High Impact Leadership - North Ayrshire Council

The Keil Centre works in partnership with North Ayrshire Council to develop a very successful seven-module Leadership Development Programme focusing on the behaviours, skills, attitudes and aptitudes critical to strategic leadership capability and performance. Each module provides a combination of theory and practice where delegates, both individually and collectively, link and apply the learning to the real challenges and opportunities they face in their working lives. Particular emphasis is placed upon shared learning and experience, ensuring the outputs from each module are highly relevant and meaningful to the context of organisational life and pressures. These features distinguish this programme from other public courses.

Leadership Development Programmes need to be highly contextualised; they need to work for managers in their specific organisational context. Whilst this page outlines the core content developed for North Ayrshire Council, organisations need to be active in influencing both the content and order in which modules are delivered. For instance, there may be benefits in delivering modules in harmony with the natural organisational cycle.

Who is it for?

This programme is designed for Corporate Directors and Senior Managers 

What will I learn?

The Leadership Development Programme runs over 12 to 18 months and comprises seven modules, each of 1 day duration. The Programme in its current format is externally accredited with UWS, 20 credit points at Level 11; The Keil Centre is also considering seeking recognition from ILM (Institute for Leadership and Management).

The seven modules deal with the following topics:

1. Collaborative Working

  • Receiving individual feedback on personal leadership, team and interpersonal style
  • Considering how effectively the whole leadership team operates at present, and how it wants to operate in the future

2. Coaching and Conversational Leadership

  • Developing coaching, listening, facilitating and feedback skills
  • Exploring the barriers and enablers to great organisational conversations

3. Leadership and Engagement

  • Reflecting on current challenges faced within the team
  • Exploring the effectiveness of different leadership styles and approaches

4. Managing Change

  • Understanding how the change process can impact on staff at all levels, and how it can best be managed
  • Recognising how to support others during periods of organisational change or transition
  • Identifying areas where changes can be made quickly, immediately and cost effectively

5. Problem Solving

  • Reviewing different individual and group problem solving tools, techniques and disciplines
  • Developing frameworks for effective planning, organising and decision making

6. Interpersonal Effectiveness

  • Reviewing relationships, with particular focus on conflict management
  • Reflecting upon the styles and strategies prevalent within the group

7. Building Resilience

  • Recognising symptoms of psychological wellbeing in themselves and others
  • Practising skills in supporting those who may be under threat in this area
  • Developing tools and techniques on how to build resilience


To find out more about more about Leadership Development support and how it may be beneficial to you or your organisation, please telephone our Edinburgh office on +44(0)131 229 6140 or email enquiries@keilcentre.co.uk

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