Adaptive Leadership Perspectives “Training”

Flexible, modular sessions aligned the Adaptive Leadership Perspectives level-specific competencies deliver core training for both critical interpersonal and operational skills for key leadership levels/roles.

The Adaptive Leadership Perspectives (ALP) Framework and associated competencies drive two types of “off-the-shelf” leadership offerings – one- and two-day versions of courses. The one-day versions focus on providing an overview of key concepts and best practices and an opportunity for analysis and planning for skill building; the two-day versions of courses provide additional skills application exercises – often in teams; the longer, configurable courses focus on more detailed presentation of best practices and extensive skill practice exercises. The two-day versions of course can be delivered on consecutive days or on separate days with an interim period to practice skills. All courses include the following materials:

  • A pre-session assignment that require reading about key concepts and best practices and structured questions or exercises that prepare participants for in-class discussion;
  • A participant’s guide that includes all materials presented in class and provides templates for taking notes and recording exercise outputs (note that a comparable trainer’s guide with trainer notes is offered as part of a train-the-trainer approach for transfer of training capabilities); and
  • A toolkit that captures relevant concepts and best practices and provides tools and templates for continuing practice and reference to reinforce key concepts and skills.

Our Off-the Shelf Leadership Courses:

Level-Specific Manager Training: Each of three level-specific courses are delivered in one- or two-day versions. Based on level-specific role requirements and organization contributions, these competency-based courses can include a level-specific competency assessment and deliver the modules aligned with level-specific competency requirements. Coaching and follow-up sessions can be added for each course offering to reinforce skills and solve typical problems related to course topics. The modules for each of the courses are outlined in the below.

 Level-Specific Course Training Topics
Course 1 – First-Level Manager Course:
Contributing through the Team
  • Goal Setting
  • Process Excellence
  • Customer Service
  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills
  • Team Building
  • Coaching and Development Planning
Course 2- Mid-Level Manager
Course: Contributing through
  • Goal Management
  • Optimizing Capabilities
  • Strategic Influence
  • Collaboration and Networking Skills
  • Situational Coaching
Course 3 – Executive Leadership Course:
Contributing through

Organizational Excellence
  • Visioning and Alignment
  • Developing and Executing Strategy
  • Change Management
  • Alliances and Partnerships
  • Talent Management I – Organization Structuring
  • Talent Management II – Optimizing Talent

Advanced Situational Leadership Training: Adaptive Leadership Perspectives at Work: This course is delivered in a one-day version and applies the results of a competency assessment based on the ALP Framework to teach participants how to adapt their own leadership style and stance to people and various organizational contexts. This course offers the following modules:

  • Overview of the Adaptive Leadership Framework and the 3 Perspectives;
  • Review and Analysis of ALP Assessment: Determining Personal Leadership Strengths and Needs;
  • Interpersonal Fit Case Exercise: Developing Strategies for Adapting Leadership Style to Individuals;
  • Organizational Issues and Challenges Exercise: Adapting Leadership to Situational Demands;
  • Creating Leadership Capabilities and Culture in Your Organization; and
  • Creating a Personal Leadership Development Plan.

Overview of Executive Development Workshop

An integrated leadership program should be provided that offers a unique learning and development experience for executive audiences. This program should be focused on a limited number of themes relevant for driving organizational performance, such as:

  • Strategic Business Analysis and Planning, focusing on key areas such as: strategy development; strategic alignment, key success factors; key competitive capabilities;
  • Alignment and Operational Excellence, focusing on areas such as: key operational drivers of organization performance; strategic goal setting; goal alignment and cascading;
  • Operational Execution, focusing on areas such as: systems thinking; critical thinking and decision making.