: 0 Technical  12 Leadership  12 Strategic

If you have missed a session of Leadership Elite last spring, and you want to make it up in the fall of 2019, you can do so for FREE.

Follow the link below  to see the topical sequence and the dates for each topic.   

Schedule for Leadership Elite Fall 2019

Once you identify the date you need to come, please give CMD a call, and let us know you are planning on attending, so we have enough seating and snacks.
316.978.3118   or   staci.bryer@wichita.edu

If you did not receive your Leadership Elite Certificate because of a missed session, and you come back to us to make that session up, you will receive your certificate when you complete the 7th session of the eight.

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

Any cancellation or reschedule submitted with three or less business days notice is subject to a $75 charge on certificate programs.  

No refunds after the first day of the program.

This program can be done onsite, at your organization, tailored to your specific needs.

Contact Ann Buckendahl   316-978-6152  ann.buckendahl@wichita.edu 

and find out how convenient & economical training can be.

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