Moving from a front-line leader to a middle management leader is one of the most challenging evolution a leader can make.
This comprehensive and practical leadership skills development program will provide middle managers with the tools and thinking to successfully transition to a High-Performance Middle Manager Leader.
This leadership skill development program is based on learning and doing methodology. Each leaders is required to apply what they learn through a personal development plan that they will complete during the program.
Each leader will receive one-on-one coaching support from a proven and experienced leader to guide them through key practical skill development and formation of essential leader habits. Each leader is also required to have an internal company mentor to advise, challenge and support them through the program.
The Lead from the Middle program was designed from the input and feedback of a steering committe of industry senior leaders, based on what they see their leaders are either lacking or need to successfully drive the their organizations in today's challenging business. The program has an operational leadership focus, but provides excellent skill development for any middle level leader.
The objectives of the program are to:
Following the HPL philosophy of development, the program will develop skills & habits through the Learn, Share, Commit approach.
Main program content includes topics such as:
- From manager to leader
- Communicate from the middle
- Develop yourself
- Develop others
- Tier 3 Organizational Systems Thinking
- Middle manager fundamentals
3 high-impact modules of skill and habit development
The Lead from the Middle program is a comprehensive leadership development program that has been designed to equip a middle level leader with the necessary skills and habits to be highly effective and lead a high performing department or team. The program is offered in three high-impact individual modules of three-month duration each.
The program will be delivered in a live-virtual format. Learning sessions will be delivered virtually in 4.5-hour blocks. Virtual sessions will be delivered at a consistent time weekly with breaks between sessions and modules to allow for application of the thinking. Peer Exchange sessions allow for more in-depth discussion and to strengthen connections with your peers. All coaching will be facilitated virtually.
"I really enjoyed participating in the Lead from the Middle program. The program really opened my eyes to some better practices vs the way I have been managing things and, frankly, how I learned to manage. Overall I'm glad I had the opportuity to participate. It helped me reconsider my work and how I spend my time."
Sales & Marketing, Medical Disposables
Northern Digital Inc. - Minneapolis-St. Paul
"I really appreciated Scott and Glenn's expertise, passion and rigor applied to teaching the concepts."
Mechanical Engineering Manager, Life Sciences
What sets this program apart from others is the one-one coaching that each participant leader receives throughout the program. Our coaches are industry and business professionals with many years of hands-on experience in executive level positions within operations and supply chain. They will be there every step of the way to assist and support the participant leaders develop and hone their skills and habits. Participant leaders will obtain access to the coaches throughout the program through:
6 skill & habit development sessions
3 x 1/2 hour coaching sessions
6 Peer Exchange group sessions
"This content put legs to some of the tasks that my upper management team has put in place as a task without explaining the 'why'. The course content helped explain the 'why'."
"The facilitators skills and experiences allow them to proide good, relevant, relatable examples enabling great discussion."
"Material covered is very relevant to my role. Both instructors provided superb expertise that I can relate to and reflect on."
"I liked the blend of theory and practice. I also liked the guest spearkers."
"I grabbed the most from the 'developing yourself', 'Developing Others', and 'Middle Management Fundamentals' sessions. These sessions were packed with content. It was practical and required very little abstract thinking. Those sessions were the best part of the experience for me. They were presened well and I was able to have the most take aways from them."
Winter 2021 Cohort - Complete!
Jan 2021 - Jun 2021
Fall 2021 Cohort - In Progress
Virtual learning sessions (4.5 hours each)
Spring 2022 Cohort - Coming Soon!
Dedicated client in-house custom programs also available upon request.
Current and future middle managers
Operational leaders from manufacturing, healthcare,
service, distribution, government, and not-for-profit
High potential leaders with or without direct reports
$4,900 for HPS Consortium Members
$5,500 for non HPS Consortium Members
Transformational leaders are a critical component to engaging and motivating our humans. Through deliberate practice, we develop the skills of leaders and create alignment between them, the management system and your organization’s culture.