Advanced Leadership and Delegation

A learned skill like leadership is often overlooked in the creative business and people are thrust into leadership positions with no guidance on how to lead. This very practical workshop describes the different styles of leadership and the essential training you need to put them into practice.

Who is this course for?

Anyone who has been told to 'demonstrate leadership' and who would really like to do it effectively. We will send you a copy of "Shackleton’s Way" prior to the course - if you haven't read it already - which offers excellent lessons in leadership.

Content

The workshop is all about providing “agency leaders” with a proper understanding of day-to-day leadership skills. So it starts by explaining the difference between “management” and “leadership” which leads into the skills you need to lead your agency:

  • Situational leadership: different styles of leadership and when to use them 
  • Leadership qualities and themes: lessons to be learned from the experiences of others
  • Expectations of your leadership: internally and externally
  • Motivating your team: goal setting, delegation, everyday inspiration, meetings with purpose, feeding  back
  • Developing your skill set: use of emotional intelligence, better influencing & listening skills, concentration techniques
  • Directing not drowning: long term priorities for the team, being gracious with people while ruthless with time, dealing with team stress
  • Leading without losing it: conflict, dealing with awkward feedback, delegating upwards, handling difficult people, conflict resolution

The workshop concludes with a case study so you can test new skills in likely scenarios. 

Course dates

London: 8th May 2019 - SOLD OUT.  Please email pippa@ipa.co.uk to be added to the interest list. 

Edinburgh: 12th November 2019

Course tutor

Gwyn March

 


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