Leadership  and development

Learning about leadership

This new area of the intranet brings together a range of resources that we have for learning, developing and inspiring our leaders across the Council.

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Caroline Lacey Chief Executive

“Fantastic leadership is taking place across all our teams and at all levels in the organisation, which is essential for the growing prosperity and success of the organisation and the broader community that we serve.”

A new leadership model

The leadership resources will provide you with useful and stimulating information about leadership to help you to be a leader within the organisation. This resource is just one of the initiatives which lead on from the Managers Away Day held in May 2018 where the Chief Executive set out the new vision and values – Your East Riding…where everyone matters.  Our new leadership model sets out the various elements that will support the development of our leadership in the future.  You will find a whole range of information in this section - articles on management and leadership theories, TED talks and suggested reading lists.

Being a leader

Leadership has changed. A quick Google search of the term will give you thousands of hits, offering wildly different opinions and approaches to the concept. So how can you effectively position yourself as a rising leader if you don't know what that should look like?

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Sir Richard Branson

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Self learning resources

Inspiring and informed leadership is essential for engaging employees and this section will help you to develop your self-awareness and give you a clear understanding of your personality, including your strengths, weaknesses, thoughts, beliefs, motivation, and emotions. This will help you to understand other people and how they perceive you, your attitude and your responses to them.

eBooks

East Riding of Yorkshire Libraries have set up a dedicated selection of ebooks relating to leadership and management which can be accessed through the BorrowBox app.

View available eBooks

The selection will be added to over the coming months.

If you are not already a member of the library you can join here.

The BorrowBox app can be downloaded free from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. You just need your library card number and PIN to start borrowing.

Full guidance on how to find and read your eBooks visit East Riding Libraries.

Leading your team

You can’t achieve organisational success on your own.  To lead your team well you need to create a collaborative environment where everyone feels heard, respected and valued so that your team will, working together, achieve the Council’s vision, goals and objectives.

Having a team that works together can help you to establish a more welcoming, supportive environment.  And as the leader of the team, you will encourage this by demonstrating passion and positivity for your work as well as embodying the organisation’s culture.

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Malala Yousafzai

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Self learning resources

You will achieve innovative solutions by being proactive and encourage others to continually seek out opportunities to enhance services and the potential to develop new ones.  As a leader, you will enable, inspire, motivate and support your team to achieve positive outcomes by building an inclusive and supportive culture where everyone can voice their concerns, opinions and ideas.   The resources in this area will help you to develop an environment in which this can be achieved, to deliver high quality services to East Riding residents.

eBooks

East Riding of Yorkshire Libraries have set up a dedicated selection of ebooks relating to leadership and management which can be accessed through the BorrowBox app.

View available eBooks

The selection will be added to over the coming months.

If you are not already a member of the library you can join here.

The BorrowBox app can be downloaded free from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. You just need your library card number and PIN to start borrowing.

Full guidance on how to find and read your eBooks visit East Riding Libraries.

Leading in the organisation

The way in which we live and work is rapidly changing.  New technologies have revolutionised the manner in which we live our lives, and the pace of change is likely to continue to be significant in the coming years.

As a leader you need to be able to focus on the ‘bigger picture’ so that you have a clear understanding of where the organisation is headed, whether the right culture, competences and resources are in place to support that journey and if the product and service offering is right to achieve the defined goals. In essence, it’s about ensuring that the business is focused on the longer term and not just the here and now, important as that may be.

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Geta Thunberg

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Self learning resources

The learning and resources in this area will help you lead and manage quality customer focussed services that meet the organisation’s current and future requirements.  They will help you to become more familiar with how the organisation is run and how it is preparing for future challenges with innovation, a changing culture and a move to digital.

eBooks

East Riding of Yorkshire Libraries have set up a dedicated selection of ebooks relating to leadership and management which can be accessed through the BorrowBox app.

View available eBooks

The selection will be added to over the coming months.

If you are not already a member of the library you can join here.

The BorrowBox app can be downloaded free from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. You just need your library card number and PIN to start borrowing.

Full guidance on how to find and read your eBooks visit East Riding Libraries.

External voices

It’s important not to become insular but to seek and embrace best practice from elsewhere, whether that’s public sector, national or even global businesses and organisations.

External Voices is a series of presentations from outside the organisation which will provide managers with the opportunity to encourage wider thinking and to meet key people from elsewhere and, in doing so, raise the regional and national profile of the council.

External speakers will lead talks and Q&A sessions to inspire our established and aspiring leaders and to nurture a culture which supports leadership success at all levels.

