Programme Spotlight: L.E.A.D. Programme – “Leadership Exploration and Development”

The LLC Academy, a 73.57% Black Owned Level 2 Designated Group Supplier, accredited and approved by the Services Seta, QCTO and COMENSA, offers a range of programmes specifically designed to uplift and develop the future leaders of South Africa. One such programme is the LEAD Programme, which focuses on Leadership Exploration and Development. 

“Effective leadership is key for companies to meet the challenges faced in today’s world of work,” says Director of The LLC Academy, Eileen Thornhill. “Leaders need to maximise their own potential – and the potential of others. They must be able to collaborate, communicate, and inspire their teams.” 

The L.E.A.D. Programme is designed to help leaders to explore ways of motivating and inspiring their people, so that they give more of their discretionary effort. “Our students learn how to plan and delegate with impact, and how to hold people to account in order to achieve good results,” says Thornhill. “They learn how to lead people to new heights, as well as how to manage the transitional journey of both themselves and their team”.  

“The programme is specifically designed to develop outstanding leaders, and outstanding leadership requires Emotional Intelligence (EI or EQ),” says Thornhill. “EQ is the capacity to recognise our own feelings and those of others, to manage emotions effectively in ourselves, and to manage our relationships. This is key to high performance at all levels, and the L.E.A.D. Programme thus serves as the initial steppingstone of our ‘Leaders of Others’ compendium of programmes, designed to grow and develop those enrolled in our programmes.” 

“In addition,” says Thornhill, “the L.E.A.D. Programme focuses on helping our students to learn superior communication skills. Leaders need to have meaningful performance conversations, often these are difficult conversations, that inspire people to recognise their abilities and strive to meet higher self-expectations. Effective leaders help their teams to accomplish more than just meeting minimum requirements.” 

“The L.E.A.D. Programme is just one of the programmes offered by The LLC Academy that focuses on the growth and development of those employees put forward for training by companies who recognise the value of an educated, engaged staff,” says Thornhill. “In addition to developing your employees into a workforce that is equipped with the skills necessary to lead your business into the future, this investment in your people is, in its turn, a direct investment in your company. Our programmes all contribute to the Skills Development, Enterprise and Supplier Development and Socio-Economic Development requirements of your B-BBEE scorecard.” 

“At The LLC Academy, we are committed to building up the people of South Africa, which in turn will build up the country,” says Thornhill. “At the end of the day, investing in your people is just good business.” 

Want to develop your staff’s leadership potential while maximising your B-BBEE scorecard? Contact The LLC Academy today to see how we can help you. 

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