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Situational Leadership ® Accreditation and courses. Building influential and highly strategic leaders.

GBS Corporate Training is the sole UK provider of Situational Leadership® training.
The Situational Leadership® model is arguably the most recognised, utilised and effective leadership and influence tool in the history of the behavioural sciences.

To be successful in today’s work environment, a leader must learn to appropriately balance their task direction with the proper relationship behaviour, leading to high levels of consistent performance across team members.

Situational Leadership ® training programmes

  • Situational Leadership® - Accreditation

    Situational Leadership® accreditation can be awarded to an organisation’s internal trainer(s) who successfully complete(s) the three day Situational Leadership® programme.

    The accreditation is designed to equip trainers with the necessary skills and knowledge to deliver licensed Situational Leadership® within their own organisation. A licensed ‘Administration Resource Kit’ is provided for each of the accredited trainers to deliver Situational Leadership® training in-house. Its use is restricted to the host organisation only and the licence remains valid as long as the organisation has their own accredited trainers.

    The first part of the accreditation process involves experiencing the Situational Leadership® programme as a participant. The aim is to ensure participants understand how the Situational Leadership® model can become a tool to help them interact with others in a way that focuses on performance, helping realise potential. Self-assessment and 360° feedback (online pre-work) of preferred leadership styles are introduced to enable specific development actions to be planned.

    Participants then undergo ‘teach-back’ where they prepare and deliver an agreed section of the Situational Leadership® programme. Accurate demonstration of knowledge and understanding of the model will result in accreditation. (It should be noted that individuals’ training skills are not assessed).

    Course dates

    London: 13th - 15th February 2018
    London: 24th - 26th July 2018
    London: 2nd - 4th October 2018
  • Situational Leadership®: Taking Charge

    ​Half day workshop

    Owning your performance

    Situational Leadership®: Taking Charge is a half-day workshop designed to help front-line employees and individual contributors develop a thorough understanding of the leadership process. When employees can recognise a clear connection between their performance and the success of the organisation, engagement levels rise and they will naturally perform to the full extent of their capabilities, as opposed to simply working within the parameters of their job descriptions.

    By understanding and using the performance language of Situational Leadership® participants learn to diagnose their own task-specific Performance Readiness® and feel confident to effectively communicate their specific performance needs to their supervisors.

  • Situational Leadership®: Building Leaders


    The need for effective leadership is greater than ever. A recent CMI report found that 43% of workers rate their line managers as ineffective, failing to recognise or support their talents.The Situational Leadership® Model is arguably the most recognised, utilised and effective leadership and influence tool in the history of the behavioural sciences.

    So it’s no surprise that 70% of Fortune500™ companies consider the tool as a critical component of their leadership development strategy. It transcends cultural and generational differences with a success rate that speaks for itself. Situational Leadership® is a proven model of effective leadership that has endured the test of time. It’s a practical approach which helps your people to be more effective in achieving their goals, and shows you, as a leader, how best to respond to their performance needs. More than ever, businesses need well-equipped and adaptable leaders.

    We can help you rise to the challenge.

    Course dates

    London: 19th - 20th March 2018
    London: 20th - 21st November 2017
    London: 22nd - 23rd January 2018
    London: 24th - 25th May 2018
    London: 26th - 27th November 2018
    London: 27th - 28th September 2018
    London: 2nd - 3rd July 2018
  • Leveraging Your Power To Influence

    One day workshop

    Master the rules of engagement

    Strong leadership is in high demand at every organisational level – power is the foundation that drives the success of those leaders. Leveraging Your Power To Influence explores the dynamics that exist in the seven distinct, but highly interdependent, bases of power. Through this one-day course, participants will learn how to build and leverage their influence potential across the whole organisation.

    From case studies through to skill-building activities, participants at all organisational levels will learn to recognise and enhance their personal and positional power and ultimately become a more efficient leader.

