Billingsly Group/PSS Mid-Level Management Training Program – Cohort Enrollment



PSS Leadership Development
Program Syllabus

PSS Leadership Program – PSS will conduct a leadership program for mid-level management based on a cohort size of up to 12 leaders. Each cohort will attend 6 leadership sessions lasting 2 hours each on alternating months lasting 12 months. A key part of the learning experience is each participant will be given a leadership assessment to aide in the learning journey.

The sessions will be on the following topics:

Session 1: Building Self Awareness (2-hour session) – In this session learners will review their leadership assessment as well as learn to profile behavioral styles of others. In addition, other key self-awareness concepts will be covered: Self-awareness and the frequency of reflecting on strengths and weaknesses, Self-management tactics, and managing stress with coping tactics.

Post Session Read: Leadership and Self Deception by the Arbinger Institute

Session 2: Managing Self-Regulation (2-hour session) – In this session learners will review the key parts of the book assignment to reinforce self-awareness and self-regulation concepts. In addition, they will cover self-control, trust, conscientiousness, and adaptability.

Post Session Read: N/A

Sessions 3: Time Management/Prioritization (2-hour session) – In this session learners will time management, prioritization, and different tools to improve in this area. There are 2 specific exercises to help improve prioritization.

Post Session Read: Getting Things Done – David Allen

Session 4: Relationship Management (2-hour session) – In this session learners will review previous book assignment to reinforce concepts in motivation. In addition, learners cover tactics to leverage empathy to be more effective in the workplace. Learners also review different tactics to manage conflict more effectively.

Post Session Read: Good to Great by Jim Collins

Session 5: Performance Management (2-hour session) – In this session learners will review the book assignment to reinforce performance management concepts associated with a Level 5 leaders and great organizations. Learners also cover the 4 parts of performance management: planning, monitoring, development, ratings, and rewards.

Post Session Read: Drive by Daniel Pink

Session 6: Motivation and Accountability (2-hour session) – In this session learners will review the book assignment to reinforce time management and prioritization concepts. In addition, learners cover different types of motivation, managing vs coaching, goal setting and accountability. A holistic process to coaching and accountability is shared and worked on with learners.

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