Developing Mindful Leaders


Course Starts on March 28

Developing Mindful Leaders


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Developing Mindful Leaders

Without a doubt, today’s leaders face increasing challenges while managing their teams. Confronted with safety concerns and personal pressures, they need new skills to address unique workplace dynamics – hybrid workers, societal diversity and inclusion influences, increased virtual communications, employee generational gaps, and cultural sensitivities. Leveraging both intellectual and emotional thinking to manage growing pressures helps leaders bring out the best in others and themselves, particularly in the most trying of times.

Who Should Attend?

  • Leaders who want to improve their ability to manage and inspire their teams
  • Individuals who hold leadership positions in their organizations
  • Leaders who face complex workplace dynamics, including hybrid work arrangements, diversity and inclusion, virtual communication, generational differences, and cultural sensitivities
  • Individuals who want to develop both intellectual and emotional thinking skills to manage the pressures of leadership better
  • Leaders who want to enhance their ability to lead with mindfulness and empathy.
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Classes & Dates

Developing Mindful Leaders

This course is on Thursday mornings over nine weeks.
Class
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Thu, Mar 28

What is a Mindful Leader?

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Become a compassionate and adaptable leader worth following

This program is part of our Developing Mindful Leaders series. It will help strengthen your ability to connect to yourself and others, as well as your ability to lead with compassion. Together, we will explore and apply the three qualities of mindful leaders:

  1. Intention to cultivate a habit of awareness
  2. Attention to what is happening in the present (observe thoughts, feelings, and sensations in the moment)
  3. Non-judgmental attitude that is curious and kind

By the end of this skill-building session, you will:

  • Recall key principles and concepts of mindful leadership
  • Recognize the value of mindful leadership in the workplace
  • Explain the relationship between mindfulness and effective leadership
  • Apply mindful leadership techniques in practical scenario
Class
2
Thu, Apr 4

An Introduction to Emotional Intelligence

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Develop your EQ and improve your interpersonal skills

“Emotional Intelligence emerges as a much stronger predictor of who will be most successful, because it is how we handle ourselves in our relationships that determines how well we do once we are in a given job.”, says Daniel Goleman, the pioneer of Emotional Intelligence. This foundation session sets the stage for our four-part skill building sessions on self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management. Effective leaders, managers, supervisors, and employees will benefit from this introductory session. You’ll leverage group discussions, reflective exercises, and more to build a strong foundation for success.

This knowledge-building session gives you the chance to:

  • Define key concepts related to emotional intelligence, including self-awareness, self-regulation, social skills, and relationship management
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of emotional intelligence on workplace and team dynamics
  • Apply emotional intelligence techniques to real-life workplace situations
  • Evaluate your own emotional intelligence competencies, identifying strengths and areas for improvement
Class
3
Thu, Apr 11

Emotional Intelligence Skill Building Part 1: Self-Awareness

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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EI self-awareness is the ability to recognize, understand, and control our emotions and actions

EI experts Bradberry and Greaves say that 83% of top performers score high in self-awareness. What you do or don’t do well with respect to your communication style? Do you know your emotional triggers? Who or what pushes your buttons? We will explore this and more as you objectively reflect on what makes you “tick.” Throughout this interactive skill-building session, you will focus on strengthening your self-awareness in order to manage your behavior and relationships more effectively.

By the end of this skill-building session, you will:

  • Recognize the value of being self-aware of your moods and emotions, as well as their effect on others
  • Identify your emotional triggers and how they typically present themselves in the “moment”
  • Examine characteristics and practices of self-aware top performers and leaders
Class
4
Thu, Apr 25

Emotional Intelligence Skill Building Part 2: Self Management

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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EI self-management is the ability to use your self-awareness to adapt your emotions and behaviors in the moment

EI self-management is the ability to change (or be changed) to fit new circumstances. It is a crucial skill for today’s leaders, and an important competency in emotional intelligence. Self-management is what happens when you act – or choose not to! You use emotional awareness to stay flexible and direct (self-manage) your actions proactively. In this skill building session, we will share seven strategies to positively manage emotions in a healthy and helpful way.

By the end of this skill-building session, you will:

  • Explain the core principles of self-management in emotional intelligence
  • Apply self-management techniques to regulate your emotions and behavior in challenging workplace situations
  • Analyze the impact of self-management on team dynamics and organizational culture
Class
5
Thu, May 2

Emotional Intelligence Skill Building Part 3: Social Awareness

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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EI social awareness manages relationships and builds rapport by finding common ground through behavioral cues and actively listening

According to Emotional Intelligence 2.0, while self-awareness “involves looking inward to learn about yourself and understand yourself, social awareness is looking outward to learn about and appreciate others.” Socially aware people are present and give full attention to others, so they pick up on cues like facial expressions, body language, and tone of voice to help them adapt their own style. Social awareness requires you to be in the moment, quieting mind chatter so you are able to listen and observe. This engaging session will heighten your social awareness through discussion, top tips, and practice.

