Leadership Development Programme

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The S A Partners Leadership Development Programme


Delivering organisational excellence through inspirational leadership

Why develop your Leaders?


► Inspired leaders inspire others
► Developing leadership skills drives Enterprise Excellence
► Ensure that your best people want to stay
► Creating a Learning Organisation is key to becoming a high performing company

Our leadership programmes are delivered by accredited professionals and incorporate best practice from our international partners: Blanchard; The Shingo Institute; Colourworks; and, Soundwave.

We combine training, coaching, self reflection and experiential learning to deliver results. Our Foundation Leadership Programme can be delivered via either our onsite team or in a modular virtual format e.g. Zoom / Microsoft Teams.

 

Our leadership programmes are unique because we hold leaders accountable, over a 12 month period, to apply their learning in their day to day work.


Foundation

► For leaders who are, or aspire to be, line managers.
► Covers the key skills of inspired leadership.
► Focuses on applying best practice and ideal behaviours into business as usual and available for delivery in a virtual format.


Advanced

► For high-potential and fast-tracked leaders of tomorrow.
► Developing and deepening specific leadership skills.
► Aligning leadership development and practice to organisational strategy.


Executive

► Aligning leadership to organisational strategy.
► Highly bespoke content based on needs and context.
► Delivering a learning organisation for outstanding performance.

All delegates of our Leadership Development Programmes are automatically loaded into our Learning Management System. Our Learning Management System enables organisations of any size and location to track their learning and development by teams, managers and candidates whilst delivering benefits and desired role competencies.

►   Over 7,500 people have now been through our accredited leadership programmes over the last 5 years.

►   51% of organisations are using external coaches, 41% internal*.

►   In a public sector study*, the productivity of managers increased 22% after management training, but 88% after management training and coaching.*

►   The top 3 reasons for engaging coaches* are:

  • To develop high potential individuals or facilitate transition 48%
  • Act as a sounding board 26%
  • To address derailing behaviour 12%

 

“The leadership coaching activity enabled the management groups to develop their personal resilience when dealing with challenging situations and ‘historical, old groove’ conversations. Through the coaching programme, leaders and managers developed a greater sensitivity to the situations where defined conversations were necessary and consciously employed a greater skill in delivering these conversations.”

 

Key features of the Leadership Programme

TRAINING

We deliver the training based on our Leadership Model designed to incorporate how leaders think and feel, what they do and how they inspire their teams.

COACHING

A series of coaching interactions focused on individual needs, aspirations and context.

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

Delegates practice in the workplace and are required to reflect and provide evidence.

ASSESSMENT & ACCREDITATION

Evidence provided by delegates is externally assessed and accredited through Cardiff Universitys’ Lean Competency System.

Who I Am – explores personality types and differences using tools such as Myers-Briggs, Emotional Intelligence and Colourworks. We examine how delegates speak, listen and the impact this has on others. We encourage delegates to consider time management and their own self-development.

My Team – focuses on coaching and change management as key skills of an inspiring leader. We use Situational Leadership (Blanchard) to understand how leaders adapt their style to match the development needs of their team. We consider learning styles and how they impact training and facilitation.

What I Do – examines what leaders are expected to deliver both in terms of results, desired culture and ideal behaviours. We consider essential organisational processes and standards. We promote leader standard work to develop a sustainable culture of improvement.

The content and components of the course are further developed through one-to-one coaching interactions, action learning groups, feedback and self-reflection.

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Foundation Level Leadership Development Programme

 

What commitment should an organisation make ?

We recommend that all leaders with direct reports are trained at foundation level.

 

What level of  benefit should an organisation expect?

We expect leaders to demonstrate an increase in capability, and measurable performance improvements.

 

What will the candidate learn?

Leaders will gain insight into themselves, their work and how to maximise team effectiveness.

 

What is covered in the programme?

5 training days structured around the 12 elements of the Leadership model covering:

WHO I AM – how they think, speak, listen, manage time and are developed.

WHAT I DO – organisational processes and standards, customer results, culture and behaviours and  improvement systems.

MY TEAM – how they lead change, adapt their style, train, coach, facilitate and motivate their team.

4-6 coaching sessions focusing on individual development needs over 12 months.

Leaders are required to evidence application and improvement in the workplace.

Advanced Level Leadership Development Programme

 

Who is this programme for?

This programme is suitable for middle managers and high potential individuals that the organisation wishes to develop.

 

What level of benefit should an organisation expect?

We expect leaders.to demonstrate an increase in capability, and measurable performance improvements.

 

What will the candidate learn?

Leaders will gain deep insight into themselves, their work and how to maximise organisational effectiveness.

 

What is covered in the programme?

10-13 days training  consisting of 5 – 8  days customised content based on training needs, along with 5 core training days structured around the 12 elements of the Leadership model covering:

►WHO I AM – how they think, speak, listen, manage time and are developed.

►WHAT I DO – organisational processes and standards, customer results, culture and behaviours and  improvement systems.

►MY TEAM – how they lead change, adapt their style, train, coach, facilitate and motivate their team.

 

4-6 coaching sessions focusing on individual development needs over 12 months.

Leaders are required to evidence application and improvement in the workplace.

Executive Level Leadership Development Programme

 

Who is this programme for?

This programme is suitable for senior leaders and board level executives.

 

What level of benefit should an organisation expect?

Organisations that embed leadership skills by aligning tools and language at all levels generate substantial performance improvement against key business measures.

 

Why participate?

Maximise the effectiveness of your leadership programme by ensuring full alignment from all levels of your business – we can help you prepare for the challenges you face.

 

What is covered in the programme?

2 days alignment with our core  Leadership model, ensuring that leaders can support their team as they develop their leadership skills.

1 day training needs analysis with the senior team following this session to tailor our programme to the development needs and organisational challenges facing your business.

 

Customised training from leading professionals.

Customised 1:1 coaching programme using skilled executive coaches.

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