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For organizations looking to professionally develop leaders in their organization, the CJO team works directly with you to create a tailored training package for your organization or to deliver a pre-packaged program. We believe that leaders learn best through engaging exercises and candid conversations about the Army Profession. All options are built around that core principle using proven facilitation and reflection techniques. The training programs can fit any length of time from one hour to two weeks and can be incorporated as a standalone program or part of an existing LPD event.  Our wide range of options, flexible scheduling, and ability to custom create content for your organization ensures the best possible package to meet your intent and achieve your desired outcomes.  Below are a few of the options of what we offer.  Contact us to learn more.

Week-long Leader
Development Course

Programs Tailored
to Your Organization

Custom Researched
Topics

Week-long Leader
Development Course

Leader Development Course

This leader development program is a 40-hour, 5-day comprehensive course that covers more than 40 different topics related to leadership.  We combine the latest research with time-tested methods of leadership.  Rather than a series of individual topics, the curriculum builds on and integrates with previous topics.  This course utilizes engaging exercises, candid discussions, videos, and proven facilitation methods to deliver a world-class experience.  Five key themes form the foundation of the curriculum: the individual, leadership theory, leading individuals, leading groups/teams, and leading organizations.  The course incorporates a series of capstone exercises, pushing participants to apply their knowledge to leadership problems. 

The Individual
Activities on Assumptions
Communication and Listening
Perceptions and Biases
Personality/Individual Differences
Productivity and Distractions

 

Leadership Theory
Followership
Full Range/Transformational Leadership
Leader Development Model
Toxic Leadership

 

Leading Individuals
Feedback/Counseling/Development
Mentoring
Motivation/Goal Setting

Leading Groups/Teams
Cross-Cultural Competence
Group Decision Making
Group Formation/Cohesion/Dynamics
Inspirational Leadership
Team Dysfunctions

 

Leading Organizations
Ethics and Leadership
Organizational Change
Organizational Culture and Socialization
Organizational Justice/Equity

At the end of the program, participants will be better empowered to develop and leader their current/future teams.  Every participant will:

  • Leave with a personalized leader growth plan.
  • Gain a greater understand of themselves, their leadership strengths/weaknesses, and how they view problems.
  • Reflect on past/current experiences to better lead in the future.
  • Hone valuable skills, such as counseling, motivating Soldiers, complex problem solving.
  • Fill their leadership toolbox with techniques to solve a wide range of leadership challenges.
  • Get access to powerful tools and resources they can use to facilitate LPDs in their organizations.

Programs Tailored
to Your Organization

Tailored Programs

If you are looking for more flexibility, we can create a tailored program to meet your organization’s needs.  Our team has more than 70 topics and exercises spanning the spectrum of leader development.  We work with you to determine which topics and exercises would be best to accomplish your intent given your situation.  Often units have a specific intent or focus which we build the program around.  These programs can last a few hours to multiple weeks based on your guidance. 

The below lists provide some example themes and focus areas.  They are meant to spur ideas and are in no way all inclusive. 

 

Example Focus Areas

– Communication
– Developing Others
– Decision Making
– Leading in complex situations
– Building effective teams
– Character

Themes

Leadership Theory

We explore the foundation of leadership from a more theoretical perspective, though we still integrate practical applications and knowledge.  Topics include followership, full range leadership, transformational leadership, and toxic leadership. 

Leading Groups/Teams

Groups are not just a sum of individuals.  Here we explore leading teams effectively.  Topics include cross-cultural competence, group decision making, group formation, cohesion, inspiring others, and team dysfunctions. 

The individual

We look at what makes individuals tick and how various events impact them.  Understanding this basic building block can provide a solid foundation for future development.  Topics can include communication, emotional intelligence, perceptions and biases, personality, resilience, and stress.

Leading Individuals

At its basic level, leadership is about leading people.  Here we look at how to leader individuals effectively.  Topics include feedback, counseling, goal setting, motivation, mentoring, and power and influence. 

Leading Organizations

Organizations can be tricky entities to lead.  We look at how to effectively lead these groups of groups.  Topics can include organizational culture, organizational change, socialization, ethics, and justice/equity. 

