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The MCH Leadership Skills Development Series consists of a series of modules that build on one another.  We provide a suggested sequence of modules, and of activities within each module, but you can use them in any order.  You may use the modules in their entirety or select specific components.

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Module 1   |    Module 2   |    Module 3   |    Module 4   |    Module 5   |    Module 6

Module 1: Tapping Into Your Leadership Potential
Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will identify characteristics they consider important to leadership.
  • Participants will identify their own leadership qualities and those they would like to further develop.
  • Participants will understand the difference between management and leadership in the context of organizational development.
  • Participants will be able to apply their concepts of leadership to a case study scenario.

Module 2: Creating Clarity and Shared Vision
Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will appreciate how self-limiting models weaken creativity and thinking processes.
  • Participants will understand the importance of shared vision.
  • Participants will be able to discriminate between a good shared vision and a poor one.
  • Participants will know the steps in nurturing a good shared vision.

Module 3: Building and Supporting Teams
Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will appreciate the different functional (as opposed to professional) roles teams members play.
  • Participants will draw from their and their colleagues’ experiences to identify effective and ineffective team dynamics.
  • Participants will understand the role of leadership in fostering an organizational climate that empowers and inspires people.

Module 4: Managing Conflict Effectively
Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will examine their personal views of, and reactions to, conflict.
  • Participants will examine the effects of their emotions on their effectiveness at work.
  • Participants will enhance their communication and negotiation skills to more productively deal with conflict.
  • Participants will learn and apply new strategies for analyzing and responding to conflict.

Module 5: Organizational Change
Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will understand the roles of behavior and emotion in resistance to organizational change.
  • Participants will be able to assess and influence an organization’s readiness for change.
  • Participants will understand the critical steps in creating and maintaining a successful change effort.
  • Participants will examine strategies both for leading change and for responding to change in their own organizations.

Module 6: Developing People

1. Developing People: Overview and Introduction
2. Organizational Environments that Support Developing People
3. Motivating Employees for Improved Performance
4. Developing People: Does One Size Fit All?
5. Mentoring and Coaching
6. Succession Planning as an Ongoing Activities

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