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The Learning and Leadership Development department would like to welcome you to our website. If you are here for the first time, we hope this will be your first of many visits to our site. Please save a shortcut to your desktop or add this page to your favorites for easy access in the future.

Course Options

Make improving your skills and advancing your career an integral part of your annual goals. Get started by visiting our Courses page or download our Course Catalog. These resources outline all of the leadership courses that LLD proudly offers to our employees. Please check back often as new courses and class dates are added periodically. 

Training Consultation

If you are responsible for the creation of education, we would like to offer our assistance on your next project. LLD is prepared to consult with you and your team to create highly effective training for your employees. Utilizing training methodologies that incorporate advanced learning theory and neuroscience, we can assist you with all of your educational needs. For more information regarding how we can assist on your next training project, please take a moment to visit our Services page.

Leadership Quick Tips

Finally, we would like to encourage you to sign up to have our bi-monthly leadership tips sent directly to your inbox. These tips are designed to help incrementally improve your skills as a leader. They are short, to the point, and will never take more than 10 minutes to complete. If you do not already receive these tips, we encourage you to complete the request form located below.

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Featured Courses

Strategic Planning and Ideation – Facilitator Training

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Strategic Planning and Ideation – Facilitator Training This class teaches the same tools as those used in the workshop but doesn’t require team participation. In the facilitator training, you will learn the skills and tools necessary to lead your team through the strategic planning process. Some of the tools taught are: Five Whys Empathy maps 

Leading Without a Title

Four Stages of Leadership

This leadership course was developed specifically for employees who are not currently in a leadership role at Covenant. It covers the important qualities of a leader, self-analysis, and methods the employee can use to continuously improve their leadership skills. 

Understanding Your PDP Results

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Professional DynaMetric Program (PDP) is a behavioral assessment that measures the dynamics of an individual by focusing on four cornerstones of behavior. Ultimately these behavioral styles culminate to form our personality. The assessment identifies motivators and shows how environmental factors affect stress, energy and satisfaction levels. An emphasis is placed on how you accomplish tasks, communicate, your leadership style, motivators / de-motivators, mental energy level, and behavioral satisfaction. 

What are They Really Saying? Body Language and Non-verbal Communications

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This course is based on the twenty-plus years of research and experience of former FBI agent and non-verbal communications expert, Joe Navarro. The student will learn how to identify and analyze the involuntary signals sent by the limbic brain through non-verbal communications. 

Quick Tips

You Engage, They Engage

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There is a lot of buzz circulating about employee engagement. But how do engaged employees positively affect a business? What are some actions we can take as leaders to help promote engagement among employees and teams? Nielson conducted a survey that took a deep dive into employee engagement. They found that in the US, only 

A 360 Degree Leader

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In the book The 360 Degree Leader: Developing Your Influence from Anywhere in the Organization, John C. Maxwell shares 7 myths of leading from the middle. Myth #1 says, “I can’t lead if I’m not at the top.” 360 degree leaders influence people at every level of the organization. By helping others, they in turn 

Healthy Habits

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Change is never easy- especially when someone is trying to make positive changes to promote a healthier lifestyle. Whether the change includes eating better, exercising, or eliminating stress, it is difficult to stay motivated. According to the Healthy Tip titled “Understand These Five Behaviors That Can Prevent Sticking With Healthy Habits” from the BlueCross BlueShield 

Department Update

Farewell

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It is with a very heavy heart that I share that I am leaving Covenant Health. I have a wonderful opportunity with a biotech company but will remain in the area. I have immensely enjoyed my time with Covenant. I have had the opportunity to work with many of you and gotten to know several 

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Learning & Leadership Development News

  • 2023 Emerging Leaders Program Nominations are now Being Accepted

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    LLD is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for our 2023 Emerging Leader Cohort. All employees who are not currently at a Supervisor level or above qualify. There are a few other requirements for nomination. The employee must: Be employed with Covenant for a minimum of one year as of January 1st, 

  • You Engage, They Engage

    Employee Engagement Image

    There is a lot of buzz circulating about employee engagement. But how do engaged employees positively affect a business? What are some actions we can take as leaders to help promote engagement among employees and teams? Nielson conducted a survey that took a deep dive into employee engagement. They found that in the US, only 

  • Resolve to Solve in 2023

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    Start 2023 off With This Innovative Team Workshop This limited-time educational opportunity will bring LLD to your facility for an ideation/problem-solving event with your team. While identifying and tackling your biggest barriers for 2023, you will learn ideation and problem-solving techniques that you can utilize over and over again. These include: Brainwriting Brainwalking 5 why 

  • A 360 Degree Leader

    In the book The 360 Degree Leader: Developing Your Influence from Anywhere in the Organization, John C. Maxwell shares 7 myths of leading from the middle. Myth #1 says, “I can’t lead if I’m not at the top.” 360 degree leaders influence people at every level of the organization. By helping others, they in turn 

  • Healthy Habits

    Change is never easy- especially when someone is trying to make positive changes to promote a healthier lifestyle. Whether the change includes eating better, exercising, or eliminating stress, it is difficult to stay motivated. According to the Healthy Tip titled “Understand These Five Behaviors That Can Prevent Sticking With Healthy Habits” from the BlueCross BlueShield 

  • Centeredness

    In the center of the bustling, sprawling, fast-paced city of New York sits 843 acres of beautiful land. This land is home to over 18,000 trees, more than 200 species of birds, a unique zoo, broad lakes, twisting streams, playing fields, monuments, and picturesque gardens (Central Park Conservancy, 2018). The name of this magnificent land 

  • Positively Authentic

    Positivity is a skill that requires work every single day.  It is important because most living systems tend to move toward positive energy and away from negative energy.  For example, a natural source of positive energy for most living things is sunlight. In human interactions, being kind and having gratitude are forms of positivity.  People 

  • How to Plan and Conduct an Effective Meeting

    So you have decided you need to call a meeting to discuss an important item with your staff or coworkers… now what? Aside from having a thorough understanding of the topic at hand, there are several things to consider when thinking about how you want your meeting to run. Could your meeting be conducted virtually 

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