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Leadership Academy Training Series

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Leadership Academy - Spring 2020

Your development as a leader is a journey, and those who succeed are the ones who have a clear destination, an inner compass, and a map of the territory to guide them. Our Leadership Academy focuses on helping you develop as a leader.

To be successful, you need to understand what others expect of you, and your personal leadership strengths and challenges. You also need to be able to mobilize and motivate groups of people to achieve results, and drive organizational change.

You’ll learn the necessary skills in this 8-week certificate program which is designed to demonstrate and teach the importance of credibility, accountability and responsibility for individuals at all levels. We provide a performance-based approach to learning the skills you need to become leaders within your organization and your personal life.

Come to Cabrillo Extension’s NEW Leadership Academy and transform into the leader you want to be!

8 Wednesdays, April 1 - May 20, 2020
1:00 - 4:30 pm

Location: Classes are held in the 1500 Bldg., 2nd floor, Room 1522
Take ALL EIGHT MODULES for just $480! Or take individual modules at $68 each.

A comprehensive manual is included for particpants registered in the entire program.


    register online


Jennifer Mount has over 15 years of experience in the design and facilitation of professional and leadership development curriculum has crossed the globe and many industries. She has worked with Fortune 500 Companies such as Microsoft, 3M, and Amgen as well as start ups, non-profits, small businesses and entrepreneurs to help enhance employee skills and work performance.


Module 1
Five Practices of Exemplary Leaders

What makes a great leader? You’ll have many answers of your own, but in some very critical ways, your answers are very likely to overlap with the answers discovered by Kouzes and Posner in the 25+ years of research they have conducted that has become, “The Leadership Challenge.”® In this dynamic first session, you will:

  • Write your story about a “personal best” leadership experience
  • Compare your experience with the 5 Practices of Exemplary Leaders described in “The Leadership Challenge”®
  • Understand the importance of the 5 Practices to you, your organization, and success
  • Explore the critical importance of credibility as a leader, and make a plan to enhance your own.
  • Assess yourself according to the 5 practices and make a plan to improve.

Date: Wed., April 1
Time: 1:00 - 4:30 pm                     
Cost: $68

Location: Aptos Campus, room 1522

register online

Module 2
Developing as a Leader: Your Personal Story

To be a great leader is a very personal journey. It starts with a rich understanding of the role of a leader, and continues as you clarify your personal values, strengths and challenges. In this half-day class, you will:

  • Understand the stages of leadership development and the competencies needed for success in various stages.
  • Develop an understanding of different leadership styles and the impact of each.
  • Clarify your personal values, and compare those to your work values.
  • Revisit the 5 Practices of Exemplary Leaders and create behavioral goals to guide your development.


Date: Wed., April 8
Time: 1:00 - 4:30 pm                     
Cost: $68

Location: Aptos Campus, room 1522

register online


Module 3
Building Emotional Intelligence and Self-Awareness

To be Emotionally Intelligent means to have and demonstrate self-awareness and to be able to self-regulate, so that you can communicate with a higher degree of competence. Emotional Intelligence and self-awareness are critical skills in work and in everyday life. In this module you will:
  • Learn about “Above the Line” leadership and practice claiming a space above the line.
  • Understand the 4 components of Emotional Intelligence.
  • Practice 2 powerful techniques for developing greater self-awareness.
  • Explore the brain’s negativity bias and the impact that it (potentially) has on our leadership.
  • Learn 3 ways to “prime” yourself for greater success and being a resilient leader.

Date: Wed., April 15, 2020
Time: 1:00 - 4:30 pm                     
Cost: $68

Location: Aptos Campus, room 1522

register online

Module 4
Setting Goals and Achieving Results

One of your primary responsibilities as a leader is to drive your team toward results. This involves being crystal clear about where you are heading, and why, and then managing the needs, expectations and workload of your team in order to achieve those results. Come to this half-day class to:

  • Explore the most common barriers to achieving goals.
  • Compare your top organizational goals to your own daily activities as a way to assess credibility.
  • Practice writing clear outcome statements that can guide a project.
  • Develop a plan to track progress toward goals as a team.

Date: Wed., April 22
Time: 1:00 - 4:30 pm                     
Cost: $68

Location: Aptos Campus, room 1522

register online

Module 5

Effective Delegation

One of the primary responsibilities of a developing leader is to delegate effectively. You need to be able to identify an employee’s strengths and weaknesses, select and delineate work tasks clearly, and appropriately monitor the execution of the tasks throughout the employee development process. Come to this half day class to:

  • Be introduced to situational leadership and how to apply it to your work team
  • Learn when to delegate, when to coach, when to support and when to direct.
  • Identify tasks that you can safely delegate.
  • Practice delegating effectively using a “conversation planner.”
  • Practice following-up with employees after the fact to ensure that tasks are done completely and appropriately, and that employees are learning the skills they need to succeed.


Date: Wed., April 29
Time: 1:00 - 4:30 pm                     
Cost: $68

Location: Aptos Campus, room 1522

register online

Module 6

Making Meetings Work: The Essentials

In today’s workplace, we use meetings to get work done. Unfortunately, many of those meetings are a waste of time, energy and money! In this essential leadership course, you will learn to make the most of your meeting time by learning how to:

  • Write an effective agenda
  • Design a meeting process that gets results using the 3P method
  • Engage the right people, at the right time
  • Set effective “rules of engagement” that bring out the best in your meeting participants
  • Stimulate the “right kind” of conflict in a meeting
  • Capture action items effectively

Date: Wed., May 6
Time: 1:00 - 4:30 pm                     
Cost: $68

Location: Aptos Campus, room 1522

register online

Module 7
Leading Organizational Change

As a leader, you are called upon to lead yourself and others through the change process. Do you have the tools you need? In times of change, it is important for us to deepen our capacity to act with presence, purpose and awareness as we lead others toward new horizons. In this workshop you will:

  • Develop a deeper understanding of your role as a change leader, and the characteristics of effective change leadership.
  • Learn valuable communication skills that will inspire and motivate your team.
  • Explore and apply a dynamic model for leading organizational change.


Date: Wed., May 13
Time: 1:00 - 4:30 pm                     
Cost: $68

Location: Aptos Campus, room 1522

register online

Module 8
Coaching for Improvement and Development

Developing others is one of our primary responsibilities as leaders. Identifying the strengths and challenges of our team members, and then creating opportunities for them to develop is essential to our team’s success. In this class you will:

  • Identify situations in which you need to coach for improvement or coach for development.
  • Learn the 4 critical factors that support performance improvement and how to use them while coaching.
  • Use the GROW feedback model to provide specific and balanced feedback.


Date: Wed., May 20
Time: 1:00 - 4:30 pm                     
Cost: $68

Location: Aptos Campus, room 1522

register online


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