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An intensive professional development training course on

Building Leadership Capital

How to Develop Your Leadership Presence, Skills & Knowledge

The Course

The aims of this course are to cover all the essential knowledge needed to be an effective Leader and a Performance Coach.

 This intensive course will develop your skills as a Leader, no matter what type of Leader you are and how much you already know. This course has been designed to provide you with the essential knowledge, skills and attitude need to be an effective Leader. This course will also introduce participants to the core skills of Performance Coaching. Taught by a qualified Psychologist this is an excellent course for any Leader or Manager.

  • Covers the theoretical and practical aspects of Leadership & Performance Coaching
  • Develop your leadership, management and coaching skills in a fun and informative course
  • Discover best-practices in time management and delegation
  • Develop essential communication skills for leadership & performance coaching
  • Develop skills in performance coaching
  • Learn how to coach using motivational coaching techniques


The Structure

This comprehensive programme consists of two modules which can be booked as a 10 Day Training event, or as individual, 5 Day courses.

Module 1 - Leadership Bootcamp

Module 2 - Performance Coaching Bootcamp


The Goals

By the end of the course, the delegate will be able to:

  • List the features of a transformational approach to leadership & coaching cycle
  • Explain in their own words the meaning of leadership & performance
  • Differentiate between transformational & transactional Leadership
  • Distinguish between various communication strategies for coaching
  • Formulate a plan for personal development as a leader & a plan for effective performance coaching
  • Evaluate personal beliefs and attitudes towards leadership & performance management


The Delegates

  • All leaders, managers and supervisors
  • Anyone moving into a leadership role
  • People who want the latest information on leadership and management
  • Those interested in developing their career in leadership and management
  • People who want the latest information on performance coaching
  • Anyone in an HR role


The Process

Dynamic presentations support each of the topics together with interactive trainer lead sessions of discussion. There will also be numerous practical sessions where participants have the opportunity to participate and experience topics. Case studies, video presentations, small group work, exercises and feedback will be used to facilitate learning.


The Benefits

  • Appreciate the importance and meaning of transformational leadership
  • Appreciate the importance and meaning of performance
  • Learn about the essential skills needed for effective Leadership and coaching
  • Develop your Leadership & Management skills
  • Develop your coaching and communication skills
  • Appreciate current issues in Leadership and Coaching


The Results

  • Participants after the seminar will be left with a range of skills and competencies to lead and coach in any environment
  • Incorporating taught skills and techniques into their work behaviour, participants will demonstrate more effective Leadership and coaching skills
  • Appreciation of personal limits in relation to coaching skills
  • Participants will be more comfortable leading and coaching others
  • Delegates after the seminar will be left with a range of skills and competencies to fulfil their potential as a leader and coach and in turn improve organisational aims


The Course Content

Module 1: Leadership Bootcamp


Day One

Leadership – What Is It and What Are the Basics?

  • Challenges people face in changing organizations
  • Conditions in work that require leadership
  • The role of productive team leadership in dynamic organizations
  • Understanding the role of strategic change in leadership

Teamwork Exercise: Identification of leadership skills

  • How leadership skills change as roles change in an organization

Teamwork Exercise:  Identifying and modeling leadership characteristics

  • Strategic change as a leadership skill


Day Two

Leadership – How Is Excellence Developed?

  • The role of team leadership in development of leadership excellence
  • Developing a culture of organizational excellence

Teamwork Exercise: Leading stakeholders

  • What are successful leaders doing that make a difference
  • The role of versatility in pursuit of leadership excellence

Teamwork Exercise:  Determining versatility

  • The role of emotional intelligence in leadership

Teamwork Exercise:  Emotional intelligence indicator

  • Using emotional intelligence in work with others

Teamwork Exercise:  Raising our EQ


Day Three

Leadership – Communications is 90% of Your Job

  • Importance of leadership and communication methods
  • Interpersonal communication is vital for successful leadership

Group Discussion:  Becoming aware of communication “noise”

  • Understanding the difference in interpersonal communication preferences
  • Developing active listening for leadership

Teamwork Exercise:  Active listening skills demonstration

  • Communication of leadership empowerment to team members
  • Synergy in team communication

Teamwork Exercise:  Why working as a team allows for better decisions 


Day Four

Leadership – Demonstrating Productive Personal Interactions

  • Successful interpersonal interaction develops trust in teams
  • Identification of the personal leadership style

Teamwork Exercise:  Difference between how we respond styles

  • Individual strengths and challenges of leadership style

Teamwork Exercise:  Difference between decision making styles

  • Team strengths and challenges in interpersonal interactions
  • Understanding how teams work better using diverse interaction types
  • Developing a personal leadership plan to work with others

Teamwork Exercise:  Determining our leadership styles


Day Five

Leadership – Change and Dealing with Others in Making Change

  • Leading personal change in our teams
  • Understanding problems inherent with change in individuals and teams

Teamwork Exercise:  Identifying styles of our colleagues

  • Avoiding critical change mistakes
  • Identifying perceptions of change in a team

Group Discussion:  Process of change for ourselves and our organizations

  • Preparing project team and individuals for change


Module 2: Performance Coaching Bootcamp


Day Six

The Foundation for Coaching

  • Distinguishing between coaching, mentoring and counselling
  • The Coaching Cycle
  • Preparation, Explanation, Demonstration, Imitation, Consolidation & Review (PEDICR)
  • Plan a coaching session & preparing a coaching plan
  • Set coaching objectives which are measurable and activity based (SMART Goals)
  • Key Motivational Coaching Skills


Day Seven

Performance Management

  • Understanding performance
  • Human performance and behaviour management
  • Performance management principles
  • Performance improvement planning
  • Performance management in a multi-cultural setting
  • The principles of effective performance appraisal


Day Eight

Essential Communication Skills for Coaching

  • Introduction to the psychology of communication
  • Listening skills for coaching
  • Use of questioning and other coaching techniques
  • Understand own and other learning styles
  • Understanding ones limitations, referral skills, EAP
  • Coaching role-plays


Day Nine

Giving Feedback

  • Understanding the importance of feedback
  • Introduction to emotional intelligence
  • Goleman's five emotional competencies
  • The EI giving feedback model
  • Win-win approaches
  • Coaching practice


Day Ten

Becoming your own Performance Coach

  • Coaching yourself
  • Are you ready?
  • Develop and strengthen your existing skills
  • Career planning
  • Personal career swot
  • Personal action planning


The Certificate

  • AZTech Certificate of Completion for delegates who attend and complete the course.


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