CMLDP - Webinar Summary

NCMA Governance System

Where is the association headed? How does it plan to get there? What are our strategic objectives and goals? The answers to all of these questions and more can be found by understanding the NCMA governance system. This course reviews the structures, processes, and people that comprise and shape NCMA governance.

A Review of NCMA Policies and Practices

NCMA’s national organization and network of chapters across the country form a robust, complex organizational structure involved in many different programs and services. NCMA has put in place a series of policies to guide the operation of the association and its chapters. In addition, NCMA has adopted certain best practices that it applies in accomplishing its work. This course reviews NCMA’s policies and practices to give the participants an insider view of how NCMA works.

Focused Leader Profile: A Situational Approach to Leading Work Groups

According to the well-known work of Fred Fiedler, “The best style of leadership is determined by the situation in which the leader is working.” This course adapts Fiedler’s work to the practical concerns of today’s leaders. By examining three critical factors (i.e., relationships, task clarity, and power base), this powerful tool helps leaders narrow their focus, analyze work group situations, and determine how to respond most effectively.

Force Field Problem-Solving Model

This workshop provides participants with a reliable and systematic framework for solving complex problems with the “Force Field Problem Solving Model” based on Kurt Lewin’s original work with force-field theory. Participants learn a five-step process to guide them from defining a problem to creating action plans for strategies, which helps them make their organizations more productive.

Conflict Strategies Inventory

Some people thrive on conflict; others shrink away from it. But no matter how we react, it’s important that we understand our conflict-related behavior and learn to manage it more successfully. The “Conflict Strategies Inventory” (CSI) gives participants valuable new insights into the strategies they use in conflict situations. Presented with 10 short cases of typical, work-related conflict, respondents choose the actions they are most likely to take; actions that are indicative of five basic conflict strategies—avoiding, smoothing, competing, compromising, and integrating.

Project Leadership Assessment

Project leadership isn’t just about logistics. It’s also about the ability of the project leader to motivate the project team, build relationships, and sustain the performance of the team throughout the life of the project. The workshop includes the “Project Leadership Assessment” (PLA), an innovative learning instrument that focuses on the necessary “people skills” by evaluating behavior in five vital skill areas. 

The Comprehensive Leader

How do you develop leaders with visionary qualities—those who possess knowledge of themselves, those they lead, their organizations, and the world? The “comprehensive leader” is a powerful tool, measuring the behaviors that indicate strength or weakness in those four key areas. Through a 40-item assessment, participants gain new insights into their leadership behavior—and their untapped potential—and learn how to put visionary leadership into practice.