DO YOU WANT TO BE A BETTER LEADER?

The Elite Leadership Development Programme offers individuals the opportunity to develop their skills in a supportive and challenging environment. We’ll help you grow as a leader, regardless of your current position or level within an organisation.

Get the opportunity to learn from experienced professionals who will help you develop in your career. You’ll also be challenged and guided in a safe setting where you can explore your own personal leadership style.

Our Leadership Development Programme is designed to support, guide and challenge individuals as they develop through their careers.

Leadership is challenging

There are many facets to leadership – leaders are not only those who have the title of leader or manager, but those we see as role models, those we look up to, those who inspire us, those who guide us.

Being a leader is not easy. It takes hard work, dedication, and sacrifice. But it is worth it. When you are an effective leader, you can make a difference in the lives of others and see real results.

Effective leadership

Are you looking to become a more effective leader? Whether you are just starting out in your career or have been leading teams for years, there is always room for growth.

Good leaders are essential in any organization, yet many people don’t know how to be effective leaders.

Elite offers professional development training that will help you become a leader in your field.

Let’s talk leadership.

OUR PROGRAMME

Our all-inclusive leadership courses run over five days and will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to be an effective leader. Whether it’s face-to-face sessions or virtual classes; we offer a variety of options that can fit any schedule depending on your needs. There will also be recommended additional material available so individuals can take ownership over their development.

In principle, the programme will be split into 2 x 2-day courses, and 1 x 1-day courses, though 2-day courses can be arranged as single-day sessions.

Further courses and support can be added as required e.g. personal coaching; additional courses from the Elite portfolio; bespoke training sessions.

There will also be the option to tailor this approach to your organisational needs and requests.

PROGRAMME OUTLINES

Our programme is tailored to help you grow and learn new skills, so you can reach your goals.

Level 1: Bronze

Step up to leadership.

Programme description

This 5 day development programme is designed to give those who attend the opportunity to explore the roles of managers and leaders.

The training will cover the many responsibilities of a manager, giving the opportunity to focus on key management skills and explore the challenges and expectations of the role. Participants should end the programme feeling more confident in their ability to manage and lead others.

Sessions will be interactive and can be delivered virtually or in the classroom. The programme will include theory, principles, discussions, self-reflection and teamwork.

Target participant

New or aspiring leaders and managers, and those who have been in leadership roles, but would would like to take time to explore and develop core leadership skills.

Pre-requisites

None, though it is suggested that attendees are committed to attending the full 5 day programme for maximum benefit.

Performance based objectives

This programme will enable participants to:

  • Define the role of a manager and leader and the key responsibilities of each
  • Explore the activities required to develop both the team and the individual, whilst achieving the task
  • Consider Leadership Styles and when to use each for maximum impact
  • Identify how to motivate and engage individuals and the team
  • Establish how to communicate effectively for desired results
  • Identify actions for personal development

Course content

Session 1 (2 days)

  • Introduction to management:
    • Moving into the role
    • What’s expected of a manager by the organisation, the team, the individual
  • Management v leadership:
    • What does it mean to be a manager?
    • What does it mean to be a leader?
    • What are the differences and why is it important to be both?
  • The role of a manager and leader (using John Adair model):
    • Achieving the task
    • Managing the individual
    • Managing the team
  • Self-assessment
  • Team development (using Tuckman model):
    • Forming
    • Storming
    • Norming
    • Performing
    • Role of the leader at each stage
  • Leadership styles
  • Situational leadership:
    • Exploring the model
    • Identifying how to use the theory in the workplace
  • Communication methods including non-verbal communication
    • Choosing a method and style to communicate
    • Listening skills
    • Questioning skills
    • Communicating assertively
  • Leading with Emotional Intelligence:
  • Self-awareness
  • Self-management
  • Social awareness
  • Relationship management
  • Exploring how to develop personal Emotional intelligence
  • Personal commitments and action planning

Session 2 (2 days)

  • Review of commitments and experiences since last session
  • Leading through change:
    • The need for change
    • Organisational change and transition
    • Dealing with change
    • Leading through change
  • Managing performance:
    • Setting SMART goals and objectives
    • Ensuring individuals are aware of the role they play in their organisation’s success
    • Holding performance conversations
  • Giving and receiving feedback:
    • Tools and models for giving and receiving feedback
  • Motivating your team and individuals:
    • Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
    • Herzberg Theory
    • Relating these models to motivation in the team
    • Connection between motivation, engagement and performance
  • Managing and leading in a hybrid world
    • Creating a hybrid working team
    • Communicating in a hybrid team
  • Health and Wellbeing in the workplace
    • Supporting the team and individuals
    • Looking after yourself

Session 3

  • Coaching for results:
    • Coaching as a development tool
    • Models and techniques to use a coaching approach
    • Practical application, observation, and feedback
  • Review of programme
  • Development planning and commitments

Level 2: Silver

The influential leader.

Programme description

This 5 day development programme is designed to allow existing and experienced managers, who may directly manage a team, or who manage managers, to explore and develop their current capability as a leader.

