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The Program

LSI 360-degree feedback tool

An integral component of the program is the completion of a 360-degree feedback tool called the Leadership Skills Inventory (LSI). The LSI will give us some data about your behavioural style at work. This will be a great opportunity to look at how you currently operate and identify areas to work on which will improve your effectiveness. It is a very powerful tool and one I know you will get a lot out of such as:

  • Gain a thorough understanding of the LSI and the theory behind it’s development.
  • Receive and analyse your LSI feedback from “Self” and from “Others”
  • Identify key areas for development as well as areas of strength
  • Develop action plans for development to be implemented in the workplace.

LSI Re-test

Its important to set a benchmarking place for you to start from.  But we take it a step further by performing a re-test at the end of the 7 month program as a measure of how much you have increased your self awareness and effectiveness over the course of the program.

Foundations of Effective Management

Our leadership is a reflection of our own motivations, beliefs, attitudes, capabilities and behaviours. The process of personal development starts with self-awareness rippling out to an acknowledgement and acceptance of our discoveries and the action we may want to take in order to achieve different results in our life.

The Foundations of Effective Management module is designed to explore the concepts of leadership and management and to identify the key elements of leadership and how to apply these.

The Program is introduced, overviewed and linked to the participants learning journeys. Participants are presented with the performance expectations of the program and a commitment will be sought from them to undertaking the learning’s and work.

Learning Outcomes:

  • The Concepts of Leadership and Management…is there a difference?
  • Article review
  • Identifying key components of leadership and management and how to apply these
  • Examination of theories of leadership and management
  • Discussion of Lessons in Leadership project.

Self Mastery

The learning organisation values the contributions and commitment of the whole person, acknowledging that their employee’s personal and professional lives are interdependent. Supporting an employee’s development in self awareness, coping and balancing skills today is as critical as ensuring they have the technical expertise to perform their role.

One major focus of this Module will be the concept of Emotional Intelligence – what it is, how to measure it and most importantly how to apply it to increase effectiveness.

This module is also designed to develop the participant’s Awareness of their physical, emotional and mental health; Balancing their work, home and play; and developing their own Coping strategies to enhance personal and professional performances.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the components of a balanced lifestyle.
  • Learn to recognise wellness inhibitors and develop your own practical solutions.
  • Understand your own and others preference towards managing themselves and time.
  • Identifying what stress is and what contributes to it
  •  Managing environmental, interpersonal & personal stress factors
  • Getting the balance right in our lives
  • Identifying and managing distorted thinking patterns
  • Explore achieving the balance of ‘working on the business’ with ‘working in the business’.

The Art of Influence

This module is designed to provide participants with a range of skills and strategies, which will provide a more effective path to successfully influencing others.  Principles of communication skills are integrated with NLP techniques to provide a unique program of interpersonal development.

Surviving the Corporate Jungle:

  • The Whole Person Concept
  • Making an impression
  • How communication works
  • How first impressions work

Influencing by the book:

  • The 6 step process to communicating effectively, including sticky situations
  • This session covers listening and questioning skills
  • Interactive exercises will be included

Influencing anyone:

  • The four styles to communicating
  • Tips for communicating better
  • How to adapt your preferred style to build rapport more quickly with others
  • The four elements of communication

Getting through to different people

Straight Talk

One of the biggest challenges facing Managers today is managing their people! Being able to effectively have conversations with staff around performance, work issues, challenges they face and enhancing productivity, is one of the most important skills any Manager can acquire.

The Straight Talk workshop is based on a number of leading processes and constructs that have proven to be effective in holding conversations with staff that may prove challenging.

  • Examine key elements of employee engagement.
  • Use a diagnostic framework when preparing for straight talk.
  • Identify key elements for planning a difficult conversation.
  • Use the GROW, coaching for performance, model.
  • Practice straight talk conversations.

Managing Change

Our personal ability to develop practical personal strategies for dealing with change will be one of the most significant factors to any individual’s future success. The rapidity of change in our lives will continue. It is useful then for leaders and managers to develop their own skills in dealing with these constant changes. The challenge is to make them part of the ‘norm’ and to motivate ourselves and others to proactively participate in the change process so that it happens quickly, easily and comfortably!

The Change Concept:

  • Understand the concept of change…personally and professionally.
  • Develop an understanding of how managing change can be beneficial in improving effectiveness

The Change Model:

  • Understanding and using William Bridge’s Change Model of Endings, Transitions and Beginnings to manage or influence change.
  • Integrate the five stages of personal change from Denial through to Acceptance.
  • Reflect on past changes…learn…refine your strategy and move on.

Call to Action:

  • Implement a Managing Change Action Plan back in the workplace.

Empowered for Success

In this module, participants will present back to the group their “Lessons in Leadership”. Lessons in Leadership is designed to have participants apply their learnings to real-life leadership situations at work. They then report back to the group on lessons learned with the aim of other participants also learning new techniques and approaches to their own leadership.

Networking meet-ups

An integral aspect of the CAUDIT Managers Program is the networking available to participants over the course of the program.  Not only with others from the program but also with staff from other universities.  As a participant, you will be connected with staff from each of the host institutions for a face-to-face catch-up depending on your individual work portfolio.  These personal and direct networking opportunities are created and maintained for many years to come and are of immense benefit to all involved.