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We offer a variety of courses aimed at developing and nurturing leadership skills including the following courses, all of which can be booked via Pro 4.  

To view the Leadership Prospectus to see dates of when courses are available please click here.

Challenging Conversations

This half day course looks to enhance how to talk with your colleagues directly, effectively and supportively. 

Coaching Levels 1 - 3

There are many benefits of coaching to both the organization and employee. Coaching offers the opportunity to improve individual performance, set targets and goals as well as increase openness to personal learning and development. Coaching gives the individual the ability to identify solutions to specific work-related issues and have greater ownership and responsibility as well as development of self-awareness.

Our coaching programmes give you the fundamental skills, models and techniques to be able to have effective coaching conversations. 

Coaching Fundamentals (Level 1)

Coaching with Competence (Level 2) 

Advanced Skills for Coaching Conversations (Level 3)


High Performing Leaders & Managers Programme

This new programme will be jointly facilitated by our HR, and Training and Education teams. This is designed for people in their first, or seeking their first, management position. It is also suitable for those who have never undertaken a management development programme before. It aims to give you the skills, knowledge and mindset of an inspirational and effective leader and manager, someone who leads by example and encapsulates the vision, values, behaviors and expectations of our organisation.

 The course will include Fundamentals of Management & Leadership, Effective People Management, Developing Yourself and Your Team and Quality Innovation and Improvement. There are also an additional 9 ‘Building Block’ sessions, focusing on specific HR issues to include; Resourcing, Managing Absence, Dealing with Conduct Issues, Formal Hearing Panel Member training, Managing Organisational Change Consultation, Investigating Officer Training, Supporting Your Team to Balance Work/Life and Well-being, Managing Grievances/Raising Concerns. 

Communication and Team Work (CAT)

Effective communication is a key interpersonal skill and learning how we can improve our communication has many benefits.  Regardless of your job, you need to be able to work well together; this course introduces you to advanced communication skills to work effectively within your team. 

Appraisal Skills

This course is suitable for anyone who has responsibility for carrying out appraisals.  Learning outcomes include understanding the importance of a quality appraisal, clarity of the process, setting objectives, discussing and agreeing personal learning plans. 

Introduction to NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming)

In this workshop you will discover the fundamental principles of NLP and recognise the significance our conscious plays in our everyday life.  You will learn that emotions drive behaviour.   Participants will learn a fast and effective means of attaining a calm state of mind.  Your sensory accuracy skills will be enhanced and  you will increase your ability to read the 'silent language' of postures, gestures and habits that reveal peoples thinking styles, beliefs, attitudes and how they create their own reality.

You will learn how to deepen your rapport and understanding of others.  You will find by learning these techniques  they will positively enhance your own potential as well as your communication skills and expertise in your work with others. 

'Stressed-Out' Stress Management Course

Feeling the pressure and stresses of life can start taking its toll on our well-being and ability to cope. This course examines what stress actually means and how it impacts on our life as well as recognising the signs of stress in ourselves and others.  We will look at ways to manage stress and how to achieve a work/life balance as well relaxation strategies. 

7 Habits of Highly Effective People

We will have two cohorts of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, each cohort will be two full days of training.

Habits 1, 2, and 3 are focused on self-mastery and moving from dependence to independence.

Habits 4, 5, and 6 are focused on developing teamwork, collaboration, and communication skills, and moving from independence to interdependence. Habit 7 is focused on continuous growth and improvement, and embodies all the other habits.

 Additional Support We are also able to offer individuals and teams the following support and interventions.  Contact our team to discuss your requirements via email leadership@iow.nhs.uk

One to One Coaching and NLP - Available for all staff interested in developing self-awareness. Become a more effective leader and understand the impact of your own behaviour.

Myers Briggs Type Indicator Analysis Step 1 & 2 - Open to all staff designed to increase your self-awareness by understanding your personal type. Increase your effectiveness as a leader through better communication.

360 Feedback - For nominated staff, as part of a leadership programme or as a result of an agreed appraisal discussion. Learn about the impact of your own behaviour and raise self-awareness. Choose your behaviour to become an effective leader.

Strengthsfinders Workshop - Understand how the combined strengths of your team can work together effectively. Increase understanding of your individual strengths as well as increasing harmony and support within the team.

The Speed of Trust Workshop - Increase the efficiency of your team and improve relationships within the team and with the wider organisation. Develop a high-trust leadership style.

Myers Briggs for Teams - Understand your own personality type and that of your colleagues. Learn how teams can use increased awareness to work together for great results. Increase harmony and understanding between colleagues.

Team Development - Support for teams experiencing change or conflict through a bespoke programme, as well as re-energising your team and enhancing their resilience and motivation. Plan for change and implement improvements.




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