You need to be authentic – you need to know who you are.
Our Leadership Academy programmes help you link your personal beliefs and values with the way you lead, so that you can plan how to enhance your impact and personal brand, defining how you can demonstrate your value proposition to the business as a leader.
Empowering Women gives you the opportunity to reflect – and then challenges you to challenge yourself with real and focused personal growth, encouraging you to face the things that hold you back. You can use the programme’s tools, techniques and insights to go back into the workplace with enhanced self-confidence and determination.
With introduction of two new elements in the programme, group project work and Belbin profiling, we believe this programme will set you up for success more than ever before.
Duration: Three days plus a coaching session
Sectors: Public and private
Career level: All career levels
Certification: CPD certified
In-person or virtual: Flexible
This programme is spread over approximately six weeks.
The programme comprises a series of three one-day workshops, coaching, mentoring and group project work over three months, facilitated by expert leadership coaches and trainers.
Leaders who have undertaken the Empowering Women programme have the chance to share their thinking and learning together. Members actively contribute to the alumni network through sharing and presenting their work, participating in learning opportunities and supporting colleagues who are participating in the programme.
Part one (day one) – Discovering yourself. Covering a range of topics including recognising the importance of people; building honest relationships; developing a more productive dialog with yourself; and defining your value proposition.
Part two (day two) – Thinking of others and group project. Focusing on a range of topics including creating a group of acquaintances and associates; effective communication; developing your objectivity and reducing your subjective behaviour; and using office politics positively.
As part of Empowering Women, 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.
Part three – One-to-one coaching session. Following the workshop and Belbin profiling you will have a session with an experienced coach on a challenge or goal of your choice, with particular emphasis on what is important for you and your future.
Part four (day three) – Final group session at one of our conferences. Your group will review what was learnt during the previous workshop and coaching sessions, before agreeing and planning the best way to take things forward.
Your cohort will reflect on the progress made and experience before delivering a group presentation, demonstrating your development and showcasing your natural qualities.
Belbin Self Perception Inventory
This year we are pleased to include an opportunity to gain greater insights using the Belbin Self Perception Inventory.
Belbin Team Roles are used to identify behavioural strengths and weaknesses in the workplace. It is helpful in developing people, resolving conflict and fine-tuning high performance. Belbin Team Role Reports provide the language to ensure that individuals and teams communicate and work together with greater understanding. You can check out more at Belbin Team Roles.
Benefits for the individual
- Encouragement to look within themselves for the right leadership style, rather than comparing them to others
- Increased awareness of themselves and their abilities
- The authority, capacity and motivation to implement change
Benefits for the organisation
- Increasing the number of leaders in the talent pipeline for better succession planning
- Participants will become ambassadors and role models, inspiring others to improve performance
- An improved culture of trust and collaboration in team
This programme is suitable for any level of leader/ manager in an organisation; in fact a broad spectrum adds value to the whole group. The range of participants to date include junior team leaders and project leaders, through to heads of service.
The assumptions made about participants are:
- Some experience as a team leader/manager (or about to take on such a role in the coming months)
- Enthusiasm to learn and contribute fully with a group
- A strong desire to be proactive about change and career progression
- A desire to make a bigger difference and greater impact in their leadership role
A commitment to the whole programme is mandatory. Participants must have good communication skills and be willing to contribute with enthusiasm and energy. Outside of the workshop modules, there will be some requirement to engage in the coaching and mentoring sessions (via phone/skype), as well as collaborating online with others in the group during the programme.
The programme is designed to minimise travel costs and time away from the office. Course materials, refreshments and lunch are included. Travel and any accommodation required is the participant’s responsibility.
The programme attendees will be invited to attend our annual two-day President’s Conference to take part in a graduation ceremony during the evening dinner.