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Martha Lane Fox

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Membership of solace

SOLACE represents senior managers in the public sector and is committed to promoting excellence by providing professional development opportunities and the council’s leaders now benefit from the council’s membership of this organisation.

This includes expert guidance and career support, online leadership skills diagnostics, superb networking opportunities, free and discounted event attendance, insights into public sector and management thought leadership and the chance to influence national policy.

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Alan Sugar

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Presentations

SOLACE have already delivered a range of workshops for the council which are shown below, covering topics such as commercial skills, political skills and systems leadership:

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Externally accredited programmes

The Council is fully committed to the training and development of staff and using training to support succession planning challenges. The following section outlines some of the externally accredited courses that are available for leaders at all levels of the organisation.

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Leadership and Management

There are now a range of leadership and management qualifications available to staff both new to management (including those wishing to develop skills to be a manager) and those who have been a manager/leader and wish to enhance their skills further. The qualifications include the in-house programmes Introduction to Leadership Practice and Certificate in Leadership Studies as well as new apprenticeship qualifications. The latter are not just for new entrants learning a trade but are now for existing staff in higher level roles, providing an opportunity to demonstrate their learning within their day-to-day role.

To find out more information on the qualifications available within your role, please select from the following:

Apprenticeships∗ compliment the in-house programmes Introduction to Leadership Practice (ILP) and Certificate in Leadership Studies (CLS) which continue to run as normal, and staff can consider the most appropriate learning and development opportunity for their role as:

  • Future manager, team leader or supervisor (Introduction to Leadership Practice)
  • New manager, team leader or supervisor (Team Leader Level 3)
  • Line manager, team leader or supervisor (Certificate in Leadership Studies or Departmental Manager Level 5)
  • Senior manager, operational manager, Head of Service or Director (Chartered Manager Degree Level 6/Senior Leader Master's Degree Level 7).

Available from January 2020, there are some of the great benefits of choosing an apprenticeship:

  • Earn while you learn with no need for a student loan - the training costs are covered by the apprenticeship levy
  • Achieve nationally recognised qualifications and gain professional accreditation/membership
  • Develop your career and build networks with colleagues in other organisations
  • Eligible for an NUS card!

∗Learners undertaking the apprenticeship qualifications will be supported to spend 20% of their contracted hours in genuine learning - this may include attending taught sessions, shadowing, mentoring, researching and writing assignments. Each learner will be supported by the training provider and a mentor to document this learning time. If any staff have a fixed term or temporary contract but still wish to complete an apprenticeship qualification, please email erycapprenticeshipservice@eastriding.gov.uk.

Introduction to Leadership Practice (ILP)

Accreditation: Level 3 Introduction to Leadership Practice (University of Hull)

Duration: Four taught sessions within an academic year

Application process: Written request (via email) to be submitted to eryctraining.support@eastriding.gov.uk confirming name/role/team/service/manager approval

Closing date: Applications accepted all year round

Downloads:

ILP Activity Overview Oct 19 (word 63kb)

Team Leader/Supervisor Standard

Accreditation: Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Management & Leadership (Chartered Management Institute)

Duration: 15 months

Entry criteria: You must have achieved a level 2 in English and Maths (Grade A-C or equivalent). 'Please refer to the attached information from the Education & Skills Funding Agency on recognised equivalent qualifications. Please use tab 'Level 3 Apprenticeships'.

Application process: Written request (via email) to be submitted to erycapprenticeshipservice@eastriding.gov.uk confirming name, role, team, service, contracted weekly hours and manager approval

Closing date: For the next cohort (Spring 2020), please submit request by 2 March 2020. All requests received after this date will be considered for the next cohort (Autumn 2020).

Downloads:

2765 KP Marketing Programme - Team Leader Apprenticeship Level 3 (pdf 405kb)

Apprenticeship Standards in English and Maths List (excel 43kb)

Certificate in Leadership Studies

Accreditation: Level 4 Certificate in Leadership Studies (University of Hull)

Duration: 28 days over 18 months

Application process: Completion of application form and submitted to eryctraining.support@eastriding.gov.uk

Closing date: Applications accepted all year round

Downloads:

Leadership Management Qualifications CLS L5 Application Form (word 55kb)

Certificate in Leadership Studies information sheet (word 14kb)

Departmental/Operations Manager Standard

Accreditation: Level 5 Diploma in Principles of Management & Leadership (Chartered Management Institute)

Duration: Up to 24 months

Entry criteria: You must have achieved a level 2 in English and Maths (Grade A-C or equivalent). 'Please refer to the attached information from the Education & Skills Funding Agency on recognised equivalent qualifications. Please use tab 'Level 3 Apprenticeships'.

