If you’re looking to align your leaders in a common framework for people development look no further than the SLII model. Simple to understand yet highly effective, the team at Blanchard have supported the growth of our team across the country and have always been able to go the extra mile when required. We have put our top 50 leaders through this program this year and we are already seeing measurable impact on the bottom line. By bringing everyone together with a common language we are avoiding those “lost in translation” moments and unleashing the full potential in all of our employees.
— Steve Budd, Evocca College
National Manager of Learning and Development
"Good balance of learning, self-awareness and practice. Great to have time to reflect. I’m not completely convinced about not explaining “why” to D1s – but I’m a change manager so that is intrinsic to my role. Thank you!"
"A fun and interactive 2 days – could almost have been 3 days to give more time to practice".
"I really enjoyed the pace. I was not bored and was completely engaged".
"The facilitator’s energy was very effective in that he was able to sustain engagement without becoming loud or over the top. He was able to incorporate reflection into the learning. Very well paced and moderated."
"Thoroughly enjoyed the two days. The training was informative and engaging and will be very useful in my role."
"Really great course! Learnt so much about people leading - thanks!"
— Vodafone New Zealand
“This program was valuable and will act as a prompt for me when considering how to deal with difficult situations, in particular with people ‘peers’ or subordinates. Being able to ‘adapt’ is the key. Good course, well run. Cheers.”
“Really enjoyable and very relevant. Learnt lots about my leadership style and how to improve.”
“Interesting interactive and great subject to cover.”
“This was a thoroughly enjoyable learning experience which I can’t wait to put into practice. Many thanks.”
“Great course: really enjoyed it. Wish I’d done it years ago, would have had a huge difference to my career.”
“Found this really useful and using practical writing of goals and conversations illustrated how I can transfer this to work. The videos were especially good illustrations of situations.”
— Deloitte New Zealand
SLII® Exp Public Workshop 2014
“Very useful tools to take away. Very happy I was asked to attend and really looking forward to applying and passing on this new knowledge. Useful knowledge on how to approach and lead others.”
Situational Team Leadership 2014
“Great system and a tool I will definitely use regularly”
“I have achieved my learning goals to create a stronger more cohesive Strategy Team and to learn and know how to deploy new leadership tools to become more effective at work.”
“Useful few days – helpful to further develop our teams. Self-awareness sessions/exercises reinforced and confirmed management styles and where we as a team can grow.”
— Thames Coromandel District Council
As a new and fast growing company with a strong belief in good leadership, we wanted a company-wide framework that all of our Leaders and people could relate to. Situational Leadership II has provided us with exactly that – a simple yet very effective leadership framework that can easily be applied in all situations- from the factory, warehouse or energy centre, to the office managers and the Senior Leadership team. Situational Leadership II has become our ‘language of leadership’ at Synlait, with every leader receiving full training and all new staff being given a short overview of it.
— Tony Aitken, Synlait Milk Ltd
Organisation Development Manager
SLII Experience Public Workshop
“Excellent concepts and highlighted improvements I can make to how I lead my staff and better support them, identifying their needs (development levels) for each task was a key learning.”
“Excellent two days. This was my first ever leadership course and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The tools are highly practical and applicable.”"Great course delivered well, will be useful, can’t wait to apply techniques."
— Nexans Olex"The variety of teaching methods – videos, exercises, examples, stories were really effective. The facilitator was great at answering questions and using the framework to demonstrate how it could be used in real-life situations." — Nexans Olex
"I thoroughly enjoyed the session. The material and techniques are easy to understand and apply. Many thanks." — Nexans Olex
SLII Public Workshop – New Plymouth
“Really enjoyed the two days. Felt comfortable as a new leader to be fully involved in class activities. Really enjoyed the venue.”
“The “theory” was put in a very practical ‘how-to’ way which made sense. The knowledge was turned into tools for daily use in both work and home life. It’s always interesting when a new door is opened to another way of doing something and suddenly new and exciting options are presented!”
“I was really looking forward to the course and it did not disappoint. I often thought that the problems and solutions in leadership courses would not apply to my 6 staff pharmacy but they do. I lacked the confidence to ‘manage’ my staff properly but now I have the tools to be able to do it.
I am looking forward to going back to the shop and putting things in place so we do not continue to have the same problems.
We’ve seen some pretty amazing results from our work with Blanchard. We’ve developed and promoted leaders into new positions, and we’ve increased the commitment internally to leadership development. This is in part a result of our partnership with Blanchard.
— Andrea Lawson, Newell Rubbermaid
Director of Global Learning and Development
SLII is a foundational piece in our leadership curriculum. It allows us to validate that we're moving the needle on leadership behavior. In the past two years, SLII has become the mainstay for developing leaders at Pfizer to diagnose, communicate, and partner for performance more effectively.
— Doug Trainor, Pfizer
Director and Team Leader of the LEAD Department
Rackspace is the number one managed cloud company. Everything we offer is managed and with top customer service that we call Fanatical Support. At the core of Fanatical Support is our front line Rackers and our Racker managers. This year we asked Blanchard International to help with training our Racker managers in Situational Leadership II (SLX). Our managers had excellent feedback on the course and the SLX language has become ingrained in our management language. Following the course we’ve had a 26% increase in the number of front line Rackers who would promote their manager as a person to work for.
What Blanchard offered wasn't a cookie cutter approach. They worked with us to tailor their content and curriculum to the needs of our business and our corporate culture. The program provides individuals with multiple ways to obtain feedback from colleagues, leaders, and coaches so they can build it into their professional development plan.
— Kevin Kelley, SAP
Senior Consultant for Global Talent, Learning and Organizational Development
Leadership is about creating the environment that motivates people to reveal their magnificence every day. Situational Leadership II and the Master of Science in Executive Leadership program provide potential leaders with the framework to become practicing leaders.
— Garry O. Ridge, WD-40 Company
President and Chief Executive Officer of WD-40