This 16-hour course is designed for managers who run meetings and/or lead task groups. This curriculum is divided into seven modules:
- Introduction and course overview;
- What is facilitation;
- Know yourself and your group;
- Getting started;
- Getting work done (task tools);
- Handling challenges;
- And completing work.
Lesson plans, Participant's Manual, and overheads are included.
This 16-hour course explores the skills needed in leading group participants to achieve specific learning goals. The following modules are contained in this curriculum:
- Introduction and course overview;
- How we process learning;
- Predicting and accommodating learner behavior;
- Setting the climate;
- Utilizing facilitation strategies for learning;
- Dealing with conflicts in groups;
- And presentations.
Also included are copies of overheads used.
Every leader must be a change agent to survive and thrive. Great leadership goes beyond transforming yourself and others; it also involves changing your organization. Driving meaningful change in your department or correctional institution does not happen overnight.
It requires a strong leader who acts as an agent of change with the desire to collaborate and the heart to identify and implement sustainable solutions for organizational improvement. In this webinar, you will explore how you push past the paradigm that says, “That’s the way we’ve always done it.” To change behavior, you must be a leader who can affect change in people’s behavior. Tools and techniques for effectively leading change will be introduced, and you will be challenged to identify one or more initiatives that you can undertake to move your organization to the next level.
- Shifting from transactional to transformational leadership is the key to taking your department, institution, or agency to the next level.
- Change agents have the ability to manage crisis and readily adapt to shifting conditions in the workplace.
- Sustainable change involves looking at the entire system and not just the individual parts.
This webinar was originally broadcast on September 14th, 2021 10am PT / 11am MT /12pm CT / 1pm ET for one hour.
Dr. Rowlanda Cawthon, Dean and Associate Professor, Northwest University
Dr. Janice Doucet Thompson, Founder and Managing Principal, JD Thompson & Associates, LLC, Adjunct Faculty at the University of San Diego and the University of California, Davis
Dr. Cawthon served the Washington State Department of Corrections for over 11 years before transitioning to higher education. Her corrections experience includes serving as a classification counselor, community corrections officer, communications consultant, and correctional unit supervisor. Rowlanda is a passionate and innovative leader who capitalized on her leadership experience in corrections and doctoral education to drive change in her workplace. In her role as dean, she is leading a Ready to Work initiative that promises to unleash the leadership potential of undergraduate and graduate students in the workplace.
Dr. Thompson has achieved results for people and organizations for more than 30 years. A highly experienced and skilled executive leadership coach, Janice leads her Sacramento-based organizational development consultancy with a focus on leadership coaching, succession planning and talent management, change management and leadership development.
Janice is certified as a Marshall Goldsmith stakeholder-centered coach, a fellow at the Institute of Coaching, McClean (Affiliate of Harvard Medical School), and channel partner with the Ken Blanchard Companies.
Rowlanda and Janice earned their doctoral degrees together, co-instructed an international consulting experience for MBA students in Prague, Czech Republic, and are equally committed to developing transformational leaders in all professional sectors.
Strategies for developing, implementing, managing, and evaluating work teams within a work unit or agencywide are covered during this 36-hour program. Sections contained in this manual are: why teams?; dimensions of teamwork; teams and the organizational meeting; stages of team development; managing team conflict; and Team Playbook -- playing for performance (a workbook for this course).
The need for facilitators and staff to support collaborative teams is explained. Topics discussed include: the importance of attending to team process functions; the skills and characteristics of effective facilitators; the role and responsibilities of staff providing support to the team; and identifying facilitation and staff support.
The landscape of the work environment has been irreversibly changed. Stepping into a leadership role continues to be a great privilege, but today it also comes with the even greater responsibility of creating a workplace culture that values all individuals. We designed this presentation to help you build on the fundamentals that will allow you to L.E.A.D. the charge in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I). Allow us to provide you four foundational actions that will distinguish you as a forward-thinking influencer who can communicate and demonstrate DE&I practices. This webinar gives you the tools to confidently move your team in the right direction to achieve exceptional performance in the corrections workplace.
This one-hour webinar:
1. Explores ways to dive deep into your “why” as an influencer on the correctional organization’s culture and workforce performance through purposeful interactions with clients, community partners, and stakeholders.
2. Provides insights on how to utilize emotional intelligence principles to better understand colleagues, team members, and the correctional organization’s clients/stakeholders.
3. Participates in interactive skill-building exercises to put that “why” into action to achieve personal and professional goals.
Originally broadcast on April 20 , 2021.
This is part three in a four part series.
Pathway to L.E.A.D. a DE&I Culture
Listen: Gain a perspective or understating of the issues and opportunities people are facing
Engage: Develop and implement strategies to drive change that is relevant and meaningful
Assess: Sources of inclusion at the Organization, Leadership, and Individual level
Direct and facilitate change: Based on your assessments, implement interventions and solutions to address opportunities to build and develop an inclusive culture
Alfranda Durr, CEO ALD & Associates LLC
Kari Heistad, CEO Cultural Coach International
Alfranda (Al) and Kari are Diversity and Inclusion Practitioners with 40 plus years of combined experience conducting in-person and virtual training on a wide range of Human Resources, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion topics. Al and Kari have partnered on a popular diversity webinar series covering a wide range of diversity topics. Combined, Al and Kari bring varied perspectives to their presentations.