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.
Part one- Two-day group workshop.
Outstanding leaders foster trust and loyalty in their teams, inspiring them to achieve amazing things. This workshop explores how factors including your beliefs and values, authenticity, thinking skills, empathy and verbal and non-verbal communication influence your person–centred approach to leadership.
Part two – Group project.
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.
Part three – One-to-one coaching.
What means the most to you professionally? How does it impact upon you personally? When did you last make time to reflect? 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.
Part four – Two-day workshop and presentation.
Learning is lifelong and time is finite. This closing module is not the end. It’s an opportunity to think more widely about your sphere of influence and how Top Talent might help you scope a perfect circle through ambassadorial leadership. From building networks to workplace politics, you will assess how you can best impact positive change.
You’ll then reunite with your cohort to reflect on your progress and experience before delivering a group presentation, demonstrating your development and showcasing your natural leadership qualities.
Benefits 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.
Benefits 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.