Prospectus

Design learning and development that meets your needs from an extensive range of modules and programmes 

  • Developed and delivered by social entrepreneurs and specialists
  • Combines work-based practice with accredited ILM qualifications
  • Fully adaptable to different levels of experience and growth
  • Content can be tailored to suit any group

Introducing Leadership

  • The difference between leadership and management
  • Leadership styles and roles
  • Leading yourself
  • Motivating others

For people who currently have, or are soon to move into leadership roles with line-management responsibilities. 

Benefits newer or aspiring managers who would like to increase their confidence to step up as a leader in their organisation.

 

Leading & Understanding Myself

Leading & Understanding Others

Leading in Your Organisation

  • Explore what sort of leader you need to be
  • Identify your personal preferences and strengths
  • Raise self-awareness through listening and emotional intelligence
  • Set personal leadership goals
  • Explore different leadership styles and approaches
  • Motivating and empowering others
  • Delegation and feedback
  • Adopting a coaching approach and developing questioning skills
  • Team dynamics and diversity
  • Communication skills and courageous conversations
  • Managing change and transitions
  • Reviewing your leadership journey and planning next steps

 

Self Leadership for Active Citizens

  • Personal Passion and Values
  • Community Mapping: Strengths, Assets and Challenges
  • Sustainable Development Goals and how these connect to your passion and community
  • You as a change maker
  • A strengths-based approach to leadership
  • Identifying and building your leadership style
  • Using leadership skills to make a difference
  • Developing an impact action plan

For people who have been in a leadership role for some time and have or are soon to move into a more senior role.

It specifically benefits managers who need to balance their day-to-day operational responsibilities with prioritising their strategic and external role as a leader.

 

Leading & Understanding Myself

Leading & Understanding Others 

Leading in Your Organisation

  • Explore the leader you need to be to meet your challenges & opportunities
  • What an effective leader looks like - assumptions and mindsets
  • Transitioning through leadership
  • Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
  • The power of questions and communication
  • Action Learning Sets
  • Personal strengths, and learning and personality preferences
  • Personal leadership goals
  • Creating healthy and engaging work places
  • Different leadership styles and approaches
  • Motivating and empowering others
  • Peer support through Action Learning
  • Non-directive approaches and coaching cultures
  • Delegation skills
  • Team dynamics and building teams
  • Creating a culture of feedback
  • Exploring courageous conversations
  • Being strategic and outward facing
  • Stakeholder mapping and collaboration
  • Collaboration and Partnership working
  • Influencing skills
  • Ethical decision making
  • Managing transition and change
  • Shouting about your social impact
  • Future proofing your organisation
  • Reviewing your leadership journey and what next for your learning

 

This introductory programme aims to support leaders to become more deliberately enterprising to enable organisations to become more self-sustaining and self-reliant.

It helps to develop growth mindsets and draws on entrepreneurial theory and approaches to start participants thinking about what it means to be enterprising.

 

Exploring Mindsets - What and Why

Exploring Ideas - How 

  • What do we mean by becoming more enterprising
  • The context and reasons why an enterprising mindset is beneficial
  • Challenges and opportunities of building an enterprising culture
  • Assumptions and mindsets of an enterprising leader
  • Identify personal leadership goals
  • An enterprising model for value based organisations
  • Balancing income generation and social impact
  • Exploring growth tools
    Enterprising organisational cultures
  • Co-coaching and action planning

A high-level introduction to the ideas and concepts of social enterprise and their potential use. Ideal for people that are new to the model.

 

Introduction to Social Enterprise

  • Values and purpose
  • Definitions and context
  • Revenue models
  • Legal structures
  • Balancing social and economic mission

 

An exploration of the different types of social enterprises, as well as a practical look at how a more enterprising approach could benefit individuals, organisations and their communities. 

 

Introduction & Overview

Social Enterprise in Practice

  • Triple bottom line
  • Legal structures
  • Organisational structure
  • Financing a social enterprise
  • Social enterprise case study exploration
  • Sources of support
  • Planning for development
  • ILM assessment guidance

A highly practical, immersive programme that provides all the essentials for individuals and organisations starting a new enterprise or growing an established organisation.

It is highly adaptable and responsive to the growth stage and experience of participants and their organisations.

 

Understanding & Planning

Marketing & ResearchFinance and Income
  • Concepts and characteristics
  • Legal and organisational structures
  • Goals and objectives
  • Enterprising Business models
  • Introduction to the Business Canvas
  • Market Research
  • Customers and target markets
  • Marketing and promotion
  • Positioning and USPs
  • Design Thinking
  • Product Development
  • Growth Strategies and tools
  • Costing and pricing
  • Cash flow and accounts
  • Strategy and Risk Business planning
  • Succession Planning
  • Finance Options
  • Measuring Impact

A highly practical, immersive programme that provides all the essentials for individuals and organisations starting a new enterprise or growing an established organisation.

It is highly adaptable and responsive to the growth stage and experience of participants and their organisations.

 

Understanding & Planning

Marketing & ResearchFinance and Income
  • Concepts and characteristics
  • Legal and organisational structures
  • Goals and objectives
  • Customers and research
  • Marketing and promotion
  • USPs
  • Business planning
  • Cash flow and accounts
  • Strategy and risk
  • Costing and pricing
Understanding Finance Developing a team to change the world Influencing the future
  • Financial management
  • Financial planning
  • Costing and pricing
  • Marketing and promotion
  • Connecting to your community
  • Building a team
  • Partnerships
  • Resilience and self-care
  • Evaluating your impact
  • Communicating your impact
  • Technology and storytelling
  • Next steps

Introducing Action Learning

Practicing Action Learning

  • Principles
  • Experiential learning
  • Action learning sets
  • Active listening
  • Reflective practice
  • Effective questioning
  • Action learning set facilitation

Introduction & Overview

Coaching in Practice

Workshops: Using Coaching

  • About coaching
  • Coaching mindset
  • Listening and questioning
  • GROW model
  • Coaching practice
  • Coaching and leadership
  • Using GROW and other coaching models
  • In difficult conversations
  • In team meetings and team development
  • In support and supervision
  • For problem solving and creative thinking
  • In appraisals

Introducing Facilitation

Practicing Facilitation

  • Principles and values
  • Learning styles
  • Effective group learning
  • Active listening
  • Effective questioning
  • Reflective practice
  • Facilitation practice

The Learning Process

Peer Learning

  • Learning cycle
  • Learning approaches and environments
  • Learning styles
  • Action learning sets
  • Co-coaching
  • Impactful learning
  • Reflective practice
  • Learning in practice

Measuring Social Impact

  • Purpose and benefits
  • Understanding your theory of change
  • Data collection methods