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Creates Opportunities for Peer-to-Peer Support

Our Learning Pods suit cohorts of up to 8 people to foster a network of peers to share and reflect with as they apply their learnings during and between sessions.

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Delivered Virtually to Suit Flexible Working

Each session is designed to ensure that meaningful learning and development can continue in our new remote working landscape without sacrificing a sense of community amongst participants.

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Provides Sufficient Time Between Sessions to Reflect

Learning Pods are structured to offer participants digestible amounts of information with time in between sessions to reflect and to turn insights into action.

  • Gail Weeks, Health & Wellbeing Programme Manager

    Connecting virtually, from our homes, with video cameras on has become second nature to most of us now, but it's not always easy to replicate the workshop experience when you're not able to be in a room together. What works really well in this virtual workshop environment is the way the Acre Frameworks Development Coach manages to make it feel as if we are all together physically - everyone feels comfortable and open to sharing thoughts and ideas. The group dynamic works really well as there's a good mix of people from a variety of organisations and industry sectors, with different backgrounds and experience to reflect on. The way the workshop is led means everyone has the opportunity to not only put their ideas forward but to work through any challenges they have in a particular area. I thoroughly enjoyed the session and felt I got to know the other participants well, despite not being able to meet them face to face.

    Gail Weeks, Health & Wellbeing Programme Manager, Nokia

  • Creative Questioning

    This module gives teams valuable time and space to tap into their creative and critically analytical minds. Using an innovative questioning model, we walk teams through a creative thinking process they can embed in their day-to-day to conceptualise new and improved ways of working.

    Creative Questioning
  • Introduction to Coaching Skills

    ​This module is injected with a human-centred, empathic approach to stakeholder engagement. We look at how to apply your curiosity effectively to better understand others with impactful questioning and deep listening alongside giving radically candid feedback to help others grow.

    Introduction to Coaching Skills
  • Courageous Leadership

    ​This module is a go-to foundational building block at the start of team development work. We debunk vulnerability and discuss what our call to courage is as leaders to create the change we want to see.

    Courageous Leadership
  • Overcoming Negative Self-Talk & Building Resilience

    ​In this module, we explore how self-criticism prevents us from stretching outside of our comfort zones and achieving our goals. We focus on raising self-awareness of negative self-talk whilst exploring ways to re-train our brains to take healthier perspectives.

    Overcoming Negative Self-Talk & Building Resilience
  • Unlocking Professional Curiosity

    ​This module encourages teams to consider the value of constant questioning to better understand how people think, feel and behave. By abandoning a search for the right answers, we equip individuals with the skillset required to ask the right questions.

    Unlocking Professional Curiosity
  • Developing a Growth Mindset & Self-Leadership

    ​This module is a great way to kick off your learning pod as we examine how to embody a growth mindset, from raising awareness of what gets in the way of us embracing feedback as an opportunity to grow to becoming a proactive self-developer.

    Developing a Growth Mindset & Self-Leadership
  • Goal Setting & Habit Formation

    ​In this module, we present a few key coaching tools as well as learnings from neuroscience to tackle why we get stuck in pursuit of achieving our goals and how to get past these hurdles.

    Goal Setting & Habit Formation
  • Personal Branding & Values Led Leadership

    ​This module involves a deep dive into understanding our personal values and how this impacts how we show up at work. We then connect communicating our values to developing an engaging leadership style narrative.

    Personal Branding & Values Led Leadership

Leadership Training Overview

Why Should You Use Acre Frameworks' Leadership Training Workshops?

From our recruitment, research and practical engagement in purpose-driven professions over the past 17 years, we have identified the key non-technical training needs that business have when they are working to develop leadership skills on an individual and team level.

What is a Learning Pod?

Learning Pods are our solution to creating more effective and engaging virtual training environments. In comparison to the traditional all-day, face-to-face workshop, Learning Pods involve 7 x 90-minute leadership training workshops delivered on a fornightly basis either in-house or by sponsoring individuals to join a cross-organisational open course. These 7 sessions include:

  • An Introductory Session designed to ensure that participants are clear on the purpose of the course, what's in it for them and the steps they'll need to take to ensure that they get the most from their experience.

  • Your choice of 5 x different modules developed in collaboration with industry leaders and designed to equip participants with the non-technical skills required to effectively navigate relevant, realistic business scenarios.

  • A final session aimed at re-visiting initial objectives and ensuring that participants are set up for success as they carry their learnings forward.

What modules are available?

  • Personal Branding & Values Led Leadership: This module involves a deep dive into understanding our personal values and how this impacts how we show up at work. We then connect communicating our values to developing an engaging leadership style narrative.

  • Goal Setting & Habit Formation: In this module, we present a few key coaching tools as well as learnings from neuroscience to tackle why we get stuck in pursuit of achieving our goals and how to get past these hurdles.

  • Developing a Growth Mindset & Self-Leadership: This module is a great way to kick off your learning pod as we examine how to embody a growth mindset, from raising awareness of what gets in the way of us embracing feedback as an opportunity to grow to becoming a proactive self-developer.

  • Unlocking Professional Curiosity: This module encourages teams to consider the value of constant questioning to better understand how people think, feel and behave. By abandoning a search for the right answers, we equip individuals with the skillset required to ask the right questions.

  • Overcoming Negative Self-Talk & Building Resilience: In this module, we explore how self-criticism prevents us from stretching outside of our comfort zones and achieving our goals. We focus on raising self-awareness of negative self-talk whilst exploring ways to re-train our brains to take healthier perspectives.

  • Courageous Leadership: This module is a go-to foundational building block at the start of team development work. We debunk vulnerability and discuss what our call to courage is as leaders to create the change we want to see.

  • Introduction to Coaching Skills: This module is injected with a human-centred, empathic approach to stakeholder engagement. We look at how to apply your curiosity effectively to better understand others with impactful questioning and deep listening alongside giving radically candid feedback to help others grow.

  • Creative Questioning: This module gives teams valuable time and space to tap into their creative and critically analytical minds. Using an innovative questioning model, we walk teams through a creative thinking process they can embed in their day-to-day to conceptualise new and improved ways of working.

Don't see what you're looking for?

We've spent years adapting and evolving our learning and development solutions to meet the demands of the professions that we serve. The aforementioned Learning Pod modules support individuals and teams with critical non-technical skillsets and robust development opportunities that enable self-leadership to ensure that participants are prepared to drive meaningful change in their profession. We can also partner with you to create bespoke modules to address specific development needs or capability gaps present in your team or organisation.

Are you interested in learning more?

We'd love to discuss how Learning Pods can benefit your team. Please fill out the short form below and a member of our team will be in touch with more information.