MindSet’s Propel program is designed for experienced leaders and rising stars with a serious interest in developing their leadership skills. Using a small cohort group format, Propel combines best-in-class leadership training with timely group coaching opportunities to give participants years of leadership experience in a single program.
Propel participants accelerate their growth as leaders, build their confidence, and gain the skills to contribute even more to the success of their company.
Past attendees have included:
- Executives passionate about company culture
- Key employees that organizations want to recognize, develop and retain
- Experienced managers interested in developing new skills
- Rising stars preparing for larger responsibilities
- Front-line managers responsible for team development and performance
- Emerging leaders eager for skills and perspectives that will propel their career
Propel will run Jun 2024 to Dec 2024
Registration is Open!
Seven 4-hour sessions scheduled per cohort.
$3,150 per Attendee
$250 discount for Omaha Chamber Members.
Additional $200 for purchases of 3+ Seats.
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Have additional Questions? Check our FAQ at the bottom of this page.
We are determined to help you improve your leadership skills, even if you aren’t in the Omaha area. MindSet is now offering a fully virtual Propel group experience. It’s time to build a better culture – no matter where you are in the world. Simply join our wait list and, as individuals sign up, we will be in contact about group details, timelines, and more. No more excuses! Sign up now to start PROPELing towards success!
Gain years of leadership experience from a single program
Best-in-class leadership content with proven effectiveness
Fast-paced lessons with practical takeaways
Real-world topics and challenges
Build relationships with other area leaders
Grow a Pipeline of Leadership Talent. Participating companies will develop depth in their leadership ranks, improve their ability to confront today’s business challenges and begin building the executives of tomorrow.
Reward and Motivate Rising Stars. Young professionals want an employer that will invest in their growth and success. Such investments will pay big dividends in terms of key employee loyalty and retention.
New ideas for your business. Propel is a catalyst for continuous learning. Participants will bring a stream of innovative leadership concepts back to their organizations.
Enhance Employee Engagement. Propel participants will learn leadership techniques and insights that will make a powerful impact on employee engagement and organizational culture.
Propel operates in a small group cohort format consisting of 8-14 members. Individuals will meet for 7 half-day sessions throughout the year to dive deep into development topics, assigned materials, and open forum discussions about challenges and opportunities. Each session is structured with:
Pre-Work – Content (articles, podcasts, books, etc.) to review prior to sessions
Content Presentation & Discussion – Presentation of practical tools and techniques to develop leadership skills on the session’s topic
MindSet-in-Motion Challenge – Creative ideas to help participants apply the insights and techniques discussed
Peer-to-Peer Dialogue – An open forum for participants do discuss current leadership challenges and opportunities
Prior to Session 1, participants will complete MindSet’s Backbone and Heart leadership assessment instrument to identify likely leadership strengths and possible growth opportunities for the program.
Session 1: Leadership Foundations & Building Stars
Setting the stage for the rest of the sessions, we will examine foundational understandings and insights used by successful leaders. We will then cover how outstanding leaders can use their power and influence to develop otherwise ordinary employees into stars.
Session 2: Instilling Pride and Ownership
Great companies are populated by employees who feel a deep sense of pride and ownership for their company. In this session, we will cover proven techniques that leaders can use to instill pride in their workforce, as well as discuss why pride is the most effective long-term motivator for employee productivity and organizational success. This session will also include actionable ideas that leaders can use to better recognize employees who contribute to the company’s success, thereby helping leaders convey to employees that their company appreciates them and their work.
Session 3: Not Sucking at Communication
A lot has been written about the value of communication in organizations, yet no topic in leadership training seems to be more vague or mushy than “communication.” This session will help attendees view the topic of communication more clearly, empowering each individual to identify opportunities to enhance their ability to communicate effectively. We will discuss the power of active listening, help attendees learn some fundamental coaching skills, and share several tips to lead more effective meetings. We will also discuss takeaways from Dale Carnegie’s classic book, How to Win Friends and Influence People.
