Maximizing Your Leadership Potential

A Three-Day Program Designed for First-Time Managers and Supervisors

If you are managing other people for the first time, you know that the shift from successful individual contributor to effective manager can be challenging. 

To be an effective leader, you need a solid understanding of your own leadership style—strengths and weaknesses—and an array of tactics for getting the best performance out of others.

Who Should Attend 

Maximizing Your Leadership Potential is for managers who have been recently promoted or are experiencing new pressures in their current management role.

Transition Successfully to Effective Manager 

Maximizing Your Leadership Potential tailors leadership development to your needs by immersing you in four fundamental areas: self-awareness, learning agility, communication, and influence.

You'll also explore how to manage conflict and build relationships—issues that can be particularly challenging for most first-time managers. 

Program Costs and Training Location

This three-day program costs $4,200 and is offered at the UMUC Inn and Conference Center, just outside of Washington, D.C., in Adelphi, Maryland. Hotel accommodations are available at the conference center for an additional $600.
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What Participants Are Saying

"The National Leadership Institute provided me with insight regarding areas I need to focus on—both personally and professionally."

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Phase One: Getting Started

Maximizing Your Leadership Potential starts with personal leadership assessments that tailor the program to the specific needs of each participant. Often cited as the most valuable aspect of the program experience, the assessment begins several weeks in advance and engages the participant and his or her coworkers (supervisor, direct reports, and peers).

Phase Two: On-Site Training

Day One: Self-Awareness and Communication

  • Leadership transition lessons
  • Leader assessment: Understanding your strengths and development needs
  • Leader assessment: Interpersonal needs
  • Communication effectiveness

Day Two: Influence and Constructive Responses to Conflict

  • Strategies for strengthening relationships in the workplace by influencing and responding constructively to conflict
  • Leader assessment: Personality preference
  • Videotaped practice on managing conflict, facilitated by coaches

Day Three: Leading Within a System

  • Integration: One-on-one session with a coach
  • Key leadership challenge strategy
  • Individual goal development and action plans

Phase Three: Application

To support the lessons of the program, the National Leadership Institute offers participants a 45-minute coaching session by phone after the on-site training.

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