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Aspiring Leaders

Course Category: Individual Development
Length: 3 Days

The goal of this course is to help participants develop leadership skills that will enhance their ability to lead successful careers in New York State government. Course topics will address a wide range of workplace issues and professional development needs including: leading self and others, dealing with resistance, resilience, emotional intelligence, building coalitions, communication, building relationships, coaching and providing feedback, goal setting, decision making, problem solving, professionalism, accountability, and ethics. This is a three-day course; attendance is required all three days. Participants will receive a DiSC Self-Assessment to complete in advance of the course that will help them identify their leadership style. Seats are limited to 30 for each class. By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Employ leadership strategies that focus on self-awareness and motivation to coach employees through transitions.
  • Apply principles of emotional intelligence to build effective relationships and teams.
  • Prepare a team for success by setting clear, achievable goals that are aligned to the agency’s mission and NYS code of ethics.
Workforce Development Competency: Professionalism and Self-Management