Certificate in Leadership

Achieving Self and Organisational Mastery

This KC Academy "Certificate in Leadership" course will help you learn about yourself – how you think, how you perceive the world and how others perceive you, how you communicate and how you can enhance your communication skills - and through that process, you will learn how to influence and lead others more skillfully.

10 - 14 Oct 2022
$ 5,950
05 - 09 Dec 2022
New York
$ 6,950
13 - 17 Mar 2023
$ 5,950
24 - 28 Jul 2023
$ 5,950
04 - 08 Dec 2023
New York
$ 6,950



5 Days



As we master our thinking and emotions, we can enhance our ability to lead others, acting as role models and others seek to follow. This KC Academy "Certificate in Leadership" course will help you learn about yourself – how you think, how you perceive the world and how others perceive you, how you communicate and how you can enhance your communication skills - and through that process, you will learn how to influence and lead others more skillfully.

You will also learn about becoming a transformational leader. This entails knowing how people change and how to overcome resistance using a range of organisational development tools.


Upon completion of this KC Academy Certificate in Leadership course, you will learn to:

  • Enhance your leadership skills
  • More effectively manage your thoughts, beliefs, focus and actions
  • Understand the impact of your values on your actions
  • Build confidence, enthusiasm, persistence, resilience and courage
  • Create vision and goals that drive enthusiasm and commitment
  • Communicate with greater clarity and persuasion
  • More effectively control how you appear to others and, as a consequence, effectively influence desired behaviours in them.
  • Know the stages of change and identify ways to thrive in times of change
  • Unlock your potential to inspire change
  • Use the tools of organisation development to diagnose and change your organisation.

Training Methodology

Participants in this KC Academy Certificate in Leadership will receive thorough training on the subjects covered by the instructor using a variety of proven adult learning teaching and facilitation techniques. Course methodology includes self and employee assessment diagnostics, video presentations, case studies and participative discussions.

Organisational Impact

Your organisation will benefit from leaders who return with knowledge of controlling their own emotions and behaviour and harnessing positivity towards events and opportunities that will inspire others to engage more fully and improve their performance. In summary, your organisation will benefit from:

  • More effective employees who are in control of their behaviour and work contribution
  • A strengthened employee focus on goal achievement
  • Improved organisational communications
  • Enhanced employee leadership skills
  • Increased levels of motivation
  • Higher levels of productivity

Personal Impact

This KC Academy Certificate in Leadership will give participants the confidence, energy and skills to challenge themselves towards higher performance. Specifically, they will develop:

  • A sharper focus on valuable goals
  • Greater self-understanding
  • Increased personal resilience and courage
  • Increased ability to achieve success
  • Improved communication skills
  • Enhanced leadership skills
  • Greater levels of personal productivity

Who Should Attend?

This 5-day Certificate in Leadership course is valuable for all people who need to manage people and performance - experienced, new or prospective.

It is suitable for a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Executives
  • Management Trainees
  • Departmental leads
  • Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Team Leaders
  • Team Managers aspiring to become leaders

Course Outline


You, the Leader

Self-Mastery, Reality and Responsibility 
  • Taking Charge of Your Mind – Self-messaging for Successful Leadership
  • Transactional vs. Transformational Leadership
  • Understanding the Emotional Loop and Applying the Shadow of the Leader Concept - Being an Inspirational Role Model
  • Gaining Power and Freedom by Taking Responsibility - Challenging Self-limiting Beliefs and Defensive Routines
  • Using Emotion to Drive Action - Harnessing the Power of Enthusiasm
  • Strengthening Your Courage and Developing Your grit and Resilience


Building the Future

Vision Plus Integrity – Preparing the Foundations for Future Success
  • The Changing Role of the Leader in a VUCA World
  • Creating a Powerful Vision that is Linked to Your Stakeholders
  • Analyzing the Impact of Values on Your Vision and Your Leadership Style
  • Setting BHAGs – Big Hairy Audacious Goals
  • Operating with Personal Integrity


Working with Different Styles and Models of Leadership 

Leadership – Applying Self Leadership to the Leadership of Others 
  • Understanding the Importance of Emotional Intelligence – Analysing Your Own Levels
  • Moving to a New Model of Empowerment
  • Recognizing 21st Century Leadership Skills
  • Using the Power of ‘Servant Leadership’
  • Investigating Theories of Motivation – Exploring Motivation and Creating a Motivational Climate


Introducing and Managing Change

Breaking the Mould – Transformational Change through Leadership
  • What if? Challenging the Role of the Organisation / Division
  • Using Techniques to Think Differently about your Team’s Role
How it Feels to go through Change 
  • Learn from Experiences of Positive Change – Personal and External Case Studies
  • Identify the Classic Reactions to Change and How to Respond (or not) to them as a Leader
  • Separate Emotion from Cognition in Change
Key Features of Successful Transformational Change and Models of Change 
  • Understand the Nature of Change by Learning a Range of Change Models
  • How can you use these to proactively understand “What to do now and What will probably happen next” in a Change Process
Communicating For Success – Mastering the Power of Self-Expression
  • Creating Powerful Oral Communication – Learning from the Fields of Sales, Persuasion and NLP
  • Stories for Change - The Structure of a Great Story
  • Utilizing Active Listening Techniques to Value People and Manage Them through Change
Building and Influencing Culture through Organisational Development 
  • Adopting New Techniques to Lead Efficiency Improvements
    • Process Management
    • LEAN
    • Balanced Scorecard
  • Adopting New Techniques to Lead Culture Change
    • Diagnosis
      • Porter’s 5 Forces Model
      • McKinsey 7S Model
      • Culture Assessments – Gallup Q12
      • Introducing 360 Feedback
      •  Intervention
    • Appreciative Enquiry
      • Storytelling
      • Agile Methodology


Influencing Others for Results and Managing Yourself

Use the Secrets of Influencing To Lead Others
  • The Six Keys to Persuade and Influence
  • Use The PROVE Model to Influence Effectively
  • Use Leadership Power Effectively and Appropriately
Managing Your Levels of Energy and Stress
  • Be Able to Recognise When Your Body and Mind are Becoming Unproductive
  • Practice Short, Sharp Activities to Re-energise Yourself and Your Team
  • Become a Self-management Role Model for Your Team
Developing Your Plan to Take Control and Reinforce Self Leadership Good Practice
  • List Your “Stop, Start and Continue” Resolutions
  • Partner with a “buddy” on the course for mutual reinforcement of agreed changes
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