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MGT700: Foundation for Effective Leadership

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Course summary:
Foundation for Effective Leadership helps participants identify their strengths by focusing on the behaviors that “come naturally” to them. When leaders operate from their strengths and are aware of their weaknesses, they can more effectively coach, delegate, and correct performance problems. 
 
Course experience:
Individual differences are key to the success of any organization. Yet these vital differences can also lead to common workplace issues—stress, conflict, low productivity, and resistance to change. So how do you solve common problems among unique individuals? You begin with self-awareness. Self-awareness is a key component of effective management helps participants identify their strengths by focusing on the behaviors that “come naturally” to them. When leaders operate from their strengths and are aware of their weaknesses, they can more effectively coach, delegate, and correct performance problems.
 
Who should take this course?
Technical professionals wishing to earn  Washington University's Technical Leadership Certificate, or those who need to communicate clearly and effectively with others. This course is designed to teach participants ways to increase their effectiveness with teams, in meetings and in individual discussion with peers, managers, vendors and customers.
 

Course outline:

  • Introduction: Why interpersonal communication skills are important for technical professionals
  • Everything DiSC® Workplace self-assessment report (participants will be asked to complete the assessment prior to class)
  • Discovering your DiSC style
  • Understanding other styles
  • Building more effective relationships
  • Action planning to apply new skills and knowledge on the job

Learning outcomes:

  • Describe personal behavioral style
  • Explain the four DiSC dimensions of behavior—Dominance, Influence, Steadiness, Conscientiousness
  • Flex their behavioral style to communicate more effectively with others
  • Promote appreciation of individual differences
  • Enhance individual and team performance by communicating more effectively
Type:
Virtual
 
Day & Time:
Tuesday Apr 2, 2024
3:00 to 7:00PM
 
Enrollment Deadline:
Mar 26, 2024
 
Location:
Washington University
Lopata Hall, Room 511
 
Course Fee(s):
$795
 
CEUs:
0.4
 
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Enrollment Deadline is Tuesday Mar 26, 2024 at 5 PM CST. Beyond this date, please call 314-935-4444 to register.

Parking and refreshments are provided.

CANCELLATION POLICY
A full refund will be given when a registrant cancels more than five (5) business days prior to the start of the class. Cancellations received within 5 business days of the start of the class and no-shows will be billed in full. Another person may be substituted at any time at no additional charge.

A request to transfer a class to a future date can only occur if the request is more than 5 business days prior to the start of class.  Otherwise, the request will be considered a cancellation and the policy will apply.
Type:
Virtual
 
Day & Time:
Thursday July 18, 2024
4:00 to 8:00PM
 
Enrollment Deadline:
July 11, 2024
 
Location:
Washington University
Lopata Hall, Room 511
 
Course Fee(s):
$795
 
CEUs:
0.4
 
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Enrollment Deadline is Thursday Jul 18, 2024 at 5 PM CST. Beyond this date, please call 314-935-4444 to register.

Parking and refreshments are provided.

CANCELLATION POLICY
A full refund will be given when a registrant cancels more than five (5) business days prior to the start of the class. Cancellations received within 5 business days of the start of the class and no-shows will be billed in full. Another person may be substituted at any time at no additional charge.

A request to transfer a class to a future date can only occur if the request is more than 5 business days prior to the start of class.  Otherwise, the request will be considered a cancellation and the policy will apply.

Applies toward the following certificates:

Technical Leadership Certificate
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Have questions?
Contact us if you would like to speak with a program director or visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.
 
"Overall, really enjoyed the instructor. She was very interactive with the class and made the subject interesting - I wanted to listen." MGT700: Foundation for Effective Leadership