We always like to tailor our programmes to the needs of the client and participants, so would want to further customise the detail of the programme prior to moving to the delivery phase. For example, where you use particular models for areas such as service improvement, it makes sense to use what's being used in the Trust. Likewise for project management methodology.
"The programme has been inspirational and transformational, allowing me to explore my innate leadership skills in a safe but challenging environment and then develop them in a tangible way. This has had considerable impact on my work as a clinician, educator and manager as I have been much more receptive to others, and have been able to support them with objective benefits. The support offered by the group members and leaders has been exceptional.”
“Don’t hesitate, just do it. Even if you’re a sceptic, you’ll amaze yourself with what you’ll learn and how you feel. A most positive learning experience.”
“Delightful! Inspiring! Make the most of this experience – it will change you regardless – but the more you put in, the greater the impact.”
We begin by making sure the programme fits with your context, and the needs of your people.
We encourage an application process in order to select the most appropriate participants. In particular they need to demonstrate a desire to develop as a leader both in theoretical knowledge and practical application for the good of their region, team and the communities they serve.
They also need sponsorship from their organisation to ensure they receive the support needed to help free up the time to attend the programme. You can find an example of one of our online application forms here. These are easily customised to specific requirements.
We firmly believe that a substantial part of being a great leader is self-awareness. To this end, we encourage using 360-degree surveys. Prior to the programme, 360-degree feedback can be collected using a web-based questionnaire. We provide you with a detailed personal profile, based on the responses from the people who know you best.
We explore best practice in transformational leadership in brain friendly learning format leaving the rest of the time for activities designed to help participants integrate and apply the learning in their unique context. We’ll recommend activities and strategies depending on their specific personal development plans, and arising from 360-degree feedback results. Ideally the programme would run with the same distribution of days as the Telford and Wrekin programme as it yields great results.
During the programme application process and first module, we encourage you to identify a project that would benefit both yourself and the Trust. By working on such projects you can truly embed the learning and achieve measurable results for your Trust. As you've mentioned, there is also the possibility of associating these with the STP.
We use Action Learning Sets as an integral part of the programme. This is where participants will explore and resolve the challenges of today and tomorrow with a small group of their peers, based in a similar geographic region, to facilitate meeting up.
Between modules we assign resources to read and watch to help support individuals' specific learning requirements.
We incorporate coaching as an integral part of the programme. This is a great opportunity for participants to improve their coaching skills whilst also working on the issues that matter to you most in a confidential, supportive yet challenging coaching environment with a peer. Where budget allows there is also the option for coaching from us.
The internet can help enormously with support. We suggest using the platform that works best for the participants: for many in the past this has been via creating a closed Facebook group, or WhatsApp group.
* VAT on facilitation is not charged because Leading Beyond is registered in Switzerland. Only programmes delivered in Switzerland are subject to VAT.
** This figure includes VAT, and is here for illustration purposes. Typically it is easiest for the venue to make their contract direct with the Trust or CCG as this avoids complex challenges with currency exchange rates and VAT laws.
“If you are willing to commit time and energy, willing to engage with others and willing to apply your new skills, you might find you can change the world around you!”
“I can’t believe how much I’ve changed and discovered myself. I now believe that I can be a leader, and I have had great outcomes at work and at home through the programme.”
We're here to accelerate the growth and contribution of leaders and change agents whose focus is on improving life for their communities, their customers and their employees.
We bring a wealth of knowledge and experience from areas such as culture change, leadership development, systems thinking, behavioural science and continuous improvement all wrapped up in a unique brain friendly approach. We’re all experienced coaches, trainers and facilitators who love what we do.
We have close associations with Keele University, neuroscientists at Reading University, and professional organisations like the International Association of Facilitators, plus of course a whole host of clients who are at the leading edge of what they do.
What makes us tick is working with organisations and individuals who make a positive difference, whose focus is on improving life for their customers, employees and the communities they serve.
We've been running Leadership Development Programmes with the NHS since 2009, and helping up-skill NHS trainers since 2007.
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