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Leadership Training Programs

More than 25 years of experience helping existing and emerging leaders evolve, innovate, and inspire.

The leadership training programs listed below are a sample of what The Denver Training Group can provide to your organization. If you have other needs that are not listed here, please reach out so we can serve you even better through a phone-based interview to ascertain your organization's specific requirements, which will allow us to determine the most appropriate and cost-effective leadership training solution.

Authentic Leadership Level 1: Leadership in Action

This introductory class analyzes what we think we know about leadership, challenges our assumptions, and takes our knowledge of what it is to a new level. This leadership training program covers the various theories people have used over the years to explain leadership as well as its numerous definitions. Participants use these theories, definitions, and ideas to assess what leadership really means to them and to craft their own personal definition.

Participants also learn more about positional and personal leadership and the Six Styles of Leadership by Daniel Goleman to analyze how utilizing this model can positively impact their outcomes as a leader. In addition, participants learn how management differs from leadership and the most important distinctions to consider in order for them to be effective in either role.

Delivery:

In person or live webinar for your organization's group.

Suitable for:

Groups of at least three participants; no maximum size limit.

Length:

Two hours, half day, or full day.

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Authentic Leadership Level 2: Maximizing Your Leadership Potential

Building on the foundational learning gathered from level 1, participants will dive deeper into developing effective leadership skills and learn how to apply their new knowledge to everyday workplace situations.

Participants will focus on identifying their own leadership style as well as analyzing its effectiveness and possible drawbacks. We will also discuss how to build personal leadership skills by using emotional intelligence (EQ) to help people improve communication, enhance problem solving skills, effectively lead teams and complete projects, as well as improve engagement of employees.

Delivery:

In person or live webinar for your organization's group.

Suitable for:

Groups of at least three participants; no maximum size limit.

Length:

Two hours, half day, or full day.

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Building Accountability

Personal accountability – from the CEO down to frontline employees – is a must for any organization to be successful. However, it remains an elusive characteristic for most individuals and organizations, given the ever-increasing pressure to succeed with fewer resources. Consequently, stress, burnout, lack of commitment, and turnover increase – while individual and organizational productivity decrease.

To help address this accountability challenge, this highly interactive course is designed to give individuals at all levels the skills, tools, and strategies they need to strengthen their commitment to accountability.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this leadership training program, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the fundamental components of – and barriers to – personal accountability
  • Understand the differences between “Responsibility,” “Self-Empowerment,” and “Accountability”
  • Recognize their own levels of personal accountability, based on the results of The Accountability Experience Self-Assessment
  • Apply the skills, tools, and strategies necessary to strengthen personal accountability in themselves and others

Delivery:

In person or live webinar for your organization's group.

Suitable for:

Groups of 3 - 25 participants.

Length:

Two hours, half day, or full day.

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Customized Comprehensive Leadership Development Series

Most organizations have a specific set of skills they consider necessary for their current and future leaders. The Denver Training Group collaborates with clients to custom design a series consisting of leadership programs based on their specific skill needs that create a strong "talent pipeline" and enhance the future success of their leaders and the organizations they serve.

We have a comprehensive catalog of leadership topics available that can be included in your organization's leadership development series. The series can be delivered on a recurring basis for both emerging and existing leaders to ensure a sustained talent pipeline at all levels.

The programs listed below are a sampling of the training options that client organizations can choose from when developing a comprehensive leadership training series based on their specific skill development needs. The series can be wrapped up with a high-energy, humorous, and motivational session.

  • Introduction to Leadership
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Leading Change
  • Building High-Performing Teams
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Presentation Skills
  • Balancing Priorities
  • Critical Thinking and Decision Making
  • Professional Communication Skills
  • Ethics in the Workplace
  • Leading Across Generations
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Business Writing
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Cultural Competency
  • And more

Delivery:

In person or live webinar for your organization's group.

Suitable for:

Groups of 3 - 25 participants.

Length:

Half day or full day for each training module.

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Dare To Lead: Building Brave Leaders and Courageous Cultures

Building Brave Leaders and Courageous Cultures is a 16-hour course (two-day workshop, four half days, or five weekly sessions) designed to help you discover the heart of daring leadership and imperative mindset shifts that are required to live into your values. Based on the research from Dr. Brené Brown’s Dare to Lead best-selling book, this course explores the four key skill sets of daring leadership:

  • Rumbling With Vulnerability
  • Living Into Your Values
  • Braving Trust
  • Learning to Rise

DTG associate, Tara Powers, is a Dare to Lead™ Certified Facilitator and this leadership training incorporates Dr. Brené Brown’s 20 years of research and exclusive videos. Facilitated activities will encourage you to rumble with vulnerability and learn tools to combat shame and build courageous skill sets. You’ll complete a self-assessment to recognize armored vs. daring leadership traits, identify your most defining values, and learn communication tools that will help you choose courage over comfort in the most difficult situations.

