LEADERSHIP &
MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT

Any of our training solutions can be customised to suit your needs.
Browse our training programmes below. 

Leadership Programmes
Management Development
Emotional Intelligence
Building Trust

Leadership &
Management
Development

There has never been as an important time to invest in your leaders and managers than in the current economic climate. Successful organisations all have one thing in common – strong leadership and management with a motivated workforce. LearningCog have a range of tried and tested training programmes available and any of these can be customised to suit your specific business needs.

The leadership and management development path that we recommend begins with Step into Management, followed by The Manager in Me and then onto Model of Leadership. We also have shorter courses that can supplement your leadership and management journey such as Building Trust, Coaching and Emotional Intelligence.

If you are unsure of what you need, we can work together to identify your development needs and build a programme from the ground up.

Step Into Management (SiM)
Management Development Training Programme

The Step into Management (SiM) Programme has been designed to develop the skills to be effective managers who can maximise potential within their team and business, creating and building influential colleagues able to deliver focussed, clear goals and objectives. This programme is for new managers or individuals that are ready to take their first step into management.

The programme follows a blended learning approach with a mixture of Face-to-Face workshops (subject to guidelines), online virtual facilitated sessions, self-directed learning, 121 coaching, psychometric profiling, 360-degree feedback and practical on the job application of learning. The content has been designed in line with current thinking around management and behavioural development, looking at what is needed to make every new manager successful in leading their team. LearningCog’s dedicated team of specialists will deliver an interactive, practical and supportive development programme. They are here to ensure that managers can take ownership of their own professional and personal development and drive forward with achieving your success.

During the programme managers are expected to:

  • Approach the programme with an open mind to learning.
  • Be involved, take part, and engage.
  • Take full responsibility for their development journey.
  • Make time to fully involve themselves in the programme and the various activities.

Most importantly, the SiM programme is fun, engaging and enjoyable, allowing managers to put into practice learning straight away as they develop. Managers can take from the programme what they need and implement it and make the programme their own.

We have spent a great deal of time ensuring that the learning experience and opportunities are enhanced in comparison to traditional face-to-face training. This is what will make our programme more useful for your business, and your managers. 

Here is what to expect from this blended learning approach:

Self-Directed Learning 

Given the structure of the blended approach to this programme, there is a requirement for managers to commit to and undertake some self-directed learning. The great benefit of this is that it can do completed in their own time, at a point that works for them. With each of the self-directed modules, we will provide a range of different learning materials. These will include videos, podcasts, reading, articles and Ted Talks amongst others; so, you will be sure to find something that resonates with each individuals learning style.

Facilitated Workshops 

LearningCog have a dedicated team of facilitators and coaches who will deliver face-to-face or online workshops for various modules (see plan on later pages). The online workshops will work in a very similar fashion to face-to-face workshops and will include facilitated discussion, along with group and individual activities facilitated

Coaching

The 121’s are provided as a key part of the programme to ensure participants have the opportunity to talk to their coach one on one about anything specific and to catch up on their learning journey.

Workbooks 

As part of the programme (the self-directed and facilitated modules), managers will receive a workbook to capture their thoughts and learning. These will be a great reference back when completing Self-Directed learning and also long after the programme. 

360-Degree Feedback

The programme includes a 360-degree feedback report.  360-degree feedback is a feedback process where not just your Line Manager, but your peers and direct reports and sometimes even customers give you feedback from an online questionnaire. Managers receive an analysis of how they perceive themselves and how others perceive them.

Insight Discovery 

During the programme managers will receive a personalised Insights Discovery Character Profile. Insights Discovery is a psychometric tool based on Jungian psychology, which uses a four-colour model to highlight key personality preferences and associated behaviours. The tool is hugely popular within businesses and can be used for individual performance development or wider team development. 

  • Understand the roles and responsibilities and what makes a good manager.
  • Understand self and others: explore and understand the diversity within the team and colleagues.
  • Develop a feedback culture where managers confidently offer feedback to help grow colleagues.
  • Understand and take action on the steps to creating a high performing team.
  • Have the skills to be able to communicate clear goals and objectives with colleagues.
  • Value the benefit, and need, to working in an inclusive environment.
  • Develop strong action plans on how to use this information to create better working relationships.

 

  • Increased management capability across the business.
  • Happy, confident teams working in an inclusive environment.
  • An opportunity to highlight management and leadership capability that may feed into succession planning.
  • Consistent management approaches that support the values of the business and behavioural frameworks.
  • Improved communication, promoting the right balance of support and challenge.
  • A sustainable long-term solution to support the development of your people.

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The Manager in Me
Management Development Training Programme

What makes a good manager, great?

