Effective & Strategic Communication with Leadership Effectiveness

£1,499.00 + VAT

This course is part of our five day director programme. This course can be booked individually or as part of the 5 day package.

1 DAY Course 

Please email info@supplychainacademy.org.uk for course dates.



The need for understanding and leading change has never been greater. As organisations become leaner and more competitive, supply chains become more effective and integrated, and as information systems and communications become faster and more sophisticated it is vital that managers need to be able to lead and manage change at all levels in their organisation.

By the end of the course, participants will:
  • Why businesses change
  • How businesses are structured and change their structures
  • How the supply chain can operate and change effectively
  • How to diagnose the need for change
  • How to develop the vision and the plan
  • How change affects people and teams and how best to manage them through the change
  • How to measure success

Session 1

Understanding Change and why it occurs

  • What drives Change in Supply Chain Organisations
  • Different varieties of Change
  • The evolution of businesses and their structures
  • Leadership for Change
  • Culture and Power in Organisations
  • Dealing with Conflict
  • Individual and Team Change – different approaches
Session 2

Diagnosis and Preparation

  • Diagnosing the need for Change
  • Hard and Soft Change
  • Kotter’s eight steps for Change
  • Creating the Coalition
  • Creating the Vision
  • Creating the Plan
  • Choosing the Agent for Change
Session 3

Making the Change

  • Avoiding conflict and building on progress through communication and feedback.
  • Managing the change at all levels, personal, team and organisational – different approaches, different strategies, Push/Pull, Levers for Change
  • Monitoring and managing staff morale, consultation and team building
  • Personal Transitions – how people respond to Change
  • Sustaining and managing the plan
  • Monitoring progress and adapting the plan
  • Conclusions
Effective & Strategic Communication with Leadership Effectiveness
Supporting you to become more productive in communicating internally and externally using Insights® Discovery.

Taught, Thought and Discussion Content:

Covering the basics of understanding yourself and others (including clients and suppliers).

We use the Insights Discovery Personality profiling model that uses a simple visual methodology that supports effective communication.

The model adds an easily understandable engaging communication tool that delegates begin to use immediately and effectively when they leave the training room.

 Key Objectives:

  • Conduct principled negotiations that result in wise outcomes
  • Be able to use a process approach to achieve successful conclusions
  • Use a range of flexible communication strategies
  • Develop a confident negotiating style to deflect tough tactics and potential conflicts
  • Apply practical psychology principles to negotiate effectively

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • understand their own communication preferences and style
  • recognise the ‘otherness of others’
  • adapt their style to communicate more effectively.

The use of four memorable colour energies – Fiery Red, Sunshine Yellow, Earth Green and Cool Blue – creates a common language on which participants can then apply in their lives; at home and at work.

Course Outline;

  • The Power of Perception
  • The Insights Colour Energies
  • Jung’s Preferences
  • The Insights Discovery Wheel
  • The Insights Discovery Personal Profile
  • Recognising others styles
  • Adapting and connecting techniques
  • Action planning and keys to success

PART TWO – Discovering Leadership Effectiveness

This programme explores all aspects of leadership development within the context of your business. Our own licenced practitioner will guide you through the eight dimensions of leadership, enabling you to examine your effectiveness in each of these areas around your work projects. We will help you create a strategy for continuous personal development at the individual, team and organisational level.

We will work with you to explore your leaders’ preferences and capabilities in a practical and accessible way.

At the end of this session, you will have:

  • become aware of their own leadership profile
  • gained an understanding of what makes an effective leader
  • developed new leadership skills and enhanced existing ones
  • learned how to influence and motivate team members and to build trust
  • gained an understanding of how to add value to their organisation through effective leadership

 Course Outline:

  • You as a leader
  • The teams you lead
  • Developing leadership skills
  • Core Principles of good leadership
  • Help your leaders adapt their approach to motivate and inspire within a diverse organisation
  • Understand leadership strengths and weaknesses, and plan for higher levels of performance

Practical resources will be provided to help you improve relationships with key stakeholders.

The training will combine facilitated discussions, critical incidents, reflections and presentations to help delegates change their mindset towards becoming effective leaders.

Monday Night: Peer Networking & Dinner with theme: ‘Effective Communication in the Supply Chain’

1 Day Course

Part of a 5 day Programme

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