Schedule

DATE ITEM ACTION Participants
September Program Launch
  1. Launch session with participants
  2. Town Hall overview
Required for 1:

  • Superintendents
  • Managers
  • Heads
  • SubHeads

Required for 2

  • All BO
September – October Strategic Planning Mission and Vision as it relates to Strategic Planning
  • Managers
  • Superintendents
September BOLT Team Assessment Effective Team Assessment and Workshop
  • Superintendents
October Training: Communicating Effectively Course content:

  1. Elements of good communication
  2. Giving feedback
  3. Having difficult conversations
  4. Choosing the right communication method for the situation
  5. Understanding your communication style and how your communication lands
  6. Dealing with negativity, gossip and rumours
  7. Assignment – ask people for feedback on how you could communicate differently

Leadership skills this builds:

  • Communicate effectively – ask for input frequently
  • Provide valuable feedback that supports development and growth
Required:

  • Superintendent
  • Managers
  • Heads
  • SubHeads

Optional:

  • Employees
November Training:

Emotional Intelligent Leader

Course Content

  1. Recap learning from last session – start out with things people learned about their communication style based on feedback
  2. Identify four quadrants of emotional intelligence and your areas of strength and weakness
  3. Revisit value of asking for and delivering feedback
  4. Identify ways to adapt leadership style and interactions for better impact
  5.  Using emotional intelligence when setting expectations and holding people accountable
  6. Assignment: Anyone who leads staff should engage in conversations with them to learn how they would like to work together and address challenges

Leadership skills this builds:

  • Have the skills and awareness to identify the impact of their behavior and manage difficult situations
  • Follow through and deliver results
Required:

  • Superintendents
  • Managers
  • Heads
  • SubHeads

Optional:

  • Employees
December Practice and Discuss
  1. Discuss learnings with colleagues and supervisors
  2. Recognize good behaviour, support improvement
Required:

  • Superintendents
  • Managers
  • Heads
  • SubHeads
January Training:
Supervising in a Unionized Environment
Course Content

  1. Role Clarity
  2. Performance Management Challenges and opportunities
  3. Communication
  4. Priorities
  5. Policies and Consistent Application
  6. Setting Expectations and holding others accountable
  7. Employee Relations

Leadership skills this builds:

  • Build Teams and work across department to break down silos
  • Clearly identify strategic direction, priorities and connect them to day to day work
  • Provide clear expectations and hold people accountable to those expectations
  • Lead in a way that is consistent with UBC’s policies and procedures
  • Follow through and deliver results
Required:

  • Superintendents
  • Managers
  • Heads
  • SubHeads
January – June Team building Discrete teams can engage in team building exercises to help build trust and understanding of strengths As required
January – June Individual Coaching Staff contact UBC coaching to select and participate in individual coaching session Required

  • Supterintendents
  • Managers

As desired

  • Heads
  • SubHeads
February Practice and Discuss
  1. Discuss learning with colleagues and supervisors
  2. Recognize good behaviour, support improvement
Required:

  • Superintendents
  • Managers
  • Heads
  • SubHeads
March Training:
Leading People who Lead
Course Content:

  1. Identifying Mutual Goals
  2. Connecting Priorities and Strategic Direction to Day to Day work
  3. Delegation – setting people up for success
  4. Autonomy and Accountability
  5. Building Trust
  6. Giving Feedback
  7. Thriving as a middle manager
  8. Organizational Communication

Leadership skill this builds:

  • Build Teams and work across department to break down silos
  • Clearly identify strategic direction, priorities and connect them to day to day work
  • Provide clear expectations and hold people accountable to those expectations
  • Communicate effectively – ask for input frequently
  • Follow through and deliver results
Required:

  • Superintendents
  • Managers
March Practice and Discuss
  1. Discuss learnings with colleagues and supervisors
  2. Recognize good behaviour, support improvement
 Required:

  • Superintendents
  • Managers
  • Heads
  • SubHeads
April Training:

Having Difficult Conversations

Course Content

  1. Identifying personal triggers and behaviour
  2. Strategies to address difficult behaviour
  3. Understanding types of conflict
  4. Understanding your conflict style
  5. Strategies for de-escalating conflict

Leadership skill this builds:

  • Have the skills and awareness to identify the impact of their behaviour and manage difficult situations
Required:

  • Superintendents
  • Managers
  • Heads
  • SubHeads

Optional:

  • Employees
May Engaging Employees Course Content

  1. Identifying WES predictors of Employee Engagement
  2. Building on previous learning to identify strategies to engage and develop employees

Leadership skills this builds:

  • Communicate effectively – ask for input frequently
  • Provide valuable feedback that supports development and growth
  • Coach and mentor employees with an eye to succession planning
  • Follow through and deliver results
Required:

  • Superintendents
  • Managers
  • Heads
  • SubHeads
June Leading Change Course Content:

  1. Understanding the cycle of change
  2. Communicating Effectively through change
  3. What makes change work – emotional intelligence, relationships and change
  4. Strategies to move through change

Leadership skills this builds:

  • Communicate effectively – ask for input frequently
  • Follow through and deliver results
  • Have the skills and awareness to identify the impact of their behaviour and manage difficult situations
Required:

  • Superintendents
  • Managers
  • Heads
  • SubHeads
July- October Practice and Discuss
  1. Discuss learning with colleagues and supervisors
  2. Recognize good behaviour, support improvement
Required:

  • Superintendents
  • Managers
  • Heads
  • SubHeads
October- November Training Refresher Course(s) Content:

  1. Communicating Effectively
  2. Delivering Feedback
  3. Dealing with Difficult Situations and Conflict
  4. Using your emotional intelligence for better performance
  5. Setting Expectations and holding people accountable
  6. Performance Management Challenges and Opportunities
  7. Connecting day to day work to strategic plan
As Required