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Make 2024 the year you embrace your role as a leader!

Imagine that this is the year that you:

Expand your self-awareness and self-managementLearn how to apply social awareness and relationship management to impact positively your interpersonal interactionsCultivate your listening skills to hear what people are really sayingLearn how to communicate effortlesslyLead a team with confidenceGet the leadership position you want

Here’s your opportunity to do all of the above, by making a commitment to level up your career by strengthening your people skills and leadership strategies. 

Internationally recognized leadership development expert Marguerite Callaway is offering a teaching intensive to a highly select group of students, those truly committed to enhancing their people skills. This new course combines decades of insight working closely with individual leaders and their teams in numerous contexts. Places are strictly limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis – so book now to ensure you don’t miss out.

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Mastering Five Essential People Skills for Career Advancement

Through our online platform, we offer a blended model of learning that allows for asynchronous learning. Every week, we provide you with pre-recorded short video content accompanied by topic-specific assessments, self-reflections, and practical homework assignments.

Content is augmented by topic-specific short videos highlighting each essential people skill and its relevance for 21st-century leaders.

Each week you will receive a handout for the course, and a homework assignment that include Self-Reflections, Assessments of your current people skill competency.  Every two weeks Marguerite will host a live zoom session to answer any questions about the conetnt to date. Following this whole group discussion you will be placed in breakout rooms with fellow aprticipants. The Sessions will be recorded and made available a few days after. The work is cumulative; each week builds on prior work and exercises.

Fee: $1350, which includes an External Objective Assessment of your Emotional Intelligence.

Our next course is Wednesday, June 12th, 2024.
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Topics for the Ten Modules:

Module 1: The Roadmap to Level Up Your People SkillsModule 2: Developing a Growth Mindset through Applied Neuroplasticity Module 3: Live 90-minute Session with Marguerite and fellow participants Module 4: Learning How to Hear What People are Really SayingModule 5: Mastering the Art & Skill of Impactful Feedback
Module 6 Live 90-minute Session with Marguerite and fellow participants Module 7: Evaluating Your Communication Style to Strengthen your Interpersonal InteractionsModule 8: Your Innate Personality Profile and How it Influences Your Interpersonal InteractionsModule 9 Live 90-minute Session with Marguerite and fellow participants Module 10: Embracing All You’ve Learned and Your Ongoing Action Plan for Further People Skill Development

People skills—the ability to relate effectively with others, engage constructively in conflict, implement change initiatives—are the ‘missing ingredient’ for highly skilled professionals, especially those seeking career advancement.

For 60+ years, educational institutions, private industry, and government agencies have focused on developing technical specialists.

We have trained specialists successfully in all fields of endeavor: IT, Clinical, Financial, Scientific, Business, etc. etc.  We ‘know’ so much more than previous generations could ever have imagined. And yet we struggle in organizations, communities, and countries that to bring about innovations and new initiatives to address the complex challenges we face.

Contemporary research from across the globe has found what truly transformational leaders have discovered throughout history.

Even a giant global technology company, Google, evaluates all potential hires through the lens of people skills associated with emotional intelligence (EI).  It’s not surprising as EI is recognized as foundational for fourteen essential leadership skills.

I developed this course specifically for mid-career professionals who find themselves leading teams, departments, organizations, or who seek to move into higher management or senior leadership roles.

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Through our online platform, we offer a blended model of learning that allows for asynchronous learning. Every week, we provide you with pre-recorded short video content accompanied by topic-specific assessments, self-reflections, and practical homework assignments. We combine this content with live interactions with our facilitator and with other participants throughout the course.

The course is evidence-based and uses experiential learning to bring the concepts to life. The work is cumulative; each session builds on prior work and real-time application throughout the ten weeks. Every session includes:

  • A brief pre-recorded Video and accompanying PDF Handout that explains each of the five people skills and its relevance to 21st Century leadership.
  • A clear description of the purpose of specific self-assessments, self-reflections, and homework assignments.
  • Links to relevant external videos and references that amplify each module’s core ideas.

You will be directed to complete your topic-specific Self-Assessments, Self-Reflections, and Homework Assignments in your Personal Leadership Journal between sessions. These exercises are intended to help you apply what you are learning in real-time.   

