ENROL BY: 1st August 2018
Moving up the career ladder into a managerial role should be an exciting time. But for many professionals this transition may be met with fear and a sense of overwhelming responsibility.
With the promotion comes the responsibility to lead and manage a team effectively. They must transition from doing work to getting work done through others. A clear shift from delivery to direction which can be met with some difficulty and stress without any formal management training. These “accidental managers” are left to sink or swim.
IML’s Foundations of Intentional Leadership supports the transition from a technical specialist to new management professional and intentional leader. The program is a foundation piece that will equip you with the core skills to take the first step into management with confidence and accelerate your career progression.
Foundations of Intentional Leadership is a 12-week blended program combining face-to-face learning, online study and leadership coaching, followed by 4-months of one-on-one mentoring. The learning experience is embedded with practical workplace projects to develop your real-world applied professional skills.
The program accepts up to only 16 learners in each cohort for intimate and interactive face-to-face sessions, with more opportunities for individual learner success.
In each location, Foundations of Intentional Leadership will be facilitated by highly-credentialed management experts who will guide learners with their experience, knowledge and passion for leadership.
Alternating between face-to-face training days and online coursework, attendees will undergo facilitated study for the first 12 weeks to a program developed on six learning modules.
The first module introduces you to becoming an intentional leader. This module develops new capabilities required to execute new responsibilities, including operating to new managerial time frames, managing changes in working relationships, making a behavioural and value-based transition to a leadership role, and enabling others to grow and perform.
To map the development journey to your experience, your leadership, behavioural and EQ competencies will be measured through IML 360, DiSC and Genos analytics tools.
This module builds your skills on managing your new role as a leadership professional, including time management, decision-making, problem solving, and project management. The unit shapes a foundation for a continuous cycle of professional development, the cornerstone of progression and growth in your leadership journey.
This module is focused on equipping you with workplace communication skills to effectively correspond with people at all levels of the organisation – your staff, manager, executive leadership team and board.
This module is centred around developing your skills to enable the team to succeed and perform as a unit. Skills such as building teams, nurturing different personalities, motivating and engaging groups, and coaching for team success will be covered.
The most difficult shift from specialist to leader is the new task of managing your peers. Module 4 provides practical knowledge on navigating teams, how to manage performance, managing conflicts and communicating to the individual’s needs.
The final module focuses on the long-term goal of your leadership journey, equipping you with skills to manage and lead a business. This unit introduces the “how” to developing organisation’s strategy, managing the business’ vision, identifying risks and managing finances and operational plans.
Every fortnight, attendees are required to attend a face-to-face day — a full day of interactive learning based in the CBD.