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Growing great leaders and businesses through innovative and powerful leadership development programmes


Transforming business owners and managers into extraordinary leaders

Led by Swansea University in partnership with Bangor University, the ION leadership project is backed with £2.7m from the European Social Fund.

The ION leadership programme is designed to develop and enhance the leadership skills of owners, managers, leaders and key decision-makers of businesses located across the Convergence region of West Wales and the Valleys. ION leadership offers 3 intense, engaging and effective new courses tailored for people with different levels of leadership experience.

Delivered by business experts, the courses are based on practical, experiential learning within a trusted group of peers and they focus on finding real solutions for the real issues that leaders, at all levels, face every day.

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Advanced Leadership Swansea

Advanced Leadership Cohort AS1

Thursday 19th May 2016
9 days over 7 months with the opportunity to attend an extra elective Master Class

Experience Growth. Advanced Leadership helps you strengthen your ability to engage talent, win hearts and minds, and set a winning direction. The programme will benefit leaders and managers in small, medium and large firms. Advanced Leadership is hosted by, amongst others, Professor Paul Hannon of Swansea University who has won the Entrepreneurship Education Award, bestowed by the world-renowned Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship in Sweden.

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Advanced Leadership Programme AB1

Wednesday 25th May 2016
8 days over 7 months

The Advanced Leadership programme is designed for leaders who have established leadership and management skills and knowledge. The programme will enable them to reflect on the present situation within their organisations and their teams, building the strategic leadership skills to facilitate innovation and ensure sustainable growth. The programme will develop the skills of leaders and managers in small, medium and large firms.

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Upcoming Events

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Tinopolis for ION leadership

Hell’s Kitchen - Inspiration Session with Ron Jones, Executive Chairman of Tinopolis

Did you know Hell’s Kitchen is produced by a company proudly headquartered in Wales? Join ION leadership and Tinopolis for an Inspiration Session proudly presented by Tinopolis Group Executive Chairman Ron Jones. As part of the Festival of Innovation Ron will be talking about how he started and lead the Tinopolis Group to become an international media producer and distributor with a significant presence in the global media marketplace. Tinopolis is one of the largest independent television suppliers in the UK and a producer of programmes for all the top networks in the USA.

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Are You Making the Most of Your Workplace Relationships?

WHY is it so hard to get along with and work well with some people? Join us at this free to attend event and work on your own people style.

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Latest News

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How do you Innovate?

How do you Innovate?

Wednesday 25th May 2016

Acknowledging the importance of innovation and leading innovation in SME context, Dr Siwan Mitchelmore' s (Bangor University) research is set to identify the specific leadership behaviours that foster employee innovative work behaviours in SMEs.

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leadership and management wales

Can leadership development really help your business growth?

Friday 13th May 2016

Every business is different but there are common aspects that contribute to growth. Growing businesses have a vision that is clear and believed in by the employees. Growing businesses are constantly adapting to the changing circumstances that accompany growth.

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ION leadership 26 May

Don’t assume that opportunity will come to you. Put yourself forward ...You have to stay hungry. via @nytimes…