The Centre for Leadership Studies’ Situational Leadership

24 January 2022

Have you ever wondered how you can strengthen the leadership practice across your organisation in an effective and consistent way? You may be aware that some leadership styles may not be as effective in certain situations. If you are not sure why that is the case, you’re not the only one. There is a reason why individuals may require different leadership styles depending on the situation. What if we told you that there is a simple tool that can help the leaders of your business become more effective?

HumanKapital is an official Trainer Partner of The Center for Leadership Studies and is able to deliver Situational Leadership training to provide you with a practical and repeatable framework to implement within your organisation. 

The Centre for Leadership Studies’ Situational Leadership® model is one of the most successful and widely adopted training models available. It places strong emphasis on providing leaders with the tools required to navigate the demands of an increasingly diverse workforce and evolving global marketplace. The model is designed to teach leaders at all levels how to adapt their leadership style based on the ability and willingness of a person they’re trying to influence to complete specific tasks. It enables leaders to engage effective performance conversations that build trust, increase productivity, and drive behaviour change.

The benefits of the Situational Leadership model include:

  • Creating a language of performance and change management
  • Utilising task specificity as a measure of performance versus typecasting employees
  • Accounts for multidirectional influence
  • Accelerates the pace and quality of employee development and productivity
  • Applies an objective leadership framework that removes bias
  • Teaches leaders to accurately interpret and effectively response to their environment

The Situational Leadership: Building Leaders In-Person Instructor-Led Workshop introduces participants to the Situational Leadership Model and prepares leaders to effectively assess and adopt to situations, opportunities and challenges of leading others while arming them with strategies to overall enhance performance and teamwork. This workshop can also be held online over two days through the Virtual Instructor-Led Workshop.

The schedule for the Situational Leadership: Building Leaders one-day face-to-face program is as follows:

20 minutesProgram Introduction
30 minutesSuccess and Engagement
5 minutesDefinitions of Key Terms
35 minutesIntroduction to the Situational Leadership Model
35 minutesStep 1: Identify the Specific Task
1 hour, 45 minutesStep 2: Assess Current Performance Readiness
1 hour, 25 minutesStep 3: Match and Communicate Leader Response
30 minutesReviewing LEAD Results
25 minutesActivity: Match/Mismatch
1 hour, 10 minutesStep 4: Manage the Movement
15 minutesActivity: Reentry and FeedForward

The schedule for the Situational Leadership: Building Leaders virtual instructor-led workshop is as follows:

Day 1

60 minutesSession 1: Leadership Concepts
60 minutesSession 2: Model Overview
10 minutesCase Study Part 1
60 minutesSession 3: Ability and Willingness

Day 2

60 minutesSession 4: Performance Readiness
10 minutesCase Study Part 2
90 minutesSession 5: Leadership Styles
60 minutesSession 6: Development and Regression
10 minutesCase Study Part 3

Upon completion of the program, participants should be able to:

  • Define leadership
  • Apply Situational Leadership by:
  • Identifying the specific task
  • Accurately assessing an individual’s Performance Readiness to perform a specific task
  • Respond with the right leadership style and behaviours to meet the performance needs of the individual
  • Communicate the leader response more effectively
  • Manage the movement of the individual through various levels of Performance Readiness
  • Identify opportunities to improve through self-assessment and development planning

The Situational Leadership: Building Leaders program also includes two assessments, LEAD (Leadership Effectiveness and Adaptability Description) Self and LEAD Other, which provide participants with a baseline measurement that can be used for leadership skill development.

If you would like more information regarding Situational Leadership, please visit our Situational Leadership webpage, or if are ready to book your next Situational Leadership: Building Leaders workshop, please contact Geoff through the link below.