Sample Schedules*

*We would be happy to create a sample schedule for your organization to help visualize what a program tailored to meet your needs would look like. Below are just a few example schedules we created for specific units.

Developing Others

0800-0845: Assumptions Exercises
0845-0945: Communication
0945-1000: Break
1000-1100: Feedback/Counseling
1100-1200: Inspiring Others

 

Developing Others

 

0800-0830: Intro/Online Orientation
0830-1000: Personality/Individual Differences
1000-1015: Break
1015-1115: Perceptions and Biases
1115-1200: Assumptions Exercises
1200-1300: Lunch
1300-1330: Stress/Energy Management
1330-1440: Communication
1440-1455: Break
1455-1545: Emotional Intelligence
1545-1630: Resilience
1630-1700: Wheel Exercise

Focus on Ethics

Day 1
0900-1030: Leader Challenge (Company Command Teams)
1030-1130: Leadership Metaphor Explorer Exercise (LTs)
1130-1300: Lunch
1300-1400: Leadership Metaphor Explorer Exercise (CPTs)
1400-1530: Feedback/Counseling/Development of Self/Others
1530-1545: Break 1545-1700: Leader Challenge (Entire BN)

Day 2
0900-1130: Unit Specific Training
1130-1300: Lunch
1300-1315: Primer on Organizational Culture
1315-1400: Assumptions Exercises
1400-1500: Group Decision Making
1500-1515: Break
1515-1630: Ethics and Leadership
1630-UTC: AAR/Closeout

 

Contact our team to find out more information and to have us create a schedule that meets your needs.

Custom Researched
Topics

Custom Researched Topics

Our team of experts can research topics not covered in our other programs to create a fully tailored experience. This specific option covers topics we do not have presentations or activities already developed. We always tailor our existing presentation to meet your needs with our other program options.

 

Please note: These options may require additional time to fully research and develop.  Additionally, for more intensive research we may require additional funding to support the research team.  The best way to move forward with these custom training options would be to contact our team.  We will work with you to deliver a premier program for your organization. 

Leader Development Course

This leader development program is a 40-hour, 5-day comprehensive course that covers more than 40 different topics related to leadership.  We combine the latest research with time-tested methods of leadership.  Rather than a series of individual topics, the curriculum builds on and integrates with previous topics.  This course utilizes engaging exercises, candid discussions, videos, and proven facilitation methods to deliver a world-class experience.  Five key themes form the foundation of the curriculum: the individual, leadership theory, leading individuals, leading groups/teams, and leading organizations.  The course incorporates a series of capstone exercises, pushing participants to apply their knowledge to leadership problems. 

Leading Groups/Teams
Cross-Cultural Competence
Group Decision Making
Group Formation/Cohesion/Dynamics
Inspirational Leadership
Team Dysfunctions

 

Leading Organizations
Ethics and Leadership
Organizational Change
Organizational Culture and Socialization
Organizational Justice/Equity

The Individual
Activities on Assumptions
Communication and Listening
Perceptions and Biases
Personality/Individual Differences
Productivity and Distractions

 

Leadership Theory
Followership
Full Range/Transformational Leadership
Leader Development Model
Toxic Leadership

 

Leading Individuals
Feedback/Counseling/Development
Mentoring
Motivation/Goal Setting

At the end of the program, participants will be better empowered to develop and leader their current/future teams.  Every participant will:

  • Leave with a personalized leader growth plan.
  • Gain a greater understand of themselves, their leadership strengths/weaknesses, and how they view problems.
  • Reflect on past/current experiences to better lead in the future.
  • Hone valuable skills, such as counseling, motivating Soldiers, complex problem solving.
  • Fill their leadership toolbox with techniques to solve a wide range of leadership challenges.
  • Get access to powerful tools and resources they can use to facilitate LPDs in their organizations.

Tailored Programs

If you are looking for more flexibility, we can create a tailored program to meet your organization’s needs.  Our team has more than 70 topics and exercises spanning the spectrum of leader development.  We work with you to determine which topics and exercises would be best to accomplish your intent given your situation.  Often units have a specific intent or focus which we build the program around.  These programs can last a few hours to multiple weeks based on your guidance. 

