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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.

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Make improving your skills and advancing your career an integral part of your New Year’s resolution. 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.

Again, thank you for visiting our website. We wish you all a safe and prosperous 2021.


Featured Courses

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

Nurse and Non-verbal Communications

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

Assertiveness

Assertiveness

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Have you ever been in a meeting when you had a strong opinion about what was being discussed but you didn’t speak up? Perhaps you didn’t want your emotions to escalate, or perhaps you didn’t use Assertiveness. Being assertive allows you to express your point of view effectively.  Without a healthy level of assertiveness you 

Putting People Back in Best Practice

Putting People Back in Best Practice

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Having worked in many different industries over the past 20 years, I can tell you a few things that my former employers all had in common. One similarity was that they all sought out best practices but often overlooked the human resources that made these best practices work. In many cases, I watched these companies 

Emotional Intelligence: Self-Regard

Self-Regard

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Self-Regard An Emotional Intelligence Component Self-regard and self-confidence are often considered the same but they are very different.  Self-regard is your inward, emotional and cognitive assessment of your self “worth” and how you value yourself which impacts how you think, feel, and behave towards others. If you have too much self-regard you may be labeled 

Director Update

Looking Ahead

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It’s hard to believe it’s already April! I don’t know about you, but the first quarter of the year has flown by quickly. Even throughout the hardships of 2020, our vision remains strong for the organization. You can read more about our vision, mission, values, and objectives here. That being said, I wanted to take 

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Learning & Leadership Development News

  • Assertiveness

    Assertiveness

    Have you ever been in a meeting when you had a strong opinion about what was being discussed but you didn’t speak up? Perhaps you didn’t want your emotions to escalate, or perhaps you didn’t use Assertiveness. Being assertive allows you to express your point of view effectively.  Without a healthy level of assertiveness you 

  • Putting People Back in Best Practice

    Putting People Back in Best Practice

    Having worked in many different industries over the past 20 years, I can tell you a few things that my former employers all had in common. One similarity was that they all sought out best practices but often overlooked the human resources that made these best practices work. In many cases, I watched these companies 

  • Emotional Intelligence: Self-Regard

    Self-Regard

    Self-Regard An Emotional Intelligence Component Self-regard and self-confidence are often considered the same but they are very different.  Self-regard is your inward, emotional and cognitive assessment of your self “worth” and how you value yourself which impacts how you think, feel, and behave towards others. If you have too much self-regard you may be labeled 

  • Time Management – Eisenhower Matrix

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    Time management is a term often used when you work in a time conscious environment. For example: Home Building, you can’t paint without sheetrock and you can’t hang sheetrock without framing. When building a house there are specific time frames contractors have to meet to get inspections passed. Another example that may hit closer to 

  • Leadership Roundtable – Best Practices in Communication Skills

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    LLD is pleased to announce our next Leadership Roundtable with Liz Clary, Melissa Melton, and Jason Pilant.  They’ll be sharing their Best Practices in Communication Skills. Zoom participation is limited. Click here to register in CovLearn. 

  • Looking Ahead

    Vision Image

    It’s hard to believe it’s already April! I don’t know about you, but the first quarter of the year has flown by quickly. Even throughout the hardships of 2020, our vision remains strong for the organization. You can read more about our vision, mission, values, and objectives here. That being said, I wanted to take 

  • Estate Sale: Unhealthy Relationships Must Go!

    Estate Sale

    Wouldn’t it be awesome if life were that simple? You stick an “estate sale” sign on the boundaries of your heart and mind and just have someone come pick up your unhealthy relationships? You could be free of the mental noise and mindless clutter and that these unhealthy relationships leave in your life. If you 

  • Emotional Intelligence Skills – Skill 4

    Social Management

    Social management is a skill that allows you to act in ways that motivate, inspire and harmonize with others, while also maintaining important relationships. Through influence, coaching, mentoring, and managing conflict you can transform your team. If you want to, you can change the atmosphere of an entire room filled with people. If you’re paying 

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