Hands on Leadership

This stand-alone one-day training course with a supplementary individual coaching/mentoring session teaches the practical fundamentals of leadership.  It starts with running successful meetings, tackles making supervisions effective and leads into exploring how to manage change within a team.  It finishes by addressing the "difficult conversations" that leaders have to have from time to time and how best to deliver them.

This course covers:

  • Setting up and leading team or project meeting.
  • Why have supervisions, how often, and what format and content
  • Two models of change and the five key things you must do to make change work.
  • Discussion about difficult conversations (to have them or not) and the implications
  • How to prepare, deliver and follow up difficult conversations effectively.

Learning outcomes:

  • Be able to run meetings successfully 
  • Understand how to make supervisions effective
  • Understand how change impacts on people and what steps you can take to make changes successfully.
  • Learn techniques to prepare for difficult conversations, to deliver them well and to appropriately follow up.

Who is the training suitable for?

For all staff who line manage other staff and or volunteers.  This is appropriate for front line managers, middle managers and senior managers.  This course is both a stand alone course and a useful follow up to the Just about Managing programme.

What's included?

This is a one day course that includes a one-hour individual coaching session (to take place in central Birmingham) for each delegate. Refreshments are included throughout the day, including a sandwich lunch. The venue is fully accessible. However, please make us aware of any access or dietary requirements in advance as we will do our very best to meet individual needs to ensure a great training experience for all delegates.

About the trainer

The trainer/coach is Rob Legge. He has been an independent trainer for five years. Prior to that he was the CEO of Focus Birmingham for ten years. He set up and ran the national Community Services Directorate at Sense, was Head of Shops at Oxfam and a Regional Fundraising Director for RNIB. Rob has also been a governor at a special school in Birmingham and volunteers at a local arts centre and with his wife is a host for Redditch Nightstop helping young homeless people.
Rob's training style is highly participative and is based on his practical experience of over 30 years of management in the voluntary sector.


"It was all useful!  Rob knew what he was talking about and his suggestions/comments were informative and useful.  I would love a follow up." Simeon Bright
"I am going away feeling confident and wanting to use the knowledge I have learned today." Yvonne Jones
Rob was engaging, approachable and very knowledgeable." Emma Johnson