Emerging Leaders Program

A capability building program for emerging leaders

The goal of this intensive program is to invest in emerging and new leaders, giving them access to enriching experiences – so they can understand themselves better, break down barriers and learn to self-regulate. Top performers are given the opportunity to develop the constructive mindset and emotional intelligence they need for leadership.

Our collaborative partnership with Thinka has allowed us to successfully deliver innovative and challenging training to support the ongoing growth and development of our team members.

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Example program

Month 1

Breaking down barriers

Remove blockers and biases to see the self with greater clarity.

  • Welcome box
  • Program roadmap
  • Induction
  • Two day in person on-site intensive ‘retreat’
  • Tools for application and reflection tasks (reflection portfolio)
  • Participant management

Month 2

Knowing the self

Apply a model to dive deeper into self-awareness and emotional intelligence.

  • Virtual workshop
  • Tools for application and reflection tasks (reflection portfolio)
  • 1:1 coaching
  • Participant management

Month 3

Regulating the self

Use strategies to manage emotions and relationships.

  • Virtual workshop
  • Tools for application and reflection tasks (reflection portfolio)
  • 1:1 coaching
  • Participant management

Month 4

Being your best self

Activate motivation by knowing what your ‘best self’ looks like.

  • In person workshop
  • Guest speaker
  • Tools for application and reflection tasks (reflection portfolio)
  • 1:1 coaching
  • Participant management


Delivery Options

In Person Program

Virtual Program

Hybrid Program

Key Outcomes

1. Emerging leaders become more self-aware (e.g., understand their values, strengths, communication style etc).

2. Emerging leaders recognise their ‘blockers’ and understand the impact of these.

3. Emerging leaders use their reflections to design individual strategies to manage emotions.

4. Emerging leaders examine how they might improve relationships by regulating their behaviour.

5. Emerging leaders build a constructive mindset, so as to enter the role of a leader consciously.

Possible Inclusions

1. Program roadmap

2. Induction

3. Welcome box

4. Workshops

5. Activities (e.g. Hackathon)

6. Guest speakers

7. Tools for application

8. Assets (e.g. eLearning, video)

9. Coaching

10. Participant management

Target Audience

Emerging and new leaders

Let Thinka Help You

    Our in-person delivery option maximises opportunities for robust conversation, experiential activities and intensive group work. This is no ‘death by PowerPoint’ experience – our facilitators are skilled in presenting and leading immersive experiences that get the most out of people. Supported by multimedia, attractive takeaway pages and practical strategies for using back on the job – this in-person approach is valuable for building strong bonds and bringing people together to collaborate.
    Our virtual delivery option breathes fresh life into the online experience with its almost ‘radio show’ feel. Our expert facilitators use a combination of multimedia, questioning techniques and break out activities to target micro-skills – with a focus on application. Supported by an online platform hosting custom-built materials, participants can be assured of lively, dynamic sessions that have a distinct bias to action. Going virtual keeps program sessions succinct, sharp and focused on targeting particular skills in a dynamic way.
    A hybrid model takes the best of in-person and virtual delivery options and blends them together, so there’s a healthy mix of face to face collaboration and targeted skill building. Depending on the program themes, we work with you to decide what is better suited to getting together in a training space versus what would sit comfortably in an online setting. This flexible combination allows you and your team to get the best of both worlds.
    These leaders are either ready for or new to the role of leadership. While they are proficient, capable and have a strong work ethic, they need some development in emotional intelligence. This will help them challenge any barriers affecting their confidence to ‘step up’ and be more understanding and empathetic as a leader.