As a manager, it is an expectation of you to juggle the responsibility of managing a team whilst achieving great results for your organisation. If your team struggles to share the same drive and vision as yourself, it can negatively impact team output, leading to poor results. As managers, we constantly look for ways to help our team perform better. By using the unique colour system of the Insights Discovery process, we’ll show you how to understand your personal style and use your strengths to communicate with your team in a way that delivers results quicker and easier.

Finding the optimal path in how you deal with your team can:

  • Reduce conflict and stress
  • Empower your team to work to your vision without constant direction
  • Create a high-performance environment which reflects positively within your organisation
  • Grow your business and satisfy your customers every time

Everything flows from understanding our individual character and our personal style. If you manage in line with your personal style and communicate effectively from this point, you’ll make a positive difference within your team and fly within your organisation.

Using the Insights Discovery process, this one-of-a-kind four-day workshop is designed to give your practical, actionable ways to adapt your communication to eliminate all the issues other teams often struggle with.

LearningCog’s The Manager in Me Management Development Training Programme can be adapted and bespoke to your organisational needs, but generally the workshop would be divided into four parts, or days.

Using the Insights Discovery process, this one-of-a-kind workshop is designed to give you practical, actionable ways to adapt your communication to eliminate all the issues other teams often struggle with. During the workshop we explore your own personal style and how you can adapt to get the best out of your team and each individual.

Understanding at what stage of development each team members are for each specific task they complete for you is no easy job. During this session we work to assess development levels and look at the flexibility of your management style that is needed to drive high performance. During this workshop we take a look at each development level, the needs as people develop, and create an action plan for each member of the team.

A successful manager and coach helps individuals to find solutions themselves which can improve their performance and free the managers time to focus more on their own priorities. We take the time to develop skills around a coaching model, we look at the practical use of the model and take time to practise using it. At the end of this day managers attending the workshop are all set to support their team members achieve High Performance.

There is never enough time in the day to get everything you need completed as well as managing the team and everyones priorities. We will develop simple, proven techniques that guarantee results. All you have to do is to use them, every day. By completing an end-of-course Action Plan, you will put in place the ways by which you will work smarter, better - driving High Performance all day, every day.

  • Finally gained the recognition you deserve within your organisation by learning how to recognise the preferences of key stakeholders and adapt behaviour
  • Developed a harmonious, high performing team by understanding how your personal preferences impacted other team members
  • Watch your career take off by gaining an understanding of the real value you bring to a team and an organisation
  • Forge powerful relationships by developing interpersonal skills and heightening your ability to build rapport with members in your team and organisation
  • Ambitious managers looking to develop shared purpose within their team
  • Experienced, hands-on managers who want to help develop their team to become more self-reliant
  • New managers looking to make an immediate impact

Unlike other management development workshops, you’ll receive highly personalised feedback which you can implement and use in your team immediately. What you learn and discover during the Insights Discovery Management Communication workshop will be valuable beyond the day and will help inform your decision-making and communication well into the future.

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Model of Leadership Programme

LearningCog’s Leadership Development Programme will inspire your senior members of staff to lead with passion, vision and integrity. Our practical training improves the effectiveness of your leaders that is not only enjoyable but delivers continuous engagement within their teams. Developing positive leadership sparks true inspiration to the people around them; creating a happy and engaged environment.

Our bespoke Leadership Development Programme creates change on a strategic level to:

  • Transform your business with a Leadership Development Programme that changes communication styles.
  • Support your leaders in developing adaptable approaches that motivate and inspire your teams.
  • Create continuous improvement through the development and understanding of leadership strengths and weaknesses.
  • Build high performing teams.

Our Leadership Development Programme explores leadership in all aspects of your business. We support leaders to examine their effectiveness in all the areas they need to influence. We then work to create strategies for performance improvement and continuous personal development, for the leader, for the team and your organisation.

The three day workshop explores the role of a manager and the role of a leader, looking at the different skills used for each role and when the best time to use them is. We use the Discovery Insights Psychometric model to explore personal effectiveness and develop self-awareness. Who am I? Who are you? Who are we? - Inclusive of Discovery Insights Report for each delegate. The full workshop is designed to engage with each leader showing them the full model of Insights and how the four colours are represented. The workshop looks at a team effectiveness model and how the Insights colours can support team development moving forward from the day. During Part one of the programme we introduce leaders to Leadership and Behaviour Modelling – encouraging innovation and creative problem solving. Learners will look at what the Leadership Modelling Project is and start their personal project and plan for self-directed learning.

