The first theme introduces participants to a values-based operational framework as they explore the relationship between personal authenticity and effective performance. Participants dive deep into the traits and behaviours that define exceptional leaders in today’s society. They consider how to synthesise their personal aims and objectives with that of their role, in order to optimise their impact and stay focused on their goals.
When handled effectively, conflict leads to a better awareness of other people’s feelings and can be highly productive. The second theme approaches conflict and feedback as proactive performance management tools and fundamental ingredients in effective communication.
Our ability to effectively influence and negotiate with others is fundamental to success in all areas of life. As leaders we use these skills every day, to settle differences and achieve optimal outcomes for our school. The second theme explores the psychology involved in influencing others and negotiating for a particular outcome.
This theme focuses on the leadership qualities involved in driving innovation and change. Using a case study approach, participants explore the way in which innovation and change are inextricably intertwined. Participants then examine leadership challenges during times of crisis, gaining an understanding of the way in which they can help build a flexible, agile organisation.
As our everyday environments increase in complexity it’s easy to become distracted by the immediate at the expense of what’s truly important. The final theme centres on developing a coherent and dynamic ‘game plan’ for future career and life fulfilment. Within the context and expectations of their own workplace, participants consider the steps required to fully realise their career potential.