Ensuring that an individual contributor successfully transitions into a leadership role is critical to the success of the new leader, the people they lead, and the business. Typically, effective team members are often promoted to leadership roles based on their performance and it is assumed that the success they achieved as individual contributors will ensure their success as a leader. However, the skills, insights, and vision required to lead others don’t always come naturally; new leaders must learn, practice, and fine tune essential leadership qualities and skills over time.

The focus of CMOE’s Transition to Leadership workshop is to help new and aspiring leaders understand the unique opportunities and challenges of being a leader. Participants are exposed to the obstacles people often encounter when they move into positions of leadership; they are also given strategies and tools they can use to overcome these common challenges. The topics covered, in combination with CMOE’s unique approach to the learning experience, puts new leaders on the right track and increases the likelihood that they will be successful in their leadership roles over the long run.

I've worked with C.M.O.E. for years in various roles. Steve and his team are professional and supportive. Steve was my executive coach, offering valuable guidance. They also created supervisor training, which received excellent feedback. — Brad Crist

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Learning Objectives

In the Transition to Leadership Workshop, participants will learn how to:

  • Build relationships and engage in open, productive, and collaborative communication.
  • Take ownership for business results and team-member growth.
  • Balance the needs of their stakeholders: owners, employees, customers, and community.
  • Effectively communicate and reinforce the organization’s mission and goals.
  • Make decisions and solve problems in a constructive way.
  • Confidently delegate tasks, assignments, and projects to team members and create a culture of accountability.
  • Define team goals and priorities.
  • Create action plans for goals and priorities.

Our Approach

CMOE’s Transition to Leadership workshop accelerates the development of new leaders by providing participants with a learning experience that focuses on building the mind and heart of a world-class leader. The course design incorporates opportunities for self-discovery so that participants feel a compelling need to change and adapt to their new roles and responsibilities.

The Transition to Leadership program can also be customized to address the exact areas of focus or other important leadership topics that have been identified as priorities for new leaders in the organization. We can provide a framework for participants to work from that incorporates the organization’s leadership-expectations model into the workshop materials. As with all our workshops and products, we utilize the following adult-learning principles to provide an engaging, relevant, and practical learning experience for all participants:

  • Discussions
  • Short presentations
  • Simulations and exercises
  • Models and skills
  • Survey feedback
  • Case studies
  • Tools
  • Action plans

The real-world application and sustainability tools, combined with the learning and practice opportunities offered during the workshop, give new leaders the skills and confidence they need to excel in their role.

“One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.”

~ Arnold Glasow

“Commitment is achieved one member at a time. It cannot be attained through a mandate or through force.”

~ The Team Approach: With Teamwork Anything is Possible

“The leader who can enlist cooperation and respect, without having to pull rank, has power of the most positive kind.”

~ David Crawley

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Delivery Options

The Transition to Leadership workshop can be delivered in a one-, two-, or three-day format at a location of your choice. This workshop is typically led by CMOE’s talented facilitators, who have deep knowledge about leadership as well as extensive experience mentoring and coaching new leaders. However, we can provide Train-the-Trainer services to organizations who prefer to deliver the Transition to Leadership workshop using their own internal facilitators or training staff.

Organizations looking for alternative delivery options or a more-comprehensive development experience for new leaders need look no further: CMOE has many years of experience developing transition into leadership curriculum and ongoing leadership-development sessions designed to help leaders continue to develop their skills in specific and important areas of leadership. We are committed to helping our clients run more-effective organizations, and we are willing to be flexible to help you accomplish your organization’s goals related to leadership performance and development.

Instructor-led training (delivered onsite by a CMOE subject matter expert/facilitator)

Digital learning program (self-paced or live)

Blended and layered solution (combining instructor-led training and digital learning)

Train the trainer services (certifying internal trainers in CMOE’s world-class programs)

Curriculum integration (deliver the topic in conjunction with another topic or event or build it into a development curriculum)

4-16 hours (8 hours preferred) for instructor-led variable for digital learning

Contact a CMOE Client Services Specialist to discuss a targeted solution that is right for your organization.

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