High Performance Leadership

ILM Level 5 Certificate Leadership and Management

Who should attend our High Performance Leadership course?

Our 5-day High Performance Leadership course is suitable for managers, leaders and heads of departments who want to apply techniques and devise strategies to create a high performance team.  It is a practical course where we will blend theory with practical, using employee engagement diagnostics to understand the culture where you work (and in your own team) and the Forte Communication Styles Profile to explore how you can build a high performance culture.

Course Prerequisites

This course is suitable for managers and leaders who have some experience in their role.  It is also preferable that delegates can demonstrate their ability to complete assignments and coursework, normally through the achievement of other qualifications at Level 3 or 4.  Prior training and knowledge of leadership will be assumed.  We are happy to discuss this with anyone interested in this course and is not sure if they meet these prerequisites.

Dates of next course (on-line; 5 days)

  • 18th May 2023
  • 22nd June 2023
  • 3rd August 2023
  • 14th September 2023
  • 12th October 2023

Cost: £595 per person (including registration, assessment and certification.  Also includes employee engagement survey and Forte Communication Styles Profile)



ILM Lv 5 High Performance Leadership Request

    What Will Learners Gain From Participation?

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    By the end of this 5 day programme on High Performance Leadership, participants will be able to increase the performance and competitiveness of their organisations through enhanced leadership:

    • Developing an enhanced understanding of the drivers and blockers of individual and team performance
    • Creating powerful personal and organisational strategies to drive greater results through well motivated, engaged and empowered employees
    • Building a healthy culture for high performance in your own team by assessing and developing your own leadership capacity using proven techniques
    • Exploring own and others preferred communication styles, how these styles interact, and creating strategies to build highly productive relationships across their organisation
    • Creating a ‘psychologically safe’ work environment and knowing how to empower others to bring their creativity, innovation and originality to work every day
    • Knowing how to manage stress and conflict within this high performing, creative environment


    Approach & Course Outline


    Participants will benefit from a course and approach designed to be responsive to their needs.  We don’t like an ‘off-the-shelf’ approach, instead preferring to carry out a pre-course discovery activity to uncover what the group needs from the course.  Then we adapt our course to meet these needs – no two courses are ever exactly the same.

    Throughout the course, participants will benefit from a highly interactive approach, designed to be challenging but also to continually adapt and respond to the learners.

    Participants will enjoy the benefits of a highly experienced ILM practitioner as their tutor on this course (see below).  He provides detailed guidance, advice and feedback, supporting each individual participant towards successful achievement of this qualification.


    High Performance Leadership: Course Outline

    Course Overview

    Day Topic Key Content
    1 Engaging & motivating team members
    • Pre-course: employee engagement survey
    • ILM qualification & assessment: induction
    • Barriers to engagement and motivation
    • Consider employee engagement in your team
    • Understanding and applying motivational theories
    • Toolkit: Building a motivated and engaged team
    2 Assessing your leadership capability
    • Reviewing the leadership culture in your organisation
    • Understanding leadership styles theories
    • Assessing own ability to apply different leadership styles
    • Understand your organisation’s values and goals and your ability to build commitment to these
    • Creating a healthy leadership culture for performance
    • Toolkit: building a healthy culture for performance
    3 Becoming a high performing leader
    • Pre-session: Forte Communication Styles Profile and 1-2-1 coaching session
    • Understanding and applying theories of emotional intelligence for high performance
    • Understanding own and others’ communication strengths and devise a plan to communicate with each
    • Developing strategies to motivate, delegate and empower others
    • Toolkit: Communication action plan
    4 Creating innovation and change
    • Exploring the importance of innovation for your organisation and analyse the cultural blockages
    • Understanding people’s reactions to change and devise strategies to lead change effectively
    • Identify opportunities for innovation in your team/ organisation
    • Create a plan to put your innovation/change into effect with strategies to engage key stakeholders
    • Toolkit: Techniques to maintain engagement during periods of change
    5 Managing stress & conflict
    • Recognising workplace stress and providing appropriate support
    • Understanding workplace conflict and applying proven techniques to manage its impact
    • Assess your organisation’s effectiveness in dealing with stress and conflict, identifying key improvements
    • Assess own ability to identify and deal with stress and conflict, creating a development plan to improve
    • Toolkit: stress and conflict management strategies and techniques


    ILM Level 5 Certificate

    This course leads to an ILM Level 5 Certificate in Leadership & Management. Learners will receive full guidance and support throughout the 5 day course and beyond to successfully complete the assessments.  Assessments will be completed in guided stages throughout the 5 day course.

    Participants will complete the following units:

    Unit No Unit Title Credit Value
    8607-504 Leading Innovation & Change 5
    8607-506 Managing Stress & Conflict in the Organisation 3
    8607-520 Assessing Own Leadership Capability and Performance 6
    8607-522 Becoming an Effective Leader 5
    8607-415 Motivating People in the Workplace 2
      Total Credits 21


    Meet the Trainer

    Nigel McPolin

    Founder & CEO

    An MSc Occupational Psychology graduate from the School of
    Psychology, Queen’s University of Belfast , Nigel has over 23 years’
    experience across the sectors – public, private and not-for-profit.

    He is a highly experienced ILM practitioner, having established his first Approved ILM Centre in 2005.  Since then, he has successfully delivered ILM accredited programmes in Leadership & Management, Coaching and Mentoring and Train the Trainer to a wide range of clients across the sectors and hundreds of learners.

    Nigel enjoys a 100% success rate in guidling learners to achievement of ILM qualifications.  He has been able to achieve and maintain this record through a diligent understanding of ILM specifications, assessment and quality assurance requirements and working to exceed all requirements.  He is also a former ILM External Quality Assurance Consultant with over 10 years’ experience.

    Contact Details:

    tel: +44 (0)28 9581 8090
    mobile: +44 (0)79 6875 6056
    email: nigel@etimes2.com

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nigel-mcpolin/

    Twitter: @etimes2ltd

    Client Testimonials

    “All training was clear, precise and well communicated.  Time was taken to help make you understand the task or project and make you see it from another point of view”

    “Nigel is a fantastic trainer, great knowledge and experience of course.  He really helped me overcome nerves/fears while training” 

    “The activities really put the information into context and in some cases allowed me to apply it back to my work situation almost immediately.”

    “Nigel’s ability to speak around the content was excellent, he is clearly knowledgeable and experienced in this area.”

    “Nigel has spent a lot of time preparing the course content. Hands down it was the best presented course I have been on and it had all the tools including ‘Nigel’s School’ as a back-up which I thought was outstanding”


    Follow-Up Support

    Participants on etimes2 training programmes are invited to join our exclusive social media group for on-going support and development.  This is open-ended and included in the cost.

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