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Leadership Development Training

Our world is always changing. Part of this evolution includes facing new challenges and adapting with rapidly changing skills. Organizations are working in different capacities, and some are failing or succeeding – often in areas that were not in their original vision.

To keep up, leaders need to follow the advice of Marshall Goldsmith, "What got you here, won’t get you there," meaning that life is about continuous learning. The skills that helped you in your current position will need to evolve to make you better at what you do. If you’re interested in moving up the ladder, the skills you have now won't be the same ones to help you move up. Baldwin Wallace has a variety of programs designed for leadership development, beneficial for individuals and their organizations, with skill areas that match strategies, competencies, motivators, behaviors and cultures.

Several of our open enrollment courses are below.

Change Management

This workshop will give all participants an understanding of how change is implemented and some tools for managing their reactions to change.

Leadership and Influence

Once you learn the techniques of true leadership and influence, you will be able to build the confidence it takes to take the lead.

Creative Problem Solving

This course will help you to understand problems and the creative problem-solving process. You will also learn to identify types of information to gather and key questions to ask in problem solving, the importance of defining a problem correctly and how to use four different problem definition tools. In addition, you will write concrete problem statements, use basic brainstorming tools to generate ideas for solutions, evaluate potential solutions against criteria, including cost/benefit analysis and group voting, and perform a final analysis to select a solution. Finally, through this course you will understand the roles that fact and intuition play in selecting a solution, the need to refine the shortlist and redefine it, how to identify the tasks and resources necessary to implement solutions as well as evaluate and adapt solutions to reality.

Coaching and Mentoring

This course focuses on how to better coach your employees to higher performance. Coaching is a process of relationship building and setting goals. How well you coach is directly related to how well you are able to foster a great working relationship with your employees through understanding them and strategic goal setting.

Conflict Resolution

Participants will learn crucial conflict management skills, including dealing with anger and using the Agreement Frame. If left unchecked or unresolved it can lead to lost production, absences, attrition and even lawsuits.

Critical Thinking

Upon successful completion of this course, students will boost their performance with an increase in their decision-making ability.

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Innovation and Growth Mindset

In this program, you will learn the foundations of growth mindset, neuroscience and sample some fundamental innovation methods and tools to gain an understanding of what might work best for your organization.

Leading for Growth: Executive and Team Leader Quick Start

Regardless of your role, being more innovative means you can create, communicate and accelerate ideas. In this session, you’ll learn: in-depth leadership principles, behaviors, and soft skills needed for building and facilitating a growth-focused culture. You will also learn foundational skills to develop an initial strategy that you can use to get an immediate impact. As an executive, manager, or team leader you can create priority, focus and clarity for those you lead.

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John Maxwell Leadership Training

BW is proud to bring you Mike Nwankwo, of Apogee Leadership Group, a trained and certified John Maxwell Team member, and his series of Maxwell Method courses. John C. Maxwell is a New York Times #1 bestselling author, coach, and speaker who has sold more than 25 million books in more than 50 languages. The Maxwell Method compels leaders to inspire, challenge and equip people, and the organizations they work for, to live out and reach their leadership potential. Maxwell is the recipient of the Mother Teresa Prize for Global Peace and Leadership from the Luminary Leadership Network, Dr. Maxwell speaks each year to Fortune 500 companies, presidents of nations, and many of the world's top business leaders. Tried and tested by professionals around the world, The Maxwell Team’s transformational methods help others become top leaders in their businesses, community, or employment role. Anyone who completes Maxwell Method courses will receive a Maxwell Method Certificate.

High-Performance Teams – 6 PDUs

Teamwork is essential. The silo approach to growth just does not work. It requires everyone on the team to be working, and accountability is key. Having a bunch of hardworking individuals isn’t enough. Chemistry isn’t necessarily the answer either. No matter what, it is the leader’s responsibility to bring the team together and lead them to victory. "The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork," by John C. Maxwell, was written so that it no longer matters who you are, what your background is, or what circumstance you face. You can count on these laws. In The 17 Laws of Teamwork workshop, we will guide your team through the keys of high performance. Course Outline

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Enlightened Leadership

The enlightened leadership program at Baldwin Wallace University includes a family of cutting-edge leadership courses that build on current and emerging trends in leadership education drawn from new developments and discoveries at centers of thought leadership globally. Parables, storytelling, stand-up comedy, theatrical presentation, role-plays and pantomimes are woven together in creating a dynamic learning environment. Inspired by both Eastern wisdom traditions like Zen and Western models like existential psychotherapy, the program seeks to open new doors of perception, awakening an appetite for personal and professional breakthroughs in leadership roles. The courses are focused on equipping participants to become enlightened leaders in their organizations, leading innovation through unique competencies in systems thinking, conflict transformation, mindfulness, change management, design thinking and emotional resilience. Courses feature BW’s Dr. Param Srikantia, a professor, seminar leader and author, who draws upon 20 years of leadership experience in six global conglomerates coupled with teaching and scholarly research on multiple continents. Param is the star of his own "Why Life Sucks" TedTalk.

Enlightened Leadership Certificate

Enlightened leadership differentiates superior leaders in complex business environments. At Baldwin Wallace, we aim to empower students to become more than managers. By equipping you with the tools to guide your team with empathy, self-awareness and integrity, we enable you to become a transformative leader.

Through a combination of unique competencies in systems thinking, conflict transformation, mindfulness, change management, design thinking and emotional resilience, you'll learn the managerial and interpersonal skills that are used by the highest-ranking leaders. The graduate certificate in enlightened leadership will prepare you to excel by becoming an enlightened presence with differentiating leadership capabilities.

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Gestalt Institute of Cleveland

BW often partners with the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland to bring courses that will adapt fundamental Gestalt concepts, skills and awareness to explore and cultivate relational space across time zones and locations. For more information contact us at bwpd@bw.edu.