RJA Leadership

A series of six (6) half-day workshops, underpinned by the learnings in Team Player, which focus on developing the non-cognitive leadership skills needed to connect your organisation’s plans to its people.

In addition to the workshops, each of the participants are supported in the application of the learnings through two one-to-one coaching sessions and a completion assignment. The coaching sessions give participants opportunity to ask questions and develop learning relevant to them and their situation. The assignment asks participants to apply a minimum of two new skills or tools to a workplace issue or project. They are then asked to present back to the group on their progress, learnings and the outcomes.

The themes and principles of RJA Leadership parallel those of RJA Team Player but from a leadership perspective. The two programmes are designed to be complementary, due to their integrated nature, but can be run separately. Following is a brief outline of the proposed content for each session.  

Programme Objective

To develop the leadership skills and knowledge needed to effectively lead a high performing and engaged team.

Programme Strategies

To recognise your leadership strengths, challenges and style and plan for working with them.
To develop the ability to recognise other’s strengths, weakness, energisers and stressors, and understand how they affect the work place. 
To develop the ability to grow/build effective teams.
To develop techniques that support effective communication within the team, from leadership to the team and with those you collaborate with (reinforcing good behaviour and managing unwanted).
To develop the mindset, skills and techniques required to lead during change.

Programme Approach

The development journey includes several types of learning:

Knowledge         To provide you with an awareness and understanding of popular thought in each topic.

Observations     To work through scenarios as a group and discuss appropriate responses, get feedback and develop a deeper understanding of the topic.

To undertake observation exercises in your workplace and practise your skills in empathy.

Tool Box               Begin building a box of tools that can be used within your leadership role.

Experiential        Practical activities where participants experience scenarios relevant to self-awareness, teamwork, influencing, competition, strategy.

Application         Undertake a completion project that creates value in your workplace and puts into practise at least two new skills and/or tools.

Complete two, one-on-one coaching sessions to reflect on experiences and learnings relevant to you and your situation.


Module 1 – An introduction to leadership

  • Programme objectives, strategies and approach
  • Perception of leadership
  • Developing group ground rules
  • Group assignment – Are leaders born or made?

Module 2 – Self-awareness

  • Self-awareness and leadership (Myers Briggs Type Indicator)
  • Being professional
  • Failure, fear and leadership
  • Our Leadership CV, self-assessment and GAP analysis

Module 3 – Communication

  • Your Key Messages – articulating a vision
  • Fair and lawful
  • Communication cycle
  • Creating team tone
  • Delegation
  • Influencing, questioning, listening and responding

Module 4 – Trust and Collaboration

  • Credibility – how to generate it and 5 easy steps to destroying it
  • Taking responsibility and holding people to account
  • Decision-making and problem-solving

Module 5 – Conflict

  • An introduction to managing performance
  • Talking to role not person
  • Conflict causes and resolution

Module 6 – Developing your team and being a leader during change

  • Developing your team vision, purpose and values
  • Developing your team members
  • Motivating your team
  • Being professional during change


Duration:             Six half day workshops, plus two 1 hour coaching sessions plus assignment presentations

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