Leaders who successfully complete the full 16-hour Dare to Lead program will receive a certificate of completion and are able to put a Dare to Lead Trained badge on their LinkedIn account.

Delivery:

In person or live webinar for your organization's group.

Suitable for:

Groups of 8 - 25 participants.

Length:

Two hours, half day, or full day.

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The Emotionally Intelligent Leader

Most people agree that you have to be smart to be successful. However, research strongly indicates that traditional intelligence – as measured by IQ – is not enough. In fact, one’s success often is determined by his or her ability to engage and demonstrate emotionally intelligent (EI) behaviors. To that end, this course is designed to help participants build this critical skill through a highly interactive format that allows for immediate content application.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the differences between cognitive intelligence (IQ) and emotional
  • Leverage their individual EI strengths, while compensating for their individual EI weaknesses, as identified by the Emotional Intelligence EQi-2.0 Leadership assessment
  • Engage in more effective EI behaviors when dealing with others
  • Apply relevant EI concepts in four critical leadership dimensions: Authenticity, Coaching, Insight, and Innovation
  • Display appropriate EI behaviors during times of conflict
  • Help develop more effective EI behaviors in their direct reports

Delivery:

In person or live webinar for your organization's group.

Suitable for:

Groups of 3 - 25 participants.

Length:

Two hours, half day, or full day.

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Leader As Storyteller

“Every great leader is a great storyteller.” – Howard Gardner

One of the most overlooked skill sets for modern leaders is the ability to tell relevant, dynamic business stories that inspire employees, attract and retain customers, and reassure investors/shareholders. To that end, this highly interactive, highly personal workshop will help participants build this critical leadership skill.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this leadership training program, participants will be able to:

  • Understand how dynamic business stories influence others
  • Creatively employ the fundamental elements of a good story
  • Apply effective storytelling techniques
  • Craft and deliver the three types of business stories every great leader must tell: 1)Who we are as an organization; 2) Where we want to be (future story); and 3) Who I am as a leader.

Delivery:

In person or live webinar for your organization's group.

Suitable for:

Groups of 3 - 25 participants.

Length:

Two hours, half day, or full day.

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Leadership and Followership

Without committed and engaged followers, leaders are doomed to failure. But very few leadership training sessions touch on the other half of the relationship: followership. To that end, this course was designed to help leaders achieve a true leadership/followership partnership. Its highly interactive format, which allows for immediate content application, makes this session the perfect follow up to our Marathon Leadership® course – or a nice stand-alone option for mixed audiences of managers and individual contributors.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this leadership training program, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the leadership/followership cycle
  • Identify the two dimensions and five styles of followership
  • Apply the R.A.N.™ Model of Performance Management to create a true leadership/followership partnership
  • Learn how to use servant leadership to create servant followership
  • Develop a community of followership in their organization through the use of employee engagement best practices

Delivery:

In person or live webinar for your organization's group.

Suitable for:

Groups of 3 - 25 participants.

Length:

Two hours, half day, or full day.

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Leadership Boot Camp

This essential skill-building leadership training program creates a pipeline of next-level leadership. This package of complementary workshops helps your new leaders develop the mindset, knowledge, and skills necessary to effectively lead themselves and others. It provides new leaders with skills to:

  • Build emotional resiliency and be more adaptive to a variety of situations
  • Enhance professional relationships
  • Engage in effective workplace communication
  • Develop and build trust among teams that creates a positive, engaging work environment
  • Utilize effective conflict resolution strategies
  • Provide feedback through coaching and mentoring to maximize potential
  • Create a healthy work culture and a stronger vision for their organization

Leadership Boot Camp workshops include:

  • Leadership Foundational Course / Performance Management
  • What's EQ Got to Do with It? Using Emotional Intelligence to Maximize Everything
  • Communication Skills for Professionals
  • Developing High-Performing Teams
  • Dealing With Difficult People / Conflict Resolution
  • Coaching and Mentoring

DTG can also work with your organization to customize a tailored boot camp experience based on your specific leadership training needs.

Delivery:

In person or live webinar for your organization's group.

Suitable for:

Groups of at least three participants; no maximum size limit.

Length:

Half day or full day for each training module.

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Leading Across Generations

The U.S. workforce is more diverse than at any other time in this nation’s history. And some of the biggest diversity challenges facing leaders are created by different generations working side by side in the workplace. To that end, this highly interactive session is designed to help participants better understand and manage the different perspectives and behaviors that members of different generations bring to the workplace. Specifically, participants will learn how to increase effective communication, while reducing tension and conflict, with members of each of the three generations in the American workforce (Baby Boomers, Generation Xers, and Millennials).

