Many business owners and directors have told me how hard it is to find an affordable high quality development programme for themselves or their senior managers.
I have been mulling this over for a while because I see the gap too and my own research has shown the available courses out there are too generic and impersonal or are very expensive.
I have therefore asked an expert in the field of management development, who has worked on several business school programmes, to provide a course specifically for my contacts and I am really excited with the programme we have put together.
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 £4,000 per person. The price includes the 6 one day workshops, 3 x 1 to 1 coaching sessions between modules to help embed the learning and all programme handouts and materials. All refreshments during workshops are also included.
We are also able to create a bespoke programme for your own organisation to meet the specific needs of your team if you have 8 or more participants.
It is planned that the workshops will be run at Egrove Park, the residential centre for the Säid Business School, located on the outskirts of Oxford. This is a great learning environment, the facilities and support are excellent and the food is fabulous; early morning pastries, 3 course lunch and afternoon cakes! We have used Egrove for all our recent programmes and know the team there well.
It is planned to run the workshops once a month in October, November and December, and the dates for these have been confirmed (see below). After a break for Christmas, there will be three further workshops, once a month with dates to be agreed with the early-bird confirmed participants. To provide for the right balance of teaching and participation, the maximum size of the group will be 12.
There will be three tutors on the programme, lead by Dr Paul Hedley who has been an Associate Fellow at Said Business School since 2013, 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. Claire Saunders is an experienced coach, information specialist and researcher. She has over a decade of experience working in the public sector in both development and coaching, as well as experience in the commercial and charity sector. Penny Tunnell is an experienced Business Development Advisor and Executive Coach, particularly with high growth SMEs. Penny has helped the senior teams of more than 50 businesses in the past few years achieve their goals, and has a broad corporate background across public, charity and commercial sectors.
We believe that adding 1 to 1 coaching to the programme and making it an integral element has a number of significant benefits:
It is planned to run two programmes a year, one starting in the Spring and one in the Autumn. Usually the Spring programme runs for 6 months, one day a month, from January to June, and the Autumn programme starts late September/early October with 3 one-day workshops before Christmas and 3 afterwards.
Dates will be agreed with the early confirmed participants. To provide for the right balance of teaching and participation, the maximum size of the group will be 12.
To book a place or to hear more about the programme please contact Penny Tunnell on 07921 744121 or email firstname.lastname@example.org