How to strengthen your personal leadership capabilities
In addition to your professional expertise, as a leader, you must be able to handle co-operational and personal challenges concerning yourself and your surroundings. This can be very demanding for your self-knowledge and openness.
This programme is designed for executives with several years of management experience with staff responsibility – regardless of your position within the organisation. You wish to develop your personal and human relations and resources in relation to yourself and your co-workers.
You appreciate being in a learning environment that provides plenty of opportunity to work with your own specific management experiences and those of others.
Previous psychological insight is not a prerequisite – it is more important that you are curious and willing to try something new in your management.
You will learn about
- Defence mechanisms on an individual and group level
- Conflicts and conflict management
- Motivational psychology
- Appreciative communication
- Stress and psychological work environment
- Alternative management styles
We give you an opportunity to “stop” and relate to yourself. You will be given “room to reflect” where you will concentrate on yourself and how to develop your role as a leader.
You will be provided with
- New insight into how you affect your environment
- A FIRO-B test that identifies your preferred behavioural patterns in your relation to others, i.e. how you act in your relation to/contact with others
- Awareness of the development possibilities in your own role as a leader
- Individual coaching, based on your FIRO-B profile and relating to your specific problems, so that you may continue to work constructively with these.
You will meet like-minded executives who, each day, experience challenges similar to yours. The open and honest exchange of experience with the other participants thus greatly contributes to your benefit from the programme.
This programme will teach you how to handle the fact that the human challenge in the management role has increased. Your co-workers expect you to be able to take on the role as a leader with everything that this entails, such as motivation, conflict resolution and coaching. This is why you are developing your own personal and human relations. You are becoming aware of your own worth and better at making decisions, cooperating and solving conflicts.
The programme’s topics are weighted to match your challenges and needs as well as those of others. Among other things, we will discuss how you react personally when under pressure – and what you as a leader need to be aware of regarding your co-workers.
You will also gain an insight into how to create movement among your co-workers – and you will become aware of the importance of your language as a tool in your communication in everyday life and in difficult situations.
You are in focus
As a manager you will mostly be in the “production domain” – that means that you are busy acting and doing something. From time to time it makes sense to think – to be in the “reflection domain”. You need to sit back and think which path you want to follow and which solution you find meaningful (before you actually act!).
This programme will teach you about the different “domains” and you will get the opportunity to become deeply immersed in reflecting on your own role as a leader and the dilemmas that you deal with.
You will find that the relation to your co-workers as well as others will be very much improved which will benefit you and your leader role.
The programme combines brief, theoretical presentations, practical examples and exercises with a high degree of dynamic participant involvement.
The programme is experience-oriented, rather than heavy on theory, because… “Nothing is as practical as a good theory – but it must be acted out!”
You will work with your personal development and training in your role as a leader. This will be conducted in small groups where you will receive individual coaching and feedback from the facilitators and the other participants. The content of the programme is dynamic and your active participation and that of others help ensure your benefit from the programme.
During the programme you will participate in Walks & Talks that are used for specific considerations together with a learning partner.
Cand.psych. Torben Frilund and cand.psych. Birgitte Svinth make a great team when it’s about professional insight and commitment. Their facilitation is vivid and interesting – all based on your needs.
Torben Frilund says:
“In my facilitation I aim to establish a good connection to each participant. Thus, the “Dance of Change” can really begin. The interaction between theory, exercises and reflection in relation to your everyday life is an educational must for me as a facilitator.”