Example Leadership Training Programs
The Center for Executive Development offers front line level courses for professionals to develop their skills in key areas. Below is a sample of our Front Line Leadership offerings.
Coaching and Mentoring
- Learn techniques for future-focused feedback.
- Define and differentiate coaching and mentoring.
- Identify key reasons why employees might not get their job completed and how coaching and mentoring impacts employee engagement.
- Identify why managers avoid coaching and mentoring.
- Identify the benefits of coaching and mentoring.
- Discuss how to conduct effective coaching and mentoring sessions.
- Develop coaching and mentoring skills through role play.
- Examine the organization’s annual and quarterly financial statements using key financial ratios with comparisons to peer firms.
- Evaluate the financial performance of a representative firm using customer case studies.
- Determine the impact of inventory and accounts receivable management on maximizing returns on investment using case studies.
- Develop an understanding of the contribution margin principle and its use in the organization’s project analysis.
- Determine optimal investment decisions using case studies and capital replacement decision models.
- Discuss mergers and acquisition criteria, and evaluate a proposed peer acquisition.
Financial Acumen II
- Review the financial statements, including the balance sheet, income statement and statement of cash flows and how they are used in assessing financial strength.
- Using case studies, evaluate the financial performance of representative firms.
- Discuss basic cost accounting measures used in determining break-even and profitability.
- Develop an understanding of the contribution margin and its use in project analysis.
- Identify the components of capital budgeting, including the time value of money and how to solve capital replacement problems.
- Define the functions of a manager.
- Identify the various managerial roles and skills needed to enhance effectiveness and efficiency in organizations today.
- Identify and discuss the organization’s competencies required for various leadership levels within the organization.
- Define culture and the culture of company.
- Identify stages of the change process and how to help employees work through those steps of change and transition.
- Identify and use the six characteristics of a strategic leader.
- Establish a vision for an organization or sub-unit.
- Manage resources effectively, especially human capital and social capital, in an ethical manner.
- Define the strategic management process and the role the process plays in organizational success.
- Analyze external environment and internal organization.
- Select strategies an organization or subunit can use to reach its vision.
- Identify team considerations/goals critical to project management.
- Develop knowledge of specific components of project planning, organization, leadership strategies and monitoring work behavior (class simulation).
- Define and discuss the “twenty minute planning vs. the twenty second decision” paradox.
- List best practices for turning a work group into a strategic team.
- Gain additional understanding of the importance of open communication skills and trust (Exercise International).