The Post Pandemic Leader

Overview: For Senior Managers and Directors

The pandemic has irreversibly altered the focus of leadership, towards a more open, human style with an enhanced focus on staff wellbeing. Leadership was already moving in this direction, but COVID-19 accelerated the shift with leaders having to pivot quickly to adapt to changing operational and logistical challenges as well as urgently meeting the human needs of their workforce.

Most organisations have undergone a “reimagination” of the world of work as a consequence – and leading a hybrid workforce will obviously require a new approach. Communication, engagement and motivation are the key challenges, and this workshop will help leaders get to grips with the new skills and behaviours required, through building trust, empathy and resilience, alongside the ability to adapt and flex when needed.

Fusing the latest research from institutions such as Harvard Business School alongside interactive exercises and case studies it will be an engaging and thought-provoking day!

What you'll learn

Welcome and Introduction

Your Post-Pandemic Culture Audit
• How the pandemic has shaped leadership
• Where are you now and where do you need to be?
• Plugging the gap

Leading for Trust
• The Foundations for Trust
• Trust Building Behaviours
• Exercise


• The latest thinking in motivational research
• Putting it into practice

Leading Millennials
• What do millennials need from a leader?
• Case Study

Lunch break

Leadership presence and impact
• What are the elements of presence and impact?
• Elevating your presence in meetings, both face-to-face and virtually
• How to convey confidence
• Deconstructing viral TED talks to find the secrets of success

Managing hybrid teams
• Meeting their needs as a leader
• Managing virtual meetings


The Compassionate Leader
• The 4 key traits of a compassionate leader
• EXERCISE: Coaching in small groups

Focusing on You
• Self-awareness and self-management
• Individual commitments

Wrap Up

Action Planning and Close

Who is it for?

This is an opportunity for you to press “Pause” and to reflect and assimilate the lessons learned over the last couple of years. Any time spent “on” your business rather than the day-to-day firefighting when working “in” it is always hugely valuable.

This is for you if:

  • You would like some help in facing the challenges required from today’s leaders
  • You understand that engagement and motivation are key to your organisations’ continued success and you would like to try out some new ideas
  • You are still spending too much time bogged down in the operational side of the business rather than focusing on leadership
  • You would like to increase your leadership presence and impact

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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