The training will cover the many responsibilities of a manager and leader, giving the opportunity to focus on how expectations of the role changes as they become more experienced, and possibly move into more senior leadership positions.

Participants will be encouraged to seek and use 360 feedback to explore how they currently operate, and the group of participants will be asked to support and challenge one another in identifying areas for their development. Individuals will be asked to use live working examples from the workplace and case studies to apply practices and principles.

Each leader should leave with a strong understanding of their personal leadership brand, qualities and development areas.

Sessions will be interactive and can be delivered virtually or in the classroom. The programme will include theory, case studies, discussions, self-reflection and sharing best practice.

Target participant

Existing and experienced managers, who may directly manage a team, or manage managers.

Pre-requisites

None, though it is suggested that attendees are committed to attending the full 5 day programme for maximum benefit. It is also beneficial, though not a requirement, for participants to have previously completed Level 1 (Bronze) of Elite’s Leadership Development Programme.

Performance based objectives

This programme will enable participants to:

  • Define their role in the organisation and the expectations others have of them
  • Explore what it means to be a great and influential leader
  • Reflect on their personal leadership journey, and identify their personal strengths and development areas
  • Identify how to communicate with impact in all situations
  • Establish the role of a senior leader in change and transition
  • Recognise the importance of motivation and engagement in achieving business results
  • Explore how to develop the team and individuals in the current work environment
  • Identify actions for personal development

Course content

Session 1 (2 days)

  • My current role:
    • What’s expected of the leader by the organisation, the team, the individual
    • What are the challenges?
    • What are the benefits?
    • What specifically is important?
    • Changes required to move to this level
  • Influential leadership:
    • What does it mean to be an “influential leader”?
    • Who are my role models? Why?
    • Reflections on my leadership journey
    • My strength and development areas
    • “The Light I Shine” as a leader/My personal leadership brand
  • Influential communication:
    • Communicating with energy, positivity and authenticity
    • Flexing communication style depending on message, sensitivity and stakeholder
    • Different communication channels (including digital and traditional methods)
    • Communicating a challenging message
    • Practical application
  • Leading through Change and Transition:
    • Reasons and rational for change and the impact on individuals
    • Stages of change
    • Leading transition
    • Leadership styles and the role of the leader at each stage
    • Dealing with resistance
    • Importance of communication during times of change
  • Achieving business results:
  • Motivating your teams and individuals
  • Developing your team
  • Effective delegation
  • Personal commitments and action planning

Session 2 (2 days)

  • Review of commitments and experiences since last session
  • Building resilience in the workplace:
    • Recognising resilience in your team
    • What impacts our resilience
    • Your responsibilities as a manager and leader
    • Developing resilience in your team
    • Challenges to supporting your team
  • Managing performance:
    • Setting SMART goals and objectives
    • Ensuring individuals are aware of the role they play in their organisation’s success
    • Holding performance conversations
    • Managing difficult situations
    • Holding challenging conversations
    • Dealing with conflict
    • Tools and models for giving and receiving feedback
  • Motivating your team and individuals:
    • Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
    • Herzberg Theory
    • Relating these models to motivation in the team
    • Connection between motivation, engagement and performance
  • Health & Wellbeing
    • Mental Health Awareness
    • Creating an environment that supports health and wellbeing
    • Looking after yourself

Session 3

  • Building the team:
    • Recognising team strengths and roles
    • Team building strategies and exercises
    • Celebrating success
    • Practical application and sharing experiences
  • . Developing your team:
    • The manager’s role in learning
    • How people learn
    • Delegation
    • Understanding the strengths and development areas of your team
  • Action Learning Sets:
    • Forming action learning sets
    • How action learning sets work and commitment to these
    • Practical experience of 3 different ways to facilitate sets
  • Review of programme
  • Development planning and commitments

Level 3: Gold

Leading strategically.

Programme description

This 5 day development programme is designed to allow senior and experienced managers and leaders to spend time in a supportive, workshop environment reflecting on their role as a senior leader, and what areas they might like to focus further development. The programme will encourage leaders to develop strategic thinking and their role in leading people to achieve successful business results.

In addition to the 5 day programme, each leader will be invited to receive a 30 minute – 1 hour coaching session with an experienced coach.

The training sessions will bring together participants in similar roles and situations, and give the opportunity to challenge and support one another, while sharing best practice.

It is possible that those who attend will have previously completed the Elite Bronze and Silver Programmes, and this Gold programme will build on the knowledge and skills acquired in these. Previous sessions, principles and theories will also be referred to from the perspective of a senior leader.

Action Learning Sets created at the Silver level will also continue to encourage support and sharing. Where the group have not previously attended at Silver level, Action Learning Sets will be introduced and formed.

Sessions will be interactive and can be delivered virtually or in the classroom. The programme will include theory, case studies, discussions, self-reflection and sharing best practice.

Target participant

Experienced managers and leaders, who may be involved in making strategic decisions. Leaders may also be involved in working with internal and external stakeholders. Collaborating, negotiating and influencing may be part of their role.

