Progressing through the leadership ranks requires personal insight, training, and targeted leadership development. Successful leaders understand their own strengths and weaknesses, develop positive relationships, motivate people, and manage stress effectively. 

In this program, attendees are engaged through self-assessment, action planning and individual coaching with an organizational psychologist. We will explore the research-based behaviors that characterize the developmental trajectory of effective leadership from individual contributor to senior manager, and provide practical developmental suggestions.


This program is intended for current and potential team leaders and managers. 


Understanding Your Personality & Leadership Style
Review Individual Assessment Profile
Enhancing Self-Awareness
Implementing Self-Management Strategies

Emotional Intelligence
Effective Communication
Interpersonal Relationships

Inspiring, Motivating and Developing People
Persuasion and Influence
Providing Feedback

Managing Stress & Promoting Wellbeing
Coping with Leadership Demands
Developing Resilience

Achieving Results
Efficiency & Time Management
Maximizing Productivity

Leadership Changes by Management Level
Individual Contributor to First Line Manager
First Line Manager to Middle Manager
Middle Manager to Senior Manager


  • Individual Leadership Development Report
  • One-on-one coaching with a Blankenship & Seay Organizational Psychologist
  • Professional development plan
  • List of recommended resources for ongoing leadership development


At a Glance

$2,500 per person

Two days
8:30AM – 4:30PM - Day 1
8:30AM – 2:00PM - Day 2

To Register

Registration Form

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Next class:
February 9-10 and May 18-19, 2023

1st Floor Training Room
2101 Highland Avenue South
Birmingham, Alabama, 35205

*Our Stepping Up to Leadership workshop can also be customized and delivered at your organization.

About the Presenters

Dr. Mark Freeman is President and Managing Partner of Blankenship & Seay Consulting Group. He specializes in executive assessment, leadership development and training, executive coaching, selection system design, online personality assessment, and organizational surveys. 

Dr. Gareth Dutton has expertise in the science of behavior change, stress management, and effective communication to develop interpersonal relationships. He holds an endowed professorship in the Heersink School of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).