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Full-Day: Leadership Development Program (DDI Course)

You know that “one size fits all” doesn’t apply when it comes to leadership development.

With the availability of options like virtual classroom and access to microcourses, will face-to-face training go away? Based on what we’re learning from our manufacturing community, the answer is “No.” Research also shows that leaders still find formal training to be one of the most effective development methods, second only to in-role assignments, which is why we are pleased to offer a Leadership Development program comprised of the two DDI course tracks below for the low rate of $250 p/person (this class is typically offered at $390 p/person). By registering on this page, you are signing up for the full-day. If you decide to select just one track, simply click on the course title below and you will be directed to a separate registration page. Neither track requires a prerequisite, but both complement one another. 

Track One - Your Leadership Journey (8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)

Making the transition from individual contributor to leader is both exciting and challenging. Unfortunately, we often promote individuals based on their hard work, and they struggle because being a leader is a career change, not just a slight shift in the work they do. This half-day course arms a new or prospective leader with the knowledge and skills they need to confront the challenges they face early in their leader career. Certificates of Completion are provided at the end of the course.

Helps leaders:

  • Reduce the stress associated with the shift to leading others.
  • Act with authenticity to build trust.
  • Bring out the best in others to enhance engagement and capacity.
  • Look for and accept feedback with grace.

Track Two - Communicating for Leadership Success (1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.)

Organizations need leaders who can do more and be more in order to succeed in today's complex environment. They need front-line leaders with strong interpersonal skills who can get things done by mobilizing and engaging others. Join us for this course, which serves as the foundation course for most Interaction Management® sessions that help leaders communicate effectively so they can spark action in others. Certificates of Completion are provided at the end of the course.

Helps leaders:

  • Achieve results through others by building strong interpersonal relationships.
  • Plan for successful interactions with team members─in person and virtually.
  • Provide meaningful, supportive feedback that motivates team members and helps individuals improve their performance.
  • Impact business outcomes by consistently meeting the personal and practical needs of others.

Instructor: April Schmidt

DDI instructor April Schmidt is our expert in personnel guidance & strategic development. Characterized as a “committed change agent”, April is passionate about helping organizations of all types develop high-performing leaders within. Leveraging a background in Medical Social Work and Management & Organizational Behavior with expertise in facilitating clinical and operational improvement initiatives, she is credited with developing cohesive teams and leading them successfully through high-profile projects that enhanced operations and positioned businesses for greater success going forward. April is a DDI certified instructor, a senior member of ASQ and member of NAHQ. April helps manufacturers develop their in-house talent by working directly with those in leadership positions or those aspiring to be leaders. 

Thanks to your partners:

Are you enrolled in our NEW Voyager Passport Program? Be sure to use your promo code to receive the discounted rate on this training as well as attend limitless webinars and Lunch N Learn events at NO COST. Learn more about how to sign up for the program.

Click on the image below to download the full FY20 Workshop Schedule!

Event Properties

Event Date 02-05-2020 8:30 am
Event End Date 02-05-2020 5:30 pm
Registration Start Date 10-03-2019 7:00 am
Cut off date 02-04-2020 5:00 pm
Individual Price $250 (materials included)
Location IWerx/North Kansas City