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Leadership Development

Customized Training

Leadership training is an important investment for any organization that wants long-term success. The Center for Enterprise has a variety of leadership development courses that will assist current and prospective leaders in the areas of collaboration, effective communication, driving top performance and much more.


Conflict Management and Dealing with Difficult People

Conflicts persist among individuals and organizations because of the misunderstandings that exist. The ability to resolve workplace conflict is increasingly recognized as one of the most important managerial skills. It has been said that 30 years of hard work in building positive relations can be destroyed in just 30 seconds because of the lack of understanding between individuals and/or organizations. This seminar will provide the knowledge that will allow individuals and leaders to more effectively manage conflict and create collaborative work environments characterized by teamwork and cooperation.

Engaging & Motivating Others

It’s no surprise. Employees who feel they are valued and recognized for their contributions are more motivated and productive at their jobs. In this program, learn how to promote and grow a more dynamic, engaged and positive workforce. Understand what elements contribute to a positive work environment and set the stage for individuals to meet their goals and experience professional successes.

Leadership Blueprint - Unlock Your Inner-Self

You lead your family, your peers, your staff, your friends…and most importantly, yourself. But with so many disempowering messages in the world today, it’s time each of us step into leadership [in our lives] in a more positive, impactful way. Leadership and management are NOT interchangeable. Management is the act or art of managing others. Leadership, on the other hand, is a personal responsibility. It starts with YOU. Real leaders focus on three things: building authentic connections, living courageously and unleashing the potential of others. When you DECIDE to step into self‐leadership in a bigger, bolder way, not only do you model for others how to lead effectively, but you give them permission to do the same. If you want the fast‐track formula for leadership that will catapult your personal success, don’t miss this presentation! This presentation focuses on self‐leadership, motivation, inspiration, and how to be a positive influence on others through self‐responsibility. It does not include how to be a better manager.

Leadership Development Series

This interactive Leadership Development Program has numerous developmental activities to keep participants engaged while enhancing their skill level as current and prospective leaders. This six part series will focus on: Understanding Yourself and Others, Positive Communication, Conflict Managment, Performance Appraisal, Team Building, and Leadership Attitude.

Leadership Essentials

Leading people is challenging. It’s even more challenging when leaders are not exposed to training and development opportunities. Would your leaders benefit from increasing their skills in collaboration, effective communications and driving top performance? Show your leaders you are committed to maximizing their potential by enrolling them in this powerful learning event.

Leading in a Changing World

Change suggests progress, growth, success and also the possibility of failure, uncertainty, and fear. The fundamental challenge of implementing change is how to help people through their fears and doubts so that they experience the joys of growth and success. Knowing how to deal with these human aspects of change is critical to our success as leaders. Most people agree that too many transitions are occurring too fast. The solution is to increase resilience, the ability to demonstrate both strength and flexibility in the face of frightening disorder, in yourself and in those you lead. This program will identify the process that take place when change is necessary, techniques to demonstrate strength and flexibility, and to outline the steps necessary to facilitate the transition in your organization.

Peer Today, Boss Tomorrow

Making the leap from peer to boss is never easy. Relationships with co-workers change dramatically, and new supervisors frequently struggle to balance old relationships with new responsibilities. In this course participants will learn to identify and accept new leadership roles, how to set clear boundaries for all to follow, communicate more effectively with those you lead, develop an action plan to get the results wanted and needed from a supervisory role all while gaining greater respect from those reporting to you. After this class, you will reduce frustrations you may have, increase your personal effectiveness, and improve your professional reputation.

Productive Performance Appraisals

Effective appraisals are one of the most powerful ways of motivating people to give their best performance. This course will help you understand how the appraisal process works. Get insight on how to prepare for the appraisal. Obtain guidance on how to conduct the appraisal and give constructive feedback. And finally, understand how to make your follow up both meaningful and effective. Effective appraisals take commitment, but you’re return is a team of highly motivated individuals giving you their best.

Roles & Responsibilities of a Leader

As a leader you are responsible for everything that happens or fails to happen. Leaders/managers/supervisors participating in this session will obtain practical knowledge as they explore the roles and responsibilities of being a leader. For the new managers and leaders, this will assist them in navigating past the dysfunctional structures and procedures that many of them inherit and limit the number of difficult situation they find themselves involved in. This training will instruct managers and leaders to look beyond assumptions and past perceptions of the company or previous leaders, and help them to focus on the "bigger picture".

Supervisory Management: Trust and Respect in the Workplace

A professional atmosphere of mutual trust is one that empowers people to achieve maximum productivity and organization efficiency. Leaders covet trust. Many say they would give their right arm for it; however, we are often frustrated by the mystery surrounding trust and its origin. When trust permeates a group, great things are possible, not the least of which is a true opportunity to reach our potential. This program will discuss core behaviors that will improve trust levels, increase the performance of individuals, and create more organizational success.

Understanding Ourselves and Others

People are different in fundamental ways. They want different things; they have different motives, purposes, aims, values, needs, and drives. Because of these differences, it’s not easy to have consistently good relationships with everyone you interact with: co-workers, customers, suppliers, family, friends, neighbors, and acquaintances. Some people, though, are better than others at creating and maintaining relationships. Our success at work and happiness in life depends in large measure on our ability to relate well to others; therefore, it is important for us to increase our understanding of people we work and live with. Through the understanding of ourselves and others it is possible to manage such differences so work relationships are enhanced, productivity is increased, and there is more richness and spice to life. The challenge we all have is that we need to work and live together. This session will identify the basic differences in people and how each one of us needs to cope, embrace, and celebrate our differences.

Yesterday’s Peer - Tomorrow’s Leaders

You have been a dependable worker. You are on time, efficient and the quality of your work speaks for itself. It’s no wonder you’re being promoted. But making the transition from peer to boss is never easy. It will be different from the technical knowledge you developed in your previous job. A sizable portion of your time will be spent on “people management activities” and this will include employees that were once your co-workers and equals. In addition, you will be assuming new responsibilities and duties that will shift your focus from your own personal tasks and duties to those of your team and the organization as a whole. In this course, participants will identify differences between supervisors and employees and how to accept their new leadership role. They will learn to set clear boundaries for themselves and others, to effectively communicate with those they lead, to achieve desired results, and a host of other skills to help them increase the new supervisor’s personal effectiveness. They will examine the mistakes commonly made by new supervisors and will be offered a plethora of advice to eliminate frustration and stress.

Your Leadership Attitude

Your Leadership attitude will develop as you begin to understand the leadership competencies needed for success, and it will continue to mature as you grow in your leadership abilities and move past the expectations of solely a manager. You will soon be able to identify characteristics of high achievement performers, recognizing your leadership style, and eventually outline your own “Leadership Plan”.

Your Leadership Style

This program will give participants the opportunity to identify their skills that are essential to lead by completing the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI). The LPI, developed by Kouzes and Posner, identifies five practices that are common to most extraordinary leadership achievements. When performing at their best, leaders challenge, inspire, enable, model, and encourage. During this program the participants will discover ways that these five practices can be used in their leadership role.

Customized Training to Fit Your Needs

Northeast Community College can customize training to meet your business or organization's needs. Training can be held at one of Northeast's facilities or yours and will be arranged to fit your schedule to include various shifts if necessary.

Please contact one of our staff members for more information about customized training:

Tracy Melcher – Account Executive
(402) 844-7235
Jim McCarville – Account Executive
(402) 844-7238