The Transformative Leader

March 16 2021

Outcomes based leadership through the pandemic and beyond

We are delighted to join with Michael Dunlop, OR Training & Development to offer this virtual programme, delivered in bitesized chunks from March – June 2021. 

The programme will provide an environment for a group of up to ten senior leaders across Northern Ireland’s public service to share experiences and learning, discuss challenges and build relationships and networks.   Involving a total of 17 hours across four months, the programme will provide access to a practical set of skills, techniques and principles for dealing with the challenges, opportunities and responsibilities of leadership, enabling participants to become more effective in life, both professionally and personally.

It includes three key elements:

  • A series of five webinars each lasting 1.5 hours
  • A series of five facilitated group sessions each lasting 1.5 hours scheduled in-between each webinar, enabling participants discuss, digest and contextualise the learning from the webinars,  creating a ‘community of practice’ through which participants can share learning, collaborate and build networks. Research has shown that this approach can help support the creation of support networks beyond individual programmes, and can encourage the most important aspect of true collaboration in the public sector: trust.   
  • Two individual coaching session after webinars 2 and 4, enabling participants to discuss programme content in greater depth as it relates to their professional circumstances.

Using approaches developed from Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) & Systems Thinking, the programme will guide participants on how to become more aware of their own habitual patterns and those of the people around them, and how small changes in your behaviour can improve outcomes by increasing their ability to understand, influence and engage more effectively with colleagues.





16 March 2021

11.00 – 12.30pm

Webinar 1: Welcome To… Wherever You Are

An overview of the format and key concepts of the programme, an exploration and audit of where we currently are and how to begin developing a plan for where you want to go.

26 March 2021

11.00 – 12.30pm

Group session 1

13 April 2021

11.00 – 12.30pm

Webinar 2: From Anxiety To Action

Creating Well Formed Outcomes to deal with issues and get things done.

W/C 19 April 2021

(Individual slots scheduled)

 Individual coaching session 1

28 April 2021

11.00 – 12.30pm

Group session 2

7 May 2021

11.00 – 12.30pm

Webinar 3: Fitting Your Own Oxygen Mask First

Why leading yourself is crucial before you can lead others and practical techniques and tools for building your own resilience and mental wellbeing as a leader.

21 May 2021

11.00 – 12.30pm

Group session 3

28 May 2021

11.00 – 12.30pm

Webinar 4: Engaging Connection for Leading Others

Building rapport, connecting with and inspiring others and having challenging conversations, particularly in a remote environment. 

W/C 31 May 2021

(individual slots scheduled)

Individual coaching session 2

11 June 2021

11.00 – 12.30pm

Group Session 4

22 June 2021

11.00 – 12.30pm

Webinar 5: Planning for the Future in an Uncertain World

The Logical Levels Of Leadership - a practical framework and approach for leaders which can be used to create an inclusive, effective and aligned vision for their team or organisation; diagnose systemic issues; and plan for creating the future.

30 June 2021

11.00 – 12.30pm

Group Session 5

All the coaches on our coaching panel are suitably qualified, accredited and adhere to the code of conduct of the professional body, The Association for Neuro-Linguistic Programming (ANLP). Coaching supervision is also provided by Michael Dunlop.Each participant will be entitled to 2 individual coaching sessions, which will be provided remotely e.g. by Skype, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, telephone etc and (where reasonably possible) will be arranged at the convenience of each participant.

Coaching sessions do not provide counselling, psychotherapy or mentoring and this is also made clear during the coaching sessions. If it is apparent that a different approach would be more suitable or appropriate, this will then be signposted by the coach.

There are 10 places available on this course, which will be delivered via Zoom.  Places cost £1,350 + VAT per participant.

CEF operates on a cost recovery basis, therefore cancellations must be made 5 working days in advance of the event or the full fee will be charged for non-attendance, unless a suitable alternative delegate is nominated.