We offer a range of leadership development courses for leaders at all levels, from supervisors to senior executives.

Our programmes are supported by a suite of nationally-recognised qualifications accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI)*.

We use hand-picked experts, including experienced senior leaders and Occupational Psychologists.


Why choose our courses?

  • All our facilitators have hands-on experience in leading organisations such as Pret a Manger, Eli Lilly and the NHS. Meet Our Team.
  • We use research-led, evidenced-based approaches in everything we do
  • Our programmes are supported by a advisory panel of experts and partner organisations including the University of Westminster, CMI and Management Focus

Popular courses

+Emotional Intelligence for Leaders
Emotional Intelliegnce (EI) refers to the emotional and social skills we use to negotiate through life, such as impulse control, empathy, and stress tolerance. Some authors have argued that up to 90% of success in a senior leadership position is due to EI*. Understanding what EI is and how to develop it is therefore a key part of successful leadership.

In this workshop we introduce a model of EI based on the Emotional Quotient Inventory 2.0 (EQ-i 2.0™), which is comprised of five elements: Self Perception, Self-Expression, Interpersonal Skills, Decision Making and Stress Management. We then offer skills development exercises focused on areas that link particularly strongly to leadership such as self-actualization (pursuit of meaning and self-improvement), interpersonal relationships, empathy, problem-solving, flexibility and optimism.

Delegates also have the opportunity to complete their own EQ-i 2.0™, receive feedback from an accredited EQ-i 2.0™ Coach and develop a plan for developing their EI strengths.

FORMAT: 1-2 day workshop, plus optional one-to-one coaching.

*Danial Goleman, Harvard Business Review (1998).

+Authentic Leadership
Rather than offering leadership tools and tips, Authentic Leadership Development (ALD) helps you develop a leadership approach that’s fully aligned with who you are ... your strengths, weaknesses and deeply held values.

Whilst there are many different definitions of authentic leadership, most theorists agree that authentic leaders do the following: they show their true selves at work; they're happy to share their mistakes or weaknesses; they're able to put the mission and the goals of the organization ahead of their own self-interest; they do the job in pursuit of results and benefits to people.

This course explores the essence of Authentic Leadership, including the importance of ethical decision-making. The model we use is based on the work of Robert Goffee and Gareth R. Jones, published in their book: Why Should Anyone Be Led by You?: What It Takes to Be an Authentic Leader.

FORMAT: 2 day workshop with optional one-to-one coaching

+Coaching and Mentoring Skills
In this course you’ll discover the core skills of coaching and mentoring. In our introductory course, delegates discover the principles of performance coaching and learn how to structure a coaching session using TGROW. We also teach practical skills such rapport building, active listening, powerful questioning and goal setting. These skills are just as important in mentoring as they are in performance coaching.

In more advanced sessions we demonstrate techniques for building self-confidence and coaching people through the stages of change for sustainable improvements in performance. The techniques we teach are derived from well-established practices from Life Coaching, Performance Coaching and Cognitive Behavioural Coaching (CBC).

The competencies we teach are based on the International Coach Federation's (ICF) core competency framework: ICF Core Competencies.

FORMAT: 1 day workshop with pre-work

+Creating an Environment of Employee Engagement
Employee Engagement is now recognised as critical part of organisational success. What does engagement mean? Engaged employees really believe in what they do, they feel cared for and appreciated and are committed to their organisation and its mission.

In this workshop we introduce the definitions of employee engagement and the benefits it brings to people and organisations. We also explore the links between engagement, wellbeing and performance. If you have an employee engagement survey we can integrate the framework and findings into the workshop.

Delegates then complete a gap analysis based on the six key elements of engagement (or we use your own structure). This gives your leaders a chance to assess where they are now (using survey data or self-assessment ), where they’d like to be in the future and how they’re going to get there.

FORMAT: 1-2 day workshop with pre-work.

 

*CMI qualifications are offered in conjunction with our partner organisation: Management Focus.