Structure and Content of Leadership Pulse

Introduction by the Facilitators at the Course
Course Structure

Leadership Pulse spans a three-month period, giving participants precious time to reflect on their learning and practise new skills in between residential learning. The course consists of three four day residential workshops with coaching and facilitated online sessions between modules giving participants the opportunity to continue conversations and work through individual and collective challenges.

All three modules are fully residential, run during the working week, with participants are expected to attend throughout. Other than the first day of each module your typical day will start at 9.00am and finish no later than 7.00pm. We schedule regular breaks for reflection, recuperation and refreshment. We understand the value of networking with your group so any out-of-hours coursework is kept to a minimum.

All accommodation, meals and refreshments are provided.

Course Content is divided into 3 modules
  • Module One: Leading Yourself 

The focus for the first module is self-leadership and an exploration of your personal qualities such as values, drivers and authenticity. Through leadership profiling and facilitation you will start to build an understanding of leadership styles and value difference in approaches. 

  • Module Two: Leading Others and Managing Resources 

Assessing context and managing resources are essential skills for cultural leaders today. This second module explores practical subjects including strategic business planning, financial management, building high performance teams, governance and inclusive leadership.

  • Module Three: Leading Change 

Cultural leaders today are operating in a world with heightened uncertainty, volatility and complexity, so now more than ever the ability to navigate change is central to a leader’s role. This module develops some of the skills and agility required to lead through uncertainty. 

Around your residentials there will be the opportunity to continue your learning with facilitated online small group conversations and coaching. These virtual connections enable you to continue the conversations and networks that you started during the residential and embed your learning.

 

My learning from the [course] is something I return to time and time again to spur me on. It made/makes a real difference to my career.
Course Participant
Our Approach to Leadership Development

We understand that people learn in different ways and the course design reflects this. It blends practical skills and tools, real-life examples and individual and group learning.  There are also opportunities to listen to cultural leaders talk about their experiences of leadership, and what they have learned along the way. Sharing and learning from each other is strongly encouraged.

  • Participants learn from a diverse peer group and from the highly experienced leaders and trainers from across and beyond the cultural sector;
  • Our values of excellence, inclusivity and learning are at the core of our approach;
  • Life-long learning is key to self-leadership.  You will be encouraged to cultivate a practice of regular debate and reflection, enquiry and action;
  • You will be supported to identify your strengths, your values and areas for further development.
     

We will ensure that the learning environment and your wellbeing is considered throughout your course.  We will create a safe, open and inclusive working space through the experience of our diverse cohort of facilitators, trainers, coaches and through our choice of venues.