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?

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 point: 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

Session Two

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 be a discussion of personal and team strengths as resources for achieving team success. Individuals will identify plans for increasing their team's awareness of personal strengths. An expanded discussion of employee engagement and why a leader is attentive to it will be supported by video content. Journaling at the end of the session will focus on strengths as they were discussed and their impact on a team's success.

Specific learning objectives are:

  • validate personal strengths
  • understand strengths based leadership
  • understand ways to achieve employee engagement

Session Three

Rocket Project Management

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

This session is interactive throughout and leads participants through accomplishing increasingly complex tasks. Review of the DARE (Define, Plan, Manage, Review) Model of project management by Lour Russell will provide guidance as project complexity builds. Participant teams will compete to complete a 'Rocket' project that is evaluated to a criteria. Participant journaling will focus on the learning and accomplishments with a reminder to review KGI suggestions.

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

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

This session provides opportunity to discuss strategies for ethical decision-making, including the 8 Key Questions model used at JMU.  A practical challenge activity related to ethical decision making will provide opportunities to practice in a safe way. Journaling will focus on diversity and inclusion.

Specific learning objectives are:

  • introduce the 8 Key Questions (JMU)
  • practice ethical decision making
  • ensure acceptance of differences (inclusion)

Session Five

Managing Up and How to Pitch

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

This session identifies the value of managing up and provides an approach to preparing to share/present information to senior leaders. Time will be provided to actually begin a draft presentation on a topic of importance to the participant. Journaling will be about managing up.

Specific learning objectives are:

  • increase willingness to manage up
  • begin to draft a presentation for sharing (at future session)

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: Jennifer Campfield, 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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