Big 8 – Empowering leadership toolkit, 18-19 Sept ’23


2 in person sessions

Stratford, London

3 online units

Coming soon

Expected course start date: September 2023
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This course will develop you in the toolkit of the Big 8 – a set of behaviours, mindsets, cultures, and approaches that underpin an empowering, developmental and innovative culture within your organisation.

These behaviours support the development of monologue to dialogue, group think to multiple perspectives, and leading to listening. 

The work draws on insights from psychology about how we develop and manage relationships, and is informed by client-centred coaching approaches which focus on empowering positive action.  It supports your development in some of the tricky aspects of being a leader; giving people feedback, managing conflict and challenging underperformance. Your learning on this course will help ensure you fully engage with the diversity of your team and enable you to embed a culture where every voice is heard.

Through a combination of online learning and deeply interactive time in person, we will support you to lead people and teams in a way that empowers, enables and inspires others to find solutions and new thinking.

What you will gain from this course;

  • You will learn both the theory, research AND of course, practice that underpin these. 
  • You will be challenged to think about how these do and don’t play out in our own contexts. You will be challenged to think about the role you play in this, developing you to look inwards before looking outwards.

Meet the facilitator

Liz Robinson

CEO, Big Education

Liz is a school and system leader, working to ‘change the story’ about how education is delivered in England. As head teacher of Surrey Square in Southwark for 13 years, Liz used values as a key driver to redefine the purpose of the school and radically reshape the teaching approaches. The school is an exemplar of values led, whole child education. Since September 2018, Liz has worked as co-founder and co-director of Big Education, a new organisation running schools and programmes to inspire and provoke change in the sector. Liz has a long interest and expertise in leadership development and she has created a new programme for leaders in England – The Big Leadership Adventure. This unique programme develops an expansive toolkit of the head, heart and hand and draws on approaches to design and innovation from across sectors.

Important information

Who is this course aimed at?

Leaders at any stage of their career, in all sectors

How does this course contribute to a Big Education?

We know that we need new thinking and solutions to the problems we face in education. Leaders need to feel empowered to navigate this, which means culture is critical.
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Big 8 – Empowering leadership toolkit, 18-19 Sept ’23

2 in person sessions

3 online units

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