Leading people positively

Date and time
Tuesday, 21 September 2021
11.00 - 12.30


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).

What is this workshop series about?

Designed as a six-part series, these workshops 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 Tuesday 21 September from 11:00 - 12.30 and the following sessions will take place at the same time each Tuesday until 26 October.

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.

21 September, 11:00 - 12.30

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. 

28 September, 11:00 - 12.30

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.

5 October, 11:00 - 12.30

This session introduces strategies to build and maintain high-performance, 'Superteams' who will help you to achieve your objectives.

12 October, 11:00 - 12.30

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.

19 October, 11:00 - 12.30

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.

26 October, 11:00 - 12.30

This session builds on developing talent to identify key organisational strategies that can be implemented to ensure an organisation is utilising their workforce effectively. You will learn the importance of motivating and rewarding people appropriately and essentially making the most of the workforce to ensure maximum productivity.

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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