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Leadership and Management


Leadership and Management courses
Develop your people with great management skills
Inspire and motivate with strong leadership
Get the best results through your people

Some people find it easy to step up to management and leadership – whether it’s a first-line supervisor role or a C-level appointment – but most people need training or coaching to maximise their effectiveness.

Leaders need to be able to communicate a vision, articulate a winning strategy and ensure alignment to organisational goals. Managers play a crucial role in solving problems, organising resources and managing performance. Both leaders and managers are central to employee engagement, motivation and retention.

Speak First offers a suit of courses designed to give participants the knowledge and skills required to build high-performing teams that drive business success. We cover everything from the basics of coaching, giving feedback and carrying out appraisals to managing change, inspiring the workforce and inspiring them to excel. Those new to management learn how to step up to their new role and make an effective transition. Mid-level managers acquire valuable tools and techniques they can put into practice immediately. Senior managers have an opportunity to share best practice with their peers and take their skills to the next level.

Our interactive and engaging courses are delivered by experienced, charismatic trainers and coaches, with each learning solution standing on its own as a high quality and high impact intervention, but they’re at their very best when delivered as part of a wider programme. We can work with you to build a personalised programme that meets your own specific needs. We can seamlessly blend together virtual classrooms, face-to-face sessions, 1-2-1 and group coaching and more, to give you choice and flexibility.

Leadership and Management

Learning solutions catalogue

Explore our Leadership and Management learning solutions. You can filter them by delivery method using the dropdown menu.

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Addressing low performance
Addressing Low Performance
Becoming an effective leader
Becoming an Effective Leader
Chairing and managing meetings
Chairing and Managing Meetings
Challenging the status quo
Challenging the Status Quo
Colleagues talking during meeting
Change Management
Coaching for Managers
Coaching for managers
Core Skills for Managers
Critical thinking
Critical thinking
Business people working together
Diversity and inclusion
Executive coaching
Executive Coaching
Giving and receiving feedback
Giving and Receiving Feedback
Interviewing skills
Interviewing Skills
Leading virtual teams
Leading Virtual Teams
Mentoring for success
Mentoring for Success
Running effective appraisals
Running Effective Appraisals
Strategic thinking
Strategic Thinking
Virtual coaching
Virtual Coaching: one-to-one and group sessions

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Flexible Learning Delivery

To suit your needs

Speak First create innovative learning solutions across a multitude of platforms that exceed individual and organisational learning outcomes. Training can be delivered virtually or face-to-face using the following solutions.



With over 30 years’ experience designing and delivering training, and a proven track record of success, we know how workplace development can fundamentally improve an organisation and positively impact people’s whole lives.

We are passionate about what we do, and we want to share this experience with you. From the first conversation to the post-programme evaluations, we put you in the driving seat. Everything we design and deliver is based on your needs and what will bring the most benefit to your people. We create tangible and sustainable change.

Here’s how we do it:

Everything starts with you

Get in touch and our team of Global Account Managers and L&D Consultants will talk through your needs and wants for your organisation. We make sure to hear from key stakeholders, including, where appropriate, employee focus groups, before making our recommendations. Every programme and every session we design will be based on your strategic imperatives, and we work together to agree the KPIs for success – we always take the time to get to know you, your organisation and your teams, so we can help you in the best way possible.

Your unique needs become a bespoke learning programme

Once the scope of the programme and the desired learning outcomes have been agreed, our team of expert designers get to work.
They create a programme outline using a mix of virtual classrooms, face-to-face training, in-between work, buddy systems and more to create a completely bespoke series of learning interventions which directly align to your strategic goals and wider L&D initiatives. We also create the measurement tools to help you see the real, tangible difference the learning makes to your organisation.

Your programme comes to life with innovative and sustainable design

From this outline, we develop your content. Our L&D Consultancy Team writes each session, filling it with in-depth theory and models, opportunities for practical application, discussions and real-life examples specifically related to your organisation and culture. We recognise that everyone learns in different ways, and we design our programmes to cater to all needs and preferences.

We take your people on a journey

Your bespoke programme is now ready for delivery. You have access to our full range of trainers, and we will carefully match the right trainers to your organisation, based on their expertise and personal style. We have a thorough system of constant review after every session, to ensure we only deliver the highest quality training, and to quickly adapt to participant and client feedback.

We add real value to your organisation

After the conclusion of your programme, we continue the conversation to help you measure the effectiveness of the learning outcomes and how they have positively affected your people. We always want to give you value for money and help you see a return on your investment, so we talk you through the results and compare them to the KPIs and learning outcomes agreed at the start.

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