Being a confident and skilled leader takes experience and proper training. Effective leaders can inspire others, lead teams, and manage their priorities effectively.

Our Fundamentals of Leadership training program combines best practices with real life examples to create a fast paced, participatory learning environment. Attendees are engaged using peer-based learning, simulations, self-awareness activities and goal setting.


This program is for supervisors, team leaders, and managers.


♦  Leadership Basics
Setting Expectations
Collaboration Across Teams

♦  Time Management
Prioritization and Delegation
Eliminating Time Wasters and Interruptions

♦  Effective Communication
Persuasion and Negotiation Approaches
Giving Presentations
Listening Skills

♦  Coaching and Development
Building a Cohesive Team
Motivating and Mentoring
Conflict Management
Having Feedback and Performance Conversations

At a Glance

Cost: $2,500

2 days
8:30 – 4:30- Day 1
8:30 – 1:00 - Day 2

Average class size

The Club
Birmingham, Alabama

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  • All needed materials are provided
  • Lunch is included
  • Attire is business casual


"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 (Retired) 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