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Leadership Boot Camp

For any business to not only survive, but also grow and remain profitable, its team must master crucial skills in management and leadership: skills that will differentiate an organization when economic and inter-personal crises occur, and create the most innovative and effective leaders within. Florida Atlantic University’s Management and Leadership programs guide students to develop advanced practices in management and leadership and become the next generation of leaders.

Developed by leaders in the Executive Training, Coaching and Human Resource Management fields and approved for recertification credits by the HR Certification Institute (HRCI®).


Program Objectives

Florida Atlantic University’s Leadership Boot Camp: The Art and Science of Effective Leadership is an intensive Management & Leadership Development Certificate Program, designed for Supervisors, Managers and Senior Leaders, and which combines proven-in-action techniques with peer interaction and insights from the latest research to help you master the competencies of effective leadership. It will benefit anyone with managerial responsibility that requires strong decision-making skills and the ability to lead and motivate others.

This program is divided into 3-days, and includes core topics which address key subject areas necessary for management success:

Part I: Understanding Your Challenges as a Manager

Not all Managers are Leaders! We discuss what it takes to be a leader and have people follow you WILLINGLY. All leaders have goals and failing to plan is the same as planning to fail. Therefore managers need to be able to think and plan strategically and inspire their people to achieve their goals. This section discusses both strategic and tactical planning and shows the importance of group involvement in the process.

  • Key topics Include:
    • Leadership Principles
    • Being a Leader vs. Being a Manager
    • Setting Goals and the Planning Process
    • Managing Performance Standards & Accountability

Part II: Managing for Maximum Performance and Results

The attitudes and habits of a leader are the propellant to their success. The focus of the session is to help managers at all levels think and act like those leaders for whom people WANT to work. We discuss the principles of “people first” leadership by creating thinkers – not doers. This section discusses how to motivate others to want to do what you need done and develop techniques for managing generational differences and effecting positive change. You will learn key techniques of productive communication and how to implement those tools for maximum team performance.

  • Key Topics Include:
    • Building Success Attitudes and Productive Habits
    • Keys to Motivating Your Team
    • Effectively Managing Time and Change
    • Handling Generational Differences
    • Communicating for Performance Excellence

Part III: Communication Skills for Leaders:

When you become responsible for managing people, it is paramount to communicate effectively with yourself and others. In this session, you will learn the effect of both verbal and non-verbal communication, become aware of language/ cultural patterns, the importance of rapport, and how to mediate conflict.

  • Key topics Include:
    • How to Maximize Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication
    • Self-Awareness / Awareness of Others and Cultural Differences
    • Perceptual Filters
    • Language Patterns
    • Exploring Conflict

Participants are encouraged to bring their own management questions and get answers from executive leadership experts – experts who have improved the performance of executives and their teams around the world using proven and powerful listening and empowerment techniques.

Instructional Method and Format

  • Instructor-led program
  • Led by Executive Leadership Experts and Executive Coaches
  • Accelerated leadership development program
  • Focus on implementation and practice, with activities that will help participants readily apply what they have learned
  • Participants will realize an instant ROI from the knowledge gained
  • Participants are encouraged to use current management and leadership experiences and share challenges, lessons learned and best practices in the class discussions

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