Leadership Fundamentals Course

Leadership Fundamentals

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    Overview

    Do your leaders possess the leadership fundamentals essential to effectively leading teams? One of the biggest issues facing leadership in Australia is that an ascent into leadership roles is born predominately out of technical ability. Due to their skills in their given professional, these leaders often climb the corporate ladder quickly but lack the leadership fundamentals required to lead and inspire teams to success. It is not until after the fact that senior management realise the gaps in their leadership capability.

    In a rapidly changing global economy, it has never been more important for businesses to know that their leaders have the skills and tools required to lead effectively and with confidence to get the best results from their teams.

    Future Institute have developed this Leadership Fundamentals Program where participants will be challenged to look inward and reflect on their behaviours and how they can positively and negatively impact others. They will understand the need for using different styles of leadership, develop strategies to get ‘buy in’ from their teams, and learn how to better manage performance.

    After many years working with leaders, Future Institute have identified a set of core skills that are essential to building effective leaders now and into the future.  This program consists of 4 modules and can be customised to suit your organisation’s needs.

    “To add value to others, one must first value others.”
    – John C. Maxwell

    Key Topics

    Future Institute’s Leadership Fundamentals Course

    Comprised of the following 4 modules:

    Module 1 – Emotional Intelligence and Effective Communication
    • Build awareness of your own feelings and emotions, and how they affect others
    • Develop strategies to manage stress
    • Identify and implement different communication models and approaches with greater awareness of communication barriers
    Module 2 – Values, Culture, and Leadership
    • Incorporate different leadership behaviours and approaches
    • Select an appropriate leadership style for different situations
    • Understand the differences between leadership and management
    • Enhance team culture and embed the organisation’s Values
    Module 3 – Facilitating Effective Teams
    • Reflect on the components of high performing teams
    • Create a team plan including purpose, roles and responsibilities
    • Understand the change management process
    • Be inclusive of your team when making decisions
    • Set accountability and undertake effective decision making
    Module 4 – Managing Performance
    • Provide constructive feedback
    • Develop strategies to monitor and manage performance
    • Acquire skills to have the ‘difficult conversations’
    • Develop strategies to resolve workplace conflict

    Program Inclusions

    180o Online Leadership and Management Evaluation Survey
    • Conducted pre and post program to track learning and development goals
    • Customised to evaluate course outcomes as well as business outcomes / values
    • Is completed by both participants and their line manager
    eLearning
    • Provides participants with background knowledge prior to each workshop
    • Is interactive with review questions throughout
    • Enables participants to work through the content at their own pace
    Workshop Learning Options
    • Four (4) full day facilitated face-to-face workshops, at your business premises (or at Future Institute’s facilities) one day for each module; or
    • Eight (8) half day Virtual Workshops (See Virtual Workshop delivery method below
    Other Inclusions
    • Online diagnostic tools including self-assessments, eg. Default Leadership Style, Emotional Intelligence Self-Assessment, etc.
    • Participant workbooks for each workshop that include application tasks and individual action plans
    Takeaway resources
    • Participant workbooks for each workshop
    • Workplace application tasks and individual action plans
    Program Customisation
    • Customised in collaboration with key personnel, to include your organisation’s policies, procedures, systems, processes, forms, templates, etc
    • Contextualised for your business – the scenarios, activities and case studies are developed collaboratively in order to be relevant to your organisation’s operations and the participants’ needs
    • Customisation is included in the program cost

    Virtual Workshop Option

    Virtual Workshop Breakdown

    Example for (4-hour) Virtual Workshop:

    Zoom Session A – Review of previous workshop, introduction of this workshop, overview of concept (using PPT via shared screen), small group activity (using breakout rooms in Zoom), small groups present their findings to large group, large group debrief by trainer

    1st Morning Break (10 mins) – log off

    Zoom Session B – Overview of next model / concept, small group activity (using breakout rooms in Zoom), small groups present their findings to large group, large group debrief by trainer using non-verbal feedback tool

    2nd Morning Break (10 mins) – log off

    Zoom Session C – Overview of next model / concept, small group activity (using breakout rooms in Zoom), small groups present their findings to large group, large group debrief by trainer

    Virtual Workshops Features

    1. Online virtual workshops using Zoom video conferencing software
    2. Using the benefits of Zoom technology to ensure that the virtual workshops are interactive and engaging
    • Sharing Screens – The trainer will share information during the session including PowerPoint presentations and activity information
    • Virtual Whiteboard – All participants can view, share and write on the virtual whiteboard/s
    • Poll Questions Trainer will use poll questions to engage participants throughout (for example Trainer asking each participant for their most common source of conflict in the workplace; Zoom then displays with percentages the group’s collective responses)
    • Virtual Breakout Rooms – Participants will be regularly broken into small groups to complete activities with each other during the online sessions.   Each virtual breakout room has full audio, video and screen- sharing facilities.   Trainer can go in and out of the different breakout rooms (as per face-to-face workshop groups)
    • Annotation – Participants can draw, insert text or lines, highlight, etc on the shared screen/s or interactive whiteboard/s
    • Non-Verbal Feedback – Participants can use a range of icons to communicate with the Trainer without interrupting the activity, eg. raise their hands (to confirm or vote), indicate ‘yes’, ‘no’, ‘thumbs up’, ‘thumbs down’, ‘agree’, ‘disagree’, ‘go slower’, ‘go faster’, ‘clap’, ‘need a break’ and ‘away’
    • Chat – Trainer and participants can send both group and private messages to other participants in the Zoom session

    Course Benefits

    • Customisation

      Customised content to suit your business’s specific needs.

    • Workplace Trainers

      Specialised trainers will complete practical training in the workplace.

    • Group Facilitation

      Team building and collaborative approach.

    • Resources

      A comprehensive list of take-away tools and resources.

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