Life-defining change: develop your leaders to inspire and motivate.

Grow your managers to embed the behaviours to drive their own success and give them the knowledge and skills to help others reach their full potential.

make your managers great

Get the best from your workforce by ensuring managers are leading and supporting their teams to be their best.

embed critical skills

Develop your managers’ skills to ensure activities in your business are completed effectively, efficiently and commercially.

deliver for your customers

Strong leadership behaviours improve efficiency, team work and forward planning, enhancing your customers’ experience.

flexible delivery

Run a private, closed programme for your business, or enrol delegates on an OPEN programme with leaders from other businesses.

The Empowered Leaders Programme

Great leadership starts with an individual. Initially, we help delegates to understand themselves better. From what motivates them, their strengths and weaknesses, right through to analysing and understanding the impact their behaviour may have on their reports and colleagues. Alongside understanding themselves, we fully equip them for the challenges of Leadership & Management.

Across the programme, we cover the people parts of leadership and management like having difficult conversations, creating effective PDPs and positively shaping those around them. Alongside this, we also stimulate delegates’ strategic and commercial thinking by developing their skills in commercial acumen, project management, operational management and finance.

The programme has a core focus on helping delegates to understand and fulfil their responsibilities to themselves, their reports and colleagues, and their business. All-in-all, the programme enables delegates to develop their skills and capability so they can be a key driver in their own success, as well as guiding others to succeed, develop and reach their own potential.

Empowered leaders

Our Programme

Becoming a leader isn’t something that can be taught from a book. A leader is someone who inspires and motivates others, something that tools and techniques can’t achieve on their own.

Our programme is designed to give delegates life-defining change. We want them to have a eureka moment when it all clicks for them, and they begin to embody the behaviours of a leader.

A core part of our programme is our learner-centric approach. Generic training will never effectuate behavioural change and long-lasting results. Instead, our expert coaches work with delegates and their line managers to truly understand their development areas. Through facilitated conversations with coaches, line managers and delegates, we embed our programme and your delegate’s journey back into your business.

To uncover and progress individuals’ development areas, we use blended learning across the programme. This means we use a range of delivery methods to get the best results. From classroom learning that teaches tools, techniques and theories that will support line management, leading on projects and business-critical skills, to hands-on, experiential activities where delegates can practice their new skills in role plays and business simulations. Our approach means delegates are stretched in a fun, safe and memorable environment, so they come back to your business ready to implement their new skills.

Our Programme

Becoming a leader isn’t something that can be taught from a book. A leader is someone who inspires and motivates others, something that tools and techniques can’t achieve on their own.

Our programme is designed to give delegates life-defining change. We want them to have a eureka moment when it all clicks for them, and they begin to embody the behaviours of a leader.

A core part of our programme is our learner-centric approach. Generic training will never effectuate behavioural change and long-lasting results. Instead, our expert coaches work with delegates and their line managers to truly understand their development areas. Through facilitated conversations with coaches, line managers and delegates, we embed our programme and your delegate’s journey back into your business.

To uncover and progress individuals’ development areas, we use blended learning across the programme. This means we use a range of delivery methods to get the best results. From classroom learning that teaches tools, techniques and theories that will support line management, leading on projects and business-critical skills, to hands-on, experiential activities where delegates can practice their new skills in role plays and business simulations. Our approach means delegates are stretched in a fun, safe and memorable environment, so they come back to your business ready to implement their new skills.

Outcomes of the programme include…

Embedding tools, techniques and models for people management
Improving business acumen and decision making
Becoming accountable for management and delivery of self and team
Embedding critical business skills such as finance, operational management and project management
Understanding coaching models and theories to support employee development
Increasing awareness of own behaviours, and the potential positive/negative impact this can have

Why Discovery?

The Discovery team are experts in designing and delivering career-defining development programmes for organisations across the UK. We are an approved training organisation for the Association of Professional Sales, an Institute of Leadership and Management approved training centre, active members with the Institute of Student Employers and approved to deliver apprenticeships by the Institute for Apprenticeships.

Aside from all of that, we’re not just a chalk and talk training company. Our goal is to help your people develop so your business has a truly sustainable, competitive advantage. We treat every delegate as an individual so we can give them the eureka moments that will lead to life-defining change.

Nobody said professional development should be easy, but it definitely doesn’t have to be boring! All of our programmes use blended learning and experiential activities to stretch delegates, but in a fun and memorable way. The two most common words delegates use to describe our programmes are ‘challenging’ and ‘fun’. When you’re looking to engage learners, develop their skills and make a long-term behavioural change, we think that’s a great combination.

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Who is the programme suitable for?

Operations/Departmental Managers manage teams and/or projects, and achieve specific goals and objectives as part of the delivery of an organisation’s strategy. Key responsibilities may include creating and delivering operational plans, managing projects, leading and managing teams, managing change, financial and resource management, talent management, coaching and mentoring.

Roles may include: Operations Manager, Regional Manager, Divisional Manager, Department Manager and specialist managers. We welcome people with different levels of experience onto the programme; whether your employee has been managing people for 1 month, 1 year or 10 years, everyone will benefit from being a better manager!

How can the programme be funded?

The programme can be privately funded by any organisation. Additionally, as the programme is aligned to the ILM Team Operational Departmental Manager Level 5 standard, the programme can be funded using the apprenticeship levy – both for organisations who are levy payers and SMEs using a government top-up.

What is a closed programme?

A closed programme is a way of running the Empowered Leaders programme specifically for your organisation, which allows us to tailor learning and interventions to your business. We recommend cohorts of 10-12 delegates. If you have fewer, it may be more beneficial to enrol your delegates on one of our OPEN Programmes.

What is an OPEN programme?

An OPEN programme is a way of running the Empowered Leaders programme for organisations who have fewer than 10 delegates or want to enrol their delegates alongside others from different businesses.

Enrolling your delegates on an OPEN programme means they will be enrolled on a cohort with delegates from other businesses. This means they will still receive all the benefits of peer learning, and your business will benefit from boosted employee performance for smaller numbers.

The delegate journey…

Upcoming cohort dates

We start and deliver multiple programme cohorts throughout the year. To express your interest about available start dates for your employees, please complete the contact form  below.

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Delegate Testimonials

Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our delegates say:

The programme was quite simply an excellent experience for me. As a new manager, I took away a clearer understanding of the role of leadership in my business and learned and practiced several approaches that I could implement straight away to motivate my team and improve their performance. I would highly recommend this programme to any manager looking to become a highly effective leader.

Natalie Heatherglen

Brett Martin Daylight Systems

Before going on to this programme, I’d get into the detail of doing everything, and not really have that time to sit back and reflect.
Going onto the course and understanding where I’m at and my objectives was one of the big things for me – I need to take that step back, understand the ‘why’ and reflect a lot more and not dive in.
By really understanding what my objectives are, it has really helped me to shape and develop my team, and know what to do moving forward.

Natasha Bryant

Butcher’s Pet Care

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The Discovery ‘Way’

Use a joined up approach through Diagnostics, Recruitment & Training to build a better workforce.

Diagnostics

Before taking action, take the time to understand how you need to build your workforce to reach your business’ goals and reduce wasted spends.

recruitment

Get the right people in your business with the behaviours, stretch and capability that will ensure your business succeeds.

training

Business doesn’t stand still: develop your employees to increase their capability, prepare them for future roles & future-proof your workforce.

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