We complement your individual work with four live sessions with Marguerite and your fellow participants. Every two weeks she will host a live 90-minute ZOOM call to answer any questions that have arisen and give you the opportunity to share your insights/experiences with her and fellow participants. Following a whole group discussion, you will enter breakout rooms to practice the specific people skill with one another.

Module 1: The Roadmap to Level Up Your People Skills

In our 1st Session I, Marguerite will present the ten-week Roadmap that you and your fellow participants will undertake individually and together throughout the course. You will meet your fellow participants and learn of their desired outcomes. You will receive a Module 1 Handout (PDF) as well as an individual code to access the EQ Self-Appraisal® Self-Edition to create baseline data on “Where I am now”. You will complete your individual EQ Assessment as Homework prior to the next session.

Module 2: Developing a Growth Mindset through Applied Neuroplasticity

In our 2nd Session Marguerite will present the overall framework of emotional intelligence and the research results linking it to so many leadership skills. You will learn about ‘fixed- and growth- mindsets’ and how you can apply self-directed neuroplasticity to modify how your mind processes information. You will learn how to use your EQ Self-Appraisal results to focus on specific EQ skill development. In addition to the Module 2 PDF Handout, you will receive a Personal Leadership Journal (in PDF format) to track your progress throughout the program, including milestones and personal reflections. Your Homework Assignment is to add the insights you’ve received from your EQ Self-Appraisal into your Journal.

Module 3: Live 90-minute Session with Marguerite and fellow participants

Marguerite will host a live ZOOM call to answer any questions you may have about the course content to date you have. Following this whole group discussion with fellow participants, you will be placed in breakout rooms for smaller group discussions among like-minded professional colleagues on their own leadership journey. You will share insights you have gained about the value of cultivating your emotional intelligence.

Module 4: Learning How to Hear What People are Really Saying

In our 4th Session, Marguerite will explain why Active Listening—a special kind of listening—is a learned skill that all effective leaders have mastered. You will learn why active listening has become challenging in most work settings and how active listening is foundational for strengthening your emotional intelligence. You will complete a self-assessment to evaluate your Listening Habits. Your Homework Assignment will allow you to practice what you’ve learned about listening at work and in your personal life. Use your Personal Leadership Journal to record the results of three 1:1 interactions when you used active listening in conversation with another person.

Module 5: Mastering the Art & Skill of Impactful Feedback

In our 5th Session, Marguerite will describe the people skill of giving Impactful Feedback and why it is essential for changing behavior and obtaining desired outcomes. I will explain why Active Listening is an essential component of providing Impactful Feedback. She will share a short video allowing you to discover how the brain’s innate response to perceived criticism makes giving feedback a challenge for most individuals. Your PDF Handout contains an Impactful Feedback Template that provides you with a Four-part Feedback Formula to use in feedback sessions with colleagues and in your personal life. For your Homework Assignment you will apply what you’ve learned in at least one feedback session at work, real-time. You will add the insights you’ve gained about giving feedback to your Personal Leadership Journal.

Module 6 Live 90-minute Session with Marguerite and fellow participants

Marguerite will host a live ZOOM call to answer any questions you may have about the course content to date. We will discuss your experiences applying the people skills of active listening and impactful feedback. Following the larger group discussion, you will be placed in breakout rooms to practice giving Impactful Feedback while also using your Active Listening skills during a 1:1 conversation with another course participant.

Module 7: Evaluating Your Communication Style to Strengthen your Interpersonal Interactions

During our 7th Session, Marguerite will explain why Effective Communication is essential to having strong interpersonal skills. She will introduce the concept of different communication styles, and a description of each one. You will learn how your own communication style influences your interactions with others at work and in your personal life. For your Homework Assignment, you will complete a self-diagnostic using a Communication Style Template to confirm your preferred communication style. You will reflect on two recent interactions with a colleague at work and explore what impact your communication style had on the interactions. You will explore how your newly acquired people skills can influence your communication style and how they can impact positively your effectiveness with your teams/colleagues/superiors.

Module 8: Your Innate Personality Profile and How it Influences Your Interpersonal Interactions

In our 8th Session, Marguerite will present a well-known, contemporary personality profile framework, and explain how one’s innate personality profile influences all interactions with others. You will learn how it has influenced your career success and how it may give you challenges when interacting with your professional colleagues and teams. Your Homework Assignment is to complete a Personality Profile Assessment to gain insight into the characteristics of your personality. You will be asked to evaluate the personality profile of two of your most significant colleagues—your direct supervisor and an important teammate. This will help you identify how miscommunication may occur due to different personalities. Add the insights to your Personal Leadership Journal that you’ve gained about how your communication style and personality profile are inextricably linked your people skills.

