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.
Blerta Isai Mustafa
Training Adviser

Key Takeaways

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


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
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


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.


  • Review:
    The course touched all important HR areas in a very interesting way. It has all what an HR leader is looking after. I recommend it for all HR leaders in order to make more educated recommendations and decisions rather than assumptions. A great training, amazing instructor
    Esraa Nusair
    HR manager at Massadr HR services
  • Review:
    Through this training the trainer broadened and changed our world scope and enlightened our vision of true world class leader. No doubt this was more precious than tons of books learned by. And training was organized in a high professionalism. -Practical Solutions Group LLC
    Elvin Mahmudov,
    Project Manager
  • Review:
    Leadership taken to the next level, Dr. Morne an exceptional instructor, method enabled us to beter understand... -Saudi Bells Communication (INTIGRAL)
    Maha El Mahgoub
    Senior Operations Manager
  • Review:
    The ICALS course was quite an eye opener for me (thought before now I am a super leader). The course content is deep and incisive. There is just no limit to the new things one could learn in life. The course instructor was just excellent! He has complete grip of what he taught. The materials he presented were well made and very robust. I just will have to find time to go through them again with the notes I made. The organization was very perfect and flawless. This is the truth, coming from me – I have attended so many international courses. It’s really been nice dealing with Leoron Group. Well done all!. -LOJ ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS LIMITED & LOJ ENERGY SERVICES NIGERIA LIMITED
    Dr. Jide Olufuyi
    Managing Director & CEO
  • Review:
    Great learning experience, great informative course. Dr. Morse is a great instructor with extensively high leadership knowledge level, great positive attitude, best debater of all times and high ability of cultural, religion, societal and social background acceptance. The course in general is very rich and adds value to every person, especially when it comes to experiencing different opinions from different people who work in different places and play different roles, people who come from different cultural and experience backgrounds. Diversity of the attendees makes it much valuable. Interaction of participants enriches the contents of the course and takes it to the other level of thinking and analyzing things from a different prospective. A course worth to join not only for senior managers and leaders but for every person who is eager to add value to him/herself hence to the community and the surrounding environment. Leorons routine seems to be their customer satisfaction and continuous development. They are professional, humble, and customer satisfaction oriented rather than profit rising focused, which I believe will take them to the top level around the globe in their business area. All the best to Leoron team members, and all the best to the candidates who are looking forward to keep their knowledge up to date. I am looking forward to have more of such great experiences with Leoron... -Al Ain Club SG
    Hajdin Sefaj
  • Review:
    One of the mind opening courses that I think every leader/potential leader should attend
    Dalal Hussain
    Head of HR & Training, NBK
  • Review:
    The interactive part was great – really allows the trainees to think outside of the box. The course really pushed us to put on our thinking hats and look into what really drives to be great leaders
    Nawar Al Tarkait
    Kuwait Investment Authority
  • Review:
    On behalf of all NBK staff, I would like to thank LEORON for this great content and tools used to conduct the course. Special thanks to Nigel for making it smooth and understandable, he is full of knowledge and real life examples. THANK YOU LEORON & NIGEL
    Mohammed Redha Moamer
    Head of Treasury, NBK Bahrain
  • Review:
    This leadership programme was different because Nigel was able to exhibit leadership competencies and present a variety of real life examples
    Mohamed Yusuf
    Senior Manager – Operations, NBK