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The Leadership and Management Summer School

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.

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Overview and who should attend:

This highly interactive 5-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.

Module 1 – Compassionate Leadership and Successful, Sustainable Organisational Growth

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.

Core objectives:

  • Learn and explore ways to engage and motivate your staff with high levels of wellbeing, which in turn will result in high-quality productivity and improved financial performance.
  • Develop compassionate leadership approaches which will facilitate crucial conversations about inclusion, addressing inequities and discrimination in the workplace.
  • Support your teams with clear goals and good team leadership, which will dramatically lower levels of stress.
  • Establish rigorous performance management of individuals, teams, organisations and systems through authentic compassionate leadership

Module 2 – The Role of Wellbeing in Individual and Organisational Growth

An individual’s wellbeing and the ‘culture of wellbeing’ in the organisation cannot be nurtured through light touch tokenistic gestures but through establishing a culture of active listening that extends from a position of wanting to understand how genuine support can be effectively provided. This includes not only listening to others but also to our own mental health and wellbeing needs.

This module will discuss definitions of wellbeing, acknowledging that it has many different components. It will detail what each of these are and the need to understand the symbiotic significance. Drawing on neurological evidence we will examine the signs of declining wellbeing, and explain the related negative outcomes to the individual and the workplace.

Detailing why this is key to both personal and professional success, and individual and organisational growth, we will address ways in which this deterioration can be prevented and consider, with examples, how overall wellness can be improved.

Core objectives:

  • Identify staff learning and development needs in relation to mental health and wellbeing, and provide access to appropriate training.
  • Build prevention and mental health and wellbeing promotion in day-to-day work, within the workplace.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues and other teams, to raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing and reduce the stigma associated with mental illness.
  • Provide and promote healthier lifestyle choices within the workplace that will reduce absenteeism, enhance wellbeing and increase productivity.
  • Establish and embed a psychologically safe environment and promote mental health in the workplace.

Module 3 – Establishing and Nurturing Emotionally Intelligent Teams and Workplaces

Emotional Intelligence is key to both personal and professional success, leading to effective communications, facilitating healthy, productive relationships with others, enabling individuals to have a more fulfilled and successful life. This, in turn, leads to increased productivity and greater organisational growth.

This module will discuss what an emotionally intelligent team is, and how this differs from a team that is just functioning (and definitely underperforming or dysfunctional). It will outline how establishing and nurturing an emotionally intelligent team will enhance the effectiveness of the team, and therefore the organisation as a whole. 

Core objectives:

  • Establish an emotionally intelligent team that will increase productivity
  • Empathetically listen and nurture a workforce is a potent force for change.
  • Create an environment that demonstrates that positive behaviour will lead to positive behaviour and builds a momentum of development and growth.
  • Grow a resilient team within a positive emotionally intelligent workplace.
  • Establish a psychologically safe environment where employees are emotionally strong and reduces stress and presenteeism in the workplace.
  • Connect your formed emotionally Intelligent team to the a larger purpose off the organisation - creating a culture that encourages and nurtures contributions from the whole team in a non-threatening, supportive environment will establish a proactive, productive workforce.  

Module 4 – Placing People at the Centre of the Triangulation of Policy, Process & Practice

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.

Core objectives:

  • Identify the core working policies that are needed in your organisation
  • Ensure policies are ‘live’, current, working documents
  • Regularly review policies to guarantee they genuinely relate this to everday practice
  • Link what is written in the policies to what is actually happening in the workplace on a day to day basis 
  • Establish the importance of processes as the essential vein between policies and practice
  • Create clear and accessible processes that provide the benchmark for best practice
  • Outline what’s meant to be done, how it’s meant to be done, when it’s meant to be done, where it’s meant to be done, who’s is responsible and who needs to be involved, and ultimately, why it is being done
  • Effectively communicate process flow charts to employees, and establish a system of regular observations to ensure that they are following the process flow chart.
  • Involve employees in the review of each process flow chart
  • Encourage employees to contribute to the ongoing update and development of the process flow charts and the introduction of new flow charts

Module 5 – Managing the Intergenerational 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.

Core objectives:

  • Understand the definition of the four working generations currently found within the workplace (Baby Boomers, Gen X, Millennials, Gen Z)
  • Explore a range of practical tips to help manage intergenerational teams
  • Develop a strategy to take back to your business to increase the level of inclusivity and respect needed for teams and departments as well as individual staff members

Module 6 – Clean Communication

At a time when there is so much turmoil in the world, it is vital we all improve our communication skills.

‘Clean Communication’ is defined as ‘taking responsibility for the impact of what you say’.

It is a way of communicating that ensures you get your point across in an assertive way, whilst at the same time maintaining absolute respect for your dialogue partner. In many ways it is like learning a new language, but a language you can use across the whole world.

Core objectives:

  • Learn the meaning of clean communication
  • Explore the benefits of clean communication to your work and personal life
  • Acquire hints and tips on how to communicate in a ‘clean’ manner?
  • Enhance your ability to build rapport and enhance your influence over yourself and others

Multiple colleagues? See above for details of our discounts for 2, 3, or 4 delegates. For more, talk to one of our training experts to discuss how to:

Run this course conveniently and cost-effectively in-house for your staff and colleagues

Aleksandra Beer

Aleksandra BEER
Training expert

Yesim Nurko

Training expert

+44 (0)20 7749 4749