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Expand! program - TAILORED FOR CONSULTANCIES OR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

New Leaders

This Expand! program is tailored for professionals in the industry of professional services or consultancy, who are transitioning into a team lead role. It is crucial to manage your team effectively in a setting where collaboration and stakeholder management is prominent. In order to help you deliver great results, we’ve established this Expand! Program. It teaches you how to deploy your team in a balanced way, deal effectively with role changes and how to consciously provide leadership. Additionally, we discuss ways to make beneficial differences as a leader. Get the most out of yourself and your team.

Expand! program - TAILORED FOR CONSULTANCIES OR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

New Leaders

This Expand! program is tailored for professionals in the industry of professional services or consultancy, who are transitioning into a team lead role. It is crucial to manage your team effectively in a setting where collaboration and stakeholder management is prominent. In order to help you deliver great results, we’ve established this Expand! Program. It teaches you how to deploy your team in a balanced way, deal effectively with role changes and how to consciously provide leadership. Additionally, we discuss ways to make beneficial differences as a leader. Get the most out of yourself and your 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

Unbiased Communication

  • Learn how to recognize, address and mitigate (unconscious) biases in your daily communication
  • Practice with different types of listening and consciously applying filters 
  • Reflecting on filters that may bias your listening

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

Coaching

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

During the Expand! program you develop soft skills that are crucial for the effective management of a (project) team. We provide practical tools to help you further master these soft skills. These crucial impactful skills add to your professional and strategic hard skills that you can use for years to come. Take on new leadership challenges confidently in your working life full of confidence.

Become aware of (your personal) leadership styles and adapt to different group contexts. Also, practice having difficult (bad news) conversations and understand the difference between coaching vs. advising. Determine when you can best apply which strategy. Furthermore, you also learn how to recognize, address and mitigate (unconscious) biases in communications. Additionally, learn how to effectively prepare and structure development conversations with your team members. How to think strategically, set goals, and manage your team most effectively, this is what the Expand! Program is all about.

Number of participants:4 – 12 participants
Program duration:6 months
Training topics:6 standardized topics
(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

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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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