Effective leadership development is shows impressive results for organisations, teams and individuals.
- Communication Skills
- Enhance Your Executive Skills (EYES)
- Leading in formation
We also offer programmes designed to suit specific needs.
A question is often asked: How do we get teams or individuals who are highly competent in their area of expertise to perform better as individuals or teams in the workplace. They have the technical or professional skills, but lack the ability to instruct those junior to them, to report effectively to their supervisor and to generally understand how their behaviours are seen. Professionalism is often lacking, as is the ability to build meaningful relationships. This course serves to empower individuals, enhance team performance and adds value to the culture of the organisation.
Seven years ago, to suit the needs of a specific company quoted on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, a ‘communication skills’ programme covering twelve four-hour sessions was developed. Assignments applied in the workplace between sessions are an integral part of the course. The phenomenall success of this programme has enabled us to present the same course for that company thirteen times and for another company three times. The participants have ranged from young ‘professionals’ to ‘post –matric’ students. So the benefits are considered enormous by our clients and this programme is a proven success.
Incorporated in this programme are our ‘How to get your point across’, ‘Effective Delegation, How to Give Instructions and How to be Assertive’ workshops. In addition, values (corporate and individual) are studied and a Code of Professionalism developed. Through developing their presentation skills, participants gain confidence and their standard of communication within the workplace is lifted.
Enhance Your Executive Skills (EYES)
This programme answers the question: ‘How do we combine integral coaching and mentoring or training in a way that doesn’t blur the boundaries’? Or it could be ‘How do we use integral coaching and training together in one programme to multiply our results? Thus, we developed a new course that did exactly that. Each participant attends six three-hour group sessions held at weekly intervals and although these are essentially training, coaching principles are woven through the course. Between sessions, individuals engage with self-observations, practices, exercise, reflections and journaling, just as they would if being privately coached. And each individual engages in two private coaching sessions.
Qualified integral coaches are able to help individuals turn their ‘stumbling blocks’ into ‘stepping stones’. And most of the one-on-one coaching programmes we run are six-months in duration. A few clients had completed a six-month programme and had shifted their ‘way of being’ significantly. In some cases, there were new issues to be addressed and they had a short break and then engaged in another six-month programme.
In the last year since the inception of this course, it has been held four times. And those who have participated often enrol for another course – because they have gained so much from the course!
The content covers a wide range of topics – building positive relationships, quality conversation and aligning corporate and personal branding are a few examples. Using cognitive and creative skills together is also part of the programme.
Although the first four programmes have been held for the ‘public’ it would be ideal as an ‘in house’ programme, too. Individuals would still each have their two coaching sessions and also attend the six three-hour group sessions.
Leading in formation