To enable headteachers to achieve a sense of balance, we have designed a leadership development programme, consisting of three cycles (one per term for a year) that has been carefully sequenced to combine the following elements:
The programme overview is as follows.
We aim to launch new cohorts at the start of each new term, September, January, and April. As an example, the timings for a typical autumn term cohort are as follows (based on 2022):
Cycle 1 programme activity
Wk 2: 12/09/22 – 16/09/22
Programme preparation and orientation webinar with Maria and Andrew (Virtual, group, 90 minutes)
Wk 3: 19/09/22 – 23/09/22
Complete and submit Needs Analysis to be discussed at first wellbeing coaching session.
Wk 4: 26/09/22 – 07/10/22
Wellbeing coaching with Maria (Virtual, one-to-one, 60 minutes)
Wk 6: 10/10/22 and ongoing
Deliberate practice (techniques)
Wk 7-9: 17/10/22 – 4/11/22
Leadership coaching with Andrew (Virtual, one-to-one, 60 minutes)
H A L F T E R M
Wk 10: 07/11/22 and ongoing
Deliberate practice (authentic leader model)
Wk14: 5/12/22 -16/12/22
Group coaching with Maria and Andrew (Virtual, group, 90 minutes)
Throughout the coaching sessions, and the programme itself, the CPD experience has been designed to be disruptive in order to challenge participants' thinking. They will be encouraged to engage in critical self-reflection, drawing on insights and experience as they seek to become balanced leaders, both at home and at work. There will also be a strong focus on the three main CPD mechanisms of goal-setting, feedback and action planning.
Typical coaching sessions consist of the following content, depending on needs-analysis:
4 Session Format
Induction and Welcome
By the end of the session the participant will:
3 Session Format
Main focus (although will be driven by the needs of the coachee)
Quadrant 1: Construct
Discovering your purpose through mission, vision, and beliefs
Quadrant 2: Connect
Empowering people through relationships, trust, and motivation
Quadrants 3 and 4: Commit and Create
Unlocking potential through capacity, strategy, and growth
We are currently seeking accreditation from a university which will likely require the submission of a written summative assessment task in the form of an evaluative case study at the end of the programme.
We've kept the pricing structure simple: the more people you invest in, the better the value. Prices start at £2300 per person, but can be as little as £1900 each for a larger group of 30 (17% discount). This includes ten and a half hours' of coaching, full induction and training on the use of the Heart Health biosensor app, a copy of The Authentic Leader, and full developmental support through the year.
To download a copy of the programme in full, click here.