EMC Leadership Development Programme - Leading through turbulent times

EMC launched a new Leadership Development programme in May 2021.  We are now offering the opportunity to join the programme, with new dates starting in October 2021. 

The overall aim of this unique and focused programme is to provide senior and middle managers with the skills, knowledge, and capability to lead their people through turbulent times. Delivered virtually, this programme provides a flexible approach to learning through short webinars, action learning and a resource library, which address key issues and provide practical tools to support managers.

Developed around four key themes of Self Leadership, Leading the Organisation, Leading People and Leading Teams, this programme will help leaders and managers to:

  • Develop self-awareness of their own leadership and resilience during turbulence and change.
  • Respond to the challenges a crisis and long-term uncertainty create for organisations, teams, and people.
  • Identify ways in which organisations can build their resilience, adapt to change, and engage their people during turbulent times.
  • Address key challenges when leading and managing people during change and uncertainty.
  • Identify strategies and actions to support performance, engagement, and wellbeing of people during change.

East Midlands Councils has partnered with Dr Suzanne Ross from 2thrive Consultancy to provide a unique leadership development programme designed to support senior and middle managers.

Building on the key themes of Self-leadership, Leading the organisation, Leading people and leading teams, the programme will be delivered through 8 short webinars covering:

  1. A new way of leading: Adaptive Leadership
  2. Self-leadership during difficult times
  3. Building resilient organisations
  4. Re-imagining the future
  5. Managing change
  6. Engaging people during change
  7. Strategic performance management
  8. Building resilient teams 

The programme offers

  • A cohesive and integrated programme of development
  • A webinar to open and close the programme
  • A series of webinars of 3 hours duration addressing key issues for leaders leading during turbulent times
  • Use of issues-based Action Learning Sets (ALS) to facilitate application of learning, build collaboration and address challenging problems
  • Ongoing Action Planning

Programme Guide

Leading through turbulent times - for Middle Managers

Programme Information - October 2021
This information guide provides further information on the programme including modules and the the use of action learning to support the learning

Leadership Development Programme


The cost per place on the course will be £850 plus VAT.

Group discount available for bookings of 5 or more, please contact Kirsty.lowe@emcouncils.gov.uk for information.

Programme Dates 

Introduction to the programme: 13 October, 9:30 - 11:30

  • Session 1: 3 November, 9:30 - 12:30
  • Session 2: 18 November, 9:30 - 12:30
  • Session 3: 2 December, 9:30 – 12:30
  • Session 4: 16 December, 9:30 - 12:30
  • Session 5: 6 January, 9:30 - 12:30
  • Session 6: 20 January, 9:30 - 12:30
  • Session 7: 3 February, 9:30 - 12:30
  • Session 8: 24 February, 9:30 - 12:30
  • Close of the programme 10 March, 9:30 - 11:30

All sessions will be held virtually using MS Teams.  Sessions times are 9:30 - 12:30.

Upcoming Dates for this event

Date: 13/10/2021 - 13/10/2021

Time: 09:30 - 11:30

Deadline for booking tickets: Mon 20 Sep 2021

Venue: Virtual workshop using Zoom, ,