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Sam & Marc

Co-authors of the best-seller Leadership Is Half The Story: A Fresh Look At Followership, Leadership, and Collaboration, and co-founders of FliPskills and FliP University. Marc is an engaging polymath with a PhD in neuroscience, an MBA, and Masters degrees in math and physics. He teaches entrepreneurship at the University of Waterloo and is Chief Insight Officer of FliP U. Sam is Chief Encouragement Officer of FliP U who enjoys helping people have those “aha” and “ahhh” moments. She is a leadership and followership coach, consultant, and CPA with many years of corporate and executive experience.

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About this Course

This course is:

  • Pracademic – rooted in research and made practical with field-tested models and tips
  • Original – led by the authors of the highly regarded book, Leadership Is Half The Story.
  • Engaging – a delightful variety of metaphors, stories, cartoons, quizzes, assessments and games
  • Micro-learning on the go – 4  hours worth of learning in lessons of less than 10 minutes each
  • Social – safe, collaborative learning cohort experience for teams or cross-organizational groups

Learning Objectives:

  • Increase the value you bring to your team
  • Cultivate your collaborative skills
  • Value the potential of Active Followership in addition to Leadership
  • Be seen as a more valuable contributor
  • Achieve new clarity in how to enhance performance
  • Boost your influence in all your relationships

What you can  expect to do in this course (4+ hours):

First day of class (25+ min)

  • WATCH: Meet your teachers
  • READ: Navigating this platform
  • READ & DOWNLOAD: Learning tips & journal
  • SET UP: Your profile
  • WATCH: Our stories and inspiration
  • PLAY & SHARE: Introduce yourself
  • PLAY: What frustrates you?
  • WATCH & SHARE: Wolves vs. sheep
  • WATCH & JOURNAL: The fundamental followership question

Module 1 - The value of followership (55+ min)

  • WATCH & SHARE: Making the invisible visible
  • WATCH & JOURNAL: Organizational value of followership
  • WATCH & SHARE: The 43% difference
  • WATCH: Personal value of followership
  • PLAY: Unconscious biases
  • READ & JOURNAL: Followership defined
  • DO & JOURNAL: The F-word challenge
  • PLAY: Followership in context

Module 2 - Foundations of followership (55+ min)

  • WATCH & SHARE: Dancing backwards and in high heels
  • WATCH, JOURNAL & SHARE: Three generative followership actions
  • WATCH: From the ballroom to the boardroom
  • PLAY: Which followership action is which?
  • DO & WATCH: Make an explicit declaration of support
  • WATCH, JOURNAL & SHARE: Frank fruitful followership feedback
  • WATCH, DO & SHARE: Add even more value
  • REFLECT & SHARE: Check-in point

Module 3 - Being a true partner (55+ min)

  • PLAY: Quick assumptions
  • WATCH: Manage assumptions about you
  • WATCH, DO & SHARE: Be an offensive communicator
  • DO: Update template
  • WATCH: Have more positive influence
  • PLAY: How to be more positive
  • WATCH: Be easy to lead
  • PLAY: Create your personal operating manual
  • SHARE: What engages you the most?
  • WATCH & SHARE: Engage as if it's your dream job

Last day of class (25+ min)

  • DO: Bask in your brilliance
  • SHARE: Make a commitment
  • DO & SHARE: Final followership project
  • DO: Final exam
  • WATCH & SHARE: Congratulations and graduation party