Evolving Leadership Programme 2023

Tuesday, 27 June 2023 – Thursday, 07 December 2023
9:00 am – 5:00 pm (UK time)

The Insurance Institute of Leeds (IIL) is offering you the chance to join a course specifically designed to help you develop and enhance your Leadership Skills.

We are looking for people who are at the start or in the middle of their own leadership development and who have a strong desire to develop personally.

The programme offers a limited number of 14 places which will be offered following consideration of received applications.

The Evolving Leadership Programme will be run by Highridge HR Consultancy who have in-depth experience of delivering high quality leadership and development programmes.

This programme has been developed with the intention that attendees will take part in the entire set of modules and therefore develop themselves throughout, whilst gaining a better understanding of how to put these learning principles into action.

The programme will consist of the following:

  • 1 hour introduction to the programme (online)
  • The following half day interactive sessions. Please note that that these sessions will run face to face from 9am to 1pm at a venue in central Leeds.
  • The final two sessions on Presentation Skills will run together as a full day from 9am till 5pm.

· 27 June 2023 (am) - Building a Strong & Successful Team

· 11 July 2023 (am) - Motivating Self & Others

· 12 September 2023 - Coaching & Feedback

· 26 September 2023 (am) - Managing Hybrid Teams

· 17 October 2023 (am) - Communicating and Difficult Conversations

· 31 October 2023 (am) - Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

· 14 November 2023 (am) - Personal Branding

· 28 November 2023 (am) - Emotional Intelligence and Assertiveness (Agile EQ)

· 7 December 2023 (am) - Effective Presentations

· 7 December 2023 (pm) - Presentation Delivery

  • All delegates will receive Workplace and Agile EQ Disc profiles which will be incorporated into the programme and 2 individual coaching sessions.
  • A Coaching Call to run through any concerns/areas of development
  • Successful delegates will also be invited to attend the Annual Dinner of the Insurance Institute of Leeds in February 2024 when they will be presented with their graduation certificates.

The course is scheduled to start on Tuesday 27th June 2023 with sessions running on the set dates shown with a break over the summer. The last module is due to finish on 7th December.

The sessions will be challenging, interactive and inspiring. They will help delegates to learn best practice in Leadership and Management, client care and solving problems. There will be continuity with application between sessions to maintain momentum and to enable attendees to build on their experience throughout the programme.

Delegates will be given supporting notes and checklists to use as practical guidelines in day-to-day work and some time will be devoted in each session to allow the group to discuss the real life situations experienced (thus enabling sharing of ideas/suggested improvements).

With numbers limited to a maximum of 14 delegates we will require a strong commitment from members. Please complete the attached application form to outline why we should consider you for a place.

Entry Criteria and Costs:

· The course is primarily for IIL members (including Harrogate). If you want to be considered and are not a member of our Institute then please outline further details (and bear in mind that the course will operate Face to Face within Leeds).

· You can work in any area of the insurance/Financial Services profession.

· This application should be supported by your line manager and employer, however if they don't, please explain how you will overcome this hurdle.

· IIL will pay for the training sessions and associated materials in full.

· If you miss more than 2 planned sessions without reasonable explanation then the IIL reserve the right to make a charge of £50 for each session missed.

Points to Consider:

· You need to be serious and committed to taking part in this programme. We are only taking a small number of people on this course and want them all to benefit fully.

· There are a maximum of 14 places available. You are expected to attend all of the sessions and dates are given in advance for these. We fully appreciate that you will have a busy job and life, but these dates will not be rearranged.

· All courses will be held in Leeds at a professional venue.

· The programme will start on 27th June 2023.

How to enter:

  1. Check that you meet the entry criteria and contact us if unsure about anything.
  2. Complete the application form
  3. Email it to leedsinstitute@cii.co.uk or rossdavid@sky.com

Please make sure that all of your details are completed so that we can contact you.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 7th June 2023

Successful applicants will be notified by week commencing 12th June 2023.