Smart Choice equips you with the skills, understanding and insight you need to make the right decisions, to get you to where you want to be. Through a unique combination of academic theory and real-world practice, Smart Choice is your working toolkit designed to help you:
• Understand and improve your self-awareness as a leader
• Positively influence those around you
• Develop your organisation to embrace change and development.
The programme consists of three core blocks tailored to accelerate your learning, regardless of where you are at in your personal and organisational growth.
Each core block contains three sub-modules and a guest speaker selected specifically to support these modules through their own practical and professional experience.
Each sub-module has been designed in a two hour segment, to deliver a total of twenty-nine hours over the course of the year . This will culminate in an exhibition and graduation upon completion of the course.
Should the sub-module conflict with another engagement, all sessions will be recorded and made available to you with a support team.
What Will You Learn? BLOCK 1Leading Myself Understand what kind of decision-maker you are and how to make better decisions. - Explore how your pre-conceived ideas, experiences and context shape your dealings with others and form the basis for your own leadership style. - Analyse how you can best adapt to influence or lead others more effectively. Gain understanding of how life’s distractions can influence your every decision, and learn techniques to help you stay focused on the job at hand. BLOCK 2Influencing Stakeholders Grow your knowledge of how you communicate and what impacts on yourinteractions with others – from tone of voice to body language. - Learn how to influence those around you without the use of command or control techniques, how to bring people on the journey with you. - Increase your emotional intelligence so that you are better ‘tuned in’, with understanding, empathy and appreciation of others. - Practice effective conflict resolution and explore how to work with challenging personalities. BLOCK 3 Developing your Organisation - Know how to translate your strategy into a detailed transitional and tactical plan to deliver transformational change. - Get to grips with the importance of transitional planning – bridging the gap between where you are now and where you want to be. - Understand the culture of your business – how to build a positive culture and turn this into day-today behaviours. - Know when you need to make changes and how to grow a healthy change mentality for yourself and your team. - Learn the techniques you need to navigate resistance to change from others to ensure commitment and sustainable success.
Testimonial “I am running a business, I am also an employee in that business and I provide my clients with consultancy. I have to think about the strategy and the long term vision for the company so in effect these are three elements as a business owner you have to juggle all the time. I was really able to reflect on how I work as myself, running the business but also the work I do for my clients and what my strategy vision is for my business over the next five years and how I bring that to life.”
Stephen Ruschitzko Managing Director, Resonation.