SME Leader's Development Group

SME Leader's Development Group

Being a leader of a small or medium sized business can be a lonely place. Everyone looks to you for answers and you may neglect your own development as you focus on growing your business. But are you as effective as you could be?

As a member of the SME Leader’s Development Group you’ll have access to valuable development content, ideas and support in a cost and time efficient way. The development will be focused on what you need.

You’ll be part of a supportive community of non-competing peers in a safe environment. You’ll be able to share issues and use your fellow group members as a sounding board.

Individual support is also available to help you embed your learning and Implement your solutions.

How does the Development Group work?

All sessions will be delivered using Zoom so you can be located anywhere in the UK (and beyond).

Each month you’ll get

  • a professionally facilitated, structured Peer Group session where you can bring a specific issue and receive advice, guidance, ideas, tips and support from your fellow group members to help you solve the issue. You’ll also help your fellow group members with their issues – that might give you more ideas. The length of this session will depend on the number of group members, but will be between 1½ and 2½ hours.
  • a 45-minute training session on a topic agreed by the group. This session will be recorded so it will also be available later for group members to access.
  • an option for a monthly 1-to-1 coaching session to help you with implementation, your personal situation and accountability for action.

How many people will be in my group?

I think it’s really important to keep the numbers in these types of groups low so that you get maximum interaction and value from the session. Therefore, the group size will be limited to six people.

What will the training content be?

Group members will define the training they’d like to receive, but could include topics such as;

  • Personal Development Planning
  • Defining your Purpose, Vision and Values
  • Business strategy
  • Strategic Workforce Planning
  • Leading change
  • Leading teams, including remote teams
  • Building and developing high performing teams
  • Running effective meetings
  • Presentation skills and pitching
  • Generating ideas, problem solving, decision making
  • Managing difficult conversations
  • Coaching skills
  • Communication and engagement
  • Talent and succession management

What does it cost?

There are a couple of options depending on your specific needs.

  • £69 per month for access to the peer group session and training session (including any materials).
  • £139 per month for access to the peer group and training sessions PLUS an additional hour of personal 1-to-1 coaching support each month to help you implement what you’ve learned or address any specific issues.

Alternatively, group members on the £69 package can access 1-to-1 sessions on an ad hoc basis for the reduced rate of £90 per hour (usually £115).

All prices exclude VAT.

Who will run the sessions?

Andrew Deighton started his business in April 2014 after a 26-year career with Rolls-Royce. Last year his business was chosen as one of the SmallBiz100 and was also one of Theo Paphitis’s Small Business Sunday winners. Find out more about Andrew here.

Testimonials

“I worked with Andrew over a number of years and in a variety of roles at Rolls-Royce. Allied to strong interpersonal skills and a collaborative approach, I benefited from and valued his expertise, advice and support in the areas of organisational change, employee / team development and high potential talent management.”

"Andrew is a passionate and enthusiastic business owner who is extremely knowledgeable in the art of building engaged teams. He works with his client's best interests at heart and is truly devoted to working with his clients to help them generate better results with an approach tailored to each organisation he works with instead of opting for a "one-size-fits-all" strategy. I would happily recommend taking advantage of Andrew's extensive experience and skillsets."

"Andrew delivered a series of short online training of sessions on topics such as change management, remote decision making and running effective remote meetings. He is a knowledgeable and engaging trainer, who refers to his own personal experience to bring examples of what he is teaching to life. I've personally found the training sessions incredibly useful and I'm amazed at how many new tools I've come away with after spending 45 minutes listening to Andrew! The sessions are so tight, always running bang on time, and he ensures that participants are able to interact and answer questions. I can't recommend him highly enough for your training needs."

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