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Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity (VUCA) – are the realities of today’s business world. Neither an organisation’s leadership nor its strategies are secure in today’s VUCA world. It is no longer a case of finding the one way or the one leadership tool – standards should give way to individuality.

The increases in VUCA mean that leaders must seek new orientations, learn new skills to thrive in a VUCA world and take a fresh approach to management and leadership.

Are your leaders ready to transform volatility into vision, uncertainty into understanding, complexity into clarity, and fight ambiguity with adaptability? What skills will allow future leaders and their businesses to thrive?

This interactive virtual programme provides techniques and practical tools for leaders to take an agile approach to leading in challenging times.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this virtual session, participants will:

  • Recognise how to develop leadership agility to lead in a VUCA world
  • Understand how to respond to VUCA threats
  • Know how to develop a clear vision, set flexible team goals and create a strong, compelling statement of team objectives and values
  • Have enhanced their listening and crisis planning skills
  • Master effective strategies to communicate clearly and concisely the team’s/organisation’s direction
  • Know how to adapt their approach to lead and meet individual needs in a VUCA world

Please note that these outcomes are a guide only and the precise outcomes will vary with the delivery method and duration of the session.

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Tailoring our design for you

This outline provides a great flavour of the skills and knowledge your people will benefit from by attending any Speak First training or coaching on this topic – whether standard, tailored or bespoke.

Here’s how Speak First can make the training even more relevant for you and your people:

Tailored Design

Tailored design develops existing content and enhances it with relevant case studies, role-plays and more to make the learning even more effective for your people

Bespoke Design

Working in partnership with you, we develop bespoke solutions that incorporate this, and other topics, to create custom solutions for your organisation’s specific needs

Sample Participant Journey

The learning solutions featured on our website can all stand on their own as high-quality and high-impact learning interventions for your team – however, they are at their best when delivered as part of a wider learning programme, helping you achieve your strategic imperatives and your people benefit from much deeper and expansive learning journeys. We work with you as consultants, collaborators and design partners to establish learning outcomes and create the perfect programme - below is an example of what your people’s learning journey might look like.


Overall scope of programme agreed with client
Virtual/face-to-face training session(s)
In-between work: on-the-job assignments
Virtual/face-to-face training session(s)
Facilitated learning group sessions (group coaching)
Virtual/face-to-face training session(s)
Programme closing session – a celebration of success
Continuous learning support, virtual or face-to-face

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