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Impactful leaders make a difference. They have a lasting impact on individuals and organisations, and deliver better outcomes and services.

With a group of likeminded peers, join our leadership coach to work on identifying skills you can develop, your key strengths, and strategies for improvement.

Our Impactful Leadership course will give you the skills to apply specific and personalised leadership tools like systems thinking and emotional agility to your everyday leadership role. Learn how to develop trust in your team and enhance inclusivity of thought as well as different working styles.

Leave the day with a personalised action plan to help you continually develop your leadership skills.

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Kate Sturdy
Executive Coach and Mentor

Kate is a qualified executive coach and mentor (L7, Institute of Leadership and Management).  She has 20 years senior leadership and management experience in local government, private sector and the UK civil service, working extensively with Boards, senior public sector policy and strategy leads, front-line practitioners and politicians. She has advised Secretaries of State on strategic policy direction, and led significant areas of policy reform in children’s services, child poverty and workless families policy.

Kate has a strong track record in learning and development and change management. She is an experienced facilitator, currently leading group coaching sessions ...

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Learning Outcomes

  • Understand what it means to be a more impactful leader
  • Learn how to improve trust and inclusivity amongst your staff
  • Receive coaching on areas to improve as a leader
  • Take back action plan to be a more impactful leader
All the Understanding ModernGov courses are Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certified, with signed certificates available upon request for event.

Enquire About In-House Training

To speak to someone about a bespoke training programme, please contact us:
0800 542 9414
[email protected]


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09:00 - 09:30


09:30 - 10:00

Trainer’s Welcome and Clarification of Learning Outcomes

10:00 - 10:30

Quick Recap: What is Leadership

  • Bust the myths around leadership
  • Establish what type of leader you are:
    • A) Character versus competence
    • B) Self assessment
    • C) Implications
  • Gain a quick overview of the difference between leadership and management
10:30 - 10:45

Morning Break

10:45 - 11:30

Understand and Apply Leadership Techniques

  • Practice systems thinking
  • Practice openness and transparency
  • Authentically care
  • Practice emotional agility
11:30 - 12:30

Enhancing Trust and Inclusivity

  • Develop methods to improve trust and improve performance
  • Learn how to maintain boundaries at the same time
12:30 - 13:30


13:30 - 14:30

One-to-One Coaching

  • Receive coaching in groups to be a better leader
  • Utilise the GROW model of coaching
14:30 - 14:45

Afternoon Break

14:45 - 15:30

Workshop: Impactful Leadership in Action

  • Take part in exercises to instill what you have learnt throughout the day
  • Have the intended impact on your organisation
  • Take back action plan to be a more impactful leader
15:30 - 16:00

Feedback and Action Planning