Training and Events

Opportunities and training with a small coloured logo in the title, are those that have been organised, funded and facilitated by the South East Museum Development Programme.

GEM Intermediate Course: Essentials of Leadership

Monday 4th December 2017

Museum of London

Are you in or moving towards a leadership role in your organisation – a manager or programme, project or team leader? Do you want to improve your leadership practice and learn new ways to inspire and motivate others? This intermediate course will help you do just that!

Leadership is often misunderstood for management. Management is about tasks but leadership is about people. To be an effective leader, you must understand how to nurture and empower others so they can achieve more than individuals would achieve alone.

This course promotes a creative approach to leadership which can be applied across the heritage sector. This is not a one-size-fits-all approach to training and instead will help you make best use of your personal qualities, skills and attributes. Through the course you will be supported to develop a leadership style and practice which is authentic to you, is adaptable and always growing and developing.

The course combines a one-day practical workshop with development activities to be completed prior to and after the workshop. The tasks ahead of the workshop are designed to stimulate reflection, and those after will embed the learning and enable you to share progress with other participants.

The one-day workshop is highly active and participatory, making full use of experiential learning, combined with group discussion and reflection. Learning outcomes will include understanding:

  • The discomfort of leadership.
  • Your preferred leadership style.
  • The Rider and the Elephant – the two sides of motivation.
  • Building and maintaining trust relationships.
  • Creating the space to empower others.
  • Strategies for influencing others and changing behaviours.

Course dates:

(a) Newcastle: Tuesday 3 October 2017, 10.00-17.00

(b) London: Monday 4 December 2017, 10.00-17.00   

(c) Bristol: Thursday 25 January 2018, 10.00-17.00

Details and booking