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NICVA is an approved centre with the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM). Courses are offered in Leadership and Management, Coaching and Mentoring, Social Enterprise Support and Management of Volunteers. 

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Impact stories from ILM level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management

In this article we hear from two of the learners from our ILM level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management. Why they joined the course, how they have used their learning and how it has impacted their organisation.

We talked to two of our learners from our ILM level 5 Diploma in leadership and management - Tracy Walker from Sure Start and Treasa Rice from Brain Injury Matters - to hear how the course has impacted them and their organisation.

Tracy Walker, Sure Start South Armagh

Tracy Walker, Sure Start South Armagh

What motivated you to do the ILM level 5 Diploma in leadership and management?

I had been in my job for some time and wanted to do something for my professional development. I was managing staff and wanted to help my management practice. Here was a lot that I was aware of and the course was good as it explained why we do things and the best way.

What did you think of the course?

Everything I covered on the course was relevant to my job, in fact no matter what job you do it can be related. It covers every aspect needed for a leader and was understandable and the timeframe kept me motivated.

How have you applied your learning to your role?

Emotional intelligence in particular was very useful. I have used what I learnt to help manage my team. It has helped me to be more aware of my own and other’s emotions and how they impact on work. Also, problem solving and conflict management have given me tools and options for what to do to resolve issues.

I reflect more now on how I do things and think about the best way of dealing with issues. The action learning has helped with this and given me techniques that I use with my team.

How has the learning impacted on your organisation?

I have taken back my learning and discussed with other colleagues, sharing tips and techniques. We are introducing new ways of working in our organisation as a result of this and this will improve things and make it more efficient.

 

Treasa Rice, Brain Injury Matters

Treasa Rice from Brain Injury Matters
Treasa Rice, Brain Injury Matters

What motivated you to do the ILM level 5 Diploma in leadership and management?

I have been in the charity sector since 2006 and have moved my way up into a management role but had no professional qualification. The ILM level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management was a perfect fit for my needs.

What did you think of the course?

Roisin was brilliant, an excellent facilitator, approachable and made things easy online.  I felt included and the breakout rooms were great for interaction.

How have you applied the learning to your role?

I learnt about myself and my leadership and learning styles. It has helped me reflect on my practice and improve. Emotional intelligence has prompted me to think about the culture and resilience in our organisation especially working from home and has provided me with tools and structures to do this.

Action learning is something I have brought back to the team and we plan to use it in our team meeting. I will provide training to the team on the powerful questioning techniques and I will facilitate the ALS.

I have reflected on my leadership styles and others in the organisation and now use different styles for different circumstances and different people.

How has the learning impacted on your organisation?

I have brought back my learning and shared it with my team. I have used the techniques and skills that I learnt. I am providing training to my team in action learning and we will use this in team meetings. We have monthly training on leadership and I have used the leadership questionnaires. The wider organisation has benefited greatly from the course as I have passed my learning on.

Are you interested in doing an ILM level 5 Diploma?

The next ILM level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management starts on 22 April 2021 and the induction is 25 March. If you are interested please register here, or contact Roisin Kelly for more information. This course is tailored to improve the performance of managers, team leaders or those aspiring into senior management. 

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Benefits of a coaching approach to managing people.

Ever thought of using coaching and mentoring as a way of developing and managing your staff/volunteers?

Coaching and mentoring can increase staff/volunteer effectiveness and improve organisational performance. 

By honing our skills and knowledge we can learn to choose the most appropriate style of management for the person and the situation. As managers, when use coaching and mentoring skills we can improve how we get the best out of our staff as well as being a great way to motivate and lead.

As organisations, adopting a coaching culture can transform our working environments and make it more positive and open resulting in people feeling valued and services being improved for the communities we work with.

Benefits for individuals:

  • Improves performance by building people’s capacity to resolve their own issues
  • Builds their emotional intelligence and makes them more self-aware and motivated
  • Increases confidence, belief in self and higher morale
  • Enhances career, and promotion prospects
  • Provides clarity of purpose, logical, clear goals and provided focus
  • Improves awareness and insights, self-analysis of strengths and weaknesses

Benefits for organisation performance:

  • Creates a more positive work environment, as it encourages an environment where it is safe to be open and honest.
  • Improves relationships with manager and colleagues
  • Generates of creative ideas, how to best use available skills and resources of teams within the organisation 
  • Cultivates greater flexibility and adaptability to change within an organisation 

 

  “Coaching in organization and leadership settings is also an invaluable tool for developing people across a wide range of needs. The benefits of coaching are many; 80% of people who receive coaching report increased self-confidence, and over 70% benefit from improved work performance, relationships, and more effective communication skills. 86% of companies report that they recouped their investment on coaching and more (International Coach Federation 2009).

 

If you would like any more information about the support and training that NICVA can offer in this area please contact [email protected] or have a look at our online ILM level 5 certificate in coaching and mentoring, which starts on 29 January 2021. 

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NICVA's online training options

NICVA's partnership with Global Management Academy offers online courses in a range of topics and is going from strength to strength. In the first year from March 2018 to March 2019 we had 86 online learners.

Through the online learning we are delighted that we can be more flexible and offer a greater variety of courses to our members and the wider sector.

NICVA has been an ILM accredited centre since 2009 and have delivered a wide variety of ILM courses during this time. We look forward to continuing to deliver high quality accredited training to the sector through our range of courses. Over the years we have been listening to all those who have attended our training programmes as well as those that haven't been able to avail of our training and wanted to provide more accessible and flexible training options. We realise that not everyone can take the time out to attend training in a set location and at a certain time, especially volunteers and staff working on their own, so we needed to provide training to better meet their needs.

To date 86 learners have completed our online learning courses and have given excellent feedback on the quality of the resources and support they have received.

This new online training allows us to offer a blended approach to training. We are offering:

ILM level 3 Award in Leadership and Management

ILM level 5 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring

ILM level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management

We asked those who have taken part in the online programme to tell us what they liked about it, this is what they said:

It is really easy to follow

I thought that the support materials where very good.

There is a variety of materials to read

I can learn at my own pace

I like that I can study at a time that suits me

It is easy to access

I liked the video resources

Breeda Doherty, from The Cedar Foundation, successfully completed her ILM level 5 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring with NICVA through the online programme. A group of staff went through the programme at the same time and in Breeda's words The Cedar Foundation now have "a skilled management team to help staff be resilient and resourceful". She commented that the online training offered flexibility and forced her to reflect on what she does and think about what she would change. She has learned to listen more and not jump to solutions to empower her staff with the skills of problem solving. This has had a knock on effect on service users, she said "My staff are now more confident and come up with solutions to problem which means that they are more responsive to the needs of the service users"

We are working with the Global Management Academy, a leading provider of online business and professional skills training, to deliver these ILM programmes. Based in Belfast, Global Management Academy provides online management training to managers across The U. K, Ireland, The Middle East, East Asia and Australia. It is a registered ILM (Institute of Leadership and Management) center, and provides online qualifications to frontline and middle managers across all sectors.

Due to the nature of the online subcscription you will need to pay the full cost in order to reserve your place on this course. Places are limited so please book and pay early.  Delivery of these courses are subject to having a minimum viable number of participants.

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