Program Information

Discovery in Action® is a framework which facilitates insight and deep understanding through the exploration of our beliefs and the impact of our actions and behaviours.

DiA Leading People program

Discovery in Action® moves beyond merely improving knowledge about leadership by bridging the gap between leadership theory and practice. This ensures that participants turn their knowledge into action and achieve actual results. Discovery in Action® works effectively as a stand-alone program with an emphasis on leadership practice in the workplace or as part of a broader, long term leadership development strategy.

How does it work?

Over a 6 month period, the Discovery in Action® (Leading People) program encourages people leaders to discover, evolve and apply their unique people leadership model, with the assistance of a skilled facilitator and the support of a peer group. Participants will explore:

  • When do people perform at their best?
  • What do I have to do to get my team to perform at their best?
  • How well am I doing those things?
  • What actions do I need to undertake to improve the performance of my team?
  • What are the results of my actions?

This is an innovative approach to leadership development for people managers that blends:

  • Action learning where participants are the subject of their own research and take responsibility for their choices
  • A workplace based, real world perspective where everyday issues provide the context and drive the personal journey for each person
  • An extended learning period with sustained support that encourages a continuous cycle of reflection + action + feedback
  • Peer groups which accelerate the development process and provide a rich learning environment through listening, challenging, supporting and mentoring
  • A guided process of self-discovery which creates self-awareness of participants beliefs and behaviours and encourages the development of their own leadership model specific to their situation

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Momentum and impetus for action is built through ownership of their thinking, the public commitment to action, the peer sharing of anecdotes, stories and experiences and access to a range of practical ‘tips and hints’ guides.

What benefits does it deliver?

The Discovery in Action® (Leading People) program:

  • Helps people ‘step up’ into leadership through a journey of self-discovery which allows them to define their personal leadership style and transforms them into leaders with clarity and confidence
  • Embeds accountability in people managers with an emphasis on learning from experience and feedback so that they understand and take responsibility for their choices and the impact of their behaviour on their team’s performance
  • Encourages leaders to be true to themselves and develop an authentic voice that enables positive relationships built on trust and leads to greater organisational stability. Remember, people join organisations but they leave bosses!

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