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Leadership Thinking for Effective Decision Making

Subject Outline

SLC002 Effective Leadership Outline: Productivity, Precision and Passion

2021 FEES: $2,995.00

Program Overview

Black Sheep Institute’s Business Professional Development Program for Senior Managers, Entrepreneurs, Small Business Owners and their teams (BPD Program).

In British Columbia, small businesses employing 50 people or less comprise 98% of all business and 30% of the province’s gross domestic product. Small and start-up businesses face unique challenges concerning capacity building around human resource management, strategic management, business planning, sound process and healthy financial outcomes. The BPD Program uses a combined relationship and systems-based approach to examine business structures, processes, and functions within an organization and its leadership. Learners, both new entrants to the business world and seasoned professionals, will experience a deep exploration of personal strengths and values as they harness their business acumen to inspire and lead others to innovative business solutions. The goal is to become an effective leader who strategically aligns organizational objectives with individual development so that both roads lead to outstanding performance.

Subject Overview - Fundamental Leadership Skills

Term - The Fundamental Leadership Skills Program begins October 3rd 2021. It is limited to 12 participants at any one time and requires a commitment of one evening (three hours) per week over the course of eight weeks (24 hours in total).

Subject Purpose
The overall purpose of this subject is to ensure participants develop and maximize the critical social and emotional intelligence required to build collaborative relationships, manage change and create an equitable and inclusive organizational culture. This program is designed for emerging and experienced leaders to identify and understand their own leadership style and existing skills as a leader as they start or further their leadership development journey.

Every organization’s success is determined by the leadership’s understanding of the work of its employees, specifically how managers and their teams can discover, develop and use their individual and collective talents for greater engagement and productivity. Effective leaders have a clear and compelling performance goal(s) or challenge(s) and ensure all their employees know how they contribute to accomplishing those performance goals. They provide high-level expertise and advice, which often influences key strategic decisions. to become an effective leader while learning t
Business success is directly affected by the leadership strategies implemented, and in today’s highly competitive business landscape where every business is trying to outperform their competitors, it is extremely important for business professionals (at all levels) to develop a good understanding of their leadership style and how that helps them in the implementation of vision and values, boost morale, ensure effective communication and secure appropriate resources in the contemporary market while acting in an ethical and socially responsible manner.

Subject Summary

Using the following seven (7) modules, this Fundamental Leadership Skills program is designed to provide an in-depth knowledge of the dynamics of leadership and how it applies to the contemporary world. It addresses the questions of how to be a leader of people, of organizations and of self.

Module 1: Understanding Paradigms
Understanding the difference between conventional command and control, top-down management techniques and strength-based leadership framework. Recognize the autonomy of employees and how to identify relevant strengths using a proven framework.

Module 2: Individuals Leadership Comes First
Effective leaders need to understand their own personal strengths first before they can begin to lead others. This module covers the “Name-it, Claim it, Aim it’ strategy.

Module 3: Building Out the Team
Identifying fit for your team beyond skills and attitude. Understanding how to build a team that is balanced across all four dimensions of; Strategic Thinking, Execution, Relationship Building and Influencing.

Module 4: Creating Clear and Compelling Goals
Understanding how to extract and create clear goals from the competing needs of the organization. Learn how to engage employees in executing on high performance
objectives. 

Module 5: Strength Partnerships
Learn how strengths-based partnerships help teams mitigate failure and achieve higher performance. Understand how partnerships can help individuals achieve exponentially greater performance. Understand how to effectively manage poor performance.

Module 6: Constant Feedback
Understand how the conversation roadmap converts into continual, positive feedback. Learn the importance of managers adopting a coaching versus instructive approach.

Module 7: Engagement Tools
Learn why engagement is the strongest predictor of high performing teams. Learn which tools to use and when to apply them. Understand common engagement challenges and how to overcome them.

Pre-requisites

English Proficiency level | Graduation from Secondary School | Minimum 3 years' work experience | Growth Mindset

Instructional Method

Direct Instruction (24 hours): Lectures, Simulations, Workbook

Subject Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, participants will be able to assess their current knowledge, skill, and discipline as a leader, applying the lessons from the course immediately to their professional and personal interactions. The participants will be able to:

● Improve team productivity by 12.5%*
● Improve organizational profitability by 8.7%*
● Define and understand strengths-based leadership styles
● Understand the unique contribution each individual team member is capable of providing to a team
● Build high performing teams using the four domains of strengths (Strategic Thinking, Execution, Influencing, Relationship Building)
● Lead individuals and teams in developing appropriate, clear and compelling goals that are aligned with the organizational objectives.
● Understand how to create partnerships within teams and manage underperformance.
● Motivate teams by effectively using the conversation roadmap to create constant, positive feedback.
● Increase the level of employee engagement which is directly linked to high performance.

*Gallup Technical Report 2020

Certification Qualifications

Each participant will receive a Certificate of Completion from The Eleven Ten Training Institute for mastering leadership fundamentals. This Certificate of Completion represents 20% of the BPD Program fulfilment.

Summary of Assessment Tasks

Each participant will receive a Certificate of Completion from The Eleven Ten Training Institute for mastering leadership fundamentals. This Certificate of Completion represents 20% of the BPD Program fulfilment.

The evaluation criteria used for this course are represented below. Specific course evaluation information will be provided by the instructor at the start of the course.
Criterion % of Final Grade (may be represented as a range):

40% - Course work (activities, assignment, essays, reports etc)
20% - Quizzes and Exams
40% - Simulations/Lab Attendance/Participation (in class or online)
100% - Total

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