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Mitchell Phoenix

Mitchell Phoenix work to build a cadre of leadership driven by ethics, principles and personal vision. They offer programmes for a range if tiers of leadership.

Their ‘Foundations of Management’ programme for high potential middle managers develops their leadership ability, management discipline and organisational skillset.

Their highly demanding ‘Governing Change’ programme for senior leaders furthers understanding of the ethics of leadership and the discipline of management.

Their ‘Securing The Future’ programme for senior level executives who have strategic responsibility or wish to acquire it. It teaches the practical skills rather than theory, enabling the ambitious leader to become a highly effective strategist.

Examples of Programmes Offered

  • Foundations in Management
  • Who’s it for?
    Aspirant, emerging or current middle and senior leaders who are looking for a leadership development programme that’s different to the NPQs.

    Course overview
    Participants will cover:
    – Establishing the wider responsibilities of management
    – Improving the performance of others
    – On becoming a leader of people, and change
    – Generating change- improving your personal contribution
    – Governing change-your future as a leader and a manager

    Programme duration
    One seminar per month over five months
    Participants held accountable for applying learning back in the workplace from each seminar and reporting back the next month

    How many people is this for?
    Maximum eight, minimum six participants
    Public and private programmes available

    Estimated cost
    £3,650 per delegate on public courses
    – In-house delivery at your school can be negotiated.

    Where and how will this be delivered? 
    At Mitchell Phoenix’s training facility in London
    In-house programmes can be delivered at your school or a venue of your choosing

    Dates
    Contact Mitchell Phoenix for upcoming course dates

    Possible promotions
    Mitchell Phoenix offers up to 20% off their programmes through CPDBee, this will depend on your the size, phase and type of school.
    Contact them to find out of you are eligible

     

  • Governing Change
  • Who’s it for?
    Senior leaders, deputy headteachers, headteachers and executive headteachers who are looking for a leadership development programme that’s different to the NPQs.

    Course overview
    Participants will cover:
    – Key and fundamental issues of leadership and management
    – Improving team and individual performance
    – Leadership
    – The quality of personal management influence
    – Driving and governing change
    – Managing the future

    Programme duration
    One seminar per month over six months
    Participants held accountable for applying learning back in the workplace from each seminar and reporting back the next month

    How many people is this for?
    Maximum eight, minimum six participants
    Public and private programmes available

    Estimated cost
    – £4,650 per delegate
    – In-house delivery at your school can be negotiated.

    Where and how will this be delivered? 
    At Mitchell Phoenix’s training facility in London
    In-house programmes can be delivered at your school or a venue of your choosing

    Dates
    Contact Mitchell Phoenix for upcoming course dates

    Possible promotions
    Mitchell Phoenix offer up to 20% off their programmes through CPDBee, this will depend on your the size, phase and type of school.
    Contact them to find out of you are eligible

  • Securing The Future
  • Who’s it for?
    Headteachers, Executive headteachers and system leaders, who are looking for a leadership development programme that’s different to the NPQs.

    Course overview
    Participants will cover:
    – Strategic thinking and implementation
    – Time usage
    – Building the responsive organisation

    Programme duration
    One seminar per month over three months
    Participants held accountable for applying learning back in the workplace from each seminar and reporting back the next month

    How many people is this for?
    Maximum eight, minimum six participants
    Public and private programmes available

    Estimated cost
    – £2,850 per delegate
    – In-house delivery at your school can be negotiated.

    Where and how will this be delivered? 
    At Mitchell Phoenix’s training facility in London
    In-house programmes can be delivered at your school or a venue of your choosing

    Dates
    Next Course in Spring 2019
    Contact Mitchell Phoenix for more information

    Possible promotions
    Mitchell Phoenix offer up to 20% off their programmes through CPDBee, this will depend on your the size, phase and type of school.
    Contact them to find out of you are eligible

     

Impact

Impact to date

Mitchell Phoenix has worked with over 1000 organisations to deliver to more than 6000 delegates including a growing number of clients from education.

Feedback from senior leaders, collected by CPDBee, shows that participants come away with: greater awareness of personal behaviours and practical leadership and management practice; improved management skills such as having difficult conversations, delegation, managing upwards, holding effective meetings; actionable takeaways that are applied to organisations immediately; and improved communication, planning and decision making skills.

Impact measurements used

Mitchell Phoenix aims to improve leadership and management. They run highly practical courses in which participants apply their learning between each ‘Seminar Day’ to create active output.

Progress is tracked three ways: participants track and record their own progress; they report their progress to their line managers; and they report their progress to their training group at each stage of the programmes. They also collect delegate input and feedback about their programmes.

External assessment of impact

Mitchell Phoenix has not yet had an independent, external evaluation of their impact.

Expertise

Programme design philosophy

Mitchell Phoenix has a four part system to deliver success.

Their programmes are designed to be both intellectually stimulating and personally useful. They contain only robust concepts and materials.

