Leadership Development Programmes

Developing future-ready leaders to achieve exceptional business results. Here are our programmes suitable for the development of leaders (or potential leaders) within your organisation:

Leadership Development Programme

Great leaders are critical to an organisation’s success. This 4-day workshop and additional coaching programme gives leaders what they need to drive your business forward.

What Do Participants Learn?

Leaders further their own personal development to be able to lead teams in a complex and changing world:

  • Understanding of their own leadership skills, strengths and opportunities
  • Maintaining their own mental fitness and resiliency
  • Connecting their own personal purpose with organisational purpose
  • Collaboration, influencing and communication skills
  • Creating a healthy and productive culture
  • Problem solving and dealing with change
  • Participating in 1-to-1 personal coaching

Who Should Attend?

  • Mid-to-senior level leaders

Format

  • Individual assessment of leadership skills
  • 4 days of instructor-led experiential workshops
  • 1-to-1 coaching programme

Know Your Why

Research shows that less than 20% of leaders can articulate their own purpose. Enable your people to uncover the values that drive them and understand their own personal why. Explore the connection with organisational purpose and help them find clarity, meaning and purpose at work.

What Do Participants Learn?

Participants’ impact and engagement are maximised:

  • Finding their personal purpose
  • Discovering their unique values and satisfaction with living those values
  • Identifying their inner critic
  • Exploring how they can better live their values and purpose, at work and at home
  • Aligning on their team purpose (when workshop is run for an intact team)

Who Should Attend?

  • Leaders
  • All associates

Format

  • 1 day
  • Experiential workshop
  • Instructor-led

Thrive as a Leader

Every organisation needs effective leaders. Leaders must be able to face new challenges, drive change and get the most from their teams. 

A leader’s mental well-being underpins their behaviour and performance. Mentally fit leaders better engage their teams, are more adept at driving change and are fully equipped to thrive during  challenging situations.

What Do Participants Learn?

Leaders explore their own wellbeing and obtain some practical tools they can use right away to perform more effectively in their daily lives:

  • Understanding their brain
  • The body and mind system
  • Knowing their values, purpose and beliefs
  • Increasing their resilience and reducing stress
  • Building their own personal wellbeing toolkit

Who Should Attend?

  • Leaders
  • Please see our ‘Thrive at Work’ workshop  for a similar offering specifically designed for all associates

Format

  • 1 day
  • Experiential workshop
  • Instructor-led

Lead Through Change

This 1-day experiential workshop prepares participants with the skills  to apply best practice change techniques and successfully drive change initiatives.

What Do Participants Learn?

Participants gain an understanding of how people experience change and what they need to change successfully:

  • Understanding how people react to change
  • Navigating people successfully through change
  • Applying an easy to use model for individual change
  • Building a change plan for their own change project

Who Should Attend?

  • People leaders
  • Change managers

Format

  • 1 day
  • Experiential workshop
  • Instructor-led

Influence for Impact

In today’s workplace, we need to make things happen, without authority. This 2-day experiential workshop gives participants the skills they need to influence people both inside and outside the organisation.

What Do Participants Learn?

Participants will learn how to have an impact and get things done in complex working environments:

  • Understanding and connecting with people
  • Practicing influencing skills
  • Understanding individual styles
  • Dealing with conflict
  • Presenting their ideas

Who Should Attend?

  • Those who need to influence people over whom they have no direct authority, either within the organisation or externally

Format

  • 2 days
  • Experiential workshop
  • Instructor-led

Coach for Growth

Coaching drives performance and engagement. This 2-day experiential workshop gives managers the coaching skills they need to help their associates approach challenges and acquire new skills.

What Do Participants Learn?

Managers practice a range of coaching skills:

  • Being open, listening to understand and suspending judgement
  • Skilful questioning
  • Understanding motivations, strengths and aspirations
  • Challenging thinking and assumptions
  • Helping others find their own solutions
  • Knowing when to coach vs. when to direct
  • Delivering constructive feedback

Who Should Attend?

  • People managers of any level
  • Anyone who develops and coaches others

Format

  • 2 days
  • Experiential workshop
  • Instructor-led

Manage Thriving Teams

Managers make or break employee wellbeing. Equip your leaders with the skills needed to generate a culture of wellbeing, and the ability to recognise signs of poor mental health when they arise.

What Do Participants Learn?

Managers gain the knowledge, skills and key behaviours needed to lead thriving teams, aligned with the Thriving at Work core standards:

  • Understanding mental wellbeing and the link with performance
  • Creating a culture of wellbeing
  • Reducing burnout
  • Recognising signs of poor mental wellbeing
  • Conversational skills
  • Knowing what to do when a member of your team is suffering from poor mental health

Who Should Attend?

  • People leaders
  • HR

Format

  • 1 day
  • Experiential workshop
  • Instructor-led

1-to-1 Leadership Coaching

A Willow & Puddifoot 1-to-1 coaching programme supports an individual to achieve a level of performance and wellbeing that likely would not be possible if left to their own devices. 

The coach will work with the person on their own personalised goals and support them to experiment with selected mental wellbeing techniques. By supporting the leader over a period of time, the coach will help them to establish goals, assist with personal growth and develop new ways of thinking.

What Topics are Included?

Every coaching relationship is unique and built around the individual’s needs. The person will typically: 

  • Bring their own personal topics
  • Get to know themselves – their values, purpose, inner leader and inner critic
  • Discuss personal or professional challenges
  • Explore their own mental wellbeing
  • Develop, test and evolve their own wellbeing toolkit

Who Should Attend?

  • Leaders
  • High potentials
  • Those taking on new and challenging roles

Format

  • Can be offered stand alone or integrated into a leadership development solution
  • Typically consists of a series of 50-minute coaching sessions, per person
  • Coaching sessions can be held face-to-face or by virtual meeting (via Skype, FaceTime etc)