A highly interactive, online leadership development programme for our times, this pragmatic programme has grown from its previous success as an in-person course over the past few years.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the workplace for many of us, and whilst the long-term changes are still unclear, as leaders, it is incumbent on us to be agile and responsive while staying grounded, to cultivate resilience in ourselves and our people, and also to reflect and grow personally.
This programme provides an environment for the exploration and development of leadership skills and capabilities, enabling participants to look with confidence towards uncertainty, and make that step change into leadership.
The primary objective of the Alchemy Leadership Development programme is to provide a mixture of theory and practice so that participants can improve how they lead and manage; and to provide useful ideas and tools to further their development. This is achieved via inputs, discussions, exercises and group work. By sharing their experiences and completing exercises with other managers participants will broaden their range of skills, ideas, tools and opportunities.
There is an expectation that participants will be willing to share their experiences, to learn with others and to contribute to the workshops. It is an explicit expectation of the tutors that all participants will ensure they are able to attend each workshop and to complete any pre and inter workshop work.
Results for participants:
This programme is ideal if you are have management responsibilities but no or little formal training, and are serious about developing your abilities. It is also appropriate for managers with experience who want to learn more formal leadership and management ideas, so that they have make a step change in their capability.
Each workshop will last a full day and will have the following elements:
Over the complete set of workshops the following are seen as key areas for development:
OBJECTIVE: To set the scene for the series of workshops and then focus on individual aspects of leading and managing.
OBJECTIVE: To understand the how, what and why of effective communication. To begin learning about ‘the leader as coach’
OBJECTIVE: Understanding what makes a team and how to begin the journey towards being a high performing team.
OBJECTIVE: Understanding what is needed for the leader/manager to develop their staff and to create initial action plans for their own people’s development
OBJECTIVE: How to manage difficult conversations with team members e.g. poor performance, lack of motivation, failure to deliver what has been agreed, inappropriate behaviours.
OBJECTIVE: To consolidate learning from days 1-5 and create action plans to continue their learning and development.
The programme will cost £3,500 per person + VAT. The price includes the six one day workshops, three 1-to-1 coaching sessions with highly qualified Alchemy coaches, and all programme materials. It also includes the provision of a psychometric assessment (NEO PI-3) and an individual feedback session on the results.
The workshops will be run entirely online, using the Zoom platform. All materials will be provided, and in flexible formats to ensure ease of access, and different preferences and IT provision amongst the participants.
It is planned to run the workshops once a month from April to October 2021. The dates for the first 3 workshops are indicated below, under Dates. The final three in July, August/September and October, will be agreed with participants no later than May 2021. To provide for the right balance of teaching and participation, we may limit the size of the group.
There will be two primary tutors on the programme, led by Dr Paul Hedley who was an Associate Fellow at Said Business School from 2013 to 2019, with a particular specialism in leadership development. Paul is an experienced coach, a Director of Alchemy of Coaching and Managing Director of Leadership & Performance Development Ltd. Penny Tunnell is an experienced Business Development Advisor and Executive Coach. Penny has helped the senior teams of more than 50 businesses in the past few years achieve their goals, and she has a broad corporate background across public, charity and commercial sectors. A profile for each of the tutors is available.
We believe that adding 1 to 1 coaching to the programme and making it an integral element has a number of significant benefits:
Programme dates for the first 3 months are as follows. The final 3 workshop dates will be confirmed before the start of the programme and in discussion with participants.
Workshop 1 Thursday 22 April 2021
Workshop 2 Thursday 20 May 2021
Workshop 3 Thursday 17 June 2021
To book a place or to hear more about the programme please contact Penny Tunnell on 07921 744121 or email firstname.lastname@example.org