The Learning to Lead programme includes a blend of experiences to make the learning process interactive and enjoyable – from a tailor-made learning platform provided access to resources, the CliftonStrengths assessment, coaching and individual reflection, to interactive group workshops and peer support and challenge.
Using a personalised learning platform participants will receive:
- Discover pre work, explore reflections and post work apply challenges aim to develop and sustain the targeted behaviours for every module
- Nudges to complete content with deadline dates
- Nudges in the form of articles to read, videos to watch, Podcasts to listen to, questionnaires, pulse surveys and support guides
Module 1: It Starts with Self
The programme starts with self-awareness and includes the CliftonStrengths assessment to provide individuals with invaluable data about their strengths – the things they naturally do best – and how these will help you to lead, meet your goals and improve the success when working as part of a team. It also highlights their blind spots to watch out for and weaknesses they may need to manage around.
After completing the assessment they will have a 90 minute one to one coaching session with a Certified Strengths Coach and access to a customised dashboard and further resources and tools to help them learn how to do more of they do best
Module 2: Me as a Leader
In this module participants will expand on their self-awareness, developing greater insights into their story, experiences and influences. They will explore their own leadership style, biases, values, purpose, strengths, risks and how these show up in their own behaviours and their relationship with others. They will also experience peer support and challenge to stretch themselves and each other in their learning.
Module 3: Leading Others
In this module participants will explore the concept of trust and how you gain and build it together with ways to build influence and relationships. They will look at how to build and maintain motivation and engagement in individuals and teams and identify and remove blockers to delegation. They will also experience peer support and challenge to stretch themselves and each other in their learning.
Module 4: Conversations that Matter
In this module participants will explore conversations that drive performance and engagement in the workplace, how this links to wellbeing together with tools and techniques for dealing with difficult conversations. They will develop their confidence in speaking and listening up and understand the importance of giving and receiving feedback and how to do it effectively. During peer to peer support and challenge they will continue to support each other to practice their conversations skills and evaluate their outcomes and learnings together.
Module 5: Curious Conversations
In this module participants learn the key principles of coaching and the benefits of taking a more curious, coach like approach to conversations in the workplace. They will identify how their strengths and risks can help and hinder curiosity and experience first—hand what a curious coach like conversation feels like. During peer to peer support and challenge they will continue to support each other to practice their coach skills and evaluate their outcomes and learnings together.
To complete the programme participants will work as a team to identify their key learnings and applications which they will present back to the stakeholders of their organisations.