Transition from Management to Leadership

Face to face duration: 5 days

Course Objectives

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This five (5) daycourse covers the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to successfully enable participants to lead a team towards a highly effective performance.

This course will assist participants to develop leadership capability, lead by example and provide the essential ingredients to manage and mentor team members to achieve efficiency and effective practices in the workplace.

Learning outcomes

  1. Lead a high performance team
  2. Lead and motivate team to excellence in business
  3. Provide effective feedback to foster trust and accountabilities
  4. Mentor team members to achieve excellence


  • Implement team leadership skills
  • Build individual capacity to develop
  • Use emotional intelligence
  • Use influencing and negotiation effectively
  • Validate principles driven organization
  • Promote leadership in the workplace
  • Build a values driven culture
  • Develop an empathetic listening techniques


  • Team leadership
    • Determine core values
    • Develop high standards of own leadership style(s)
    • Build a positive high performance culture
    • Ignite team diversity
  • Leading and motivating
    • Engage and motivate multiple generations
    • Develop clear goals
    • Establish accountabilities and responsibilities
    • Foster an inclusive environment based on trust
    • Promote professional
    • Reward equitably
  • Feedback essentials
    • Deal with negative behaviours
    • Develop supportive communication
    • Master negotiation and influencing techniques
    • Communicate expectations
    • Get commitment
    • Confirm tactics
  • Mentoring subordinates
    • Ignite people passion for learning
    • Develop learning and development culture
    • Establish a mentoring plan
    • Monitor effectiveness and efficiency


  • Managers who are transitioning to leadership roles


  • Role plays
  • Videos
  • Personal assessments
  • Team games
  • Breakout sessions 60 minutes - 90 minutes
  • Group exercises
  • Short lecture sessions

Delivery Strategy

This five (5) day course has been designed by our senior trainers who combine industry experience with academic excellence. Our program design and delivery is based on adult learning principles and experiential learning.

Participants will also receive “a state of the art” student manual with all reference materials.

Program Outline

Day 1

Leading a high performance team

  • Leadership and high performance
  • Introductions - course objectives
  • Align on desired outcomes
  • Leadership versus management
  • 5 levels of leadership

Breakout session: - transition to leadership

  • Strategic leadership
  • Delivering outcomes versus meeting KPIS
  • Delivering outcomes versus outputs
  • Aligning the team on a common purpose

Breakout session - Define three priorities

  • Creating a values-driven culture
  • Tuckman model of team formation
  • Forming and aligning your team
  • Clarity of roles, reporting hierarchy and performance expectations

Breakout session: - the leader role in each team development stage

Day 2

Lead and motivate team to excellence

  • Communicating to capture hearts and minds
  • Creating a true sense of urgency
  • Using transformative vocabulary
  • Techniques for moving hearts and minds
  • The power of story telling

Breakout session - Improvements to current Situation

  • Principles of motivation and staff engagement
  • What drives human performance?
  • Influencing techiques
  • Using incentives and disincentives
  • Maslow’s hierarchy and the 6 human needs
  • Intrinsic versus extrinsic motivation

Breakout session - Develop a motivation Program

  • Generational differences
  • Generational differences
  • Introduction to DiSC behavioural styles
  • Understanding team dynamics
  • Creating a culture of healthy conflict

Breakout session: understanding team dynamics using disc

Day 3

Providing effective feedback to foster trust and accountability

  • Emotional intelligence and leadership
  • Introduction to emotional intelligence
  • Role of EI in leadership
  • Building rapport
  • Understanding emotional competencies

Video - Demonstrating EI
Activity: EI self-assessment

  • Effective conflict management and negotiation
  • Understanding negotiation styles
  • Steps for effective conflict resolution
  • The steps of influence
  • Applying objective solutions
  • Personal assessment: negotiation style self-assessment

Games - juggling or board breaking

  • Building bonds and a high trust organisation
  • Creating effective networks
  • 5 dysfunctions of a team
  • The speed of trust
  • How to create a high trust organisation
  • Managing the empowerment / supervision balance

Group exercise: rapport building through matching and mirroring

Day 4

Mentor teams to achieve excellence

  • Developing a winning mentality
  • Understanding the mind and heart of a champion
  • How beliefs are formed
  • Creating empowering beliefs and a “can-do” mindset
  • Activity: differentiating between empowering and disempowering beliefs

Breakout session - Group exercise: wooden board break

  • Servant leadership
  • Supportive communication
  • The role of servant leadership in high performance
  • Understanding your why
  • Modelling the way

Breakout session - Leadership assessment style

  • Organisational climate and high performance
  • Impact of organisational climate on results
  • Measuring the 6 dimensions of organisational climate
  • Fostering an inclusive environment
  • Equitable reward systems

Breakout session: organisational climate assessment

Day 5

  • Mentoring
  • Creating a growth-oriented culture
  • GROW model of coaching
  • Empathetic listening techniques
  • Holding accountability and dealing with negative behaviour

Breakout session: Making the box
Role plays Techniques for giving effective feedback

  • Succession planning
  • Effectiveness and efficiency
  • Pillars of excellence
  • Future competencies

Breakout session: Future competencies


"The Student Manual is a logical, carefully thought through and well presented document. The face-to-face facilitators are helpful, patient, knowledgeable and passionate. Thank you for the time and effort that blueVisions have put into preparing and supporting this course."

David Thorpe iiNet Australia

"Your personal contribution to our training has been invaluable. Your infectious high spirits and genuine want for our success have shone through. I sincerely thank you for your efforts over the past two years."

Stephen Davies Group Manager, Construction Services Group, NSW

"Your course made me realise how irrelevant what I was learning through my university course actually was to my job. Due to this, I will be seeking to complete the remainder of the modules in this diploma through blueVisions."

Damien Bleeker Project Coordinator, Liverpool City Council, NSW

"Thank you for a wonderful course....This has been by far the best development course I've ever been a part of."

David Darcy LSPSPO - Defence Materiel Organisation

"Having sat in at various times in both courses, as well as being present for the final summary and feedback sessions I was really impressed with the positive feedback and outcomes. The blueVisions trainers did an awesome job and really motivated and inspired both groups. The level of the course was spot on for each group."

Brian Clarke Leadership Development Coordinator, Gasco