Growing the Leader Within: Developing the Interpersonal Skills Needed to Effectively Lead Others

  • No Forthcoming Dates
  • Sacrewell Farm
  • Leadership
  • Full
  • Primary
  • Leadership, Workforce
  • Lunch Included
  • Refreshments Included
  • Free

Some of the most significant leadership challenges are ‘people-related’. Managing conflict, having ‘the difficult conversation’, promoting team cohesion, knowing how best to show you care about your colleagues whilst holding fast to your expectations – these all take up time and energy.

Using ideas from a variety of models this course will enable you to gain important insights into what makes yourself and those you lead ‘tick’. Practical strategies will be shared to add to your toolkit, equipping you to draw the best out of yourself and your team.

About The Course

Participants will have:

  • Considered how to effectively balance Support, Challenge and Empowerment when leading others

  • A greater awareness of their own personal drivers (including ‘Be Perfect and Please Others’) and how these can both enhance their working styles and also create difficulties

  • Practical techniques to have effective ‘Difficult Conversations’

  • Strategies for managing conflict

  • An understanding of team dynamics

  • Concepts and a language to share with teams back in school to help foster greater cohesion and increased effectiveness.
What Teachers Say

“The support we received allowed staff at all levels to unpick the barriers to successful behaviour for learning and develop effective tailored strategies for our setting.” Mark Anderson, head teacher, Huntingtower Primary School

“Steve’s support has provided us with a model and language to make sense of the emotional dimensions of behaviour management.” deputy head teacher – name withheld

“The HMI said that the school had been ‘transformed’ since the previous visit. I have no doubt that Steve’s work and support were a huge factor in achieving this transformation. His way of working with colleagues is subtle and takes people from where they currently are as a starting point. He forms excellent relationships with staff, and students enjoy working with him. He connects things together – whether this is people with people or people with ideas. He is very modest and enjoys seeing people succeed.” Chris Mallaband, principal of Langdon School, London

About the Programme Leader

Steve Russell has nearly 25 years of experience, ranging from classroom teaching through to behaviour support and leading a team of school improvement consultants. More recently, he has expanded beyond schools to include other organisations, as well as coaching individuals.

Whether working with youngsters, school staff, leaders, teams or providing one-to-one coaching, his aim is always the same – to empower them to effect changes that will increase their effectiveness and promote their well-being.

Steve is also increasingly being approached by other organisations to who are keen to draw upon his experience and way of working. These include: Kate Cairns Associates, specialising in attachment difficulties OnLine Training – as their tutor for the ‘Understanding and Responding to Behaviour’ module Integrity Coaching – providing support and coaching to leaders and leadership teams Peterborough Learning Partnership – course tutor

Steve’s experience and way of working also sees him engaged on an associate basis for several organisations including: the National Education Union, as part of their tutor team, Integrity Coaching, providing support and coaching to leaders and leadership teams, KCA, providing training and consultancy related to supporting vulnerable youngsters, ASEND and Avito, fulfilling interim-leadership assignments for schools and local authorities.

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