The Leadership Challenge Workshop is an interactive journey of self-discovery built around the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership.
A comprehensive suite of assessment products and development tools facilitate a range of group and individual exercises in this highly practical learning experience.
We tailor the workshop to meet your organisation’s needs and can deliver over one, two or three days, or in modular form over a set period of time.
Who is the workshop for?
This focuses solely on leaders, whether seasoned or new to their role. The fundamental philosophy at the heart of the Leadership Challenge is:
Leadership is everyone’s business. It’s not a place or position. It’s not a rank or title. And most importantly, it is not available only to an elite few.
Leadership is a set of skills and abilities that can be learned by anyone with the desire and dedication to develop their leadership potential, to achieve their personal leadership best, and to facilitate the development of others as leaders.
So it’s not just your current leaders who grow from the workshop; all your employees benefit from the leadership skills they see modelled by these leaders.
What are the design principles behind the workshop?
Leadership development is self-development. This is the first of several principles shaping the design and delivery of the Leadership Challenge Workshop.
It informs the assessment tools, learning resources, and activities designed to help participants discover what they can do to improve.
Our other core principles include:
- leadership is everyone’s business
- leadership is a relationship
- the best leaders are the best learners
- it takes deliberate practice to become a better leader
- leadership is an aspiration and a choice
- leaders make a difference
What happens in the workshop?
Participants are asked to complete the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI) prior to attending the workshop. This gathers feedback from their manager, direct reports and other colleagues.
LPI feedback provides participants with invaluable insight into how others experience their leadership. For many this part in the workshop is the catalyst for learning – the trigger that converts leadership theory into something deeply personal.
Understanding external perceptions is only part of the process of developing self-awareness and emotional intelligence. Participants are supported to reflect on their own values, beliefs, aspirations, and behaviours.
Participants put this new knowledge into action, interacting with each other to develop practical strategies to apply the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership to real work challenges.