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Leadership Development Program

TRT is excited to launch a new Leadership Development Program for managers in 2015. The blended learning program will include face to face sessions, online resources, peer networking and coaching.

Face to Face Training

Change management

In the modern workforce, the only constant is change. As a manager it is your responsibility to initiate, plan and communicate change. The focus is on the wider impacts of change, particularly on people and how they, as individuals and teams, move from the current situation to the new one.

At the end of this module, participants will be able to                   

  • Assess their own attitude to change
  • Plan a change management initiative with a group
  • Communicate their vision for change to their team
  • Apply theories of motivation to individual team members when communicating change
  • Outline strategies to deal with resistance
  • Establish a support group for continuous improvement

Coaching for Success

Coaching supports healthy and resourceful people as they work out how to move forward in a current professional situation or explore the kind of career they wish to create for themselves. As managers often find themselves in this role, this workshop will explore some coaching tools and concepts and explore ways to integrate them into management practice.

By the end of this module learners will be able to:

  • explain the benefits of coaching from the perspective of the client, coach and the organization
  • understand the nature of the coaching relationship and the roles of the coach/mentor and the client
  • use the skill/will matrix to make decisions about how to coach their clients
  • describe the stages of the GROW model and apply them to a client
  • recognize resistance and outline strategies to deal with it
  • challenge self limiting beliefs
  • review levels of success and make a plan for continuous improvement

Leadership Skills

People often find themselves in a leadership role because they have shown competence as  a teacher. However, the skills required to be an effective leader are very different. This workshop will help leaders explore the interpersonal competencies that will help them to support, motivate and inspire their team.

At the end of this module, learners will be able to:

  • identify their preferred leadership style
  • describe the Situational Leadership model and apply it to their team
  • outline the elements of emotional intelligence and identify areas that they wish to improve
  • identify habits that undermine their success as a leader and develop strategies to address these
  • outline their values and vision
  • analyse feedback on their management style and present it to the group

Communicating with Impact

Managers need to be able to communicate effectively with a range of people in a variety of situations to carry out their role. Often these situations are challenging requiring the manager to adapt his/her style to the audience. 

At the end of this module, participants will be able to

  • analyse their personal communication skills and those of others, and use them to achieve the required results
  • hold more engaging and successful meetings
  • brief teams effectively in all situations, including those that prove problematic
  • deliver bad news sympathetically yet effectively
  • develop their listening skills
  • communicate with difficult people effectively

Developing Others

A key responsibility of any manager is develop his/her team. During this session managers will explore their role in relation to training their team and develop skills to improve their training sessions.

At the end of this module, managers will be able to:

  • outline their responsibilities in the induction process
  • observe lessons and provide feedback based on observed behaviours
  • set development goals with their team
  • outline the training cycle 
  • facilitate a training session using techniques to make it memorable and engaging

Managing Performance

Teams are made up of individuals at various stages of development and various levels of motivation. The managers role is to ensure that his/her team performs at the optimal level

At the end of this module, trainees will be able to:

  • describe the performance management system and its benefits to their team
  • use praise effectively to recognise and reinforce good performance and optimise morale and confidence
  • choose from a variety of strategies to motivate their team members
  • give critical feedback in a timely and appropriate manner so that corrective action can be taken at the earliest opportunity
  • prepare effectively for and conduct performance review meetings with their team

Online learning

Every participant will be given access to the Leadership Development Program on http://training.ef.com. Reading materials, video clips and other relevant material will be posted here. Pre- and post-course tasks will also be available here.

Peer networking

At the face to face training events, you will have the opportunity to network with peers in your region. By participating in discussion forums on Blackboard, you will be able to expand your network to connect with peers across China. 


After each session, your REM and/or regional trainer will follow up with you on key learning points and discuss how you can apply the theories of training to your daily routine. Executive coaching can be accessed by making a face-to-face or skype appointment with the trainer.


The lead trainer for the program is Niamh Ryan. Find out more about Niamh and connect with her on LinkedIn here

Email: niamh.ryan@ef.com

Skype: niamh.ryan.ef


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