Aspiring Leaders Program

About

The Aspiring Leaders Program is a development opportunity for leaders who wish to improve their ability to lead and manage their direct reports. Through a variety of learning mediums, the program builds over five in class learning days and three online coaching sessions, developing their leadership communication skills. The skills will centre around owning communication as a leader in everyday interactions, performance improvement, dealing with conflict and presenting to an audience. Essential skills for the modern leader to be confident and proficient in the workplace.

 

Who Should Attend

This course is open to anyone working in the local government sector and will be of particular interest to:

  • Aspiring leaders
  • High potentials
  • New managers

LG Professionals, NSW membership is included when you purchase the Non-Member rate and membership is valid till June 2023.

Benefits for the Delegate

Participants will leave this course with a range of skills, knowledge, and strategies, so they can develop themselves and others.

Benefits for Council

Council can expect to have leaders develop their leadership capabilities and core skills for people to thrive in their role.

 

 

 

 Commencing Tuesday 05 April 2022

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   9.00 am to 4.30 pm

 Sydney

 

 

 Member: $2635

 Non-Member: $3355

 

 Enquiries:  Melinda Budd
 Phone:  02 8297 1210
 Email:  [email protected]
   

Program Outline

Session 1:  Managing and Leading yourself  (In-Class Learning Day) 
The outcome for this session is to clarify leadership and management, and insight into your leadership style, the team dynamics, and maximise your time through effective planning and organisation.

Leadership versus Management
Identify your leadership style
Attributes of a leader
Understanding the team dynamics and conflict resolution
Differentiate between a successful team and an effective team

Session 2:  Being a Leader of Communication  (In-Class Learning Day)
The outcome for this session is to understand communication through our actions, develop a method to be a flexible communicator using our behaviour and identify what motivates ourselves and our team to maximise their performance.

Understanding our communication preferences (DiSC Communication Styles)
Observing communication in others, and being a flexible communicator
Motivating staff – extrinsic, intrinsic, coercive
Situational Leadership e.g. Directing, Coaching, Supporting and Delegating 
Matching Leadership Styles to Developmental Needs

Session 3:  Small Group Coaching and Senior Leaders of the LG Community Session (Online Webcast)
Senior Leaders of the LG Community: In this session, we will invite several senior leaders from the local government community to discuss what traits they look for in their upcoming leaders.  What do they look for when hiring and promoting leaders within their organisation and important lessons they have learnt from their own leadership journey.

Coaching: Participants will have the chance to ask questions of their facilitator and reflect on their development to date, discuss any challenges and how they are tracking with the implementation of the learning material.

Session 4:  Growing my Emotional Intelligence and Stress Management  (In-Class Learning Day)
The outcome for this session is to develop a leader's self-awareness and ability to respond positively in all situations and to develop their effectiveness and leadership skills. Participants will become more aware and able to identify stressors and align and adapt, to grow, develop and thrive in their roles.  

Understanding the importance of emotions
Exploring what is important to me, and how I make choices to communicate
Using a system to build my emotionally intelligent response
Responding positively in all situations
Recognising and identifying stress triggers
Learn how to design your day to support your natural energy and optimum performance 

Session 5:  Managing Performance and Development  (In-Class Learning Day)
The outcome for this session is to clarify expectations for high performing habits, associated consequences and to explore the processes for identifying and addressing performance problems and give feedback clearly with a method that supports good decision making from the recipient.

Exploring the impact of unclear expectations and consequences on performance and culture
What are consequences, are we more comfortable with positive consequences as opposed to negative ones
Exploring with the team and challenges to get buy-in
Consider the importance of the topic to be addressed and the associated issues
Method to deliver all feedback and when we should give feedback
Craft an opening that is forward, honest and clear
How to engage and ask questions
Documenting and planning the follow-up meetings

Session 6:  Small Group Coaching and Senior Leaders of the LG Community Session (Online Webcast)
Senior Leaders of the LG Community: In this session, we will invite several people leaders and human resource professionals from the local government community to discuss what communication traits high performing leaders and managers share. Through their experience what have they identified that all participants can learn from.

Coaching: Participants will have the chance to ask questions of their facilitator and reflect on their development to date, discuss any challenges and how they are tracking with the implementation of the learning material.

Session 7: Engaging and Influencing Others  (In-Class Learning Day)
The outcome for this session is to help leaders engage and influence a greater number of stakeholders both internally and externally to council, and the ability to develop and deliver presentations within an organisation for a range of purposes.

Consider who you are trying to influence and what are the barriers to engaging and influencing them
The factors that influence
Identifying personal strengths to influencing
Prepare and deliver a presentation utilising appropriate formats, strategies, material and resources

Session 8: Next Gen Conference and Graduation Dinner  (In-Class Learning Day)

Session 9:  Small Group Coaching and Senior Leaders of the LG Community Session (Online Webcast)
Senior Leaders of the LG Community: In this session, we will invite several senior leaders from the local government community to discuss improving the performance of their direct reports and moving them through the process of changing habits.  What has been their experience and what important lessons have they learnt on their leadership journey.

Coaching: Participants will have the chance to ask questions of their facilitator and reflect on their development to date, discuss any challenges and how they are tracking with the implementation of the learning material.

Note. A minimum number is required to confirm the training, please check with us prior to making travel arrangements. 

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