Self Leadership
Collaborative Online Course

Earn the Blanchard Certified Self Leader digital credential when you successfully complete the course and share it on your professional and social networks.

Learn the mindset and skillset to become an empowered, proactive self leader

September 27 – November 5, 2021

Join us for this 6-week, online collaborative course to develop a self-starting mindset so you can take the reins, achieve your goals, and accelerate your development. You will learn the skillset to become an empowered self leader who is accountable, innovative, and productive.

Our Self Leadership course teaches you to become a proactive self-starter who knows how to ask for direction and support, solicit feedback, and sell your solutions. Being an empowered self leader is the key to a successful and gratifying career and delivers innate self-awareness that couldn’t be more important in today’s world.

Gain the mindset

Take Control

Learn to get the direction and support you need to accelerate the curve to mastery

Tools and Resources | Ken Blanchard

Engage and commit

Increase your performance and personal satisfaction from your work

Transform | Ken Blanchard

Be Accountable

Achieve your goals and successfully execute your organization’s initiatives

Implement | Ken Blanchard

Overcome Constraints

Stop limiting your ability to solve problems, address challenges, and develop innovative solutions

How You Benefit

Focus on Well-Being – Self leaders feel more positive about themselves and their jobs and have greater energy and less stress.

Increased Motivation – When self leaders proactively seek feedback, ask for input, get direction and support, and affect change, they also satisfy their psychological need for autonomy, relatedness, and competence.

Accelerated Development – Self leaders take control of their own development—they ask for the direction and support they need so they are able to move up the learning curve to mastery more quickly.

Higher Performance – Empowered self leaders are more engaged and committed, consistently work hard, and increase their performance level.

Personal Accountability – Self leaders don't feel held accountable by others; they hold themselves accountable for achieving their goals.

Unleashed Innovation – Empowered self leaders know how to overcome challenges and constraints that limit their ability to solve problems, address challenges, and develop innovative solutions.

Your Learning Journey

Your transformation happens in a collaborative, moderated class that takes place over six weeks. Self-directed learning blended with discussions, exercises, reflection, and offline assignments help you discover what you need to succeed. You will also have the opportunity to network with your fellow learners and forge new connections. And you will receive the following tools when you take the class:

  • Self Leadership Self-Assessment
  • Self Leadership Manager Questionnaire
  • One on One Conversation Planner
  • Goals Planner
  • Conversation Starters
  • Diagnosing Reflection Tool
  • SLII® Mobile App
  • Points of Power Chart
  • Four Activation Checklists
  • Optional Add-on: Leadership Coaching

The approximate time required to complete this self-paced online program is 12 hours, or 2 hours per week. Each week you will spend 1 hour completing coursework and activities, and 1 hour attending a live virtual event led by Blanchard’s leadership experts. The virtual events are scheduled at two global-friendly time slots, so one is sure to fit your schedule. With the add on of 1 month of Leadership Coaching, you will have an additional 2 hours of phone or virtual time with an expert Blanchard leadership coach, scheduled between you and your coach, and unlimited confidential communications.

RESULTS FROM our participants

“I learned that having a mindset to be proactive can push you past your procrastination or avoidance to take action on things that you fear, don't like, or have little passion or motivation for. The payoff is a kind of peace of mind—it removes the worry you may have simply by making a decision and taking action.”

course participant

“The Blanchard format of One on Ones was new to me. I've greatly enjoyed the opportunity to set the agenda, collaborate on goals, and address concerns that are currently challenging me. This One on One format has been instrumental in helping me quickly add value to the team.”

course participant

“It helps me to focus on the important things, collaborate with others, stay connected to my boss, ...”

course participant

Course Details

Week 1:
The experience begins. You will meet your peers and support team, get introduced to the mindset and skillset of a self leader, complete a Self Leader Questionnaire to understand your own perceptions, and start challenging your own assumed constraints.
Week 2:
Focus on setting clear and compelling goals. Learn how to craft smart, motivating, attainable, relevant, and trackable goals; and how to reframe and clarify poor goal statements.
Week 3:
Discover how to diagnose your own development level on a goal or task. Dive into development levels and get access to the SLII® mobile app to help you diagnose on the fly.
Week 4:
Learn matching: getting the leadership style YOU need. Explore the second critical mindset: being proactive, what it looks like in practice, and why it's important.
Week 5:
Learn how to identify and activate your points of power. Use the One on One Worksheet to plan for a One on One Conversation with your manager.
Week 6:
Share the results from your One on One conversation with your manager and create an action plan for committing to the mindset and skillset of a self leader.

After week 6, you can continue your journey by adding on 1 month of Leadership Coaching (2 hours of phone or virtual time with our expert coaches and unlimited confidential communications) to further reinforce your learnings, define your goals, get expert feedback, and refine your detailed accountability plan.

Take it to the next level: Add a Learning Coach

You can upgrade your experience by adding a learning coach to help you to gain clarity, deepen your learning, and move toward sustainable behavior change.

  • Coaching for learning is proven to increase the application of new skills and create relevant, sustained behavior change.
  • Coaching provides the support, direction, and accountability learners need to try to apply new skills and get real results.
  • A certified Blanchard coach can provide you with a safe, confidential environment to discuss challenges, hone your skills, and develop strategies to accomplish your development goals.

Your dedicated coach and Blanchard’s proven coaching process will ensure meaningful and productive outcomes for you on your self leadership journey.