The course structure of one day a month requires delegates to apply their learning in their working environment with a focus on creating organisational results. All delegates report on their progress to their group and their line management to ensure learning transfer.

Seminar design in focused on delegate output, mimicking real life situations, allowing delegates to practice in a secure environment. All exercises, discussions and practical work are designed to enable the delegates to build better tactics and strategies for improving leadership, influence and results. Seminars focus delegates on creating active output rather than listening to passive trainer input.

Their programmes are facilitated by experts, full time Mitchell Phoenix course directors.

Team experience and expertise

The Mitchell Phoenix team, led by Kevin Yates in the UK, have thirty years of continuous programme development and delivery.

They believe that people learn from their experiences, so they design and build programmes that demand this of their delegates.

They learned their trade craft in a Swiss training consultancy and remain committed to quality and repeatability of what they learned.

Testimonials

Whizz Education, Richard Mahrett, CEO

I regularly send leadership and management colleagues at Whizz Education onto Mitchell Phoenix courses and have been doing so for a number of years. I currently have our CTO/COO on Governing Change Programme with Mitchell Phoenix.

The outcome of these courses is far greater awareness of personal behaviours and tendencies along with practical leadership and management practice. There are actionable takeaways that can be applied back in the organisation immediately.

Furthermore, I found that the Mitchel Phoenix courses, being usually spread over a number of months, allowed one to build up good practice, trial them in real work scenarios and then reinforce them within the course over a period of time. The net result is that you have more aware and ultimately improved and more effective leadership and management within the organisation.

Reach Academy Feltham, Ed Vainker, Headteacher

The model of the training is very constructive and the focus on effective communication (oral and written), planning carefully and making decisions was completely applicable to my role as a Headteacher.

I would definitely recommend it to other school leaders.

Unlocked Graduates & King Solomon Academy, Natasha Porter, Founding teacher, Senior Leader & CEO

The Mitchell Phoenix senior leadership training which I undertook (Leading Change) was incredibly helpful for learning how to become an effective manager. It gave a simple and structured, and very clever framework to approach issues like having difficult conversations, what to delegate and how to delegate, effective managing upwards, giving presentations, effective meetings, and getting someone to say yes to you.

The way it was taught was really effective too, with lots of practice and peer feedback. Sometimes I have found leadership training a bit wishy washy, and I always felt a bit like it was just supposed to come naturally. What I liked about this training was that it explicitly taught the skills you needed to be a leader so that after each session you had a new toolkit of techniques which you could use in your line management immediately.

I also met a cohort of other people across a really wide range of different organisations, none of which were schools or charities, and I think I learned a lot from their diversity of experience too.

The training is a bigger commitment than most other training I have engaged in, but it is still the only training I have had which has really taught me, in a concrete way, the skills of how to lead a team effectively.

I was accelerated into positions where I was leading people early in my career, and that can be quite daunting. This training gave me, in a very concrete way, the language and structures to be able to do those roles.

Whizz Education, Richard Mahrett, CEO

I regularly send leadership and management colleagues at Whizz Education onto Mitchell Phoenix courses and have been doing so for a number of years. I currently have our CTO/COO on Governing Change Programme with Mitchell Phoenix.

The outcome of these courses is far greater awareness of personal behaviours and tendencies along with practical leadership and management practice. There are actionable takeaways that can be applied back in the organisation immediately.

Furthermore, I found that the Mitchel Phoenix courses, being usually spread over a number of months, allowed one to build up good practice, trial them in real work scenarios and then reinforce them within the course over a period of time. The net result is that you have more aware and ultimately improved and more effective leadership and management within the organisation.

Reach Academy Feltham, Ed Vainker, Headteacher

The model of the training is very constructive and the focus on effective communication (oral and written), planning carefully and making decisions was completely applicable to my role as a Headteacher.

I would definitely recommend it to other school leaders.

Unlocked Graduates & King Solomon Academy, Natasha Porter, Founding teacher, Senior Leader & CEO

The Mitchell Phoenix senior leadership training which I undertook (Leading Change) was incredibly helpful for learning how to become an effective manager. It gave a simple and structured, and very clever framework to approach issues like having difficult conversations, what to delegate and how to delegate, effective managing upwards, giving presentations, effective meetings, and getting someone to say yes to you.

The way it was taught was really effective too, with lots of practice and peer feedback. Sometimes I have found leadership training a bit wishy washy, and I always felt a bit like it was just supposed to come naturally. What I liked about this training was that it explicitly taught the skills you needed to be a leader so that after each session you had a new toolkit of techniques which you could use in your line management immediately.

I also met a cohort of other people across a really wide range of different organisations, none of which were schools or charities, and I think I learned a lot from their diversity of experience too.

The training is a bigger commitment than most other training I have engaged in, but it is still the only training I have had which has really taught me, in a concrete way, the skills of how to lead a team effectively.

I was accelerated into positions where I was leading people early in my career, and that can be quite daunting. This training gave me, in a very concrete way, the language and structures to be able to do those roles.