Ignite Leadership Training

Ignite Leadership Training

Whether you’re new to leadership or a seasoned veteran, Ignite can help.

Wherever your people are on their leadership journey, they can develop successful leadership behaviors by increasing self-awareness within Ignite’s unique learning community. Our experienced trainers focus on today’s most relevant leadership challenges using a coaching approach that creates a system of accountability for students as they apply what is learned in the workplace.

Ignite Leadership Training programs are virtual, highly interactive, hands-on, and application-based. This professional development experience is offered at an affordable price and is delivered in five 90-minute sessions over the course of 10 weeks giving ample “practice time” between sessions.

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To apply discounts (Peer Group members) contact Therese Smith.
Email: Therese@TheBestAndBrightest.com
Phone: (586) 393-4396

Leadership Jumpstart Program

This highly interactive virtual program “jumpstarts’ participants” overall leadership capability and boosts their level of self-awareness. Each session introduces key leadership concepts (adapting to other leadership styles, giving/receiving feedback, handling difficult conversations, effective communications, developing teams) and reinforces learning by exploring concrete experiences. Students discover practical strategies to apply leadership principles within their unique work setting and are accountable to their learning community by sharing the results of newly practiced leadership behaviors.

Who Should Enroll?

Leaders with limited or no formal leadership training. From experienced managers, newly hired managers, team leaders, individual contributors moving into management, and any staff demonstrating the potential to lead.

Virtual Sessions

Virtual Sessions
5 Week 90-Minute Mid-Day Program
Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm ET

  • Spring 2024

    April 10th, April 24th, May 8th, May 22nd, June 5th

  • Summer 2024

    June 12th, June 26th, July 10th, July 24th, August 7th

  • Fall 2024

    Oct 9th, Oct 23rd, Nov 6th, Nov 20th, Dec 4th

Topic Summary

  • Leadership Self-Awareness: Understanding individual’s preferred leadership style and learning how to adapt to other styles
  • Feedback: Effectively giving and receiving feedback
  • Conflict: Successfully navigating difficult conversations with peers and direct reports
  • Communications: Attracting, onboarding, engaging & retaining team members using dynamic inquiry
  • Team Development: Building high-performance teams (remote, hybrid or in person)

Meet Our Trainer

Denise Roberts

Denise has extensive experience as a trainer and coach helping leaders connect with and create strong relationships within their teams that result in increased engagement & cooperation. Her high energy, experiential training offers a group facilitation style that weaves in real life experience that changes people’s beliefs and leads them to new behaviors and stellar results. Denise loves seeing students integrate new information and implement the actions required to experience game changing results or as she calls them “lightbulb moments!”

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Leadership Influence Program

This more advanced track picks up where Jumpstart leaves off (although there is no requirement to complete Leadership Jumpstart to enroll) diving into matters of emotional intelligence where participants uncover barriers that may be impacting their relationships and hindering growth. Assessments uncover natural leadership behaviors, learning styles and conflict resolution approaches providing multiple perspectives that build self-awareness to achieve optimum growth. This course explores relevant topics (enhancing EQ, leadership behaviors (DiSC), training & onboarding, difficult conversations, team building) and offers just-in-time solutions that can be applied immediately within each participant’s unique organizational culture.

Who Should Enroll?

Experienced leaders who have embarked on their leadership journey and are willing to discover new dimensions to their influence and build emotional intelligence. Emerging leaders and high-potentials who are eager to expand their self-awareness and move to the next level.

Virtual Sessions

Virtual Sessions
5 Week 90-Minute Mid-Day Program
Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm ET

  • Spring 2024

    April 11th, April 25th, May 9th , May 23rd, June 6th

  • Summer 2024

    June 13th, June 27th, July 11th, July 25th, August 8th

  • Fall 2024

    Oct 10th, Oct 24th, Nov 7th, Nov 21st, Dec 5th

Topic Summary

  • Emotional Intelligence: Building awareness of its impact on the leader
  • Leadership Behavior: Discovering individual leadership styles using the DiSC model
  • Training & Onboarding: Exploring how preferred learning styles impact effectiveness
  • Difficult Conversations: Successfully addressing conflict in relationships
  • Team Building: Developing solid relationships and emotionally intelligent teams
  • Mental Health: Effectively addressing mental health issues in the workplace

Meet Our Trainer

Katie Dykstra

Katie has led leadership development and training initiatives within a variety of organizations from start ups to Fortune 500 companies and coaches individuals on how leadership skills can be applied both professionally and in everyday life. Katie is passionate about neuroscience and how it impacts leadership results while building better workplace environments. She spent 15 years in HR leadership roles guiding engagement, employee relations, retention, and recruitment efforts. She earned a master’s degree in human resources management, holds a Certified Professional Coach credential through the Center for Coaching and is a Certified Diversity Executive through the Institute for Diversity Certification.

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