IDPE's Personal and professional effectiveness programme content

Module 1: online professional development forum
11:30 – 13:00
Tuesday 19 January 2021
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​New year, new goals: the neuroscience and principles underlying success and goal attainment
Speaker: Jo Beckett, Executive coach and Joint CEO, IDPELaura Firth, Head of Development Bolton School
Our motivation, level of commitment and daily habits are ultimately what creates the results we achieve. Examine the neuroscience and principles underlying success and goal attainment, including how to:
  • make goals meaningful to enhance motivation
  • reduce interference and distractions
  • develop effective habits and an optimal mindset to sharpen focus and move closer to goals
Through practical techniques, reflection and discussion, you will be supported to explore opportunities for the year ahead and identify what simple changes you might make that will have the greatest impact on your experience of 2021. You will develop a personalised vision and action plan to help you move closer to your goals with confidence and have more time and energy to focus on what is most important.
Module 2: online professional development forum
11:30 – 13:00
Tuesday 2 March 2021

Emotional health: the secret superpower to success
Speaker: Jon Bockelmann Evans, thought-leader and Emotional Health Expert, JBE Health
Improve your emotional health rating and learn how to feel your absolute best both professionally and personally by:
  • understanding the building blocks of emotional health
  • assessing and, if necessary, improving how you get your basic emotional needs met
  • recognising the link between good emotional health and both physical and psychological resilience
  • learning some simple but highly effective practical strategies and techniques that can help you stay in control of your emotional state
Through dialogue, interaction, practical techniques and reflection, you will be encouraged to develop a personal plan to enhance your self-care so that you feel more robust and can bring the best version of yourself to your professional and personal life.
Coaching at a time to suit you 1-2-1 executive coaching
​​​​​​​with
Jo Beckett, Executive coach and Joint CEO, IDPE
A 60-minute virtual confidential, solutions-focussed, executive coaching session providing space to reflect in a structured way.

Working with IDPE’s Joint CEO, qualified ILM level 7 leadership coach and resilience teacher, you will be supported to:
  • explore challenges and opportunities
  • distil priorities
  • create a plan to move forwards and make positive changes
This highly personalised support enables application of learning to individual and team contexts.
Module 3: online professional development forum
11:30 – 13:00
Tuesday 27 April 2021

​​​​​​​Embracing our stretch zone: what really holds us back?

Speaker: Jo Beckett, Executive coach and Joint CEO, IDPE
If we want to be our best and realise our goals, then we must take control of our mindset, steer away from thinking traps and develop personal strategies that help us to be more effective.

Understand how your beliefs and personal narrative can inhibit your behaviour and affect performance and learn how to:
  • manage your inner critic
  • overcome tendencies towards procrastination
  • build resilience to overcome the inevitable challenges
  • default to optimistic, realistic and accurate thinking
Through interactive practice, reflection and discussion, explore techniques to overcome thinking traps and procrastination and adapt your personal narrative so that you can be your best, seize opportunities and move closer to your goals.
Module 4: online professional development forum
11:30 – 13:00
Tuesday 22 June 2021

​​​​​​​Using your personal strengths for professional success
Speaker: Ian Wigston, Insights Discovery Distributor and Founder, Bright Field Consulting
Research suggests that having a good understanding of self, your strengths and possible weaknesses, enables you to develop more effective strategies for interaction. Learn how to:
  • enhance your communication with different personalities in the workplace
  • motivate and influence different stakeholders - your team, the common room and donors
  • manage different personalities around the board table ​​​​​​​
Develop a broader understanding of personality types and how to adapt your preferred behavioural style to enhance your communication and connect more effectively with stakeholders. Through dialogue and practical reflection, you will be supported to identify where your strengths lie and how to overcome less helpful behaviours, to develop an action plan for personal and interpersonal growth, and leave with greater clarity about the areas you wish to develop to optimise your impact at work.
Coaching at a time to suit you 1-2-1 executive coaching
with Jo Beckett, Executive coach and Joint CEO, IDPE
A 60-minute virtual confidential, solutions-focussed, executive coaching session providing space to reflect in a structured way.

Working with IDPE’s Joint CEO, qualified ILM level 7 leadership coach and resilience teacher, you will be supported to:
  • explore challenges and opportunities
  • distil priorities
  • create a plan to move forwards and make positive changes
This highly personalised support enables application of learning to individual and team contexts.
 
Pricing IDPE members (independent)
State schools
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Non-members (independent)
To book your place, contact the IDPE office.
Personal and professional development programme introductory offer (1 delegate*) £395* £315* £670*
*So that your team can benefit from participating in the programme, there is a 15% discount for any additional delegates from the same school.

If you wish to book an individual executive coaching session, for example, if you are wrestling with a specific project or finding it challenging to engage a particular person or perhaps are considering a promotion, preparing for an interview or career change, then one-to-one executive coaching sessions are available. Prices start from £80 for 45 minutes and £95 for 60 minutes. Contact the IDPE office for more information.