Leading people positively

Date and time
Thursday, 20 January 2022 -
Thursday, 17 February 2022


Harnessing the power of a team through identifying and combining individual strengths is a key component in successful leadership. Designed for current leaders and aspiring leaders alike, this workshop series offers a unique opportunity to discover the tools you will need to positively lead others and help create a productive and effective work environment.

This workshop is part of Enscite, which is a partnership between the University of Derby and Aston University. The programme is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Inclusive leadership 20 January
Setting your vision and getting people on board 27 January
Empowerment, engagement and the art of delegation  3 February
Developing and retaining talent 10 February
Leadership Q&A session 17 February

What is the workshop series about?

Designed as a five-part series, these workshops and networking sessions offer a valuable insight into modern and inclusive leadership. You will learn how to recognise the unique value each member of your team contributes and discover how to develop positive engagement throughout the fabric of your organisation. 

Leading People Positively will provide:

The first workshop takes place on Thursday 20 January from 10:00 - 12.00 and the following sessions will take place at the same time each Thursday until 17 February.

Who should attend? 

Whether you are currently in a leadership role or aspire to be in the future, this series is suitable for anyone interested in the subject of leadership, who would like to learn how to develop positive relationships with others within a work environment.

Workshop sessions

The sessions are designed as an entire series, covering a wide range of subjects that will help you develop positive leadership within your organisation and attendance at each workshop is highly recommended. Please use the drop down tabs below for more information on each workshop, including dates and times.

20 January, 10:00 - 12.00

A session designed to explore the meaning of inclusivity and how leaders can create positive cultures where all people feel valued for their contribution to the organisation. 

27 January, 1 hour video watch at a time convenient to you

A key role of a leader is to shape the direction of the organisation or department and set the vision of how to get there. This session discusses key techniques to ensure that people are 'on the bus' and travelling towards that same shared vision.

3 February, 10:00 - 12.00

Building a positive relationship with your team and colleagues is vital to a successful leader.  This session will explore key aspects of relationship building, specifically trust.  Positive relationships will lead to greater opportunities to empower others through confidently delegating key tasks to them, meaning you can focus on leading. 

10 February, 1 hour video watch at a time convenient to you.

Attracting talent is a challenge, retaining talent is even more challenging.  This session explores contemporary strategies to grow talent and ensure that talented people are rooted within the organisation. 

17 February, 10:00 - 11.00

An opportunity to discuss and share the contemporary leadership challenges which face your business. Ask our leadership expert any questions you may have, and hear the experiences of other business leaders.

Dr Sarah Digby

Dr Sarah Digby
Senior Lecturer in Leadership and Management

With over a decade of human resource management, leadership training and development experience, Sarah has learned that mastering leadership is about bringing out the best in people and is in itself a journey of self-discovery. Join Sarah and discover how to navigate your own leadership journey.

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Is my organisation eligible to participate?

To participate, you must work for an organisation that meets the following funding criteria:

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