This highly interactive 4-day leadership summer school is designed to give aspiring leaders the opportunity to enhance existing skills, explore current trends and thinking, and ensure sustainability and growth by adopting a compassionate approach to leadership.
16-19 July 2024 »
This highly interactive 4-day leadership Summer School is designed to give aspiring leaders the opportunity to enhance existing skills, explore current trends and thinking, and ensure sustainability and growth by adopting a compassionate approach to leadership.
The programme will appeal to all current and aspiring leaders / managers in all organisations regardless of hierarchy or industry, as well as people who are united around the belief that “I can do better when it comes to influencing others at work”.
This training course is part of our collection of Leadership & Management Training Courses which focus on leadership, innovation, strategy, communication, finance, problem solving and conflict management, to name a few key areas.
Whether we have thought about it or not, in today’s tough corporate and business environment we all have a brand. In effect, people talk about us at work and what they say about us is in part a big reflection of our brand. Having a brand is not about excessive self-promotion or shouting out about how great we are, it is about thinking about our strengths and how best we contribute to the world of work, and then ensuring that we play to these strengths and let other people around us know what our capabilities and competences are.
This module is designed to help you understand & reflect on your own leadership brand, to enjoy more positive working relationships and achieve greater personal and business success. You will work on developing your own personal brand, as well as identifying ways in which you can improve your influence and effectiveness in the workplace.
This module will look at what Leaders and Managers can do to manage a blended workforce spanning four generations, that vary in their work ethics, ideas about work-life balance and long-term career goals. Practical tips will be discussed on managing intergenerational issues and how to prepare a strategy for increasing levels of inclusivity and respect with your own teams and individual team members.
Too often organisations’ policies don’t genuinely relate to their everyday practice. This results in there being no link between what is written in the policies and what is actually happening in the workplace on a day-to-day basis.
Policies need to be living, working documents whilst processes are the essential vein between policies and practice, ensuring that the key components referred to in the policies are evident in practice.
This module will provide a clear understanding of the independent yet interdependent nature of Policy, Process and Practice, focusing on the importance of putting people at the centre of this triangulation.
Compassionate leadership increases staff engagement and satisfaction, and results in improved financial performance. Compassionate leaders provide clear goals and good team leadership within a psychologically safe environment, which leads to lower levels of stress. In organisations where there is an absence of compassionate leadership, staff report high levels of work overload, less influence over decision-making and there are poorer outcomes.
This module will discuss what compassionate leadership is and how this differs from other forms of leadership. It will explain the direct link between compassionate leadership and successful, sustainable organisational growth.
Recognising the key difference between who you are and your actual effectiveness.
Mark Thomas is a global business consultant, author and speaker specializing in leadership, organisation development and human resource management. An enthusiastic student of organisations, Mark’s consulting work has taken him around the globe to cities such as, Istanbul, Luanda, Moscow, New York, Reykjavik, Sydney & Tokyo. Having observed many “hyped” organisational initiatives and fads come and go, Mark is fascinated by how organisations function and operate.
A passionate advocate of organisations that enable individuals to connect and flourish through value creation, Mark is a founding member of the Powerful Conversations Group and a Partner of the Future Work Forum.
Following a successful career with NCR, Unigate and Price Waterhouse Management Consultants, Mark founded Performance Dynamics, a development consultancy that has worked with global clients including: Barclays Capital, Cargill, C&A, DFDS DHL, Engie, Ferguson, gategroup, Hitachi, HSBC, IKEA, KNPC, Microsoft, Pandora, Pfizer, Red Bull, Rexam, Stibo Systems, Sony, Tata Steel, Time Warner, UBS and Unilever.
Mark regularly designs and facilitates a wide range of business planning and organisation change initiatives. In addition, he manages several executive development & leadership, programmes including coaching and internal consulting and business partnering.
Based in Monmouth, Wales, Mark has also worked as an Adjunct Professor at the Tias School for Business and Society in Holland and consulted with organisations such as the American Management Association (AMA), Management Centre Europe (MCE) and the Middle East Management Centre.
As a Welshman, Mark is genetically predisposed to follow Welsh rugby and is a keen motorcyclist and jazz fan.
Geoff Marsh is the Managing Director of Dansam Ltd, a training company that began in September 1999.
Geoff started his career as a presenter in 1986 on the Lloyds Bank's 'Customer First' Programme. This was one of the largest series of roadshow workshops in the world at that time. The programme was seen by approximately 70,000 staff.
Geoff has presented courses with Management Forum for nearly 20 years.
In addition he has delivered training and coaching programmes for Robert Bosch Ltd, London Underground, Scottish and Newcastle Breweries, Rohm and Haas, Serono Pharmaceuticals, Domino Printing UK Ltd, Kall Kwik Printing, The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Councils, Linton Lubricants, Halliburton, Interserve Project Services, The Midlands Co-op Funeral Division and many others.
Geoff has particular expertise in the financial services sector and his clients include organisations such as Coutts, Acin, Barclays Wealth, Lombard Odier, Lloyds Bank IPB, JP Morgan, Citibank, Bank Of Vietnam, Bank Of Singapore, Siam Commerce Bank, Bank of Georgia, Caledonia Investments, Unigestion, Taib Securities, , Asquith, Cheviot Asset Management, Ernst & Young, Nationwide, Fleming Family and Partners and Rothschilds. His work for these organisations has ranged from management and leadership skills, teambuilding, communication, presentation skills, front line sales and negotiation training as well as dealing with demanding clients, cold calling and asking for referrals.
As a trainer and presenter, Geoff has been involved with conferences, seminars and roadshows for organisations such as Kall Kwik, The Color Company, Alphagraphics, Regus, Great Western Railways, Wessex Water, Vision Box, Viapath and The Zoological Society of London.
Geoff is an international trainer and presenter and has worked outside the UK for organisations such as United Airlines, American airlines, Qatar Airways, BNP Paribas, HSBC, OCBC, Maybank and Unichem
He has been a visiting lecturer on the Swiss Finance Institute executive IWEMBA (International Wealth Management Executive MBA) programme. He has been a guest lecturer with the IE Business school in Madrid and has worked with the Singapore Wealth Management Institute (WMI) and the Singapore Management University for more than 14 years on their Masters in Finance programme (in conjunction with the Singapore Management University and the Nanyang University of Technology.
In addition Geoff is also much sought after as a presenter and after-dinner speaker. He has had his own weekly radio shows on Swindon FM and Swindon 105.5. He is the author and co-author of several books including 'High Performance Presentation Skills', ‘A Sixty minute Guide To Powerful Presentations’, ‘A Sixty minute Guide to Developing Key Accounts’ ‘A Sixty Minute Guide To Franchising’, and ‘A Sixty Minute Guide To Direct Mail’.
With over thirty years’ experience of working in and with the public, corporate, and charitable sectors, Claire has expertise in providing strategic, analytical, emotionally intelligent solutions that engender, inform, facilitate and embed growth through compassionate leadership.
Extending from post-doctoral studies on neurology, specifically the link between emotional intelligence and cognitive intelligence, Claire has written, presented, and worked at a national, European, and international level and has published several research papers and books.
In her previous time as a CEO of various charities, she has practical experience in the art of compassionate leadership and has developed a real passion for helping individuals and organisations to optimise their growth potential.
In addition to her work as a facilitator, delivering sessions and presenting, Claire also works as an independent consultant providing emotionally intelligent strategic solutions, embedding compassionate leadership and maximising growth.
In her spare time, Claire runs for mental health and wellbeing, including running marathons and ultra marathons.
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16-19 July 2024
09:00-17:00 UK (London)
Course code 13869
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