Strategic Development Groups

Are you a leader who values quality time to reflect on your own practice, whilst also enjoying the benefits that come with sharing ideas and solutions with other leaders?

Are you interested in 1-1 leadership coaching, can see its benefits, but have a tight budget?

Then these groups could be just what you’re looking for.

I’ve enjoyed creating and working with these leadership groups for the last 5 years, combining my facilitation and coaching skills with tools such as MTQ48, and my own experience of learning, developing and growing as a leader.


Who are these groups for?

Most suitable for:

  • Existing leadership groups or

  • Leaders at a similar level across an organization or

  • Leaders with a similar role in different organisations


Benefits include:

  • Valuable thinking and reflection time

  • A positive and solution-focused group ethos

  • Greater personal satisfaction from your role

  • A supportive network with opportunities to discuss issues in confidence

  • Training, facilitation and group coaching from a specialist leadership coach, with a focus on maximizing individual outcomes

  • Small groups (6 – 10) providing more opportunity for individual attention

So many elements of these days are useful and time is given to think how it can be implemented back at work to impact the whole staff. I would highly recommend this opportunity to any leader.
L Haskey, Senior Leader, Nottingham

Topics that other groups have worked on include:

  • Managing difficult conversations
  • Keeping stress levels under control
  • Tools and strategies for boosting wellbeing
  • How to motivate disaffected team members
  • Increasing leadership styles for different situations / people

Previous groups have also benefited from turning one of these sessions into a longer residential event. If this interests you, contact Debbie for more information.


How it works

Sessions can take place at your organization, although they work best when held at a different venue, as you’re less distracted and can think more creatively.

Session frequency is decided by each group, but regular meetings helps build momentum and encourages achievable outcomes. This is something that can be discussed during an initial contact call or email.

Investment for these sessions depends on group size, location and venue.

I would recommend this group to any DHT or AHT who is seeking to network, share best practice, seek solutions to professional development areas, and who values wellbeing.
Laura Patel, DHT, East Midlands

For more information:

Contact Debbie