By the end of this skill-building session, you will:

  • Explain the significance of social awareness in interpersonal relationships and workplace dynamics
  • Identify and interpret non-verbal cues such as facial expressions, body language, and tone of voice, and demonstrate active listening skills
  • Demonstrate improved social awareness skills in workplace interactions by adapting communication style based on observed cues
Class
6
Thu, May 9

Emotional Intelligence Skill Building Part 4: Relationship Management

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Relationship management enables you to connect with others in ways that help them feel heard, understood, and supported, by you being present, self-aware and intentional with words and actions

Managing relationships at work (and home) is a key competency of emotionally intelligent people. It enables you to effectively lead or manage change over time. Relationship management uses your awareness of your own emotions and those of others, to thoughtfully guide interactions. Clear, mindful communications and effective handling of conflict are essential elements of relationship management and foster a trusting bond you consciously build with others over time.

By the end of this skill-building session, you will:

  • Comprehend how the integration of self-awareness, self-management, and social awareness contributes to effective relationship management
  • Analyze the impact of clear, mindful communication and effective conflict resolution in relationship management
  • Evaluate relationship management in diverse and complex workplace scenarios
Class
7
Thu, May 16

An Introduction to Team Leadership

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Build and lead high-performing teams for success

Getting work done in any organization requires leaders to be capable of leading productive, effective teams. In high-performance teams, members’ experience, skills, and talents are combined to solve complex organizational problems, execute more efficiently, make better decisions, enhance creativity, and produce consistently superior results. To lead effectively, you must solve problems quickly, take initiative, and create value for your organization and customers. You can build the next generation of leaders and individual contributors through this engaging and relevant training.

This skill-building session gives you the chance to:

  • Recall the traits and qualities of being a great team leader
  • Understand team members personality styles and how to lead them
  • Redirect team conflict towards constructive rather than destructive results
Class
8
Thu, May 23

Mastering Influence and Persuasion

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Learn how to persuade and influence others while leveraging (and strengthening) trusting relationships

The ability to influence and persuade as a leader helps to build strong, trusting relationships. Persuasion, when applied with integrity and a genuine desire to contribute to someone’s life or to a group positively, is a powerful driver for moving the decision-making process along. When we’ve made the proper investment in relationships, persuasion techniques such as framing, fairness, and timing to show respect for the people who deem us influential can result in successful outcomes. The difference between the two is that influence is part of your identity, your presence, and who you are and connects with emotions. Learn how to leverage both in this enlightening and engaging session.

By the end of this skill-building session, you will:

  • Define key concepts of influence and persuasion
  • Summarize real world examples of effective influence and persuasion strategies
  • Develop a personalized influence and persuasion strategy
  • Evaluate the ethical implications of influence and persuasion in leadership
Class
9
Thu, May 30

Learn the Skills of Effective Coaching and Mentoring

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Developing the next generation of leaders in your organization

The role of any supervisor includes helping their team grow as competent individuals in their current jobs. The organization has provided you with a resource (your people) and expects you to maximize that resource. This includes how we direct, coach, support, delegate, provide feedback, and constructively criticize. This session focuses on providing these skills and applying them based on the employee and the situation. We’ll also introduce the concepts of being a mentor, including how to identify a protégé.

This knowledge-building session gives you the chance to:

  • Explain the difference between coaching and mentoring
  • Understand how to best set up your coachee and mentee for success
  • Demonstrate proficiency in applying a diverse range of coaching and mentoring tools, techniques, and skills in real-world workplace scenarios

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Developing Mindful Leaders


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Price for Course
$3000
Course Name

Developing Mindful Leaders


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Classes Begin

Thursday, Mar 28, 2024

Registration Deadline

Thursday, Mar 28, 2024



If you need help registering or applying for a grant, please contact Kallee McGraw or schedule a call.

Interested in training grant funds to offset the cost?

Learn how you can access this course at no cost through the Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund Program by viewing our Learning & Development Catalog.

FAQs

Developing Mindful Leaders


What is the difference between “Training Just for You” and “Training for Your Company”?
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“Training Just for You” is a training program that any individual from any company can sign up to attend. You’ll join a group of peers from other companies for weekly training sessions. AIM HR Solutions holds these sessions virtually; you can view our calendar of upcoming “Training Just for You” events here. “Training for Your Company” means that we will work with you to deliver training to your company, virtually or onsite. Contact Kelly McInnis if you want to learn more about holding training for your company.

Are these courses available in virtual and in-person formats?
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All of our Training Just For You programs are currently virtual only. If you are interested in AIM HR Solutions offering this program virtually or onsite for your company, contact Kelly McInnis.

Is this course eligible for a grant?
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This course is eligible for the Express Program or the General Grant through the Workforce Training Fund Program. To learn more about this grant and how we can help, you can download our Learning & Development Catalog. If you still have more questions, you can contact Kelly McInnis.

Do you offer in-person training outside of Massachusetts?
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All of our “Training Just for You” programs are held virtually and therefore can be attended by individuals anywhere in the world! Training for your company can also be offered in a virtual format to employees located anywhere. We currently do not offer in-person training outside of Massachusetts. To talk about how we may be able to support you, please contact Kelly McInnis.

Can I register a team of people?
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Yes, and we are here to help! Contact Kallee McGraw at KMcGraw@AIMHRSolutions.com for help registering your team members.

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