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Building Leadership Resilience

Building Leadership Resilience
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 09:30 to 16:30
Belfast Central Mission, 5 Glengall Street, Belfast, BT12 5AD

As all Chief Officers know, effective leadership requires high levels of physical stamina and personal resilience – as well as vision, networks, knowledge and skills. Many of the leaders I work with in are very busy and over stretched.  They value space in which they can think clearly, be innovative and plan how to implement change. However many have moments when they feel isolated, not sure who to trust and partner with.

Evidence shows that personal resilience is critical to being able to sustain effectiveness in one’s leadership role. This full-day development session will provide you with a range of practical tools and techniques to help you increase your leadership resilience and also importantly develop it in others particularly the people you lead.

The objectives of this session are to enable you to:

1. Understand the ‘human side’ of change
2. Develop leadership strategies for supporting ourselves and our staff through the change process
3. Understand your particular energisers and stressors and how they impact on your leadership particularly during change
4. Assess your leadership resilience and develop a personal strategy
5. Enable your team and staff to be more resilient and build this into your organisational culture.

The workshop will provide a safe space to learn from experience, strategize tactics, recover your energy and vision, build resilience and steady inner disequilibrium as part of a trusted group of confidantes – a network of leaders and peers across other organizations who can provide each other with perspective and support.


9.30am Start: Check In: It’s my world and you are welcome to it!

Session 1: Leading in Complexity
Key leadership practices and applying to ourselves

11.00am Break

Session 2: The Human Side of Change
What do we know about people’s response to change
Leadership best practice

1.00pm Lunch
1.30pm Session 4: Developing resilience in ourselves and our staff
Leadership Energisers and Stressors
Profiling our resilience
3.00pm Session 5: Personal and organisational strategies to increase resilience
Personal action planning
3.45pm Review of the workshop
4.00pm Close

The design of the day is experiential and participative. The sessions will be a mix of inputs, small group work, peer coaching and plenary discussion.

Cost: £99 for CO3 members, £130 for non members.

To book your place please email sarah@co3.bz or Tel: 028 90 245 356.

Anne McMurray will lead the workshop.

Anne is an independent organisational development consultant, specialising in leadership and team development, strategy formulation and change implementation. 
Anne draws on career experience which has included youth and community work, family therapy, health and social service senior management and organisational development consultancy through Ireland, GB, Europe and Canada since 1989.

Anne is a Professional Certified Coach, credentialed by the International Coach Federation.

In a voluntary capacity Anne has chaired multi sectoral partnerships and charitable bodies. She is Vice Chair of the East Belfast Partnership, a Director of the East Belfast Social Economy Company and a Trustee of the Connswater Community Greenway trust.  Anne was awarded the MBE in the 2008 New Year Honours List for her work with women in enterprise in Northern Ireland.

Anne works throughout Ireland and Great Britain, as well as in Europe and Canada, particularly in the areas of health and social services, NGOs, housing, education and local government, as well as with private sector clients.  For more information see www.annemcmurray.com