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Leadership Skills for Managers and Executives Training Course

This course explores various leadership styles, motivational techniques and other skill sets a leader needs to be successful not only leading teams, but within the organization itself.

1 onsite day (7 hours) or 2 virtual sessions (3.5 hours each) | 7 contact hours (PDU’s)
2 onsite days (14 hours) or 4 virtual sessions (3.5 hours each) | 14 contact hours (PDU’s)
3 onsite days (21 hours) or 6 virtual sessions (3.5 hours each) | 21 contact hours (PDU’s)


The 1-day version of the course can cover any selected topics from the list below.  Contact IPDI to discuss which topics you would like to cover.

The 2-day version of the course covers the following topics:

  • The difference between being a leader vs. being a manager.
  • The different aspects of the leadership map and where your strengths (and weaknesses) exist.
  • Your personality style utilizing simple self-examination questions.
  • Communications requirements for people with different personality styles.
  • What “commitment” means.
  • The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team.
  • How leadership methods need to change based on specific situations and people.
  • How to use the Spheres of Influence model to evaluate the way different people influence organizations.
  • The RASIC(E) method of task assignment so everyone knows their role and responsibilities.
  • The five stages of team development and how they affect the team and your leadership approach.
  • The fine art of task delegation – the right and wrong way to do it.
  • Several different motivational methods.
  • Proper method of providing constructive, not destructive, feedback.
  • How properly led meetings can prove your leadership ability – and improve the success of your team and organization.

The 3-day version of the course covers the above topics plus:

  • The 4 aspects of Emotional Intelligence, your personal EI scores and how to improve them.
  • Tools to better manage your 24-hour day, to prioritize your work, and to get the most important things done as well as how to avoid “time sponges.”


If only the success of teams and organizations depended on just doing what is supposed to be done, when it’s supposed to be done.

But it isn’t.  The success of an organization (and I know it sounds like a cliché) is rooted in the leadership of the executives and managers involved as well as the teams they lead.

This workshop is interactive, including small group exercises, large group discussions, and instructor facilitation.


"Highly Recommended"

"Both onsite and virtual presentations "work very well."

I can’t overstate how pleased we were with the programs that Doug taught for us in a live, online setting this summer. He spent time before the programs working with us to figure out exactly what our expectations were for virtual program delivery. He was able to convert his activities and exercises so that they worked well in the virtual setting. I have observed both his program delivery onsite and his program delivery live, online. The activities and exercises as well as his teaching style work very well in both types of delivery modalities. I highly recommend working with Doug to deliver live, online training. Your participants will benefit, and you will learn new expectations for live, online program delivery. — Marcie Stowell, Assistant Director of Executive Development Programs at Michigan State University’s Broad College of Business

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