Engaging Leaders

Leadership Development Course

Introduction


Our extensive experience of developing and leading an engaged workforce, supported by academic research, proves that for an organisation to develop a truly engaged and high performing workforce, it will require engaging leaders at every level of its structure.


However, research shows that junior leaders (those below senior leadership level) can be some of the most disengaged employees within a workforce. If prevalent within an organisation, this would present a significant challenge to improving levels of employee engagement and improving organisational outcomes, especially when you consider that these leaders are greater in number and have the most influence on the wider workforce.


Whilst the causes of leaders’ disengagement are wide ranging, the solution is far more specific:- significant investment in their leadership development.


However, experience tells us that to achieve effective development outcomes with leaders who are disengaged and more operationally focused, you will need to demonstrate credibility in order to earn their trust and respect.


With all these considerations at the forefront of our design, we have developed the Engaging Leaders course, a course that is delivered with passion, by an experienced and inspiring team of facilitators.



Key Benefits


Having attended this course, delegates will have gained the skills, understanding and tools to be even more engaging leaders who:


  • are engaged with the goals of their organisation


  • are committed to engaging, inspiring and developing their people


  • deliver highly efficient and effective organisational outcomes



Learning Outcomes


On completion of this course delegates will be able to:


  • understand the individual and organisational benefits of being a more engaging leader


  • identify the leadership attributes and behaviours necessary to develop an engaged and high performing team


  • develop, communicate and embed an inspiring vision



  • fully understand their personality type and how their attitudes and behaviours may impact on others


  • identify the personality types of others in order to more effectively motivate, influence, inspire and develop their people


  • understand the importance of embracing diversity of personal styles in developing highly effective teams


  • understand how to reduce misunderstandings and conflict through increased understanding of themselves and others


  • demonstrate the key methods of developmental coaching through practical peer to peer coaching


  • prepare and manage difficult coaching conversations


  • understand the benefits of coaching in one's own personal development


  • identify the benefits of storytelling as a key leadership behaviour


  • recognise the importance of personal resilience


  • demonstrate ways of managing their own resilience



Design


The Engaging Leaders course is run over 4 days and is designed so that each day builds on the previous days learning.


Delegates will be provided with time to capture their learning at the conclusion of each day, which they will build into a full developmental action plan during the last session of the course.


During day one, the delegates will predominantly complete group exercises to explore both the positive and negative attributes and behaviours of an engaging leader. To assist them in these exercises our head facilitator, Glenn Tunstall, will present his case study ‘Trendy 2b Negative’. This is a fun and inspiring case-study of how Glenn led Kingston Police to become one of the highest performing and most engaged policing commands in the country. The day will conclude with the delegates agreeing a course definition for the leader they wish to be.


Day two will be delivered by an Insights Discovery practitioner who, through a series of presentations, group discussions and innovative team exercises, will help the delegates to have a clear understanding of their strengths and over-played strengths, their individual leadership style and the impact it may have on others; and how their individual personality/leadership traits could be interpreted differently by other personality types.


Day three will be led by our professional leadership coach, who also has vast experience in the training of coaching.


Having explored the delegates coaching experience, the morning session will focus on the necessary listening and communication skills required and will provide the delegates with a number of innovative approaches/models for the delegates to explore.


The morning session will conclude with a series of exercises on how best to coach some of the more challenging individual personality traits, which the delegates may face within their teams.


The delegates will then undertake a series of coaching sessions with their fellow delegates, addressing some of the development areas identified within their individual Insights’ profiles. The groups will be observed by our facilitators, who will provide feedback and support where necessary.


The final day will begin by exploring the importance of leadership resilience. At the end of this session the delegates will have a better understanding of the causes and impact of not being resilient. They will also have explored a number of innovative approaches to help them to manage their own levels of resilience.


The following session will explore the power of storytelling in delivering effective messages and link to the academic research regarding neuroscience.


To conclude the final day, the delegates will spend time reflecting on their daily learning logs and create an individual developmental action plan. It is proposed that these action plans will be discussed with their line managers at their next one-to-one meeting.


Maximum number of delegates per course is 15

Please visit the Testimonials section to see the impact this course has had on the delegates.


For further information and details of our very competitive pricing structure, please contact us

 

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