Principles and Practices of People Leadership - Auckland


This event is offered on behalf of the NZ Planning Institute

Principles and Practices of People Leadership2 Day Workshop for Emerging Leaders

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Many planners are challenged by the need to lead without formal direct reporting relationships, others find themselves in the position of leading project teams and having to build high performing teams quickly.

If you are an emerging leader you too can gain greater confidence by revealing your own leadership style. Learn practical tips on the 'leadership mastery journey' and enable yourself to be more effective in supporting your development to the highest of leadership positions in the future.

This workshop has a combination of input, discussion, real life story telling, including examples and exercises. With its practical 'down to earth' approach to leading people you will learn new and better ways to deal with life's challenges and how to get results from people .


Day One:

8.30 am Arrival and Registration

9.00 am - 10.30 am

Session One:Trust and understanding are the pre-requisites of learning

Topic: Introduction to each other and establish expectations
Objective: Relax all, engage interest, relate to real life, set goals and give a Leadership overview framework for the two days

10.30 am Morning Tea

10.45 am - 12.30 pm

Session Two: Emotional Intelligence forms a foundation for leaders

Topic: Emotional control and understanding of self and others
Objective: Understand effect of emotions on thinking on self and others; learn techniques for developing emotional competencies

12.30 pm Lunch

1.15 - 3.00 pm

Session Three: Without motivation to achieve results, leaders can achieve nothing

Topic: Motivation of self and others
Objective: Understand effect of emotions on thinking and motivation; find solutions to specific engagement problems for self and others

3.00 pm Afternoon Tea

3.15 - 5.00pm

Session Four: Put theory into practice together

Topic: Team leadership exercise: The Tower
Objective: Be able to translate theory into practice and use reflection for reviewing improvements and achievements

5.00 pm End of day: Review the days content and anticipate tomorrows input.

Day Two

8.30 - 9.00am Arrival

9.00 - 10.30am Recap day one and introduce day two

Session One: We are all different: that is your advantage as a leader

Topic: Harnessing the enormous power of diversity to achieve results
Objective: Understand and be able to use peoples differences as an advantage. Acknowledging cognitive, personality and character differences. Build a personal model for development practice.

10.30 am Morning Tea

10.45 - 12.15 pm

Session Two: Teamwork

Topic: Rules for leading a group or team
Objective: Identifying the difference between groups and teams; introducing techniques and tools for achieving results through collective minds.

12.15 pm Lunch

1.00 - 2.30 pm

Session Three: Play, discuss and learn together

Topic: Practice collective tools in a group and learn the key practices of leadership
Objective: To integrate learning, enable people to practice techniques and summarise key practices of leaders

2.30 pm Afternoon Tea

2.45 - 5.00 pm

Session Four: Setting up a support structure for the future

Topic: Learning should continue long after the workshop. Creating a support structure to make that easier for everyone.
Objective: To set up peer mentor teams for completing leadership projects and ongoing personal support

5.00 pm End of workshop

Programme Facilitators

Leigh Auton

Leigh has extensive local government experience including being a former Chief Executive of Manukau City Council. He has a passion for planning, strategic thinking and good governance. He has been involved in issues at national, regional and local levels in New Zealand.

Janis Grummitt

Janis has more than 30 years experience advising senior executives across many organisations spanning central and local Government, the private and not-for-profit sectors. A social anthropologist, Janis also uses her personal knowledge of neuro science to add to her considerable leadership experience. She has been an executive leader and now enjoys mentoring others including individuals, companies and boards.

Together they offer a powerful combination of theory, practice and realism for leaders in the planning world.

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  • 10/12/2015 - 11/12/2015
  • 08:30 - 17:00
  • Auckland   Rydges Hotel, 59 Federal Street, Cnr Kingston St, Auckland, Auckland    Auckland   NZ
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