Director Refresh and Reboot! (2 days)

An interactive ‘refresh and reboot camp' for directors who would like to be freshly inspired and re-energised by the latest in leadership thinking.

Thu 07 Feb 2019 - Fri 08 Feb 2019 9:30am - 4:30pm London
CCT Venues Barbican

CCT Venues Barbican


  Aldersgate House, 135-137 Aldersgate Street, London EC1A 4JA


  0207 776 4794

Located next door to Barbican tube station.  


Exit Barbican tube station and turn right.  Barbican CCT Venues is located next door but 1 to the tube station, on the corner of the road.  Download full details here.


There is an NCP car park only minutes away on Aldersgate Street near the Museum of London roundabout, which charges £3.50 per hour or £21 for  a full day.

There is an NCP car park  minutes away on Aldersgate Street near the Museum of London roundabout, which charges £3.50 per hour or £21 for a full day.


The closest hotels are:

Citadines Aparthotel, Barbican (3 minute walk on the same road).

Malmaison (4 minute walk)

Rookery Hote (5 minute walk)

Thu 21 Mar 2019 - Fri 22 Mar 2019 9:30am - 4:30pm Birmingham
The Studio

The Studio


  7 Cannon Street, Birmingham, West Midlands B2 5EP


  0800 028 6694

The Studio is two minutes walk from Birmingham New Street train station.

Directions from New Street:

If you're walking from New Street train station, exit  via the escalators leading to the Palisades Shopping Centre.  Turn left at the top of the escalators and follow the signs to the exit. Turn left at the bottom of the ramp and take the first turning on the right (Cannon Street) after the glass tourist information box.  You'll see The Studio internet cafe on the ground floor, 50 yards up Cannon Street. Please visit The Studio website for more detailed directions and parking information.


There are several NCP car parks within walking distance of thestudio. We recommend Albert Street, around a five minutes walk away. The postcode of this NCP car park for satnav is B4 7LN. 

To obtain discounted parking at the Albert Street car park simply ask for an NCP validation ticket at thestudio reception. When you are ready to exit the car park, simply insert your original parking ticket into the payment machines along with the validation ticket to activate the discount. The maximum day rate will be then be reduced to £5.

Walking from Albert Street NCP Car Park

Exit the car park, turn left and walk down Dale End. Turn right opposite Marks & Spencers and head up Union Street, continue until you cross Corporation Street. Cannon Street is the first on the left, thestudio is halfway down Cannon Street on the left hand side.


All prices are exclusive of V.A.T.


This is an interactive ‘refresh and reboot camp' for directors who have attended various management training courses in the past covering the usual topics and would now like to be reminded of them, as well as freshly inspired and re-energised by the latest in leadership thinking:

  • Brought up to date with the latest ideas on leadership, motivation and teamwork
  • Using the latest research from Harvard Business School and other leading institutions  

At the end of the workshop, delegates will feel more energised around their role as leaders and have a clear action plan as to how to put into practice the ideas they have learnt.

What you'll learn

AGENDA – Day 1

Session 1 – Introduction and Overview

  • Introduction/objectives/workshop structure
  • Setting personal objectives (What sort of a leader do I want to be?)

Session 2 –  Strategy

  • The Corporate Diamond
  • How do you compete in your marketplace?

Session 3 – Culture – your magic wand 

  • Culture as a catalyst for results
  • Case Study

Session 4 – A Fresh Look at Situational Leadership

  • Review of the model
  • Putting it into practise – Role plays
  • Debrief

Session 5 – The Leader as Coach

  • A coaching culture
  • The TGROW model
  • Coaching practice – role play in pairs

Session 6 – Wrap Up

  • Action Points and Evaluations

AGENDA  - Day 2

Session 1 – Review of Day 1 and Introduction to Day 2

  • Ice Breaker

Session 2 – The Latest on Motivation 

  • Investment Exercise
  • Traditional motivational theory
  • Daniel Pink's ‘Drive'
  • Marathon Exercise
  • Engaging Your Teams

Session 3 – Future Engage Deliver

  • A simple and effective model of leadership for the 21st century
  • Group Exercise

 Session 4 – Collaboration vs Competiveness

  • Red/Blue game
  • Debrief – key learning points
  • FED – engage and deliver

Session 5 – Getting to Results

  • Putting it all together
  • Your authentic leadership style

Session 6  – Wrap Up

 Action Points and Evaluations

Who is it for?

This is an opportunity to take 2 days to reflect on your business, rather than working in it, and to take these strategic insights back to the office.  This is for you if:-

  • You haven't attended any leadership training for some time and feel a bit jaded and in need of fresh inspiration
  • You find still spending too much time involved in the operational side of the business rather than focusing on strategy and leadership
  • You would like to be brought up-to-date with the latest thinking around strategy, leadership and motivation
  • You need to get your team/organisation back on track
  • You want some straightforward and impactful ideas on how to lead your organisation in the right direction
  • You want to check your strategic ladder is up against the right wall!
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Your facilitator

Sarah Hobbs

Sarah is the co-founder of Vondel Professional Development, and is an engaging and highly qualified business and training consultant who specialises in making finance easily comprehensible for non-financial professionals.  She has worked with a variety of clients across both the private and public sector including HMRC, Ince & Co, Wolseley, United Biscuits, PwC, Knight Frank, Mothercare, Nabarro, Norton Rose, BMJ Publishing and Barclays Bank. 

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