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:
    • 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 those currently in a leadership role or those aspiring to move into leadership who want to gain insight and skills inherent to developing a high-performing team. This may include front-line workers, supervisors, coaches, administrators, or those finding themselves responsible for achieving results through the work of others.

Course Description: Leveraging the Talent Insights Report, participants in Taking the Lead will discover the strengths and opportunities of their personal leadership style and its influence on team dynamics. Research-based elements of building high-performing teams are explored through interactive activities and discussions.  Participants layer self-awareness within these elements, revealing opportunities for adaptation and acquiring strategies to navigate challenges inherent to a leadership role.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Increase confidence through self-awareness
  • Utilize techniques of building high-performing teams
  • Improve skills in navigating challenging situations
  • 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

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)