Develop leadership skills through Thistle’s Leading Others course

Effective leaders are confident, skilled and principled – and they also have the ability to empower and engage the people around them.

Leading Others

Next course: 12 – 14 September, 7 – 8 November 2016

Leading Others is a ground-breaking training course available to managers and leaders in Health and Social Care in both the public and third sector.  The course combines 5 days of intensive teaching with Terra Nova consultant Philip Roycroft, alongside independent study and practice, supported by a sponsor from your organisation and distance-coaching from Phil.

This is a rigorous and in-depth period of learning and development from which you will emerge a more confident and effective leader able to engage and empower those around you.

This innovative Thistle Foundation course is accredited by Queen Margaret University and successful completion is equivalent to 15 credits at SCQF Level 7 which can support SSSC registration for supervisors in for example housing support services and care at home services.

More about the course

Before you start on the first of two residential teaching periods we will ask you to complete a questionnaire with your sponsor. This will help us to understand your goals and motivations for joining the course and clarify the expectations within your organisation.

The residential teaching periods in Callander are a unique aspect of our training and part of what makes it so effective:  you will immerse yourself in your learning, surrounded by a close network of up to 25 peers who’ll support and challenge you. It is an opportunity to live the leadership skills you develop.

Our teaching is informal and engaging, mixing theoretical input, practical activity, discussions and skills inputs. We’ll cover topics such as engagement, motivation, delegation, teamwork, observation, listening and feedback. We’ll also encourage you to reflect on your leadership style and personal values.

In between the two residential teaching periods you will work with your team and your sponsor to develop an Improvement Plan. After the second residential teaching period you will implement the plan and complete the assignment.

The course price is £774

This includes teaching time, accommodation and all meals during your residential stay and long distance learning through 1:1 telephone calls.

Read Phil Roycroft’s blog about leaders and managers