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The Growth Imperative: Strengthening Conscious Leadership

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Masterclass 1: Strengthening Conscious Leadership: Shaping the Leader Within

EDGE Business Support Programme – The Growth Imperative.

Ards and North Down Council, Economic Development Team is delighted to bring this mini-series of masterclasses to the borough. The Growth Imperative is a series of four ½ day Masterclasses delivered in Newtownards and Bangor that provides leaders and those with leadership potential focused learning and development to strengthen conscious leadership, embrace change, ignite collaboration and harness the relentless pursuit of innovation. Each Masterclass will commence at 09:30 and conclude at 12:00 after which participants will have the opportunity to network.

Delivered by Shirley Palmer, a globally recognised and multi-award-winning business figure, Shirley harnesses her strategic acumen and conscious leadership to ignite success. Deep-rooted expertise in private equity establishes her as a trusted strategist and advisor, steering businesses through intricate challenges. Celebrated for her distinct approach to business consulting, leadership development, and mindset mastery, Shirley has become an essential voice among professionals and entrepreneurs, shaping countless success stories via her brand,

27 September 2023 – 09:30-12:00

Ards Business Hub, Sketrick House, Newtownards

Masterclass 1: Strengthening Conscious Leadership: Shaping the Leader Within

In this transformative masterclass, we dive into the essence of conscious leadership. Participants will gain insights into their personal leadership style and learn to lead with authenticity and transparency. This session will focus on self-awareness, empathy, and emotional intelligence - key components of conscious leadership. We'll explore techniques that help leaders stay present and focused, and we'll discuss how to align business actions with personal values to inspire trust and loyalty in their team.

Eligibility Criteria: Own or have a leadership capacity/potential in a business enterprises located in the Ards and North Down Borough.

Costs: The Growth Imperative Masterclass series is fully funded by Ards and North Down Borough Council and therefore free to eligible participants. Participants may commit to attending all four Masterclasses, therefore, the maximum commitment per eligible participant is four ½ days over four months.

How to apply: Places are limited to 24 on a first come first served basis. Register via this page.

The remaining workshops will take place on 18 October, 15 November and 13 December. For more information on these workshops please click here and to register, please visit:

It is entirely at the Council’s discretion to accept registrations. Registrations from companies outside the Borough may be considered in exceptional circumstances and at the entire discretion of the council.

Please note that by registering onto this event, you agree to share your name, company name and objectives with the third party delivery agent, Shirley Palmer. The information you provide will not be routinely shared with a third party outside of these masterclasses.

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Ards Business HubSketrick House16 Jubilee RoadNewtownardsBT23 4YH