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An Introduction to Leadership

20.01.16 9:45 am
20.01.16 4:45 pm


Children in Wales

*: £115.00 – £135.00

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A one-day course

It seems there has never been a time when there has been so much emphasis on leadership and the need for highly effective leaders across all sectors and in a wide range of different roles.

This one day event is specifically designed for practitioners working in children’s services who may be thinking about taking on a leadership role or who have aspects of leadership in their current role.

Through the study of leadership theory and the development of leadership skills, it is possible to become more attuned to the type of leader you may be or may aspire to be.

The aim of the day is to:

To support participants in understanding what is expected of them in a leadership role, to carry out some self-assessment and to go away with some ideas for their development.

The objectives are:

  • To introduce some of the key leadership research over the past century, and specifically its relevance for practitioners working in services for children and their families
  • To explore possible differences between leadership and management
  • To examine their role as leaders/managers and their own style of leadership/management
  • To consider some of the core skills that make up leadership
  • To consider some of the ways in which learning from the course can be used at work

About the Trainer

Deryl Dix started her career working as a drama specialist in Cardiff Council’s creative arts team. She later took up a public affairs role within the heart health demonstration project ‘Heartbeat Wales’, before becoming the Wales Director of the Family Planning Association (FPA). She held this position for ten years and followed it with Director level posts with the RNID (Royal National Institute for Deaf people) and CSV (Community Service Volunteers).
Whilst working for the FPA, Deryl gained a post-graduate diploma in counselling from the University of Wales. Further to this, she has both the introductory and intermediate level certificates in Family Therapy, a certificate in ‘Group relationships and inter-personal skills’, BPS (British Psychological Society) licensing certificates at level A and level B in psychometric testing and is an INLPTA certified practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP).
In 2000 Deryl established her own training and consultancy business. She now works with clients in a wide variety of roles across the private, public and voluntary sectors, focussing on the development of inter-personal skills including: Management and Leadership development, Team development, Sexuality & relationships, Diversity, Child protection, Communication skills, Coaching and Group facilitation.

This course is also offered as in-house training, please contact training@childreninwales.org.uk for more information.

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