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Leadership Training

Book Description

Like a great leader, a great leadership training aligns the right people to the right task at the right time.

Whether you are developing a first-rate leadership development program from scratch or adding to an existing workshop, let leadership expert and master trainer Lou Russell be your guide. The second book in the ATD Workshop Series, Leadership Training presents a step-by-step blueprint to developing and delivering dynamic, powerful leadership training.

Complete with effective training methodologies, this book helps you accelerate learning and leverage technology for maximum efficiency. You’ll also find tools to assess leadership strengths and weaknesses.

Half-day, full-day, and two-day workshop programs found in this volume make planning easy and can be tailored for the unique needs of your organization. Supplemental resources are available online and include downloadable and customizable presentation slides, handouts, assessments, and tools.

About the series

The ATD Workshop Series is written for trainers by trainers, because no one knows workshops as well as the practitioners who have experienced it all. Each publication weaves in today's technology and accessibility considerations and provides a wealth of new content that can be used to create a training experience like no other.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. The ATD Workshop Series
  5. Contents
  6. FOREWORD by Tony Bingham
  7. PREFACE
  8. INTRODUCTION: HOW TO USE THIS BOOK
    1. Why Does Leadership Matter?
    2. What Do I Need to Know About Training?
    3. (Knowledge + Skills) x Motivation = Performance
      1. Knowledge
      2. Skills
      3. Motivation
    4. How Much Time Will Preparation Take?
    5. What Are the Important Features of the Book?
    6. How Are the Agendas Laid Out?
    7. How Do I Use This Book?
    8. How Can I Use Compliant Assessments to Grow Leaders?
    9. Key Points
    10. What to Do Next
    11. Additional Resources
  9. SECTION I: THE WORKSHOPS
    1. 1 TWO-DAY LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP
    2. Two-Day Workshop Objectives
    3. Before the Workshop: Pre-Work
    4. Two-Day Workshop Overview
      1. Day-One Overview
      2. Day-Two Overview
    5. Two-Day Workshop Agenda: Day One
    6. What to Do Between Workshop Days
    7. Two-Day Workshop Agenda: Day Two
    8. What to Do Next
    9. Additional Resources
    10. 2 ONE-DAY LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP
    11. One-Day Workshop Objectives
    12. Before the Workshop: Pre-Work
    13. One-Day Workshop Overview
    14. One-Day Workshop Agenda
    15. What to Do Next
    16. Additional Resources
    17. 3 TWO-HOUR LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP
    18. Two-Hour Workshop Objectives
    19. Before the Workshop: Pre-Work
    20. Two-Hour Workshop Overview
    21. Two-Hour Workshop Agenda
    22. What to Do Next
    23. Additional Resources
    24. 4 CUSTOMIZING THE LEADERSHIP TRAINING WORKSHOP
    25. How to Adapt the Material
    26. Caveats
    27. The Bare Minimum
    28. What to Do Next
  10. SECTION II: ESSENTIALS OF EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP TRAINING
    1. 5 IDENTIFYING NEEDS FOR LEADERSHIP TRAINING
    2. Why Needs Analysis?
      1. Strategic Needs Analysis
      2. Structured Interviews
      3. Focus Groups
      4. Surveys
    3. Individual Learning Needs Analysis
    4. The Bare Minimum
    5. Key Points
    6. What to Do Next
    7. Additional Resources
    8. 6 UNDERSTANDING THE FOUNDATIONS OF TRAINING DESIGN
    9. Basic Adult Learning Theory
    10. More Theoretical Ideas Important to Learning
      1. Multiple Intelligences
      2. Whole Brain Learning
    11. Theory into Practice
      1. Establishing a Framework
      2. Identifying Behaviors
      3. Practicing
      4. Providing Feedback
      5. Making It Relevant
    12. The Bare Minimum
    13. Key Points
    14. What to Do Next
    15. Additional Resources
    16. 7 LEVERAGING TECHNOLOGY TO MAXIMIZE AND SUPPORT DESIGN AND DELIVERY
    17. Why Consider Learning Technologies?
    18. Opportunities to Use Learning Technologies
      1. Designing Training
      2. Before Training
      3. During Training
      4. After Training
      5. Building a Learning Community
    19. The Bare Minimum
    20. Key Points
    21. What to Do Next
    22. Additional Resources
    23. 8 DELIVERING YOUR LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP: BE A GREAT FACILITATOR
    24. The Learning Environment
    25. Program Preparation Checklist
    26. Participant Materials
      1. Handouts
      2. Presentation Slides
      3. Workbooks and Journals
      4. Videos
      5. Toys, Noisemakers, and Other Props
    27. Facilitator Equipment and Materials
    28. A Strong Start: Introduction, Icebreakers, and Openers
    29. Feedback
      1. Role Plays
      2. Participant Presentations
      3. Ball Toss
      4. Journaling
    30. Questioning Skills
    31. Training Room and Participant Management
    32. A Word About Dealing With Difficult Participants
    33. An Unforgettable End
    34. The Bare Minimum
    35. Key Points
    36. What to Do Next
    37. Additional Resources
    38. 9 EVALUATING WORKSHOP RESULTS
    39. Levels of Measurement
      1. Level 1: Measuring Participant Reactions
      2. Level 2: Measuring the Extent to Which Participants Have Learned
      3. Level 3: Measuring the Results of Training Back on the Job
      4. Level 4: Measuring the Organizational Impact of Training
      5. Return on Investment
    40. Reporting Results
    41. The Bare Minimum
    42. Key Points
    43. What to Do Next
    44. Additional Resources
  11. SECTION III—POST-WORKSHOP LEARNING
    1. 10 THE FOLLOW-UP COACH
    2. Circle of Influence Versus Control
    3. Support Through Community
    4. Support Through Coaching and Mentoring
    5. Support Through Outside Associations and Opportunities
    6. The Bare Minimum
    7. What to Do Next
    8. Additional Resources
    9. 11 FOLLOW-UP ACTIVITIES
    10. Manager Reviews
    11. Coaching Sessions
    12. Follow-Up Sessions
    13. Ideas for Continuing Learning
    14. Key Points
    15. What to Do Next
  12. SECTION IV—WORKSHOP SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS AND ONLINE SUPPORT
    1. 12 LEARNING ACTIVITIES
    2. Learning Activities Included in Leadership Training
    3. 13 ASSESSMENTS
    4. Using Other Standard Assessments
    5. Using 360-Degree Paper Assessments
    6. Assessments Included in Leadership Training
    7. 14 HANDOUTS
    8. Handouts Included in Leadership Training
    9. 15 ONLINE TOOLS AND DOWNLOADS
    10. Accessing Support Materials
    11. Ready-to-Use Resources
    12. Customizable Resources
      1. Individual/Departmental Use
      2. Licensing
    13. Working with the Files
      1. PDF Documents
      2. PowerPoint Slides
  13. ABOUT THE AUTHOR
  14. ABOUT ATD