SLII®. Powering Inspired Leaders™

Use a situational leadership style to achieve success

The world's most well-known leadership development course, SLII®, teaches managers how to forge deep bonds with their employees that have a multiplicative effect. Employee productivity and engagement increase when this occurs.

SLII® offers much more than just effective leadership development. Across the enterprise, it provides outstanding ROI.

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Proven, time-tested leadership model

SLII® is a practical, easy-to-understand framework to help your manager diagnose employee development for the following tasks: D1 - Enthusiastic Beginner; D2 - Disillusioned Learner; D3 - – Capable, but Cautious Contributor; D4 - Self-Reliant Achiever. Next, managers use appropriate support and coaching behaviors to help them succeed: S1 - Directing; S2 - Coaching; S3 - Supporting; S4 - Delegating.

Our award-winning learning program, The SLII Experience™, combines Blanchard's latest research and cutting-edge design theory. This creates a learning experience that enables rapid mastery of the method and allows managers to help their direct reports reach new professional heights.

The Right Delivery Options for You

With thousands of qualified facilitators available worldwide, we can give your managers The SLII Experience™ in person or virtually, or we can train your trainers to deliver the course through public or private Training for Trainers courses.

To ensure that your managers can learn the methodology wherever they are and whenever they have the time, SLII® can also be a component of a learning journey or taught in a self-directed online or moderated online version.

2 Day Instructor-led Course

The SLII® in-person experience is a 2-day, 8-hour course that uses a four-part learning path to ensure participants master the content and become situational leaders. Live in-person training offers the fullest content and the richest opportunities to practice new behaviors.

LAUNCH— participating in prework assignments, including assessments, accelerates

LEARN— Events teach leaders the skills and language to lead situationally and provide opportunities for one-on-one interaction with participants. (seven hours, including a 45-minute lunch break)

Practice— Leaders build new skills and practice their SLII® vocabulary in activities based on individual job challenges. They learn to match their leadership style and practice SLII® conversations. (9 hours, including a 45-minute lunch break)

Application— Tools and resources are available after the course to help participants strengthen and maintain their SLII® skills.

1 Day Instructor-led Course

The SLII® in-person one-day experience uses the same four-part learning route but is eight hours long and more compacted.

LAUNCH— To jumpstart the learning process and prepare participants' minds for real-world problems, participants complete fun prework projects that include assessments.

LEARN— Activities give leaders the abilities and vocabulary to lead in various contexts.

PRACTISE— Activities based on one's own professional issues help one learn new abilities.

APPLY— Tools and resources available after the workshops to aid participants in honing and maintaining their SLII® skills.


Great leaders make meaningful connections

Great leaders give employees what they need when needed. It means having authentic conversations to empower. Follow their development. Be their champion. See their commitment.

Leading situationally is very different from previous management styles. And this approach yields significantly higher returns than other management styles.


of leaders use only one leadership style, regardless of the situation.*


of the time, leaders use the wrong style to meet their people's needs.

1 Blanchard internal data.

Give your leaders the tools to motivate and accelerate performance

The current pace of change is so disruptive it requires visionary leadership. Managers need a leadership training program to prepare them to be agile situational leaders and empower their employees to succeed

Research Driven

Building on more than 30 years of leadership and desire research, SLII® incorporates the latest advances in neuroscience and evolves with the ever-changing workplace.

Proven Results

More than 10,000 companies use SLII® to increase productivity, reduce sales, and increase sales and profits.

Develop Inspiring Leaders

SLII® addresses the need for competence, empowerment, and brain engagement by creating a safe workplace where employees can problem-solve, innovate, and collaborate.

Universally Effective

SLII® is relevant to global leaders, regardless of industry, language, or job role. SLII® teaches leaders to give the right direction or support their people at the right time.

SLII® enables leaders to build deeper relationships

With more inspired leaders, morale and cohesion will improve, team members will feel supported, and employees will become more creative and productive problem solvers.


Accelerated development

SLII® helps managers accelerate the development of their direct reports, from enthusiastic beginners to self-sufficient entrepreneurs.


Speak a common language

When managers and team members speak the same language, misunderstandings, micromanagement, and frustration disappear.


Increase retention

Leaders who match their style to the needs of their employees improve morale, commitment, and engagement.


Creative unlock

Research shows that employees who feel supported by their managers are more engaged, one of the cornerstones of innovation.

Ready to get started?

SLII® can be taught face-to-face, virtually, online, or as a combination of learning modes. Contact us today to learn how SLII® can empower your leaders to make meaningful connections that create exponential impact.

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