Every organization has leaders. Some have the title of supervisor, many have the title of manager and all share the title of leader. Your supervisors and managers have a profound influence on the engagement and productivity of your employees, as well as being the frontline of defense in avoiding employment relationship problems. MRA recognizes that effective leadership impacts your organization’s growth and works as your partner in delivering knowledge and skill development through our premier programs.
Why MRA leadership programs?
Our classes provide practical, common-sense material that is relevant to what your leaders experience every day. The classes are delivered by instructors who relate to their students through the stories they share, the activities they facilitate and the relationships they build. Knowledge not applied is knowledge lost. Therefore, our instructors challenge their students to apply their knowledge in the workplace, in role-plays or through exercises or gamification.
MRA offers several programs to meet development needs ranging from the newly-appointed leader to the more experienced leader who wants to enhance or refresh their current skills.
Our premier leadership training programs are:
Principles of Leadership Excellence
This series is delivered over 12 days, but modules may be taken independent of the series. Through the completion of all modules, you will build 18 leadership competencies. Through interactive learning, you learn how to be a better leader through self-assessment, skills practice, group discussion, and application to your day-to-day work. You can stay connected between sessions through the life-line of an online community. Instructors with real-world leadership experience in a variety of industries, make the topics come alive.
Supervision Part I: Fundamentals of Leadership
This course is delivered in either 6 half days or 3 full days and provides a practical approach to the crucial knowledge, skills and techniques that managers, supervisors and team leads can use immediately. Often referred to as a supervision "boot camp," the course is taught from an "in-the trenches" perspective, as opposed to a textbook approach. Every session includes a mix of lecture, group discussion and the opportunity to apply a skill or technique taught in class to the workplace.
Additional leadership programs include:
Frontline Leadership Certificate Series (offered in WI, IL, and IA)
This series is delivered over 5 days, but modules may be taken independent of the series. Like the Leadership for Leads course, this series is for those individuals who provide leadership or guidance to a work group without the power to hire, terminate or conduct performance reviews. Participants learn the basic supervisory skills as well as expanded lessons in interpersonal and influential skills, conflict resolution and on-the-job training techniques.
Leadership for Leads (offered in MN)
This course is typically delivered over 4 half days and is designed for employees transitioning from making an individual contribution to providing oversight and direction to others. These employees do not have responsibility for hiring, termination or performance evaluation. This course introduces the foundation of basic supervisory skills to assist in the transition to management.
Leading Effective Teams Certificate Series
This series is delivered over 5 days, but modules may be taken independent of the series. This series provides the knowledge, techniques, and skills to lead productive and successful teams. The participants are leaders of departmental, cross-functional, or project teams who may or may not have direct authority over team members.
Supervision Part II: Fundamentals of Leadership
This course is delivered over 5 half days and builds upon the basic supervisory skills learned in Supervision Part I: Fundamentals of Leadership. Participants select a situation from their work in which to apply lessons taught in this course on communication techniques and effective problem solving.