Taking the Lead: Skills for a Successful Transition into Leadership

A Vail Valley Works Specialty Course

Course Details

Course Name: Taking the Lead: Skills for a Successful Transition into Leadership

Facilitators: Karen Palmer, Principal Consultant KLPalmer Consulting, LLC (Click here to learn more about Karen)

Format: In-Person (Location TBD) & Virtual

Dates: In-Person (June 3rd & 17th), Virtual Check Ins (June 10th & 24th)

Cost: $250* (VVP Members)/$300 (Public Price)

*VVP Member Non-profit organizations receive a 40% discount. 

Intended For: This program is designed for those new to a leadership role or those aspiring to move into leadership who want to gain insight and skills inherent to this transition.  This may include front line workers, supervisors, coaches, administrators or those finding themselves responsible for achieving results through the work of others.

Course Description: Taking the Lead is a workshop aimed to help those new to leadership positions assume that leadership role confidently and effectively.  It involves both individual exploration to reveal personal leadership styles, as well as effective interpersonal skills training proven to navigate the transition seamlessly and achieve team results.  This workshop leverages the Talent Insights assessment to reveal behavior preferences and internal motivations.  Participants have the opportunity to shape a leadership vision for themselves and create action plans to achieve this vision. Interactive activities and discussions allow participants to practice new skills as well as build a network of colleagues in similar stages of their leadership journey.  Virtual check ins after each session allow participants to assess their progress and collaboratively improve their effectiveness.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Navigate challenges in assuming a leadership position
  • Define personal leadership brand
  • Utilize techniques of building high performing, aligned teams
  • Model effective interpersonal communication skills

Session Schedule:

  • Session 1: Exploring Personal Leadership Style (June 3rd, 8:30am – 12:30pm)
    • Navigating the Transition
    • Leadership vs Management
    • Exploring DISC Behavior Assessment
    • Building Strong Relationships
  • Session 2: Virtual Check In (June 10th, 9:00am – 10:00am)
  • Session 3: Motivators and Leadership Skills (June 17th, 8:30am – 12:30pm)
    • Adapting Communication
    • Giving Performance Feedback
    • Engaging Teams
    • Managing Expectations
  • Session 4: Virtual Check In (June 24th, 9:00am – 10:00am)


Click Here to Register for Taking the Lead!


  • In-Person: Fridays, June 3rd & 17th (8:30am – 12:30pm)
  • Virtual Check Ins: Fridays, June 10th & June 24th (9:00am – 10:00am)


  • VVP Members: $250*
  • Public Price: $300
    • *VVP Member Non-profit organizations receive a 40% discount. 
    • Limited scholarships may be available. Contact anna@vailvalleypartnership.com for details.

Registration Includes:

  • Comprehensive Talent Insights report including DISC behavior assessment and Motivating Forces assessment.
  • 4-week session attending 2 in-person workshops and 2 virtual check-ins
  • Engaging in-person discussions and exercises
  • Personal action plans to immediately apply and practice new skills
  • Course guide containing leadership resources and templates.
  • Continental breakfast



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