WWLDP schedule and content summary
No one project is the same, and neither are our leaders. This first-week covers the structure, main concepts and expectations, and goals of the program as well as the participants.
Leadership Plan Review
Provides a high-level understanding of different leadership styles, understanding of control vs. influence, and development of a "leadership tool list" of areas they would like to improve or focus on.
Deep dive into Top 5 CliftonStrengths results to understand more about strengths, weaknesses, what they look like when they are "overdone" as well as insight and science behind contagious behaviors.
Dirtwork & Foundation
Identify personal values to help align them with goals, teams and work. Also recognize when and where we thrive and are most productive vs. continuing to try and work against them contributing to stress, burnout and ultimately poor leadership.
Main Control Center
Basics and foundational information about our brain to explain why it can be so difficult to motivate, communicate and lead in certain situations or environments. This provides baseline information needed for further missions on trust, difficult conversations, public speaking and conflict.
Identify what we do and do not have control over as a leader as well as the importance of self-control and how to improve it.
Teams - Structural members
Recognizing the value of all the different team members within a project team, identifying and implementing the top traits of successful teams, and the importance of a leader's influence.
Team Assessment & Motivation
Overview of how to evaluate the current status of a team to determine if and what actions are needed to improve or maintain momentum, progress, efficiency, and health. Implementation tools including effective motivational strategies for individuals vs. teams.
Awareness of how people hear and process information depending on how it is communicated. How to read non-verbal cues and body language, the importance of feedback, different listening and empathy levels, and when to engage what to be most effective.
How, why, and when to identify, prepare for, and diffuse conflict, improve public speaking skills for project interviews, and how best to bring up issues and challenges with clients or others in leadership.
Construction Industry Awareness
Information and awareness on our larger industry challenges, how these impact us personally as well as impact our teams and projects, and what we can do, as industry leaders, to contribute to solutions.
The final week recaps the main points of program contents and helps participants build a leadership maintenance schedule and blueprint to help keep momentum long after the program has concluded.