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first steps to becoming highly effective course

First Steps Course

Course overview

Are you always as effective as you would like? Do you always prioritise the “big” things in life and work? Would you like to improve your relationships so that everyone “wins”?

Our First Steps to Becoming Highly Effective course will develop a range of skills which will enhance your personal effectiveness. You will develop capabilities to use in home life and as you progress on your pathway to leadership in schools. First Steps has a proven structure encouraging you to engage with some inspiring reading and then reflect upon your role and competencies to lead in an educational setting. During the course you will take responsibility for the learning of the whole group, reflecting together in a book club format as well as presenting to one another when we feel it is safe to get together physically.

Together you will develop creative learning opportunities and build a network of supportive colleagues from similar settings. Together you will explore the powerful changes you can first make in self leadership before you can most effectively lead others.

Key Outcomes

  • Learn about being proactive and beginning with the end in mind
  • Develop successful relationships, thinking about the viewpoints of others
  • Improve your listening skills
  • Overcome thinking patterns that can sabotage your success
  • Look for creative and win-win opportunities
  • Manage your time more effectively - urgent versus important
  • Respond positively to setbacks and challenges

Who is the course for?

This course is suitable for both teaching and non-teaching staff who are looking to enhance personal effectiveness and become ready for early leadership.

Course schedule

The course starts on Thursday 5th November and takes approximately 8 months to complete.

  • Introduction: Virtual session - Thursday 5th November 2020
  • Session 1: Be Proactive - Thursday 7th January
  • Session 2: Begin with the End in Mind - Thursday 25th February
  • Session 3: Put First Things First - Thursday 25th March
  • Session 4Think Win-Win and Seek First to Understand, then to be Understood - Thursday 6th May
  • Session 5: Synergise and Sharpen the Saw - Thursday 10th June

Due to Covid-19, initial sessions will be delivered virtually. Future face to face sessions will take place in our training facility at our main office in Halesowen when it is safe to do so.

Course cost

£195. Prices detailed are for one delegate. Discounts may be available for multiple bookings

Book your place

To book, complete our online form here.

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Terms and conditions

  • No charge will be made if your booking is cancelled two weeks before the event
  • No charge will be made for replacement delegates.
  • A 50% charge will be made for cancellations between one and two weeks.
  • If a cancellation is made within one week of the event a 100% charge will be made.

The organisers reserve the right to make reasonable modifications to the programme without prior notice and you would receive 5 days notice if the event were to be cancelled by the organisers. The organisers take no liability for any additional costs delegates incur in attending CPD programmes.

Joining instructions and an invoice will be forwarded to you in the week prior to the event and we kindly request payment within 30 days.