MGT421: SANS Leadership and Management Competencies
Leadership is a capability that must be learned and developed to better ensure organizational success. Strong leadership is brought primarily through selfless devotion to the organization and staff, tireless effort in setting the example, and the vision to see and effectively use available resources toward the end goal. However, leaders and followers also influence each other toward the goal; it is a two-way street where all parties perform their function to reach a common objective.
Effective leadership entails the ability to persuade team members to accomplish their objectives while removing obstacles and resistance and also maintain the well-being of the team in support of the organization's mission. Grooming effective leaders is critical to all types of organizations, as the most effective teams are cohesive units that work together toward common goals with camaraderie and a can-do spirit!
Our focus in Management 421 is purely leadership-centric; we are not security-centric or technology-centric with this training opportunity. We discuss leadership skills that apply to commercial business, non-profit, not-for-profit, or other organizations. This course is designed to develop existing and new supervisors and managers who aspire to go beyond being the boss. It will help you build leadership skills to enhance the organization's climate and team-building skills to support the organization's mission, its growth in productivity, workplace attitude/satisfaction, and staff and customer relationships.
You will learn vital, up-to-date knowledge and skills required to shift team paradigms to create a more positive and cooperative atmosphere in the workplace. Essential leadership topics covered in this management course include: leadership development, coaching and training, employee involvement, conflict resolution, change management, vision development, motivation, communication skills, self-direction, brainstorming techniques, benefits, and the ten core leadership competencies. In a nutshell, this course covers critical processes that should be employed to develop the skills and techniques to select, train, equip, and develop a team into a single cohesive unit with defined roles that operate together in harmony toward team-objective accomplishment.
There are three goals for this course:
- Establish a minimum standard for knowledge, skills, and abilities required to develop leadership
- Understand and leverage the motivational requirements of employees
- Establish a baseline understanding of the skills necessary to migrate from being a manager to being a leader
- Leadership Building Blocks
- Coaching & Training
- Change Management
- Team Development
- Developing the Vision
- Leadership Development
- Building Competencies
- Importance of Communication
- Relationship Building
- Teamwork concepts
- Leader Qualities
- Leadership Benefits
NOTE: This course was created to offer a series of labs and in-class discussions. Please come to class ready to participate fully. We recommend a laptop so that the work you do in class can be used in your job and career, but some people prefer pencil and paper, and that is fine too. The important thing is that you participate.
Pencil and paper will suffice for the actual labs, but some people prefer a laptop with a word processor.
If you have additional questions about the laptop specifications, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Who Should Attend|
This course is designed and taught for existing, recently appointed, and aspiring managers and supervisors who desire to enhance their leadership skills to develop their staff into a more productive and cohesive team.
*CPE/CMU credits not offered for the SelfStudy delivery method