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Participate because you have to. Without strong leadership and communications skills, even the most intelligent people struggle to lead effectively. Leaders Circle gives you the understanding, skills and strategies you need to add optimal value in your organization.
Participate because you want to. Perhaps you’re already skilled at leadership and communications, but you want to improve further. The Leaders Circle will provide new tools, fresh ideas, advanced levels of performance and out-of-the box thinking.
Participate because it’s challenging. Working in a small group from a strategic mix of businesses, you’ll learn how people outside your usual frame of reference think. You’ll work closely with people who share your interests, support and challenge you.
Participate because it pays. Leaders’ Challenge is one of the best investments you can make not only in your job performance and career development but also in your ability to help and challenge others, and to add greater value in your organization.
• Small (5-9 participant) groups ensure in-depth focus on your individual interests and natural relationship building with fellow participants
• Specific assigned pre-work before sessions provides the foundations for in-depth discussions of key topics
• Monthly half-day seminars are scheduled with participant input
• Assigned work at the end of each session to apply session concepts and skills and track your progress
• Participants meet with each other and the program leader informally between group sessions to maintain continuity and momentum
• Focus on in-depth understanding and fully applying the most important skills
Improving awareness. Are others listening, accepting your ideas? Knowing how others perceive you is essential for effective leadership. You’ll learn strategies and skills to know in depth how others perceive you, and to respond effectively.
Using 360 surveys and personality profiles skillfully. You’ve done a 360 Survey and somewhat understand your Personality Type. You’ll learn and apply tools to translate your insights into effective everyday leadership practices.
Clarifying goals. What is your Vision? What do you really want for your team, your organization, yourself? Can you communicate your Vision so others fully understand? You’ll learn methods to express your Vision and goals in a form that inspires, motivates and clearly explains your most important ideas.
Developing and using a strategic plan. Can you use your Vision to develop an effective strategic plan for your organization? Do you understand what strategic planning is and why it’s essential for every organization? You’ll learn strategic planning methods and develop a strategic plan that meets your organization’s needs.
Understanding business intelligence data. Revenue and profit, manpower and staffing, regional and global economy numbers - data really meets your needs? You’ll learn what a “balanced scorecard” is and develop one for your own leadership uses. You’ll master intelligent survey design and valid analysis.
Improving one-on-one communications. Negotiating, informal influencing, giving and receiving feedback. Your one-on-one communications skills can advance or undermine your best thinking. You’ll learn strategies and skills to consistently perform at high levels in the one-on-one situations that matter most for your work.
Presentation skills. Do your presentation skills fully do justice to the quality ideas you’re presenting? Can you do better than “walking people through your slides” and tell a compelling story? The LCC program will take your confidence, comfort and impact on others to the higher levels your role requires.
Leading productive meetings. Groups make so many key decisions and try to solve so many pressing problems. But groups too often make poor decisions and underperform. You’ll learn to run meetings that fully engage participants, tap into their best thinking and achieve optimal results.
Interviewing skills. Your new hires provide the foundations of your organization. Will your interviewing skills identify “fools gold” candidates and lead you to the real thing. You’ll learn behavioral interviewing methods that enable you to distinguish between people who “look good on paper” and those will truly perform.
Building your team. Are your people a group, or do they really function like a team? Hiring great individuals in no way ensures great team performance. You’ll learn skills to shape your people into a team that consistently performs at the highest levels.
Building your organization. Vision, Aware-ness, People, Communications,
Numbers. Can you put the pieces together to build a thriving organization? Leaders Circle delivers that strategies, skills, book smarts and street smarts you need to breathe life into your best ideas.
"Participating in Leaders Circle was the best step in my professional career. Prior to participating, I had a 5-person Landscape Architectural firm, moderately successful but stagnating. The Leaders Circle group was tremendously cohesive, making for honest and at times blunt conversations. This helped me to see my weaknesses more clearly and take my to the next level. With Bill’s tremendous ability to push us out of our comfort zone and the support of the group my leadership skills soared. We are now a 14-person firm and recently named one of the best places to work in the South Florida Business Journal. We have created an office culture that would never been possible without Bill’s mentoring and skills the camaraderie of the group."
Andrew Witkin, FASLA, President, Witkin-Hults Landscape Architecture; President, American Society of Landscape Architects
“I had just become a principal and felt it was important to get to the next level of independence and effectiveness. Leaders Circle helped me understand strategic ways to work differently, and that truly unlocked my potential.”
Eric Brown, AIA, LEED AP, Principal / Partner, PCA Architects
“I walked away from our sessions with something tangible to implement in both my
professional and, often times, personal life every single time.” Zachary
Bergeron, Associate, Construction Economist, Vermeulens
“Thanks to skills gained in Leaders Circle, I was able to improve project communications resulting in more successful projects. Leaders Circle often challenged me and moved me out of my comfort zone.” Ralph DeFlorio, Director of Operations, Harvard Divinity School
"At the time I participated in Leaders Circle, I was transitioning from my role as construction manager to my expanded role as advisor to the owner. I was able to strengthen my ability to observe, listen and communicate clearly by being more adaptable, resilient, self-initiating and collaborative. I learned to take responsibility for engaging others in building a working partnership, seeking what is important so that we could build trust among team members."
Mary Ann Williams, Program Executive, Skanska Corporation
"In my new position as WSP’s National Director of Commissioning I have to solve MANY conflicts from all aspects of the business…from employee personal issues to high-level accounting allocations. I’ve been using the skills we worked on in Leaders Circle often. In particular, the skills have helped me listen, instead of just waiting for my turn to talk. The same approach has also helped me in resolving issues at home with my 3 kids. In both cases, the skills have helped me be a better leader.
Scott Petit, Vice President, Commissioning, National Practice Director, WSP
Fee for the complete Building Leader Institute 2023 program is $7,000. This includes twelve half-day seminars spread over a year, conference calls between meetings, one-on-one coaching, readings, 360 Survey results, analysis and action planning.
The return on this investment is often impressive:
This level of fee compares very favorably with other leadership training. Typical five-day leadership seminars offered by the American Management Association, universities, and professional associations cost $6,000 - $9,000. Leaders Circle costs less, and delivers greater value than other leadership training.
The BLI's small group, year-long structure ensures much more effective individual focus, relevance, skills mastery and lasting results than traditional one-time programs can possible achieve.
Enroll now! You're eligible to schedule individual coaching when you enroll. The first group session in the 2023 program is May 21.