Date: 9th October 2018
Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Theme: Leadership & Mentoring, People, Skills & Talent
Sorry this event has already taken place - please see our forthcoming events list
Are you new to leadership or do you have a member of your team who has recently moved into a senior role within your business?
This programme is designed for those who may be new to a leadership role or those with experience but have not had the opportunity to participate in any structured leadership development.
You'll take part in four interactive task-orientated workshops with a focus on completing a work-based project. This is followed by a 1:1 coaching session with one of our Leadership and Workforce Development advisors who'll work with you to create a tailored plan to implement within your business.
The workshops will also provide opportunities for sharing practice and knowledge with other business managers and leaders.
The Participant Experience
Participants will form part of a learning group and will be encouraged and stimulated to challenge themselves. They will be encouraged to avoid blandness and develop into the type of leader that people want to work and perform well for.
Using a blend of theory, interactive group exercises, reflective and collaborative learning and case studies, we will look at a combination of skills and behaviours designed to increase confidence, developing a more effective manager / leader.
Coaching will focus on transferring learning to the workplace and provide participants with the opportunity to drive forward business growth through effective leadership and management.
Please note - attendance at all four of the workshops is compulsory as is a pre-programme 1:1 meeting to discuss your business growth needs with one of our advisors. All the workshop dates and content can be found below. They will all be taking place at the same venue.
Businesses that have previously accessed support from Business Growth Hub may not be eligible. Please express your interest below and an advisor will be in touch to talk through your options.
Week 1 - Wednesday 19 September: 9:30am - 1:30pm
Managing & Leading
Organisational culture, scope for improvements, being a manager and a leader, sources of power, personal impact, learning and teamwork.
Week 2 - Wednesday 03 October: 10am - 2pm
Communications & Managing the Work
Communication, motivation, solving problems and decision making, allocation and delegation, responsibility and accountability.
Week 3 - Tuesday 09 October: 10am - 2pm
Managing & Developing People
Performance reviews, feedback, being an assertive manager and leader, identifying training needs and developing people and coaching
Week 4 - Wednesday 17 October: 10am - 2pm
Managing Resources and Change
Essentials of project management, developing new proposals and managing change.
Profile of Programme Facilitator
Chris Gunning has worked in the people and organisational development arena for over twenty five years as a freelance trainer, coach, facilitator, adviser, mentor, consultant and writer becoming IPD qualified, and continuing professional development via the MEd, in Education Training & Development programme at Sheffield University and Executive Coaching & Mentoring programme at Bangor University. He has undertaken assignments, primarily relating to change management for a wide variety of businesses both in the UK and overseas from multi-nationals, privatised utilities through to newly formed ‘micro’ companies, SMEs, public sector and social enterprise organisations
Where is it?
Venue to be confirmed