Session 4: Setting Goals & Making Decisions
Few things are more basic to business success than setting a long-term vision and then making effective daily decisions to arrive at that goal. This session teaches potent decision-making techniques, looks at effective goal setting practices, and shares practical advice for managing a team toward those objectives.
Session 5: Conflict and Innovation
Leadership often brings with it the challenge of managing conflict. For many leaders, this constitutes single greatest source of stomach acid and professional disaffection. However, without conflict, it is impossible for an organization to innovate and continually chase excellence. In this session we’ll give tips to spur positive intellectual conflict while controlling damaging interpersonal conflict within a workgroup.
Session 6: Dealing with Problem Employees
Almost every company has a noticeable bottom 5-10% – those employees who contribute little to its success while making life miserable everyone in their purview. Participants will learn to identify, engage, control, provide effective feedback to, and to either improve or remove these problem employees.
Session 7: Building Effective Teams
Even the best teams will occasionally become dysfunctional, and they seldom right themselves without the intervention of competent and purposeful leadership. In this last session, participants will learn to monitor and create 15 characteristics of effective teams.
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What's your Cancellation Policy?
Should you need to cancel your participation in a MindSet program, please provide notification to MindSet by either emailing us at email@example.com or calling (402) 980-3344. MindSet will provide a 100% refund (minus any non-refunded processing fees) for any cancellations made at least 30 days prior to the initial date of a MindSet program.
Participants who cancel less than 30 days prior to the start date of a MindSet program will be eligible for a 50% refund. Once the initial MindSet program session has begun, no cancellation refunds will be provided. Registration for MindSet programs is not transferable without MindSet approval.
Participants are responsible for making themselves available for each training session. No refunds will be offered for sessions a participant misses or is unable to attend.
How will I be matched with a group?
MindSet endeavors to Match each Propel participant with the cohort group that will fit them best. While no matching process can ever be perfect, MindSet will make our best effort to place each participant in a group that will best fit their schedule and goals for the program.
When a registrant completes their application for the program, they will be asked to indicate their preferred days and times for sessions, their experience level and goals. Based on this information, and a few other considerations, MindSet will match groups of 12-20 participants and communicate the schedule for the entire program at least a month prior to the start of the program.
When will I get my Propel schedule?
MindSet will review all enrolled participants and match them into cohort groups of participants.
Participants will be notified of the exact time/date/location for all seven of their sessions at least a month before the start of the first session.
How long will Propel run and how many sessions will we have?
Participants should expect to have one session each month (seven total sessions). For any questions about scheduling, contact MindSet at firstname.lastname@example.org or (402) 980-3344.
What will I learn?
In Propel we will combine the best of coaching and training to prepare front-line supervisors and rising stars to become effective leaders. Particularly we will cover a number of topics under:
- Leadership Foundations
- Instilling Pride and Ownership
- Not Sucking at Communication
- Setting Goals and Making Decisions
- Conflict and Innovation
- Dealing with Problem Employees
- Building Effective Teams
If you have questions on particular topics and what we cover, please contact us at email@example.com or (402) 980-3344.
Is Propel just a Classroom experience?
No! Propel will include the best of training and coaching, and will require active participation by participants. Additionally, we will have a discussion forum for participants to discuss hot topics that they want to cover.
What if I can't make a session?
If this becomes an issue, you will simply contact your Propel group facilitator. Often, they will be able to offer a private makeup or recap session. However, MindSet shall not be required to offer makeup sessions, and no refunds will be offered for sessions a participant misses or is unable to attend.
Do you offer a virtual event?
Absolutely! MindSet is determined to ensure that anyone who wants to improve their leadership skills are able to do so. Because of this, we now offer a fully virtual group of Propel sessions. If you are interested in joining, visit our wait list registration page. Once we have enough participants to form a group we will be in contact.
What payment types do you accept?
We accept payment either by check or by credit card through PayPal. If you choose to pay by PayPal, please note that the price listed on this payment page is a drop down box. If you are eligible for a discount, you will need to click on that price to open up the dropdown menu of other discounted prices. If you would like to pay by check, please use the email you receive as confirmation of your participation in the program as the official “invoice.” Simply print that email and submit it for reimbursement.