Achieve your company goals faster. Make your managers better leaders.

Our unique Unicorn Leadership Development Program is specifically designed for high growth startups which enables managers to coach and lead their teams through change with confidence.

By enrolling in our Unicorn Leadership Development Program you will:

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Upskill your managers and level-up your culture. Bring your team together with a new set of standards.

Coach your employees and retain top talent. Improve loyalty and train the next generation of leaders.

Improve well-being and increase productivity. Thriving businesses need thriving employees.

Achieve your company goals faster. Better leaders means better performance. Better performance means faster growth.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Enable managers to become coaches with our specialized training program.

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The Audience

The Audience

Managers

The Goal

The Goal

Become a Coach

Course Length

Course Length

12 Weeks 

Course Format

Course Format

Online and Live Group Coaching

What is it?

Unicorn Leadership Training is a 12-week leadership development program that trains new managers or provide "refresher" training for existing managers on building like emotional intelligence, teaming, adaptability

How does it work?

Managers will be entered into the program as a cohort. They'll complete assessments to determine their current leadership score and health of their team. They'll watch the training, compete action items, and attend group coaching calls with their peers. Finally, they'll retake the assessments to quantify their growth.

Who is it for?

This program is designed for managers in high growth startups. We only work with companies who believe in the value of L&D. There must be executive buy-in for the training to have a sustained impact on employee engagement, and therefore, culture.

Where does it happen?

The Unicorn Leadership Training program is online and consists of training videos, tools, templates, live group coaching calls, and a community exclusively for program participants. Managers can work at their own pace and will have lifetime access to the course and alumni community of managers.

When does it start?

We accept enterprise clients on a rolling basis. Book a call with us to get access to a free trial or request additional information. Once registered, managers will gain access to new learning modules weekly. They will be instructed to complete weekly action items and attend a weekly group coaching call.

Why does it exist?

This program exists to guide managers through a leadership development journey. Its structure provides an order of operations to team development to eliminate the guesswork and provide a focused path to improving themselves as leaders and as a result, the culture of their teams.

Is your team ready to make strides towards unlocking their full leadership potential? Request a free trial or book a call with a Unicorn Labs representative!

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Our Leadership Philosophy

Get to Know Your Leadership Trainer

Led by Leadership Expert, Fahd Alhattab, the Unicorn Leadership Training Program trains managers how to become coaches capable of managing conflict and building a highly engaged team culture.
Testimonials

Here's what CEOs and COOs say about our unique program:

We hired Unicorn Labs to train first time managers on our team. Unicorn Labs was instrumental in giving us education and tactics for conflict management, project management processes, and gave us strategies on how to improve our communication skills as a team.
Alida Burke
COO, Growcer
The team at Unicorn Labs is professional and provides exceptional customer service. Their training has provided my organization with a lot of value. Fahd is extremely passionate about what he does and he is great at it too.
Fares Elsabbagh
CEO, Ottawa General Contractors
What sold me was self-directed learning. Our managers have a lot on their plates and appreciated that they could work at their own pace and have lifetime access to the videos. The tools and lessons taught in the course significantly improved their confidence.
Sebastian Hadjiantoniou
CEO, INcuvers

Align your managers to a shared set of leadership principles.

Here’s a summary of everything included in the enterprise package:

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Members gain lifetime access to 12-weeks of online learning modules and alumni community of managers.

x12 group coaching calls with Fahd Alhattab who will keep managers accountable to their goals.

+50 downloadable worksheets, templates, management frameworks, and team activities

Team Dynamics Assessment and Leadership 360 Assessments that track a manager's individual leadership transformation.

DISC Workplace Behaviour Assessment that enable managers to leverage and adapt their personality to the situation and personalities on their team.

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Program CURRICULUM

What we cover each week in the program.

Intensive leadership development training with clear goals and action items to keep managers accountable.

A full overview of the program and education on the leadership development program taught in the course.

Outcomes: 

  • 1.1 The Future of Leadership: What has changed over the past 30 years?
  • 1.2 Unicorn Leadership Philosophy: The high-level mindset shifts required to excel as a leader.
  • 1.3 The Six Levels of High Performing Teams: Why building a high-performing team should be a manager's single focus.

Week 1: Fundamentals

Improve team dynamics, engagement, and work performance by instilling a team culture of psychological safety.

Outcomes: 

  • 2.1 Psychological Safety: Concept overview and case study.
  • 2.2 Creating a Sense of Belonging: Learn how to create connections among team members.
  • 2.3 Vulnerable Leadership: Build a culture where employees aren’t afraid to take risks.
  • 2.4. Understanding Through Lines: Learn and understand DISC, emotional intelligence, and learning culture.
  • 2.5 DISC: Recognize that leadership is understanding each person on your team and their needs.

Week 2: Create Psychological Safety

Make small behavioural shifts to improve manager-employee and employee-employee relationships on the team.

