Leadership Development

Leadership Development and Leadership Skills

Effective Management

  • Applying Leadership Principles
  • Appraising Performance
  • Balanced Scorecard Basics
  • Change Management for Managers
  • Coaching Essentials
  • Conducting Effective Performance Reviews
  • Creating a Winning Management Style
  • Developing Yourself as a Leader
  • Harnessing Innovation Within Teams
  • Hiring Outstanding Teams
  • Hiring Top Performers
  • Interviewing Skills for Management
  • Leadership Skills
  • Leading from the Front
  • Leading Virtual Teams
  • Managing Multi generational Teams
  • Managing Organizational Goals
  • Managing Project Teams
  • Mentoring
  • Motivating Your Employees
  • Performance Management
  • Practical Leadership
  • Professional Supervisor
  • Team Building: High Performance Teams
  • What Good Managers Do: The First 100 Days

Succession Planning

  • Systematic Succession Planning
  • Succession Management

Workplace Essentials

  • Change Management for Employees
  • Creating and Maintaining Life Balance
  • Training Development
  • Diversity: Putting Diversity to Work
  • Effective Time Management
  • Getting the Results without the Authority
  • Giving & Receiving Performance Feedback
  • Knowledge Management
  • Managing Information Effectively
  • Managing Innovation and Creativity
  • Positive Work Environment
  • Problem-Solving Skills
  • Strategic Planning Skills
  • Winning with People at Work


  • Active Listening
  • Body Language: Reading Body
  • Language as a Sales Tool
  • Communicating Across Cultures
  • Communication Skills For Leaders
  • Diversity Effective Facilitation Skills
  • Grammar Essentials
  • Managing Conflict
  • Public Speaking – Presentation
  • Survival Workshop
  • Using Data to Communicate
  • Writing for a Global Audience

Customer Service

  • Customer Service and Interactions
  • Customer Service Via Phone and Email
  • Dealing with Challenging Customer Interactions

Leadership Skills

Effective Management Leadership Skills

Applying Leadership Principles

This course is intended for a wide range of managers, team leaders, and individual contributors who seek practical guidance regarding leadership strategies. You will identify the principles of effective leadership and practical strategies to apply on the job to improve your performance as a leader within your work group or organization.

Appraising Performance

Appraising Performance provides an overview of the basics of conducting performance appraisals. It provides guidelines and best practices for evaluating and improving the work performance of employees, thereby increasing quality and productivity.

Balanced Scorecard Basics

Over the past several decades, organizations have come to realize that success cannot only be measured in dollars and cents. Intangible assets (like a company’s reputation, the knowledge base created by their employees, and training initiatives) can make up a huge portion of a company’s wealth. It only makes sense, then, that we need a new tool to help us measure this expanded definition of success. Enter the balanced scorecard! This tool and its related components will help your organization identify, document, plan, and execute a balanced strategic mission. It will also help your organization evaluate and revise its strategic execution.

This one-day workshop will introduce you to the basics of the balanced scorecard and help you determine if this powerful tool is a good fit for your organization.

Change Management For Managers (1/2 Day)

With constantly shifting global economies and technological developments, businesses are constantly changing to exploit opportunities. Companies no longer have the luxury of remaining the same. Therefore, managers must constantly prepare for and implement change, guiding their employees through periods of transition.

Coaching Essentials (1/2 Day)

As a leader in your organization, you are expected to help people meet or exceed expectations and to help ensure productivity and profitability for the organization. Coaching is a leadership tool that is effective in improving performance and contributing to the goals of the organization. In this course, you will explore the benefits of coaching, coaching approaches, how to develop an action plan, and methods for ensuring the coaching process is successful.

Conducting Effective Performance Reviews

Performance reviews are an essential component of employee development. The performance review meeting is an important aspect of career planning, and the outcomes of the meeting should be known to the employee and supervisor before the meeting actually takes place. Remember what the German philosopher Goethe said: “Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of being.” Setting goals and objectives will give both supervisors and employees a focus, and is one of the key aspects to meeting overall company objectives. Supervisors must also learn how to give feedback, both positive and negative, on a regular and timely basis so that employees can grow and develop. Performance appraisals involve all these activities.

Creating a Winning Management Style

This course is geared toward new and seasoned managers and team leaders who seek to learn best practices related to general management duties. You will learn to adopt the best practices for a winning management style and to build an effective team.

Developing Yourself as a Leader

This course will provide the methods to perform a personal assessment so that new managers can identify areas for improvement and apply strategies to develop and grow their leadership capabilities.

