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Breaking Through: Effective & Inclusive Leadership

Inspire, Motivate, and Lead

Breaking Through is a 3-day leadership intensive that challenges participants to transition from effective managers into inclusive organizational leaders. Participants gain insight on how to leverage their personal leadership competencies to maximize organizational achievement and create an inclusive culture that fosters innovation and engagement.

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Spring 2020 Program: May 4-6

Move Beyond Management to Motivational Leadership

Learn how to employ research-based practices that improve your capacity to understand and motivate the people in your organization, while fostering an inclusive environment that embraces difference and values the contributions of all.

During the program you will:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of your personal leadership style, strengths, and developmental opportunities
  • Learn to employ emotional intelligence models to improve your ability to assess situations and apply appropriate leadership and influence styles
  • Understand the opportunities that conflict brings to bear and decrease your apprehension to engage in constructive conflict
  • Gain insight into potential barriers to an inclusive workplace and actionable strategies to overcome these barriers
Program Topics and Structure

Breaking Through is offered over three consecutive days from 8:30am – 4:30pm.

Day 1. Leading with Emotional Intelligence

  • Develop a greater understanding of personal values and perspectives and how these impact professional interactions
  • Understand emotional intelligence and its role in leadership
  • Explore leadership styles and how circumstances and social dynamics influence their efficacy
  • Discuss the role of conflict in interpersonal relationships and individual conflict styles
  • Improve confidence in addressing conflict across the organization

Day 2. Leading Inclusive Organizations

  • Define intersectionality and how it relates to workplace experience
  • Explore how identities may lead to privilege, discrimination and compound discrimination
  • Understand key psychological processes that impede relations across difference and how to address them
  • Learn how to identify individual biases and techniques to de-bias behaviors

Day 3. Content Integration & Action Panning

  • Apply the new frameworks to a past leadership challenge, reassessing the approach and outcome
  • Share the challenge and lessons learned to fellow participants to gain additional perspectives
  • Devise a personal action plan to integrate new insights and strategies into your professional role
Who Should Attend?

Breaking Through has been developed to enhance the skillset of those charged with managing a team or group who want to move beyond effective management to motivational leadership.

This includes:

  • Directors
  • High-potential Mid-level Managers
  • Team Leaders
Register and Learn How to Inspire an Effective, Engaged, and Inclusive Organization
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Spring 2020 Program Dates

Includes 3 Days of Learning
Session Times: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

May 4 - 6

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Program Cost: $2,950

Program fee includes tuition, instructional materials, continental breakfast and lunch.

Register early to receive a 10% discount.

Bentley alumni receive a 15 percent enrollment discount.

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Bentley Refund Policy

Bentley University will grant a full refund for cancellations received at least 30 days before the program start date. A 50% refund will be given for those cancellations made prior to fourteen days of the program start date. No refund will be granted for those cancellations received after that time.

Offer Breaking Through at Your Location Tailored to Your Business

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We are happy to answer your questions and provide more details about the program. 

Contact Lisa Dinsmore, Associate Director of Executive Education 781.891.3458

Please provide the requested information to download the Breaking Through brochure.