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Colorado BioScience Institute: Foundations of Leadership

Thursday, Feb 1, 2024
KBI Biopharma | 2500 Central Ave, Boulder, CO 80301

This three-day in-person workshop is designed to build the foundations of leadership by exploring the characteristics of leaders, effective communication, and teamwork skills. The peer-to-peer workshops are interactive and designed for personal and professional development. This highly interactive course is being offered in-person.

Interactive all-day sessions:

Thursday January 18th, 2024 | 8:00-4:00 pm
KBI | 2500 Central Ave, Boulder, CO 80301

Thursday February 1st, 2024 | 8:00-4:00 pm
KBI | 2500 Central Ave, Boulder, CO 80301

Thursday February 15th, 2024 | 8:00-4:00 pm
KBI | 2500 Central Ave, Boulder, CO 80301

Workshop Topics Include:

Lead as you manage – Thursday January 18th, 2024

Participants will explore the characteristics of leaders versus managers and discuss when and how to leverage the strengths of each role. Using the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, participants will discuss strengths and risks of each type; challenging participants to flex and practice working with team members different from themselves. The day will conclude by launching the powerful communication section; reviewing the elements of communication, which can lead, and inspire high-performing teams and touch on how you can communicate clear goals and delegate work.  

Build your Skills – Thursday February 1st, 2024

Participants will focus on strengthening the foundational skills needed to be a productive, organized, and motivational leader building on the elements of communication explored in Workshop 1. The participants will learn Thomas Kilmann Conflict quadrants and the process of a conversation, which can enable them to approach conversations and conflict with a positive mindset and exchange critical information to push projects and teams forward.

Managers will be given a chance to evaluate their executive presence and influencing skills while exploring how to grow their presentation skills.

One of the most crucial characteristics of a manager or leader is developing and coaching others. We will leverage the conversation about influencing and begin to explore how participants can coach and give feedback to their team members.

The Power of the Team – Thursday February 15th, 2024

The foundation of every high-performing team is trust. Trust in the workplace can seem intangible. Participants will explore the elements of workplace trust and examine how they can increase trust in their current teams. Managers will learn Tuckman’s stages of teaming and self-assess where their current teams are within the cycle. The elements which lead to highly motivated teams will be discussed which include: working within your strengths, sharing vision and values, intrinsic versus extrinsic rewards. The diversity of teams and how to ensure that all members of the team are heard belong and are all working toward the shared vision and goals will be explored through an animated activity.

Registration Information:

Early Bird Course Fee: $2,100 per person
Registration Fee after December 1st: $2,400 per person
Group discount: Contact Janie Butler jbutler@cobioscience.com, for discount.

Register here or email Program Manager Janie Butler at jbutler@cobioscience.com.