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Oct 30 - Nov 03, 2017
08:30 - 16:00 , Mon-Fri
Washington , DC $1399 O
Mar 12 - Mar 16, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Mon-Fri
Washington , DC $1399 O
May 14 - May 18, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Mon-Fri
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Jul 16 - Jul 20, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Mon-Fri
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Sep 10 - Sep 14, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Mon-Fri
Washington , DC $1399 O
Nov 05 - Nov 09, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Mon-Fri
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Course overview

Cross the threshold into a key government position with the knowledge acquired in this comprehensive training for new and prospective managers. Learn about the four seemingly daunting challenges managers face, and explore, through a variety of experiential and developmental tools, how to handle them. Learn exciting concepts such as the Pygmalion effect, the CTEC (characterize, target, evaluate and celebrate) coaching process, the discipline of reflection, the Trump vs. Gandhi power model, and the art of persuasion. OPM's leadership competencies are at the heart of this course, and a detailed self-assessment is provided to guide you on the path of further development.

This course aligns with the following DoD financial management competencies:
DoD FM CompetencyProficiency LevelHours
Accountability (Lead Teams/Projects) N/A 6
Continual Learning (Lead Self) N/A 4
Influencing/Negotiating (Lead Teams/Projects) N/A 8
Team Building (Lead Teams/Projects) N/A 12

Who should attend?

New managers, participants in management development programs, current supervisors and prospective managers interested in developing strong management knowledge and skills.

Learning outcomes

  • Balance competing interests of the multiple work units for which you are responsible
  • Delegate and empower others whose expertise differs from yours
  • Coach and facilitate the work of your direct reports
  • Build broad networks of trusting relationships with your direct reports, bosses, peers and stakeholders

Course outline

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MGMT7099D, Introduction to Management, Syllabus, Graduate School, USDA Day One
  • Morning
    • Introduction
      • Expectations
      • Objectives
      • Opening exercise
    • Lesson One: Conceptual Understanding
      • Four critical challenges facing the manager
      • Role emphases differentiation between managers and supervisors
      • Course framework and relevance to participants� work
      • The Leadership Effectiveness Framework (LEF)
      • Leadership
  • Afternoon
    • Lesson Two: Strategic Orientation and Visioning
      • Challenge #1 analysis: Integrating the work of multiple work units while balancing competing interests
      • Strategic vs. operational orientation
      • Creating a vision
      • Kolb learning model
    • Day One Reflections
Day Two
  • Morning
    • Lesson Three: Collaboration vs. Competition
      • Key learning review
      • Balancing competing interests
      • Conflict interventions
  • Afternoon
    • Lesson Four: Delegation and Empowerment
    • Challenge # 2 analysis: Delegating and empowering in areas beyond your expertise
      • Delegation
      • Empowerment
    • Day Two Reflections
Day Three
  • Morning
    • Lesson Five: Performance and the Power of Positive Expectations
      • Key learning review
      • Challenge #3 analysis: Coaching and facilitating the work of direct reports
      • Effective organization performance
      • Role of the manager in organization excellence
      • Impact of positive expectations on performance
  • Afternoon
    • Lesson Six: Coaching
      • CTEC coaching process
      • Coaching and leadership development
    • Day 3 Reflections
Day Four
  • Morning
    • Lesson Seven: Network Building
      • Key learning review
      • Coaching
    • Lesson Eight: Network Building
      • Challenge #4 analysis: Building broad networks with supervisors, bosses, peers, and stakeholders
    • Afternoon
      • Lesson Eight (continued)
        • Network analysis
        • Relationship enhancement plan
    • Day 4 Reflections
    Day 5
    • Morning
      • Lesson Nine: Persuasion
        • Key learning reviews
        • Trump vs. Gandhi power model
        • Persuasion as an advanced form of communication
        • Seven triggers of persuasion
    • Afternoon
      • Lesson Ten: Self Assessment and Looking Ahead
        • Self assessment: Leadership Effectiveness Inventory
        • Gap analysis
        • Action planning for further development of self and direct reports
        • Reflection partner reviews
    • Course wrap up and evaluation.

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