Inspiring Professionalism (3 hours)
Inspiring Professionalism is a workshop/presentation that focuses on what it means to be an Air and Space Professional including recognizing impediments to living the Core Values in our personal and professional lives. It discusses moral drift and self-reflection and other topics to understand how we can become better people and better Air and Space Professionals for a Better Department of the Air Force.
Leadership and Team Building Assessment (4 hours)
Leadership Teambuilding Assessment (LTA) is a customized facilitated training event for individuals and teams to enhance self-awareness and understanding of others to cultivate unit cohesion. LTA is a scientifically validated self-assessment tool to increase a leader's understanding of their
(a) natural leadership traits (rather than learned behavior),
(b) leadership strengths and struggles, and
(c) results for relationship focus.
Leadership will receive a team report for all members who have completed the assessment. PACE will facilitate a 4-hour team debriefing about the individual reports, the influence of leadership styles on team interactions, and increase effectiveness in building team trust
Five Gears (2.0 hours)
5 Gears: How to Be Present and Productive When There Is Never Enough Time teaches you to shift into the right gear at the right time so that you can grow in your relational intelligence and increase your influence. This revolutionary text introduces you to the five different gears, or mindsets, that carry you through various facets of your day. These include:
Using these gears consistently allows you to bring a new level of relational intelligence to your life that offers a competitive advantage in our task-driven world.
Five Voices (3.0 hours)
5 Voices is the code for unlocking your capacity to have honest conversations and build deeper, more authentic relationships with your teams, your families and your friends. In order to lead others effectively, we need a true understanding of ourselves, our natural tendencies and patterns of behavior. In learning what your leadership voice sounds like to others, you will discover what it feels like to be on the other side of your personality, as well as how to hear and value others' voices, namely the Pioneer, the Connector, the Creative, the Guardian, and the Nurturer. Once you understand your own leadership voice, you'll discover how best to communicate with each of the other voices, which will transform your communication at every level of relationship, both personal and professional. In mastering the 5 Voices of leadership, you will increase your emotional intelligence, allowing you to gain a competitive advantage as a leader. You will also be equipped with a simple, easy to remember vocabulary that, when shared, has a track record for decreasing the drama, misunderstanding and miscommunication in all spheres of influence.
Emotional Intelligence (1-2 hours)
Increasing awareness of and facility with Emotional Intelligence sets the stage for a better understanding of individual follower responses and reactions and for fine-tuning leadership approaches to the challenges of leading an educated, professional force in the situations leaders face today. For leaders, familiarity with Emotional Intelligence can improve the leader-follower relationship, increase understanding of what produces results in followers, and help address interpersonal issues in all aspects of personal and professional life. In this lecture, the four domains of self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management are discussed, along with practical strategies to activate these domains.
MBTI (Myers Brigg-Type Indicator): Personality Typology (3.0 hours)
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) assessment is one of the world’s most popular personality tools—because it works. Used by more than 88 percent of Fortune 500 companies in 115 countries, and available in 29 languages, it has become the go-to framework for people development globally. With more than 70 years of science-based, research-based insight, the MBTI assessment is a robust tool for self-awareness and improvement. It provides positive language for understanding and valuing individual differences. With practical insight that’s easy to understand and implement, the MBTI assessment has helped thousands of organizations and millions of people around the world improve how they communicate, learn, and work.
Design Thinking Workshop (3 hours – can be tailored)
Design thinking is a method for creative problem solving. It consists of a human-centered approach to innovation with steps focusing on empathizing, defining, ideating, prototyping and testing. Stanford school trained facilitators will give a brief overview of the process then help walk your group through a Design Thinking challenge. It’s a fast-paced, creative workshop designed to get your creative juices flowing.
Leading the Next Generation (1.5 hours)
We often hear about different generations in the workforce, but what is a generation and what does that mean for leading the next generation? Why do different generations approach things differently? How do we ensure we are motivating and supporting every generation within our ranks? This lecture emphasizes the general differences between generations while answering those questions and focusing on the importance of cognitive diversity and the universal truths for all generations.
Meta-Leadership (1.5 hours)
This lecture introduces Harvard National Preparedness Leadership Initiative’s (NPLI) meta-leadership model as a modern theoretical construct, originally developed to help leaders respond to unprecedented large-scale crises, and available for adaptation by modern leaders in uncertain contexts. Students will consider the meta-leadership model described in the assigned reading (personal, contextual, and connectivity) as an additional means of approaching the varied demands of modern military leadership.
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