Madison College Leadership Development Series
Together with Madison College, a short and impactful Leadership Development Series has been created, highlighting the latest skills and behaviors associated with some of the most common leadership practices and competencies.
The Sun Prairie Chamber of Commerce and the DeForest Windsor Area Chamber have partnered with Madison College to develop an exceptional educational opportunity for community members to sharpen leadership skills and network with members within two Chambers. Together with Madison College, a short and impactful Leadership Development Series has been created, highlighting the latest skills and behaviors associated with some of the most common leadership practices and competencies. Courses are open to the public.
The classes will be presented in a hybrid learning format, participants will have access to select foundational leadership material delivered in a virtual online learning module. Following the completion of this asynchronous resource, members will then be invited to share in a facilitated on-line LIVE coaching session with their peers, led by the leadership development instructional team from Madison College. The free-flowing roundtable narrative will leverage the material from the online module, and incorporate the working knowledge, experiences, and insight of the participants. We’ll dive deeper into the most effective actions and thought processes of great leadership; how to handle conflicts within the workplace; managing diverse generations and cultural nuances; and emulate effective communication strategies and practices, all thru interactive sharing and scenario-based situational leadership coaching.
Attendees are encouraged to bring thoughts, questions and experiences into the conversation as we address common themes in leadership and what works (or not) across a variety of industries and organizations. Interaction and contribution is key, as you get out of it what you put into it.
Community members may sign up for one, two or all five modules, whatever works into your schedule. Topics will be made available every few weeks, starting with the release of the online learning module. Links to the online modules and roundtable narratives will be sent to paid participants a few days before each scheduled release date.
Course descriptions include:
• Essentials of Leadership – Explore the evolution of leadership and refine your
baseline understanding of approaches to leadership and leading people,
processes, and organizations. Explore the qualities and competencies of
effective leaders and examine the difference between management and
leadership. Examine the concept of trust and articulate your values as they
shape your approach to leadership.
• Managing Diversity & Generations – Take a deeper look into managing within
a diverse workforce and examine your own personal perceptions of those around
you. Learn more about your role in fostering diversity and inclusion and develop
an appreciation for the multiple generations occupying our workforce.
• Organizational Culture – Talk to the definition of culture and what it looks like
within your organization. Develop a clearer line of sight between your leadership
abilities and the mission, vision and objectives of your workplace. Take time to
explore the key elements of culture and leadership to organizational success,
and the nuances present within.
• Effective Communication – While communication is often assumed to be sent
and received appropriately; as a leader, to effectively and efficiently
communicate, it requires some discipline. We’ll examine communication as a
process and summarize various styles and approaches to framing messages in
an effort to obtain buy-in and understanding. Identify barriers and challenges,
perfect listening skills, and use communication to your advantage.
• Managing Conflict & Difficult People – Explore creative ways to navigate your
way thru conflict and difficult conversations. Using assertiveness, identify difficult
personality types and use effective strategies to leverage your own natural
conflict-handling tendencies. Examine several conflict modes and evaluate your
aptitude toward finding solutions to challenges within the workplace