Module 1: Leading and empowering to achieve the vision
This is the first of three in-depth and challenging training opportunities that make up our Coaching for Leadership Programme. It will be delivered either as a full day or as two half days and we have the flexibility to offer in-house or online depending on circumstance and need.
This first module sets the scene by focusing on the vision for change, challenge and impact. Have the coaching language, the confidence and the commitment to clearly state the purpose and communicate the vision and ambition for continuous and purposeful improvement. Foster in others the realisation that they have the potential to share in ambitious strategies for systems and people transformation.
Reflect on your own strengths, know your gaps and your own learning agenda. Plan how to build on your skills as a leader and be a visible and determined advocate for excellence and continuous improvement. Be aware of yours and others’ potential. Reflect on how well-defined the vision for change, challenge and impact is and ensure there is sufficient clarity so that teams and individuals can translate it and turn it into reality.
How will this module be of benefit in your role as a leader?
Leadership in education is unique and different. The foundations and structures you work with are already in place and are defined by existing policy, accountability and systems that frequently change as a result of external influences. Leaders who foster excellence in their school or college do so by building their own unique leadership style that is predicated on a belief that all individuals within the organisation can achieve their full potential working together within the confines of the system.
Leadership is about empowering others to have the confidence to deliver the vision for change and challenge, be trusted to be innovative and different and be aware always of their own unique potential. Developing the coaching skills aligned to excellence in leadership create for the Principal, the Headteacher, the CEO or the aspiring school or college leader to have the ability, the creativity and the confidence to deliver excellence and improvement across the whole organisation.