What does it mean when an employer says that employees are its most important assets or that employees drive business growth? Gallup Management Journal has annually surveyed a nationally representative sample of employed adults and has continually found that less than one in three employees are actively engaged in their work primarily because most employees are not encouraged to contribute their intelligence and creativity on the job. Compounding the problem, according to Emerge Leadership Group, eight out of ten supervisors underperform as they step into a new leadership role.
Successful organizations understand that collective knowledge building and collaboration within increasingly diverse workplaces are the primary strategic tasks for most firms. To create a climate in which employees contribute their creativity and expertise, leaders at all levels need to maximize social and cultural competencies. Decision-making must be fair and ethical. Trust and commitment must be instilled within the team to avoid conflict and to maximize team contributions. The most engaged professionals are motivated from within and values must be aligned with mission.
The hard work of supervision and leadership at all levels is to nurture an open, safe environment where information is freely shared and expectations for performance are transparent. The measure of the leader’s success is how well they inspire employees to not only to perform their best, but also to perform at the highest level of trust, sharing and cooperation.
Five Online Sessions
Sessions are online, two hours each, from 9 – 11:00am EST and designed for aspiring leaders and professionals with one to five years of experience in business, government, nonprofits. Sessions are interactive and filled with real world assessments, exercises and discussions.
Participants will need website access with video and audio and may need to download a mobile app to participate in state of the art, interactive gaming technology.
Session 1 - Professional and Ethical Presence - Thursday, March 3, 2022
- Values clarification
- Evaluating strengths and weaknesses as a leader
- Developing a narrative and leadership vision
- Respect, confidence, integrity, optimism, passion and empathy
- Aligning leadership with organizational mission
Session 2 – Establishing Social Capital - Thursday, March 10, 2022
- Understanding team dynamics
- Tapping good will to maximize cooperation
- Collaborating, giving and taking feedback
- Influencing the environment
Session 3 - DEI: Not just color, race or sex - Thursday, March 17, 2022
- Creating safe spaces
- Vaulting the “brick wall” of resistance
- Respect and re-connecting common goals
- Leveraging core values to maintain performance and productivity
- Role modeling
Session 4 – Leadership Presence - Thursday, March 24, 2022
- How to rock-the-boat (but not too much)
- Breaking the double-bind
- Mentor-mentee relations
- Empowering employees to make positive changes.
- Leveraging the culture
Session 5 – Conflict Resolution - Thursday, March 31, 2022
- Common causes of conflict
- Honing a style
- Active engagement
- Strategy and execution
- Third-way (bystander) interventions
Brittany S. Hale is the founder and CEO of BND Consulting Group. After graduating from Boston University School of Law, Brittany worked as a Securities Litigation Analyst representing Fortune 500 companies. She distilled her experience in the law to launch a training and consulting practice helping professionals and organizations codify, clarify, and elevate core values for competitive advantage. Brittany is also Vice-Chair of The Gem Project, which provides leadership and educational workshops for students in economically depressed communities, a New Leaders Council Fellow and serves on the Rutgers University Dean’s Cabinet. Meet Brittany.
Tammy G. Molinelli is the founder of Open Window Living and specializes in understanding the work-life development needs of aspiring professionals. Collaborating with her clients, she develops recommendations for training and coaching, aligns people with what they do well and helps them identify their passion to match who they are with what they do and how they do it. An Authentic Visionary, Tammy has spent her career focused on supporting people to maximize their performance in private industry, education and government. She also serves as Executive Director of the Bergen County Workforce Development Board and president of North Jersey Partners, a nonprofit seeking innovative workforce solutions for employers. Meet Tammy.
$990 per person.
Thursday, March 3, 2022: Session 1 - Professional and Ethical Presence -
Thursday, March 10, 2022: Session 2 – Establishing Social Capital
Thursday, March 17, 2022: Session 3 - DEI: Not just color, race or sex
Thursday, March 24, 2022: Session 4 – Leadership Presence
Thursday, March 31, 2022: Session 5 – Conflict Resolution
Limited to 24 participants.
This program is offered in collaboration with the New Jersey Business & Industry Association, sponsor of the Women Business Leaders Forum.