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VisionSpot Consulting, LLC


Online Excellence Typologies Learning and Development Course Syllabus

Presented By:  Valerie D. Williams‐Rowe  VisionSpot Consulting, LLC      

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Introduction Leadership by Design means taking deliberate, strategic and pragmatic steps toward your growth as a leader. You will learn concrete behavioral approaches that advance goals into action, strengthen leadership effectiveness and maximize organizations results beyond the basics. This Online Excellence Typologies program gives you the opportunity to network, share, and learn best practices from instructors and fellow students, and to gain feedback that can be applied immediately following each module. Whether currently serving in a leadership role or looking to your future, this program will give structure to the art of leadership. The modules provide practical training using real-world business examples, preparing leaders who will thrive and prosper in today’s uncertain climate-offering flexible scheduling and development at our own pace.

Program Description

Online Excellence Typologies Learning and Development Program • • • •

STRENGTHENING leadership effectiveness RAISING THE BAR on your bottom line results MAXIMIZING individual and team development BOOSTING personal potential to THRIVE

The following outline is a customized Excellence Typology learning and development module Creating a Key to Success. Learning topics will include “Setting and Achieving S.M.A.R.T. Performance Goals and Giving/Receiving Constructive Criticism”.. The learning and development modules will be facilitated in an online meeting style discussion identifying the competences necessary at different levels of responsibility – consistent measures that create continuity between all levels within the organization. The individual or group project/execution plans will be presented that display comprehension of the course concepts; people, process, performance, growth, service, and execution. The presentations will be followed by class discussion.

Required Material Rowe, V. (2007). Power Your Potential Boost Camp . Hawthorne, California: Power to Thrive Boost Camp Publishing.

Course Syllabus:

Creating a Key to Success

Learning Objective: This online learning program is designed to equip executive to line level staff with the necessary tools and skills to establish Specific Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timed (SMART) criteria for setting, enrolling and achieving a shared vision. Participants will engage in on-line action discussions, learning activities and discovery exercises that will challenge, inspire and educate participants on how to effectively communicate, embody, align and execute personal and strategic goals across the organization and track progress to drive sustainable and measurable results.

Setting and Achieving S.M.A.R.T. Performance Goals Giving/Receiving Constructive Criticism Key Learning

Session One:

Session Two:

Session Three:

Leadership and Culture

Performance Hybrid

Goal Setting

Credibility and

Raise quality and efficiency for

Crystallize operating

Enrolling and aligning

enrollment in the

the enterprise: Creating (and

priorities for accomplishing

skills and competencies

foundation and

Maintaining) a Nimble and

goals and tasks objectively

to business imperatives:


Flexible Organization.

versus subjectively: Create,

Understanding methods,

of the vision and

communicate, and monitor

and requirements for job


vision and mission across

assignment and

the organization to ensure


desired outcome.

(Performance appraisal matrix).


Discuss the C’s for creating a

Setting performance goals

Steps for becoming an


high performing culture: Candor

with employees, not for

innovative, creative and


(Enhancing trust, embracing

employees: Autonomy and

out of the box thinker:

demonstrating a

diversity, and decision quality),

Intrepreneurship’. Assess

Making sure goals are

healthy culture

Collaborate (Team oriented

work, the unique skills of

meaningful and

to achieve

environment, Continuous

each individual contributor

measurable (Tracking


learning (Job knowledge)

set benchmarks, feedback


Contribution (Ethical conduct

and key performance

and assessment of work).

indicators (KPIs).

Personifying a

Eliminating boundaries and

Enrolling employees around

How to set and achieve

Shared vision

bureaucracy: Linking leadership

a common purpose:

S.M.A.R.T. goals

competency model to core

Internal integration uniting

talent systems (Key

people to accomplish

performance indicators (KPIs)

desire ends by

and display leadership attributes

incorporating the four C’s

that inspire others to emulate.

and leading by example.


Reflection and Action

Reflection and Action

Reflection and Action

Creating a Key to Success Goal Setting Action Tracking Form Name:








INSTRUCTIONS: Based on today’s discussion on Excellence Typology: Setting and Achieving S.M.A.R.T. Performance Goals in the grid boxes input a specific goal you would like to accomplish within the next 30 days. Complete each section to the right of each goal. At the end of the course indicate a minimum of one significant accomplishment, the corresponding key performance indicators (KPI) connected to your accomplishment and the date completed. Please note: As a value add, your manager may suggest an additional goal (strategically aligned with your goal).

Specific Goals


(What goal(s) do you want to accomplish)

(How will you know your goal is achieve and what will you do to accomplish the goal)



(What will you do and what will you need to accomplish the goal-key activities/strategies)

(When do you want to achieve the goal)

Most Notable Accomplishments

Key Performance Indicators (KPI)

Date Completed







Comments: __________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Partners in Success: Your Signature:


Date _______________



Date _______________

Accountability Partner:


Date _______________

Participants learn skills to understand and develop their true performance potential through a wide variety of educational learning styles including: Lecture (L): Because the programs are mainly participatory on-line, less than 10% of the time is in lecture format. The lectures are used to explore and discuss different concepts and topics. One-on-One Exercises (OO): Several times during the workshop participants will have an opportunity to work with a partner and have discussions around topics presented on Google docs. These exercises have structured formats and specific areas of focus. Small Group Exercises (SG): Periodically throughout the workshop participants will meet with 3-6 other participants. These meetings may be informal discussions or structured around specific topics. Often times including group presentations and/or role plays. Visualizations (V): This is an effective method to harness energy and channel it into a productive, creative force by utilizing PowerPoint presentations, wall charts, flip charts and kinesthetic objects for the adult learner. Participant Workbooks (PW): The Participant workbook offers illustrative examples of the course that allows participants to practice skills and develop action plans for the strategies taught. These tangible take aways are reference tools for combining development resources with real-world experiences which can be used immediately following the workshop. Technical requirements: For online discussions and group precipitation and project report outs you will need access to a Web graphic browser with JAVA and JavaScript capabilities such as Internet Explorer 6 or 7, or Mozilla Firefox. Macintosh users should use Firefox rather than Safari. Update virus protection software. You may need to download software and helper applications from the Internet (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Acrobat Reader, Real Player, Shockwave, Flash, QuickTime, etc.). Updated regularly. Technical check list:

• • • • • • • • • •

A computer running a compatible Web browser A connection to the Internet An e-mail account Set up and a Google docs account. A sound card with speakers or headphones Sun Java VM (can be downloaded for free) Have your computer environment in a working order. Know how to use your software. Make backups of files, journals. etc. Find a comfortable chair, with soft lighting to make those long hours on the net workable. You will need to set time aside each week for logging-in to access the course materials, check your e-mail and to surf the World Wide Web as necessary for the class.

Note: Minimum technical requirements are subject to change.

Online Excellence Typologies Learning and Development Course Syllabus  
Online Excellence Typologies Learning and Development Course Syllabus  

Introduction Leadership by Design means taking deliberate, strategic and pragmatic steps toward your growth as a leader. You will learn co...