Leadership Course: Developing Your Identity

Leadership Course: Developing Your Identity

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This leadership course will help you profile your natural leadership style. You will develop your leadership identity to allow you to become a more effective leader. In doing so, your brand of leadership will become more influential within your organisation and amongst external stakeholders.

This leadership course will assist you to create a stronger presence within your organisation and will enable you to establishing your credibility as a leader. In this leadership course, we will explore how you can differentiate yourself from others whilst building a strong team around you. We will build your leadership skills to to allow you to become an innovative leader who is able to facilitate change and transformation within your organisation. By harnessing the support of your team you will be able to connect and engage stakeholders at all levels.

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this leadership development course you will be able to:

  1. Profile your current leadership style.
  2. Develop a strong leadership identity and become a role model within your organisation.
  3. Build your brand of leadership by creating powerful first impressions, then influence through verbal, vocal and visual communication skills.
  4. Influence others by communicating with credibility and personal power
  5. Implement the building blocks needed to develop a strong team around you.
  6. Lead innovation, change and transformation by engaging the stakeholder around you.
  7. Think on your feet with the big picture always in mind.
  8. Project professional presence and influence through image and personal style.

Course Content

This leadership course will cover the following content:

  • Understanding the framework or composition of your brand of leadership.
    • What is Leadership?
    • Where do you lead from?
    • Inside-Out vs. Outside-In Leadership.
  • Profiling your leadership using a range of tools, including the Five Factor Model of Leadership.
  • How to align your brand of leadership to the overall image, culture and values of your organisation.
  • The foundations to building your brand of leadership, as reflected in voice, body movement and gesture.
  • Creating powerful first impressions and managing your touch-points.
  • Developing your leadership identity by applying evidence-based research.
  • Establishing your credibility as a leader.
  • How to specialise and differentiate yourself.
  • Harnessing your skills to become an innovative leader.
  • Team Brand.
    • How diverse is your team?
    • What are your team values?
    • What is your team culture?
    • How is your team perceived?
  • How to manage change and transformation with followers.
  • Getting to grips with your stakeholders and causing the effects you desire.
  • How to effectively engage stakeholders at all levels.

Intended Audience

This leadership course is suitable for managers, supervisors and emerging leaders who are looking to develop their leadership identity and expand on their approach to engaging their followers. It has been designed for professionals at all stages of their career from diverse sectors, including public, nonprofit and private enterprise.

Delivery Style

This leadership course will be delivered as an interactive workshop consisting of an instructor-led lecture, group and individual activities. This training approach allows you to work through concepts introduced by the instructor in an application-focused teaching environment. You will challenge your understanding of the concepts and consider their application once back in your individual workplace.

Course Prerequisites

This leadership course has no prerequisites and is open to all members of the public.

About your instructor

John Scott

John Scott

John Scott applies the latest advanced practices in the fields of business, leadership, organisational psychology, analytics and engineering to educational delivery. He has been involved in management and training for more than 30 years. He has held senior corporate and general management positions for multinationals across a range of industries, both in Australia and overseas.

As a global management consultant, John captures the most recent thinking and practices in the short courses he teaches at the University of Newcastle. John is multi-disciplinary, being degree qualified in business, psychology and statistics. He is also an accredited lean engineering practitioner. He has spent the last 15 years designing courses for a range of leading Australian universities, as well as one of the world’s largest private universities. With this background John brings to the University of Newcastle the most up to date short courses that will help equip today’s professional in global leading practices.

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