Centre for Continuing Education

Leadership Skills Course: Strategies for Developing a Leadership Identity

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This leadership skills course is designed for leaders and emerging leaders. In the course, you’ll gain awareness of who you are as a leader, as well as deepening and broadening your leadership identity. You’ll learn to inspire people who report to you – through your voice, body language, words and message structure. You’ll learn to carry yourself and look like a leader. You’ll learn to sound like a leader. Your presence will improve. And you’ll get honest feedback, delivered in supportive environment, from Michael Kelly and your fellow participants.

Outcomes

Upon completion of this leadership skills training course, you will have:

  • Developed your identity as a person who is a leader.
  • Improved how you listen and are perceived as a listener.
  • Learned to speak, use your voice and use your body movement and gesture – like a leader.
  • Developed more leadership competency and inspiration.
  • Reflected on the leaders you’ve ‘loved’, on those you’ve detested and have written your leadership identity ‘manifesto’.

Content

This leadership skills training course includes the following topics:

  • You’re always sending impressions.
  • If you don’t believe in the messenger, you won’t believe the message.
  • How to handle tough, leadership situations.
  • ‘Owning and occupying’ physical space.
  • What is a good leader?
  • Why is there a gap between the rhetoric of good leadership and the reality of leadership at the coal face? – and what to do about it.

Delivery Style

Seminar/workshop
This leadership skills training course is one of a trilogy of courses that Michael Kelly conducts for CCE. It repeats the core principles and reinforces the content of the courses: Presentation Skills Course: Plan and Deliver Memorable Presentations and Listen and Speak Under Pressure Course.

One process of the course involves ‘repeated practice attempts’ of a technique, followed by feedback. These practice attempts can seem artificial to some people. Michael’s field work with his top performing clients indicates these practice attempts with feedback are critical to improving his client’s behaviour in live interactions. In effect, these top performers focus and care more about improving, than about any artificialness involved in the practice attempts.

Extras

Watch Michael Kelly’s Nine Network Australia live analysis, entitled Body language expert grades Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s performance in today’s presidential debate. Included are video grabs of a Donald Trump v Hillary Clinton debate, and an interview after the debate with Karl Stefanovic.

Getting the most from your course attendance

You’re making an investment in time, and money (if you’re sponsoring yourself), by enrolling in this course. Here are three suggestions to help you reap more benefit from your attendance:

  1. Consider what work colleague/friend you could teach an idea/technique to. This means, arrange a five minute catch-up appointment with a work colleague/friend the next work day after your course to teach that person, the most memorable idea/techniques you learned in the course. This ‘teaching’ will help you retain and embed the idea/technique. Until you can teach an idea/technique to other people you don’t really know it yourself.
  2. Plan to participate/volunteer. In all of Michael Kelly’s courses he offers various opportunities, throughout the day, for participants to have additional attempts at practising techniques/interaction types. The people that volunteer for these opportunities get more worth from the course. So come prepared to participate and volunteer.
  3. Before the course day, write down in one sentence or phrase a specific thing/behaviour/attitude etc. that you’d like to exit the day with. You’ll get the opportunity to share this thing/behaviour/attitude at the start of the day.

Features

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

What others say.

  • A brilliant facilitator who kept the conversation in control, but was able to adapt scenarios to best fit the attendees.

  • The presenter was very engaging and I think this workshop is one of the best I’ve been to.

  • Really enjoyed the course – gained some valuable insights regarding my own style, and the feedback from the other participants was very insightful. Lots of action items now! The presenter was great too – extremely knowledgeable and a lovely style.

  • This was the most challenging and enjoyable course – all at the same time!

  • The tutor is brilliant and a real asset. I walked out of the course with a better understanding of how to become a stronger leader. The facilitation style used by was participatory, practical and the content was thought-provoking and relevant for a range of people.

  • The series of communications courses I have attended have been some of the most engaging and useful professional development activities I have encountered.

  • The tutor walks the walk and knows how to teach it. I felt encouraged, inspired, and really learnt alot of simple and practical tips. Thank you for a great course.

  • A very nice and knowledgable instructor. They fostered a positive environment amongst the attendees which allowed for open and constructive conversations. This maximised the benefit to the participants in being able to share personal, professional stories and receive feedback to better deal with leadership situations in the workplace.

  • The tutor provided real insights into the key aspects in developing a leadership style along with many practical class role plays that enabled ideas to be tested and refined that could be taken away and applied in each of our personal circumstances. A top combination of professional guidance coupled with loads of class interaction and feedback.

  • I found the course extremely useful and thought-provoking. I aim to use the skills I learnt everyday in my workplace to improve my leadership identity and to enhance my communication skills.

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