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Newly Formed Leadership Team
FTSE 100 Engineering Company
Senior Leadership Peer Group
Questline were approached by a growing educational academy trust to work with their senior leaders; headteachers, CEO and CFO in order to create a congruent vision, increase collaboration and understanding of their impact across the leadership within the individual school establishments during a period of transformation within the trust through leadership skills training.
We started with a 1:1 fact-find meeting with the sponsor (the CEO) to work through current challenges and potential focus areas.
Questline kicked off the Impact programme with a group workshop with all 5 delegates and the sponsor. This included contracting – how we wanted to work together and an introduction to the programme and familiarisation with the approach to ensure all delegates were at ease. We talked through, using an open, informal facilitation style and identified common themes and threads to spark ideas for areas of focus for each delegate.
We then broke into 1:1 sessions to work with individual leaders on their personal contracts, initial goals and expectations.
A period of 1:1 coaching then followed, where delegates were encouraged to raise awareness, take action and reflect upon results to bring into the next sessions.
We reformed as a team for a group facilitated workshop at the mid-point to talk through and share observations, reflections and actions and importantly land the learning and ensure the whole leadership team were given the opportunity to share.
We concluded the 1:1 coaching sessions and met for a final group session where the team presented and landed their thoughts, reflections and future actions to sustain the learning.
1:1 fact-find meeting
Group facilitated workshop
1:1 coaching sessions
Final group session
Delegates reported positive results both personally and organisationally and felt that they were a stronger team as a result of working together improving their leadership skills.
Delegates reported that they were aware of the impact emotion can have on situations and the impact they were trying to achieve. They reported a greater sense of purpose and improved relationships. The output of the sessions was added pictorially to a final document which landed the group vision, the congruent values and what makes each so important. This was used to help with other schools in the trust.
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