Steve Russell, NEC’s Learning and Development Consultant, designed the New Leader training program as 3 modules delivered 4 weeks apart. The training incorporates and utilizes the TotalSDI suite of assessments as the thread connecting the key modules; Managing Self, Managing a Team, and Managing Wider Organizational Relationships. Russell notes, “TotalSDI is the heart and soul of the New Leader program.”
The training program helps participants gain a greater understanding of why they do what they do and why behavior changes in conflict. Participants also learn how and when to deploy the right strengths for a given situation in order to manage key relationships and contribute to positive team dynamics.
The training is action oriented and has participants create their own action plan detailing how they will implement the lessons from the training to improve their overall relationship effectiveness.
SDI 2.0 has also become foundational to other spin-off training modules at NEC, including:
- Developing interpersonal skills to reduce workplace conflict
- Personal impact coaching
- Identifying team strengths to address specific challenges
- Adopting a common language to create a collaborative work environment