Grateful Leadership™

at International Institute for Learning - Midtown East

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Midtown East, Manhattan
110 E 59th St 31st Fl
Btwn Park & Lexington Avenues
New York, New York 10022
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 18

What you'll learn in this leadership training:

Complete Title: Grateful Leadership™ - Using the Power of Acknowledgment­® to Engage All Your People and Achieve Superior Results

Effective leaders must find ways to enhance people’s level of engagement, commitment, and support, especially during the difficult periods of time that all organizations may face.

Grateful leaders can tap into the power of personal commitment and dedication by acknowledging people in an authentic and heartfelt manner. Those leaders who model true acknowledgment behavior will inspire others to do the same and to want to dramatically increase their levels of contribution to the organization, making the power of acknowledgment transformational.

Who Should Attend:
  • Senior and middle level managers who want to improve their leadership skills by using acknowledgment to enhance their interpersonal and communication capabilities
  • Junior managers who are being prepared for higher levels of leadership
  • Those with hands-on supervisory or managerial experience and responsibility
  • Employees who have a current or impending role as an organizational change agent
Performance Focus 
  • Linking effective leadership and employee engagement
  • Strengthening interpersonal relationships
  • Motivating team members and stakeholders
  • Developing personal leadership capabilities
  • Assessing personal acknowledgment skills
Pre-requisites: There are no prerequisites for this course

Course Level: Basic/Intermediate

What You Will Learn 

You’ll learn how to:
  • Understand and develop the capability to act upon the need for Grateful Leadership to create a culture of appreciation in the workplace
  • Understand the potentially huge benefits of Grateful Leadership in the workplace
  • Overcome the barriers to using acknowledgment
  • Demonstrate the language and subtleties of authentic and heartfelt acknowledgement behavior
  • Describe the Seven Principles of Acknowledgment for “High-Interest Benefits” in the context of participant’s personal leadership style
  • Describe how to coach teams, managers, and other corporate stakeholders in using Grateful Leadership to produce breakthrough results
Course Overview 

Getting Started
  • Introductions
  • Course goals and objectives
  • Introspection on the practice of Grateful Leadership
The Workforce Engagement Sustainability Challenge
  • Employees who are engaged, not engaged, and actively disengaged
  • The costs of non-engagement
  • Meeting the workforce engagement challenge
Acknowledgment, Engagement, and Leadership
  • Acknowledgment and its benefits
  • Recognition versus acknowledgment
  • “Challenging people” case study
  • Blanchard, Covey, Keith (Servant Leadership): how acknowledgment fits into these leadership models
  • Leadership and acknowledgment
  • The 5 C’s – Consciousness, Courage, Choice, Communication, Commitment
Employing the Power of Acknowledgment
  • Overcoming barriers to acknowledgment
  • The Seven High-Interest Benefits Principles of Acknowledgment
  • Exploring the acknowledgment process
Applying the Principles of Acknowledgment within the Context of Your Personal Leadership Style
  • Case study
  • The ROI of Grateful Leadership
  • Creating your Grateful Leadership Personal Action Plan™
  • Creating a Vision Statement for your organization that incorporates Grateful Leadership into your corporate culture
  • The 360° Grateful Leadership Competency Assessment
What You Will Receive: This program is highly interactive and includes case studies, role-playing, action take-aways, the Knock Your Socks Off Exercise™ for Leaders, creation of an organizational vision statement, and a 360° Grateful Leadership Competency Assessment. You will each receive a copy of Grateful Leadership, Using the Power of Acknowledgment to Engage All Your People and Achieve Superior Results by Judith W. Umlas. 
School Notes: Note: International Institute for Learning may reach out to you directly for additional information prior to your class starting date.

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Cancellations received up to fourteen (14) business days before the course are fully refundable. After that, cancellations are subject to the entire course fee. Please note that if you don’t cancel and don’t attend, you will still be responsible for payment.

Substitutions may be made at any time. To make a substitution, cancel or reschedule a course, please contact CourseHorse at [email protected]

If IIL finds it necessary to cancel a course due to low enrollment, a full refund will be made. IIL will not be responsible for participant’s airfare and/or hotel expenses or cancellation fees. Dates, times and prices of all IIL courses are subject to change.


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