Navigator Programme in Leadership
Start date: 2021
Time commitment: 40 hours teaching time over 12 weeks
How is this course taught? Online
“I took part in the Navigator programme over a four-month period last year. The programme has helped me to evaluate my own leadership style, taking the time to step back and truly understand the good and the bad. I think initially I was expecting to be given the answers; however, Richard is a superb coach and I soon realised I had all the information and answers. The thinking differently module was especially valuable in allowing me to look at and articulate problems in a way I never had before. I have taken away skills that will stay with me throughout my career but also personally in my family life too.”
The Navigator Programme aims to provide participants with the tools and mindset to become effective leaders within their chosen career path. Among other benefits the programme equips participants with techniques to think differently when faced with complex problems.
The programme consists of five modules delivered over three months.
Each Navigator Programme is limited to six spaces, ensuring that delegates can fully participate, contribute and feel connected to others on the programme through the online platform.
There are no formal entry requirements for the Navigator Programme. However, those in leadership roles or looking to take on more responsibility in their careers will find this programme beneficial.
The Navigator Programme is suitable for individuals who are in a leadership role and have three or more years’ experience working in an organisation (from any sector), and are seeking ways to developer innovative leadership approaches and expand their leadership peer network.
The programme is also aimed at senior managers looking to expand their knowledge of leadership and/or move into C level leadership positions.
The Navigator Programme is structured into five modules, comprising one - three teaching sessions per module.
Module one sets out why leadership is important, what key qualities are required to be effective as a leader and explores the “mission” delegates will undertake.
- Module two is focused on creating capacity to lead, using diagnostic tools, an App and various models to explore how participants can become more resilient and develop their emotional intelligence in order to remain focused.
- Module three provides participants with tools to think differently about how to lead, using LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® (LSP) methodology and material. LSP is a hands-on, minds-on creative learning process that produces a deeper, more meaningful understanding of leadership.
- Module four equips participants with essential skills that will allow them to deliver through others with improved engagement, commitment and performance.
- Module five shows how the “leadership journey” is one that is ongoing, using a method that leverages the collective power of the group to assess how well each individual participant is “mission accomplished” whilst also providing challenge, encouragement and support for the onward journey.
In addition to the scheduled elements of the Navigator Programme, participants can expect to enjoy other benefits. These include one-to-one resilience development with a personal trainer, one-to-one coaching with professional certified coach, materials to support ongoing application of learning, knowledge and ideas exchange and support from a leadership peer group.
The Navigator Programme is delivered by a team of four specialist facilitators, led by “navigator” Richard Cartlidge, a leadership development specialist and former Royal Air Force Navigator who flew Chinook helicopters and led operational missions in Bosnia, Kosovo and Afghanistan. For over 20 years Richard has worked with individuals, teams and organisations delivering leadership development programmes. He currently holds a Director position at Performance Solutions Consulting, and is a Senior Partner at Thinkistitute, both leadership development organisations.
This is an online course taught via LSBU’s learning platform.
Delegates will be expected to dedicate 40 hours of their time over the programme’s duration as well as additional time for self-led learning.
The course will total approximately 40-hours teaching time over 12 weeks, the sessions will run as follows:
Module 1: Two 3.5-hour sessions
Module 2: Two 3.5-hour sessions
Coaching: One 90-minute session
Module 3: Two 3.5-hour sessions
Module 4: Three 3.5-hour sessions
Module 5: One 7-hour session
Participants will also be required to commit 2-hours of self-led study for each module.
Participants will be required to complete a 200-word summary between each module, sharing how they have put the learning from the previous module into practice.
Module five is an assessment day, when delegates will be invited to present their learning to the rest of the delegates along with their leadership goals for beyond the programme, with the group providing feedback.
There is no formal accreditation for this course. A certificate of attendance is provided.
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