This is an integrated programme that spans several months and comprises a number of components.

  1. Participants will take part in a series of experiential workshops with a few weeks between each. The workshops include tools and exercises aimed at facilitating personal reflection and action planning. They are supported by diagnostic instruments that provide individual feedback for participants to factor into their learning and development planning.
  2. Participants are supported between workshops by individual coaching to ensure workplace enactment of new leadership behaviours. This can be provided by internal coaches or one of our specialist coaches.
  3. Prior to commencement, participants undergo a 360o review against the tactical and strategic level behaviours on our Leadership Competencies Framework (or their organisation's framework) to identify their leadership strengths and improvement opportunities.
  4. During the programme participants construct a Leadership Development Plan that applies a strategic visioning process to their personal career aspirations. This plan builds on their personal values and career purposes to inform the development of a statement of career intent and an action plan to achieve it. At the Programme Close-out, participants present their plan, report on progress to date, and future actions planned.
  5. Personal Learning Journals are used throughout the programme for participants to record insights and plan actions from what they've learned from the various programme components.
  6. A Workplace Application Tool is used to support enactment of new leadership behaviours and to foster a reflective leadership habit. Coaching support is provided to assist with this.


The following workshop outlines provide information about each of the workshops in the programme:


Day one introduces the programme and outlines the objectives, integrating themes, workshop content and learning processes.

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Leadership Tasks, Skills and Vision

This workshop draws the distinction between leadership and management and introduces the key tasks and skills of leadership. Particular attention is paid to the role of strengths and the task of ‘envisioning’.

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Leading Teams

The ability to successfully lead a team of professionals is a highly valued skill. This workshop is designed to provide participants with the theory and skills to enable them to do just that. It presents many useful concepts related to how teams work effectively.

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Leading Sustainable Organisations

This workshop examines the case for creating sustainable organisations, then introduces the skills and tools for leading in a way that meets present needs without compromising the future, either of the organisation or of the community and environment in which it is located and on which it depends.

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Leading Strategy

This workshop places vision and personal strategic objective-setting in a practical perspective. Strategy is brought back to its fundamental purpose – planning on how to gain advantage, defining and meeting organisational goals and at the same time making a significant and sustainable...

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Leading Marketing

This workshop provides an overview of leadership tools for the marketing-driven elements of an organisation. Whilst mar­ket­ing departments and managers are usually concerned with focussing on the 4P’s, this workshop takes a more strategic approach...

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Leading Change

This workshop takes a whole systems approach to change leadership – looking at the context, the content and the carriers of change. Focus in the workshop is on developing an applied understanding of effective change based on these three critical change variables working in interaction over time.

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Leading Creativity and Innovation

In this workshop the fostering of creativity is explored - prerequisites, support and tools. The role of innovation as an important factor for gaining competitive advantage is explained.

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Personal Leadership and Resilience

This workshop explores positive leadership through the practical application of effec­tive evidence-based practices from the field of positive organisational psychology. It examines the role and effect of the emotional culture in organisations...

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Programme Close-out

The programme concludes with a half-day session to celebrate sucess and at which participants will make a brief presentation about their experience of developing and implementing new leadership behaviours at work.

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