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the generational influences that created the skill sets and world views members of each generation bring to the workplace
  • Anticipate and better manage the assets and liabilities that members of each generation bring to the workplace
  • Recognize and better manage the generational influences (both assets and liabilities) on their own leadership skills
  • Communicate more effectively with members of each generation
  • Resolve conflict between members of each generation more effectively

Delivery:

In person or live webinar for your organization's group.

Suitable for:

Groups of 3 - 25 participants.

Length:

Two hours, half day, or full day.

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Leading Change

Most change-management experts agree that traditional, executive-led change initiatives are not as effective as those led and implemented by the individuals most affected by the proposed changes. To that end, this program is designed to help supervisors, managers, and directors implement workplace change more effectively. Created in a highly interactive format, the session gives participants the opportunity to learn, practice, and apply effective communication and employee-engagement techniques and strategies to generate support for – and improve implementation of – change initiatives.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the five dimensions of change, the stages of dealing with change, and how and why people struggle with change
  • Leverage their individual change-leadership strengths, while compensating for their individual change-leadership weaknesses, as identified by the Leading Change at Every Level assessment
  • Identify and engage the four key stakeholders in change initiatives
  • Anticipate and overcome the challenges of leading change in living systems
  • Apply effective communication and employee-engagement strategies and techniques to generate support for – and improve implementation of – change initiatives

Delivery:

In person or live webinar for your organization's group.

Suitable for:

Groups of 3 - 25 participants.

Length:

Two hours, half day, or full day.

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Marathon Leadership®

Modern leaders face a host of challenges: a volatile global economy, significant changes in workplace demographics, increased shareholder expectations, and an accelerated rate of technological change that is unparalleled in world history. To overcome these challenges, today’s leaders must be visionary, disciplined, hardworking, driven to succeed, and inspirational – the same traits that all great marathon runners possess.

To that end, this highly interactive and entertaining course will help participants overcome the leadership challenges they face every day by introducing them to “The 26.2 Lessons Every Leader Must Learn and Live.” Through self-analysis, case studies, and group exercises, participants will learn how to apply these lessons for becoming better leaders.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this leadership training program, participants will be able to:

  • Incorporate the "26.2 Lessons Every Leader Must Learn and Live" into their daily leadership behaviors
  • Understand the key differences between effective leadership and management
  • Leverage their individual leadership strengths, while compensating for their individual leadership weaknesses, as identified by the R.A.N.™ Model of Performance Management assessment
  • Assess the performance needs of their followers by applying the R.A.N.™ Model of Performance Management
  • Address the performance needs of their followers by applying the R.A.N.™ Model of Performance Management
  • Execute an effective performance-management conversation

Delivery:

In person or live webinar for your organization's group.

Suitable for:

Groups of 3 - 25 participants.

Length:

Two hours, half day, or full day.

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Marathon Self-Leadership™

Most organizations offer some type of training for their supervisors and managers to help them develop their leadership and management skills. But few organizations offer training sessions that teach individual contributors how to help their supervisors and managers lead them more effectively.

To that end, this half-day course is designed either as a stand-alone session or as a complementary session to our Marathon Leadership® course. Created in a highly interactive, informative, and entertaining format, this course will provide specific communication strategies and techniques to help participants partner with their supervisors and managers in the performance-management process.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Understand their current followership style based on the Followership Styles assessment
  • Demonstrate the critical-thinking and actively engaged behaviors of an Effective Follower
  • Assess their own performance quickly and accurately based on the R.A.N.® Model of Performance Management
  • Identify the appropriate performance-management role for their current stage of performance based on the R.A.N.™ Model of Performance Management
  • Apply effective communication strategies and techniques to help their supervisor or manager execute a successful performance-management conversation

Delivery:

In person or live webinar for your organization's group.

Suitable for:

Groups of 3 - 25 participants.

Length:

Two hours, half day, or full day.

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Performance Management

For organizations to achieve their goals, managers need to create a work environment that helps employees succeed to the best of their abilities. Managing employees’ performance effectively ensures that the right work gets done in the right way; reduces turnover; increases productivity; improves morale, commitment, and motivation; and minimizes challenges within the organization.

Creating a successful performance management approach involves establishing a systematic process that managers can use to support employees most effectively. This process focuses on creating clear expectations for individual performance based on the organization’s goals. Managers learn how to best share performance observations, brainstorm strategies, and gain commitment on actionable ways to improve.

Delivery:

In person or live webinar for your organization's group.

Suitable for:

Groups of 3 - 25 participants.

Length:

Two hours, half day, or full day.

