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Workforce Training Solutions
225 S. Main St.
Polsky 489
Akron, OH 44325-4104

Office: 330-972-7577
Fax: 330-972-7598

Fall/Spring Hours
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday - Friday

Summer Hours
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday

Leadership Essentials

Leaders today face enormous challenges with employee motivation, navigating change and building work relationships. Our Leadership Essentials  program instills the basic skills necessary for any supervisor or manager and builds on these essential skills so that in six days, you will be prepared to supervise effectively, help your employees achieve their goals, and contribute to your company's productivity and success. 

This updated Leadership Essentials course is a performance-based, learner-focused program. The program is facilitated by Darla Klein who is the course author and is a certified facilitator for DDI, DiSC® (Inscape Publishing), VisionPoint and other widely used programs. Darla's strength is providing "real-world" business experience and insights in a collaborative environment. She has a background as a business leader, with over 20 years' experience at every level of several international manufacturing and government organizations. She has over ten years' experience across a wide range of business, industry, government, healthcare and service organizations as an independent consultant. 


Day One 
-Shifting Your Perspective
-Communicating for Success

Day Two 
-Building Work Relationships
-Handling Conflict

Day Three
-Embracing/Promoting Change
-Coaching to Bring out the Best in People 

Day Four
-Dealing with Poor Performance
-Leading Yourself: Personal Productivity

Day Five
-Focusing for a Competitive Advantage 
-Building Resilience

Day Six
-Navigating Leadership Challenges
-Turning Awareness into Action

*Interactive session *Self-Assessment, using Everything DiSC ® *Case studies *Planning exercises

Instructor: Darla Klein
Dates: April 6, 8, 15, 20, 27 and 29, 2021
Class meets: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30am - 4:30pm
CEU: 4.2
Cost: $1,199
Location: The University of Akron, Akron Campus

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