Application process: Completion of application form and submitted to erycapprenticeshipservice@eastriding.gov.uk

Closing date: For the next cohort (Spring 2020), please submit request by 2 March 2020. All requests received after this date will be considered for the next cohort (Autumn 2020)

Downloads:

CL - L5 Application Form (word 49kb)

2766 KP Marketing Programme Operations Manager (pdf 561kb)

Apprenticeship Standards in English and Maths List (excel 43kb)

Chartered Manager Degree

Accreditation: BA (Hons) Management & Leadership, CMI Level 5 Diploma Management & Leadership and Professional Chartered Manager status

Duration: 24 months (middle manager/technical expert) or 36 months (entry level manager/team leader) duration will be agreed in conjunction with York St John University

Entry criteria: You must have achieved a level 2 in English and Maths (Grade A-C or equivalent). 'Please refer to the attached information from the Education & Skills Funding Agency on recognised equivalent qualifications. Please use tab 'Level 3 Apprenticeships'.

Application process: Completion of application form and submitted to erycapprenticeshipservice@eastriding.gov.uk. 'On completion and submission of application form, please follow the link below and complete an Initial Needs Assessment for the University'. The results of this assessment will help inform the University of suitability of candidate for the programme'

CHARTERED MANAGER DEGREE APPRENTICESHIP INITIAL LEARNER ASSESSMENT (external website)

Closing date: For the next cohort (Spring 2020), please submit request by 3 February 2020. All requests received after this date will be considered for the next cohort (Autumn 2020)

Downloads:

Leadership Management Qualifications L6-L7 Application Form (word 71kb)

Apprenticeship Standards in English and Maths List (excel 43kb)

CMDA Prospectus 2019 (pdf 330kb)

Senior Leader Master's Degree

Accreditation: Level 7 Masters in Business Administration (York St John University) and Level 7 Diploma in Management and Leadership (Chartered Management Institute)

Duration: 18 months

Entry criteria: You must have achieved a level 2 in English and Maths (Grade A-C or equivalent). 'Please refer to the attached information from the Education & Skills Funding Agency on recognised equivalent qualifications. Please use tab 'Level 3 Apprenticeships'.

Application process: Completion of application form and submitted to erycapprenticeshipservice@eastriding.gov.uk. 'On completion and submission of application form, please follow the link below and complete an Initial Needs Assessment for the University'. The results of this assessment will help inform the University of suitability of candidate for the programme'

CHARTERED MANAGER DEGREE APPRENTICESHIP INITIAL LEARNER ASSESSMENT (external website)

Closing date: For April 2020 start, please submit application by 31 January 2020. All requests received after this date will be considered for the next cohort .

Downloads:

York Executive MBA Booklet (pdf 377kb)

Leadership Management Qualifications L6-L7 Application Form (word 71kb)

Apprenticeship Standards in English and Maths List (excel 43kb)

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Common Purpose programmes

Common Purpose is a global leadership organisation devoted to developing leaders able to cross boundaries both at work and in society. The council have procured places on 2 Common Purpose programmes: Meridian and The Streetwise mba.

Meridian is a local programme that deals with real-life leadership issues and insights and is designed for leaders who want to improve their ability to lead in any situation. The programme uses a real-world experiential approach and convenes leaders from every corner of the city to share open accounts of their leadership challenges. For further information go to: https://commonpurpose.org/leadership-programmes/meridian/

The Streetwise mba is a programme for inclusive leaders: to lead diverse teams, serve diverse customers and work with diverse stakeholders. Common Purpose believes we need to empower leaders to cross boundaries, to increase their impact and the value they can create for organisations and society. The Streetwise mba achieves this objective through Cultural Intelligence which enables leaders to work across different cultural boundaries: geographies, generations, sectors, specialiations, backgrounds and beliefs. (Please note, this is not an accredited MBA programme).  For further information go to: https://commonpurpose.org/leadership-programmes/the-streetwise-mba/

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SOLACE Springboard

SOLACE is the leading members network for Local Government and public sector professionals.   SOLACE’s Springboard programme provides an opportunity for high-flying future leaders of the sector and offers them a career Springboard.  Participants benefit from free SOLACE membership for a year, invitations to several exclusive SOLACE events, an external mentor, a small programme of one-day workshops and other shadowing and learning opportunities.  In return, SOLACE are looking for people who will commit to maximising their time as part of the Springboard programme – taking charge of their own learning, seizing new opportunities and developing skills and experiences which will help them move on.

