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Action Centred Leadership
Complete The Task, Build The Team And Develop Individuals
8 – 11 May 2017
The Conrad Hotel, Dubai, UAE
8 - 11 October 2017
Venue TBC, Dubai, UAE
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Many leadership training courses focus on teaching the 'process of leading' and often, therefore, fail to deliver; why? Because leaders can't be trained, what we must acknowledge is that anyone, no matter their role, status, education, charisma, or any other personal characteristics, can show leadership therefore we must focus on developing leadership competencies if we wish to grow great leaders.

This is the beauty of an Action Centred Leadership (ACL) development programme: it is designed to help support the development of leadership capabilities, not train leaders.

The ACL programme, while acknowledging that, in any human endeavour there is an overall aim – the vision or the idea, which means a result or a task has to be delivered, (people won't engage in an endeavour that has no meaningful purpose). The programme also acknowledges that the result needs to be achieved through people; for great leaders, that means two things – build a team and develop the individual.

Course Content
  • The Development Of Action Centred Leadership
  • Exploring Our Current Understanding Of Leadership
  • Contrasting The Roles Of Leader And Manager
  • Considering The Impact Of The Qualities Approach To Understanding Leadership
  • Considering The Impact Of The Functional Approach To Understanding Leadership
  • Exploring The Contribution Of Team Members
  • The Fundamental Approach Of Action Centred Leadership – Taking Best Practice From The Qualities – The Situational And Functional Approach
  • Exploring Some Of The Functions Of Leadership
  • The Functions Of Leadership – Coaching
  • The Functions Of Leadership – Feedback
  • The Functions Of Leadership – Improvement
  • Job Design And How That Helps To Motivate People At Work
  • The Decision Making Process Of An Effective Leader
  • How Effective Leaders Engage With Their People And Become A Role Model
  • Putting It All Together
  • Knowledge And Skills Transfer To The Work Place
Who Should Attend

Everyone whose role requires him or her to take responsibility for achieving a result through a team of people. This includes: senior executives, middle managers, first line managers, team leaders, supervisors, superintendents and functional managers, at all levels in all sectors.

Benefits Of Attending
  1. Describe their role as a leader
  2. Outline an analysis of their personal strengths and areas for development
  3. Demonstrate an ability to recognise the needs of a situation and the leadership actions that can lead to success
  4. Demonstrate an ability to deploy leadership techniques that enable individuals to contribute fully to delivering the team's task
  5. Explain how learning can be transferred effectively to the work place

    Alan Power
    Managing Director
    Mpower (UK) Ltd., UK

    Alan Power believes few people today show real leadership – there are many managers about but there are very few genuine leaders. So how do you regard yourself: a Leader or a Manager? You might ask 'what's the difference?' and the answer is: managers have subordinates but leaders have followers! Which, of course, begs another question: 'are you a Leader or a Follower?'. Reflect on how you do your job; did anyone do this job before you? If so, have you carried on doing it the same way as the previous incumbent (i.e. you followed) or have you radically changed the way the job is done to the benefit of all the stakeholders? If you have, maybe you are a Leader. But maybe this thinking is a little simplistic as it suggests that leaders and managers are a different breed when this is obviously not the case because sometimes we lead and sometimes we manage – in other words people can be both leaders and managers and call upon their different skills whenever the situation demands.

    Throughout his career, Alan has been called upon to be both a leader and a manager so has a clear understanding of the requirements of both roles.

    As a Leader, Alan set up several new functions while employed in a major UK bank. For example, he set up the bank's first training centre; became the youngest departmental head in the bank's history; was the first manager to launch a Quality Management system, and used Quality Management to set up a new mortgage company (which won a national award for Quality Management); and he was the first manager in the bank to adopt the Balanced Scorecard.

    As a management development and training professional, Alan qualified as a Leadership Trainer to deliver Action Centred Leadership in the 1970s and has delivered Leadership courses to countless delegates over the years and, with his personal experience as a Leader, his programmes are enriched by his personal experience.

    In 2003, Alan left the corporate world to set up his own consultancy specialising in Leadership, Operations Management, Business Excellence, Lean Thinking, Six Sigma and Customer Service Excellence.

    The Conrad Hotel, Dubai

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    The Conrad Hotel, Dubai, UAE

    Located conveniently in the hub of Dubai's commercial centre on Sheikh Zayed Road, Conrad Dubai is a stylish city haven within close proximity to Dubai's international financial and convention centre, one of the world's fastest growing airports, as well as world-class shopping destinations.

    • Impressive 54-story hotel
    • 555 luxury rooms and suites
    • Restaurant & Bar collection of 3 contemporary venues
    • One of the largest meeting spaces in the city, with a total area of 4,400 sqm
    • 5,500 sqm outdoor urban pool oasis
    • Fully equipped spa of 2,000 sqm
    • Full valet parking and automated car park with 1,056 parking spaces
    • Most convenient access to the World Trade Centre

    Conrad Dubai
    Sheikh Zayed Road
    P.O. Box 115143 Dubai
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Tel +971 (4) 444 7444
    Fax +971 (4) 444 7445


    Special delegate rates have been negotiated at selected hotels and we highly recommend you secure your room reservation at the earliest to avoid last minute inconvenience. You can contact the Hospitality Desk for required assistance on:

    T:+971-4-407 2693
    F:+971-4-407 2517


    Delegates requiring visas should contact the hotel they wish to stay at directly, as soon as possible. Visas for non-GCC nationals may take several weeks to process.

Date Course Fee Before
27 February 2017
Course Fee Before
3 April 2017
Final Fee
8 – 11 May 2017
US$ 3,995 US$ 4,495 US$ 4,995
Date Course Fee Before
30 July 2017
Course Fee Before
3 September 2017
Final Fee
8 – 11 October 2017
US$ 3,995 US$ 4,495 US$ 4,995

Course fees include documentation, luncheon and refreshments. Delegates who attend all sessions will receive a Certificate of Attendance.


Book and pay full fee for two colleagues and the third attends for FREE

  • Not applicable in conjunction with corporate discounts
  • Payment to be settled before start of the course to avail the offer
  • This offer is not applicable on Early Bird Prices

For more information, email Andy Watts on

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