Instructor-led Sessions

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Please note: Session locations are subject to change, and some in-person sessions may move to virtual delivery. Participants will be notified in advance of a location change. Be sure to review UHR-Talent Development's Professional Development Policy before registering for our instructor-led sessions. Email [email protected] for additional support.

Self-directed LCP courses

An Orientation to Leadership at Brown - Self-Directed
This orientation is designed to ensure new leaders get off to a good start and existing leaders revisit important resources. As such, the program covers information, tools, and resources available to ensure success at the University. Details about the Leadership Certification Program, a required program for all new and newly promoted leaders, will also be discussed. By the module's end, the leader will be able to both discuss the role of a Brown leader and identify the components of the Leadership Certification Program.

FEBRUARY

Resolving Workplace Conflict - In-Person
Tuesday, February 13, 2024 |  9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Today’s complex business dynamics and fierce global competition force organizations to continually ramp up productivity, improve quality, shorten cycle times, and reduce costs. An unfortunate, but natural, by-product is workplace conflict. Such pressures inevitably cause people with different personalities, communication styles, priorities, and values to have differences at one time or another. One of the course’s key messages is that leaders must help employees accept accountability for owning and resolving their workplace conflicts. Leaders learn to do this by leveraging two intervention tactics: coaching and if the conflict remains unresolved, mediating. It’s also important that leaders are able to recognize the warning signs of conflict so that they can take the appropriate action. Please note, this session is limited to leaders who currently manage others and who are also enrolled in the Leadership Certification Program (LCP). For more information about LCP, please email [email protected].

Developing Yourself and Others - Virtual
Tuesday, February 20, 2024 |  9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Research tells us employee engagement is the primary enabler of the successful execution of organizational strategy, and no one impacts the state of engagement and retention more than an employee’s immediate leader. This module provides leaders with a model for determining what drives an individual’s engagement as well as methods for proactively engaging and retaining talent. Leaders will learn how to conduct engagement and retention conversations and explore ways to recognize people, using no-cost everyday methods to create an engaging environment. Please note, this session is limited to leaders who currently manage others and who are also enrolled in the Leadership Certification Program (LCP). For more information about LCP, please email [email protected].

Addressing Poor Performance - Virtual
Thursday, February 22, 2024 |  1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Some leaders still struggle with staff who exhibit poor performance or work habits despite repeated coaching. This module will build a leader’s skills and confidence in handling chronic performance problems. Leaders will learn how to focus on operational and behavioral issues and how to overcome defensive reactions, such as deflecting, blaming, and redirecting. Gathering and using data to provide effective feedback and balancing seeking and telling to gain commitment for improvement will also be reviewed. Finally, using their own or other realistic scenarios, participants will practice conducting performance improvement discussions. Please note, this session is limited to leaders who currently manage others and who are also enrolled in the Leadership Certification Program (LCP). For more information about LCP, please email [email protected].

Inclusive Leadership: Part 1 - In-Person
Monday, February 26, 2024 |  9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
What do we need to know about ourselves in order to interact thoughtfully, sensitively, and effectively as leaders? Our various and intersecting social identities based on race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, class, religion, age, nationality, and disability, shape our cultural orientations, perspectives, and behaviors. Thus, awareness of these social identities and the ways they have shaped our socialization experiences as well as our position within the social, historical, and political landscape in relation to systems of inequality, is crucial to becoming an effective leader.In this 3 part series participants will have the opportunity to closely examine their own lived experiences within the context of a researched inclusive leadership model. Participants will explore the characteristics necessary to be an effective leader of diverse teams while engaging concepts of power and privilege applied through a personal lens. The relationships between participants’ own social identities, privileges and disadvantages, and how these experiences ultimately contribute to their own leadership traits will be the focus of the dialogue throughout the program. This series is meant to support leaders in building confidence, skills, and appreciation for interacting across differences broadly. Please note, this session is limited to leaders who currently manage others and who are also enrolled in the Leadership Certification Program (LCP). For more information about LCP, please email [email protected].

Delegation: Engage and Empower People - Virtual
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 |  1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Effective delegation accomplishes much more than the task at hand. It also builds trust for future delegations, helps staff develop new skills, and reduces managerial stress. In this session, leaders will learn the different stages of delegation, while learning to match a person’s capabilities and motivations to an appropriate task. Please note, this session is limited to leaders who currently manage others and who are also enrolled in the Leadership Certification Program (LCP). For more information about LCP, please email [email protected].

MARCH


Inclusive Leadership: Part 2 - In-Person
Monday, March 4, 2024 |  9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
What do we need to know about ourselves in order to interact thoughtfully, sensitively, and effectively as leaders? Our various and intersecting social identities based on race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, class, religion, age, nationality, and disability, shape our cultural orientations, perspectives, and behaviors. Thus, awareness of these social identities and the ways they have shaped our socialization experiences as well as our position within the social, historical, and political landscape in relation to systems of inequality, is crucial to becoming an effective leader. Please note, this session is limited to leaders who currently manage others and who are also enrolled in the Leadership Certification Program (LCP). For more information about LCP, please email [email protected].

