Our Aspiring Leaders programme (formally known as Community Champions) is part of our Leading in Leicester and Leicestershire and Reaching People project.
This programme is for those who are passionate about their cause and enjoy getting involved in helping individuals and local organisations change things for the better. A person who steps up without hesitation when the community needs help and who has the potential to flourish and have even greater impact with some support, guidance and training.
This programme is focused on building skills and behaviours in:-
- Enabling, supporting and inspiring others
- Developing effective partnerships
- Effectively driving change
It is designed to help you grow your confidence in dealing with people through understanding your leadership behaviours, empower you through self-awareness and help you build your ability to make a difference in your community or organisation. You will discover various models for understanding your environment and how to deliver change in an effective manner. All this starts with understanding that leadership is within us all and with the right guidance we can grow as individuals and community leaders.
The programme will be led by experienced coaches and trainers supported by expert speakers and Reaching People Mentors. A total of 8 sessions, 3 sessions delivered online via Zoom and the remaining sessions are planned to be face to face group sessions.
For more information on what is covered on the programme please see details below.
Start Date: 21st January 2021
Criteria: Course for anyone from VCSE (Voluntary Community Social Enterprise) sector
Availability: Limited spaces available
Format: Sessions: Online to start, with sessions 4 to 8 face to face
Location: Group sessions TBC
Durations: 8 sessions over approx. 20 weeks
Cost: No Cost
There will be an element of home/out of session work required to make the most of this programme, we have tried to keep this to a minimum. This will be a mix of recommended reading, working on a project and recording reflections and learnings from each session.
Also note, this programme does not have a cost but there will be a requirement to complete feedback forms. This process will most likely fall at the end of the programme and your cooperation will be necessary as and when requested so that we can monitor the impact of this programme. Your feedback will help us tailor and refine the programme so that this course is as effective as possible.
Introductions, Outline of Expectations
Leadership vs Management
Direction and Goal Setting
Leadership Behaviors in the VCSE sector
Self -awareness, wellbeing and building resilience
Wellbeing workshop – taster session
Exploring Leadership Behaviors – enabling, supporting and inspiring others
Exploring Preferences and Communication Styles
Influencing and Engaging others
Exploring Leadership Behaviors – developing effective partnerships
Evaluating project ideas – Introduction to SWOT analysis
Exploring leadership behaviors – driving change
Making change happen – applying ADKAR to your project
Group project work – putting it all into practice
Group Project work – Feedback, Group support and review
Mentor support with project challenges
Driving Change speaker
Group learnings and reflections
Presentation of personal Impact statement- Showcase of outcomes, learnings and future objectives