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Leading Under Pressure

This highly participative training course will help you to develop your leadership skills to lead others in times of pressure, stress and crisis.

Description

This highly participative training course will help you to develop your leadership skills to lead others in times of pressure, stress and crisis. You will become more aware of your strengths and limitations when you experience workplace pressure. In this training course you will obtain the latest insights into what make a leader able to manage themselves and others during times of pressure and stress.

This training course covers the best practices and the proven way of successfully dealing with a crisis. Delegates will gain tangible results with up-to-date case studies and exercises to reinforce key learning points for immediate implementation at their workplaces. This training course will ensure you do not make the same mistakes of those other Crisis Managers.

This ICL training course will feature:

  • Leadership Skills for Handling Pressure & Stress
  • Leading with Confidence During Challenging Times
  • Best practice advise drawing on the expertise of crisis researchers, analysts and practitioners
  • Getting the maximum from emergency responders and crisis management teams
  • How to avoid mis-management and so make a bad situation worse

The Structure

This comprehensive training course consists of two modules which can be booked as a 10 Day Training event, or as individual, 5 Day training courses.

Module 1 - Leadership Excellence in Handling Pressure & Stress

Module 2 - Strategic Crisis Management

Course Objectives

By the end of this training course, participants will be able to:

  • Develop leadership skills for handling pressure
  • Explain how  different personality styles respond to stress and pressure
  • Acquire an in-depth knowledge of the key aspects of Strategic Crisis Management
  • Develop strategies so ensuring you and your organisation responds efficiently and effectively
  • Understand the five deadly leadership behaviours and six winning strategies in a crisis

Who is this Training Course for?

This training course is suitable to wide range of professionals, but will greatly benefit:

  • Individuals with leadership responsibility
  • Security & Fire Management personnel
  • Health, Safety and Environment personnel
  • Emergency and Crisis Management Responders
  • Professionals who have been allocated crisis management tasks yet have had insufficient time to devote to the subject

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This course will utilize a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. This includes case studies and several group exercises, participative lectures with handout materials, manual, and slides. Syndicate work-shops and reporting back sessions will encourage a fully participative and an enjoyable event.

The Course Content

Module 1: Leadership Excellence in Handling Pressure & Stress

Day One: Personal Leadership Skills for Handling Pressure & Stress

  • Stress and its effects on the body, mind and spirit
  • Holistic response to stress
  • Relationship between mind and body
  • Personality styles and response to stress
  • Understanding Introvert and Extravert responses to stress
  • Turning stressful challenges into opportunities

 

Day Two: Enhancing Communication Skills in Times of Stress

  • Passive & aggressive responses
  • Assertive communication during stressful times
  • Managing conflicts during times of stress
  • Giving and receiving criticisms during stressful moments
  • Resolving conflicts constructively during times of pressure
  • Creative solutions in times of stress

 

Day Three: Leading with Confidence during Challenging Times

  • Coping with sudden change
  • Leading others during sudden changes
  • Recognizing the symptoms of short term and long term effects of stress
  • Motivating yourself and others under pressure
  • Building confidence during stressful times
  • Leading others with confidence

 

Day Four: Improving Leadership Effectiveness in Managing Crisis

  • Crisis management skills
  • Recognizing opportunities for change in a crisis
  • Helping the team look for creative opportunities
  • Practicing creative leadership in facing a crisis
  • Removing blocks to creative solutions in a crisis
  • Creative leadership effectiveness

 

Day Five: Developing & Training Your Team to Handle Pressure, Stress & Crisis

  • Training and developing employees to handle stress and pressure
  • Stress handling techniques for you and your employees
  • Helping the team to see the positive side of change in the workplace
  • Implementing creative problem solving skills for your team when facing crisis
  • Enhancing team effectiveness during stress
  • Developing a personal action plan

 

Module 2: Strategic Crisis Management

Day Six: What Should be in Place Before the Event?

  • Understanding Crisis Management and how to manage a Crisis
  • Consider the complete range of risks facing businesses in the 21st century
  • Crisis Managers - Roles & Responsibilities - manage the issue before it becomes a Crisis
  • Who else inside and outside the organisation should be involved?
  • Five deadly Leadership behaviours & Six winning strategies
  • Understanding 'denial-curve' and 'group-think' syndromes

 

Day Seven: Pre-planning, who and what else should be Considered?

  • Case Studies, why some companies fail and others survive?
  • Who owns the mitigation process?
  • Developing and Implementing Emergency Plans
  • Crisis Management and Communications. Emergency Centre/s
  • Developing and implementing a Business Continuity Management (BCM) strategy
  • Business Impact Analysis. Case Study and Workshop

 

Day Eight: Dealing with a Crisis - the 'Communications' Perspective

  • Command and Control Issues. Operational, Tactical and Strategic
  • On Scene Crisis Management, essential elements for success
  • Reputation Management - Managing the Media.
  • Organising a Press Conference & step by step guidance on how to conduct TV interviews
  • BP Press Conferences – What went wrong?
  • Exercise: Crisis Communications Strategy

 

Day Nine: Incident Management & Aftermath

  • Alerting and Warning. Case Studies. What can go right and what can go wrong
  • Corporate Case Study – BP Texas 2005; BP Alaska 2006; BP Gulf of Mexico 2010.
  • Major Incident Simulation - Role Playing Workshop
  • Potential Psychological & Welfare problems in Crisis Management
  • How to improve staff morale and confidence in the process
  • Questionnaire, are your batteries in good condition?

 

Day Ten: Essential Post Incident Actions

  • Exercises: a programme of learning and of validating plans and procedures;
  • How to get advantageous results from an exercise
  • Post Incident evaluations, de-briefing skills - managing the de-briefs - hot and cold
  • Critique report writing, executive summaries and recommendations
  • Closing the loop. Implementing the recommendations, continuing the process
  • 3 disastrous Case Studies with the same cause, are we learning from others?

 

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