Leadership Training – Rwanda
You may recall that between 2011 and 2014 Phil and I were part of Tearfund’s Inspired Individuals Programme. As ‘graduates’ we occasionally get invited to reconnect and benefit from training opportunities. Well, in August, I had the privilege of participating in leadership training, hosted by Tearfund, in Rwanda. The group was made up of a new intake of 14 Inspired Individuals who work across Africa, four graduates, and two people from Tearfund’s Rwandan office in Kigali.
Through our time together, facilitators Angus and Janet Beck, encouraged us to think and develop knowledge and skills in how to lead ourselves, others and teams. The training was extremely participatory – with self-assessment tools, time for group discussion, activities which helped to illustrate key learning points – enabling people to build on existing knowledge and experience.
Since the training was significant in so many areas, there is so much I could share. But, on reflection, the key learning area I came away with relates to one of the self-assessment tools we completed, the circumplex (go to www.humansynergistics.com/about-us/the-circumplex for details), which breaks down & measures how we behave and think into twelve different styles.