Effective Management

The world of business is increasingly becoming centered about the interaction of different teams, both within and outside the organization. The success of a team within a company is often directly linked to the ability of a manager to lead and manage the team effectively. In order to perform the job well, the manager must understand the different roles of everyone involved in the team, and be trained in developing the capabilities of all team members and addressing issues as soon as they surface. This course will help you gain an understanding of the basic fundamentals of becoming an effective manager for your team.

Harnessing Innovation within Teams

You will create and maintain a business environment that capitalizes on the innovation and creativity of your team members.

Hiring Outstanding Teams

You’re a first-time manager who has to create a new team or complete an existing team. You want to locate and interview great candidates, hire the most qualified, and smoothly integrate them into the team.

Hiring Top Performers

This is a course for managers, supervisors, and team leaders with recruitment responsibilities who need to develop strong skills related to making great hiring choices.

Interviewing Skills For Management (1/2 Day)

Every manager knows that to be successful, a company needs to build teams of employees who are the top in their field, work well together, and are happy in the company. However, it is often difficult for managers to find and hire the best people. In this course, you will practice techniques that will empower you to do just that—to hire the best candidate every time through strategies that will improve your success in interviewing. This can reduce or even eliminate significant turnover and allow your company to focus instead on achieving production goals.

Leadership Skills

You will develop critical leadership skills so that you are able to step forward with confidence as a leader in your organization. You will develop practical, necessary skills such as managing your time well, communicating effectively, and delegating work to others. You will also learn what great leaders know… How to hire the right people, how to facilitate productive meetings and handle conflict among team members, and how to coach people to give their best job performance.

Leading from the Front: Being a Leader in All You Do

The target audience for this course is anyone who wants to develop or improve their leadership skills and influence outcomes more effectively in their organization, home, or community.

Leading Virtual Teams

You have the general leadership skills you need to lead a team. You may even have successfully led a team. Now, you’ve been asked to lead a virtual team. In this course, you will develop the knowledge and skills you need to lead a high-performance virtual team.

Managing Multi-Generational Teams

You will recognize how generational differences affect your team’s performance and conduct, and you will change problematic behavior, leverage generational assets, and hire and retain members of a specific generation to complement your team.

Managing Organizational Goals

As a manager, you are responsible for setting the goals for your team and for managing their work. Organizational goals can often get lost in layers of management and not get communicated to the individual contributors. In the absence of goals, employees can feel unmotivated or can even set their own goals for achievement, which will result in poor and conflicting team performance. In this course, you will develop skills needed to establish tactical goals for your team based on organizational directives and general goals from your manager, and create and manage action plans to achieve these goals.

Managing Project Teams (1/2 Day)

You want to create and maintain a successful team. Learning how to effectively manage a team is the first step to realizing your goal. In this course, you will determine how to manage the team so that it remains effective.


You will identify your mentoring goals and clarify what you hope to accomplish through mentoring, determine the type of mentoring method that will best suit your goals, explore ways of nurturing others’ hidden talents, and consider the corporate structure.

Motivating Your Employees (1/2 Day)

You will identify motivation and the factors that influence it. You will also implement managerial strategies to increase employee motivation, to improve job performance, and ultimately, to create a self-motivated work force.

Performance Management

New managers want to be able to step forward and assume their responsibilities with confidence. You want to be able to lead the individuals on your team effectively by conducting ongoing performance appraisals; delivering helpful and instructive feedback, training, and coaching; and designing and implementing performance standards. You also want to develop talent within your team by employing effective performance-management strategies on the job. This course will give new managers essential performance-management skills.

Practical Leadership

Up to this point in your career, you have been a successful employee or individual contributor, or have recently been promoted to manager. You have developed skills to be successful in your field. In this course, you will learn the practical skills you need to be an effective leader in your organization.

Professional Supervisor (3 Days)

With a host of new challenges and responsibilities to tackle, new supervisors need training that helps them adjust to their new role. Learning how to supervise your new employees on a trial and error basis can lead to discouragement. This three-day workshop can help you overcome many of the problems a new supervisor may encounter, and to set the groundwork for a successful change in your working life!

Team Building: Developing High Performance Teams (3 Days)

Success as a manager is heavily influenced by how well your team operates and what kind of results they achieve. Is your team able to solve problems? Can they resolve conflict? Are they enthusiastic and motivated to do their best? Do they work well together? This three-day workshop is designed for participants who want to develop their team leadership skills and unleash the talent of their individual team members.

What Good Managers Do: The First 100 Days (1/2 Day)

This course will give new managers the basics of effective management for their first 100 days on the job. Professionals who have achieved success as individual contributors often transition into management roles. New managers want to be able to step forward and assume their new responsibilities with confidence. You want to be able to conduct performance appraisals, monitor work processes, communicate effectively with team members, build an internal network of supportive colleagues, and avoid common management pitfalls. You also want to be able to resolve conflicts that arise, coach people to give great performances, and serve as an advocate for your team within the wider corporate structure.

