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Leadership Courses

Learn how to engage and influence your team to increase productivity and collaboration. Get expert instruction on the most relevant leadership topics.

Our leadership training courses focus on a variety of skills and techniques that will elevate your effectiveness. These courses are valuable to all levels of leaders who want to make a difference.

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Questions? Contact us at 616-233-2589 or ipex@davenport.edu for more information.

At your organization: IPEx professional development programs can be customized and delivered at your workplace, or a location of your choice. To learn more about these programs or to inquire about pricing, please contact ipex@davenport.edu.

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Situational Leadership

COST: $895

LENGTH: 2 days, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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This 2-day course will equip you with the tools to apply the most effective leadership style in any given situation based on the needs of the team member. Learn how to read people, influence (not control), and become the kind of leader that others want to follow.

By using the Situational Leadership techniques, you can achieve greater productivity within your team. On an organizational level, this style of leadership has been proven to help retain your most talented employees by being more responsive to their development needs.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Diagnose the development levels of employees and choose the appropriate leadership style
  • Help others develop competence, motivation, and confidence
  • Effectively shift employee intentions into behaviors and behaviors into accountability
  • Increase the energy, self-reliance, and drive of the employees on your team

Situational Leadership Registration

GRAND RAPIDS
DOWNTOWN
October 30 - 31, 2019 REGISTER
MIDLAND November 12 - 13, 2019 REGISTER
LANSING September 24 - 25, 2019 REGISTER
DETROIT December 4 - 5, 2019 REGISTER

This program is eligible for 14 PDCs through SHRM.

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Personal Accountability and the QBQ (Question Behind The Question)

COST: $495

LENGTH: 1 day, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Your success personally and professionally depends on your willingness and ability to ask the right kind of questions. These questions create personal accountability and eliminate procrastination, blame and complaining. QBQ! stands for “Question Behind the Question (QBQ)".

The 1-day Question Behind the Question™ (QBQ™) enables organizations, teams, and employees to improve morale, develop people, and enhance communications. Achieve excellence through personal accountability.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Eliminate stress and recognize the power of choice and our leadership roles
  • Defeat procrastination
  • Adapt to change, the essence of learning, and the cornerstone of leadership
  • Utilize effective communication and the power of serving others
  • Take ownership of your career

Personal Accountability and the QBQ Registration

GRAND RAPIDS
DOWNTOWN
October 24, 2019 REGISTER
DETROIT October 3, 2019  REGISTER
LANSING November 7, 2019 REGISTER
MIDLAND September 19, 2019 REGISTER

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Leading Without Authority

COST: $495

LENGTH: 1 day, 9 a.m – 5 p.m.

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Even if you cannot command compliance, you can get enthusiastic cooperation. Power and influence involve much more than just telling people what to do. Regardless of your position, you have the ability to lead other people in your job.

In this 1-day workshop, you will learn to engage others, manage interactions, and shape outcomes without formal authority. Influence is power. No matter who you are, where you work, or what your professional goals are, achieving more influence in the workplace is critical for success.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Develop a strategy for achieving results through others
  • Establish credibility to increase influence as a leader
  • Use emotional intelligence (EQ) as a tool for managing relationships
  • Use Level 5 Leadership to build a professional network
  • Reference DISC to influence interaction

Leading Without Authority Registration

GRAND RAPIDS
DOWNTOWN
September 17, 2019 REGISTER
MIDLAND October 1, 2019 REGISTER
LANSING November 14, 2019 REGISTER
DETROIT December 12, 2019 REGISTER

The Institute for Professional Excellence is authorized by IACET to offer 0.7 CEUs for this program. This program is eligible for 7 PDCs through SHRM.

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The Conflict-Savvy Leader

COST: $495

LENGTH: 1 day, 9 a.m – 5 p.m.

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Despite the painful costs of mistrust, 88% of employees report that their supervisors handle conflict poorly. Bridge the gap! Learn a proven, step-by-step process for permanently restoring collaboration between direct reports or other key members of your teams.

This program was developed by Anna Maravelas, president of Thera Rising and author of "How to Reduce Workplace Conflict and Stress." Experts across industries recognize Anna for her ability to transform negative cultures into climates of respect, fiscal responsibility, and pride. The New York Times called her "The best source on workplace irritability and tension." 

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Transform attitudes of “us versus them” into a hardheaded search for solutions
  • React with confidence when individuals pressure you to take sides
  • Achieve lasting resolution despite conflicting accounts of past events
  • Shift the focus from who’s “right” to eliminating specific behaviors that are destroying collaboration
  • Turn blame into a shared responsibility for the future

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GRAND RAPIDS TBD REGISTRATION COMING SOON!

This program is eligible for 7 PDCs through SHRM

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