True Leadership Development

True Leadership - Leadership Development Program

The True Leader – Leadership Development Program will provide the experienced manager with the tools necessary to become the leader that achieves the vision. The program is comprised of seven, four-hour classes that, when taught in order, progress through the stages of true leadership development. The program can also be customized to meet the unique needs of every organization. 

Register a minimum of four employees in all seven of the True Leadership – Leadership Development Program classes by January 22 and receive a 30% discount on the cost of the classes. This is equal to over $400 in savings.

***NEW in 2016-2017*** - The True Leader- Leadership Development Program will be offered in two locations.  CHS, Inc. has offered to hold one series of classes in their conference room.  A second series of classes will be held at Kishwaukee College.  Both locations/dates are listed below:

Leading and Managing: Leadership 101 – August 22 at CHS, Inc. and August 29 at Kishwaukee College (8am-12pm)

The difference between managing employees and leading managers is massive. Learn how to move from managing tasks and productivity to creating and executing a vision.

Leadership the Works for Everyone: DISC – September 21 at CHS, Inc. and September 28 at Kishwaukee College (8am-12pm), must register by Sept. 2 (to allow for DiSC Assessment completion and review)

Successful communication is necessary to achieve a vision.  A leader must understand how to communicate with employees.  Through the use of the DISC assessment, leaders will come to know and understand their own communication style and how they must adapt it to communicate successfully with their employees.  There is an additional fee of $35/DISC Assessment.

Emotional Intelligence – October 18 at CHS, Inc. and October 25 at Kishwaukee College (8am-12pm)

Emotional Intelligence is the key to true leadership. Leaders lead people, not machines.  People have emotions that drive their behaviors.  Learn the importance of understanding emotions in employee motivation, satisfaction and productivity.

Conflict and Difficult People: Analysis, Communication and Resolution – November 16 at CHS, Inc. and November 9 at Kishwaukee College (8am-12pm)

Conflict and challenging employees are elements of work life that all leaders must be able to address. Learn how to utilize the tools that resolve conflicts and allow leaders to work with even the most challenging employees.

Delegation/Employee Growth: Motivation and Coaching – January 24 at CHS, Inc. and January 17 at Kishwaukee College (8am-12pm)

Without coaching employees do not develop, grow, and become more effective and important to the organization. Delegation is no different, effective leaders know the importance of division of labor, using individuals’ strengths, and working together for the common good of the team and organization.

Leading a Diverse Workforce - February 22 at CHS, Inc. and February 15 at Kishwaukee College (8am-12pm)

The level of an employee’s feelings of inclusion has a direct impact on their productivity and motivation.  Leaders must ensure that differences, varied talents and unique experiences are embraced and utilized for the fulfillment of both their employees and their organization. Learn how to develop an inclusive environment that benefits both the employees and the organization.

Recognizing and Rewarding Employees in Meaningful Ways – March 21 at CHS, Inc. and March 28 at Kishwaukee College (8am-12pm)

Employees need validation, encouragement and a positive supportive culture. Leaders must be able to motivate, validate, and foster “possibilities-based” thinking in their employees to keep them engaged and invested in the organization.  Learn how to create a “culture of appreciation” for yourself and your employees.

The cost for each 4 hour class is $199/participant.  There is an additional fee of $35/DISC Assessment.

For more information, please contact Melissa Gallagher, Coordinator, Short Term Training & Continuing Education ( (815-825-9466).