The seminar delivers five leadership communication skills and processes for participants to learn and practice, using real situations that exist back in their workplace.
The morning focuses on learning and practising “Communicating Leadership” processes, along with the model for communicating authentic leadership.
The afternoon focuses on learning and practising how to address personal judgments that are getting in the way of effectively leading others, and how to communicate performance issues both skillfully and gracefully.
Each process or skill introduced is practised in a series of activities, ranging from personal work, working in pairs, to working in small groups for supporting additional learning from each other.
The seminar concludes with learning how to listen as a leader, demonstrating both support and courage. This skill and activity can have a profound impact on the participants’ leadership back at the workplace.
Empower engineering and geoscience leaders and supervisors to have the leadership presence to effectively lead their team(s).
The seminar incorporates leading edge research in both neuroscience and effective leader behaviours to provide participants with the communication skills and processes that work for leading people effectively. Participants’ will gain powerful skills in communicating their leadership, addressing performance issues with aplomb, and courageously address judgments that are getting in the way of leading others effectively using a world-renowned communication process.
More than 60% of the seminar is experiential learning (i.e., the participants’ are practising the skills they are learning). This is important for supporting the participants’ engagement during the seminar, plus provide both a sense of self-sufficiency and optimism in using the skills back at their respective workplace.
Two of the five core skills and processes presented offer the opportunity for participants’ to look more deeply into how they see things” (Theory of “What Is”) and what they believe is the best thing to do (“Theory of Action”) as a leader. Insights from learning these particular leadership communication skills and practising them with real situations can create a significant shift in the leaders’ behaviour. This is real development, and while it cannot be guaranteed, the skills and accompanying activities are set up to support these experiences occurring for participants’.
The design of the program allows for participants’ to work with the facilitator to take a ‘deeper dive’ into the skill where needed, supporting participants’ experience personal support from the facilitator, where able.
There are no prerequisites for this seminar, other than participants’ need to be a supervisor or manager of people in their respective organizations’.
Engineers and geoscientists who have direct reports (i.e., supervisors, managers, and directors/vice-presidents) and are wanting to boost their leadership presence. The participants’ tenure as a supervisor or manager does not matter.
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Michael is President of INSPIRE CANADA, a boutique organization development firm.
Since 2007 Michael has assisted engineering and technology companies with their organization and people development needs, ranging from supporting significant organizational change initiatives to providing unique leadership team development experiences involving community engagement.
He and his team work across Canada supporting clients rise to meet their aspirations and create great organizations, as they define this.
Michael completed his master’s degree in Organization & Leadership Development with LIOS, Leadership Institute of Seattle at Saybrook University. Through the program Michael was fortunate to learn from both one of the first students of Kurt Lewin – ‘the father of Organization Development’ and senior leaders of Leadership Development at both Microsoft HQ and Amazon HQ. He was given special access to Amazon’s Leading at Scale™ program with permission to incorporate for his clients.
He has a degree in commerce, specializing in human resource management and also marketing at the University of Otago, New Zealand. He was a member of the Honours Program in both disciplines.
He is a certified facilitator for the Clear Leadership™ and Appreciative Leadership™ programs and has facilitated the Clear Leadership program for various organizations prior to developing his own acclaimed leadership and people development programs.
In wanting to support clients achieve desired outcomes from their investment in people and leadership development; Michael created the unique Follow Up For Follow Through© service model.
Sample of past and existing clients include: Agreement Express, ACL Software, Beedie, BC Hydro, Bell Canada, Business Objects (now SAP), CHC Helicopter, Elastic Path Software, Glance Technologies; Knight Piesold Engineering, Mobify Research & Development, Neovasc, Nucleus Networks, Rhythm Engineering, SOPHOS, SacreDavey Engineering, and Traction on Demand.