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The Leadership Academy

Leaders do not direct; they win the team over to their point of view. Leaders do not dictate; they inspire! Leadership development is needed to successfully take charge of your team in today's business world. SAIA’s The Leadership Academy will teach you how to stop managing and start leading; and, as a result, make you a vital part to your organization's future. Investing in leadership development training will help build your company’s leadership fundamentals, which will ensure you are more than likely to have a bright career path ahead of you. Developing the skill set of the modern leader will help your team to thrive within the company and it will help you to achieve your career, and company, goals. It’s time to invest in your company’s future!

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Who Should Participate?

The Leadership Academy is perfect for those individuals in your organization who have been identified as someone who has that ‘extra something’ about them. They exhibit talents and tendencies that benefit the company and inspire co-workers. This program benefits anyone who interacts with internal or external customers, project team leaders, employees who serve on teams or managers who want to enhance other skills through leadership team development in order to achieve outstanding results.

What's Included
Cost & Registration

The Emerging Manager Two-Day Program Overview:

The Straight A Manager

The Straight A Manager examines communication and work ethic characteristics that individuals must employ to excel at their jobs and, as managers, create an environment of excellence. The three characteristics of a Straight A Manager include attitude, ambition and accountability. Beginning the course with this examination provides a solid foundation for participants to develop the understanding, values and competencies necessary to become effective and results-oriented managers.

The Effective Manager – Part One

Part one of the program introduces two disciplines that focus on the “people” side of running an organization: Managing People and Team Building. The Managing People session clarifies the relationship between the company and the individual. Companies never hire people. People hire people. The strategies that govern successful hiring, effective coaching and mentoring, useful performance evaluations, and fair progressive discipline and terminations must be clearly understood by every employee – managers and subordinates alike. Four primary elements of managing people are examined in this session:

  • Performance Evaluations
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Progressive Discipline
  • Hiring and Firing

The Team Building session covers what it takes to build and run an effective team. Before managers decide to build a team, they must understand that people are fundamentally different. Likewise, team members must not only possess the appropriate skills, but they must understand their “team role” to meet expectations and deliver outstanding results. Five essential elements of team-building are examined in this session:

  • Team Roles
  • Shared Vision and Goals
  • Shared Language
  • Compatible Personalities
  • Good Leadership

The Effective Manager – Part Two

Part three of the program continues with two elements that lead to organizational success; Sales and Project Management. Just because your customers know about your products or services doesn’t mean they will sign on the dotted line. Marketing is merely the thinking process behind selling. A sale requires a blend of product/service knowledge and interpersonal skills. Three stages of selling necessary to achieve certain sales goals of an organization are examined in this session:

  • Listening to Customers
  • Managing Questions and Objections
  • Closing the Sale

Project Management is somewhat of a performing art. The course closes with a sessions that examines the role of the Project Manager, the five stages of any project and the importance of leadership in the Project Manager role:

  • Role of the Project Manager
  • The Project Lifecycle
  • Leadership

What’s Included:

Each attendee will receive the following:

  • Two days of classroom instruction, group discussion, interactive exercises and case studies
  • Breakfast
  • Lunches
  • Dinner with the group one night
  • Post-class follow-up provided on an ongoing basis to ensure 360 learning.

Location for November Class:

This course will be hosted in Kansas City, Mo.

Scaffold & Access Industry Association
400 Admiral Ave
Kansas City, MO 64106

Accommodations for November Class:

The SAIA has negotiated a special room rate of $149 USD per night.

Hotel President
1329 Baltimore Ave
Kansas City MO, 64105

SAIA will reserve your room under our corporate rate, unless you instruct us otherwise.
Reservation DEADLINE - October 20, 2017

All Class Dates:

Friday, July 21, 2017 - Saturday, July 22, 2017
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST
SAIA 2017 Annual Convention & Exposition in Montreal, QB
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Friday, September 29, 2017 - Saturday, September 30, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST
SWRI Fall Technical Meeting in Minneapolis, MN
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Tursday, November 2, 2017 - Friday, November 3, 2017
SAIA Headquarters Class in Kansas City, MO
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. CST
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SAIA Members/Allied Association Members: $1,950.00
Non-SAIA Members: $2,450.00

All cancellations must be made in writing and can be mailed, faxed or emailed to SAIA headquarters. Any cancellations received 14 days prior to the class, will be honored, but will result in a $50 per person processing charge.

Unfortunately, we cannot offer refunds for cancellations received after the 14 days. We hope you understand. 


For additional questions, contact us at or 816.595.4860.

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