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Leadership Courses

Learn how to engage and influence your team to increase productivity and collaboration. Get expert instruction on the most relevant leadership topics.

Our leadership training courses focus on a variety of skills and techniques that will elevate your effectiveness. These courses are valuable to all levels of leaders who want to make a difference.

Explore our current course offerings

Questions? Contact us at 616-233-2589 or ipex@davenport.edu for more information.

At your organization: IPEx professional development programs can be customized and delivered at your workplace, or a location of your choice. To learn more about these programs or to inquire about pricing, please contact ipex@davenport.edu.


Situational Leadership

COST: $895

LENGTH: 2 days, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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A private loan payment option is now available! If you're interested in this option, please call us at 616-233-2589 before registering.

This 2-day course will equip you with the tools to apply the most effective leadership style in any given situation based on the needs of the team member. Learn how to read people, influence (not control), and become the kind of leader that others want to follow.

By using the Situational Leadership techniques, you can achieve greater productivity within your team. On an organizational level, this style of leadership has been proven to help retain your most talented employees by being more responsive to their development needs.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Diagnose the development levels of employees and choose the appropriate leadership style
  • Help others develop competence, motivation, and confidence
  • Effectively shift employee intentions into behaviors and behaviors into accountability
  • Increase the energy, self-reliance, and drive of the employees on your team

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GRAND RAPIDS
DOWNTOWN
February 5 - 6, 2019 REGISTER
DETROIT April 16 - 17, 2019 REGISTER
MIDLAND May 1 - 2, 2019 REGISTER
LANSING May 14 - 15, 2019 REGISTER

This program is eligible for 14 PDCs through SHRM.

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Personal Accountability and the QBQ (Question Behind The Question)

COST: $495

LENGTH: 1 day, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Your success personally and professionally depends on your willingness and ability to ask the right kind of questions. These questions create personal accountability and eliminate procrastination, blame and complaining. QBQ! stands for “Question Behind the Question (QBQ)".

The 1-day Question Behind the Question™ (QBQ™) enables organizations, teams, and employees to improve morale, develop people, and enhance communications. Achieve excellence through personal accountability.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Eliminate stress and recognize the power of choice and our leadership roles
  • Defeat procrastination
  • Adapt to change, the essence of learning, and the cornerstone of leadership
  • Utilize effective communication and the power of serving others
  • Take ownership of your career

Personal Accountability and the QBQ Registration

GRAND RAPIDS
DOWNTOWN
March 6, 2019 REGISTER
DETROIT May 8, 2019  REGISTER
LANSING May 22, 2019 REGISTER

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Strategic Planning and Tactical Action

COST: $495

LENGTH: 1 day, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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A good strategic plan lets employees know what they should be working on and how to prioritize. Through this 1-day workshop, you will gain a stronger understanding of the strategic planning process.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Initiate strategic planning by developing key success factors, benchmarking, and best practices
  • Relate mission, vision, and values within strategy and link the strategic plan to KPIs
  • Use a SWOT analysis to determine goals that leverage strength and account for weakness
  • Assign roles, responsibilities, and accountabilities to drive initiatives forward
  • Utilize cascading goals, tactical action plans, and balance scorecards
  • Communicate strategies to all levels of the organization for universal buy-in

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GRAND RAPIDS
DOWNTOWN
February 19, 2019 REGISTER

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Leading the Next Generation

COST: $195

LENGTH: 4 hours, 8 a.m – 12 p.m.

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In order to be an effective leader in today’s workplace, it is critical to know how to inspire and engage all generations to create higher-functioning teams.

This 4-hour workshop will help you understand how to capitalize on each of the talents and strengths of all employees to build a more collaborative environment.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify generation gap issues
  • Apply organizational strategies to meet the needs of each generation
  • Align cultural values with expectations
  • Leverage the strengths of each generation

Leading the Next Generation Registration

LANSING December 12, 2018 REGISTER
WARREN October 25, 2018 REGISTER

This program is eligible for 4 PDCs through SHRM

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Leading Without Authority

COST: $495

LENGTH: 1 day, 9 a.m – 5 p.m.

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Even if you cannot command compliance, you can get enthusiastic cooperation. Power and influence involve much more than just telling people what to do. Regardless of your position, you have the ability to lead other people in your job.

In this 1-day workshop, you will learn to engage others, manage interactions, and shape outcomes without formal authority. Influence is power. No matter who you are, where you work, or what your professional goals are, achieving more influence in the workplace is critical for success.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Develop a strategy for achieving results through others
  • Establish credibility to increase influence as a leader
  • Use emotional intelligence (EQ) as a tool for managing relationships
  • Use Level 5 Leadership to build a professional network
  • Reference DISC to influence interaction

Leading Without Authority Registration

GRAND RAPIDS February 28, 2019 REGISTER
MIDLAND March 12, 2019 REGISTER
LANSING March 13, 2019 REGISTER
DETROIT March 27, 2019 REGISTER

This program is eligible for 7 PDCs through SHRM

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The Conflict-Savvy Leader

COST: $495

LENGTH: 1 day, 9 a.m – 5 p.m.

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Despite the painful costs of mistrust, 88% of employees report that their supervisors handle conflict poorly. Bridge the gap! Learn a proven, step-by-step process for permanently restoring collaboration between direct reports or other key members of your teams.

This program was developed by Anna Maravelas, president of Thera Rising and author of "How to Reduce Workplace Conflict and Stress." Experts across industries recognize Anna for her ability to transform negative cultures into climates of respect, fiscal responsibility, and pride. The New York Times called her "The best source on workplace irritability and tension." 

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Transform attitudes of “us versus them” into a hardheaded search for solutions
  • React with confidence when individuals pressure you to take sides
  • Achieve lasting resolution despite conflicting accounts of past events
  • Shift the focus from who’s “right” to eliminating specific behaviors that are destroying collaboration
  • Turn blame into a shared responsibility for the future

The Conflict Savvy Leader Registration

GRAND RAPIDS April 23, 2019 REGISTER

This program is eligible for 7 PDCs through SHRM

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