Stepping into a leadership role for the first time is challenging. Individuals need to be supported to make the transition with the right tools, skills and behaviours so they can step into leading with confidence and clarity.
Our approach to applied learning
The Learning to Lead programme is designed to support and guide your future leaders, equipping them with the skills and behaviours they need to be able to make an impact and navigate today’s leadership challenges as they step into their new positions.
We equip participants with the tools and resources they need to have the right conversations at the right time, to help build relationships with their teams, their leaders, their peers and your stakeholders. This approach enables individuals to step out of simply being a contributor to working on the skills they need to be ready for their first leadership role, in a in a stretching and supportive environment.
We know that to achieve behaviour change that lasts, what you do before and after is just as important as what you do during a workshop. To increase effectiveness, we set relevant pre-work to complete ahead of group workshops and set apply challenges for individuals to take back into their workplaces.
The 6 month programme is delivered through a combination of learning methods, supported by an online learning platform and includes highly engaging group sessions to explore the content underpinned by a coaching approach where participants have the opportunity to explore their strengths and blind spots, their preferences and biases, their values and their comfort zones.
The Learning to Lead programme provides exposure to other organisations, to bring in new and creative ideas. It brings together a network of individuals from organisations across the UK who are about to start or are at the early stages of their leadership journey, to collaborate, share their experiences and learn from each other. At the same time, they build long lasting relationships that will continue beyond the programme and throughout their careers.
We provide individuals with pre work for each module to complete ahead of a 3 hour workshop. This provides a common foundation of knowledge and prime learning to increase its effectiveness towards behaviour change.
During 3 hour group coaching workshops, individuals explore their current challenges and practice tools and solutions they can adopt and apply back into the workplace.
Individuals are given active and reflective post work set against real life challenges to support the application of their learning back into the workplace.
‘There was an opportunity to share in greater detail - we worked on real-life scenarios and were able to offer input and advice to each other.’
- Participant Feedback
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Planning and evaluating
Participants are involved in planning and evaluating the programme to motivate them to take accountability for their own learning and engage with the sponsors in their organisations on an ongoing basis.
Blend of experiences
A blend of experiences to make the learning process interactive and enjoyable, from a psychometric assessment, one-to-one coaching and individual reflection, to interactive workshops, group project and tailored Masterclasses.
Learning content is spaced to support behaviour change giving individuals the opportunity to digest information, build their knowledge and reflect and apply the skills they have learnt without experiencing cognitive overload.
Learning is primed with relevant pre-work and apply challenges are set for individuals to take back into their workplaces to support shifts in their behaviour. This includes regular interaction with their line manager to set expectations, share learnings and clarify goals.
Learning & sharing
Groups are put together from across different organisations, disciplines and strength profiles to enable diversity of thought, knowledge sharing, collective learning and collaboration.
Real life stretch thinking examples and stories from within and outside the sector, up to date thinking and a coaching approach are used to enhance learning and provoke stretch thinking.
The learning is linked to the real-life issues and challenges they will be facing in their roles as leaders everyday, with practical tools and approaches they can take to solving them rather than just theories.