This workshop will be held on Friday 18th January 2019, 8:45am – 12:15pm at Retford Post-16 Centre, Old Hall Drive, Ordsall, Retford, DN22 7EA.
With guest presenter Louise Davidson, the morning will cover:
Part 1: Leading or Managing? Does it matter?
This workshop aims to enable participants to identify whether they are or have the potential to be successful, effective and inspiring leaders.
We will explore a variety of different leadership theories and discuss whether leadership style is something that is possible to learn.
We will also make comparisons and identify differences between leadership and management whilst undertaking self-evaluation to support strategic approaches to achieving your goals and to recognise development points and strengths in the leadership of others.
Part 2: Powerful Presentations
This activity will follow directly on from the leadership workshop and will focus on the manner in which you seek to engage an audience, lead and then facilitate discussions and enthuse others in taking forward initiatives.
We will explore optimum presentation length, ways to ensure that your visuals grab the audience and have a lasting impact, and how to develop your confidence with five reliable steps.
You will also have at least 10 minutes to put some of these techniques into practice, so if you could bring a topic outline with you (ideally something you soon need to present on), support will be available to enable you to develop this into a presentation.
About Louise Davidson
Louise joined Diverse Academies Learning Partnership in 2013, holding executive trust-wide and local academy lead roles in the primary phase. She has 20 years of experience working in the education sector, including driving a range of initiatives to raise standards, outcomes and aspirations.
As an appointed Local Leader of Education by the NCTL, Louise also works with the wider community of primaries outside of the trust to share and develop best practice more widely.
Louise has worked as the strategic director for the trust’s continuous professional development at all levels and phases, with a specific focus on leadership underpinned by evidence-based research.