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Essential Leadership Skills

For new and established leaders - learn the foundations of sound leadership and how to apply this in practical terms to your own role.


We’ve all seen examples of great leadership and the significant positive impact they can have – discover the foundations of sound leadership and how to apply this in practical terms to your own role.

Our Essential Leadership Skills Programme will provide you with a strong foundation in leadership, enabling you to reflect upon your leadership style and learn how to further develop your leadership capabilities. The programme offers seven modules in total to allow you to develop your skills in manageable chunks. Please note we can also deliver this as an in-house option.

This programme is comprised of seven half-day workshops and has been designed to help you develop and refine a set of essential skills to enable you to thrive in your role and drive your business forward in an effective, engaging and motivational manner. 


"Victoria was very adaptable, using our experiences and scenarios to make the course content relevant." - Jan 2024

"The whole group interaction & pairing up with other learners are awesome. Good to hear lots of other opinions and stories and some really good expert advice from Vic." - Jan 2024

"Focusing on one module a week gives you time to process the information. Good reflecting on each module to retain the information.
Applying real situations to the modules makes it practical and boosts your ability to think critically." - Oct 2023


This Workshop / Course is registered with the Management Capability Development Fund. Find out more by visiting 


Workshop 1: Focusing on the leadership role   
Workshop 2: Engaging teams and individuals 
Workshop 3: Leading teams through change 
Workshop 4: Excellence in communication 
Workshop 5: Handling conflict in the workplace 
Workshop 6: Managing performance 
Workshop 7: Programme review 


  • Identify and work on your own leadership style and capabilities - Lead your team to consistently high levels of performance

  • Maintain a balance between achieving your own tasks and leading others

  • Use the right leadership style for the right situation

  • Harness the ideas of your team to achieve results

  • Build a structured plan to focus on the future

  • Achieve successful outcomes through different levels of change

  • Understand your workforce and focus on their individual needs

  • Keep people engaged and on board with workplace changes

  • Influence others with a controlled and professional communication style

  • Embed a positive and constructive workplace culture to deal with conflict

  • Know when to ignore, manage and escalate conflict situations

  • Identify your own strengths and areas to develop in conflict styles

  • Manage situations within employment law requirements and best practice

  • Gain a clear perspective on performance issues

  • Raise the level of awareness in individuals and plan a way forward

  • Identify how to tackle ongoing challenges and coach others into becoming solutions focused.

Who Should Attend

  • Existing leaders who want to refresh their skills and explore current best practice

  • Those thinking of moving into a leadership role and wish to explore the roles and responsibilities further


What Learners Have Said


"It's always good to hear what other people are also going through. Different experiences and interactions they have in their workplaces offer great learning for all members of the course." - Mar 2024

"Real-life examples and scenarios, usually through Vic’s learned experience. Great to see people in the same role from various jobs /industries having the same issues, and using the same skills to help them / resolve issues/problems." - Dec 2023

"I felt Victoria was very well qualified in her role and a great role model! I felt a lot of validation in the training she offered." - Aug 2023

Facilitated by

Victoria Barkway founded Bold Consultancy in 2008 and provides training, coaching, professional supervision and wellbeing support to businesses and organisations across New Zealand and sometimes further afield.

One of the most positive and enthusiastic people you will ever meet. A passionate and hardworking individual, living in London and travelling across the UK, roles in banking, management, financial services, HR (Personnel back then), training, leadership assessment, leadership development and busine ss strategy firmly sowed the seeds for Bold Consultancy to be here today.

A sought after trainer, facilitator and coach. Studying Psychology, Advanced Interpersonal Behaviours and a Bachelor of Science (Counselling) Victoria has an ability to engage people in their own development, recognise where they need to focus and pinpoint practical strategies to achieve productive results.

Victoria works all over the place from her home in Christchurch. She has an incredible passion for what she does and has never ever arrived at work without a smile on her face.


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