DSC00433The impact you have as a leader can be thought of as the shadow you cast. Those you lead, look to you for guidance and support. The way you respond and react directly impacts on those around you.

The Thriving Leadership Programme explores the skills required to thrive as a leader, and how these skills can be transferred to create a thriving team and organisation. 

During the programme you learn skills that will help you be at your best in the moment, as things (good and bad) happen, and you also develop strategies to sustain high level leadership performance over time.

Thriving Leadership Programme Overview
The programme focuses on individual resilience, thinking about our thinking, and then uses this as a window to find new ways of solving old problems and building constructive working relationships. The longer term strategies come from identifying and relying on your own strengths and managing your own energy levels. The goal is to increase your opportunities to thrive so that you are better equipped to lead your team towards increased creativity, learning and productivity.

The learning happens when theoretically sound ideas are presented in an interactive and practical way and new skills are tested out on real, current challenges. The other key ingredient is the discussion and challenge you experience with a group of people who know about what you do. As a result the experience is stimulating, supportive, relevant and oriented towards the practical.

In the first module participants will learn a set of resilient thinking skills [based on the same principles as the world-renowned Penn Resilience Programme] that are known to help when managing negative or unproductive reactions to setbacks and enhancing effectiveness decision making in complex, difficult situations. This module will also consider energy and how to avoid burnout when the agenda is ever changing, the list of people who need you ever growing and the demands on your time ever increasing. Applying a model developed by sports psychologists and now widely used in organisations participants will explore how high performance can be sustained over time by careful management of your own energy and that of your team.

The second module will build on module one with a focus on constructive relationships and playing to strengths.  It is true of all leadership roles that you get nothing done if not through others. Therefore the ability to build constructive relationships, in difficult times or with ‘difficult’ people is one that will ensure that you and your team can thrive. This module will also use the Values in Action framework to identify your values and strengths. Participants will learn a way of looking at their strengths, and that of their teams to see weaknesses in a different light, with more ideas about how to improve performance.

Leaders who have previously attended this programme have said;

“The 4 days have been an inspiring experience and I have learnt a great deal about myself and also how I can start to use the knowledge and skills with my team.” 

“An incredible experience – courses this valuable are very rare and to be treasured. I intend to practice all the areas covered in order to improve my own practice and move the practice of my teams forward.” 

“The theory behind the concepts were well explained and enabled me to understand what I sometimes do instinctively. Allocation of time for individual reflection and time for group and paired work was beneficial as you began to see how to tools and techniques can work.


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