Oftentimes, we get promoted to management positions without a lot of training or support. This course is a dive into management foundations starting with learning to manage ourselves in order to manage, and bring out the best, in others. Using positional power constructively to create environments where clarity, communication and creativity can flourish looks effortless but takes a lot of leadership effort and discipline.
We will explore how to create trusting relationships as the foundation of teamwork, how to engage and get buy-in from team members, how to manage time in service of organizational vision, understand what happens to ourselves in stressful situations and how to manage power, and how to give timely and constructive feedback to employees.
- Learn about Emotional Intelligence as the heart of effective management;
- Learn about how to frame organizational changes in a way that engages and creates buy-in;
- Look at personal triggers and how to manage yourself in tough situations;
- Explore strategies to maximize team efforts in service of organizational mission: time-mgt, goal-setting and delegating;
- Explore team success factors and the healthy and positive use of power;
- Learn a simple framework to give timely and positive feedback to employees.
Four online modules each include a video lecture component, interactive webinar and course handouts. You will be asked to complete an end-of-course assessment to receive your course badge. The four online modules include:
- Managing Self to Tell the Story
Good managers need to know how to manage their own responses in order to set the tone and frame things in the right way to engage others.
- Triggers and Time Management
When we respond from a sense of urgency we are not acting from a place of leadership. Learning to notice triggers, cultivate perspective, create clear goals and manage time accordingly are essential parts of the manager’s toolkit.
- Conscious Use of Power
Most team conflicts arise from the unconscious use of power through behaviours such as favoritism, gossip and avoidance of conflict. This session will look at positional power (and other forms) to understand how to use power well to create a more cohesive and inclusive team.
- The Art of Constructive Feedback
Learning when and how to give timely feedback- both positive and constructive- is a foundational management skill. This session covers team success factors and the ins and outs of how to give feedback.
This course is part of the Anima Inclusive Management Online Certificate. When you complete all four online certificate courses recognizing skill proficiency in the areas of facilitation, diversity, management and conflict you will receive the Anima Inclusive Management Certificate in downloadable format.
If you would also like to attend the mastery level in-person course format that is part of the Inclusive Leadership Certificate, you will be eligible for a 25% course discount. Contact us for the discount code.
Date: September 21st to Oct. 1st , 2020. Webinars are September 21st, 24th, 28th and Oct. 1st from 1-2:30pm Eastern Standard Time.
Location: Online Course hosted through the Anima LMS (you will be sent a link after registration to get into the site).
Fee: To support growth, learning and community during Covid, for the next month until May 30th we are offering our online courses at a 50% discount for only $125 USD . REGISTER NOW.
Bonus: If you register for all 4 certificate courses we’re offering an extra $125 discount for $500 USD. REGISTER NOW.
Course Leader: Annahid Dashtgard, Author and Co-Founder
Anima Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds for online courses, however we will offer 50% credit toward any other online courses.
The in-person course is offered as a two-day intensive including direct feedback and coaching from group facilitator; a full course manual (theory, exercises, reflection); snacks and beverages; all in a pleasurable and accessible location.
Day One Managing Self
Leaders set the tone, and each of us has a unique leadership style- identifying our personal strengths as well struggles- is at the heart of what it means to lead. Good managers can pro-actively harness their strengths while managing their weaknesses and blindspots. We will explore topics starting with self-awareness and personal mastery, move into the art of engaging others and finish with frameworks for time-management, goal-setting and delegating to others.
Day Two Managing Teams
Managers need to develop comfort in working with challenging behaviours among team members. Often difficult people within organizations can result in co-workers shutting down, endless cycles of conflict, lost productivity as well as significant emotional drain for all involved. If harnessed properly, there is a power in conflict situations to transform and deepen relationships, increasing feelings of team trust and inclusion. Day Two goes more deeply into personal conflict styles and triggers, the art of concise and clear feedback to employees, and strategies to dealing with difficult situations.
This course is part of the Anima Inclusive Leadership Certificate. When you complete all four in-person certificate courses you will receive a printed gold-embossed certificate recognizing leadership mastery in the areas of facilitation, diversity, management and conflict.
Date: Future in-person course dates will be determined as we learn more about Covid guidelines
Location: CSI Annex, 720 Bathurst Street, Toronto
Fee: $600 plus HST. Fee Includes snacks and materials. (20% of our in-person course slots are sliding scale. Please enquire) Please note that there are also invoice and payment by cheque options.
Course Leader: Annahid Dashtgard, Author and Co-Founder
Anima Cancellation Policy:
- 60 days or more prior to course: we offer a refund, minus a $100 administration fee.
- Less than 60 days prior to course: we offer 50% credit towards next scheduled training, minus a $100 administration fee.
- Day of, or day prior to, course: no refund or credit available. If you are unexpectedly unable to make the course, contact us about potentially sending a colleague in your place.