Workplace Essentials Leadership Skills

Change Management For Employees (1/2 Day)

Everyone who works in the business world today is faced with constant changes and is expected to adapt. In this course, students will identify methods for solving problems resulting from workplace changes. Students will define change management and identify strategies for effectively preparing for change, coping with reaction to change, and becoming an agent of change in their working lives.

Creating and Maintaining Life Balance

This course is intended to help those who are looking for ways to better manage stress in their lives. However, you do not already need to be suffering from stress to benefit from taking this course.

Training Development

You may have spent years honing your skills and developing expertise in a subject area. Your colleagues recognize the depth of your knowledge and your keen ability to zero in on problems and elegantly resolve them. But now you’ve been thrust into a training role and you are not only required to exercise your skills, but communicate your knowledge to others. For many who assume a training role, that transition is not easy. Training involves a specific set of skills that an expert in a particular field may not possess. In this course, you will learn how to develop and present successful training.

Diversity: Putting Diversity To Work

Putting diversity to work in today’s organization is everyone’s job. More and more, organizations are seeing that true success occurs on not just one, but on three bottom lines: profit, people, and planet. This course focuses on the business case and best practices for bringing the best out of all kinds of people. It is designed for people who manage people and care for the places in which people work.

Effective Time Management

Time is a form of currency, and the ways that we talk about it illustrate its value: we say “Time is money,” and “My time was well spent,” or “It’s a waste of time.” Like most professionals, you’ve probably struggled with managing this resource effectively. In this course, you will practice techniques that will help you achieve more effective use of your time so that you can direct your energy towards the activities that will further your professional and personal goals.

Getting the Results without the Authority

In today’s business culture, there are circumstances in which a person who possesses no formal authority is required to accomplish a task or complete a project. Perhaps you will recognize a problem or a business need, and you will assume responsibility to resolve the issue. Or your manager may direct you to complete a task in which you will need to solicit the help of others in order to complete the task. This course offers strategies to build relationships, identify the key people you will need to help complete your project, ask them for the assistance that you need, and orchestrate the process of moving your project forward to completion.

Giving And Receiving Performance Feedback (1/2 Day)

This course is intended for a wide range of managers who seek practical guidance regarding giving and receiving performance feedback.

Knowledge Management

You will understand the importance of the greatest business asset—knowledge—and the aspects of how to manage it well.

Managing Information Effectively

As a business professional, you are surrounded by information and rely on it to do your job. Some information comes to you because you ask for it; other times it literally seems to come “at” you. Other people may rely on and ask you for information, and there are times when you send it to them without their asking. Being able to manage information effectively is one of the most basic skills you must have to do your job well. In this course, you will apply important principles and skills to manage the information you have to do your job.

Managing Innovation And Creativity (1/2 Day)

Businesses are constantly looking for innovative ideas that will put them one step ahead of their competitors. In order to arrive at a truly new idea, a team leader or manager must understand how to manage the innovation process. This course offers effective managerial strategies that address the organizational aspects of managing a creative team, supporting that creativity, moving an idea to implementation, and troubleshooting ideas to help guide a team through the innovation process.

Performance Under Pressure

You will identify ways to lead your team to perform well under pressure. Topics include Managing Stress in the Workplace, Working Well Under Pressure, and Dealing with Stressors.

Positive Work Environment (1/2 Day)

A negative work environment interferes with the productivity of staff, while a positive work environment positions everyone to achieve their highest potential. In this course, you will apply methods of overcoming a negative work environment and creating a positive work environment.

Problem-Solving Skills

Regardless of the specific organization or position, your skills and previous training have allowed you to gain employment in the corporate world. One thing that you may not be adequately prepared for, however, is dealing with problems. In a corporate environment, using specialized groups to solve problems is becoming more and more common. Being able to work in groups to solve problems will enhance your business knowledge and value to the organization. This course will show you the fundamentals of problem-solving skills—from defining your problem, to presenting it to the key decision makers in your organization.

Strategic Planning Skills (1/2 Day)

This course will provide you with a process for developing a clear understanding of your business’s culture, operations, and market position, while facilitating the development of a strategic blueprint for gaining the competitive advantage necessary for your business’s success, now and in the future.

Winning With People At Work

Learn how to build effective work groups and win with people at work. This course is intended for managers, supervisors, team members, and team leaders in any type of company.

