Sunday, February 28, 2010

Wood Badge--Professional Leadership Development

February 24, 2010.
Wood Badge is definitely professional leadership development.

This Wood Badge syllabus was put together with the brightest consultants nation-wide, including Stephen R Covey and Ken Blanchard. The resulting syllabus is equal in quality to any professional leadership seminar.

A few of the Wood Badge instructional sessions include:
  • Listening to Learn
  • Communication
  • Stages of Team Development
  • Leadership Skills for Team Building
  • Conflict Management
  • Project Development
  • Leading Change
These courses are definitely professional-level courses. I know. I've had experience teaching these very concepts professionally. I received my master's degree in Organizational Behavior--which includes team building, organizational consulting, and leadership development. While I was working, I attended and actually helped staff and teach week-long team-building seminars. Fifteen years ago, these seminars cost nearly $2,000. Wood Badge is only $190--literally 1/10th of a professional seminar.

Many companies will pay for a person to attend Wood Badge. Many professional associations,too, will give CPE credits If you would like a letter to your employer outlining the Wood Badge Leadership experience, please let me know!

At the end of the Wood Badge week, many participants who have attended professional seminars and Wood Badge both, praise Wood Badge as being much better. Come and see for yourself.