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Spotlight on Talent Management

Venue: Zoom

Date/ Time: Thursday 14 December 2023, 14:00 – 15:00

There’s no mistaking the fact that local government continues to face significant financial pressures and with this comes the challenge of maximising resources. We know that our people are our most valuable resource and critical to our future success. So, how do we purposefully ensure that those individuals who can make a significant difference to organisational performance, either through their immediate contribution or by reaching their potential are identified, developed and deployed?

Join us in this session on Talent Management where we’ll be sharing the latest external research in this area, explore a case study of implementing Talent Management from scratch, aswell as looking at what great HR capability looks like in this area.

  • Facilitated by Karen Elliott, North West Employers Associate

Karen has worked in the people profession for over 25 years and is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD. She has specialised in Talent Management since 2002 and has delivered a range of in house and consulting talent solutions, including holistic talent frameworks, models of leadership potential and accelerated development interventions. She also holds a wider people profession role, where she advises on what professional standards should look like for Talent Management specialists. In the last 2 years Karen has been working with a range of local authorities using an evidence-based approach to support them with a range of talent management needs, from leadership development to more broader career pathways.

Aspiring Executive Leadership Programme


Monthly Structure
The programme is built around the following learning activities:

 Group/Individual Workshop – Full Day
These sessions will deliver course content, provide opportunity for interactive learning and expert
tuition as well as guest speakers where appropriate. Where the programme is delivered to a group
and include opportunities for debate, discussion and peer learning. Your course tutor will also
provide guidance and advice on how to approach assessed elements of your qualification including
written assignments and the development of your skills / behaviours portfolio.

Independent study
During these allocated weeks you will be required to work on your ILM workbooks and formal written
assignments as well as compiling evidence for your skills / behaviours portfolio. There will be no
direct contact from your tutor during these weeks, though they will be accessible via email for

 Individual executive coaching
Individual sessions with your executive coach. At the start of the programme, you will set a
coaching contract with your coach and then, as you progress, you will work on your own agenda. This
might include, but not be limited to, the programme, your growth as a senior leader, challenges
within your workload and any other areas you wish to address. This will be a safe, confidential
space for you to ask questions about your formal assignments and raise any concerns you may have
regarding any aspects of the programme.

Online group tutorial
During these weeks, take part in group tutorial sessions. Your tutor will support you and your
colleagues in process and accreditation aspects of the programme, including guidance on
assessments, your projects and the end point assessment.

Line manager support
As part of your programme, you will meet with your coach and line manager once a quarter, to review
your progress and discuss opportunities for development.

Action learning
You will work in action learning groups as you progress. Although not timetabled, these sessions
will support you in applying your learning and building your network and personal brand.

Peer Extended Learning Events
During each Module, your group will be working with your group to undertake and Extended Learning
Event. This will be a one-day event, organised by your group. The subject matter should relate in
some way to strategic leadership in the public service and perhaps related to the Module subject,
(although this is not mandatory). The detailed agenda is very much up to you and your colleagues to
agree, plan, organise and deliver. There is no budget from the programme for this, but you are
welcome to leverage funds from elsewhere.

You can discuss this with the programme team and we encourage you to be creative.
It could be, but is not limited to
o Workshops
o Conferences
o Shadowing
o Events

Research project
You will work on three research projects, one for each of modules 2, 3 and 4, that will be
sponsored by a more senior manager. This will be looking at developing strategic level results for
your authority. You will be asked to write up your findings and results and present them to the
senior manager and others once you have delivered it and evaluated the results.

The programme assessment will be linked to reflective journals, submitted monthly, which are linked
to the relevant CMI units associated with each module. The journal content is relatively light, on
a weekly basis, with some more detailed requirements on occasion.


A Behaviour-Based Approach to Supporting High Performance

06/12/2023 – 09:30 – 12:30


• Define a high performing team.
• Highlight the key organisational and environmental factors needed for high performance.
• Discuss high performance in relation to behavioural models.
• Highlight the relationship between challenge, reward and motivation.
• Identify the characteristics of high performers in relation to a growth mindset.
• Discuss how a growth mindset can be cultivated within the workplace.

Book now and for every three sessions you book we will give you a fourth session FREE!

ILM Level 7 Qualifications Programmes for Coaching Supervisors

The Certificate consists of three ‘themes’. The Diploma consists of four  themes’. All are designed around the learning outcomes of the ILM units.

The Level 7 Certificate for Coaching Supervisors can normally be completed within 6 months, although timescales can be adjusted to suit individual needs.

