Masterclass Series for Team Leaders: One Bite at a Time


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Smart human skills: Masterclasses for team leaders

Modern leaders have a lot on their plates.

A team leader has to inspire people towards collective, goal-centred action and positive results on time and budget, whilst managing the delicate task of nurturing healthy cultures and wellbeing. 

Some days, it can feel like an elephant-sized mission. 

As a certified leadership and team coach, and leader of many teams, I see the common challenges that affect team leaders at all levels from different organisations — not least of all, having few people as an independent sounding board when responding to changing priorities or unexpected curveballs.

That's why I am running a regular masterclass series, where we 'get our teeth' into meaty topics that many team leaders I meet want more help with. 

In each masterclass, you will gain:

  • a good understanding of the topic
  • practical tools and techniques that can be applied straight away, and
  • a greater sense of empowerment as a team leader or manager.

What makes my sessions really juicy is we go beyond the theory to explore and work through real scenarios and case studies. 

For those who want more tailored support with developing skills, confidence and culture, our certified coaches also offer one-on-one coaching and live workshops at our venue or yours.

Masterclass topics  

Topic: How to have difficult conversations with staff (back by popular demand)

Tuesday 17 October, 2-4.30pm on Zoom

Leading people means having difficult conversations.
It’s challenging. It’s confronting. There’s never the right time or the best time, so we put it off. We don’t feel equipped.

In this masterclass, you will discover:

  • what leadership qualities set you up for successful communication in any situation
  • how to prepare for difficult conversations
  • easy-to-use frameworks that will empower you to lead any difficult conversation
  • traps to avoid during difficult conversations
  • how to have positive conversations, and much more.

Topic: How to boost your productivity

Wednesday 1 November, 2-4.30pm on Zoom

After a busy day in the office, do you go home to get your real work done? This is a seriously common problem and can mean you work long hours into the night and lead to resentment and burnout. Even if you start the day with good intentions and a clear to-do list, it's easy for incoming requests, meetings and a constant flow of email to erode your plans. There is a better way.

In this masterclass, you will discover:

  • The 4 types of procrastination and how to shift into action
  • How to improve your focus and productivity
  • How to manage distractions and take control of your calendar
  • How to delegate and prioritise tasks more effectively.

Topic: How to create psychological safety at work 

Tuesday 14 November, 2-4.30pm on Zoom

Psychological safety is essential to a happy, healthy, thriving workplace. When psychological safety is absent, people withhold ideas, questions and concerns because they do not feel that it is safe to speak up. Effective teams and organisations report a high degree of psychological safety.

In this masterclass, you will discover:

  • What psychological safety is
  • The importance of psychological safety in creating a healthy team culture
  • The tell-tale signs that psychological safety is absent
  • Simple steps to creating and maintaining psychological safety in any team

      Programme details

      Cost: $188 + GST per masterclass or $388 + GST for a bundle of 3

      Audience:  For new, emerging and developing leaders

      Numbers: Minimum of 4, maximum of 20

      Location: Live online training via Zoom 

      Duration: 2.5 hours online, NZST 2-4.30pm

      Recordings: Available on request only

      Your lead trainer:  Nic Preddle

      • CluedUp Founder and Director
      • Team Coaching Foundations Certified Coach
      • Team building specialist
      • Facilitator of The Institute of Management of New Zealand's Team Leader Essentials and Leadership Essentials programmes. 
      • Certified Flow Consultant

      Equipment requirements: 

      • Internet connection
      • Computer with webcam
      • Online meeting software (Zoom)  

      Client review

      "I just wanted to say thanks for your fantastic teaching. I took away so much, gaining confidence in my ability to be a leader and have since landed a new role. While previously I was managing a team of 3, I will now be responsible for leading a team of 10. I look forward to continuing to put my learnings into practice. Thanks."
      Karen Waldis, Principal Advisor, Ministry of Social Development