We Help Companies Improve Productivity & Profits through Engaged Leadership
leadership management training

Your People + Our Proven Process = Increasing Leadership Success!

Your People…

  • Interns
  • Team leads
  • Emerging leaders
  • New managers
  • Frontline supervisors
  • Remote teams + WFH staff
  • Directors + senior executives
  • New hires
  • Service staff
  • Those needing topical training
  • Those needing remediation

+ Our Proven Process…

  • “Take the Pulse” conversations with top management
  • Organization-wide culture assessment — “Where are we now?”
  • 10 engaging practical, transformational leadership development sessions
  • One-on-one individual coaching sessions
  • Deep dive topics + motivational sessions for annual meetings, special events
  • Semi-annual leadership training refresher sessions
  • Organization-wide culture assessment — “How far have we come?”
  • Strategic & succession planning with top management
  • Training guidebook + support resources

Set Your Team Apart!

  • Successfully transition into leadership
  • Effectively plan, delegate, set goals & evaluate performance
  • Listen better, communicate & connect with people
  • Learn to coach, counsel & empower teams
  • Reduce risk & make high quality decisions
  • Reduce drama, conflict & confrontations
  • Create a culture that motivates
  • Lead innovative, collaborative teams
  • Use appraisals to build engagement
  • Develop a professional, service-minded attitude
  • Capitalize on change

Successful Leaders Leverage These Skills… We Show Them How

Because emerging or unprepared managers don’t always adjust well to new performance expectations and unfamiliar leader/employee dynamics, they need a transition plan. In short, this session presents a clear plan to successfully achieve management goals and as a result, build a credible leadership reputation.

Key Takeaways:

  • How to Transition into Leadership
  • 2 Key Approaches to Successful Planning
  • A Clear Process for Delegating Effectively
  • How to Set Goals with and for Employees
  • How to Establish Process & Performance Controls

Length: Typically half-day onsite, however we tailor each training session to the client’s specific needs.

Formats: In Person, Virtual; Also see our online management training options.

Effective leaders skillfully communicate and connect with people. Because of this ability to build trust, set clear vision, listen to other views and diffuse discord, all facets of business operations can improve. This session equips leaders with the communication skills to get better bottom line results.

Key Takeaways:

  • A Process for Connecting with Employees
  • How to Overcome Potential Communication Barriers
  • 3 Powerful Listening Techniques
  • How to “Earn the Right to Be Heard” by Leaders, Employees & Decision Makers

Length: Typically half-day onsite, however we tailor each training session to the client’s specific needs.

Formats: In Person, Virtual; Also see our online management training options.

The most influential leaders know the positive impact of using power and authority correctly. And they understand the consequences of misusing it. In short, you can learn to propel individual performance and empower the performance of others by defining your own influential leadership style.

Key Takeaways:

  • 2 Leadership Styles in Today’s Workplace
  • Predictable Emotional Responses from Employees
  • How to Overcome Leadership Hurdles
  • Skills to Effectively Coach Employees
  • How and When to Counsel Employees
  • How to Strategically Empower Employees

Length: Typically half-day onsite, however we tailor each training session to the client’s specific needs.

Formats: In Person, Virtual; Also see our online management training options.

Leaders make hundreds of decisions each day. And they don’t usually intend to make poor ones. But most have never learned a decision-making process that yields better results. This model for making high quality decisions helps leaders reduce decision-making risk. And as a result, capture greater competitive advantage!

Key Takeaways:

  • The 5 Bases for Decision Making
  • How to Mitigate Risk When Making Decisions
  • Steps to Improve the Quality of Your Decisions
  • Approaches to Successfully Make Decisions in a Group Setting
  • How to Manage Conflict and Confrontation Around Decisions
  • The Importance of Debriefing Post-Decision

Length: Typically half-day onsite, however we tailor each training session to the client’s specific needs.

Formats: In Person, Virtual; Also see our online management training options.

More than any other issue, leaders struggle with how to motivate their employees. First discover the truth about what genuinely drives any individual — regardless their generation. Then you’ll finally know the secret to improving employee motivation!

Key Takeaways:

  • The Top 5 Things Employees Want
  • Different Motivations Among Generations
  • Motivating Factors That Drive Better Performance
  • Behavioral Characteristics Motivating Team Members

Length: Typically half-day onsite, however we tailor each training session to the client’s specific needs.

Formats: In Person, Virtual; Also see our online management training options.

Recruiting and retaining high-caliber individuals is difficult. And getting them all to work together is tougher still. But you’ll achieve greater innovation and outcomes when you learn to successfully manage conflict and confrontation and lead teams to creative collaboration.

Key Takeaways:

  • How to Manage Conflict and Confrontation Among Teams
  • Steps to Create an Environment of Healthy Competition
  • How to Increase Cooperation and Collaboration
  • Methods to Identify Existing and Future Team Problems
  • How to Build an Innovative Team

Length: Typically half-day onsite, however we tailor each training session to the client’s specific needs.

Formats: In Person, Virtual; Also see our online management training options.

