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Online Masterclass - Transforming Your Organisation by Changing the Way You Think, Feel and Experience the World NEW

1 March 2023
Event information
Date 1 March 2023
Time 14:30-16:30 (Timezone: Europe/London)
Price Exclusive to members of The Henley Partnership *Up to 3 Places*
Venue Online
Event types:
Online masterclass

How do I book?

This event is exclusive to members of The Henley Partnership.

To book please contact your HR or Learning and Development team at your organisation.

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This masterclass will introduce vertical development and some of its key concepts. We will explore how these can enable us to more effectively navigate the constant change we experience in our organisations. We will introduce a vertical development profiling tool – the Leadership Development Framework – and explore how our ‘action logics’ have a profound impact on who we are, how we show up, and the decisions and actions we take as leaders. There will be a practical focus on how we can apply the theory to liberate individuals, teams and organisations from areas of ‘stuckness’, which can ultimately enable cultural change within the organisational ecosystem.

This session will be interactive, providing opportunities for inquiry into how to apply the theory in your own context.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this session, you will have:

  • gained the ability to distinguish between horizontal and vertical development, and appreciated the importance of both
  • understood some of the key concepts of vertical development and how it can enable leaders to engage and lead given the increasingly complex nature of our working world
  • gained knowledge of a vertical development profiling tool and its relevance to the decisions and actions we make as leaders
  • applied the theory through the process of inquiry-based experimentation
  • learned the tools and practices that can be applied back in the workplace

Nial O'Reilly

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Nial has worked full-time as an Executive Coach for 11 years. He has developed an Executive Coaching practice that offers a range of coaching services including One-to-one Executive Coaching, Leadership Development Coaching, Team Coaching, Career Transition Coaching and Business Strategy Development Facilitation. Having worked in Senior Leadership and Executive positions himself, in a 25 year’ corporate career previous to becoming an Executive Coach, Nial has the ability to establish credibility and trust at an executive level very quickly. Today his Coaching and Facilitation is valued in many different sectors such as Multi-National Corporates, Retail, Engineering, Technology, Medical Device Manufacturing, Financial Services, Insurance, SME/Family, Academia as well as the Public Sector and Charity Sector. Numbered among his client companies are Ford Motor Company, Morgan Stanley, Stryker, AIB, Boston Scientific, CISCO, HP, Merit Medical, GE(UK), GECAS, GSK, NUIG, UCD Smurfit, Clare County Council and many others. At NUIG he has provided Personal Leadership and Team Development Coaching to the BioInnovate Ireland programme since its inception.

He is an associate Executive Coach with a number of International Organisations including Peter Bluckert Consulting (UK), Harthill Consulting (UK), IBM (UK), LHH (UK), Acuity (UK) and Compass (US).

Nial approaches his work from a position of unconditional positive regard believing that each client or team has the potential to develop given the correct circumstances. His coaching is challenging yet supportive. He has a strong commercial and utilitarian outlook while also appreciating the value of engagement in getting the best from people. He has spent years honing a capacity to facilitate leadership, team development and change.

*Up to 3 places per member organisation. 'Up to' indicates the maximum number per member organisation, it is not an allocation of places. All places are subject to availability at the time of booking.

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