CCL Extended Offerings

Waddington Leadership Initiative, Extended Offerings

Background: Margaret Waddington left Vermont schools a great gift – one that could transform school leadership within a decade. The late Dr. Margaret Waddington was one of the many individuals transformed by CCL’s flagship Leadership Development Program (LDP)®. So much so that the pioneering neurologist and resident of Rutland became a strong financial supporter of CCL and upon her passing in 2015, entrusted the organization with a multimillion dollar estate gift to ensure ongoing access to leadership development for women, men, and the young people of Vermont. You can learn more about all of the leadership cohorts, and connections since 2016 at the Waddington Leadership Initiative: VPA Homepage.

Better Conversations Every Day, Open Enrollment Event


Center for Creative Leadership Workshop Offerings

Overview: Each of the following workshops is available to members and their faculties and/or their leadership teams. The workshops each come with specific participant materials from the Center for Creative Leadership and will be facilitated by VPA staff. Thanks to the Waddington Leadership Initiative, the overall cost of these workshops for VPA member organizations is reduced by more than half. 

Cost Structure for Below Listed Workshops

  • Facilitation: $1,000 per workshop
    • + plus, Participant Materials: $99 per participant (minimum 10 participants)

Venue for Below Listed Workshops

  • In-person at your given site or agreed upon location (online version is available if needed)

Timing for Below Listed Workshops

  • Each workshop is about 4 hours of collaborative learning
  • This can be done in a half-day workshop or split over several faculty meetings

Workshop Option # 1, Leading People Through Change 

Too often, employees suffer because leaders fail to understand the stages they go through during a change. This workshop kit focuses on communication, collaboration, and commitment to help ensure that your leaders can align their team, peers, boss, and organization with their change efforts.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Drive progress on a real change they are currently leading
  • Explore and manage their own change preferences
  • Understand and recognize the process of change and transition
  • Leverage the power of CCL’s 3 Cs of change — Communication, Collaboration, and Commitment
  • Identify and collaborate with stakeholders during change
  • Apply key lessons to any organizational change challenge

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Workshop Option # 2, Influence: The Business of Getting Things Done 

This workshop focuses on developing the key components of influence.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Understand why influence is important
  • Articulate personal influence strengths and developmental gaps
  • Recognize the components of effective influence
  • Be aware of different sources of need and motivation
  • Apply influence concepts to real-life situations

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Workshop Option #3, Feedback That Works

This workshop teaches our simple, powerful, and effective feedback model, which enables your employees to give and receive focused, productive feedback.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Understand the need for providing feedback in the workplace
  • Provide effective feedback using Situation-Behavior-Impact (SBI) language
  • Practice delivering and receiving feedback using CCL’s feedback model
  • Review common mistakes in delivering feedback
  • Create a plan of action for more effectively delivering feedback to others

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Workshop Option # 4, Step Up to Conflict

The Step Up to Conflict workshop is developed by the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®) in collaboration with the Eckerd College Leadership Development Institute, a valued partner of CCL for over 30 years. 

We believe that:

  • Conflict is inevitable: When people work together they bring differing perspectives, opinions and motives that can lead to conflict.
  • Conflict is not always bad: Many conflicts — when handled properly — can create an atmosphere of creativity and innovation.
  • Conflict management skills can be learned: While natural ability is helpful, we know these skills can be effectively developed and improved.
  • Mobilizing reframes boundaries to develop community.
  • Weaving interlaces boundaries to advance interdependence.
  • Transforming cross-cuts boundaries to enable reinvention.

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Workshop Option #5, Direction, Alignment, Commitment 

This workshop is based on CCL’s extensive analysis of field work in the areas of leadership, leadership development, and organizational leadership that led to CCL’s proven Direction, Alignment, Commitment (DAC) framework. DAC enables individuals to work together as a cohesive group to produce collective results — results they could never achieve working as individuals.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Better understand leadership as a social process
  • Apply an effective approach to enhance leadership outcomes — Direction, Alignment, Commitment
  • Assess how well leadership is happening in their group
  • Identify actions they can take to improve leadership outcomes
  • Create an action plan for improving leadership effectiveness in a specific group

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Workshop Option # 6, Boundary Spanning, Turning Boundaries Into Frontiers

This workshop focuses on 6 boundary spanning practices to provide leaders with the skills to increase collaboration, tear down organizational silos, and mitigate turf wars to increase productivity, efficiency, and innovation. 

Participants will learn how to:

  • Understand the power of Boundary Spanning for leadership success.
  • Identify the types of boundaries that limit potential.
  • Learn and practice the 6 principles of Boundary Spanning Leadership.
  • Recognize their role in spanning boundaries to achieve more than they imagined.

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Workshop Option #7, Learning Agility: Unlock the Lessons of Experience

This workshop provides tools and skills to become more learning agile. Learning and applying the 4 components of CCL’s approach to learning agility will put participants on the path to making the most from experiences and position them to succeed when faced with new, challenging situations.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Leverage the 4 components of learning agility to make the most of experiences
  • Learn more about the particular skill of learning agility and how to apply it to developmental goals
  • Gain insight into approaches to developing learning agility
  • Become more learning agile

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Additional Resources for VPA Members: (Membership)

  • VPA Members now have the chance to own sets of the CCL trademarked Leadership Card Decks, including, Experience Explorer Cards, Values Explorer Cards, Leadership Essentials, and Large Visual Explorer Cards. Members can pick up the sets at the VPA office during regularly scheduled hours until they are out.  
  • VPA Members will also be the first to be notified of all professional learning opportunities, including additional leadership cohorts via the weekly VPALeads newsletter.