Leadership Development Certification

Leaders face unique challenges in the workplace. DVIRC has developed its Leadership Development Certification as a cost-effective, fast-track means for individuals to build critical skills and enhance their effectiveness as leaders.

Course Sessions

Through nine half-day sessions, you will cover the following topics:

  • Leadership for Organization Leaders
  • On-Boarding, Retention and Succession Planning
  • Advanced Communication Skills (using DISC)
  • Financial Accounting
  • Developing People
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Employee Engagement
  • Actively Managing & Optimizing Culture
  • Capstone Presentation

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Who Should Take This Course

The Leadership Development Certification program is intended for all who find themselves in a position with a broad span of control and the need to inspire and lead others beyond routine, day-to-day tasks.

Ways to Take This Course

In Person Training • On-Demand Training

What You’ll Learn

Questions that this session will answer:

What is effective and extraordinary leadership? Where are my comprehensive leadership strengths and opportunities? What might I be overlooking in my role as a leader in the organization?

Content Areas:

  • Definitions of effective and extraordinary leadership
  • Assess my current leadership skills
  • Recognize my responsibilities to do more than manage

Questions that this session will answer:

Why do good people leave my organization? What can I do to help keep my best people? Why is promoting my top performer not always the best decision? What should I be doing to plan for the future?

Content Areas:

  • Bringing new people on board effectively
  • Using a stay-interview to improve retention
  • A tool for Succession Planning

Questions that this session will answer:

What is my prominent behavior style? How can I learn to identify different behavior styles in others? How do I use that knowledge to work more effectively with others?

Content Areas:

  • On-line assessment of my communication/behavior style (DISC) prior to class
  • Learn to recognize the preferred style of other people
  • Flex my style to make communication more effective

Questions that this session will answer:

What financial information do I need to know to do my job effectively? What do financial statements really tell the user about how well the business is running? How are financial statements and budgets useful in my working responsibilities? How is the income statement prepared and what are all the elements of revenue, cost, and profit.

Content Areas:

  • Internal and external uses of financial statements
  • Understanding the Income Statement
  • Preparing and using budgets to monitor performance expectations

Questions that this session will answer:

How do I help my people develop to their full potential? What do I do that supports or gets in the way of their growth? How can I delegate with confidence?

Content Areas:

  • Assess my current coaching skills
  • Process for a productive coaching meeting
  • The Pygmalion effect
  • Using the decision tree for effective delegation

Questions that this session will answer:

What leads to engaged employees? What are the three signs of a miserable job? What can I do to keep my employees engaged, and not feel that they are stuck in a miserable job? How can I use the feedback from all team members, to create a custom plan to raise the engagement levels?

Content Areas:

  • Learn what engages employees and what makes a job feel miserable
  • Recognize my role in creating or removing the signs of a
    miserable job
  • Based on the team results, create a plan to remove the signs of a miserable job

Questions that this session will answer:

Are there things that exist in your current culture which get in the way of moving the organization forward? Does the phrase “This is the way we’ve always done it” get in the way of new ideas?

Content Areas:

  • Identify the key aspects of my organization’s current culture
  • Determine how our culture helps us, and if there are times that it gets in the way of what we need to accomplish
  • Create a vision for our ideal culture, and a plan to move us in that direction

Questions that this session will answer:

How have I applied what I learned within my organization? What did I learn as a result of my own application?

Content Areas:

Demonstrate utilization of acquired skill by presenting a section of the course content.

Why Leadership Development Training?

Contrary to conventional wisdom, leadership skills are not innate; they can be developed and improved over time. This program is ideal for those in leadership roles seeking to improve their performance or that of their teams.

The DVIRC Difference

DVIRC’s Leadership Development Certification is a nine-week program that focuses on enhancing the leader’s interpersonal skills and business acumen. The curriculum is designed to help seasoned leaders identify and capitalize on their strengths while expanding their skills as needed.

As part of this program, all participants will receive a full personalized DISC assessment to help them identify and create a plan to leverage their own strengths and better manage areas of opportunity.

The program will help participants personalize and implement organizational visions, influence people, and serve as a resource to other leaders within the organization.

Benefits of Leadership Development Training

In just a few weeks, participants can expect to:

  • Identify their leadership strengths and opportunities
  • Understand ways to improve hiring decisions
  • Improve onboarding and retention of high-potential candidates
  • Achieve clear communications across all functional lines
  • Learn techniques for developing other leaders
  • Build abilities to develop, interpret, and better utilize financial data
  • Optimize employee engagement for increased productivity
  • Identify ways company culture can promote—or impede—strategic vision and direction

Meet Your Instructors

Vivienne Baxter - Senior Manager, Training & Organization Development

Vivienne Baxter

Senior Manager, Training & Organization Development

Viv Baxter is the Sr. Training Specialist at DVIRC. She is responsible for consulting and providing training, professional development, and employee engagement solutions. This involves needs assessments, developing on-site collaborative solutions and training, as well as conducting training and education courses held at DVIRC.

Jannette Cano de Schenk - President & Head Consultant, CS Pathways, LLC

Jannette Cano de Schenk

President & Head Consultant, CS Pathways, LLC

Jannette Cano de Schenk is CS Pathway’s president and head consultant. Ms. Cano de Schenk is partnering with DVIRC to offer their clients organizational development programs to prepare their workforce for current challenges while maximizing their positive impact. Ms. Cano de Schenk brings multilingual abilities and multicultural experience in entrepreneurial leadership and executive management. She has worked on several domestic and global projects, elevating managers’ performance in diverse industries.

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Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received up to 5 business days prior to class start date will not be charged the training fee, or will be refunded if payment has already been submitted. Cancellations 1-3 business days prior to class will be charged the training fee. As a courtesy, we will allow you to apply 50% of your payment towards a future training course within one year of the cancellation date. No refund will be provided for same-day cancellations and no-shows; customer is responsible for full payment without future training credit. Registrant substitutions may be made at any time. Cancellations must be submitted via email to jenoch@dvirc.org or by phone at 215-552-3827.

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