The Level 7 Diploma for Coaching Supervisors can normally be completed within 9 -12 months, again timescales can be adjusted to suit individual needs.

Course start dates are agreed on an individual basis.

Theme 1

Principles and practice of effective coaching supervision

Certificate & Diploma

This theme enables students to develop a critical understanding of how coaching supervision can contribute to the support, guidance and development of coaches at all levels. It will challenge learners to critically analyse and evaluate the underlying purposes and principles of coaching supervision, the roles and responsibilities of the coaching supervisor and the importance of reflective practice. It will examine a range of approaches to coaching supervision, both philosophically and through a range of models, and critically reflect on the results and impacts that might be expected from the process.

Theme 2

Undertaking effective coaching supervision

Certificate & Diploma

This theme enables students to develop a critical understanding of the skills and practice of coaching supervisors working with coaches at all levels. It will challenge learners to review and develop their own skills and abilities in coaching supervision. Students will also keep records of their own practice as they deliver a programme of supervised coaching supervision. It will hone the skills of reflective and reflexive practice and demonstrate the key role of adult learning in the coaching supervision process.

Theme 3

Reflecting on your practice as a coaching supervisor

Certificate & Diploma

This theme enables students to critically review their practice as a coaching supervisor, examining their strengths and development areas and the effect that client roles, values and beliefs can have on the supervision relationship. You will get to understand in depth the source of your effectiveness as a coach and coach supervisor, to reflect upon and be able to articulate your approach; your philosophy, your view as to the purpose of coaching and coaching supervision and how that shows up practically in the way you work. This will lead to a review of their capability as a coaching supervisor and the development of a detailed CPD Plan. Finally, students will be encouraged to build their professional profile as a coaching supervisor to be used in marketing documents and to build a viable professional practice.

Theme 4

Professional practice

Diploma only

This theme enables students to extend their professional practice as a coaching supervisor. It will challenge the learner to use critical reflection to develop and improve in their role.

Learning Activities

Each unit involves a number of learning activities which may include:

  • on-line learning
  • monthly coaching/supervision sessions with a highly experienced coaching supervisor
  • completion of reflective assignments designed to help you reflect on your progress
  • a series of practical activities which guide students through the coaching process from contracting to evaluation
  • regular feedback from your coach supervisor and the assessment team

N.B. All students are provided with studying membership of the Institute of Leadership & Management for the duration of their course.

ILM Level 6 Certificate in Professional Supervision

The Level 6 Certificate in Professional Supervision can normally be completed within 6 months, although timescales can be adjusted to suit individual needs.

Module 1

The principles and practice of effective professional supervision

This module covers the principles and practice of effective professional supervision, models and approaches that underpin such practices and approaches to appraising and evaluating their effectiveness and impacts. The module is assessed through a reflective review assignment.

Module 2

Undertaking effective professional supervision

This module covers the establishment of professional supervision relationships through appropriate contracting, relationship building, the practicalities of the professional supervision relationship, from inception to closure, and the structure and content of appropriate records. The module is assessed through a portfolio of professional practice.

Module 3

Reflecting on your ability to perform as a supervisor of professionals

The final module covers appraisal of the participant’s ability to perform effectively as a professional supervisor, the planning of continuing professional development and making the case for professional supervision to a range of stakeholders. The module is also assessed through a portfolio of professional practice.

Learning Activities

Each module contains a number of learning activities which include:

  • Professional supervision
  • Online learning
  • Practical work based and reflective assignments
  • Access to relevant and current reading and research
  • Regular, comprehensive, personalised feedback and support from your tutor and the assessment team


Asset Based Community Development – ABCD – 23 February 2024

This Programme will be facilitated face-to-face at North West Employers, Manchester.

Workshop Objectives:
1. To understand how abundant communities thrive when you shift your focus.
2. To create the conditions for insights and personal transformation.
3. To realise for yourself the unlimited potential in our neighbourhoods.

Quote from previous participants…

“I valued Gary’s background in terms of his career path,  hearing about his work experiences resonated for me in terms of how he built ABCD into his work and the challenges he faced.  I thought the pacing of his delivery was excellent – it felt like we had time to take on board the information he was giving us.  He managed to build our knowledge across the day and the session was memorable and applicable to the work we are doing now.  It felt to be a day well spent.”

“I found it really useful to clarify what ABCD was and to get my head in a different mindset. I particularly liked the ‘One story’ part, as I realise that everyone has different views, opinions, experiences etc but I had never realised how the constant telling of the same story can have such dramatic effect on communities, individuals, faith groups, even countries. It was very though provoking and made me reflect on my own views.”

Warwickshire CC staff


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