Empower Engineering and Geoscientists’ leaders and supervisors to have the online leadership presence needed to effectively lead their team(s) in a virtual environment.
The seminar incorporates a powerful process and practice for being an effective leader online. Participants’ will gain a powerful process in communicating their leadership in a virtual setting; addressing business issues, needs for collaboration, setting expectations, and leading teamwork, all in a virtual setting.
There are no prerequisites for this seminar, other than participants’ need to be a supervisor or manager of people in their respective organizations’.
The seminar delivers two leadership skills and processes for participants to learn and practice, using real situations that exist back in their workplace.
The first 45 minutes focuses on learning and practicing a powerful “Communicating Leadership” process that assists leaders communicate authentic leadership presence.
The second 45 minutes focuses on skills for enhancing the participants’ leadership presence in an online world. Skills, tactics and activities are introduced to assist the participant build their leader presence over Zoom, WebEx, Google hangouts, and other online communication platforms.
The seminar concludes with a practice round where the participants’ use all the skills presented to building their leader presence in a virtual setting. This practice activity can have a profound impact on the participants’ online leadership back at their workplace.
More than 50% of the seminar is experiential learning, i.e. the participants’ are practicing 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 virtual workplace.
The ‘Communicating Leadership’ process introduced provide leaders with a framework for more effectively leading a team in a virtual setting. This is of significant value, given more team work is likely to be conducted from a virtual setting. Clients of INSPIRE are already experiencing tremendous benefits incorporating this process into their virtual team meetings.
Engineers and Geoscientists’ who have direct reports (i.e. supervisors, managers, and directors/vice-presidents) and are wanting to boost their leadership presence in a virtual environment. The participants’ tenure as a supervisor or manager does not matter.
President, INSPIRE CANADA
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.