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Developing People/Soft Skills of Middle Leaders

“15% of a person’s success is due to technical knowledge and 85% is due to skill in human engineering – leadership and influencing people.” Dale Carnegie

Who should attend:

Middle Leaders (or those aspiring to be a middle leader)

Course details:

Why do some middle managers create positive and effective teams, and some do not? How can middle leaders make change successful? By reflecting on and developing all-important people-centred leadership skills, along with focusing on key aspects of what each leadership job entails, this course will enable delegates to have the confidence to try new approaches to encouraging and leading the staff in their team, and increase effectiveness in their core objectives.

Our training focusses on two common issues for middle leaders: first, tension between expectations from above versus from the team, and second, tension between line management versus collegiality.

Leadership skills will be developed through the use of a range of real-life scenarios and a variety of hands-on practical activities. Specific areas to be covered include building trust, listening, communication, motivating others, appreciating, challenging, holding tough conversations and giving meaningful feedback and balancing leading and teaching.

By the end of the course:

Delegates will have developed skills to try new approaches to developing positive relationships along with improving effectiveness, in their teams.


Course format:

This training can be delivered in-school as a training day or as a number of after-school twilight sessions. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

What delegates have said:

“Bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience the training allowed us to reflect and caused us to reflect on our practices at work and question our decision-making process at our school.”