Leading Well Workshop Series at Georgia Tech-Savannah: New Course offered October 20 & 21
Carving out time to expand and fine-tune one’s leadership skills can be challenging. Directors, managers and future leaders are in high demand by their employees, executive teams, and even their peers. Now local businesses can tap into the world-class resources of one of the top research universities in the United States, Georgia Tech. Last September, the go-to provider for professional education kicked off a new series of courses for today’s workplace leaders titled “Leading Well.”
These courses, developed with input from local business leaders, were built to delve into developing outstanding leadership skills, foster visionaries, and tool area executives with actionable goals that will directly improve their performance as employees and their greater vision for their employers.
The upcoming October 20 & 21 course, designed specifically for middle- and upper-management professionals as well as those about to transition into management roles, will examine why all businesses need robust management systems and tracking metrics to measure success and how they can keep a better pulse on how they are faring. Topics will include designing and using scoreboards, the power and pitfalls of delegation, and providing feedback to teams and individuals. Students will also use critical-thinking processes and a computer-based simulation to practice information analysis and decision making in a competitive business environment.
“Oftentimes we get enamored with what we do really well, but it may not be what our customers want,” noted Ned Ellington, a strategy and leadership development expert. “When you measure critical success factors, it is easier to gauge whether your company is winning or losing and identify the correct matrix for your organization to track success.”
Because we know smart leaders like to save, there are a limited number of seats available for the October course at 50 percent off this week only. Register today and use coupon code “LWOCT-50” at checkout. Coupon code expires on October 9, 2015.
In addition to the October course, upcoming “Leading Well” workshops include:
● Building and Leading High-Performance Teams (November 10-11, 2015)
Explores various aspects of teams, including: team dynamics, the team life cycle, employee-motivation models, conflict-resolution models, and the power of celebrating team and individual successes.
● Maximizing Innovation and Improvement (December 1-2, 2015)
Positions leaders to be effective change agents through continuous improvement. It teaches them how to align continuous-improvement projects and innovation efforts with their companies’ business strategies.
● The Foundation of Leadership: Relating to Others (January 27-28, 2016)
Focuses on leadership fundamentals, such as critical thinking and emotional intelligence. The session explores matching various management styles to meet the challenges and needs of changing environments; the best ways to communicate with employees, senior leaders, and peers; and challenges such as leading multi-generational workforces and managing former peers.
For more information on the workshop, contact Bill Astary at 912-963-6976 or visit pe.gatech.edu/savannah-campus/courses/leading-well-series There is a discount for teams and multi-attendees of the series.