Accelerating your career progress by harnessing and honing your leadership skills.
Technology is changing the way we deliver public services.
In these times of disruption, our sector needs leaders with vision, talent and insight. True leadership is about people, not processes. Effective leaders think critically, take risks, inspire others and innovate in order to affect change.
This programme is part of our Leadership Academy and is for people who have the talent and accountability to become outstanding leaders. Those who drive change through collaboration and passion. Top Talent encourages you to focus on your unique qualities, develop confidence in your own abilities and to create impact through action: empowering those around you to the betterment of all.
Duration: Four days plus a coaching session
Sectors: Public and private
Career level: All career levels
Points worth: 4 points*
*Our training workshops and programmes are all worth a certain amount of points. Your membership package comes with an allocation of points to use throughout the year to suit the needs of your organisation.
This programme is spread over approximately 10-12 weeks.
Top Talent is a collaborative experience. You’ll be able to share ideas, insight and inspiration with counterparts from other organisations during a series of workshops. You’ll also benefit from tailored one-to-one coaching and undertake a group challenge as a cohort. Using models, tools and case studies, you’ll work together to creatively devise dynamic solutions to real-life challenges, often set by third-party organisations who recognise the calibre of our Top Talent groups.
The programme concludes with a presentation at one of our events. This is when you’ll join your group to present your research and conclusions to our delegates and, subsequently, be recognised for your achievements during an official graduation ceremony. You’ll then form part of a growing network of Leadership Academy alumni. This community supports peer–to–peer development and discussion and facilitates mentoring and leadership opportunities across the public sector.
One-to-one coaching session
This programme includes a session with an experienced, specialist coach helps you explore what drives and defines your professional approach, helping you to sculpt a style of leadership rooted firmly in integrity.
What means the most to you professionally? How does it impact upon you personally? When did you last make time to reflect?
We work closely with agencies and organisations to create opportunities for team working and collaborative problem solving. As part of Top Talent, you will be set a group challenge by a third–party agency and work together to develop a real-life solution that breaks new ground, challenges convention and creates conversation.
For the individual
- Become a more confident, effective and inspirational leader
- Identify and develop your unique leadership qualities
- Fulfil your ambitions and realise your career vision more quickly and fervently.
For the organisation
- Nurture, develop and retain leadership talent creating better outcomes
- Drive behavioural and sustained cultural change affecting positive engagement
- Meet and fulfil targets more rapidly, holistically and satisfactorily.