Who Should Attend?

Leadership programme is ideal for leaders at all levels, including aspiring leaders, next-in-line and newly promoted leaders.

The course aims to develop leaders who inspire, motivate and maximize the potential of the team.

Course Summary

Leaders need to create vision and motivate others to help them achieve it

Managing others is difficult. Leaders need to provide direction and manage conflict, all with the ultimate aim of improving performance. To do this, they must utilise a wide variety of skills, from basic team skills such as effective communication to specific leadership skills such as delegation. The leadership experiential learning activities cover all the skills required to become a successful leader. Each activity involves a challenging task and thought provoking review process where current skills are assessed and strategies for improvements are developed.

Through the carefully designed activities participants will learn about different leadership styles and how their approach affects their team.

Leadership Course Outline

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Day 1 - 9am to 5pm

1. Roulette Wheel and/or Taller Stack (90 minutes)

  • Roulette Wheel: In this task, leaders have very different roles from other team members. The whole team has to plan how they are to complete the task, solve problems together along the way. Everyone has to work carefully and accurately to help each other: mistakes are costly and difficult to rectify.
  • Taller Stack is a competitive two part activity. Initial groups work to complete a task that requires some thought and planning, then fast teamwork. However, before they finish, group membership is changed, ‘formal friendship’ introduced and the activity restarted with additional constraints.

2. Leading from Afar and/or Led Statues and/or Leading the Team (120 minutes)

  • Leading from Afar: The activity is in two parts. The first five minutes is spent with leader and team members working in separate rooms. They then come together under the direction of their leader to complete a predefined model.
  • Led Statues: The leader(s) have to work through their teams to complete their task which needs careful work. There are different constraints on leaders and team members which demand excellent verbal communication the leader and the whole team as well as individual team members.
  • Leading The Team: The leaders of one or two teams are given a series of tasks that have to be completed by their teams, as well as a confidential task that must be done by them alone. The pay that team members and leader receive is affected by the decisions the leader makes and the successful completion of the task.

3. The Hoist (2 - 3.5 hours)

  • Two teams work in parallel on a task which is in three parts.

    AIM: To refresh and develop skills that are fundamental to team leaders.

    Identifying, clarifying and working to objectives and priorities, developing and delivering instructions to others, motivating others to achieve a goal that may be at odds with their personal objectives and to and utilising the team member’s abilities.

Day 2 - 9am to 5pm

1. Cable Car or Trailer (3 - 4 hours)

  • Cable Car: Three sub-teams, each with their own leader, work in separate locations on interdependent parts of the same task. The overall leader has to provide direction and support to all three teams at the same time. It is a challenging and dynamic role as new problems are never far away.
  • Trailer: Initially designers and builders work in separate locations but they can communicate by ‘fax’. The management team has the overview and the workers have all the materials and information to complete the task, they just need to be pointed in the right direction and encouraged to get on with the job in hand.

2. Waste Away (2 - 3.5 hours)

This challenging activity has 3 stages:

  • Stage 1: Leaders working closely with their team interfering?
  • Stage 2: New information is introduced. Leaders must make time to re-evaluate tasks with new information and preparing others to lead on their behalf.
  • Stage 3: The task involves new leaders leading new teams, but as much of the learning will build on individual learning realised during Stage 1 & 2, and those areas where the is scope for further development.

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