Introduction to Leadership
Begin your journey to become an effective leader
Leadership is an important quality for anybody who is in a role that requires them to manage a team of individuals. Whether those individuals are colleagues or customers; how you behave as a leader will have a dramatic influence on the behaviour of that team. This means making choices about what kind of leader you want to be and then having the fortitude to put that into practice. On this introduction you'll develop a basic understanding of those principles and have an opportunity to them to apply them in set challenges.
This is ideal for a team of graduates or new managers or supervisors to start them off on the right foot.
- Empower colleagues to step up and practice their
- Gain a basic understanding of what it is to be a
- Reflect on your own leadership skills and
consider your strengths and weaknesses as a leader
|9:00am||Arrivals, tea, coffee breakfast buffet|
|9:30am||Setting the scene – goals and objectives for the day|
|9:45am||Ice Breakers – with links to leadership|
|10:15am||Classroom - qualities of a good leader and leadership styles|
|11:15am||Problem Solving – alternating leaders|
|1:30pm||Classroom - John Adair Action Centred Leadership|
|1:45pm||Raft and Bridge Building Challenge|
|4:30pm||Review of activities|
*Morning activities will be based around earning resources for the afternoon activities.
*Raft and Bridge Building to be split into segments whereby a leader will hand over to another leader at each step.
- Groups will be given a budget; resources
will be auctioned off with a chance to purchase additional resources with
- Groups will be given the task to build a
raft with the resources they have.
- Once the raft is built a series of tasks will be given.
- Rafts are stripped down and the groups are given the task to build bridges to retrieve an object.
- Groups come together and are co-lead to
build a giant raft for the whole group.
*Activities to be adapted depending on group sizes, ideal group is 8*Individuals will gain feedback on their leadership qualities and what they can do to improve their ability to lead.