Inclusive Leadership: Part 3 - In-Person
Monday, March 11, 2024 |  9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
What do we need to know about ourselves in order to interact thoughtfully, sensitively, and effectively as leaders? Our various and intersecting social identities based on race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, class, religion, age, nationality, and disability, shape our cultural orientations, perspectives, and behaviors. Thus, awareness of these social identities and the ways they have shaped our socialization experiences as well as our position within the social, historical, and political landscape in relation to systems of inequality, is crucial to becoming an effective leader. In this 3 part series participants will have the opportunity to closely examine their own lived experiences within the context of a researched inclusive leadership model. Participants will explore the characteristics necessary to be an effective leader of diverse teams while engaging concepts of power and privilege applied through a personal lens. Please note, this session is limited to leaders who currently manage others and who are also enrolled in the Leadership Certification Program (LCP). For more information about LCP, please email [email protected].

Resolving Workplace Conflict - Virtual
Wednesday, March 13, 2024 |  1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Today’s complex business dynamics and fierce global competition force organizations to continually ramp up productivity, improve quality, shorten cycle times, and reduce costs. An unfortunate, but natural, by-product is workplace conflict. Such pressures inevitably cause people with different personalities, communication styles, priorities, and values to have differences at one time or another. One of the course’s key messages is that leaders must help employees accept accountability for owning and resolving their workplace conflicts. Leaders learn to do this by leveraging two intervention tactics: coaching and if the conflict remains unresolved, mediating. It’s also important that leaders are able to recognize the warning signs of conflict so that they can take the appropriate action. Please note, this session is limited to leaders who currently manage others and who are also enrolled in the Leadership Certification Program (LCP). For more information about LCP, please email [email protected].

Inclusive Leadership: Part 1 - Virtual
Thursday, March 14, 2024 | 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
What do we need to know about ourselves in order to interact thoughtfully, sensitively, and effectively as leaders? Our various and intersecting social identities based on race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, class, religion, age, nationality, and disability, shape our cultural orientations, perspectives, and behaviors. Thus, awareness of these social identities and the ways they have shaped our socialization experiences as well as our position within the social, historical, and political landscape in relation to systems of inequality, is crucial to becoming an effective leader.In this 3 part series participants will have the opportunity to closely examine their own lived experiences within the context of a researched inclusive leadership model. Participants will explore the characteristics necessary to be an effective leader of diverse teams while engaging concepts of power and privilege applied through a personal lens. The relationships between participants’ own social identities, privileges and disadvantages, and how these experiences ultimately contribute to their own leadership traits will be the focus of the dialogue throughout the program. This series is meant to support leaders in building confidence, skills, and appreciation for interacting across differences broadly. Please note, this session is limited to leaders who currently manage others and who are also enrolled in the Leadership Certification Program (LCP). For more information about LCP, please email [email protected].

Inclusive Leadership: Part 2 - Virtual
Monday, March 18, 2024 |  1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
What do we need to know about ourselves in order to interact thoughtfully, sensitively, and effectively as leaders? Our various and intersecting social identities based on race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, class, religion, age, nationality, and disability, shape our cultural orientations, perspectives, and behaviors. Thus, awareness of these social identities and the ways they have shaped our socialization experiences as well as our position within the social, historical, and political landscape in relation to systems of inequality, is crucial to becoming an effective leader. Please note, this session is limited to leaders who currently manage others and who are also enrolled in the Leadership Certification Program (LCP). For more information about LCP, please email [email protected].

Developing Yourself and Others - Virtual
Tuesday, March 19, 2024 |  1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Research tells us employee engagement is the primary enabler of the successful execution of organizational strategy, and no one impacts the state of engagement and retention more than an employee’s immediate leader. This module provides leaders with a model for determining what drives an individual’s engagement as well as methods for proactively engaging and retaining talent. Leaders will learn how to conduct engagement and retention conversations and explore ways to recognize people, using no-cost everyday methods to create an engaging environment. Please note, this session is limited to leaders who currently manage others and who are also enrolled in the Leadership Certification Program (LCP). For more information about LCP, please email [email protected].

Inclusive Leadership: Part 3 - Virtual
Thursday, March 28, 2024 |  1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
What do we need to know about ourselves in order to interact thoughtfully, sensitively, and effectively as leaders? Our various and intersecting social identities based on race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, class, religion, age, nationality, and disability, shape our cultural orientations, perspectives, and behaviors. Thus, awareness of these social identities and the ways they have shaped our socialization experiences as well as our position within the social, historical, and political landscape in relation to systems of inequality, is crucial to becoming an effective leader. In this 3 part series participants will have the opportunity to closely examine their own lived experiences within the context of a researched inclusive leadership model. Participants will explore the characteristics necessary to be an effective leader of diverse teams while engaging concepts of power and privilege applied through a personal lens. Please note, this session is limited to leaders who currently manage others and who are also enrolled in the Leadership Certification Program (LCP). For more information about LCP, please email [email protected].

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