The below lists provide some example themes and focus areas.  They are meant to spur ideas and are in no way all inclusive. 

 

Example Focus Areas

– Communication
– Developing Others
– Decision Making
– Leading in complex situations
– Building effective teams
– Character

Themes

Leadership Theory

We explore the foundation of leadership from a more theoretical perspective, though we still integrate practical applications and knowledge.  Topics include followership, full range leadership, transformational leadership, and toxic leadership. 

Leading Groups/Teams

Groups are not just a sum of individuals.  Here we explore leading teams effectively.  Topics include cross-cultural competence, group decision making, group formation, cohesion, inspiring others, and team dysfunctions. 

The individual

We look at what makes individuals tick and how various events impact them.  Understanding this basic building block can provide a solid foundation for future development.  Topics can include communication, emotional intelligence, perceptions and biases, personality, resilience, and stress.

Leading Individuals

At its basic level, leadership is about leading people.  Here we look at how to leader individuals effectively.  Topics include feedback, counseling, goal setting, motivation, mentoring, and power and influence. 

Leading Organizations

Organizations can be tricky entities to lead.  We look at how to effectively lead these groups of groups.  Topics can include organizational culture, organizational change, socialization, ethics, and justice/equity. 

Sample Schedules*

*We would be happy to create a sample schedule for your organization to help visualize what a program tailored to meet your needs would look like. Below are just a few example schedules we created for specific units.

Developing Others

0800-0845: Assumptions Exercises
0845-0945: Communication
0945-1000: Break
1000-1100: Feedback/Counseling
1100-1200: Inspiring Others

 

Developing Others

 

0800-0830: Intro/Online Orientation
0830-1000: Personality/Individual Differences
1000-1015: Break
1015-1115: Perceptions and Biases
1115-1200: Assumptions Exercises
1200-1300: Lunch
1300-1330: Stress/Energy Management
1330-1440: Communication
1440-1455: Break
1455-1545: Emotional Intelligence
1545-1630: Resilience
1630-1700: Wheel Exercise

Focus on Ethics

Day 1
0900-1030: Leader Challenge (Company Command Teams)
1030-1130: Leadership Metaphor Explorer Exercise (LTs)
1130-1300: Lunch
1300-1400: Leadership Metaphor Explorer Exercise (CPTs)
1400-1530: Feedback/Counseling/Development of Self/Others
1530-1545: Break 1545-1700: Leader Challenge (Entire BN)

Day 2
0900-1130: Unit Specific Training
1130-1300: Lunch
1300-1315: Primer on Organizational Culture
1315-1400: Assumptions Exercises
1400-1500: Group Decision Making
1500-1515: Break
1515-1630: Ethics and Leadership
1630-UTC: AAR/Closeout

 

Contact our team to find out more information and to have us create a schedule that meets your needs.

Custom Researched Topics

Our team of experts can research topics not covered in our other programs to create a fully tailored experience. This specific option covers topics we do not have presentations or activities already developed. We always tailor our existing presentation to meet your needs with our other program options.

 

Please note: These options may require additional time to fully research and develop.  Additionally, for more intensive research we may require additional funding to support the research team.  The best way to move forward with these custom training options would be to contact our team.  We will work with you to deliver a premier program for your organization. 

Additional Information

CJO will provide the expertise necessary to conduct all of the above events. To create the best possible experience, the unit should provide:

  • Spaces conducive for the events. Most options work best in large, open rooms with small tables each seating 4-5 people. Our team can provide specific guidance for your location. The space(s) should have A/V to support sound and video run from a laptop computer.

  • Supplies such as butcher paper, markers, and handouts. The total cost of these supplies typically does not exceed $50.

  • Travel costs. We can cross-org the funds through DTS so that your organization retains final review and oversight over travel costs.

 

Timeline: We like to coordinate events at least 60-90 days out.  However, we may be able to accommodate requests less than 60 days out if we are not otherwise committed.  Organizations are encouraged to reach out as early as possible.  


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