Centre for Continuing Education

Advanced Leadership and Practical Management Course

Leadership. Inspiring and enabling organisations to create and realise optimal value.

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This leadership course is designed for middle managers to senior managers who aspire to further develop their approach to leadership and fine tune their business management skills.

The course covers leadership theory, leadership styles, other types of ‘intelligence’ required of leaders and the application of management skills to build successful teams and business outcomes.

This leadership course also embraces the business management skills of change management theories and risk management principles. Particular focus is on how each of these disciplines interface, and how they can synergistically lead to team and business successes.

Aims

This course aims to:

  1. Advance and broaden your leadership skills to a higher level of proficiency.
  2. Equip you to lead teams more effectively for achieving overall business outcomes.
  3. Seize opportunities, facilitate change and mitigate risks for teams you lead and organisational units you manage.
  4. Influence and negotiate with team members and other stakeholders, operating with higher levels of self awareness and management.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Select a leadership style that is most suited to you and your circumstances.
  2. Discern how to respond to challenging business circumstances.
  3. Develop and lead high performing teams.
  4. Steer organisational change using a change model that reflects your leadership style.
  5. Facilitate a team that embraces opportunity whilst mitigating risk.
  6. Lead business decision-making whilst empowering your team members.

Content

This leadership course covers the following topics:

Theories of leadership

  • Great Man Theory
  • Trait Theory
  • Behavioural Theories
  • Participative Leadership
  • Situational Leadership

Understanding your preferred leadership style

  • Collaborative
  • Authoritarian
  • Laissez-faire

The importance of Emotional, Cultural & Spiritual Intelligence in leadership

  • The importance of intuition, flexibility and empathy
  • Reading situations and people 'correctly'
  • Staying calm and re-assuring team members when pressure mounts
  • Influencing skills

Leading high performance teams

  • Creating ownership and empowerment amongst teams and individuals
  • Facilitating growth for all team members
  • The importance of forming, storming, norming, performing
  • Coaching skills

Change management

  • Preparing for change
  • Implementing change
  • Sustaining the change process
  • Overview of change models – Kotter, Prosci

Risk management

  • Identifying risk and opportunity
  • Evaluating and treating risk and opportunity in business decisions
  • Discerning good risk from bad risk

Intended Audience

This course is suitable for middle managers to senior managers who are on track to develop their leadership and management skills to the next levels. This is course is suited for managers from commercial, government or not-for-profit organisations and any industry.

Delivery Style

This course will be interactive, utilising role-plays, group discussions and demonstrations in applying course material.

Features

  • Expert trainers
  • Central locations
  • Small class sizes
  • Free, expert advice
  • Student materials – yours to keep
  • Statement of completion

What others say.

  • Possibly the best and most useful one day course I have ever attended. The subject of leadership and management is vast yet we covered so much and at easy pace. Course was brilliantly presented with humour and great real life examples. Knowledge and techniques learned will help me in my professional life and even beyond. Thank you!

  • Fantastic course for those like me who want to step in the Leadership/Management space. Dynamic, to the point, great tools and models from a wise and fun lecturer. I’d definitely recommend it – great and refreshing experience.

  • Good group of interested participants. Knowledgeable and experienced lecturer who made it fun as well as informative.

  • Very Good course, very well-delivered. Good to see more advanced courses available in a concise format, well-supported by take away materials at a price that represents good value. I also like that it was available in one session on a Saturday. Thanks.

  • A really satisfying course. I have learnt possibly all I need to learn about leadership and management – now I just have to practice it for the rest of my life. The tutor led the course superbly.

  • The tutor was great. They tailored parts of the course to our needs and really listened to what we had to say. It was a very insightful and inspiring course.

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