Leadership Sprint

Developing Leadership Skills for High Potential Managers

Format availability:

In-Person, Online streaming


5 Days

Introduction to the course

This KC Academy Leadership Sprint training course is designed for high potential managers and executives who are already recognised as being future leaders within their organisations. The ability of successful people to manage themselves, support their teams, influence up and across the organisation and contribute positively to debates and challenges, requires not just practical and technical competence, but increasingly an application of superior soft skills and emotional intelligence.

This training course will allow participants to fast track their own leadership development. The training course will allow delegates the opportunity to reflect on their professional development steps, by firstly better understanding and using their own personal attributes, strengths and skills and then also, appreciating the management, leadership and business tools and methods they can use as they build the next step in their careers.

This Leadership Sprint training course will highlight:

  • Knowing Yourself: Self-Management, Confidence, Resilience and Effectiveness
  • Knowing Others: Personal Influence, Communication Skills, Collaboration & Networking
  • Knowing The Organisation: Strategic Awareness, Managing Change, Lean & Agile
  • Knowing Management and Leadership Practice: Style and Methods
  • Knowing Your Professional Development: Your Career and Improvement Plan

Course details

At the end of this Leadership Sprint training course, you will learn to:

  • Understand how soft skills and emotional intelligence impacts on leadership effectiveness
  • Sharpen your self-management, productivity and leadership behaviours
  • Discuss and confidently contribute to senior conversations of strategy, planning and change
  • Develop your own leadership approach and apply the proven methods to better manage others
  • Create and take ownership of your own professional development and career plan

This KC Academy Leadership Sprint training course is designed for active participants who are willing and able to contribute to business debate and bring their own thoughts to discussions on challenges and opportunities in developing themselves and their organisations. This is a collegiate environment, mixing a relaxed atmosphere with challenging content, often around our behaviour and self-development. The training course will blend workshop formats that will stimulate and stretch participants, including (but not limited to); formal seminar style presentations, structured discussions, informal debates, along with solo work and group exercises

Participants will gain the knowledge and ability to build on their current skills and become successful future leaders. The organisation will benefit as successful participants will be able to:

  • Improve their management of themselves, raising their own resilience and effectiveness.
  • Improve their leadership and support of others, boosting team and project performance.
  • Improve their contributions to senior debates, adding to organisational planning and change.
  • Improve the general leadership capabilities and be an example to others, within the organisation
  • Improve their ability to own their own professional and career development

This Leadership Sprint training course offers substantial professional development opportunities for the individual too. Participants will benefit from:

  • Improved confidence when discussing organisational plans, challenges, and change
  • Improved skills in managing themselves and increasing their own productivity and effectiveness
  • Improved communication and influencing skills, both within and outside the organisation
  • Improved enthusiasm and positive approach to helping other perform better
  • Improved capability to own their own professional development and improvement plans

This training course is relevant for any manager or executive who is acknowledged as a future and valued leader within their organisation. Participants could attend from across departments, from operations, sales, marketing, finance, human resources or information technology.

This Leadership Sprint training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Team Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Business Development Managers
  • Sales and Commercial Managers
  • PR and Communications Managers
  • Financial Managers
  • Operational Managers (Manufacturing, Logistics, Delivery)

Daily Agenda

DAY 1:
Knowing Yourself: Self-Management, Confidence, Resilience and Effectiveness.
  • Introduction
  • Great management Vs great leadership
  • Self-awareness: Understanding our personality and our behaviour
  • Dealing with challenges, building resilience and dealing with stress & ambiguity.
  • Personal SWOT/TOWS and personal force field.
DAY 2:
Knowing Others: Personal Influence, Communication Skills, Collaboration & Networking
  • The communication model: Understanding our messaging, channels, noise.
  • Personal influence: Building trust and consistency, being persuasive.
  • Self-management: Personal productivity and effectiveness.
  • The power of collaboration
  • The power of networking: Recognising and managing external ties.
DAY 3:
Knowing The Organisation: Strategic Awareness, Managing Change, Lean & Agile
  • Entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship leadership
  • Strategic thinking and environmental scanning tools
  • Business planning and business cases
  • Lean strategies and agile project methods
  • Personal canvas 1: Knowing business model for you
DAY 4:
Knowing Your Management and Leadership Practice: Styles and Methods.
  • Practical management essentials
  • Adaptive leadership methods
  • The learning organisation and systems thinking
  • Leading others: Coaching & mentoring tools
  • Leading organisational change
DAY 5:
Knowing Your Professional Development: Your Career and Improvement Plan
  • Servant leadership
  • Personal canvas 2: Forming a new business model for you
  • Professional development plan
  • From theory to practice: Turning ideas into action
  • Final discussion

Frequently Asked Questions

There are no prerequisites. Our courses are open to students of all backgrounds who are 18 years of age and older. All courses are conducted in English. Video lectures include English subtitles and the option to slow-down, pause, or replay lectures for better retention. Discussion boards are a critical component of each of our courses; therefore, we suggest students have a conversational knowledge of English when pursuing a Certificate of Completion. For any of the art writing courses, students need to be 100% proficient in written English.

You should have an up-to-date web browser such as: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Internet Explorer. For more detailed information, please see the guides for supported browsers and basic computer specifications. Our Online Courses can be accessed on a mobile or tablet device, although we strongly encourage you to have access to a desktop or laptop computer and reliable internet connection for certain course components. Former students have told us it is easiest to read discussion threads and complete written assignments on a laptop or desktop computer.

Registration is available on our website. Just follow these simple steps: Click the “Apply Now” button in the top right corner of your screen. Select “Online Courses.” Choose your course(s). You will be asked for basic contact information and your credit card payment. We require full payment at the time of registration and all tuition is billed in US dollars. Be sure to check with your bank or credit card company, as your financial institution may charge a foreign transaction fee.

Our classes are kept small, at no more than 30 students, to better facilitate and encourage personalized interaction with the instructor and fellow participants. Your classmates come from all over the globe and contribute their global perspectives and experience. Some are currently working within the arts while others are just beginning. All classmates share in their passion for the art world.

It is recommended that you begin your course promptly. If you do need to start the course a few days late, contact your instructor as soon as possible after the course has opened to discuss your options. Registration closes on the Friday after the course begins.

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29 Jul-02 Aug 2024
Fee: $5,950
Online streaming
02-06 Sep 2024
Fee: $3,950
02-06 Sep 2024
Fee: $5,950
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02-06 Dec 2024
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02-06 Dec 2024
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Online streaming
24-28 Feb 2025
Fee: $3,950
24-28 Feb 2025
Fee: $5,950
12-16 May 2025
Fee: $5,950
Course customization available
Course customization available

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