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The Leadership Programme 2024 Monday 24th June 2024 09:30 to Wednesday 20th November 2024 16:00
Various Locations including The Lake District
United Kingdom

Price: £4,500.00

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This programme is exclusively available to XLVet Members.
Duration: 7 days, 3 modules.
Delegates: Practice owner, partner, director, key decision makers in the senior management team, or leaders aspiring to become part of the senior management team.
Overview: A bespoke 7 day programme for developing business leadership acumen. Challenge your way of thinking, enhance your skills and share best practice in the community.

Programme Outline:
As a Leader, the team starts with you and your Leadership style has a significant impact on business climate; a positive climate leads to greater employee engagement, if employees are engaged discretionary effort is increased which inturn leads to increased business performance and greater client satisfaction.

Develop your understanding of all facets of leadership within your practice. Provides a fantastic opportunity to share experiences that can be practically applied to your business, whilst establishing lasting relationships throughout XLVets.

Module one (3 days): leading people and building high performing teams
Module two (2 days): customer leadership, practice culture and human factors
Module three (2 days): financial leadership and business planning

The programme is interactive using experiential activities, group discussion and feedback. There will be an opportunity to share best practice and learn from other’s experiences, whilst providing a valuable opportunity to reflect and plan how delegates want to lead their practice into the future. 

  • Leadership styles & impact, engaging others and influencing behaviours.
  • Leading in a customer-orientated business.
  • Process leadership and change.
  • Understanding strategic and  financial planning. 

What’s different about this course?

  • Delegates shape the programme agenda, ensuring the learning is relevant.
  • Opportunity to gather feedback on individual leadership style and provide a safe environment to practice newly learnt skills.
  • Learning focuses on all elements of the balance scorecard.
  • The course is experiential, using hands on learning enabling more effective skills transfer.

Content: Non clinical.
Included: Four nights accommodation, evening meals and lunches.
Trainer: ​Experts from within the XLVets community and leading external speakers including The Brathay Trust.

‘Investing in time away from the business to give myself time and space to think and talk about leadership has been very valuable. I am certain this course will have a positive influence on my leadership skills and therefore my practice.’
Adelle Isacs, Partner at Larkmead Vets
‘A thorough consolidation of up to date theory and practice in leadership and a great forum in which to debate the subject. Fun and activities too!’
Roger Scott, Partner at Scott Mitchell & Associates
‘A unique chance to find out what you didn’t know you didn’t know and build business leader ability that plays to your strengths.’

Nick Gibbon, Director at Belmont Farm & Equine

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