Just About Leading: An Interactive Programme to Develop Leadership Skills at Work

The programme consists of two half-day group sessions (8 April and 13 May 2019) explore the essentials of leading in the workplace.  These sessions combine theory and practice to build on the participant's skills and confidence. Integrated into the programme are two individual coaching/mentoring sessions which will reinforce any learning from the group sessions and most importantly help the learner to transfer the skills into their work context as they tackle real and current leadership issues.

Contents include:

  • Difference between management and leadership
  • Leadership self-assessment and action planning
  • Motivating your team
  • Building a resilience team
  • Developing and strengthening trust
  • Leadership and team performance
  • Chairing successful meeting
  • Using 1 to 1 meetings

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the differences between management and leadership and how both are important
  • Improve leading through meetings
  • Improve motivation at an individual and team level
  • Know how to develop and strengthen trust with colleagues and direct reports.
  • Lead so that you strengthen your team's resilience to better cope with challenges

Who should attend?

  • Managers who want to become leaders
  • Project Managers
  • Middle managers
  • Senior managers
  • CEO’s and Trustees

What’s included?

This is a two-half day programme that in addition included two one-hour individual coaching sessions for each delegate.  Individual coaching sessions usually takes place at a convenient city centre location.  Refreshments (tea/coffee and biscuits) are provided.  The venue is fully accessible.  However please make us aware of any access or dietary requirements in advance as we will do our best to meet individual needs to ensure a great training experience for all delegates.

Who will run this training?

The trainer for this programme is Rob Legge.  Rob has been an independent leadership coach and trainer for six years.  Prior to that, he was CEO of Focus Birmingham for ten years.  He set up and ran the national Community Services Directorate at Sense, was Head of Shops at Oxfam and a Regional Fundraising Director at RNIB.  Rob has also been a governor at a special school in Birmingham and volunteers at a local arts centre.  With his wife, they host for Redditch Nightstop helping young homeless people.

Rob’s training style is highly participative and is based on his practical experience of over 30 years of management.

Over the last three years, more than 500 managers have participated in his leadership programmes and courses.  His unique mixture of group training and individual coaching ensures each participant gains maximum learning and is able to directly relate this to their own working context.

What have delegates said about Rob’s coaching/training?

Testimonials for Rob’s coaching and training

"Rob is everything a great coach needs to be - organised, process oriented, knowledgeable, experienced and most of all - wants you to succeed. There's no doubt I've improved personally and professionally from Rob's coaching and I have no hesitation in recommending him." Tom Clarke-Forrest, CEO and Co-founder Sport 4 Life UK

He really helped me to develop in the role of leadership and to see the potential of the role. Rob has exceptional insight into the challenges and dynamics of our organisation and I was able to move forward significantly in developing and guiding individual staff and the organisation as a whole." CEO of VI Society


"I really enjoyed this training day. I found Rob to be an enthralling speaker and knowledgeable about the subjects he was talking about. He listened to us and wasn't patronising. I came away knowing I'd taken away the tools and confidence to become a good manager. I can't wait to use these tools at the earliest opportunity, and I can't wait for another training day with Rob." - Catherine Ward, Senior Retail Manager, Life Charity

Rob’s Just About Managing course really does enable you to make the most of your own abilities. It’s amazing quite how a different skilled perspective can allow you to refresh what you find you already know (even that which you may not have realised you knew) and transform your skill base into a more management-focused form. The one to one mentoring/coaching sessions are also invaluable to put a personal experience spin on the revelations from the group course sessions." - Sven Harvey, Age UK Birmingham

Thank you for your training yesterday. I found it informative, inspiring and transformative: I have already made three changes to the way I communicate." - Ginny Cullen MInstF (Cert) Father Hudson's Care

Highly recommend this course. Not only because of the content but also the potential to develop. Coaching session was particularly useful as it's tailored to your own development and personal aspirations - makes you accountable for your own growth. Thank you!" - Nazia Fazal