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Creative Leadership Online Short Course

Course description

The senior roles of tomorrow demand a different way of thinking and to reflect this our Creative Leadership course links Professional Practice with the development of human skills such as creativity, team building and communication within the context of the fashion industry.

This course brings together creative and commercial leadership perspectives through a collaborative joint delivery approach provided by two fashion industry professionals.

Focusing on the core attributes for Creative Leadership: values, vision, voice, innovation, negotiation, purpose and motivation, the delivery of this course is highly interactive, inclusive and energetic, using design thinking and coaching activities. Participants will be encouraged to challenge their assumptions, increase their self-awareness and helped to discover new ways of thinking.

Who should attend?
The course is aimed at industry professionals looking to improve leadership skills or progress to the next level.

Participants are expected to be interactive and open-minded. The course will adapt to the level of the cohort.

Course outcomes

  • 48-hour Action plan
  • Insight and understanding of communication methods such as negotiation, persuasion, and storytelling
  • Understanding the impact of values and beliefs
  • Identifying your vision and its implementation
  • Discovery of creative thinking and creativity as a tool to improve communication
  • Understanding, measuring and using your professional voice

Clear, easy to understand lessons:

Our tutors will explain in easy to understand accessible English, if they use any special terminology we make sure they explain what it is they mean.

New methodologies will be explained to you in a way thats crystal clear and easy to understand.

We even include live demonstrations of particular techniques so that you can see exactly how things should be done.

We also offer a bunch of learning resources for you to access outside of the live lessons. This allows you to ensure you are up to date and you can practice and review the things that are important to you.

Live interactive classrooms:

We like to do things the right way, that's why all of our online classes are live, you won't find any recordings here (well apart from the recording we provide in case you miss a live session)

Expect live interaction with your classmates from around the world, our students come from far and wide

Ask questions of your tutor in real time

Receive feedback and critique on your assignments

Discuss topics related to your course in real time via your microphone and camera or if you're not feeling brave, in the chat box

Miss a class? Thats ok you can catch up in a recording which is available for 2 weeks after your course runs.

A certificate of completion:

You've put the work in so we want to make sure you have something to show for it!

As long as you attend a minimum of 80% of your classes, we will provide you with a certificate of attendance. However we always recommend you attend all of the classes so that you get the most out of the experience!

Certificates are a great addition to your CV.

All our online short courses include:

Live online lessons with the same tutors

The same course content and learning outcomes as our face to face courses

Lesson recordings, for review, so you never have to miss a class

Access to the virtual learning environment with course content

Forums for support

2 weeks online access to the recordings of the live classroom sessions

Please note that all courses are taught in UK time.

Online courses are closed to all new bookings 48 hours prior to the course starting.

Available dates

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Details

Topics covered:

Discovery of core Creative Leadership attributes:

Values: values elicitation activity, critical thinking, increasing self-awareness, micro debating

Vision: storytelling, making an impact, headlines (creative connection tools), creative thinking

Voice: Influencing skills, psychology of presentation, delivering a professional pitch with style and confidence

Innovation: design thinking – collaborative and creative problem solving, practical case study – empathise, define, ideate, prototype, test

Negotiation & Persuasion: selling skills, listening skills, interactive negotiation exercise, the art of persuasion, understanding questioning techniques

Purpose: discovering and defining your purpose, establishing realistic goals, collaborative/peer problem solving, delivering effective feedback

Motivation methods, developing an effective action plan.

Materials

In order to get the most out of this course you should bring the following materials to your first session:

A notepad and a pen

To take part in the Online sessions you will need:

A recent computer with a recent operating system

An up-to-date web browser (we recommend Google Chrome)

Aa headset with microphone/headphones is recommended

Webcam (We won't force you to use this, but you might decide you would like to say hello)

Meet the Tutor:

During this course, students will  focus on enhancing their human skills and utilise third space thinking to enable them to evolve into proficient communicators, influencers and decision makers.

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