Foundations of Leadership is a 6-course program that covers the essential skills needed to be an effective supervisor. This experiential learning, highly-interactive program gives participants the practical knowledge and skills to develop employees, build trust and improve performance.
Participants Learn How To:
- Create high-trust relationships
- Build a positive work environment
- Foster a culture that honors, values and respects diversity
- Communicate with integrity
- Listen with empathy and understanding
- Turn conflict into an opportunity for change and growth
- Develop employees to perform to their highest potential
- Plan and organize based on organizational priorities
- Run efficient & effective meetings in five-minutes or less
- Delegate fairly and effectively
“These sessions have not only taught me a great deal about management and leadership and equipped me with practical skills that I can apply immediately, but they have also afforded me an opportunity to network with colleagues across campus that I might not have otherwise met.“ ~Niambi Wilder
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Who Should Attend
All university supervisors, or aspiring supervisors, can benefit and are encouraged to attend this program. A broad mix of experience levels contributes to the dynamic learning environment that makes this program valuable for all participants. Foundations of Leadership is particularly helpful to supervisors with less than 5 years’ experience.
How it Works
To earn a certificate of completion, participants need to complete all 6 courses. Courses can be taken individually, but it is highly-recommended that participants take all 6 courses in order as the relationships that are developed are an integral part of the learning experience.
Learning fee is $50 for each student per course, or $300 to earn a certificate for all 6 courses. NEW CANCELLATION/NO SHOW POLICY: If you need to cancel, please do so by 9am two business days before the session. Not doing so or ‘no showing’ will result in a $25 administration fee charged to the noted KFS account.
How to Register
All active courses are on the university’s training website: training.umd.edu. You will need your approving supervisor’s name and KFS # to complete the registration.
LDI I-1 Keys to a Positive Workplace
LDI I-2 Essential Communication Skills
LDI I-3 Conflict as Opportunity
LDI I-4 Effective Delegation