Pre-requisites

Those who attend should have experience of managing and leading others, and be in roles where it is a requirement to lead strategically.

Performance based objectives

This programme will enable participants to:

  • Define their role in the organisation and the expectations others have of them
  • Explore the organisation’s core values and their role in shaping the culture
  • Consider leadership styles and how they impact on the organisation’s values and performance
  • Explore what it means to think strategically and carry out analysis to implement change and innovation
  • Establish their role in implementing change and transition
  • Discuss their role in inspiring and engaging others
  • Reflect on their personal leadership journey, and the “Brand” they have created
  • Identify the importance of effective collaboration, and the use of power and influence
  • Identify actions for personal development

Course content

Session 1 (2 days)

  • My current role:
    • What’s expected of the leader by the organisation, the team, the individual
    • What are the challenges?
    • What are the benefits?
    • What specifically is important?
    • Changes required to move to this level
  • The organisation:
    • What are the Core Values? The Mission statement?
    • What culture exists in the organisations and what is my role in creating this culture?
    • Shaping and embedding the organisational values
    • Leadership styles within the organisation and personal style – how do I flex this?
    • My role in communicating and encouraging an engaging and motivating climate
  • Strategic thinking, change and innovation:
    • Defining strategy and the 7 step strategy process
    • Using tools and techniques for strategic analysis
    • Leading in a VUCA world (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambigious)
  • Inspiring and engaging others:
    • Managing stakeholders – negotiating and collaborating
    • Stakeholder analysis: power and interest
    • Influencing and engaging your stakeholders
    • Leading people through transition
    • Communicating the change: the 4 P’s
  • My leadership challenge:
    • Individuals share, in groups, their personal leadership challenge
    • Action learning sets to discuss, challenge and support one another – these challenges will be discussed at the next session
  • Personal commitments and action planning

Session 2 (2 days)

  • Review of commitments and experiences since last session
  • Creating your leadership brand:
    • 360 feedback – self assessment and feedback
    • Communicating with impact: practical exercise – individuals to deliver a sensitive communication message and receive feedback
    • What else do they need to focus on?
    • Your responsibilities as a manager and leader
  • Impact and influencing as a leader
    • Definitions of impact and influencing
    • Influential and non-influential behaviours
    • Using power in influencing
    • Influencing strategies
    • Influencing behaviours
    • Influencing exercise
    • Win-Win negotiation
  • Equality, Diversity and Equality in the organisation:
    • Our organisational values
    • What does this mean for our organisation?
    • Unconscious Bias – what is it, where might it occur in our organisation, how to we mitigate this?
  • Health & Wellbeing in the organisation:
    • Creating a culture that supports mental health challenges
  • Leadership challenges:
    • Action learning sets to revisit leadership challenges from last session

Coaching session

Each leader will be invited to receive a 30 minute – 1 hour coaching session with an experienced coach.

Session 3

  • Coaching for transformation:
    • Coaching definitions and personal experience
    • Coaching models focussing on GROW
    • Heron’s Six Intervention Styles – Push & Pull
    • Challenging and supporting
    • The fundamentals of transformational coaching conversations: assumptions; listening on 4 levels; effective questioning
    • Creating a bank of questions
    • Advanced techniques to challenge and empower
    • Practical exercise with observation and feedback
  • Review of programme
  • Action Learning Sets
  • Development planning, follow up support and commitments

Let’s talk leadership.

A FEW WORDS FROM OUR CLIENTS

"We were very pleased to use Elite Training and Consultancy as our partner when designing and delivering a new Management Development Programme across the organisation.

We felt that Elite listened to our needs and showed good flexibility in adapting existing leadership and management modules to suit our requirements. The trainer engaged very successfully with all members of our two cohorts of delegates and showed great listening skills and, despite delivering virtually throughout, got to know the participants and encouraged them to contribute. There is a real ‘buzz’ in our organisation about the Programme and I have already been asked to consider a second schedule for later in the year."

Aileen, L&D Advisor
Scottish Non-Ministerial Body

ABOUT US

Founded in 2006 with headquarters in Glasgow, Elite Training offers a comprehensive range of IT, Professional Best Practice and Business Skills training across the UK.

At Elite Training, we understand that every client is different and as such customise training solutions to suit your individual requirements. We are interested in building strong, long lasting business relationships based on high quality training and customer care. We pride ourselves on responding quickly to queries and providing advice on all your training requirements.

We’ve spent over 15 years building a diverse client base with an almost equal split between public and private sector contracts. We’ve worked extensively across all branches of Scottish Government, local government and the NHS. We’re also proud to have met the training needs of private sector organisations such as TSB, Telegraph Media Group and
BNP Paribas.

Our main business is conducted with mid-to-large companies and organisations, which are more inclined to invest in training and tend to have cohesive learning development plans.

We believe in improving organisational productivity through the reduction of skills gaps and tackling workforce skill shortages. Our role in helping clients address these issues has led to tangible productivity and skills improvements across the whole of our client portfolio.

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