National Seminars Group & Padgett Thompson
a division of Rockhurst University Continuing Education Center
Course Description

Creative Leadership Skills For Managers & Supervisors

A totally “out-of-the-cube” experience

Program Description   Who Should Attend

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What You’ll Learn  

Program Description

Jump-start your career and power up your leadership skills with a state-of-the-art management event unlike any other workshop you’ve been to before.

We call this highly innovative (and majorly fun) leadership event a “crash course” because it offers you total immersion in a revolutionary way of thinking about leadership and management — and innovative approaches proven to motivate TODAY’s employees to increased productivity and improved performance.

You won’t be required to don helmets and seatbelts, but our “crash course” is guaranteed to be one wild ride of a leadership training experience!

You can expect …

  • Innovative motivators proven to increase employee productivity
  • Creative discipline solutions to common problems like tardiness, missed deadlines, absenteeism and employee squabbles
  • Team-building games for developing a rock-solid team
  • How to’s for assessing your creative leadership style for its strengths … and weaknesses
  • Morale boosters that’ll make your workplace more fun
  • A rollicking day of training unlike anything you’ve ever attended!

Think of this course as a seminar, and you’ve got it all wrong. This is a learning adventure filled with fun exercises, lively discussions and activities that’ll get your creative sparks flying!

But don’t miss the point with all this talk of fun, fun, fun! This event is seriously focused on helping you BECOME A MORE EFFECTIVE LEADER AND GET BETTER RESULTS.

Fact is, today’s employees want MORE from their jobs than just a paycheck. They want meaningful work. A positive work environment. Sincere appreciation for a job well done. Rewards for outstanding performance. Open communication. To feel valued by management. And, they want inspiring leadership – from YOU.

Whoa, that’s a tall order, Fearless Leader! Which is why you simply cannot afford to miss the Creative Leadership Crash Course. Its innovative principles will transform you into the kind of leader who gets incredible results through employees. Imagine how productive and energized your workplace will be when your people are eager to come to work every day!

So take the plunge and get your tail out of the spin. Enroll right now and join us for the most fun you’ll ever have learning serious leadership skills!

What You’ll Learn

Attend this leadership crash course — and you won’t crash-and-burn in leadership! Here’s what you can expect …

  • Employees who are more productive and more focused
  • Morale at an all-time high, as employees respond to the positive work environment you’re establishing
  • Laughter in the hallways — and it won’t be the paranoid,
    nervous kind.
  • Team goals achieved
  • Employees who are creative problem-solvers, freeing you to do more than “put out fires”
  • Reduced sniping and griping
  • Improved performances as your positive feedback pays off
  • Better customer relations: Happy employees treat
    customers better
  • Mutual trust and respect (Translation: They’ll stay out of your parking spot)
  • They’ll “get it” the first time
  • Creative ideas for better work processes
  • Far fewer behavior problems to deal with
  • Less stress and more fun at work
  • “Manager of the Year” nomination
  • People fighting to get into your unit/team/department – not out of it
  • Meetings that don’t feature snoring
  • Empowered employees who show initiative and
    work independently
  • Employees who get along without gritting their teeth
  • Admiration from employees and colleagues alike, who’ll think you’re a truly cool leader
  • Cooler gifts on Boss’s Day

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Who Should Attend

  • New team leaders who want to get an edge up by learning important skills that translate into real results
  • Established team leaders who want solid direction and creative ideas for addressing and overcoming specific team challenges
  • Any team leader who hasn't participated in leadership training in more than a year — because highly successful leaders know ongoing skill development is critical to on-going leadership success.

Workshop Agenda

Pumping Up Your Creative Leadership Muscles

  • It starts with YOU! The 10 Rules of Creative Leadership
  • Understanding why the old management models fall short with today’s workforce
  • What do employees want and expect in a leader? The answers may surprise you!
  • When to break the management rules — and why
  • How does your creativity measure up? An eye-opening evaluation tool

Creative Communication Methods (No Yodelling
Allowed … )

  • Positive language that fosters a creative, productive staff — and words that shouldn’t leave your lips
  • What to say and how to say it: step-by-step instructions for giving effective feedback without deflating morale
  • Praise in public; criticize in private — understanding the importance of this management caveat
  • Creating a “safe” environment for brainstorming, brain-linking and generating ideas
  • How to say “no” to an employee’s idea in a positive way

Super-Charging a Positive, Innovative Work Environment: Your Role as Leader or You Don’t Have to Hang Rubber Chickens to Have a Creative Work Environment

  • How positive is your work environment? A quick quiz that’s a real
  • Exude an aura of optimism every day — and watch morale soar
  • How do you establish a positive sense of urgency and mission?
  • Quick tips for making your workplace a livelier, more fun place to be
  • Strategies for keeping bureaucracy from killing innovation
  • When creativity goes bad: what to do when an innovative plan turns into disaster

Creativity and Team-Building — The Dynamic Duo
for Success!

  • Managing work horizontally and other “best practices” that emphasize collaboration
  • How to turn your staffers into thinkers … turn your thinkers into active decision-makers and problem-solvers
  • Appointing the Creativity Cheerleader on your team
  • Do these employees have a creative-deficiency disorder? Find the hidden in ’em
  • Turning boring meetings into ideafests: facilitation skills, ice-breakers, storyboarding and more
  • Delegate, delegate, delegate: guidelines for empowering your team members and easing your load

Creative Discipline: Tactics for Turning Difficult Employees and Poor Performers Into Winners

  • Understanding why employees perform poorly — and why you may be partially to blame
  • How-to’s for confronting employee performance problems so that
    positive change occurs
  • Power tools for combating attitude problems, negativity and chronic complainers
  • When employees can’t get along: your role in settling disagreements
  • Creative solutions for curbing tardiness, absenteeism and other
    common supervisory challenges
  • Take a chill pill! How to keep your cool when an employee is stomping on your last nerve

Motivating Employees to Peak Achievement … And Rewarding Their Climb

  • Infusing every job with a sense of purpose and excitement
  • Happy employees are productive employees: easy ways to add laughter and humor to the job
  • Discovering and playing to your employees’ strengths
  • Tips for recognizing and relieving a worker headed for burnout
  • Tools for motivating your people: spark plugs that will get ’em firing on all cylinders

Your Guarantee of Complete Satisfaction

We stand behind our seminars with a 100 percent , iron-clad, money-back guarantee of satisfaction. If for any reason you’re not completely satisfied with the solid skills, the tips, tools and shortcuts, and the crucial information you receive during this workshop, we’ll refund your money in full. Every penny. Guaranteed!

Program Hours:
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Registration begins at
8:30 a.m.

Group Discount: When 3 enroll from your organization, a 4th attends FREE!

Lunch is on your own.

Continuing Education:
Continuing education credits may be recognized by your professional board. Contact your own board to find out what's required. If you cancel your registration up to five business days before the workshop,

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