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Learning to LEAD: Laying Foundations for Leadership

...a 2-day fast-track program on Laying FOUNDATIONS for LEADERSHIP

REMINDER ~ April/May Leadership Clinics ~

Learning to Lead: 8 Roles Real Leaders Play...

Most of us know what leaders are supposed to do. They come up with strategies, co-ordinate resources, plan changes, schedule activities and keep an eye on how people perform. Fewer of us know how to really lead. That involves a very different set of skills and roles: how to infuse enthusiasm, shape a shared vision, inspire commitment, mobilise energy, be coaches, culture-creators, meaning-makers, relationship-builders, facilitators, perspective-takers and change-makers.  This is an underlying framework we use in Learning to Lead: Laying Foundations for Leadership.

To find out more about what these new roles entail, download our Foundations for Leadership FactFile...

Learning to LEAD: Laying Foundations for Leadership

Discount places Still Available… Register Now…

BRISBANE April 22-23… GOLD COAST May 28-29

...Also TOWNSVILLE June 4-5

A 2-day practise-intensive coaching clinic for new – & not-so-new – leaders... 

Looking out for emerging leaders is an essential future investment. This 2-day coaching intensive is for new or aspiring leaders. It’s also for those managers who’ve been leading for some time and are good at their technical or operational roles but have never had the opportunity to explore what leadership really is or catch up on some of the basic leadership skills and tools they need…

Using the 5 Leadership Learning Disciplines and 8 Roles of Real Leaders as a framework -- this fast-track Learning to Lead clinic paces you through essential leadership lessons that really make a difference, and clarifies critical roles, tools, skills and capabilities you need to really lead. The program lays critical leadership foundations and introduces you to an array of useful leadership concepts, frameworks and tools, along with a self-coaching model you can use to help you set personal goals and improvement plans.  It aims to help you:


Clarify leadership and the critical roles/capabilities you need to lead


Use Senge’s 5 Learning Disciplines as a cogent leadership framework and a set of tools for leading


Gain insights into why personal mastery and self-awareness matter for great leadership


Build a leadership toolkit to help handle leadership responsibilities you need to tackle on your journey


Begin work on your own leadership challenges and prepare a personal leadership learning plan

Topics covered include:


Learning to lead: roles, capabilities, challenges 


Managing or leading – what’s the difference?


Leadership and the 5 Learning Disciplines


Leading through Shared Vision and Values


Mental models – thinking leadership


Personal Mastery – a matter of mindfulness


Leaders as culture-creators – why it matters


Relating leadership to sound followership


Participative leadership – why it works better


Engaging and empowering others for results


The conversational nature of leadership


Linking leadership to emotional intelligence


Self-management, self-responsibility, self-control


Resonant and dissonant – 6 leadership styles


Systems Thinking – coping with complexity


Leading people through change

What do people say about this beneficial clinic?

“Learning to Lead was very valuable – time well spent. It gave me a better appreciation of leading, provided good tools and many new skills and insights.”  David Kiehne, Queensland Health

"Our organisation decided to concentrate on developing our leaders of tomorrow and Bill's range of Learning to Lead courses was just what we’d been looking for. Feedback has been consistently great! Real changes can been seen in attitudes and behaviours.” Jo Lambden, Director Hervey Bay City Council

Got interested colleagues and friends? Greatly appreciated if you can please forward this course notice on to staff, colleagues and friends who may be keen to strengthen their leadership skills base or encourage others to and create energetic and pro-active leadership cultures at work. And if you would extend this circulation to include your wider management, HR or government networks, we’d also be most grateful.

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Hope to see you some time in 2009!  Cheers…

Bill Cropper
The Change Forum

Learning to LEAD: Laying solid relational foundations for emerging and new leaders...

BRISBANE  --  April 22-23

GOLD COAST  --  May 28-29

Leading through Conversations: 2-day coaching clinic on more powerful and constructive conversations...

GOLD COAST-- April 30-May 1

BRISBANE   --   May 14-15

Dealing with Difficult Discussions: How to convert destructive confrontation into constructive conversations...

TOOWOOMBA   --   May 5-6

GOLD COAST  --   May 12-13

EarlyBird DISCOUNTS...

Extended for ALL Events

2-Day / 1-Day (All GST Inc)

$594 / $429 single

$1650 / $1188 group of 3

$528 / $396 Schools/NFP

FEE Includes

 100+ page Self-Coaching

Toolkit supports ongoing learning back-at-work

 Course participation

Lunch & refreshments

Certificate of Completion


Aims & Content

Registration form



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TEL:   07-4068 7591

MOB:  0429-687 591

FAX:  07-4068 7555



Confirmed on Registration

PAYMENT Due on Invoice

10+ days prior to event

DID you know? We run leadership, teambuilding, EI   and culture change programs in-house. Contact us to discuss your needs or get a quote.   Tel: 07-40687591

ALSO coming to SE Qld... Click title for Brochure

EI at Work: 1-day seminar on working with emotional intelligence for STAFF only...

TOOWOOMBA   --   June 1

BRISBANE   --   June 17

Compassionate Leadership:  Advanced EI clinic for more resonant and connective leadership.

BRISBANE -- June 2-3

Leading with EI: 2-day Personal Mastery clinic for managers and other leaders

BRISBANE  --  June 18-19

TOOWOOMBA   --   July 21-22

Learning to Lead Change:  Tools and processes to effectively lead change.

BRISBANE -- June 23-24

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Need a helping hand with change? Review our Change Services Profile...

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Free FactFiles on topics from our self-coaching guides…

Our Coaching Prospectus offers insights into our personal coaching approach ...

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