PROGRAM BENEFITS

Developing leaders is a crucial challenge faced by all companies. The right training and developmental activities can provide leaders with the tools and knowledge to achieve better business results.

“The Strategic Leader Program” is a powerful and interactive four day course that incorporates self awareness, skill development activities, real life business challenges and peer coaching. We have found that leaders often learn best from other leaders, those who have shared challenges and opportunities.

Participants learn how to:

  • Work smarter and manage their priorities
  • Develop their employees using delegation, coaching and other means
  • Give effective feedback and manage performance issues
  • Sell their ideas and more effectively communicate with others
  • Build productive working relationships
  • Think and act more strategically
  • Challenge and engage their employees

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

The program is designed for mid and upper level managers, and for those transitioning into new leadership roles.

Click Here for Registration Form_2019 

 

Agenda

Day 1 The Purpose of Work – Duncan Hulsey – Emotional Intelligence

  • Assessment Review
  • Individual review of 360º  Survey Results
  • Complete 360º  Reaction Form
  • Group Coaching Meetings – Duncan Hulsey and Olivia Childers
  • Discussion of leadership goals and challenges
  • 360º survey and assessment results discussion
  • Business Simulation
  • Personality Assessment Discussion and Myers Briggs Workshop
  • Group Coaching Meeting (continued)
  • Group Dinner

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At A Glance

Tuition:
$5,600

Length:

4 Days

Next Seminar Date:

February 26-March 1, 2019

Average Size of Class:
12

Location of Class:
Birmingham, AL

To Register:
Email: hulsey@blankenshipandseay.com

Or Call:
205-933-9170

 

Special Features:

  • Peer coaching
  • 360○ assessment
  • Post-seminar coaching session with Blankenship and Seay psychologist
Day 2 Strategic Planning and Leadership Concepts – Joel Dobbs

  • Time Management – Planning and Organization – Duncan Hulsey
  • Identifying Time Wasters
  • Tactical versus Strategic Activities
  • Focus
  • Action planning
  • Delegation – Presentation and Quiz
  • Continue Discussion of 360º results (break out groups)
  • Planning and Organizing Break out Discussion
  • Team activity
  • Discussion of Effective Team Behaviors – Duncan Hulsey

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Day 3 Coaching Workshop – Duncan Hulsey and Olivia Childers

  • Mentoring versus Coaching
  • The Power of Good Questions
  • Listening Exercise  
  • Coaching Case Studies – Harvard Business Review
  • Communication and Relationship Skills – Duncan Hulsey
  • Presentation Skills Training
  • Negotiation Exercise
  • Break out group – Duncan Hulsey and Olivia Childers
  • Business Simulation Results Discussion
  • Work Time

Prepare for:
1.    Leadership Development Action Plan (to present the following day)
2.    Peer Evaluation Forms
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Day 4 Peer Feedback Meeting and Group Coaching – Duncan Hulsey and Olivia Childers

  • Seminar Evaluation Forms
  • Individual Leadership Presentation
  • Action Plan and Follow-up Coaching
  • Each participant will receive a Leadership Development Report, phone feedback and coaching

 



Testimonials 

“While I was skeptical at first, this was a great experience for me.  Since returning, I have been focused on engaging my employees, delegation, and listening skills.”
Steve Nickolson
Chief Information Officer, Servis1st Bank
Birmingham, AL

“Certainly the most in depth and beneficial training I have attended.  As much as I learned from the training, I learned just as much from the peer interactions as we shared our experiences from different industries.”
Thomas Hannaford
Quality Manager, Western Container Corporation
Hattiesburg, MS

“All the topics were important and meaningful, particularly in cultivating skills that improve my ability to be an accountable leader.”
Patrick Swann
Project Manager, McAbee Construction
Tuscaloosa, Alabama

“I learned some great lessons on team effort, delegation, and communication.”
Jerry Borrowski
General Manager, Solberg Foam
Green Bay, Wisconsin

“During the Strategic Leader training, I learned that leadership is the art of empowering those around you.”
– Mike Hall
Plant Manager, Coca-Cola United
Birmingham, Alabama

“Blankenship & Seay has been integral to our growth and development throughout the years. This seminar is a core part of our leadership development efforts.”
– Bill Jones CEO, Retired O’Neal Steel
Birmingham, Alabama

“This seminar helped me refine my leadership style and presence.”
– Luke Chung, Vice President of Administration, Merchandising Displays, WestRock
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

“They created a great atmosphere for learning; I particularly enjoyed the group interaction.”
–  Malcolm Edwards
Engineering Manager, Rexam Beverage Can
Winston Salem, North Carolina

“I learned valuable lessons in a systematic way about delegation and coaching.”
– Senthil Natarajan
Assistant General Manager, McWane Gulf
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

“Incredible class.  I have learned many concepts that I will use in my professional and personal life.”
– Martin Boucher
Senior Account Manager, Altec Industries
Milton, Ontario, Canada

“Leadership training with Blankenship & Seay was a very valuable experience for me.  I truly appreciate the opportunity to learn from other leaders outside of my own organization.
– Yvette Mahan, PHR
Human Resource Manager, RockTenn
Conway, Arkansas

“The class content was great, but the peer interaction was invaluable.”
– Michael Lytle
Consultant, Highland Associates
Birmingham, Alabama

