Situational Leadership

Situational Leadership

Leadership workshop in Orange County

Christie is an authorized channel partner for the Ken Blanchard Company and is a certified trainer to deliver Situational Leadership to your organization. Situational Leadership II (SLII) has been the world’s most taught leadership model for more than 30 years. Its foundation lies in teaching leaders to diagnose the needs of an individual or a team and then use the appropriate leadership style to respond to the needs of the person and the situation. Designed for individuals, teams, and whole organizations, the Situational suite of programs equips people at all levels of your organization to lead at a higher level. Consider the most popular format; a 2-day workshop to garner the best results for your associates. SLII boosts the effectiveness, impact, and dedication of your leaders, and teaches leaders to behave in alignment with their good intentions, and in alignment with what their people need.

Results of the program

  • Develop leaders who excel at goal setting, coaching, performance evaluating, active listening, and proactive problem solving
  • Clarify individual goals and ensure alignment with the organization's goals
  • Create systems to track performance and partnering
  • Reduce employee turnover and absenteeism
  • Increase "star" employee retention
  • Improve individual and organization development
  • Improve job satisfaction and morale at all levels
  • Create a shared language of leadership within an organization

Our new learning design—The SLII Experience—leverages this proven model, reflects continued research, incorporates client and trainer feedback, and embodies the best thinking in the learning development field today.


    Situational Leadership II (SLII) is recognized as both a business language and a framework for employee development that transcends cultural, linguistic, and geographical boundaries. Its foundation lies in teaching leaders to diagnose the needs of an individual or a team and then use the appropriate leadership style to respond to the needs of the person.

    Leveraging all the theory and design that has made Situational Leadership II the world's most taught leadership training model for more than 30 years, our new learning design, The SLII Experience, uses game-changing techniques that immerse learners in SLII quickly, deeply, and effectively.

    Bringing together highly engaging classroom activities with pre- and post-tools helps reinforce, measure, and cement learning. Short, fast-paced learning scenarios using real work problems capture learners' attention. The outcome is that learners get up-to-speed and start using SLII faster than ever before.

    New video dramas

    Emotionally compelling videos, leveraging Hollywood talent, draw learners into character challenges, helping link content to practice and showing them the painful ramifications of not using SLII. Videos model effective peer-to-peer interactions and "match and mismatch" scenarios for multiple managers.

    Outcome based-focused on behaviors

    Learners are taken to the edge of their comfort zone and participate in challenging activities that require them to demonstrate their familiarity with SLII content and teach them how to integrate material into their own personal leadership style.

    Learn the SLII model

    A new 35-minute online learning module enables managers to share what they have learned so everyone on their team is exposed to and can use the language of SLII. It is an unprecedented approach to leadership training that improves the performance of an entire work team.

    Ongoing access to on-the-job resources

    Access to videos, game cards, conversation starters, and streamlined participant materials include a new 12-module SLII Challenge, SLII Fitness Test, Goals Worksheet, SLII Worksheet, and One on One Worksheet. There is also an SLII Diagnosis Application for smart phones and mobile tablets that enables diagnosis and coaching in real-time.


    Choose the delivery method right for your organization. Recommended is the 2-day face-to-face workshop which allows the participant to learn the model on the first day, absorb overnight and come back on the second day to apply and practice their learning. Also available is a two day, part virtual and part face-to-face if time may be a consideration.


    Leveraging client feedback and the best thinking available in the learning development field, The SLII Experience incorporates feedback from countless trainers who have spent millions of hours of classroom time training and showing managers of all levels, across all industries, how Situational Leadership II is an effective skill for improving leadership behaviors.

    Flips the classroom

    The SLII Experience flips the classroom design and increases learner participation, engagement, and excitement. Technology is used extensively to engage the learner, who can access leadership training content online before, during, and after the program. The new design offers more flexibility and self-paced elearning whenever possible to accommodate competing time demands we all face, but still provides the deep practice that only comes from experiential classroom work.

    Launch, learn, practice, and master

    Because learning happens over time, we’ve crafted a four-phase learning process: Launch, Learn, Practice, and Master. Your people can hone new leadership skills in bite-sized learning activities, which leads to greater retention. Learners gain access to content outside the classroom, and the elearning assets in The SLII Experience provide multiple learning resources for downloading and sharing back-on-the-job.

    Keep the journey fresh

    The SLII leadership training curriculum engages learners quickly, offers extensive opportunities to build and practice skills, and provides follow-up support for deploying those skills with existing work teams. Virtual learning, traditional classroom, and blended options offer flexibility for trainers while the interactive design keeps the learning journey fresh for participants. The SLII Experience is a comprehensive learning experience that gives leaders a deeper understanding and mastery of SLII concepts.


The SLII Experience - SLX Trailer. © Ken Blanchard Companies
The SLII Experience Video. Lead Different Narrated Slideshow. © Ken Blanchard Companies