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Course Description

A Hands-On Course

The Leaders Course® is NOT about taking notes, listening to lectures, or watching lengthy slide presentations. It's about learning-to-do-by-doing, by participating, taking risk, applying the materials on a daily basis, in and outside of the classroom.

In a positive and reinforcing environment that encourages growth, you'll have a wide variety of opportunities to practice your communication and leadership skills. This proven, once-a-week for 5 weeks class, will equip you with the essential tools you need to become an effective, charismatic leader ... in any situation.

"How can I trust someone to manage a multi-million dollar project if he or she can't manage a half-hour presentation?"

- Bill Hewlett, Hewlett-Packard

Graduates report a significant boost in professional growth and new insights into personal effectiveness.

Course Outline

"You don't take The Leaders Course, you live it!"
Doug Thompson, WG Yates

Training is different from seminars. With a seminar you might watch slides, participate in discussions and take notes. Training is more involving and personalized to goals, skill improvement versus knowledge. Even exposure to the truth will not enhance ability unless there is awareness, motivation, application, evaluation and finally, personal acceptance of a new technique. Therefore, training is conducted on a spaced-repetition schedule, allowing the process of learning to occur. It is impossible to change what we are not aware of, and equally difficult to improve, until we find a better, sometimes easier method and convince ourselves to use it on a continuous basis. Self-improvement is a process of self-discovery, closer to a combination lock, than a key.

"Nothing is ever real until it is experienced."
John Keats

Session 1

  • Orientation
  • Leadership Needs Assessment
  • Setting Course Goals
  • Remembering Names
  • Positive First Impressions
  • Overcoming Speaking Fears
Session 2
  • Memory Improvement System One
  • Leadership Accountability Reports
  • Dealing with Difficult Personalities
  • Becoming an Excellent Listener
  • Leadership Writing
  • Communicating Clearly and Concisely
Session 3
  • Memory Improvement System Two
  • Leadership Accountability Reports
  • Comfortable and Confident Speaking
  • Building Rapport and Holding Attention
  • Conversational Skills
  • Increasing Enthusiasm
Session 4
  • Leadership Accountability Reports
  • Facilitating Meetings
  • Reducing Conflicts and Disagreements
  • Group Team Building
  • Organizing Thoughts on Short Notice
  • Becoming More Persuasive
Session 5
  • Leadership Accountability Reports
  • Making Formal Introductions
  • Tripling Impromptu Speaking Skills
  • Involving Listeners
  • Validating Growth
  • Graduation

Any missed session can be attended with subsequent classes without penalty.

"Take all the training you can get; one good idea is all you need to save yourself years of hard work."
Bryan Tracey

"Is school ever out for the pro?"
Ken Bradford

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