The number one reason new managers and leaders fail is that they did not receive training to help them understand the complexity of their new role.

Developing critical leadership skills can make the difference between success and failure in the workplace. This leadership development workshop series leading to a certificate in leadership will teach new, recently promoted and experienced managers the skills needed to perform effectively and successfully as leaders. 

When: Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
October 6, 13, 20 & 27
Where: On LTU’s Campus, Southfield, MI
Class Size: 12 New, Current, or Aspiring Leaders

Participant Benefits:

  • Expert Leadership Training and Coaching
  • LTU Leadership Certificate
  • LTU Stackable Credential
  • LTU MBA Leadership Course Credit (MBA 6043)
  • 16 CEU Credits

stem-centerPatricia Castelli

Program Facilitator
Professor of Business

P 248.204.3066

"I really enjoyed Dr. Castelli's professionalism, knowledge, positive feedback and leadership business smarts. She is exceptional!"

Program Cost:


LTU Alumni pay:


All workshop materials included


Each session is four hours long and is offered once per week at Lawrence Technological University.  Sessions are interactive and application-based. 

Self-Awareness, Reflection, Global Leadership, Valuing Diversity and Ethics

Session Outcomes:

  • Introductions and overview of the sessions
  • Contrast leadership and management
  • Identify the skills and competencies associated with effective leadership
  • Understand how self-awareness and reflection develop leadership skills
  • Appreciate today’s global work environment
  • Recognize how values and cultural differences shape perceptions and judgments
  • Honor the differences in others’ fundamental values and beliefs
  • Create and sustain an ethical work climate

Credibility, Effective Communication, Leading Groups and Teams

Session Outcomes:

  • Build credibility skills and trusting relationships
  • Enhance communication and active listening skills
  • Use assertiveness skills in appropriate situations
  • Learn effective delegation skills
  • Demonstrate effective meeting management skills
  • Compare and contrast effective and ineffective teams
  • Learn how to lead teams and groups for successful outcomes
  • Understand conflict and strategies for managing conflict
  • Share outcomes of development planning exercises and discuss key learnings with class

Motivation, Managing Conflict, Stress and Change

Session Outcomes:

  • Understand the importance of motivation and ways to promote performance
  • Apply motivation practices to improve employee productivity and satisfaction
  • Describe how attitude influences behavior, work, and relationships
  • Understand how change triggers stress and negativity in work-related situations
  • Identify the symptoms and sources of stress and the critical relationship to attitude
  • Assess individual attitudes, negativity patterns and self-defeating behaviors
  • Understand how stress affects physical, emotional and mental health
  • Apply principles, tools and techniques for coping with change and for reversing negative thought patterns and behaviors
  • Share outcomes of development planning exercises and discuss key learnings with class

Emotional Intelligence, the Dark Side of Leadership, Diagnosing and Addressing Performance Issues

Session Outcomes:

  • Define emotional intelligence (EI) and the benefits of developing EI
  • Understand how moods and emotions affect personal and professional well-being
  • Assess current emotional intelligence skills
  • Identify personal strengths and development areas for maximizing EI
  • Apply EI principles to better manage emotions and optimize performance
  • Recognize dark-side personality traits and learn how to overcome them
  • Learn how to diagnose and address employee performance issues
  • Share outcomes of development planning exercises and discuss key learnings with class
  • Conduct leadership workshop series wrap-up and complete course evaluation

"Learning to challenge yourself to look for new ideas that could be applied to you as a leader and your direct reports was extremely valuable. The workshops were very engaging and it helped me think about leadership in a different light."

"These sessions really inspired me. I truly enjoyed the leadership topics covered and the session materials were excellent, I can use them in my organization as well as my personal life."

"The course was a great reminder of leadership areas I need to develop. As a result, I have several strategies and methods in my leadership toolbox to improve."

"Dr. Castelli provided personal feedback that was timely, detailed, constructive and encouraging to everyone. It was quite phenomenal."