Leadership Academy

The Leadership Academy at Lanier Technical College provides leadership training and techniques to supervisors and managers to help them better lead their organizations.

Turn your managers into leaders, improve the working parts of your organization to meet the challenges of today’s business environment, or improve your own skills.

Participants sign up for one course, or sign up for all eight at a substantial cost savings.

Course Descriptions

Becoming a Leader – This introductory class covers basic skills for supervisors/ leaders such as communication, listening, objectivity, and self-management. It also discusses the transition from worker to supervisor, how to make the transition and how to manage friends you now supervise.

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Effective Communication for Leaders – This class discusses both verbal and nonverbal communication skills and clearly defines communication in the workplace. It refines your skills on how to put it all together for successful communication in the workplace. It also talks about attitudes and how they relate to communications.

Coaching for Improvement – Motivation fundamentals, what motivates and what demotivates people will be the focus of this class. The class reveals strategies and tactics to get people motivated. An understanding of coaching, and giving positive and constructive feedback is included.

Creating a Strong Team – This session defines delegation, discusses empowerment and how to be available, but not in the way. It also defines team, teamwork, the stages of team development and team leadership.

Performance Management – This class discusses the feedback process, how to give constructive feedback, and how to establish accountability. Constructive conflict management, managing differences productively, and how to address conflict are key components of this session.

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Ethical and Effective Leadership with Style – Understanding your management style, the definitions of management styles, and personality types will allow you to lead more effectively as you fully understand you and the others around you. The session discusses how to set goals and direction and to get the involvement and buy-in from the whole team.
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Managing Change, Priorities and Problems – Time and priority management are essential to effective leadership. This session discusses time management, how to prioritize, and how to make a plan and stick to it. It also discusses how to deal with change and adapting to change and new situations. This session discusses creative problem solving and effective problem solving models.

Leadership in Action – How do we stay sharp and effective as a leader? Topics will include how to influence others, understanding risks, rewards and consequences. The importance of attitudes and commitment to the organization will be covered. How to be cool under pressure, communicate effectively, solve problems and put all your tools and resources together are essential to becoming an effective leader.

Course Schedule

Spring 2020 — Hall Campus, Deal Hall, Room 5167

All class times are 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

  • Becoming a Leader – Thursday, February 13, 2020
  • Effective Communication for Leaders – Thursday, February 27, 2020
  • Coaching for Improvement – Thursday, March 12, 2020
  • Creating a Strong Team – Thursday, March 26, 2020
  • Performance Management – Thursday, April 9, 2020
  • Ethical and Effective Leadership with Style – Thursday, April 23, 2020
  • Managing Change, Priorities and Problems – Thursday, May 7, 2020
  • Leadership in Action – Thursday, May 21, 2020


$179.00 per course, or
$1,200.00 for all eight courses for the same participant
Save $232 by registering for the entire academy!


To register, complete the registration form and return to us at ce@laniertech.edu or call 770-533-6992.

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Lanier Technical College

Deal Hall, Room 5167
2535 Lanier Tech Dr
Gainesville, GA 30507


$179.00 per course, or $1,200.00 for all eight courses for the same participant.


To register, complete the registration form and return to us at ce@laniertech.edu or call 770-533-6992.