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Resilient Leadership

Resilient Leadership is a new way of SEEING, THINKING and LEADING that helps leaders navigate the hidden dynamics of organizations more effectively.

Resilient leaders are able to:

  • Lead with calm, clarity and conviction in the midst of anxiety provoked by increasingly complex and accelerating change
  • Lead from their strengths, knowing how to care for themselves emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually so they can sustain their leadership efforts over time

The Resilient Leadership model helps leaders understand how the “emotional system” of their organization – the unconscious, instinctual aspects of human functioning – often dictates, to a great extent, how the organization functions on the rational level. By learning to understand and recognize the emotional system within the environment, a leader can calm anxiety, clear confusion, and engage employees and teams to achieve peak performance.

This innovative leadership training program offers a fresh, insightful, and innovative understanding of how to lead in a way that is powerfully transformative. The Resilient Leadership Self-Assessment provides immediate feedback and a deeper understanding of the core dimensions of the Resilient Leadership model.

Delivery:

In person or live webinar for your organization's group.

Suitable for:

Groups of 3 - 25 participants.

Length:

Two hours, half day, or full day.

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Servant Leadership

Robert K. Greenleaf introduced “Servant Leadership” in his seminal 1970 essay “The Servant as Leader.” Both a broad leadership philosophy and specific set of leadership skills and practices, servant leadership is based on a service-first – not a leader-first – mentality.

This means servant-leaders focus first and foremost on sharing power, developing people, and meeting the needs of others, rather than initially focusing on gaining power, prestige, and material wealth. It also means servant-leaders see others as partners in a transformational process that develops both leader and followers – with the ultimate goal of creating more servant-leaders, who will repeat the process.

In this highly interactive course, participants will learn how to become servant-leaders themselves – as well as how to create other servant-leaders – through self-reflection, case studies, and group exercises.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the philosophy of servant leadership
  • Recognize the key differences between servant leadership, other types of leadership philosophies, and traditional management
  • Learn the personal traits and behaviors that strengthen servant leadership
  • Implement actions that nurture the growth and development of other servant-leaders
  • Discover effective ways to motivate individuals by creating autonomy, mastery, and purpose in the workplace

Delivery:

In person or live webinar for your organization's group.

Suitable for:

Groups of 3 - 25 participants.

Length:

Two hours, half day, or full day.

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Virtual Leader Effectiveness

Remote work – or virtual work – has been called the biggest driver of transformation in the workplace. If you have taken on the leadership role of a virtual team, you probably agree! How do you lead a team you’ve never met face-to-face? How do you motivate and engage people who are across the globe? Clearly, virtual team leaders need different skills than managers of teams who work in the same location.

In order to realize the many benefits of virtual teams – a nimble, highly productive work environment, great flexibility, lower operational costs, increased diversity, global reach – you need a leader who understands the challenges and solutions unique to virtual teams.

Our VLEP focuses on helping virtual leaders engage in team communication methods that build trust, provides options for addressing conflict and building consensus across time zones and teaches collaboration best practices using technology. And of course – it’s 100% virtual.

This course will cover the foundations for success for virtual leaders and their teams and provide key learning insights such as: understanding the 10 predictors of success when working with and managing virtual teams; how to lead and manage in a dynamic, virtual environment; bBuilding a clear vision and strong team values while leading remotely; and more.

Delivery:

This course is typically offered as multiple virtual sessions over several weeks in webinar format for your organization's group of 8 - 25 participants.

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What’s EQ Got to Do With It? The Intersection of Emotional Intelligence and Authentic Leadership

Emotional Intelligence (also known as EQ for Emotional Quotient) is a powerful tool that can positively impact how you engage and respond to the world around you. Developing your emotional intelligence can help you build resilience, improve relationships, increase productivity, communicate more effectively, and have better outcomes for mental and physical health. The principles behind EQ are so far-reaching because they attempt to help us not only understand human behavior but also recognize our human potential.

Employees that have strong leadership skills, regardless of position, can have a profound effect on organizational goals and outcomes. Cultivating leadership skills can help people collaborate more effectively, adapt to a variety of situations, and build the kind of lasting trust that goes a long way in creating a safe, positive, engaging, and productive work environment.

There is a natural and powerful connection between emotional intelligence and leadership. In this engaging presentation, we discuss the intersection of these two important concepts. Participants in this EQ / leadership training program learn what is possible when they utilize their knowledge of emotional intelligence to enhance their leadership skills and they will see how thoughtful, authentic leadership can improve outcomes not only for your organization but especially for the people that you serve.

Delivery:

In person or live webinar for your organization's group.

Suitable for:

Groups of at least three participants; no maximum size limit.

Length:

Two hours, half day, or full day.

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