Oakland County will offer Business of Leadership classes starting in August that are designed to address the demands faced during the growth stage of a successful business and necessary leadership skills required to manage progress and change.
“Oakland County is the driving force behind Michigan’s economy, thanks in part to our strong business leaders,” says Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson. “We want our business owners, executives, and managers in all industries to have the most current leadership skills available. This training enables them to run efficient operations and keep employees and customers satisfied.”
Classes will be offered in two cohort models. The first is for those at manager-level workers who supervise at least two people. The class meets once a week for six weeks starting Aug. 9. The second is for C-suite level employees, primarily CEOs and business owners. It starts Oct. 18 and runs for five weeks. Topics covered will include situational leadership, leading with personality style, leading with emotional intelligence, effective communication skills for managers, problem solving, and making effective decisions.
“These classes focus on many of the most challenging issues facing business owners as their businesses grow, staff size increase, and their leadership takes on even greater importance,” says Greg Doyle, One Stop Shop Business Center manager.
The courses will be taught by Pontiac-based One Stop Shop Business Center business counselors and Oakland County human resources professionals. Each class is limited to 20 participants, and the enrollment fee is $500 with a $100 discount available for early registrants if paid two weeks or more in advance.