Beyond! program

For team leads

In order to be a successful team lead, excellent soft skills are the baseline. Building a strong team, deploying a team in a balanced way, consciously providing leadership and knowing how to have difficult conversions will make the difference for your organization. Subject-specific and strategic skills are extremely important, but do not help a team lead to get the most out of the team.

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Beyond! program

For team leads

In order to be a successful team lead, excellent soft skills are the baseline. Building a strong team, deploying a team in a balanced way, consciously providing leadership and knowing how to have difficult conversions will make the difference for your organization. Subject-specific and strategic skills are extremely important, but do not help a team lead to get the most out of the team.

Leadership styles

  • Understand leadership styles through a leadership style assessment
  • Get to know and recognize different styles in a group exercise
  • Practice how to apply the different styles in a leadership context (taking the situation, audience and intention into account)

Difficult conversations

  • Roleplay situations in which conversations can become difficult or emotional (e.g. bad news)
  • Understand personal conflict preferences, and practice how to employ different conversation/response modes
  • Use tools to intervene in a conversation when it becomes difficult or gets stuck

Effective team management

  • Practice with applying situational leadership to empower colleagues
  • Reflect and define actions on how to create a good team environment
  • Define actions on how to improve productivity by focusing on goals, alignment & continuous improvement

Hiring for success

  • Understand what to look for in a candidate, and make the right preparations to hire the best-fit candidate
  • Learn how to objectively test for results based on the past experience of the candidate and consider any biases
  • Learn how to find the right cultural fit for the company

Strategy & prioritization

  • Reflect on the overall organization’s goal, and the way in which different teams contribute to this
  • Practice with assessing & prioritizing drivers to influence and realize your goals
  • Assess and define actions to improve your (team’s) strategic focus

Coaching

  • Get to know the different coaching styles and reflect on when to apply them
  • Use effective application of the GROW model

People development

  • Learn how to structure and prepare a development conversation
  • Practice on having discussions about both performance (outcomes) as well as (underlying) motives, fears or blockers
  • Practice and reflect on creating learning opportunities for team members

Meeting mastery

  • Learn how to diagnose typical meeting challenges that impact meeting’s effectiveness
  • Develop advanced facilitation skills to make any meeting more energizing and productive​
During the Beyond! program the leaders in your organization can develop soft skills that are crucial for the effective management of a team. During the program we will help them with very practical tools to (better) master these skills. We add crucial skills to you and other manager’s professional and strategic skills that can be used for years to come and with which the leaders can take on these new leadership challenges in the working world full of confidence. We help to become aware of different leadership styles, practicing with difficult conversations, and teaching the difference between coaching and advise and when each strategy can best be applied. The team leads will also learn how to manage meetings as effectively as possible, think strategically, set goals, and how to manage teams most effectively.
Number of participants:4 – 12 participants
Program duration:6 months
Training topics:6 different topics you can pick from our training list
(this is our standard, but we are flexible to adjust to your needs)
Classroom sessions:3 hours per topic
Language:English & Dutch
Including:– All materials needed
– Use of online app
– Assessment report at start and end
– Lepaya certificate

Growth mindset

  • Become aware of one’s own strengths
  • Learn the importance of reflection to recognize areas of improvement
  • Be stimulated to actively try out new things to accelerate personal development 

Conscious communication

  • Gain awareness of different levels of communication within a conversation
  • Learn to switch between different levels of communication
  • Practice making progress when a conversation gets stuck, by communicating on the right or a different level

Taking ownership

  • Practice to plan projects in logical steps, milestones and take dependencies into consideration 
  • Assess the optimal role for the stakeholders in projects and involve them accordingly

Actionable communication

  • Learn to structure your message and include a clear call-to-action
  • Practice conveying only key messages needed for impact 
  • Practice to tailor a message to the audience and goal

Time management - prioritizing

  • Understand the concept of urgent vs. important, and how this can impact priorities
  • Practice how to schedule, plan and prioritise

Feedback for growth

  • Learn to use examples of behavior & impact to illustrate feedback
  • Learn how to use critical feedback to modify behavior and practice engaging in constructive discussions
  • Discuss the importance of ongoing (frequent and informal) feedback

Personality profiling

  • Become aware of one’s own strengths
  • Learn the importance of reflection to recognize areas of improvement
  • Be stimulated to actively try out new things to accelerate personal development

Time management - protecting your time

  • Gain awareness of different levels of communication within a conversation
  • Learn to switch between different levels of communication
  • Practice making progress when a conversation gets stuck, by communicating on the right or a different level

Commercial sensitivity​

  • Practice to plan projects in logical steps, milestones and take dependencies into consideration 
  • Assess the optimal role for the stakeholders in projects and involve them accordingly

Participants review

Bynder - Employee
Bynder - Employee
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Very lively instructions with a lot of practice. Trainer gave individual feedback.
Picnic - Manager
Picnic - Manager
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The training really helped to take communication within my team to the next level and being able to grow as a team.
L'Oréal - Professional
L'Oréal - Professional
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We’ve learned quite a few handy tips and tricks on how to manage time and energy. A lot of things I can share with colleagues.
Bloomon - Manager
Bloomon - Manager
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Feedback For Growth was very good; receptive and credible trainers; helpful practice with real examples.
RTL Nederland - Professional
RTL Nederland - Professional
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Structured storytelling-It’s something everyone does, but not everyone acknowledges. If people would understand more what the levels are they can act on it.

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