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Effective Discipline

Management Training: Effective Discipline

Effective Discipline is a 4-hour management / supervisory development course that teaches participants how to address performance problems with their team members effectively. The course begins with an introduction to the progressive disciplinary process and the importance of objectivity and documentation. Participants then learn how to respond with empathy and how to help team members take ownership of their performance problems. The course concludes with a discussion of how to use Skill Points to improve effective discipline.

Effective Discipline teaches the following concepts:

  • Progressive Disciplinary Process – Participants learn the typical stages of disciplinary action.
  • Objectivity and Documentation – Participants practice documenting situations in small groups.
  • Responding with Empathy – Responding with empathy enables team leaders to maintain team member self-esteem and recognize their emotions, concerns, or feelings.
  • Ownership of the Performance Problem – Participants develop statements encouraging team members to own a performance problem.

The course also includes activities and exercises that allow participants to practice their disciplining skills. Vital Learning publishes this course and is part of the 12-module Leadership Essentials Series.

Who Should Take the Effective Discipline Course?

This course is ideal for managers and supervisors who want to improve their disciplinary skills or who have been identified as needing to improve in this area. This course can be used within a new management development program or as a continuing education course.

What is the length of this course?

The live class is designed to be delivered in under 4 hours. The Hybrid and Online version length will vary depending on how long it takes the learner to complete their self-paced work.

How Is This Management Training Delivered?

This course is available in the following formats:

Course Delivery Price
Physical Workbook $54.00
Hybrid (Physical workbook + Online course) $75.00
Online $49.00

Requirements for teaching this training program:

The live class version (face-to-face /in-person/hybrid formats) has a few requirements:

    • The facilitator must purchase and use the Effective Discipline facilitator guide.
    • Classes must have a minimum of 9 managers and a maximum of 21 participants.