What's it all about?
As individuals we often use values as the basis for our leadership. Whether we are thinking about leading ourselves, leading others, or indeed leading at an organisational level, we are asked, and rightly so, expected to make decisions every day. Our choices, when they are values-based, will have a positive impact on how our leadership is received, and on how we can connect with others as well as how we engage everyone in what we are trying to achieve.
Leaders who pay attention to understanding what their values are, develop their leadership in areas of communication, collaboration, enabling positive change and cultivating a culture of innovation. This series is designed to support the development of these skills based on the four principles of Values Based Leadership.
Self Reflection: The ability to identify and reflect on what you stand for, what your values are and what matters most to you. To lead from a values based perspective you must be willing to look within yourself and strive for greater self-awareness.
Balance: The ability to lead with balance means being able to see situations from multiple perspectives and differing viewpoints. It means opening your mind to consider all sides and opinions equally.
Self Confidence: The ability to lead with true self confidence means knowing who you are and being aware of your strengths and weaknesses and continuing to strive for improvement. There will always be others more accomplished and successful than you. True self confidence means you’re okay with that and you can work with people to achieve common goals.
Humility: The ability to lead with genuine humility means you keep life in perspective even as you gain success. You value each person you encounter and you treat everyone with respect.
Harry M. Jansen Kraemer Jr. is the author of From Values to Action: The Four Principles of Values-Based Leadership (Jossey-Bass, April 2011).
The Developing Inspirational Leaders Values Based Leadership Series consists of five, full day workshops delivered monthly over six months. This action learning approach supports participants to practice new skills between sessions, continuously reflecting, learning and improving practice over the life of the program.
Learning materials will be provided to reinforce the practical step-by-step approach, and facilitated conversations focusing on real-life scenarios will support the development of reflective practice skills, balance, self-confidence and humility.
You may register for individual sessions if you wish, however to gain the most benefit from this program, we encourage you to attend the whole series.
The outcomes are that leaders:
- Build a shared understanding, approach, and set of leadership skills that allow them to increase their effectiveness as leaders, influencers, collaborators and innovators across the health and community services industry
- Enhance their self-awareness and capability to manage themselves and others effectively
- Build skills and confidence in the areas of self and team leadership, communication, effective engagement and relationship-building strategies
Individual session outcomes
Session 1: Lead self
- Connect your values and goals to your leadership style
- Apply self-reflection and an open and constructive mindset to your leadership
- Build awareness of your own strengths and areas where you would like to improve your leadership
Session 2: Lead others
- Connect your values and actions to how you lead your team or work with colleagues
- Gain clarity around how you as a leader set the scene for an effective team culture
- Connect your values to your actions and behaviours and how you bring out the best in others
Session 3: Lead partnerships
- Understand the relational value of partnerships
- Consider value in recognising potential partnership opportunities
- Invest in social capital through sustainable partnerships
Session 4: Lead change
- Explore complex systems, power structures and social norms that are forcing change
- Recognise and respond to new ideas or forced change
- Influence others and bring your team along when change is desired
Session 5: Lead innovation
- Gain understanding of the value of creativity and innovation in the health, community services and education sectors
- Explore a range of tools to unlock your own creativity and innovation
- Set the scene for creativity and innovation to thrive in your service
Optional: Participants can also register for individual coaching to support the embedding of their learning into the workplace. This will be at a time and place and cost negotiated by you and the facilitator of this program.
Cost: $250 per day
Or: $950 for the full series (5 full days) Save $300
Presenter Bio – Jan Ungerer
Jan has a wealth of experience working in the human services area, having worked across a range of community, educational and business contexts. She has worked in a variety of roles, including Early Childhood Teacher, Senior Project Officer for National Disability Services, Learning and Development Coordinator, presenter, freelance facilitator, and host of conversations that matter which supports individuals and organisations to engage in meaningful dialogue to lead and promote change. Most recently, Jan's experience has been in the facilitation of Yarn Up Tok Blo Yumi and other programs aimed at leading change in cultural inclusion across health and community services and education.