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Leadership for planning professionals

Tuesday, 10 October 2017 at 9:00AM - 4:30PM
The Hatton (etc Venues), 51-53 Hatton Garden, London, EC1N 8HN
£349 for RTPI members (From £199 with a season ticket)
£199 for licentiate members and independent consultants; £140 for students, unemployed and retired; £449 for non-members
RTPI Conferences

Leaders at their best create the ‘right’ climate and conditions within which individuals can thrive and develop, teams can perform and the organisation can achieve its targets. For most leaders this has to be achieved against a backdrop of resource constraints, rising expectations and the pressures of the day-to-day.

This one day programme will provide insights and ideas to help you develop and sustain a valued reputation as a leader.

Benefits of attending

  1. A greater awareness of ‘personal leadership brand’ and the impact of their behaviours on their teams
  2. Enhanced ability to provide appropriate leadership
  3. Techniques to encourage collaborative working and greater collective responsibility
  4. Cultivating a more productive and performance focused environment
  5. Improved ability to build sustainable high performing teams

 Who should attend?

 Anyone who has to manage a department or sizeable team



1. Understanding leadership

  • The similarities, differences and inter-dependencies of leadership and management
  • The leader as ‘figurehead’ to inspire and motivate others
  •  Leaders and leadership

2. Personal qualities of leadership

  • As others see you – visible behaviours, trust and respect
  • Understanding the impact you have on those you interact with
  • The leader as role model

3. High performing teams

  • Qualities of outstanding teams – and what that means for us
  • Building and sustaining effective followership
  • Creating the conditions in which  people can succeed

4. Leadership during change

  • Why people resist change and what this means for leaders
  • Cultivating resilience and  tolerance of ambiguity
  • The leader as coach

5. Leading for peak performance

  • Managing the strong performer
  • Addressing underperformance and the poor performer
  • Spending ‘people management’ time more effectively and with clearer benefits

6. Pulling it all together

  • Finding and protecting the time to lead
  • Commitments and next steps

Trainer: Simon Taylor, Senior Leadership Consultant, Kaplan Leadership and Professional Development