Assessing Own Leadership in Challenging Times

2 Hour Live Masterclass (Remote)
Leading in changing times is tough.  Change and challenge present every leader with difficult choices affecting most decisions and actions, even the routine ones.  We know that every decision we make will affect our team members who will be feeling unsure and uncertain as a result of the changes taking place.  The impact of these decisions will be amplified by the uncertainty.  So, it is always best practice that a leader should assess their own leadership and its impact on others during challenging times.
How does your normal leadership style hold up under pressure?  How do you react to planning and setbacks to those plans?
This Masterclass gives you the time and space to answer these questions and develop a full understanding of how effective your leadership is in times when your team is faced with challenge and change. 

Who should attend our 2-hour Assessing Own Leadership in Challenging Times Masterclass?

The Assessing Own Leadership in Challenging Times Masterclass is suitable for any manager, supervisor or team leader responsible for leading a team through change and uncertainty and who wants to understand how their leadership approach impacts on team and individual performance.

This course is also suitable for new and aspiring managers and supervisors who want to develop themselves in readiness for a leadership role.

It is recommended as a first course for team leaders, supervisors and managers who may be attending for the first time or as a refresher for those who have attended this training before or have more experience.

There are no prerequisites for attending this course.

Dates of next course:

Date:10th May 2023
Time:2pm - 4pm
Cost:£29 per person

To book your place on this course, please click the ‘book now’ button below.


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    What Will Learners Gain From Participation?

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    By the end of this 2 hour Masterclass , delegates will be able to assess their own leadership approach, understand how it is affected by change and how this may affect others.  They will achieve this by:

    • Assessing how you lead when feeling pressure and stress
    • Understanding how your approach when under pressure affects your team
    • Improving your leadership effectiveness during change


    Masterclass Overview

    1. Assessing how you lead when feeling pressure and stress
    • Understanding the impact of stress on your leadership
    • Understanding your responses to pressure and stress
    • Self-assessment: how pressure affects your leadership
    2. Understanding how your approach when under pressure affects your team
    • Exploring your team’s behaviour in challenging times
    • Identifying how your approach affects their behaviour
    • Assessing the impact on team performance
    3. Improving your leadership effectiveness during change
    • Looking for the silver lining during stressful times
    • Introducing creative leadership when under pressure
    • Removing blockages to creative solutions
    Interactive Learning

    We design our masterclasses using a proven virtual classroom approach, providing an enjoyable, interactive and stimulating learning experience.  Each delegate will have the chance to participate throughout.

    Number of Attendees

    We prefer to work with groups of up to 12 delegates on each of our virtual masterclasses.  We also commit to running the masterclass even with small numbers where we will ensure a personalised learning experience.

    Masterclass Duration

    All of our Masterclasses are 2 hours and are designed to compliment and link with the other masterclasses in this suite.  Our masterclasses usually run from 10am to 12pm or from 2pm to 4pm.


    All delegates will receive access to our online learning platform where they can download the training materials and additional articles, documents and videos relevant to the Masterclass.  They will also receive a post-training activity to put their learning into practice.


    Our delegate prices are based on an hourly rate for a facilitator.  We are conscious of the current cost of living crisis and will keep our prices affordable so people can access learning.


    All of our Masterclasses and courses can be adapted for in-house delivery.  Please use the contact form and we will get in touch to discuss how we can tailor our courses for your people.

    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


    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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