NEWS

SEPTEMBER 30TH 2019

Learning about Army leadership

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All of the participants after completing the command tasks

Managers from organisations across the East Midlands spent a whole day learning about Army leadership and how it can be applied to any workplace.

Exercise Executive Leader was held at Chetwynd Barracks in Nottingham last week (25th September), almost 50 participants were introduced to the core elements of the Army Leadership Code before taking part in a selection of challenges that put their newly acquired skills to the test.

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The training was delivered by Officers from the Army

Lieutenant Colonel Matt Ketterer, Commanding Officer at East Midlands Universities Officer Training Corps who organised the event, explained: “We aim to use this event to give an overview of Army leadership and to allow the managers to gain a greater understanding of leadership theory and the best way to apply this in the civilian workplace.

“It also allows us to highlight the skills that all members of the Army will develop whether Regular or Reserve and how these can be beneficial to the civilian workplace.”

The participants came from a wide range of backgrounds and organisations but all were managers responsible for leading teams of people.

Kate Barrowclough a Project Manager at Bridgeway Consulting Ltd said: “I’ve recently become a line manager and anything to do with leadership is really helpful.

“Today we’ve learnt about different aspects of leadership, what a leader is and what qualities they have. It’s interesting to see how everyone has got a different opinion of it.”

Mark Deakin a Director at Turner and Townsend said: “I’ve done plenty of management and leadership courses before but I thought it would be different to see another take on it.

The teams took on command tasks which tests the leadership theory learned morning

The teams took on command tasks which tests the leadership theory learned morning

“Often we have very little time to sit down and think and actually reflect upon how we do things and a day out like this allows you to really think about it in different ways.”

The Army Leadership Code aims to translate the values and standards of the Army into desired leadership behaviours, it was introduced in 2015 and is the basis of leadership training for all Army officers.

Participants were invited to attend because their organisation supports Defence personnel through the Armed Forces Covenant.

To find out more about the Armed Forces Covenant visit www.armedforcescovenant.gov.uk or speak to the East Midlands Regional Employer Engagement Director by calling 01159248627.

“Today we’ve learnt about different aspects of leadership, what a leader is and what qualities they have."