DeakinPrime’s leadership programs combine our award-winning excellence, on-the-ground experience and current academic research.
The Enterprise leadership program and Diploma of Leadership and Management (BSB51915) are unique because they've grown organically from DeakinPrime's own success story.
We’ve been developing leaders for over 25 years, and our expertise is unparalleled. Developing great leaders and managers has always been our business, and we know what constitutes successful professional development programs because we work alongside our clients every day developing them.
To understand effective leadership we also need to understand what it isn't. Many leadership programs fail and others are underwhelming and ineffective. To develop a best practice leadership program DeakinPrime worked closely with Charles Jennings, a champion of the 70:20:10 learning and development model, and world-renowned leadership expert Nigel Paine.
A successful leadership program needs four crucial factors to be successful:
- Coupling real work with reflection
- Shifting mindset
Along with Nigel Paine, we believe that the key component of success is ‘helping people to change’ and this understanding is reflected in every component of DeakinPrime's leadership program.
The 70:20:10 model maximises opportunities for reflective practice and significant learning. Within the program all face-to-face sessions and coaching meetings are used for knowledge application and reflection. Our learners’ access program content in their own time via elearning modules, curated content, webinars, workplace tasks and social learning. The program is delivered in continuous, modularised experiences over a sufficient period of time (at least six months), which neuroscience teaches us improves the ability of learners to develop and change in a sustained way.
DeakinPrime does away with one size fits all. We include contextualisation in our programs that encompasses the current and future needs of organisations and each learner. We do this by designing a flexible program framework to incorporate specific and relevant organisational content and models.
The 70:20:10 model enables learners to personalise how and when they consume and apply their knowledge. The face-to-face and digital components of the program can be contextualised at each point without compromising individual and organisations goals. The design sets a baseline using a competency diagnostic, as well as traditional self-awareness tools. At each point in the program there are opportunities for coach feedback, peer observations and evaluation. DeakinPrime offers formal impact evaluation on conclusion.
DeakinPrime facilitators and delivery teams are subject matter experts who deliver extraordinary support and guidance. Along with DeakinPrime, they ensure learners receive optimal learning experiences.
We regularly challenge the mindset of our client organisations and participating individuals to produce new understandings of leadership. We know that leaders face an environment like never before and that simply producing content is not enough. Change is faster than ever and effective leadership involves a deep mind shift that broadens perceptions and beliefs and brings about profound personal behavioural understandings.