In business, as senior employees retire, you must constantly think in terms of establishing bench
depth and grooming the key players of tomorrow, rather than getting caught without
star performers when they're needed. Developing talent ensures that vital positions
in an organization have qualified internal candidates ready to step into key roles,
reducing the risk of business disruption from talent loss.
How Deep is Your Bench is designed to help develop your front-line, emerging and first-time leaders so they're
ready when you need them! This 10-session program covers sessions to promote self-awareness,
take responsibility for actions and be what a leader should be.
All 2020 sessions will be held from 8:30 am-12 pm, on the third Friday of each month.
Choose one or attend them all. Individual sessions start at $159 each. The full program
and Leadership Excellence Certification is $1,199, a savings of $469 versus purchasing
Register for How Deep is Your Bench 2020 today!
- The Purpose, Power and Position of Leadership – January 17
- Leadership can be a very broad and sometimes confusing space, especially for new and
emerging leaders. In this session, participants will learn their default leadership
style, the purpose, power and position of leadership and set the vision for the leadership
legacy they want to leave.
- Not Right or Wrong, Just Different: Understanding Behavior and Personality Through
DiSC – February 21
- Did you know that people are influenced and motivated differently? Have you ever wondered
why you can say one thing to one person, and get a certain response, then say exactly
the same thing to another person, and get a different response? The reason is people
have different personality styles, and each personality has a different priority.
Knowing personality styles helps you to understand yourself and others! This session
will introduce attendees to DISC ("D" is the Dominant type; "I" is the Inspiring type;
"S" is the Supportive type; "C" is the Cautious type). This information will help
you to better understand yourself and others as a first step towards better communication
and understanding in the workplace and at home.
- Setting Priorities – March 20
- You can't manage time – time just is! You can only manage yourself and how you make
the most of your time. Using your time effectively includes the principles and systems
that people utilize to make a conscious decision on priorities that will occupy their
time. These core activities include managing activity and energy, defining desired
outcomes, and determining actions that must be completed in a specific time frame.
- Presence in the Workplace – April 17
- The stronger and more effectively you manage that brand, the more value you convey
to your colleagues, and to your company as a whole. Those who are unable to harness
the power of presence will soon be outpaced in their professional lives by their peers.
This session will highlight the components of establishing presence, to include dynamic
behavior, poise, self-confidence, and non-verbal communication that underscores competency.
- 5 Characteristics of a Great Team – May 15
- Trust, agility, communication and systematic encouragement are hallmarks of a high-performance
team. Participants will have the opportunity to diagnose and rate the qualities that
make their team effective. Participants will identify the qualities that make for
a high performance team, learn effective team building techniques, reaffirm the value
and effectiveness of the team process and understand the leader as a team builder.
- Working With you is Killing me: Conflict Resolution – June 19
- The toughest part of any job is dealing with the people around you. In this session,
you will learn the process of conflict and its resolution. Conflict is not fun for
most of us, but avoiding it can cause irreparable damage to you and your team. Clarifying
the facts, the players and the positions in the conflict are key to the start of a
real discussion on the most workable options to move to the most positive outcome.
- Customer Focused Leadership – July 17
- A strong customer focus is the key to performance excellence. Participants will focus
on improved reaction to customer concerns and complaints to gain a deeper appreciation
for quality service. They will learn to use encounters as opportunities to enhance
your company's image and the motivation to create a culture of customer-focused leadership.
- How to be a Coach – September 18
- Effective coaching empowers others by agreeing on challenging goals, discovering responsibilities
that bring out the best and discovering new ways to creatively develop the potential
of team members. Participants will learn how to reinforce behavior and motivation
of peak performers; how to anticipate and confidently handle difficult responses to
coaching; how to achieve agreement on areas of poor performance and developmental
and action plans to improve them; and how to recognize and reward employees based
on their needs as individual.
- Leading Change – October 16
- You will focus on the impact of change and review the eight steps in the change process.
Participants will be equipped to be proactive rather than reactive to change, enabled
to better lead an organization in a rapidly changing environment and understand the
skills necessary to take charge of change.
- Graduation and Presentations from Full Program Participants – November 20