Taking the Lead: Skills for Unlocking the Power of Your Team

Explore Team Dynamics

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Course Details

Course Name: Taking the Lead: Skills for Unlocking the Power of Your Team

Leadership Pillar: Explore team dynamics.

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

Format: In-Person – Colorado Mountain College (Edwards)

Dates: Four (4)-Hour Sessions

  • 2024 Spring Cohort – **Registration Closed**
    • Colorado Mountain College (Edwards)
    • Wednesdays, Weekly (9am – 1pm, lunch included)
    • June 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th
  • 2024 Fall Cohort:
    • Colorado Mountain College (Edwards)
    • Wednesdays, Weekly (9am – 1pm, lunch included)
    • November 6th, 13th, 20th & December 4th

Cost: $500* (VVP Members)/$650(Public Price)

Intended For:

This program is designed for individuals currently in leadership positions or those aiming to transition into a leadership role. It provides valuable insights and essential skills related to building and managing high-performing teams. Taking the Lead is also appropriate for anyone who collaborates closely with a team to achieve daily goals—whether they are front-line workers, supervisors, coaches, administrators, or simply responsible for driving results through the work of others.

Course Description:

A team’s strength lies in the diverse talents, backgrounds, and personalities of its individuals. However, these same factors are often the cause of conflict and misunderstandings in the workplace. Participants will learn how to utilize self-awareness to reveal opportunities for adaptation & strategies to handle the challenges that naturally come with leading or working within a team. Discover the tools and techniques to skillfully navigate these scenarios and unlock the collective power of your team!

Taking the Lead is designed to equip your team with the skills to handle conflict effectively while fostering a culture that encourages open communication and prioritizes positive results. By understanding your team members’ communication styles and motivations, you can identify potential pain points that may lead to conflicts and misunderstandings. Additionally, through the use of the Talent Insights Report and an exploration of Emotional Intelligence, participants will gain insights into their own leadership strengths and opportunities, and the resulting impact on team dynamics.

          “Conflict is a good negotiation process…it’s the clash of two ideas, which then, all being well, produces a third idea.” – Luke Roberts, Conflict Resolution Expert

Learning Outcomes:

  • Enhance conflict management skills and better navigate challenging situations
  • Apply strategies for building high-performing teams
  • Identify communication styles and motivating factors within your team
  • Boost confidence through self-awareness
  • Employ higher levels of Emotional Intelligence

Session Schedule:

    • Session 1: Self-Awareness as a Foundation
      • Leadership vs Management
      • Exploring personal leadership behaviors (DISC)
      • Emotional Intelligence
    • Session 2: Building a High Performing Team
      • Stages of Team Development
      • Adapting communication for individuals and situations
      • Setting & managing clear expectations
    • Session 3: Sustaining Momentum
      • Delivering and receiving performance feedback
      • Tapping into intrinsic motivation
      • Developing Talent
    • Session 4: Facing Challenges & Leadership Visioning
      • Navigating Conflict
      • Bringing it all together
      • Sharing your personal leadership vision


2024 Spring Cohort

  • Four (4)-hr Sessions
  • Wednesdays, Monthly (9am – 1pm)
  • June 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th
  • **Spring Registration is Closed**

2024 Fall Cohort

  • Four (4)-hr Sessions
  • Wednesdays, Monthly (9am – 1pm)
  • November 6th, 13th, 20th & December 4th (No class Thanksgiving week)
  • Fall Registration Link Coming Soon!

Pricing: $500* (VVP Members)/$650 (Public Price)

Registration Includes:

  • Comprehensive Talent Insights report including DISC behavior assessment and Motivating Forces assessment.
  • Engaging in-person discussions and exercises
  • Personal action plans to immediately apply and practice new skills
  • Course guide containing leadership resources and templates.
  • Lunch (please indicate any dietary restrictions when registering)