Understanding Group and Leader
Become a more effective group member and leader Understanding Group and Leaders (UGL) provides training in how a group develops and matures over time, what happens in the group during the course of this development and what promotes or inhibits constructive development. Within UGL, this is referred to as group dynamics.
UGL also deals with the problems and possibilities of leadership related to the development of the group’s maturity, and which style of leadership will promote both task solving and group development.
This course has been used as a basic leadership training within the Swedish armed forces for more than 20 years. In recent years it has also become popular and widespread outside the Swedish Total Defence Establishment.
What you'll learn
Learning occurs through the experience of situations, reflecting, group dynamics, and understanding your own role in them. You will learn about the following:
- Experiencing an experiential (experience based) learning model
- Increasing insight into your own personality
- Being able to identify and handle conflict
- Being able to communicate in a direct and clear way
- Being able to give and receive effective feedback
- Being able to recognize different phases of a group’s development
- Understanding that there is a need for different leadership styles
- Increasing self-confidence and self-insight
Emerging Leaders Programme
Unleash Your Leadership Potential
The transition from an individual contributor to manager is one of the most difﬁcult, yet critical shifts in any leader's career. Most new managers are promoted for their exceptional performance as an individual. However, being an effective manager demands a deeper awareness of one's leadership impact and ability to drive team performance.
This programme is designed to help rising leaders identify and refine their personal leadership styles, develop their emotional intelligence, and acquire the skills that will enable them to bring out the best in others.
Over five days, you will gain perspectives on how you are perceived, learn to connect with others, and identify areas of growth. The programme also includes a small group coaching session that will help you establish a personal development plan that you can implement within a three to five-year timeframe for sustained career advancement.
- Group coaching with a personal development plan
- Leading versus managing
- Influencing your boss and your subordinates
- Change as a process of influence
- Understand the responsibilities of a supervisor or new manager
- Gain leadership skills such as communication, conflict resolution, teambuilding and change management
- Learn how to influence with and without power at the workplace
- Learn how to navigate the political environment in organisations
- Become adept at providing effective feedback and mentoring to subordinates
Who should attend
Executives who have recently made the move, or who are about to make the move from an individual contributor to a manager of direct reports.