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 October 2018 to April 2019
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.
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.