Covid 19, Management Development

Developing your Leadership Mindset during COVID-19

Course duration: 3 hours

Aims and objectives

  • to provide clarity on the role and value of powerful leadership during this challenging time and guidance on ways to be the leader you need to be
  • to create a line of sight between great leadership and continued performance
  • to underline the importance of emotional intelligence, managing yourself and staying strong
  • to build self-awareness – get to know your leadership style, what your needs might be at this time, and how to flex your style to become even more effective

Who should attend

Programme is designed for leader/managers with responsibility for staff.

Course content

  • What Makes a Leader – Share Leadership Quotes/ what resonates with you / Leader V Manager / What do Leaders do / Why is this important to you,
  • Emotional Intelligence – “What distinguishes the outstanding leader from the merely adequate?” – Daniel Goleman / Research on neuroscience and the impact of positive emotions / Developing emotional awareness (ABCD) and emotional management / Developing a positive and proactive leadership mindset / Action planning in small groups
  • Leadership Styles – Why is self-awareness important / Share research on the impact of leadership style / What drives behaviour – the behavioural iceberg / Introducing the leadership styles and helping people to select their preferred style / Small group discussions with guided questions to help leaders manage their own behaviour to be the best they can be at the moment (while still being themselves!)
  • Authentic Leadership – being the authentic you / Why should anyone be led by you? / Discuss leadership shadow /the impact leaders have on people, especially right now! / How important it is to be proactive regarding your image and impact (and how to do this) / Leadership Aura; guided questions to help people find clarity on what they stand for and what they want to be remembered for / Commitment to leadership – how to be purposeful and deliberate /  Recognising and creating opportunities for people to live the leadership aura they created
  • Personal Action Planning

Skills learned

  • Adopting a Leadership mindset- critical during this challenging time.
  • How to be clear on and maximise the value they can bring to teams and organisations.  This will include having and communicating a vision and having a strong sense of purpose for themselves and those around them.


There is no certification for this programme.

Find upcoming Covid 19, Management Development courses in our calendar below:

Corona Virus Update

Positive2Work Skillnet is fully supportive of the Government’s efforts to effectively address and limit the spread of COVID-19 and to safeguard the protection of public health and that of our stakeholders.

Positive2Work Skillnet management team are continuing to work and are available to discuss any queries that our businesses or trainees have regarding our scheduled training programmes and supports for businesses.

In support of this national effort, Positive2Work Skillnet has postponed its public training courses until 19th April 2020.

Positive2Work Skillnet will continue to take bookings for programmes commencing at a later date in 2020, and for our online programmes.

We are also available to discuss your queries about any other future programmes we offer to our members.

Our Network contact details are.
NAME: Mark Brennan
PHONE: 085 1745779

We would remind our stakeholders that the HSE website is the authoritative source of information and advice on the situation regarding COVID-19 in Ireland.

We will keep this information updated in the coming weeks. Further information is also available on the Skillnet Ireland website at