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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:

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

The organizational value of followership (30+ min)

WATCH & SHARE: Making the invisible visible

WATCH & JOURNAL: Organizational value of followership

PLAY: The value of followership

WATCH & SHARE: The 43% difference

The personal value of followership (30+ min)

WATCH: Personal value of followership

PLAY: Unconscious biases

READ & JOURNAL: Followership defined

DO & JOURNAL: The F-word challenge

Expanding your followership mindset (30+ 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?

Setting your followership intention (30+ min)

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

Be amazing in your followership (35+ 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

More awesome followership tools for your toolkit (25+ min)

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