Leading for Results
To register for this course, go to Employee Self-Service, click on Training Enrollment, then check Mgmt/Supervisor Skill Develop. You will need to complete one hour of prework prior to the course.
Successful supervisors know how to adapt their leadership styles to best motivate and support employees. In this one-day course, you’ll:
- Determine your natural leadership style
- Find out about other leadership styles that may be useful to you
- Learn to identify which style to use based on employee needs
- Become more comfortable using various leadership styles with your employees
Participants: This course is designed for individuals in leadership roles, including both scientific and operations supervisors.
Leading for Results will introduce you to Situational Leadership II, a tool you can use to identify which leadership style to use given an employee’s level of knowledge, skills, motivation and confidence about a certain goal or task. Originally developed by Ken Blanchard at Ohio University in 1968 and featured in his classic book, The One-Minute Manager, this tool has endured over the years due to its success across a broad range of cultures, languages, and geographies.
Course activities will include:
- Taking a survey to discover your leadership style and determine its effectiveness in various situations
- Working through a variety of case studies so you can learn to diagnose which style works best in a given situation
- Participating in team exercises to practice using a variety of styles
- Mapping out future conversations with your employees to apply the best leadership style
The instructor is Shelley Webb Surh, a certified Situational Leadership II facilitator with extensive experience in designing and conducting a broad range of leadership training programs.