Embark on a personal leadership growth journey
Have you ever felt overwhelmed? Let down by others? Making requests of people and then landing up fixing things yourself afterward? Unable to trust those around you to get things done? Learn how to delegate effectively, become more efficient, and feel less overwhelmed with chaos and complexity.
Alignment and Delegation is a one-day course run in collaboration with UCT GSB. It gives you an understanding of the power and importance of clear requests and promises in making things happen as a leader. This establishes a defined communication path that fosters an effective and efficient leadership style.
It forms a part of a series of six Leadership Conversations under the Integral theory and practice approach.
Who will benefit from this course?
You will benefit from this course if you are an Executive, Manager, or Emerging Leader willing to sharpen your communication skills and become more effective in the workplace.
What will you gain from this course?
Participants in the Leadership Conversation – Alignment course will gain:
- The benefits of being skilled in making requests, promises, and offers to optimize business outcomes
- Essentials of delegating authority and tasks to achieve maximum results
- An understanding of the theory of Language as Action – Speech Acts
- A greater appreciation of how you can become a better leader by understanding requests and promises made and given
Our short courses deliver learning experiences that are personally transformative because better people make better leaders.
We run our programmes using adult learning principles:
Adults learn through their own experience – we, therefore, insist that we focus on real issues, not roleplay
We take the time to create a safe, non-judgmental / confidential space to facilitate exploration and open curiosity
Participants anchor their learning in what really happens to them and their Organisation (i.e. apply to themselves and to each other, not told)
We ensure the framework allows participants to hold one another accountable.
What does ‘live-virtual’ mean?
The following key elements are necessary to keep our workshops focused, interactive, and dynamic and still meet the desired outcomes.
- We ask participants to read course material where possible before we then deepen in dialogue.
- In the workshop, we keep to max 15 mins of theory bursts with minimal use of PowerPoint.
- Regular breakouts in small groups to keep a high level of interaction and deepen understanding of the theory. Where possible, we have a member of the faculty present to facilitate the discussion/answer questions.
- Regular breaks: to keep the energy & engagement high, we have found that a 5-10 min break every hour, including a body exercise (stretching, breathing, standing) works. This replaces coffee/tea breaks. We take an hour for lunch.
High faculty-to-participant ratio:
To ensure an optimum online learning experience, the ratio of faculty to a participant should be 1:5
We can offer this ratio by using the Centre for Coaching’s large international faculty of professional integral coaches who have all trained with us and who have been supporting our academic and/or organizational programmes for several years.
28 July 2023