Communication Leadership Skills

individual leadership skills

Active Listening (1/2 Day)

Team members are always more willing to actively participate and invest their time and energy when they feel their voice is being heard and their opinion is being taken into consideration. Active Listening is a method of effective communication where the listener focuses on what is being said by the speaker and shows attention using verbal and nonverbal communication cues.

Body Language – Reading Body Language As A Sales Tool

Body language can make or break our efforts to establish long, trusting relationships. Our body language can help to reinforce and add credibility to what we say, or it can contradict our words. Understanding what signals you are sending, as well as being able to read the signals that your clients send, is an essential skill in sales and throughout our lives. What is your body language saying about you? Find out in this one-day workshop!

Communicating Across Cultures (1/2 Day)

Increasingly, businesses around the world have become more interconnected, and companies have to think more globally in order to succeed. Despite economic ties with foreign nations, countries can be ill-prepared for doing business abroad, lacking the knowledge and sensitivity to adjust their business behavior to different cultural contexts. This course will provide you with strategies to communicate effectively across cultures.

Communications Skills For Leaders (1/2 Day)

This training program is designed to help you acquaint others with the art of communicating. In this course, participants will learn to understand the importance of interpersonal skills in becoming a leader, be able to convey believability by keeping their verbal, vocal, and visual communications consistent, practice the nine behavioral skills of interpersonal communication, and change their habits to improve their interpersonal effectiveness. The content is applicable whether participants are in a leadership role or not.


This course covers diversity in the workplace for employees, supervisors, team leaders and managers. Students will learn what diversity is and how it influences their relationships with others, and how to differentiate between-and overcome- stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination. Students learn how communication skills help in managing a diverse workforce and how diversity influences relationships between co-workers.

Effective Facilitation Skills

Effective facilitators know how to take charge of work sessions and lead groups toward successfully completing their work objectives. In this course, you will strategically plan work sessions and create formal agendas, lead groups to generate new ideas through brainstorming events, and help people work through facilitated difficult sessions. You will also further develop your facilitation skills by leading remote work groups and even moderating international sessions.

Grammar Essentials

You learned the rules of grammar in school, but now you’d like to refresh and refine your grammar usage for your professional life. You need to articulate your ideas clearly and succinctly in written communications and present yourself in a professional manner. In this course, you will review the rules of grammar, identify common grammar errors, and refine your business writing style.

Managing Conflict

This course will assist you in understanding and implementing strategies that will help to manage conflict effectively. You will identify the sources of conflict, discover options to responding during conflict, and discuss effective solutions to resolving conflict.

Public Speaking Presentation Survival Workshop (2 Day)

A great presenter has two notable qualities: appropriate skills and personal confidence. Confidence comes from knowing what you want to say and being comfortable with your communication skills. In this two-day workshop, participants will master the skills that will make them a better speaker and presenter.

Using Data to Communicate

This course is intended for a wide range of managers and staff members who need to effectively use data to communicate. This course will provide you with the methods necessary to prepare and present data to effectively inform or persuade your audience.

Writing For A Global Audience (1/2 Day)

You are a content developer with a project to localize content into other languages. You have already written the text, or you are planning to write it, and you want to have the content localized as cost effectively as possible. You need to identify and eliminate cultural language patterns from your source content, so that you can effectively and efficiently localize the content. In this course, you will prepare content for localization.

Customer Service Leadership Skills

Customer Service and Interactions

This course is intended for customer service professionals with any level of experience who want to expand their knowledge, improve their skill set, and increase the understanding of customer benefits. In this course you will explore the background and techniques of customer interactions.

Customer Service via Phone and Email

You need to respond to customer service queries via a remote system such as email or the telephone. In order to do this effectively, you need to develop skills that will help you interact with customers in a positive and professional manner. In this course, you will learn important principles and skills you can utilize as a remote customer service representative.

Dealing with Challenging Customer Interactions

This course is intended for customer service representatives and any client-facing employee who needs to cope with challenging customer situations, either directly or indirectly. This course is also highly useful to customer service managers, who need to be aware of the potential difficult situations in the field and have a standard means of addressing them.

Succession Planning Leadership Skills

Succession Management (1-2 Days)

This course takes a more in-depth look at how to implement and manage a Succession Plan. In this course, you will learn the importance of a solid plan and begin the process to identify key positions, map competencies, create learning paths and discuss effective ways to measure success.

Systematic Succession Planning (1-2 Days)

Change is a hallmark of today’s business world. In particular, our workforce is constantly changing – people come and go, and move into new roles within the company. Succession planning can help you make the most of that change by ensuring that when someone leaves, there is someone new to take their place. This course will teach you the basics about creating and maintaining a succession plan.

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