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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 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.

Future Courses

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ION Leading Growth DB2

Thursday 26th January 2017
9 days over 8 months

This Programme will focus on the essential skills required for leaders and managers in small, medium and large organisations. It will place particular emphasis on developing their leadership skills to facilitate growth for their businesses.The Developing Leadership programme will introduce participants to High Performance Work Practices (HPWP’s), placing particular emphasis on leading self and leading others, enabling them to develop and implement sustainable plans that further drive the productivity and performance of their organisations.

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Advanced Leadership Cohort AS2

Thursday 2nd February 2017
Starting on 2nd February, 2017 - 9 days over 7 months + extra elective Master Class

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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Leading and managing your team for success - Llanelli

Wednesday 25th January 2017
Parc y Scarlets Stadium Llanelli SA14 9UX

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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Making workplace relationships work for you - Bridgend

Thursday 26th January 2017
Heronston Hotel Ewenny Road, Bridgend, CF35 5AW

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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2016 graduates

ION 2016 Graduates

Congratulations to our 2016 graduates!

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leadership and management wales

ION leadership shines in North Wales

We’ve had an exciting few months launching the first ION leadership cohorts in North Wales. In May, our Advanced programme began, with participants from Llandegla to Llangefni. Some are old friends who had taken part previously in LEAD Wales, and some are new to us, but all are ‘one’ now.

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ION leadership 23 Jan

Congratulations @Tracscare #Swansea! * * * Llongyfarchiadau Tracscare Abertawe!… @insidermedia