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Future Leaders

Great leaders understand the strengths and weaknesses of their team, they know how to delegate tasks and build everlasting trust. Course Details
Effective leadership is important because it creates confidence among the participants in an organisation and encourages a professional and positive environment.

Why Leadership is crucial to your charity

In a charity setting, leadership acts as the catalyst that makes all other business aspects work in tandem.  In the absence of proper leadership, business resources lie dormant.

Good leaders understand the strengths and weaknesses of their team and they know how to delegate tasks to them accordingly.  Leaders trust their team members with serious responsibilities creating loyalty and strength within a group.  Truly skilled leaders are also savvy enough to recognize which tasks should not be delegated.

 

While talent and willingness are necessary starting points for leadership, nurturing certain qualities in yourself or your staff can strengthen and improve capacity and will help an organisation to weather the inevitable ups and downs.

involve future leaders is designed to do just that.

Over a 6 month course you will learn all the key elements about leading your charity for the future, you will learn the key aspects of leading a charity and you will know yourself and how to lead others a whole lot better as result of the process.

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What this course covers

Day 1 and 2

Self-Awareness and Self-Leadership

Utilising proven psychometric assessment tools this module will enable participants to understand their personal contributions and style when leading the team or being a member of a team.  We will investigate how a team works and how you can adopt your own leadership style to get the best results as well as investigating what are the major dysfunctions that a leader can experience in a team.

Day 3 and 4

Management vs Leadership

This session will focus on a number management related topics including:

Day 3 Project Management (how to lead successful projects)

  • How to set up and start a project
  • Understanding project risk and mitigation
  • Managing communication with key stakeholders
  • Project management tools

Day 4 Leading through conflict management and resolution

  • Understanding conflict
  • Conflict consequences
  • Causes of conflict in the workplace
  • Resolving conflict
  • Giving and receiving feedback
  • Diffusing blame

Day 5 and 6

Leading you to Success

In this module we will explore the various elements that are key to leading your organisations financial success. These include:

  • Understanding the financial responsibilities of staff and trustees
  • Ensuring good financial management is implemented
  • Determining the need for an audit of accounts
  • Recording transactions
  • Preparing receipts and payment accounts
  • The important part financial reporting plays in an annual report
  • Budgeting
  • Calculating a flexible budget
  • Knowing the importance of cash flow
  • Understanding cost and income types

Day 7 and 8

Leadership and Communication

Day 7  Self and organisational presentation

This module will focus on a number of critical communication areas including:

  • Understanding how to present yourself and your organisation professionally
  • Excepting nerves
  • Use of vocal tone
  • Understanding the importance of body language
  • Gestures, stance and eye contact
  • How to structure a presentation
  • Use of PowerPoint
  • How to practice
  • How to get your message across

 

Day 8 Pitching to win

  • How to win business when pitching to an audience
  • Understanding the importance of knowing your audience
  • Targeting your message to achieve what the client wants

Day 8 Intro to bid writing

  • How to prepare to write a bid
  • Setting out your structure
  • Seeing things from a funders perspective
  • Using a “Critical Friend”

 

Day 9

Leading your organisation within the law

This module will investigate the roles and responsibilities of trustees  / committees and directors to an organisation.

How an organisation can operate within charity law and the importance of policy in your organisation.

We will look at how the law can affect your organisation and how having knowledge of charity law can enable you to lead with conviction.

Day 10

Leadership and putting it all to work

In this final module we will look back on the previous 5 modules and explore what we have learnt from the course. We will explore how we can put it all to work and present our own findings from the course to our fellow leaders.