Leading in Changing Times: Shaping the “new normal” – Virtual workshop

In Leadership and Organisational Change by Amanda Anderson

Duration: 1 week
Induction Day: 16 November 2020
Dates: 23 to 27 November 2020
Tuition fees: £1,255 (exc. VAT)

About the workshop
At PAI, we are committed to the goal that all our participants can continue to learn and develop during the global pandemic. Never has there been a more important time for leaders to be confident in their abilities and self-aware about their own impact. Personal resilience and well-being are essential to equip leaders to lead their people to meet the challenges of the pandemic and the shift to a ‘new normal”.

To survive and flourish in a new normal, leaders must creative, flexible and willing to change. Those who ‘stand out’ as transformational leaders adapt their styles, remain calm and optimistic and get the best out of their people as they lead their organisations through change. Being highly capable at managing change will help you to be agile and flexible and successfully navigate through the challenges ahead. The workshop will help you to identify those approaches that make a difference to success. A resilient leader will build trust and be open to trying new ideas and creating strong teams by building positive relationships. Effective leaders know they don’t have all the answers but need to engage others to support change.

The workshop includes a pre-assessment leadership profile, the Performance Leader Identifier (PLI), and one hour’s personal on-line feedback session. Real World Group’s Performance Leader Identifier diagnostic tool focuses on behaviours as opposed to personality type to help you understand how you are leading through the pandemic crisis. After the programme ends, there will be an opportunity for a further one-to-one coaching session with one of our Workshop Directors to follow up on topics covered during the programme. Throughout the programme, you will not only learn what you can do differently as a leader but will recognise why it matters. It is time to commit to personal growth and develop a keen self-awareness.
Our workshop will be delivered using Zoho ShowTime, a web conference software which has features that lets the Workshop Directors and participants interact in real time.

Who is the workshop for?
The workshop is designed to develop the leadership skills, insights and confidence of senior leaders, policy makers and managers who are grappling with challenging times whilst continuing to motivate teams to improve the overall efficiency and professionalism in their organisation.

How participants will benefit
The workshop will enable you to:
• Effectively manage and strengthen your own resilience through greater self-awareness in these challenging times
• Grow your own and your people’s performance and capability to achieve results while working in changing environments
• Recognise approaches and changes that you can implement to enhance your organisation
• Help you transform your relationships with people whose support you need to achieve results.

Pre-workshop induction
We will create a practice session for participants to join Zoho ShowTime so that you understand the full functionality of the learning platform. This will be arranged on 16 November. During the induction, our Workshop Directors will introduce the PLI that we will send to you. This self-assessment tool takes 20-30 minutes to complete and the reports will be sent to you prior to your coaching feedback session. The self-assessment tool will need to be completed before induction, and you will need to commit to the coaching session during the week commencing 16 November.

What the workshop will cover
The workshop will address the following themes:
• Building personal leadership capability
• Building personal resilience in times of change
• Leading change in your organisation and new ways of working
• Leading system change: strategy and collaboration in transformational change.

This online workshop is designed as a series of five live webinars, one held each day over a one-week period. At times outside the webinar sessions, you will be expected to complete self-study or work remotely, either alone or in groups, on exercises set by the Workshop Directors. All participants will be expected to complete each element of the programme and will need to fully commit both their time and effort throughout. You will connect in online discussions, on social media, and platforms such as Zoom for any group activities and the pre- and post-coaching sessions.

The programme runs from 12.00 to 14.15 UK time each day with practical exercises and recommended guidance for self–study each day.