LEADERSHIP EDUCATION PROGRAM OUTLINE


Group # 5 2001 - 2002 Classes
Classes held last two Thursdays of the month

Times are 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm with dinner at 4:30 pm and all classes will be held at the Roofers Training Center. Students will be allowed to join the other group to make up missed classes. Classes will be audio and/or video taped and copies will be provided to each student.

Class # 1 September 20, 2001
Effective Leadership (Harper & Associates)

- Review of Myers-Briggs
- Feedback on retreat
- “Nuts and Bolts” of what managers do
- Managers set the tone

Assigned Reading:
Supervision Today: Chapter One (Pages 2-27)
Topic: Defining the Supervisor’s Job



Class # 2 September 27, 2001
Intro to Leadership (Union)
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
Perceptions and Realities
Leadership Attributes
Leaders >vs.< Managers
Leaders that have influenced them

Master Student - Learning Styles
Assigned Reading:
Supervision Today:
Chapter 10 (Pages 296-394)
Topic: Providing Effective Leadership

Assigned Reading:
Becoming a Master Student:
Chapter 1


Class # 3 October 18, 2001
Physical Awareness and Building Trust (Harper & Associates)
- Limiting workplace injuries
- Leadership styles
- Building trust
- “Blind Trust” exercise
- Group discussion

Master Student - Time Management
Assigned Reading:
Supervision Today:
(Pages 319 and 378-381) & Chapter 16 (Pages 474-506)

Topic:
Building Supervisory Trust / Supervising Groups and Work Teams / The Supervisors Role in Labor Relations

Assigned Reading:
Becoming a Master Student: Chapter 2


Class # 4 October 25, 2001
Thinking Outside the Box (Union)

- Review of program thus far
- Thinking outside the box
- Video: Paradigm
- Exercise and Discussion

Master Student - Memory
Assigned Reading:
Supervision Today: Chapter 5 (Pages 128-156)
Topic: Solving Problems and Making Decisions

Assigned Reading:
Becoming a Master Student: Chapter 3

Class # 5 November 29, 2001
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy (Harper & Associates)

- Introduce SFP
- How SFP influences
- Thinking influences Actions
- Becoming a “Positive Pygmalion”
- SFP and You
- Discussion, Video and Exercises

Assigned Reading:
Supervision Today: Chapter 3 (Pages 67-91)
Topic: Planning and Control


Class # 6 December 6, 2001
Critical Thinking (Union)

- Qualities of a critical thinker
- Becoming a critical thinker
- Uncovering assumptions
- Decision-making
- The four “P’s” of Problem solving

Master Student - Reading
Assigned Reading:
Supervision Today: Chapter 5 (Pages 128-156)
Topic: Solving problems and Making Decisions

Assigned Reading:
Becoming a Master Student: Chapter 4

Class # 7 January 24, 2002
Diversity (Harper & Associates)

- Expand knowledge of cultural groups and their impact in the workplace
- Communication between cultural groups
- Cultural decision-making and problem solving
- Behavior and reactions in response to cultural diversity
- Practice models and strategies for effective multicultural decision making and problem solving

Master Student - Notes
Assigned Reading:
Supervision Today: (Pages 41-48)
Topic: Working in a Diverse Organization

Assigned Reading:
Becoming a Master Student: Chapter 5



Class # 8 January 31, 2002
Project Management & The Workplace (Union)

- Time, Money, Quality: “Pick any Two”
- Claims Management: “He who documents, wins”
- Financial Management: “The money is in the field”
- PM Tools

  - Cost Account
- MS Project
- Quick CAD
- Photo Shop
- Hand Held PC

Master Student - Thinking
Assigned Reading:
Supervision Today: Chapter 6 (Pages 157-190)
Topic: Organizing An Effective Department, Relationships

Assigned Reading:
Becoming a Master Student: Chapter 8

Class # 9 February 21, 2002
Communicating with Difficult people and customer service
(Harper & Associates)

- Introduction to “Power Communication”
- Dealing will difficult people
Master Student - Writing
Assigned Reading:
Supervision Today: Chapter 13 (Pages 387-415)
Topic: Handling Conflict, Politics, and Negotiations

Assigned Reading:
Becoming a Master Student: Chapter 9

Class # 10 February 28, 2002
Communication #1 (Union)

- Being a good listener
- Communicating “Whole Messages”
- Diffusing Anger
- Other good techniques
- “Role playing and practice of techniques”

Master Student - Tests
Assigned Reading:
Supervision Today: Chapter 11 (Pages 328-355)
Topic: Communicating Effectively

Assigned Reading:
Becoming a Master Student: Chapter 6

Class # 11 March 21, 2002
Business & Communication (Union)

- How a small business works
- Business Environment
- Hidden costs-not so hidden

Assigned Reading:
Supervision Today: Chapter 14 (Pages 418-447)
Topic: Dealing with Change and Stress

Class # 12 March 28, 2002
“The End is the Beginning” (Union/Harper & Associates)

- Summary of Management Practices
- Individual Goal Setting with Consultants

Assigned Reading:
Master Student: Chapter 12 (Pages 313-344)
Topic: What’s Next?

Group # 4 (Management group) 2001 - 2002 Classes
Last Wednesday of the month
Dinner at 4:30 Class from 5 – 8 PM

Class # 3 November 28, 2001
Physical Awareness and Building Trust (Harper & Associates)

Class # 4 January 30, 2002
Thinking Outside the Box (Union)

Class # 5 February 27, 2002
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy (Harper & Associates

Class # 6 March 27, 2002
Critical Thinking (Union)

Class # 7 April 24, 2002
Diversity (Harper & Associates)

Class # 8 May 29, 2002
Project Management & The Workplace (Union)

Class # 9 June 26, 2002
Communicating with Difficult people and customer service
(Harper & Associates)

Class # 10 July 31, 2002
Communication #1 (Union)

Class # 11 August 28, 2002
Business & Communication (Union)

Class # 12 September 25, 2002
“The End is the Beginning” (Union/Harper & Associates)

PHASE III Elective Courses
Students are provided with a list of college classes, instructing seminars, and private seminars on related topics such as management, motivation, organization skills, etc. Students select from these based on their individual goals and interest. The equivalent of two semester classes is required for completion of the program.

Additionally we are currently looking into degree programs at several universities including The National Labor College at the George Meany Center and National Hispanic University in San Jose. This process has been completed with the National Labor College and students receive 12 credits for our program and can go on to complete a Bachelor Degree if they so choose. This will be accomplished through distance learning, taking college credit courses locally and by applying for life services credit. The National Labor College is very accommodating in that they will allow up to 90 of the 120 required credits to be gained outside of their institution. Additionally the 12 credits for our program are counted toward the 30 minimum credits that must be acquired through the National Labor College.

PHASE IV Capstones (3hrs.to 5hrs.each Run concurrent with Phase III)
At least four capstone classes per year will take place to assist students implementing new skills, review lessons learned, provide motivation and support, and to integrate the learning process into the family.


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