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The Management Academy at Archbright is a cohort learning program designed for experienced managers who are ready to take their skills to new heights. This team-based format builds an invaluable skillset in today’s workplace. Participants engage in enriching discussions with colleagues who come from a diverse range of industries and professional roles.

This course consists of six modules that take place over the course of six weeks. Participants attend class one half-day per week, providing an opportunity to put learned skills into action before returning to discuss results with the cohort.

The modules in this program include:

Module 1: Defining Myself

After completing this course, participants will be able to: 

  • Recognize the value of defining themselves more deeply as a leader
  • Understand the four quadrants of Emotional Intelligence
  • Describe the value of improving in each quadrant of Emotional Intelligence
  • Define specific elements of self-awareness
  • Use their Strength-Finder assessment as a foundation to develop self-awareness and leadership abilities

Module 2: Managing Myself

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Use awareness of their inner state to stay flexible and positively direct their behavior
  • Recognize what gets in the way of focusing on what is most important
  • Leverage the brain science behind the power of flow to increase creativity and positive outcomes
  • Understand how to manage emotions and thoughts to direct behaviors for improved results
  • Increase mindfulness in day-to-day life to become less reactive to stressful situations

Module 3: Understanding Others

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize sources of difficulty in communication through the Interpersonal Gap model
  • Work effectively with others by understanding DiSC behavioral styles
  • Use active listening skills to manage relationships effectively
  • Become more effective at delivering feedback and coaching employees

Module 4: Developing a Team

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • List the characteristics and operating norms of a highly engaged team
  • Assess the current state of their own team
  • Apply a conflict-resolution process and use coaching or feedback to improve engagement and results
  • Facilitate a discussion to clarify operating norms for how a team works together and treats each other
  • Create an action plan using specific tools and resources to aid in developing their highly engaged team

Module 5: Building a Business Case

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Conduct a current situation analysis and create a concise statement of the desired state
  • Assess stakeholder needs and concerns
  • Calculate Return on Investment (ROI) and other important success measures
  • Clarify roadblocks, risks, and constraints
  • Build a business case and plan to present it

Module 6: Implementing Change

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • List steps to implement a change strategy
  • Understand how to sell an idea to others and overcome resistance
  • Recognize individual reactions to change and decide on appropriate leadership strategies
  • Monitor and adjust when implementing a change strategy
  • Implement a change strategy based on a real-world situation.

Duration: One ½ day session per week for 6 weeks

Our live, instructor-led classes are designed for, and rely on, active participation to ensure a quality learning experience. Because of this, these sessions will not be paused and will not be recorded for future use or reference.

The modules in this program include:

  • Defining Myself
  • Managing Myself
  • Understanding Others
  • Developing a Team
  • Building a Business Case
  • Implementing Change

This program is designed for:

Supervisors and Managers

Prep work for each class:

10-30 minutes per class


6 weeks

Type of Delivery:

Virtual Classroom


Archbright is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.