July 27-28, 2017
Resilience is the ability to overcome and succeed in the midst of change. Resilient people come out on top, no matter the situation or individual circumstances and continue to thrive. Cultivating resilience is an ongoing process. Being a resilient business means adapting to adversity and growing in spite of challenges.
This program brings tools to managers and supervisors to grow both themselves and their teams beyond the basics of leadership. Participants will leave with a better understanding of their own resilience and the tools to empower their teams to be resilient, as well.
Purdue associate professors Scott Downey and Nicole Widmar partner with Tom Dukes, assistant professor in developmental psychology and counseling at Rhode Island College, to demonstrate how instilling resilience gives you the best position for positive outcomes with your people.
At this seminar, you will:
- Understand the difference between coaching and developing staff
- Discover how internal and external competence impact an individual's career, and the careers of those you manage
- Redefine and establish an organization's culture, especially in times of change and growth
- Improving communication while developing trusted relationships with those who report to you
- Gain greater awareness and ability to identify psychological traps
Understanding your developmental assets
Coaching and developing are two different ways to manage teams. Coaching tends to be transactional - used in situations where specific tasks must be accomplished. Developing is a broad, strategic activity helping others to reach their full potential. In this session, we will look at the categories of personal assets used by leaders to help develop themselves and their teams. Each participant will receive an assessment of their own assets.
Enculturation is the process by which people absorb and then reflect the culture of their organization. We'll look at the process and indicators of culture and participants will discuss some ways in which real world instances of organizational culture arise in agribusiness and the leader's role in shaping them.
Developmental relationships and conversations
While organizational development is important, the real opportunity for managers to excel may come from helping people reach their potential. Developmental assets are modeled and formed through conversations. Some conversations are naturally occurring, but others are planned and directed. We will learn and practice some of these conversational tools so that participants can help others develop on their own teams.
Understanding and identifying psychological traps
Even in circumstances where the analysis has been completed and the answers are seemingly obvious, we often struggle with decision making. Sometimes the fault for "bad decisions" lies not in the decision making process, the intel gathered or the analysis completed, but rather in the mind of the decision maker. We explore a series of commonly recognized psychological decision traps in the context of business decision making in order to improve our recognition of common traps in hopes of mitigating the impact on our own (and our team's) decision making.
Who should attend?
If you're interested in getting the most out of your team, this is the program for you.
- Managers keen on developing themselves and their teammates or direct reports.
- Human resource managers looking for tools to develop people in all levels.
- Anyone with at least one direct report.