Dr. Levine offers a large array of leadership development workshops and can provide custom-tailored programs to suit specific needs and interests.
Making Power Moves: Women and Leadership
If women are to succeed in the workplace, then institutions must change. However, there are specific skills needed to rise to leadership positions. This course will provide practical information that will help you advance your career including – networking, the use of power, organizational politics, non-defensive communication, negotiation, public speaking and self-nurturing/limit setting. Through lecture, discussion and interactive exercises, you will learn skills that will help you excel in today’s workplace and apply high standards of ethical practice and compassionate leadership.
Making Power Moves: Women and Leadership is offered through UC Berkeley Extension. Course information may be accessed here.
Don’t Ask, Don’t Get: Effective Negotiation Techniques
You have opportunities to negotiate every day in your professional and personal life. Whether it is, “Where do you want to have dinner tonight?” or “I’d like to discuss my salary,” if you don’t ask for what you want and deserve, you’ll never get it. In this session, you will learn how to prepare to negotiate, build your case, present your request, and clinch the deal. You will gain practical skills to achieve negotiated outcomes that will leave both parties feeling satisfied.
The Essential Steps to Leadership
In order to be effective at work, you must manage things and lead people – so how can you be a successful leader? Based on the book Making Managers into Leaders, this session will cover concepts that will improve your results working with people and teams. The framework shifts the focus from a problem orientation to a solution orientation to create a communicative and collaborative environment. If you ask the right questions, your team will come up with creative solutions because “the answers are in the room.”
Building An Effective Mentoring Relationship
(Presented with Vanessa George)
Whether you serve as a mentor or are being mentored, it is important to make the best use of the relationship. In either case, it is essential to understand what you want to accomplish, and how you are going to reach the desired results. There are numerous tips to sustaining a successful mentoring collaboration, including having fun! Join us for an interactive and lively workshop on techniques to build an effective mentoring relationship.
How to Sing Your Praises Without Going Off Key
Prepare for success by advocating for yourself with confidence and assertiveness. What do you want people to know about you? That you’re humble, self-effacing and lack ambition? Or that you’re self-assured and have what it takes to be a leader? Learn how to put your best foot forward and be honest about your accomplishments with grace and poise. Promote yourself with confidence without being overbearing!
The world is filled with challenging bosses – from micromanagers and critics to those who may be neglectful and disengaged. Learn how to build a better relationship with your supervisor (whether they are challenging or not) that will help you succeed. Thriving at work can depend on your ability to understand and analyze your boss’s management and communication style. If you can learn to “read” your boss, you can develop a custom-tailored approach to positively engage your supervisor to have a more satisfying career. Managing up is the best tactic for getting more interesting work, more responsibility, and more resources and perhaps even turning your supervisor into a mentor who will support your long-term career growth!
Use Your Whole Brain to Understand Yourself and Others!
Each of us has a unique thinking and communication style. How can we best appreciate ourselves and each other, work well together and value diversity? Understanding your preferred style and that of others can improve interpersonal effectiveness and facilitate collaborations among diverse individuals and work groups. This highly interactive, non-threatening and fun workshop provides team building and gives people the ability to communicate with others with understanding and empathy.
Women in the Workplace
Women have made great strides in the workplace, but inequality persists. On average in 2014, women only made 77 cents to every dollar a man earned. In this interactive session we will explore what holds women back from achieving parity with men and what we can do to advance our careers.
Powerful Non-Defensive Communication™
Based on Sharon Ellison’s Powerful Non-Defensive Communication™ (PNDC) work, this session will cover how to maximize your capacity as a compassionate leader with PNDC skills. You will learn how to ask disarming questions that stimulate sincere responses, give honest feedback that others want to hear, and use statements and predictions to set boundaries that enhance the respect others have for you. This session will afford you the opportunity to learn practical skills and have dynamic impact in any environment.
Coaching with Confidence
A true leader is someone who is willing to empower employees to identify and develop their talents and hold them personally accountable for growth. Effective coaching is a leadership strategy aimed at raising employee performance to a higher level by fostering insight that leads to action. It empowers others to discover solutions to their own challenges and builds self-esteem and confidence. In this engaging session we will have fun using interactive exercises and self-reflection to explore specific techniques to coach and support others.
Speak Easy: Effective Public Speaking
Public speaking is one of the most essential skills needed for leadership. Whether an inexperienced public speaker or a seasoned presenter, it’s important to hone your skills. In this session, you will learn how to control anxiety, structure a presentation and speak with authority. A compelling speech combines interesting information with an engaging style. Discover techniques for articulating your vision and position yourself as an influential leader. You will learn how to craft a speech and present it in a powerful and effective way.
Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace
Employees today have an expectation that leadership will be more mindful of their needs, which in turn elevates job satisfaction, increases productivity and creates higher performance. In this session, you will gain knowledge and skills to develop emotional intelligence and apply tools that will help you to build harmonious relationships in the workplace. Acquire an understanding of the role of emotions and develop social skills that will aid you to enhance cooperation and teamwork.
Custom designed workshops and staff retreats available upon request.