For further information on the Springboard programme go to: https://events.solace.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/springboard-2019-brochure.pdf

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LG Challenge

Now in its tenth year, the competition sees the best and brightest local government officers compete in a series of real-life challenges around the country.

Visit the LG Challenge website

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Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships have changed!  Whereas these in the past have been aimed at young people learning a trade, working for a fixed period with lower wages, in more recent times the definition has changed and they now offer opportunities for existing (not necessarily younger) staff in higher level, more well-paid roles. There are a number of management and leadership apprenticeship opportunities currently available:

  • level 3 team leader/supervisor
  • level 5 departmental/operations manager
  • level 6 chartered manager degree
  • level 7 senior leader masters degree

If you are interested in seeing whether an apprenticeship is right for you or a member of your team please contact  Anna Bennett 01482 391167 or email erycapprenticeshipservice@eastriding.gov.uk for further details.

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Coaching and mentoring

The council recognises the potential that coaching and mentoring has to support leadership development at all levels.  Coaching is useful to develop specific skills and behaviours and deemed more likely to deliver behaviour change compared to training. Mentoring can be important in ‘opening doors’ and guiding leaders in progressing their career.

A project is underway that will identify key leaders to mentor others and trained coaches will be tasked with challenging and supporting leaders to develop their leadership thinking and behaviours.  Some of the coaching and mentoring will take place within the council and some may be in partnership with other organisations.

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Bob Geldof

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Developed by The Paul Hertz Group, PRINT® is a combination of customised reports, insightful workshops and team/individual coaching that reveal the unconscious motivations behind our behaviours and actions.

Instead of only describing observable behaviours or preferences (as is the case with other assessments), PRINT® is the only tool available that uncovers the root cause of why people do what they do. It provides practical and scientifically proven ways to maximise performance by revealing the changes needed for sustainable improvement and personal growth. It strengthens teams, cultivates inspiring leadership, guides recruitment decisions, and maximises individual and team efficiency.

It really is that powerful.

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Jacinta Ardern

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Online journals

Online journals offer an insiders’ view of what’s going on and what people are thinking in today’s ever changing and challenging world of local government.  In this section you will find a range of online journals, articles of interest and links to research briefings that you may find interesting and of use to you in your role.

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Online resources

  • The MJ is the UK’s leading weekly magazine for council chief executives and their teams of decision-makers in local authorities and allied sectors. It offers an insiders’ view of what’s going on and what people are thinking in today’s ever changing and challenging world of local politics – the latest news, incisive comment in-depth features and interviews, business analysis and the top recruitment vacancies.  The Council has purchased a corporate subscription of the MJ so all content is available for you to view.  https://www.themj.co.uk/

  • Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are free online courses available for anyone to enrol.  MOOCs provide an affordable and flexible way to learn new skills, advance your career and deliver quality educational experiences at scale.

    The online courses cover the core concepts in all areas of business including entrepreneurship, economics, finance, marketing and product development. Learn about business contracts, supply chain management, statistical analysis and much more with online courses from Harvard, MIT, Cornell and other top universities. http://mooc.org/

  • The House of Commons Library is an independent research and information unit that provides impartial information for Members of Parliament of all parties and their staff. This service supports MPs in their work scrutinising Government, proposing legislation, and supporting constituents.  The Commons Library produces a series of research briefings that provide in-depth and impartial analysis of all major pieces of legislation. The briefings also cover areas of policy, frequently asked questions and topical issues with interactive local data dashboards bringing together some of the key statistics for parliamentary constituencies with links under each heading that can be explored in more detail.

    https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk/

  • The LGA is a politically-led, cross-party organisation that works on behalf of councils to ensure local government has a strong, credible voice with national government. They aim to influence and set the political agenda on the issues that matter to councils so they are able to deliver local solutions to national problems. 

    The LGA produce a series of e-bulletins that you can sign up to which are designed to give you relevant, timely information about the areas that matter to you. https://www.local.gov.uk

  • 21st Century Public Servant is a research project undertaken by the LGA, SOLACE and PPMA together with their academic partner, the University of Birmingham.  The project considers how they can provide a practical focus to the conceptual thinking that lies behind the University's excellent research into the 21st Century Public Servant.  Learn more about the project and its findings here: https://www.local.gov.uk/our-support/workforce-and-hr-support/workforce-podcasts/21st-century-public-servant

  • Harvard Business Review - The AI-Powered Organisation

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