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Principles of Leadership Excellence

Becoming an effective leader involves acquiring and honing a particular skill set. Successful managers understand leadership components and how to combine them in just the right way, and they practice what they’ve learned.

  • Overview

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    Overview

    The Principles of Leadership Excellence Certificate Series (PLX) is a comprehensive leadership development program comprised of six modules (12 full days or 24 half days). The goal of PLX is to provide opportunities to learn the skills, behaviors, and knowledge needed for effective, successful leadership.

    Who Should Attend

    This series benefits newly appointed supervisors, managers, and other professionals. Experienced supervisors who have not had formal management training, as well as staff with management potential who do not yet hold a leadership or management role, find this series invaluable.

  • Inside-Out Leadership Model

    Inside-Out Leadership Model

    The most effective leaders have a clear understanding of themselves, so MRA’s leadership model takes an inside-out approach. This approach focuses on:

    • Reflecting and learning about yourself.
    • Applying methods to your own work.
    • Using your knowledge to connect with others and apply leadership principles within the context of your organization and the surrounding community.

    Based on adult learning principles, the PLX series will empower you to:

    • Become a better leader through interactive learning such as self-assessment, skill practice, group discussion, and application to day-to-day work.
    • Create connections with fellow participants.
    • Engage with our instructors who have real-world leadership experience in a variety of industries.
    • Communicate well with your team and respond when challenges arise, and make changes and adjustments to keep your goals in sight.
    • Build upon 18 leadership competencies:
      1. Vision and Strategy
      2. Performance Management
      3. Managing Relationships
      4. Talent Management
      5. Ethics and Integrity
      6. Communication
      7. Innovation
      8. Political Savvy
      9. Team Building
      10. Diversity
      11. Adaptability and Agility
      12. Motivation
      13. Problem Solving
      14. Conflict Management
      15. Delegation
      16. Self-Assessment
      17. Trust and Authenticity
      18. Change Management
  • Module Details

    Module Details

    MRA strongly encourages you to take the PLX series in sequence because skill sets in each module build upon what is learned in the previous module. For module descriptions and outlines, click links below. For dates or to register, scroll down to Module Overviews.

    1. Trust and Influence
    2. Communicating for Results
    3. Culture, Motivation, and Aligning Goals with Strategies
    4. Training, Delegating, Coaching, and Managing Performance
    5. Building Collaboration and Managing Conflict
    6. Leading Change and Putting It All Together
  • Coaching Guide

    Manager Coaching Guide

    To get the most out of this training experience for your leaders attending this series, MRA offers a Manager Coaching Guide. This is a tool for the participant’s leader to use with the PLX series participant to maximize his/her productivity in class and help the learning "stick."

    • This coaching guide follows the classes in the series, including an overview of what was covered and coaching questions for discussion.
    • View the brief video with directions on how to best use this guide.
    • To order the Manager Coaching Guide, contact MRA Registrations at 262.696.3319 or Registrations@mranet.org.

    PLX Coaching Guide

  • Schedule & Register

    Schedule & Register

    MRA strongly encourages you to take the series in sequence because skill sets in each module build upon what is learned in the previous module.

    View the 2021 Schedule

    Check website for current availability as some dates may change or reach capacity.

    Register for the Entire Series

    To register for one module at a time, please start with Trust and Influence (Module 1).

    Note: Module 6 includes a wrap-up of the entire Principles of Leadership Excellence Series and the Individual Learning Plan used throughout all six modules of the series. This module should be taken last.

    Questions: Contact MRA Registrations at 262.696.3319 or Registrations@mranet.org.

  • Participant Access

Module Overviews

Trust and Influence header
Trust and Influence
Training
Leadership & Management & Supervision
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Communicating for Results
Training
Communication
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Culture, Motivation Aligning Goals
Culture, Motivation, and Aligning Goals With Strategies
Training
Organization Development
Strategic Planning
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Training, Delegating, Coaching and Managing Performance header image
Training, Delegating, Coaching, and Managing Performance
Training
Performance Management
Talent Management
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Building Collaboration and Managing Conflict
Building Collaboration and Managing Conflict
Training
Conflict Management
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Leading Change and Putting It All Together header image
Leading Change and Putting It All Together
Training
Leadership & Management & Supervision
Organization Development
Find a date

Principles of Leadership Excellence Certificate Series Schedule:

2021

Register for Entire Series

MRA used a variety of methods to deliver the material and keep it interesting. I loved how the instructors brought their real-world experiences to help support the material. PLX breaks down the various facets of leadership in ways I hadn’t considered and provides valuable tools to support each. I would recommend PLX to anyone in a leadership role, both new and old.

Tamara C. Bradley, Quality Engineer, EK Machine Co Inc.

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