Conducting employee performance appraisals may be the most dreaded leadership responsibility. But when used correctly, employee appraisals can be a great performance motivator. First, learn six must-haves for performance appraisals that reduce frustration and negative aftermath. Then discover tools to use for employee appraisals that actual improve employee engagement!

Key Takeaways:

  • Potential Performance Appraisal Pitfalls
  • 6 Must-Haves for Supervisors
  • How to Use a Critical Incident File
  • Steps to Conduct an Employee Appraisal: Before, During and After

Length: Typically half-day onsite, however we tailor each training session to the client’s specific needs.

Formats: In Person, Virtual; Also see our online management training options.

Smart business leaders value the connection between service excellence, professionalism and bottom line results. Now, discover commonsense actions to build loyalty, goodwill and profitability. And as a result, set your enterprise apart from the competition!

Key Takeaways:

  • The Cost of Poor Service
  • Employee Expectations of Service from Leaders
  • How to Debrief with Employees
  • 24 Commitments for Personal Professionalism

Length: Typically half-day onsite, however we tailor each training session to the client’s specific needs.

Formats: In Person, Virtual; Also see our online management training options.

Change does create new problems and great stress. But for leaders willing to see it, change also brings new opportunities! First, learn the truth about change and fear. Then discover a success strategy for managing both. As a result, you’ll uncover a mindset to thrive on change and seize opportunities others are afraid to explore!

Key Takeaways:

  • 3 Foundational Characteristics of Change
  • 4 Universal Professional Fears
  • How to Manage Fear
  • Most Common Professional Stressors
  • How to Manage Stress

Length: Typically half-day onsite, however we tailor each training session to the client’s specific needs.

Formats: In Person, Virtual; Also see our online management training options.

The best leaders effectively lead themselves first. So discover the information and expertise that sets leaders on the path to long-term personal and professional success!

Key Takeaways:

  • 5 Unpardonable Leadership Sins
  • 3 Foundational Disciplines
  • How to Set Personal & Professional Goals
  • Steps to Become the Expert Professionally
  • How to Make the Most of a Mentoring Relationship
  • 3 Basic Concepts for Making & Saving Money in Business

Length: Typically half-day onsite, however we tailor each training session to the client’s specific needs.

Formats: In Person, Virtual; Also see our online management training options.

The Leadership Management Training Experience You Can Rely On

Organizations which value a high performance culture know sub-par, unpolished leadership, communication and relationship building skills are their enemies. And they also know investing in their leaders and managers by prioritizing leadership management training sets them apart when it comes time to…

  • Recruit and retain the best employees;
  • Improve productivity and performance;
  • Increase innovation;
  • Capitalize on market opportunities; 
  • And achieve BIG goals!

In our own management and leadership experiences, we’ve seen the frustration and financial drain that happens when leaders and employees find themselves on opposing teams. And the costs are high!

Successful, Significant Organizations Value This

be more successfulBut we also know when leaders, managers, supervisors and their employees respect and value each other and work together to accomplish a shared vision — then amazing things can happen!

Successful, significant companies know the value of confident, respected, approachable leaders. Leaders who aren’t afraid to engage and connect with their people. And managers trained in the art of building trusted leadership relationships.

We’ve helped hundreds of organizations invest in the leadership, communication and relationship building skills of their managers and experience not only better performance and profits, but more positive, satisfied employees!

Skills to Support Growth, Performance & Employee Satisfaction

With this in mind, we’ve designed our leadership management training to equip leaders, managers and supervisors with the skills that support growth, performance and employee satisfaction. In short, we show managers and leaders how to:

  • Gain confidence and respect;
  • Build integrity-centered relationships with their people;
  • Plan and manage resources strategically;
  • Make high quality decisions;
  • Reduce conflict and drama;
  • Unlock the innovation and creativity of their teams;
  • Foster a sustainable culture of teamwork and trust;
  • And add value to the bottom line!

The Question You Really Want Answered… Can We Deliver?

We’re grateful to have worked with 1000+ clients — in person and virtually — in a wide range of industries helping them achieve greater performance. Here’s what a few of them have to say about the value we bring.

Case Study: Equian, LLC

 

 

 

Profile
Equian, LLC is part of the Health Insurance Carriers Industry and has 1,310 total employees across all of its locations.

Customer
Gary Liter, President, Subrogation Division

Challenge
Gary needed to rapidly onboard and prepare new managers for leading recently assembled teams because his company was experiencing rapid growth and expansion through acquisition.

Solution
Van Hooser Associates developed and delivered a multi-session leadership training initiative for new leaders, emphasizing communication and team building skills.

Value

  • New leaders felt more confident in their role as “leader”
  • New leaders developed needed skills to successfully assemble teams
  • New leaders were equipped to manage challenges of leading new teams
  • New leaders were ready to contribute in other roles & projects

Customer’s Feedback
“I’ve been very pleased with Phil and his team. They’ve done an awesome job, and we’ll continue to partner with them as we continue to expand out business.”

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