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ICALS™
International Certificate in Advanced Leadership Skills

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Course Overview

Leadership is not something people are just born with; leadership can be learnt. All around the world businesses are realizing the power of great leadership. They realize the value it brings to the business and to individuals and they are recognizing the significant costs of poor leadership too!
Leadership provides the motivation, incentive and desire that leads teams and people to deliver extraordinary, world class productivity, commitment and quality of service. Becoming a great leader can make a very significant difference to your career. Great leadership is felt by everyone around you, becoming a Performance Leader means that others will not only follow you but want to follow you, want to do great work and want to be part of your high performing team. The outcome of great leadership then is success... become a great leader now.

Key Takeaways

1
Recognize the value of great leadership to the success of your career, your team and your business
2
Develop and demonstrate your personal leadership ethos and style
3
Develop the drive and energy to achieve exceptional results
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Leverage relationships to generate individual, team business achievement
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Drive continuous improvement by raising performance standards of those around you
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Develop an action plan that will drive, change, and improve your leadership effectiveness

International Academy of Business and Financial Management
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The International Academy of Business and Financial Management™ is one of the world’s fastest growing professional association with more than 200,000 members, associates and affiliates in 145 countries. IABFM™ hosts and organizes certification training worldwide and offers exclusive board designations to candidates who meet the highest professional standards and assessment criteria. The IABFM is credited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) the International Standards setting authority.

Course Outline

Part 1
What is Leadership?
Defining leadership qualities
The skills and approaches of leadership
Leadership core competences explored
Self-belief and self-leadership
Values and beliefs » Inspiring and motivating
Defining and creating culture
Leadership vision and direction
Planning and Control
Coaching others to continually improve
Performance management
The personal, team and business benefits
Why exceptional leadership matters
Global leadership studies, research and findings
The link between strategic leadership and commercial success
The costs and risks of poor leadership
Personal Effectiveness
Self-awareness techniques
Releasing your potential
Self-management – time management, discipline and creating a time effective culture
Part 2
Leadership style
What kind of leader do you want to be?
Integrity and authenticity; Accountability in practice
Empathy
How to create the right culture through leadership
Strategic vision and direction
What is vision?
Why is it important? What are the benefits?
Creating a practical vision for your team or business: Setting clear direction and standards
Leadership Communication
Communicating upwards, downwards and to peers
Defining communication and it’s purpose
Using the right vehicle (face to face, email, telephone etc.)
Briefing teams and individuals with clarity, avoiding ambiguity or confusion
Leadership in action
What sort of role-model do you want to be?
Being a great role-model in practice
Defining clear objectives for your leadership remodeling and action planning
Part 3
Planning, organization and control
Strategic planning to deliver strategic objectives
Setting goals and SMART objectives that align with strategic goals
Right people in the right place – strategic resource planning
Evaluating, monitoring and controlling delivery
KPIs to drive progress
Team Leadership and management
Leveraging relationships and driving results
Developing practical personal discipline (time, thought, communication and action)
Consultation and decision making
Generating confidence and helping others become responsible and accountable
Driving performance
Defining, monitoring, assessing and raising standards of behavior and performance
Your assertiveness – the means to deliver results
Performance management techniques; performance evaluation, appraisal and how to raise performance levels to the level of the best
Tackling performance issues / difficult conversations
Giving world class feedback, Leader as coach
What is coaching in a business context?
Using coaching to meet standards
How coaching works
Practical performance coaching
Part 4
Leader as change agent
The Kotter model of change and improvement
Understanding the effects of change on people
Spheres of influence and control
Inspiring Leadership
Personal impact and developing your presence
Influencing behaviors and outcomes
Interpersonal relations that inspire commitment
Detailed Leadership Situational Case Study (Group Exercise)
ICALS™ Examination

Who Should Attend?

This highly practical and interactive course has been specifically designed for
This highly practical and interactive course has been specifically designed for anyone who has management or leadership responsibility at any level, in all types of corporate businesses:
→ Executive Management
→ Senior managers with responsibility for people leadership
→ HR Managers who wish to learn more about current leadership dynamics
→ Training managers who wish to explore new programmes for the leaders in their organizations
→ High potential (hi-po) talent pools
→ Members of high-flyer development programmes who wish to accelerate their leadership abilities

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What language will the course be taught in and what level of English do I need to take part in an LEORON training program?
Most of our public courses are delivered in English language. You need to be proficient in English to be able to fully participate in the workshop and network with other delegates. For in-house courses we have the capability to train in Arabic, Dutch, German and Portuguese.
Are LEORON Public courses certified by an official body/organization?
LEORON Institute partners with 20+ international bodies and associations.We also award continuing professional development credits (CPE/PDUs) for:1. NASBA (National Association of State Boards of Accountancy) 2. Project Management Institute PDUs 3. CISI credits 4. GARP credits 5. HRCI recertification credits 6. SHRM recertification credits
What is the deadline for registering to a public course?
The deadline to register for a public course is 14 days before the course starts. Kindly note that occasionally we do accept late registrations as well, but this needs to be confirmed with the project manager of the training program or with our registration desk that can be reached at +1071 4 1075 5711 or [email protected].
What does the course fee cover?
The course fee covers a premium training experience in a 5-star hotel, learning materials, lunches & refreshments, and for some courses, the certification fee and membership with the accrediting bodies.
Does LEORON give discounts?
Yes, we can provide discounts for group bookings. If you would like to discuss a discount on a corporate level, we will be happy to talk to you.

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