Outcomes: 

  • 3.1 Primal Leadership: Learn about the power of emotional intelligence. 
  • 3.2 Emotional Intelligence (EQ): Overview of the components of EQ. 
  • 3.3 Personal Emotional Competencies: Improve your self-management and self-awareness. 
  • 3.4 Social-Emotional Competencies: Learn strategies to enhance your social awareness and create improved interactions with your team. 
  • 3.5 Five-Steps to Improving Your Emotional Intelligence
  • 3.6 How to Read the Results of Your Emotional Intelligence Test

Week 3: Develop Emotional Intelligence

Empower decision-making by selecting the right people for the right roles on the team.

Outcomes: 

  • 4.1 Empowerment: Concept overview and case study.  
  • 4.2 The Difference Between Management and Leadership 
  • 4.3 Structure and Role Clarity: Show individuals how their contributions advance the team and organization’s goals. 
  • 4.4 Decision-Making: Remove friction from decision-making. 
  • 4.5 Learning the Art of Delegation: Understand why effective delegation leads to greater empowerment. 
  • 4.6 Effective Listening: Learn tactics to improve your listening skills. 
  • 4.7 Project Planning: Master the creation of project road maps.
  • 4.8 Goal Setting: Explore more effective goal setting methods such as establishing better priorities with OKRs.

Week 4: Empower Your Team Through Role Structure and Clarity

Improve communication channels and processes within the team.

Outcomes: 

  • 5.1 Effective Communication Overview: Understand the elements of better communication tactics.  
  • 5.2 Team Coordination and Free Flow of Information: Learn better techniques and strategies to improve team communication. 
  • 5.3 Becoming a Strong Facilitator for Productive Meetings: Facilitate meetings that give your teammates an effective and mission-driven voice.
  • 5.4 Influencing and Persuading: Master the art of storytelling and effective use of language.

Week 5: Uncover How to Effectively Communicate

Embrace open communication and productive conflict so everyone feels heard.

Outcomes:

  • 6.1 Embracing Productive Conflict Leads to Effective Communication
  • 6.2 Conflict Styles: Understand how individual personalities affect how people approach conflict.
  • 6.3 How to Give Effective on-Going Feedback: Create a feedback culture where teammates are excited and look forward to peer inputs.
  • 6.4 Conflict Management: Recognize that conflict will allow you to reach more innovative solutions.
  • 6.5 Create Commitment Through the Rumble: Use productive conflict to foster stronger team commitment.

Week 6: Embrace Productive Conflict and Feedback

Empower all team members to act as leaders and hold each other accountable.

Outcomes: 

  • 7.1 Culture of Leadership: Concept overview and case study. 
  • 7.2 Leadership Styles: Identify and discuss the six styles of leadership. 
  • 7.3 Fluid Leadership Styles: Discover how to be fluid across different leadership styles.  
  • 7.4 Transformational Versus Transactional Leadership: Learn to focus on long-term results instead of the immediate situation. 
  • 7.5 Team Leadership: Create peer-to-peer accountability. 
  • 7.6 How to Use and Read Your 360-Degree Leadership Assessment

Week 7: Build a Culture of Leadership

Invest in the personal development of team members with coaching.

Outcomes: 

  • 8.1 The Coach Approach: Concept overview and the impact of coaching. 
  • 8.2 Creating Peer to Peer Accountability: Create constant short bursts of feedback.
  • 8.3 Employee Performance: Learn new approaches for engaging your team members in the workplace.
  • 8.4 The Art of the One-on-One: Maximize individual coaching opportunities.

Week 8: Become a Coach, Develop Your Team

Train team members to understand how their individual contributions lead to the success of the business. 

Outcomes: 

  • 9.1 Creating a Learning Culture: Master how to unlock and accelerate employee development.
  • 9.2 Impact and Contribution: Learn tactics for connecting team members to company goals.
  • 9.3 Investing in Team Recognition: Incentivize and recognize high performance.
  • 9.4 Value Alignment: Align personal values with team values.

Week 9: Create a Sense of Purpose, Impact, and Contribution

Harness the power of culture to create change and introduce a new vision for the team.

Outcomes: 

  • 10.1 All-Encompassing Vision: Create a vision and align the team. 
  • 10.2 Create a High Purpose Environment  
  • 10.3 Removing Ego Leadership: Create space for humility and stop letting your ego get in the way of enhancing your leadership capacities. 
  • 10.4 Creating Strategic Plans: Understand the power of strategic alignment across your teams.

Week 10: Create a Culture and an All-Encompassing Vision

Understand how to hire high performance and to move through the stages of team building productively.

