The Leadership Challenge®
12 hour Workshop

The Leadership Challenge

Immensely practical and hands-on, The Leadership Challenge Workshop is designed to inspire, engage and help leaders develop the skills needed to meet whatever leadership challenges lay ahead.

Are you ready to take your organization to the next level?

The Leadership Challenge® Workshop is a unique, intensive and highly interactive experience that has served as a catalyst for profound leadership transformation in organizations of all sizes and in all industries.

Creators Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner have spent over 30 years gathering evidence on what great leaders do. They’ve distilled that evidence into five clearly defined Practices that anyone can follow to get breakthrough results.

Because your organization is unique, Open Arms offers you the choice of conducting this training over a two-day period, or spreading it out over time, with six 2-hour sessions. The choice is yours.

The program begins with a 360 degree leadership assessment (The Leadership Practices Inventory or LPI), through which participants receive a personalized analysis of how often they are currently using the Leadership Practices.

Immensely practical and hands-on, The Leadership Challenge® Workshop is designed to inspire, engage and help leaders develop the skills needed to meet whatever leadership challenges lay ahead. The core curriculum is structured around the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership:

The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership®

  • Model The Way

Leaders establish principles concerning the way people (constituents, peers, colleagues, and customers alike) should be treated and the way goals should be pursued. They create standards of excellence and then set an example for others to follow. Because the prospect of complex change can overwhelm people and stifle action, they set interim goals so that people can achieve small wins as they work toward larger objectives. They unravel bureaucracy when it impedes action; they put up signposts when people are unsure of where to go or how to get there; and they create opportunities for victory.

  • Inspire a Shared Vision

    Leaders passionately believe that they can make a difference. They envision the future, creating an ideal and unique image of what the organization can become. Through their magnetism and quiet persuasion, leaders enlist others in their dreams. They breathe life into their visions and get people to see exciting possibilities for the future.

  • Challenge the Process

    Leaders search for opportunities to change the status quo. They look for innovative ways to improve the organization. In doing so, they experiment and take risks. And because leaders know that risk taking involves mistakes and failures, they accept the inevitable disappointments as learning opportunities.

  • Enable Others to Act

Leaders foster collaboration and build spirited teams. They actively involve others. Leaders understand that mutual respect is what sustains extraordinary efforts; they strive to create an atmosphere of trust and human dignity. They strengthen others, making each person feel capable and powerful.

  • Encourage the Heart

    Accomplishing extraordinary things in organizations is hard work. To keep hope and determination alive, leaders recognize contributions that individuals make. In every winning team, the members need to share in the rewards of their efforts, so leaders celebrate accomplishments. They make people feel like heroes.

Everyone will take away something from this training program and become a better person and leader in all aspects of their life. I am sad that it came to an end. – Karen Grimm, Partner, Farber, Blicht, Eyerman and Herzog

Please contact us at (516) 747-2606 for details and pricing.