Who Is This Course For?
Whether you've always dreamed of pursuing a purpose-driven career, or you somehow 'fell' into it, this development programme is for you. Bringing participants together from a range of different sectors and organisations, you'll gain insight from a diverse set of perspectives and develop practical strategies for building an impactful career. This is a great starting point for future leaders, rising stars and anyone looking to engrain purpose into their work.
How Does It Work?
Learning Pods are our solution to creating more effective and engaging virtual training environments. This involves 10 'bite-sized' learning sessions that will take place over the course of 10 months. They're never more than 2 hours in length and they offer plenty of time and space between sessions for you to reflect and to turn your insights into actions. You won't just benefit from learning the course content, but also from the experiences and reflections of your peers.
What topics will we explore?
Our first session will be simple. We'll ease into the programme by setting the scene for you, aligning our expectations and determining the best path forward to unlock your growth mindset and enable self-leadership. After that, we'll work through the following 8 modules:
1. Embracing Your Personal Brand & Values-Led Leadership:
We all have our own unique style but we don't always know how to make the most of it. This module involves a deep dive into understanding our personal values and how they impact the way we 'show up' at work. We'll then support you to communicate your values in order to develop and showcase an engaging leadership style.
2. Understanding Your Leadership Style
This thought-provoking module explores an adaptive approach to stakeholder engagement and helps you determine the behaviours that will best serve your efforts to lead effectively. We'll prompt you to flex your self-awareness muscles to consider the leadership styles that you're most and least likely to adopt, deepening your learnings from your Acre Frameworks Discovery Session.
3. Forming Habits & Setting Goals
Knowledge is power and this module is designed to prove exactly that. We'll explore practical strategies aimed at abandoning unhelpful habits and replacing them with productive ones. We'll prompt you to critically analyse the habits that help you drive progress in your role, concluding the session with goal setting to envoke meaningful behaviour change.
4. Managing Stress Cycles
We're not going to ramble on about the challenges of remote working because we know you know the struggle. We'll invite you to consider how your behaviours may be impacting your ability to thrive in a virtual setting, enabling you to understand how to manage your stress levels, how to support your colleagues and how to perform more effectively as a team. To conclude, we'll explore evidence-based strategies for stress management in the 'new normal.'
5. Overcoming Negative Self-Talk & Building Resilience
Negative self-talk can have a detrimental effect on our self-worth and discourage us from stretching outside of our comfort zones. In this module, we'll unpack the limiting effects of self-criticism at work and support you to eliminate unhealthy 'negative' emotions on the day-to-day.
6. Dealing with 'Difficult' People
In this module, we'll support you to identify and understand the negative effect that toxic communication styles can have on an individual or team's ability to collaborate effectively. We'll then offer a range of non-violent communication techniques that can be used to rein them in.
7. Giving Impactful Feedback
As human beings, we tend to avoid giving honest feedback for fear of hurting feelings. Using Kim Scott's Radical Candor feedback framework, this module demonstrates that being clear is being kind. By approaching feedback with curiosity, we'll equip you with productive coaching strategies to avoid getting defensive and to embrace opportunities for change.
8. Getting Things Done
This module is for anyone who struggles to just get things done. The people who take one look at their to-do list and feel instantly filled with dread. The procrastination nation. We'll equip you with structured, easy and efficient approaches to managing your time and relationships effectively.
We'll conclude with a session aimed at solidifying learnings and scanning the horizon for what's next in your development journey.
Does it matter where I'm based?
No - Learning Pods were designed specifically to support global teams. Regardless of where you're based, we ensure that the sessions are scheduled to suit your time zone.
How Much Does It Cost?
Programmes start from £2,190 + VAT per person.
How Do I Sign Up?
Just fill out the form below and we'll take care of the rest:
April Too Soon?
Not to worry. We run open courses on a frequent basis. If you fill out the form above, we'll be in touch with other date options.