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Situational Leadership

October 3 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Situational Leadership stresses flexibility and simplicity. It prepares leaders to address the most pressing challenges in today’s work environment.

Organizations need strong, yet flexible leaders. Leaders who can transform plans into action by working with individuals to ensure their jobs are meaningful and motivating. The new frontline leader is different from the command-and-control leader of the past. People aren’t interested in working for someone who just gives daily orders and conducts annual evaluations. Employees today are looking for leaders who will coach them by providing either direction or support (or both) as they attain their goals. In this seminar, leaders will learn how to focus on the future and create a motivating environment by defining a compelling vision and finding ways to help people discover how meaningful their work can be.

Situational Leadership is based on the relationship between leaders and followers. In this seminar, you’ll learn how to determine the amount of guidance and direction you need to give and the amount of socioemotional support you need to provide.

You’ll learn four critical leadership competencies.

• Diagnose: Understand the nuances of the specific situation you are trying to influence.
• Adapt: Adjust your behavior in response to the contingencies of the situation.
• Communicate: Interact with others in a manner they can understand and accept.
• Advance: Manage the movement toward higher performance.

At the end of this seminar, you will be able to:

•  Identify the leadership styles you are most comfortable using, and then develop additional styles to use in specific situations.
•  Diagnose the development level for each of your employees.
•  Match the appropriate leadership style to your employees’ development level to provide the appropriate support he or she needs.
•  Communicate performance direction clearly while building an employee’s self-esteem.
•  Appropriately use praise and recognition to help improve employee’s performance.
•  Delegate effectively with peak performers and coach and support those staff who are experiencing performance problems.

Target Audience: Managers

Experience/Skill Level: Entry-Level, Intermediate, Advanced

Gary Polain is the Principle of OZmosis Leadership. A native born Western Australian, he began his professional career as a Mechanical Engineer specializing in power station design, dust pollution control, and mine ventilation systems. Gary has over the last twenty years committed himself to a most accomplished career in ‘Human Engineering’.

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October 3
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
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MCAKC Knowledge Center
10955 Lowell Avenue, 10th Floor
Overland Park, KS 66210 United States
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Jacki Conn, Director of Education

Registration and Attendance Policy:

The MCA of Kansas City offers several (fee or no fee) networking and educational opportunities to the employees of Signatory Members, Associate Members, and Partner Trade Organizations.

Many of these events require financial commitments in advance-which are directly based on the number of registrations received.

Fiscal responsibility is a top priority of the MCA of Kansas City and as a result we have implemented the following Registration and Attendance Policy:

Registrants of MCA of Kansas City sponsored events, who wish to reverse (cancel) their registration, must do so at least 2 Business Days prior to the event by either email (cpaulson@mcakc.org) or phone (913-948-9200).

No Shows” will be assessed a fee (see below) and invoiced accordingly.

$50 Event Duration: Up to 4 Hours

$100 Event Duration: Over 4 Hours
(Should the event cover more than one day, this fee will apply for each day of event) 

Transfer Policy:

Registrants in JCCC continuing education courses may transfer their registration to another course. The transfer request must be received in writing two (2) business days prior to the first day of the course for which you were originally scheduled. A $50 transfer charge will be applied to all transfers received less than two (2) days prior to the start date of the course. 

Partner Trade Associations include organizations such as SMACNA-KC, NECA-KC, or other Affiliate Organizations.

For additional information, contact Cathy Paulson at (913) 948-9200.