Upcoming Event 21st March: The Executive Presence Masterclass
  • Leadership Skills

    Develop valuable leadership presence skills to connect and communicate authentically.

Leading Authentically – Building Trusting Relationships

This one-day version of Leading with Presence: Building Trusting Relationships course focuses on sharing (and listening for) strengths and values to connect and communicate authentically.

Course Format:

Face-To-Face workshopVirtual / Instructor-Led Online Course

Designed For:

ManagersLeadersProfessionals

Course Description

Great leaders and client-facing professionals know how to create long-lasting relationships by connecting authentically with the hearts and minds of others in order to motivate and inspire them to achieve a desired outcome.

Leading Authentically – Building Trusting Relationships helps leaders, managers, high potentials and client-facing professionals leverage their values to build deeper, richer connections with others. They’ll learn how to draw on their own unique history to inspire trust, promote collaboration, and motivate people to follow their lead.

Morning Activities

Morning activities focus on vocal and physical expressiveness, listening with empathy, and self-reflection.

  • Introduction to Leadership Presence Skills with the PRES Model: Present, Reaching Out, Expressive, Self-Knowing
  • Self-Reflection for Authentic Connection: Participants reflect on and present defining personal and professional milestones, practicing delivery, honing listening skills, and providing honest and helpful feedback to others.

Afternoon Activities

The afternoon session ties personal and professional histories to business context, the afternoon focuses on integrating skills and self-reflection discoveries from the morning into business conversations and receiving facilitator feedback.

  • Application Role-plays: Participants apply the skills of authentic connection to real-time business conversations in a dynamic role-play exercise.
  • Action Planning: Participants develop a personal action plan for continued improvement.

Benefits of Building Trusting Relationships

We have observed that the longer people serve in leadership roles, the more they realise the importance of building relationships. They come to see this ability as vitally important for success.

Developing stronger workplace relationships provides your organisation with several benefits:

  • Strong business relationships make the workplace more enjoyable, which leads to increased staff retention.
  • Positive relationships facilitate a sense of freedom, which energises & motivates staff.
  • Instead of spending time and energy overcoming the problems associated with negative relationships, people, instead, focus on their work.
  • Business relationships can be leveraged to make collaboration easier, which leads to achieving greater efficiencies.
  • Clients, suppliers, and key stakeholders are all essential to our success. So no surprise that it’s important to build and maintain strong relationships with these people as well.

Clients, suppliers, and key stakeholders are all essential to our success. So no surprise that it’s important to build and maintain strong relationships with these people as well.

Learning Objectives

Leading Authentically – Building Trusting Relationships provides a highly experiential approach to development, combining pre-work, a classroom workshop, and reinforcement to strengthen learning outcomes.

Participants leave with:

  • The ability to leverage their personal and professional strengths and values to build trust and lead authentically.
  • New skills, including empathic listening and clear communication, to enhance 1:1 interactions with team members, clients and managers.
  • An action plan with specific steps on how to continue developing new skills.