Leading Growth

Enrolling for March 2018

Leading Growth is a proven six-month leadership and management programme designed specifically for business leaders in the Tees Valley.

Designed specifically for business leaders, this fully funded* (for Tees Valley SMEs trading for more than one year**), practical programme, has been developed over several cohorts by Teesside University in conjunction with local business people.

Offering an innovative approach to learning, it combines a range of learning experiences including: an overnight residential, site visits, think tanks with expert facilitators and action learning sets.

You will meet and learn with a range of different businesses from around the region. The opportunities for networking will allow you to enhance your leadership and management skills, improve your confidence, enable a more strategic approach to business, and improve your delegation and communication skills. What’s more, you will be able to access our extensive support networks.

All sessions are half days (with the exception of the residential) and run from March to September 2018.

Programme enquiries

How you learn

The elements of the programme combine both formal learning and practical learning allowing for a high level of interaction between you and the Leading Growth team, but most importantly between you and your fellow cohort members. The peer-to-peer learning plus, the combined knowledge and experience of the Leading Growth cohort, is truly one of the programme’s strengths.

There is a strong emphasis on reflection and reflective learning. You will be encouraged to take away actions, to implement new ideas into your business and reflect on these, before sharing your experiences with your Leading Growth cohort. You will also be given a reflective journal and invited to record your thoughts, feelings and progress throughout the programme.


What you study

Overnight residential
Tuesday 12 June and Wednesday 13 June 2018

Headlam Hall

Your two day residential will give you a chance to meet your fellow delegates taking part on the programme. These two days will be filled with activities that will make you think as a leader and an individual but also as a team player. The Residential offers a mix of hands-on exercises which explore the role of leadership, and facilitated discussion that will help put this experiential learning into practice. We will introduce you to your Reflective Journal, a document that has been designed to support your learning throughout the programme and provides you with a wide range of tools to help you focus on your learning and identify how this can be applied to you and your leadership and management context. The Residential includes an overnight stay plus all refreshments and meals.

Think Tank One: Insights
Tuesday 3 July 2018
Centre for Professional and Executive Development, Darlington

Action Learning Set One
Wednesday 11 July 2018
Centre for Professional and Executive Development, Darlington

Think Tank Two – Employee Engagement
Wednesday 15 August 2018
Centre for Professional and Executive Development, Darlington

Site Visit One
Wednesday 29 August 2018
Venue to be confirmed

Action Learning Set Two
Wednesday 12 September 2018
Centre for Professional and Executive Development, Darlington

Think Tank Three – Leadership & Management Strategy
Wednesday 26 September 2018
Centre for Professional and Executive Development, Darlington

Action Learning Set Three
Wednesday 10 October 2018
Centre for Professional and Executive Development, Darlington

Think Tank Four – Leading Roles
Wednesday 24 October 2018
Centre for Professional and Executive Development, Darlington

Site Visit Two
Wednesday 7 November 2018
Venue to be confirmed

Think Tank Five – Personal Effectiveness
Wednesday 21 November 2018
Centre for Professional and Executive Development, Darlington

Action Learning Set Four
Wednesday 5 December 2018
Centre for Professional and Executive Development, Darlington

Consolidation day
Wednesday 12 December 2018
Centre for Professional and Executive Development, Darlington

Comments from former participants

‘Working with other people from different companies on the course and learning from them has been extremely helpful.'

Sarah Taylor, Office Manager at Techconsult UK

'The course really helped me to understand myself and what motivates me. It also helped me to understand what it is that motivates other people and recognising that everybody has different needs.'

Marc Atkinson, Managing Director of National Safety Passport

Funding

*The Leading Growth Programme is funded by the European Union, European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). It is available to owner/managers of companies based in the Tees Valley, trading for more than one year and have between two and 250 employees**.

**Further funding applies, please contact us for more details.

European Regional Development Fund
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