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I was thrilled with this program – so much is immediately applicable to my team. I think it’s a better workshop than [many of] our internal offerings at Kaiser Permanente and I am going to recommend to other colleagues! 

Thank you!
Katie Wilson, RD, MHSA | Manager - Telemedicine and Mobility Solutions - Technology Integration | MAPMG

Emerging Leaders Workshop

Being promoted to a higher level of responsibility means you must move beyond technical expertise and rely on and utilize management and leadership skills. In this 2-day experience with our senior faculty, Dr. Natalie Houghtby-HaddonIna Gjikondi and Alex Suchman, you will have a chance to observe and reflect on your personal leadership experience, values and your contribution as a leader and supervisor. You will also be introduced to the 4-stages of the contribution model and get clarity on where you are putting your energy and efforts as a leader and member of your team. In addition, you will have the opportunity to identify some developmental goals and strategies to enhance your competencies as a leader through coaching skills. 

The most recent Gallup Survey on the State of the American Workplace notes that Managers Must Become Coaches. In the Emerging Leaders Workshop, you will be introduced to a coaching model and skills that will support you as a leader and manager towards your growth and effectiveness. 

Furthermore, you will be introduced to a system thinking approach to managing and leading organizations as well as creating and sustaining a culture of ethical decision making.

This process will be enhanced by the Leadership Practices Inventory, a self-assessment that offers you the opportunity to get a broader perspective on your leadership and the frequently observed behaviors. 

The class is composed of two modules: 

Module 1: Foundational Leadership Skills

  • Stages of leadership contribution: Shifting to Stage 3 Mindset (Contributing through others)
  • Conscious Leadership: Cultivating Resilience through coaching skills            

Module 2:  Organizational and Ethical Leadership

  • Connecting the dots: A systems thinking approach to leading and managing organizations
  • Creating and sustaining an ethical decision making culture

This course is best suited for you if you are a new manager or plan to move into management within the next year.  It is also aligned with the Ten (10) competencies included in the The Supervisory Qualification Guide, which reflect those considered as most important for successful performance of federal supervisory work.

Learning Objectives:

  • Get clarity on where you are as a leader and how you are a contribution in your organization right now 
  • Identify the frequency of personal leadership behaviors--as measured by the Leadership Practice Inventory
  • Identify key leadership competencies and individual development activities that chart growth within the organization and beyond
  • Practice key management and supervisory skills, including coaching and resilience skills
  • Learning an integrated framework on how to manage and lead organizations through a systems thinking approach.
  • Cultivate a new rationale for building and sustaining a culture of ethical decision-making.

Target Audience: New and mid-level managers and team leaders in public, private & non-profit sectors

Spring 2020: March 24-25

Classroom Format:  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Venue:  GWU Alexandria Graduate Center, 413 John Carlyle Street, Suite 250 Alexandria, VA 22314 (5 min walk from Blue/Yellow Line and 15 min drive from the Reagan National Airport)

Cost: $1,950

Britt Nwadiashi
Program Manager
Phone: 703-402-6649