Module 9 Live 90-minute Session with Marguerite and fellow participants

Marguerite will host a live ZOOM call to answer any questions you may have about the course content to date. I will review briefly all five people skills and how they are inter-related. We will explore together how they can positively impact your career advancement. She will explain your last Homework Assignment, which is to prepare an individual Leadership Action Plan going forward that you will present to me and fellow participants during our final session.

Module 10: Embracing All You’ve Learned and Your Ongoing Action Plan for Further People Skill Development

During our 10th Session together, you will present a Concrete Action Plan For Career Advancement—getting the job you really want. You will declare to other participants what insights you’ve gained about yourself and your work colleagues and how you’ve integrated practical people skills into your interactions at work. You will define areas of ongoing improvement of your people skills and leadership strategies.

Mastering Five Essential People Skills for Career Advancement

What you will learn: In this ten-week intensive I teach you the people skills that all current and aspiring leaders must master, as they assume more leadership responsibilities.

This includes:

  • SIX discrete pre-recorded sessions that allow for asynchronous learning so you can complete them when most convenient for you. 
  • HANDOUTS FOR EACH MODULE that summarizes the content and provides links to videos and relevant resources for further reading.
  • RELEVANT EXTERNAL AND PROPRIETARY ASSESSMENTS of various interpersonal and leadership competencies
  • A LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT JOURNAL to support your experiential learning and record your progress during the course.
  • WEEKLY EXERCISES, PRACTICE AND HOMEWORK, so you’ll be immersing yourself in each essential people skill, applied real-time.  
  • Four live 90 minute sessions with Marguerite to answer any questions and to engage with fellow participants.
  • A CONCRETE ACTION PLAN to chart your future journey at the course’s conclusion, to level up your people skills every day.
  • A CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION from the Callaway Leadership Institute, upon course completion.

START DATE:  Wednesday June 12, 2024
END DATE: Wednesday, August 10th, 2024

Time Zones:

  • 9am PDT USA
  • 12pm EDT USA
  • 4pm GMT (UK & Ireland)
  • 5pm Western Europe
  • 6 or 7 pm Africa (Depending on country)
  • 3 am Next Day Australia & New Zealand

What Our Clients Are Saying

“Marguerite Callaway brings her unique style of leadership development from the depths of her own leadership journey.  She draws from her strong feminine traits to encourage all she works with to celebrate the fullness of their talents and be courageous in investing in the journey to achieve their purpose in life.

Marguerite Callaway draws on her own extensive USA, African, and broader international experience to weave inspirational narratives and fit for purpose tools to enables leaders across sectors, age groups and geographic locations to engage meaningfully on their personal journeys.  Marguerite has an intuitive sensing capability to draw all her participants into the room – physical or virtual – that allows them to be present and enjoy the learning and sharing processes she devises with skill and professionalism.

Callaway’s leadership development style and approach is one best suited for the troubled world we are in that requires strong relational skills paired with deep content knowledge and capacity to use information technology as an enabler of both learning and execution of tasks, as well as monitoring and evaluation for further learning. I have the privilege of watching Marguerite work with teams under different circumstances.  She has the skill to help teams in times of crises and celebration, to turn each moment into a teaching and learning opportunity.  She is credited with supporting and strengthening teams in the health and education arenas in my own country and abroad.

The Callaway Leadership Institute’s Leadership Development offerings are a treat you should not miss!”

- Mamphela Ramphele, MD, PhD

Co-President the Club of Rome

Co-Founder of Reimagine SA

“Marguerite Callaway is an amazing professional; she is the best leadership trainer and course developer that I have ever worked with. She brings many years of experience delivering essential leadership skills training to diverse teams across all professional sectors. Along with strong research skills, she carefully evaluates her audience to bring together the most relevant, timely information, resulting in a training experience so effective that she is constantly in high demand. You won’t find a more seasoned professional with the knowledge, patience, and effective approach in the online leadership training sector. Marguerite Callaway is the best!”

- Rod A. Hill

Director, Professional Development and Communication

Graduate School USA

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