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Management Academy | 7/20

July 20, 2022 - August 24, 2022
08:30 am - 12:30 pm

Virtual Class

Number of Seats Available: 25

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 Clifton Strengths 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 Management Academy is a commitment that participants make to themselves and to each other. Regular attendance is essential to ensuring a high quality cohort experience. Because of this, we ask that participants make every effort to attend each week. Cohorts will be paired up during the first session so peers can share any missed information in case of an absence.

This course meets on Wednesdays starting on July 20th from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM.

Technology Minimums for Attending Virtual Training

Archbright provides virtual training to our members so that they can attend courses from most anywhere, but each attendee must ensure that they are working from a location that has the necessary connectivity to the internet to facilitate participation.

Internet connectivity minimums

To ensure that you have a positive experience attending an Archbright University virtual course, you should verify that your internet connectivity provides a minimum of 5 Megabits per second (Mbps) in upload speed. Most internet packages for home-use are advertised by their download speed and not upload speed, and while this can be important for streaming movies or music, it isn’t the only consideration. For using WebEx, Skype for Business, or any VTC solution, the upload speed is just as important as the download speed.

How can I tell what I currently have?

If you are unsure what you currently have, please reach out to your Internet Service Provider (ISP) and request the information directly.

If they are unable to give you that information, please visit www.speedtest.net while connected to the internet in the same manner you intend to attend the virtual training…and perform a speed test.

Wireless technology minimums

Additionally, if you connect wirelessly, as many of us do, make sure your wireless router can broadcast at the same speed as your upload speed, if not even higher.

Wireless routers can broadcast at over 1 Gigabit per second (Gbps) these days, and many companies don't upgrade your router when you upgrade service. This often means that your wireless speeds are significantly lower than the upload speed that is available to you. This can cause significant issues with using WebEx over your wireless connection.

Other considerations

Remember that each device connected to the internet in your location is taking some of that download and upload capability and wireless connectivity. If you have many devices in your network, it is recommended to have significantly higher speeds to accommodate the increased traffic.

Please contact your internal IT team if you have any questions.

Cancelation Policy: 

If you wish to cancel your registration and receive a refund, we must be notified at least 2 business days before your scheduled class. For cancellations received less than 2 business days of the class date, and for participants who fail to attend the class, no refund will be issued. Please call our Member Services Team to process your cancellation at 206.329.1120 or 509.381.1635.

Silver and Gold members using their credit code must cancel at least 2 business days before the class date to have their credit reinstated.