Leadership Foundation Programme

Gain an accredited Leadership Qualification in 2 weeks!

Join our Leadership Foundation Programme in May and two weeks later you could gain an ILM Level 5 Award in Leadership and Management, boosting your career and helping you to lead highly effective teams. The Programme blends highly interactive webinars, one-to-one coaching with one of our friendly experts and a great e-learning platform, enabling you to shape both the way you learn and what you learn to reflect your own needs and interests.

What’s more, the Programme doesn’t regurgitate the same old leadership clichés but provides practical insights into how real leaders have transformed teams, departments and entire organisations including case study videos, actionable tools, and other resources you can share with your colleagues. Our one-to-one coaching helps you to translate these lessons into your own role as a manager, emerging leader or member of a senior team. And it’s great fun!

BOOK NOW – Time limited offer – £650 + VAT (Where applicable)

Here’s how it works:

  1. Tuesday 2nd or Thursday 4th May (13.30-16.30): Introductory Webinar via Teams.

  2. Explore our interactive e-learning platform.

  3. Friday 5th or Tuesday 9th May (13.30-16.30): Second Webinar.

  4. E-learning.

  5. 10th, 11th or 12th May: book your hour-long coaching session.

  6. Final assessment – and success!

As a manager, emerging leader, team member or progressing your career, this Programme provides you with in-depth understanding of how to be an effective leader, inspiring and empowering your people to achieve great performance by realising their full potential.

We’d love to help you grow as an inspiring change leader, and the accredited Foundation Programme is a great place to start. You may be seeking to make a real impact at work by gaining new leadership skills and enhancing your personal development. You may also want to develop your career or improve your competitiveness in the jobs market with your internationally recognised ILM Level 5 Award in Leadership and Management.

Our Programmes draw on great thinking, robust evidence and practical experience from some incredibly exciting workplaces in many different countries. And you get individual support to translate your new learning into practice.

The Foundation Programme provides you with in-depth understanding of how to enhance business performance and employee wellbeing, and how you as an effective change leader can inspire, engage and empower your people.

You’ll gain knowledge, skills and practical tools that can deliver real change
– and achieve an internationally recognised ILM Level 5 Award in Leadership and Management.

Aimee Doole, Booth Welsh

What will you learn?

Our tried and tested Programmes build on extensive international knowledge and experience – and you’ll be part of a growing global movement!

Your learning journey will include:

  • Making the strategic case for change

  • Leading People-Centred Change
  • Enabling highly effective jobs and teams

  • Rethinking organisational structures, management & processes

  • High involvement innovation & continuous improvement

  • People-centred technologies & digitalisation

  • Enabling employee voice

  • Emotional intelligence and effective leadership behaviours

  • Co-created leadership

  • Professional presentations

On successful completion of your programme you will:

  • Know how to create productive, innovative and exciting places to work.

  • Understand and demonstrate effective, emotionally intelligent leadership behaviours.

  • Have gained knowledge, skills and practical insights to lead effective and sustainable change.

  • Demonstrate the skills and confidence to prepare, design and deliver professional presentations.

  • Gain your ILM Level 5 Award in Leadership and Management and your accreditation of Workplace Innovation Foundation status..

Your Programme includes:

Membership of the Fresh Thinking Labs Foundation Programme Lab
Share ideas and experiences with other participants, alumni and expert tutors, join interactive Forums.

Access to FTL online e-learning platform
Your individual Programme Learning Log and resources, including films, case studies, articles, practical tools, and downloadable resources, organised in intuitive, clearly explained, action orientated themes.

Fresh Thinking Labs annual subscription
Connect with international members and participate in online and in-person networking and events, nationally and internationally, with other companies.

Join or open FTL Communities
Online groups of members with a shared interest.

The Workplace Innovation Diagnostic®.
We offer a discounted rate to participants for our unique employee survey focused on evidence-based workplace practices associated with high performance and employee wellbeing.

This programme affects the way people involved in change think and act, and gives a power to the change process.

Sara Blanco Rodriguez, Kilco.

Thank you for your interest in our Foundation Programme. If you want to develop your abilities as a leader driving really positive change forward in your organisation, then you’ve come to the right place!

I’ve spent most of the last thirty years helping people create high performing workplaces that are also great places to work, where people realise their full potential. We call this ‘Workplace Innovation’ – a concept we created with our European partners – and are proud that it has become a powerful movement of business leaders stretching across the world, and recognised by governments in a growing number of countries. We’re proud too of our great team, who share the passion for making Workplace Innovation happen!

Dr Peter Totterdill

Dr Peter Totterdill
Visiting Professor at Kingston University London and Mykolas Romeris University Vilnius

Join our community of emerging and experienced leaders committed to the creation of high performing organisations and great places to work. You’ll be part of a movement gaining real momentum across the UK, Europe and beyond.

Rosemary Exton
Programme Director

FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY: £650 + VAT (Where applicable)

To discuss the Workplace Innovation Foundation Programme in more detail, please call me direct on +44 (0)333 987 5116, email me, or fill in the form below.
Rosemary Exton – Programme Director


Can’t make it in May? Register your interest for June dates here.