Leaders of the 21st century have evolved into quick-change artists – individuals with sharp perception and the ability to act quickly and with skill – who inspire, communicate a vision, and master today’s workforce and work environment. The leaders of today are resilient and determined to do what needs to be done.

In this course, you will acquire the knowledge and skills of leadership as a core competency, while examining your readiness to be in a leadership role. You will examine individual leadership styles and how they impact your ability to effect change in the work environment. In addition, an emphasis is placed on the importance of communication and the need for integrity in leaders. You will learn how to create a clear vision and develop a workforce that is dynamic and has a sense of purpose. You will share the challenges facing the court in working beyond the confines of the judiciary and develop strategies to work effectively with other branches of government and stakeholders. Further, you will examine the roles and importance of an effective court executive team.

  • Demonstrate integrity, trustworthiness, honesty, accountability, ethics and integrity in one’s actions and relationships.
  • Acquire the ability to communicate strategic intent, vision, and sense of purpose.
  • Develop adaptability and flexibility in your leadership style and capitalize on diversity in skill and career paths in the workforce.
  • Maximize the use of technology in communicating and motivating employees. 
  • Evaluate one’s leadership style and skills and be prepared to lead individuals and organizations well into the 21st century and beyond. 
  • Understand interdependence and develop relationships with individuals and organizations within and outside of the judiciary.

After completing this course, you should be able to:
  • Identify and apply new and innovative leadership skills; specifically The Adaptive Leadership model;
  • Establish credibility and relationships with individuals and organizations to more effectively lead; 
  • Recognize and demonstrate good communication and listening skills to effect individual and organizational change;
  • Effectively execute action plans which align with the mission, vision and purpose of the court;
  • Create a high-performing and learning work environment for judges and staff.