Energizing Change Leadership Training Modules

SESSION 1: C.L.E.A.R. SUCCESS™

How to Succeed in C.ommunity Building, L.eadership, E.ngagement A.nd R.enewal

GOAL

To help participants get a flavor of creative, collaborative engagement strategies and effective programs, come to understand our distinctive approach to leadership, community building and engagement and identify concrete steps they can take to begin applying that approach in the next thirty days to strengthen their organization and renew themselves.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of this session each of the participants will:

  1. Have begun to develop closer connections with each other.
  2. Have begun to feel a greater sense of ease and comfort with the program.
  3. Be able to name at least three of our “Top Ten Tips” for engagement* shared in the session, including one they intend to put into practice in the next thirty days.
  4. Be able to identify at least one category of assets* they had not known of before and one particular asset they intend to use that they have never made use of before.
  5. Have crafted a creative strategy that focuses on building connections, applying hot tips and making use of new assets to address a real challenge they face, illustrating that they were able to bring together the topics from the session.

SESSION 2: THINK BIG, START SMALL™

How To Build Momentum And A Culture of Possibility

GOAL:

To help participants learn how to think BIG enough to articulate a compelling vision of success for the organization as a whole that can capture the imagination of staff, partners, funders and the public, while also knowing how to set achievable, clear, engaging objectives for the organization and their own work in the coming quarter in order to create an experience of success and thereby motivate themselves and their team by building momentum and creating a culture of possibility.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

By the end of this session each of the participants will:

  1. Understand the concept and value of using a “Think Big, Start Small” approach.
  2. Have articulated the first iteration of their “Thinking BIG” vision of success for their work over the next two years and through that process reflected more on the question “What business are you in?”
  3. Understand the A.C.E. Challenge tool* and have begun to build the skill of setting achievable, clear, engaging objectives each quarter to reflect their top priority for their work in the coming three months, informed by their bigger vision of success. We are also aiming for them to understand that this can become an ongoing practice.
  4. Understand what it means to “clarify the question” and the importance of doing so.
  5. Have articulated the first attempt to “clarify their own question” meaning to identify what they think is the critical question at work for them to answer next.

SESSION 3: IT’S ABOUT TIME!™

How To Spend More Time On Your True Priorities

GOAL:

To help participants figure out how they can spend more of their time on their actual priorities and consider what changes they might be able to make in their work –if not also in the rest of their lives – in order to be more likely to accomplish their vision of success for their work while also energizing themselves more.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of this session each of the participants will:

  1. Have refined their “think big” work vision and their statement of their “starting small” A.C.E. Challenge for the quarter, which will both have been opened up in session 2.
  2. Be able to articulate their #1 Energizer Element™ at work, with a “snappy name” that captures their imagination and a lyrical way to log those experiences each month via the Fired Up™ tool.*
  3. Understand the concept of INGs™* and have identified at least five high energizer INGs in their work.
  4. Have chosen one specific action step they will take in relation to managing their time and energy at work so that they can spend more time on their true priorities and on the parts of their job that energize them the most.
  5. Have reflected on the questions “what is truly important?” and “what is enough?” and articulated accordingly the first iteration of their vision of success for what they want to experience in a balanced, energizing month with at least five of the ten elements of their Good Life Index™.*

SESSION 4: B.E.S.T. LEADERSHIP™

How To Move Beyond “Burnout Prevention”

GOAL:

To help participants build the strongest possible personal foundation for effective leadership in which they are B.alanced, E.nergized, S.atisfied and T.hriving.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of this session each of the participants will:

  1. Have completed their Good Life Index in a coaching session with a partner and discussed together issues that came up for them while working on this tool.
  2. Have come up with a metaphor to serve as their Guiding Vision* for how they want to do their leadership work, based on an activity in which they experience ease and flow.
  3. Have identified one attribute that they want to aim at practicing more consistently for the coming three months as part of their Leadership Growth* so that they can always discover an opportunity for personal benefit even in challenging situations where others might only find frustration.
  4. Have “clarified the question” with the help of a partner as to what they need to attend to next in their own lives right now.
  5. Have heard our Eight Keys For Living Leadership™ and nominated their own “Ninth Key.”

SESSION 5: THRIVING FOR GOOD™

How To Practice Living Leadership So You Can Succeed And Thrive Over Time

GOAL:

To help participants get clear on what practices they can put in place as we close our program, to be able to use the skills and tools they learned during our time together in order to establish and maintain a strong personal foundation for effective leadership over time.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

By the end of this session each of the participants will:

  1. Be able to describe the components and steps in our “Four Frames For Decision-Making™ process and understand the process well enough that they will be able to make choices about their work and life in a clear and intentional way, informed by what they are trying to accomplish at work, what would energize them the most, what their personal vision of success is and how they are trying to grow in their leadership.
  2. Have articulated a clarified question for their work and for their lives.
  3. Have articulated their Four Frames in writing.
  4. Have written down the practices* they want to put in place to help them maintain the strongest possible personal foundation for effective leadership.
  5. Have completed a “Think Big Start Small” plan that will include which tips and other ideas from the full program they are going to put into action.

 

*Download sections of the Energizing Change Toolkit for a preview: Sample Energizing Change Toolkit