Live, Virtual Workshops for New & Frontline Leaders

Leadership Skills for New Leaders:

Learn the Key Skills You Need to Get Successful Leadership Results – Right from the Start

Congratulations! Getting promoted (especially to a leadership role) is exciting . . . and scary. Becoming a leader for the first time is one of the most challenging and critical career transitions you’ll ever face. And with this transition comes challenges and changes — some expected and some unexpected. For example, you need to:

  • Establish your new authority without coming off as “bossy”.
  • Inspire and motivate employees who are your former colleagues (and maybe even friends!)
  • Give difficult and uncomfortable feedback.
  • Understand and manage the new expectations that have been put on you in your new role. You now need to get your work done through others.
  • Manage high-risk decisions.
  • Navigate company politics and handle the inevitable grapevine that you once could choose to participate in or ignore but now must actually manage and even quiet.

We know – The reality is that leadership itself is complex, and when you add all of these additional concerns, it can be overwhelming.

Unfortunately, many new managers have been set up to fail because they were thrown into supervisory positions without any training, guidance or support. In fact, 40% of new managers fail within the first 18 months of being promoted.

You don’t want to be in that category!

It is absolutely essential to develop these skills right from the start when you need them most. Get started the right way and you’ll save time and energy by avoiding the rookie mistakes you’d make otherwise by the trial and error method. And, if you’ve been in the role for a while, you will learn strategies and techniques you can use to fix any mistakes you’ve already made or to improve on what you have learned already from your trial-and-error experience.

Get the skills you need to master your role right from the start - and without ever leaving your office (or house)!

Because we understand that travel is not always an option for some organizations, we deliver the Bud to Boss classroom workshop remotely so that you can learn the valuable skills you need to succeed without ever leaving your desk. Broken down into six 2-hour sessions – two per week for three weeks – Bud to Boss-Virtual is delivered live and on Zoom and every session is an interactive training opportunity. We specifically limit class size to allow for maximum interaction and learning and record every session, giving you continued access after the live session date.

Bud to Boss-Virtual gives you:

  • A small group experience where you'll learn and work together to master new skills
  • Live & personal feedback from your facilitator and peers
  • Valuable learning opportunities from the questions & challenges of others in the group
  • Actionable advice from your facilitator, helping you to implement what you learn in the class back in the real world.

During the workshop, we'll cover:

Session #1: The Transition to New Leadership

  • Create a personal definition of leadership
  • 13 keys to leadership success
  • How to transition to your supervisory/leadership role, "from Bud to Boss"
  • The 11 components of the supervisor role
  • The control/empowerment balance
  • The power of expectations

Session #3: Communication

  • How to effectively communicate with different people
  • 7 ways to make your communication more powerful, persuasive and memorable
  • 6 ways to listen better at work tomorrow - and every day
  • 6 keys to winning presentations

Session #5: Collaboration and Teamwork

  • How to use the 4 stages of team development
  • How to manage conflict on your team
  • 3 ways to increase team energy and effectiveness
  • 7 keys to better meetings
  • The role of a team leader

Session #2: Change

  • The 4 levers of change - what they are and how to use them
  • The critical differences between managing, leading and championing change
  • Why resistance doesn't have to be a bad thing
  • 3 ways to overcome resistance
  • 5 ways to accelerate organizational change

Session #4: Coaching and Feedback

  • Use the Coaching ABC’s
  • 3 sources of feedback
  • 4 types of feedback
  • 10 ways to give better feedback
  • 6 ways to make performance reviews less painful and more effective
  • 10 ways to be more supportive
  • How to use a practical coaching model

Session #6: Goal Setting

  • 5 keys to a successful goal-setting mindset – and why it is important
  • 10 steps to setting achievable goals
  • How to engage others in team goal setting
  • 5 ways to improve goal achievement success

Registration investment & Group Discounts

Registration: $1,300
Group Discounts: Enroll 3 or more and save $100/registration. Call 317-759-3171 for details.

Your Registration Includes:

  • A free copy of From Bud to Boss: Secrets to a Successful Transition to Remarkable Leadership - the new leader's indispensable guide for how to achieve immediate and ongoing success in leadership.
  • Access to all sessions, including course visuals and materials


And here's our guarantee. We believe our work isn't done until you are completely satisfied with the results you have received from our training. When you choose to learn with us, if, for any reason you aren't 100% delighted with the workshop, we will refund your entire registration fee. No questions asked. Guaranteed.

Upcoming Workshop Dates

Bud to Boss - Virtual is broken down into six 2-hour sessions – two per week for three weeks – and delivered live and on Zoom.

*All times are in Eastern Time Zone

Bud to Boss (Apr 22-May 6, 2024)

Apr 22

Session 1: 11:00 am-1:00 pm

Session 2: 2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Apr 29

Session 3: 11:00 am-1:00 pm

Session 4: 2:00 pm-4:00 pm

May 6

Session 5: 11:00 am-1:00 pm

Session 6: 2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Bud to Boss (Jul 22-Aug 5, 2024)

Jul 22

Session 1: 11:00 am-1:00 pm

Session 2: 2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Jul 29

Session 3: 11:00 am-1:00 pm

Session 4: 2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Aug 5

Session 5: 11:00 am-1:00 pm

Session 6: 2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Bud to Boss (Sep 16-Sep 30, 2024)

Sep 16

Session 1: 11:00 am-1:00 pm

Session 2: 2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Sep 23

Session 3: 11:00 am-1:00 pm

Session 4: 2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Sep 30

Session 5: 11:00 am-1:00 pm

Session 6: 2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Meet The Trainers

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