Improving own leadership performance through action learning

  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Language: English
Courses Description

To enable candidates to participate in an action learning set and use action learning to develop leadership capability and performance

Target Audience

For new and  aspiring department heads, regional team leaders and  other  first-line managers, who are looking to gain  comprehensive business knowledge, and  develop the skills needed to lead a team  of leaders. Ideal for those  looking to take  on higher level responsibilities


By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Be able to use action learning for leadership development
  • Be able to plan and undertake activities to develop own leadership performance
Assessment Strategy
  • Pre and Post training test to measure knowledge and learning levels.
  • Engage trainees in exercises and group activities.
  • Evaluation form to be filled by trainees.

Module 1:

  • The distinction between cognitive and affective skills and the effect of personality on the development and applications of these skills
  • The nature of Action Learning (L=P+Q) as a development medium and the role of the Action Learning Set, the ‘Client’ and the ‘Set Advisor’
  • Group dynamics in Action Learning
  • Learning styles and the impact of own learning style on role and behaviour in AL set
  • Techniques for researching problems and questioning techniques to explore problems, reflection and hypothesis forming
  • Sources of ‘programmed’ learning to develop knowledge and skills
  • The political and emotional aspects of the group process

Module 2:

  • Importance of a systematic approach to developing effective leadership skills
  • Setting objectives for leadership development and their application to work and other contexts
  • Techniques for developing personal leadership capacity
  • Sources of information, help and support for leadership development, including theorists, tutors, practising/model leaders, colleagues
  • How to overcome blockages and obstacles to leadership development
  • Monitoring, analysis and evaluation techniques
  • Gaining 360o feedback on own leadership performance
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