Professional and Continuing Education

Leadership&Management Excellence

In today's fast-paced business environment, leaders need to have a broad vision and a vast knowledge of the trends and developments shaping their organization.  While some people seem to have a natural talent for leading, most people acquire the skill of leadership. Consequently, there is a need for leadership education.  In fact, one of the most important education benefits of our program is that individuals can be empowered to lead from any position within an organization. We teach practical "how-to" leadership and management skills that increase performance, motivation, and overall effectiveness.  The strategies are proven to work in a “real world” environment.

Our staff is available to help identify individuals within your organization that possess leadership talents and abilities.  By focusing on fundamental skills and challenges, the first time or seasoned manager/supervisor can learn the basic skills needed to lead effectively.

Through leadership and management education, our programs focus on expanding individual capability by developing the essential leadership and managerial competencies required to be successful at higher levels in the organization. We offer education and training in areas such as:

• Team building • Project management • Problem solving strategies
• Strategic planning • Change management • Coaching for performance
• Decision making • Effective communication • Building trust
• Goal setting • Art of delegating • Ethics and integrity


At the program’s completion, the successful participant will be able to:

• Build relationships by establishing trust and communication

• Help others achieve their maximum potential

• Generate positive long-term results

• Foster a sense of community and partnership

• Apply effective negotiation and decision-making skills

• Demonstrate the guiding principles for ethical leadership behavior

• Facilitate change while maintaining performance and productivity

• Create alignment in both organizational and personal goals

• Take ownership, accountability, and set goals to achieve maximum performance

• Enhance business acumen

• Identify opportunities to increase efficiency, simplicity and revenue

• Build influence across functional areas



Delivery Methods

Our instructional approach can be in-class, online, or a blended approach.  The participants will work individually and in groups in a learning environment that capitalizes on adult learning principles.

Each of the delivery methods can be supported by:

• Outside readings • Case studies • Presentations
• In-class sessions • Webinars • E-learning
• Discussions forums • Projects • Business simulations


Services

The University’s role can include, but is not limited to, the following functions:

• Content development • Program assessment
• Program management • Coaching
• Content delivery • Mentoring

Who Should Attend

• Mid-level managers that seek a stronger foundation in business leadership

• Rising supervisors that need a broader level of leadership and management skills

• High potential individual contributors that can move up to management and leadership roles within the organization.

• Technical professionals making a transition into management positions


For More Information

At your convenience, our training staff is available to discuss how our Excellence in Leadership & Management programs can be customized for your organization. We will design and deliver a program that meets your specific needs.

Contact:

Maryanne Macdonald

mhmcdnld@memphis.edu

901-678-3305

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