Part 2’s three day workshop starts with an Emotional Intelligence Masterclass. This masterclass is inclusive of the EQi2:0 Emotional Intelligence report. The whole first day takes time to look at Emotional Intelligence and fully understand what the key strengths are for each delegate within their role and organisational context. Emotional Intelligence looks at delegates’ ability to build long-term, productive, relationships, to influence others and motivate their teams. Success depends on how well they manage their emotions and the emotions of others. Emotional Intelligence is widely regarded as the number one behavioural skill for any great leader. From here we look at what makes an effective team and start to build an understanding of the Situational Leadership model for driving high performance. We complete the three days by looking at Coaching for High performance and develop skills around coaching techniques.

During this two day workshop we explore the wider context of change and identify adaptive changes which enable teams and individuals to respond to new and changing needs. Leaders and managers play an integral role as change agents within their organisation. The way they influence across the organisation is pivotal to the success of any change initiative. We take time to look at influencing skills and how to adapt style to better lead change. Develop a range of communication approaches to ensure that each leader is aware of the impact they have so that their teams feel informed and involved in the process. Day two of the workshop looks at skills around conflict resolution, managing conflict and understanding and developing a feedback culture.

The final part of the programme, this three day workshop looks at the complexities of managing and leading within organisations. Being able to develop strategic business skills, managing up, down and across the organisation. This takes place in a business situation exercise that all leaders take part in. The final stages of they workshop we look at the Model of Leadership where each Leader gets the opportunity to present back their personal research project to the group.

Based on the 360 review results, delegates will form a coaching relationship with a suitable LearningCog coach who has the right strengths for that individual. This coaching relationship will last throughout the whole programme. 121 coaching sessions will take place once per-month for one hour outside of the workshops. Coaches will gain an understanding of the issues currently being faced in the organisation along with individual development needs.

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Emotional Intelligence Masterclass

Emotional Intelligence (EI) is a well-established set of emotional and social skills that contribute significantly to performance, engagement and success. Emotional Intelligence aids the ability to understand yourself, and others – to identify your feelings and how to use them appropriately in any situation. The use of Emotional Intelligence influences the way we perceive and express ourselves, develop and maintain social relationships, cope with challenges, and use emotional information in an effective and meaningful way.

Why is it so important?

Emotional Intelligence is proven to be a key indicator of human performance and development. Emotional Intelligence can be substantially strengthened and developed. Having effective levels of Emotional Intelligence allows you to build relationships, to influence people and manage your own and others’ emotions.

Understanding how to motivate yourself, manage stress, inspire the people around you, and live a happy healthy lifestyle is crucial to achieving personal effectiveness.

The World Economic Forum reports that in the coming years, candidates will need ten essential skills to thrive in the workplace. Emotional Intelligence is one of them.

If you would like to learn more about Emotional Intelligence, we have a 15-part guide that can help you understand this complex subject.

You will learn all about yourself, the bits you are aware of and some that you may not be aware of. You will know what matters to you, your drivers and what makes you tick. You will learn how to manage emotions in any given situation and that you have a choice in how you respond to others. Building better rapport with others is key and we take time to look at this during the workshop. Emotional Intelligence is for anyone who would like to:

  • Understand the key traits of Emotional Intelligence 
  • Identify your key Emotional Intelligence skills
  • Develop your rapport with individuals
  • Read non-verbal language more effectively
  • Understand and respect the difference in others
  • Be able to manage relationships more effectively 
  • Understand your triggers and how your emotions change in various situations 
  • Learn some of the history of Emotional Intelligence and the basic brain science 
  • Know your positive triggers, what motivates you

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Building Trust

LearningCog’s Building Trust Model

Trust takes time to gain, seconds to lose, and forever to build it back up again.

The level of trust everyone holds within an organisation with colleagues, their manager and the leaders determines how well they work together and how productive the organisation is. One of the primary factors affecting employee turnover is whether or not there is a trusting relationship between manager and employee.

To drive High Performance, we must look to how much Trust is built within the relationships across the whole organisation. While almost all employers consider Trust in the workplace to be of significant importance, many are unaware of the actions that build or erode Trust.

Trust360 Feedback Tool

This one day workshop supports managers and leaders in how to build trust and increase performance, engagement, and commitment. Before the workshop delegates take part in our innovative Trust360 to learn the impact they have on building or eroding trust with the people around them.

Trust360 is a 360 degree feedback tool that compares your perceptions of how you are trusted in your organisation, with those of the colleagues and staff members you work with. The survey looks at the four C’s, key areas that influence Trust in the workplace.

  • Understand the Four C’s of Building Trust
  • Take part in the Trust360 and evaluate your own report
  • Learn where you build Trust or Erode Trust in your organisation
  • Create an action plan to develop more trusting skills and behaviours
  • Know the impact of your Management and Leadership style

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