  • 11.1 Embrace Continuous Change through the Team Building Cycle: Improve individual and team adaptability. 
  • 11.2 Team Composition: Learn better hiring practices and how to pick the right people for the right roles to create a high-performing team. 
  • 11.3 Employer Brand:  Establish your role, as the manager, in attracting top talent, from on-boarding to exit interviews. 
  • 11.4 Letting People Go: Discover the right way to let someone go and ensure you maintain a healthy team. 
  • 11.5 Retain High Performing Talent: Fight to protect your high-performance unit.

Week 11: Team Building Cycle and Team Composition

Understand management's role in the success of the organization.

  • 12.1 Unicorn Leadership: Concept and framework overview. 
  • 12.2 Leadership Pitfalls: Become aware of common leadership traps that even the best fall victim to.
  • 12.3 Mental Models: Realize that mental models and perspective shifts are the most powerful tool in your leadership journey.
  • 12.4 The Values of a Unicorn Leader: Bring it all together with a Unicorn Leader that will 10x team performance.
  • 12.5 What Now? 

Week 12: The Unicorn Leader

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THE BENEFITS

Benefits of Management Training

Only a shocking 15% of today’s workforce is engaged. Your organization can beat the odds if they invest in their managers.

Upskill your managers, level-up your culture.

Bring your team together with a new set of standards.

Coach your employees, retain top talent.

Improve loyalty and train the next generation of leaders.

Improve well-being, increase productivity.

Thriving businesses need thriving employees.

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FAQS

Frequently Asked Questions

What does it include?

The Unicorn Leadership Training Program is a virtual 12-week program that advances a manager's leadership capabilities from good to great. Managers will complete assessments, watch the videos, and complete the weekly challenges. Then they'll use the provided leadership models, frameworks, and resources in their role. If they ask questions during group coaching and follow the process they can strengthen bonds and performance of their team.

How is this better than one-on-one coaching?

This is a solution to train managers at scale, long term. Have confidence knowing your managers are equipped with a shared set of leadership development principles. This scalable solution to leadership development gives you the flexibility to enter cohorts of managers into the program at anytime, from anywhere.

Why is this better than using open source content?

The fundamental difference between open source content (books, articles) and a program is that the former provides information and our program provides personalized experiences that guides managers through a transformation.

The Unicorn Leadership development process is linear. We give you the exact steps to advance your leadership skills and teach you how to apply it to your team in real-time as a manager. The program is designed by managers, for managers. And the content reflects that.

What data do you track and measure? How?

Enterprise teams who enter the program will be required to complete the following assessments: 

  1. Employee Engagement Survey: This survey is taken by the participating manager’s team members before and at the end of the program. If the manager is engaged with the material and implementing the learning, we should see the engagement score increase over time.
  1. Team Assessment: This assessment is taken by the participating manager’s team members to see how the team scores against our benchmarks on the six levels of Unicorn Leadership. 
  1. Leadership 360 Degree Review: This assessment is taken by the manager and a group of people who interact with them most. This review assesses how the manager performs on the leadership capabilities taught in the program. 
  1. DISC Personality Assessment: This assessment is taken by the manager to determine their personality type. We will teach them how to leverage and adapt their communication style to the individual and situation. 
  1. Emotional Intelligence Assessment: This assessment is taken by the manager to determine how in tune they are with their emotions and those of others.

Each of these assessments will be delivered as a report. Managers will learn how to interpret and improve their scores through the program content. 

What is Unicorn Leadership?

Unicorn Leadership is a framework for team culture development. Managers must advance their team members through each pillar to have a high performing team. You can read more about the system in this blog post here.

What makes Fahd qualified to teach the program?

Fahd has over a decade of experience leading teams. He has led an organization with over 150 staff, built multiple startups, and has combined his first-person experience with literature to create the proprietary Unicorn Leadership Framework taught in the program. This framework advances managers through the six levels of team dynamics and trains them on leadership capabilities required to do so. 

Fahd’s purpose is to give managers the mental models, literature, and action items required to make a lasting change in their behaviour. Then hold them accountable to it.

How can I be confident this program works for different learning styles?

Since the learning modules are delivered online, managers can absorb the program content at their own pace. They can choose to watch, read, or listen to the learning modules. It will also be available to them indefinitely so they can rewatch videos in the future.

How much administrative work is required?

As an enterprise client, you will be assigned an Account Manager who will onboard your team and manage your experience. The managers in your organization will be required to have their team members complete the assessments. Besides that, everyone is responsible for themselves.

How do I ensure that the managers stay engaged throughout the program?

We’ve designed this program to be an immersive learning experience for managers. New content is released weekly, live coaching calls with their peers hold them accountable, and assessments and weekly action items ensure the material is implemented and stays top of mind.

How much does it cost?

We price the program by the number of managers enrolled in the program. Our enterprise rate start at $3,000 per manager.

What if we want to add new hires to the program in the future?

The beauty of this program is that it can be your long term solution for leadership development training for managers. You can enrol management cohorts or as a single membership. Note that single memberships do not include coaching.

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