TD2331


Note: This workshop is capped at 15 participants.

Total Workshop Time: 8 - 3.5 Hour Sessions

Pre-requisites: None

Description:

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a closed enrollment series that mixes theory with active practice in key areas of leading. The Klein Group Instrument (KGI) is taken by each participant at the start and is used as a guide for individual focus during skill practice. A feature of this series is that once completed, each participant is invited to an individual Professional Development Coaching session (with the Director of Talent Development or the Professional Development Specialist) to discuss personal learning, next steps, plans, and connections.


Session One

What is Leadership? & KGI

The Leadership Lab provides information and practice in key areas of leadership at JMU. Prior to the first session, participants complete the Kline Group Instrument (KGI) online inventory.

The first part of this session will be an exploration and explanation of the differences between a leader and a manager/supervisor. After a break, we will introduce the KGI and its meaning. Reports will be shared and used to develop a leadership strategy. The final 20 minutes will be spent journaling on two points: what is a great leader; and what kind of leader will I strive to be.

Specific learning objectives are:

  • establish the group as a cohort of supportive colleagues
  • achieve a shared understanding of leadership at JMU
  • review and understand the results of the Klein Group Instrument (KGI)

Session Two

EQ & Strengths on My Team

The Leadership Lab provides information and practice in key areas of leadership at JMU. Prior to the first session, participants complete the StrengthsFinder 2.0 online inventory.

The first part of this session will focus on emotional intelligence as a prerequisite for leadership. Once explained, participants will self-assess their EQ for the five areas of Emotional Intelligence: Self-Awareness; Empathy; Motivation; Self-Regulation; and Social Skills. With enhanced EQ, participants will review their StrengthsFinder 2.0 results and identify plans for increasing their team's awareness of personal strengths. Journaling will focus on strengths as they were discussed and their impact on a team's success.

Specific learning objectives are:

  • understand EQ for self and as a leader
  • understand strengths based leadership
  • identify strengths for self and team

Session Three

Rocket Project Management

The Leadership Lab provides information and practice in key areas of leadership at JMU.

This Leadership Lab has participants accomplish a simple project and review the DARE (Define, Plan, Manage, Review) model of project management. Then they apply the DARE model to construct a "Rocket." They will identify and timeline projects in their own work unit. We will close with self-reflection and journaling.

Specific learning objectives are:

  • accomplish results with others
  • understand project management (DARE)
  • identify areas of personal and team strength development related to project management

Session Four

Culture of Ethics, Diversity, and Inclusion

This Leadership Lab provides information and practice in key areas of leadership at JMU.

This Leadership Lab provides information and practice in the areas of Ethical Reasoning, Diversity and Inclusion. The 8 Key Questions of the Ethical Reasoning in Action at JMU will be explained and applied to relevant real life, JMU relevant scenarios. Diversity will be explored specifically from the perspective of acceptance of difference in appearance, thinking, and behaviors ar work. Inclusion as a specific set of behaviors that a leader should encourage will be introduced and practiced. Journaling at the end of the session will focus on diversity and inclusion behaviors and goals for the participant and for their influence as a leader of a team.

Specific learning objectives are:

  • introduce the 8 Key Questions briefly
  • practice ethical decision making
  • explore the meaning of diversity & inclusion
  • practice acceptance of differences (inclusion)

Session Five

Managing Up and How to Pitch

Th Leadership Lab provides information and practice in key areas of leadership at JMU.

This Leadership Lab explores three primary aspects of Executive Presence (EP): Appearance, Communication, Gravitas. Discusses managing up concepts and resolving 5-8 specific challenges. Participants also begin drafting a presentation using elevator pitch approach and 3 key chunks as pre-work for session 7. Close with journaling about managing up and personal plans for developing executive presence.

Specific learning objectives are:

  • understand and practice executive presence
  • increase willingness to manage up
  • begin to draft a presentation for sharing

Session Six

Beyond My Job and Brainstorming

The Leadership Lab provides information and practice in key areas of leadership at JMU.

This session has participants consider "why" they do what they do at JMU, and asks them to map their work unit as it "fits" within the larger context of JMU so that they know all key stakeholders of the university. Small teams will identify a "real" JMU problem and brainstorm solutions individually and then as a team. Journaling will be about the diversity and connectedness of work at JMU.

Specific learning objectives are:

  • consider the What/How/Why model (Simon Sinek)
  • identify top leaders at JMU and their units
  • brainstorm potential solutions to a problem

Session Seven

Connecting and Presenting

The Leadership Lab provides information and practice in key areas of leadership at JMU.

This session reviews what networking is really about. Participants share their presentation that they drafted in an earlier session and completed on their own. Positive and constructive feedback will be provided by other participants. Journaling will be about connecting and presenting.

Specific learning objectives are:

  • identify the value and methods of networking
  • actually present for 5-7 minutes
  • receive and process feedback on presentations

Session Eight

Leaders and Certificates

The Leadership Lab provides information and practice in key areas of leadership at JMU.

This session is a celebration of leaders with two senior JMU leaders sharing their perspective on leadership, each followed by questions from participants. A certificate of completion is awarded to each participant.


 

Facilitated by: Director of Talent Development and Gail Napora, Professional Development Specialist, Talent Development

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Level: Advanced

Type: All Inclusive

Series: New for 2019

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