Leadership Development for Inspiring Creative Leaders

Coaching led Training for managers and leaders in theatre and the arts and culture sector.

Introduction to Leadership Training

This training is not 'death by PowerPoint' but is an intensive coaching led training programme for all arts and culture leaders and line managers. It's designed to allow all your Inspiring Creative Leaders time to think and to learn from each other and their experiences.

Taking place over 3 half days, ideally over 3 weeks to allow time to think, reflect and apply learning between sessions.

For small groups of no more than 8 people.

Option to Include a 1:1 coaching session for each leader.

Day 1   Know yourself and the kind of leader you want to be

  • Self-awareness and self-care 
  • What are your values, your needs?
  • Where do you find your resilience and energy?
  • What are your boundaries?
  • Extrovert or introvert
  • What leadership skills do you have and which do you need to develop?

Day 2   Leading and managing yourself and your team

  • Reflection on Day 1
  • Leadership and Management – what’s the difference?
  • How and why to create a listening and thinking environment for one-to-ones, team meetings and appraisals
  • Leading and developing your teams
  • Managing your own and your teams’ performance, time, workloads

Day 3   Supporting and Developing your team

  • Reflection on learning so far
  • Supporting a team member with mental health, neurodiversity, different cultural background…
  • Identifying and developing leadership skills in your team members.


Optional Coaching
Each attendee is invited to book a one-to-one coaching session within 2 months of the training.

"Thank you so much for the training. It made me think so much from many angles and I will review and keep learning from what I learnt on the 3 sessions with you"

"The course was welcoming and open to personal experiences and points of view. I personally found it helpful talking openly about the challenges I am facing in terms of leadership and managing the team"

""I enjoyed the style of training where we were given lots of time to think and discuss each point. It also felt guided around what we needed rather than a fixed curriculum which was refreshing""

Sadler's Wells participants

"This style of training was very thought provoking and exactly what was needed! I feel much more confident with my management skills going forward"

"It was really helpful to think about how I like to be managed and apply those methods as a manager myself. I liked going through different scenarios and learning how to respond to them."

"Interesting to see how to lead with coaching questions.... and really insightful how much that can benefit a team"

Lyric, Hammersmith participants

"Thank you so much! I really appreciated the space to think through some of the trickier issues around management. I felt the style of training meant it was led by us and we were facilitated to come to our own answers/development by thinking for ourselves – which I hope to embody in my management!!"

NSUN participant

What happens after the training ends?

If you opt to include coaching each participant is invited to book a one to one coaching session within 2 months.
You may also choose to book a series of coaching sessions for one or more leaders.

If you'd like to know more please book a 30 minute introductory call.