Archbright University

The Management Academy

Archbright’s cohort learning program is designed to develop effective workplace leaders and is powered by DDI (Development Dimensions International). This team-based format builds an invaluable skillset in today’s workplace. Participants engage in enriching discussions with classmates who come from a diverse range of industries and professional roles.

Program Contents

  • Prep work for each class (10–30 minutes/class)
  • Six ½ day in-person classes
  • Action items from each class
  • Five peer phone check-ins, guided by questions from the instructor
  • Email and phone support from the instructor between sessions
  • Brief reinforcement activities sent 2-3 times/week accessible by computer, table, and smart phone
Cancellation Policy: Cohort participants may cancel their registration in the Management Academy up to 31 days prior to the first session for a full refund. For cancellations received 15 to 30 days before the first session, 50% of the program fee will be refunded. There will be no refund for cancellations received within 14 days of the first session. Partial refunds will not be issued for any missed cohort sessions.

The courses in this program include:

  • Communicating for Leadership Success
  • Building and Sustaining Trust
  • Addressing Poor Performance
  • Driving Change
  • Maximizing Team Performance
  • Adaptive Leadership

This program is designed for:

Supervisors and Managers

Prep work for each class:

10-30 minutes per class

Length:

6 weeks

Type of Delivery:

Classroom and Virtual

Training Powered By
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Communicating for Leadership Success

Session 1 of the Management Academy

Course Description

Organizations need leaders who can do more and be more in order to succeed in today’s complex environment. They need frontline leaders with strong interpersonal skills who can get things done by mobilizing and engaging others.

This foundation course for most Interaction Management® courses helps leaders communicate effectively so they can spark action in others. The course teaches leaders the
interaction essentials they need to handle the variety of
challenges and opportunities they encounter every day in the
workplace and beyond.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Achieve results through others by building strong interpersonal
    relationships.
  • Plan for successful interactions with team members — in person and virtually.
  • Provide meaningful, supportive
    feedback that motivates team members and helps individuals improve their performance.
  • Impact business outcomes by consistently meeting the personal and practical needs of others.

This program is designed for:

Supervisors and Managers

Prerequisite:

None

Length:

4 hours

HRCI Credits:

This program has been submitted to HR Certification Institute for review.

Type of Delivery:

Classroom and Virtual

Training Powered By
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Building and Sustaining Trust

Session 2 of the Management Academy

Course Description

What does trust have to do with business success? Everything. Trust is directly linked to employee engagement, retention, productivity, and innovation. Leaders who demonstrate trust and trustworthiness inspire higher levels of performance and commitment to team and organizational success.

This course introduces Trust Builders, actions leaders can take to build and sustain trusting relationships, as well as common Trust Breakers that can erode or quickly break trust. Applying these skills to build trusting relationships enables people to take risks, identify and solve problems, and collaborate to achieve business results.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize how trust in the workplace affects business results.
  • Analyze their role in building and sustaining trust.
  • Identify common workplace behaviors that can build, sustain, or break trust.
  • Demonstrate behaviors that show they trust others as well as give people the confidence to trust them.
  • Use interaction skills to foster open communication, build and maintain trusting relationships, and repair damaged ones.

This program is designed for:

Supervisors and Managers

Prerequisite:

None

Length:

4 hours

HRCI Credits:

This program has been submitted to HR Certification Institute for review.

Type of Delivery:

Classroom and Virtual

Training Powered By
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Addressing Poor Performance

Session 3 of the Management Academy

Course Description

Just one employee with chronic performance problems can drag down the productivity and morale of an entire work group. And it can dominate a leader’s time and lead to frustration and stress.

This course builds leaders’ skills in handling chronic
performance problems. They learn how to document and present a solid case for needed improvement and use
effective interaction skills. Leaders identify the steps to take after the performance problem discussion to provide ongoing feedback and support, and determine if it is necessary to impose formal consequences.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Effectively address poor performance in a firm, fair, and consistent manner.
  • Minimize the impact of chronic performance problems on people, productivity, and profitability.
  • Provide problem performers with a clear understanding of what they must do to improve and the consequences of failing to do so.
  • Encourage people to take ownership of and be accountable for improving their work performance.

This program is designed for:

Supervisors and Managers

Prerequisite:

None

Length:

4 hours

HRCI Credits:

This program has been submitted to HR Certification Institute for review.

Type of Delivery:

Classroom and Virtual

Training Powered By
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Driving Change

Session 4 of the Management Academy

Course Description

In today’s complex and competitive environment, it’s no surprise that 70 percent of workplace change initiatives fail. For workplace change initiatives to be successful, organizations need leaders who are able to turn resistance into commitment and inspire team members to take ownership of change. This course provides the skills and resources leaders need to accelerate the process of implementing change with their team members and to create an agile work environment where people are more open to change.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Accelerate the process of making change happen.
  • Minimize the potential negative effects change can have on productivity, morale, and collaboration.
  • Turn resistance into commitment and inspire team members to take ownership of change.
  • Clearly communicate the business rationale and benefits of change for the team and the organization.

This program is designed for:

Supervisors and Managers

Prerequisite:

None

Length:

4 hours

HRCI Credits:

This program has been submitted to HR Certification Institute for review.

Type of Delivery:

Classroom and Virtual

Training Powered By
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Maximizing Team Performance

Session 5 of the Management Academy

Course Description

Managers can misdiagnose the root causes of team conflict or less-than-optimal team performance when they consider only the capabilities or character of individual team members. Often there are more systemic conditions that undermine a team’s cohesiveness, collaboration, or ability to achieve goals. This course focuses on how leaders can work with their teams to build the infrastructure that enables maximum performance. Leaders gain experience in diagnosing and applying the five Team Success Factors—Results, Commitment, Communication, Process, and Trust.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Avoid misdiagnosing problems that negatively impact team performance.
  • Focus their team’s efforts on high-priority actions that directly support the organization’s goals and strategies.
  • Enhance the effectiveness of their team by addressing conditions that prevent it from achieving higher levels of performance.
  • Foster an environment of collaboration and shared responsibility (with virtual team members, as well), to achieve team goals.

This program is designed for:

Supervisors and Managers

Prerequisite:

None

Length:

4 hours

HRCI Credits:

This program has been submitted to HR Certification Institute for review.

Type of Delivery:

Classroom and Virtual

Training Powered By
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Adaptive Leadership

Session 6 of the Management Academy

Course Description

Leaders can’t take a cookie-cutter approach to managing
people. A leadership style that motivates and inspires one
individual may plunge another into poor performance.

Adaptive Leadership raises leaders’ awareness of the
differences among people and situations. It teaches leaders
how to enhance the effectiveness of their interactions by adapting their approach to people based on what they want to discuss and how they think people will respond. By better
meeting the needs of each individual, leaders create higher levels of engagement and organizational results.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Adapt the leadership approach they take in each situation to effectively achieve results through people.
  • Maximize the effectiveness of their interactions by flexing interaction skills and other actions.
  • Engage people by considering their personal tendencies and leveraging the opportunities they present.
  • Identify the key factors that have the greatest impact on the success of their interactions.

This program is designed for:

Supervisors and Managers

Prerequisite:

None

Length:

4 hours

HRCI Credits:

This program has been submitted to HR Certification Institute for review.

Type of Delivery:

Classroom and Virtual

Training Powered By
DDI logo