  • Leading With Emotional Intelligence


    One day workshop

    Emotionally charged

    The workplace is more diverse than it’s ever been. Combine this with an increase in teams working cross-functionally, the ability to be able to understand and use emotion as source of insight, creativity and influence is now more important than ever. Emotional Quotient levels (EQ) change over time (unlike Intelligence Quotient which remains static), so it can be developed, refined and enhanced over the course of your life.

    Leading With Emotional Intelligence provides an in-depth understanding of the impact emotions have on thoughts and actions. By harnessing the power of Emotional Intelligence Leaders are able to effectively motivate, engage and strengthen cooperation within teams, which will naturally drive performance.

    All this ultimately determines the true effectiveness of a leader.

  • Leading With DiSC ®

    ​One day workshop

    Influencing performance

    The ability to recognise and adapt to the unique behavioural tendencies, communication preferences, and priorities that drive an individual’s performance is critical to managerial success.

    Leading with DiSC guides you on a path of self-discovery to develop your own unique management style and identifies potential challenges and opportunities that you may encounter when working with individuals that exhibit behaviours and preferences that are vastly different to your own.

    This interactive workshop, combines the Everything DiSC® Management Behavioural Model with the Situational Leadership® approach and provides a learning experience that enables you to use an individuals’ DiSC style to accurately understand their level of ‘readiness’ towards a situation; this way you can then respond with the appropriate leadership style. By adapting your behaviour to meet the needs of those you lead, you are able to engage in more productive and engaging interactions which drive high achievement.

  • Coaching To Build Capacity

    One day workshop.

    Unleashing potential

    In today’s fast-paced global marketplace, it is important that managers not only lead, but actively coach their employees. Effective coaching promotes creativity, productivity and individual resilience which naturally drives a culture of continuous change – ultimately allowing your organisation to achieve that ‘competitive’ edge.

    Coaching To Build Capacity is a highly interactive workshop which blends coaching with the Situational Leadership® Model. The workshop provides you with the tools to unlock and enhance the performance and capabilities of your teams and drive performance levels forward.

    With opportunities to interpret and discuss complex behaviours, combined with application activities dedicated to practice Situational Leadership®, this workshop provides you with all the tools to enhance your communication skills and drive your employees’ performance.

Dr Paul Hersey’s task-specific, original Situational Leadership® Model is based on the relationship between leaders and followers and serves as a framework to analyse each situation based on the:

  • amount of guidance and direction (task behaviour) a leader gives
  • amount of socio-emotional support (relationship behaviour) a leader provides
  • readiness level that followers exhibit in performing a specific task, function, or objective
Deployed in more than 70% of Fortune 500 companies, Situational Leadership® equips leaders in your organisation with the tools necessary to skilfully navigate the demands of an increasingly diverse workforce and evolving global marketplace. Infinitely adaptable to any circumstance, the model prepares leaders to address the most pressing challenges pervasive in today’s work environment.

The strengths of Situational Leadership ®

  • Situational Leadership® is a very well researched and practical model. It provides a framework that will allow people to know precisely how and when to deliver the behaviours required to demonstrate successful and effective team leadership with a common language and an easy-to-understand approach
  • Situational Leadership® has evolved from a control leadership form to an influencing model which can be used by anyone who needs to influence others
  • Situational Leadership® can be described as packaged common sense. Once learnt the model can be quickly applied. The model is not intellectually challenging but it can be behaviourally challenging
  • Situational Leadership® focuses on the here and now reality of delivered performance not aspirational performance. So your organisational effectiveness can be improved through the application of the model
  • Situational Leadership® and behavioural coaching have been proven to help increase performance in controlled experiments. This means organisational effectiveness can be improved through identifying key targets on the training and then receiving coaching post training
  • Situational Leadership® also gives guidance on how to manage change, dependent upon the readiness of individuals and groups to implement the planned change
  • Situational Leadership® training excites people and is popular across the board at all levels
  • Situational Leadership® is linked very closely to Malcolm Knowles's adult learning model