“I greatly benefited from the feedback provided in the seminar; I have a much greater understanding of myself and of how to more effectively work with other people.”
– Ken Shackelford
District Manager, O’Neal Steel
Shelbyville, Indiana

“I was pleased that the topics were practical and connected to the realities of the business world. Hearing new ideas from the other group members made this a rich experience.”
– Hugh Thornton
Senior Vice President, KPS Group
Birmingham, Alabama

“Each session gave us specific leadership strategies and an opportunity to “practice” them. It was also very effective for me to get feedback from the other participants”
– Kate Nielsen
President, The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama

“I have been able to apply a number of things that I learned in the activities and group interactions.”
– Wes Gentles
Director of Operations, Fold Pack
Fresno, California

“This class really helped me to slow down, evaluate, and plan for the future”
– Nicholas Balanis, Senior Vice President, ServiceFirst Bank
Birmingham, Alabama

“The bank has benefitted by sending our leaders through this training program and we plan to continue to participate.”
– Tom Broughton, President and CEO, ServisFirst Bank
Birmingham, Alabama

“This seminar has helped our creative professionals become both more confident and more effective as leaders.”
– Gail Andrews, The R. Hugh Daniel Director, Birmingham Museum of Art
Birmingham, Alabama

“Blankenship & Seay has been instrumental in coaching and developing our leaders.”
– Donna Smith, Retired, Vice President of Human Resources and Ethics, Alabama Power
Birmingham, Alabama

 “I found this class to be the best one I have attended”
– Chris Nichols, President, McWane International
Birmingham, Alabama


Dr. Duncan Hulsey
is a partner with Blankenship and Seay Consulting Group. He holds a B.A. in Psychology from New England College and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Memphis. He completed his internship at the University of Kansas, where he taught undergraduate psychology courses, conducted research on problem gambling, and worked as psychologist. He worked at Hillcrest Behavioral Health, serving as the Clinical Director of Psychology in the adolescent psychiatric facility prior to joining BSCG.
His areas of practice include pre-employment selection, career assessment, executive coaching, succession planning, and leadership development. He is the primary facilitator and presenter for the Strategic Leader program, which has provided leadership development and coaching since 2005. An intensive, 4-day seminar, the Strategic Leader program has had over 600 participants from throughout the world.

Dr. Hulsey is a frequent speaker at business seminars, training classes, and corporate retreats. Frequent topics include Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace, the Integration of Psychology and Business, and Traits of Effective Leaders.

He works with a wide range of industries, including health care, universities, construction, financial services, manufacturing, utilities, and consumer products companies.

A native of Birmingham, Duncan serves on the Board of Directors of the Pre-School Partners, the EyeSight Foundation of Alabama, and is involved in numerous church and civic activities. Duncan and his wife Kelly have two children, ages 11 and 14.

 



Olivia Childers – joined Blankenship and Seay Consulting Group in 2016. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Auburn University and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University of Houston. While at the University of Houston, Olivia taught undergraduate psychology courses and was contracted for consulting work for both public and private-sector organizations, including the City of Houston, the City of Abilene, and ExxonMobil. Her areas of practice include leadership development, pre-employment selection, job analysis, and culture and attitude surveying. She specializes in 360 assessment and feedback. Olivia is a member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.


Guest Lecturer – Dr. Joel H. Dobbs is Executive in Residence at the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Collat School of Business where he also directs the school’s Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, teaches, and works with entrepreneurs within the UAB environment and the greater Birmingham business community to help them develop and grow their businesses.

Most recently Joel was Vice President, Information Technology at Eisai Inc., the US unit of Eisai, a $6B global pharmaceutical company headquartered in Tokyo Japan. Prior to this role he served as VP of Information Technology, Data Management and Business Re-Engineering at Eisai Medical Research, the global clinical development arm of Eisai. He spent two years as Executive in Residence and Program Director of the Pharmaceutical Management Program at Stevens Institute of Technology and as a consultant to numerous pharmaceutical, biotechnology and software companies. He also served as Vice-President, Research Information Services and Global IT Strategy and Compliance for Schering-Plough Corporation. In this capacity, he was responsible for all information technology for the Schering Plough Research Institute as well as for strategy and IT regulatory compliance globally. Before joining Schering-Plough Joel spent 12 years with Glaxo Inc. in various management and executive positions in regulatory affairs, medical services and information services. He also spent one year with Glaxo Wellcome as Worldwide Director, Information Management and Analysis and has also served as a professor of pharmacy at Samford University and as Vice President and a Managing Partner for Pharmacy Specialties, Inc., a pharmacy management-consulting firm.

Joel is the author of numerous scientific and technical publications, including chapters in five books, and is a frequent speaker at industry-related seminars and conferences. He served on the Compaq Computer Corporation Pharmaceutical Advisory Board, the Digital Equipment Corporation Pharmaceutical Advisory Board, the PhRMA / FDA Information Management Working Group, the PhRMA CIO Forum, the PMA Information Management Steering Committee, the Documentum Advisory Council, and the PMA Safety Surveillance Committee.

Joel received a BS in pharmacy from Samford University, a Master of Public Health from the University of Alabama in Birmingham, and a doctorate in pharmacy from the University of Tennessee. He has completed executive programs at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and MIT.