Develop your leadership skills and support business continuity

As virtual interactions become a primary way of connecting with each other, getting work done, and achieving business continuity, it’s critical that leaders have the skills and knowledge to lead effectively.

GP Strategies has several solutions for you to grow as a leader and reinforce your confidence to lead in any situation—all available from your virtual work environment.

Digital Leadership Journey

Leadership Essentials

Leadership Essentials is a modern, digitally enabled leadership development experience over 8 weeks. Accessible through any device, any time, and anywhere, this innovative approach provides a scalable solution to learning and development for managers and leaders.

Learners develop essential leadership skills as they progress through the program and are supported by a leadership expert who acts as a trusted guide and coach. While each leader progresses at a time and pace that works for them, they are also connected with a community of learners who share and support one another.

Virtual Leadership Training

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Whether you are a leader or an individual contributor, GP Strategies has several solutions for you to develop your skills and improve your overall performance, all available from your virtual work environment.

Leading Virtually – Two Dates
Leaders will learn strategies to lead and work virtually and best practices for ensuring that their team members remain engaged and productive.

Tuesday, October 20 | 1:00pm – 3:00pm ET
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Wednesday, December 9 | 9:00am – 11:00am ET
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Taking Control of Your Engagement
Learn what engagement is and what influences it and identify actions you can take to increase your satisfaction and contribution at work.

Monday, November 2 | 11:00AM – 1:00PM ET
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Everyday Coaching Conversations
Coaching is an important tool to connect with employees and provide encouragement and motivation particularly during times of uncertainty.

Wednesday, November 4 | 11:00AM – 1:30PM ET
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Unconscious Bias
Build critical self-awareness by uncovering potential bias blind spots, introducing a language to discuss inclusion, and providing practical, easy-to-apply tools that con¬tribute to an inclusive culture.

Thursday, November 5 | 9:00AM – 12:00PM ET
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Growth Mindsets
Build awareness of grown mindset, gain practical insights into growth mindset, and learn how to shift the way of thinking to take on a new perspective.

Monday, November 9 | 1:00 – 3:00PM ET
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Addressing Microaggressions & Micro-inequities
Learners develop the ability to address microaggressions and micro-inequities and learn how these experiences affect individuals personally and professionally.

Wednesday, November 18 | 11AM – 2PM ET
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Inclusion & Belonging
Learners will spend time understanding the terms and identifying the value of inclusion for themselves, their team, and the organization.

Tuesday, December 15 | 1 – 4pm ET
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Leading People+ and Leading Technical People+ >>

Leading People+ and Leading Technical People+ (customized for a technical workforce) equip frontline managers with the skills and strategies needed to engage and unleash the knowledge, expertise, independence, and performance of their direct reports. It begins with the Foundations of Leadership core module, and additional content modules can be run independently or in conjunction with each other to create a more sustained learning experience.

Core Module

Foundations of Leadership – Understand engagement, build trust, and employ critical skills to maximize leadership and communication effectiveness.
Course Duration: 4 hours

Content Modules

Setting Goals – Increase contribution by setting and supporting Smart, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound (SMART) goals.

Delegating Responsibility – Increase contribution and satisfaction without micromanaging.

Giving Feedback – Leverage high performance and correct performance issues with clear, meaningful feedback.

Inspiring Innovation – Unleash creativity and organizational potential through everyday innovation.

Managing Change – Maintain engagement during times of change.

Influencing Others – Create buy-in and advance ideas by building strong relationships and influencing strategically.

Handling Resistance – Push initiatives forward and maintain relationships by handling resistance effectively.

Leading Teams – Set employees up for success by leveraging the fundamentals of high-performing teams.

Leading Virtually – Communicate effectively across a range of communication media to a diverse, global audience.

Course Duration: 2 hours per module

Coaching >>

Coaching has always been an important tool during uncertainty, providing leaders the space to explore difficult challenges in a confidential and supportive setting. This timely virtual session can equip leaders with the skills and strategies needed to navigate through tough times and create a culture in which productivity, innovation, and progress can still be achieved.

Course Duration: Varies based on need

The Engagement Equation >>

The Engagement Equation teaches learners the fundamentals of engagement, conversation planning, and essential leadership actions to fuel engagement. Leaders will explore individual team members’ engagement drivers and coach team members to higher levels of engagement that can be sustained over time.

Course Duration: 5 hours (two 2.5 hour modules)

Career Conversations >>

Career Conversations is focused on equipping managers with the skills and techniques needed to engage in productive career conversations with their employees. It provides managers strategies to explore what employees want and need from their managers to be successful and how managers can support their employees’ career development.

Course Duration: 2.5 hours

Distinctive Leadership >>

Over the course of a three-stage experience, leaders will learn the skills, knowledge, and behaviors needed to have deep self-awareness, empathy, and communication to understand the needs of others, build and sustain high performing teams, and “lead big” by maintaining an enterprise mindset.

Course Duration: 12 hours (four 3-hour modules)

Working virtually doesn’t mean you can’t lead effectively, even in times of disruption. Face today’s challenges—and any new ones that come along—with confidence. Contact us to learn which virtual leadership programs can best support you and your organization today!

Additional Resources

A Message From Our Chief Learning & Innovation Officer, Matt Donovan
Leading Business Through Crisis
Eight Insights for Leaders if COVID-19 Requires Your Team to Work Remotely
Lessons From the Front Line on Crisis-Response
Virtual Coaching: Supporting Leaders Through Disruption
Communication & Leadership During Times of Crisis
Five Considerations for Managing Personal Engagement Now

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