Stepping Into Technical Leadership Programme (Modular)

From Technician to Leader: Technicians’ Essentials Programme

Type of Course:  

Modular Leadership Development Programmes

Course duration: 6 x 2 or 3-hour online modules. Also, as pre-work, delegates will be expected to conduct some pre-reading, complete a time allocation questionnaire and a short reflective survey.  This pre-work will take approximately 2-3 hours but does not need to be done all at the same time.
Hosting Mode: Hybrid - See Hosting Mode below 

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This programme is for technicians aspiring to supervisory / management roles. The programme is designed to develop the skills that will help delegates to successfully make this transition and to be effective in their new roles.

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Aims and Objectives

Transitioning from a technical role to a leadership role is one of the biggest, and most challenging leaps you can make in the workplace. Leadership requires a different set of behaviours and a different way of thinking, so it’s now your job to grow and evolve. 

This programme of workshops is targeted at individuals who are stepping into leadership roles for the first time.  Even for the most gifted individuals, the process of becoming a leader is a challenging, albeit rewarding, journey of continuous learning and self-development. The initial challenge along the path is so fundamental that we often overlook it: becoming a leader for the first time. 

This transition has become even more challenging since 2020 and the sudden shift to hybrid and virtual working. The development of trust-building and communications skills have become even more essential in this new working world.

This programme of workshops focuses on some of the key differences between being a team member / technician and leading a team.  It looks at the psychological transition and difference in focus and time allocation that new leaders often find most challenging.  The workshops are stimulating and aim to engage delegates in varied activities and discussions.


By the end of the programme, delegates will be able to step into a leadership role with confidence, self-awareness and the skills needed to be a successful leader. 

Hosting Mode

The course will be a series of online workshops lasting 3 hours. Delegates will be in a cohort of fellow learners with the intention that they will remain and learn together throughout the programme.

Programme workshop details:

Programme Dates 2024/2025

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The workshops are scheduled at least three weeks apart to allow delegates sufficient time for reflection, application, and practice of the learning. However, there is flexibility in this delivery pattern to accommodate other commitments or priorities. 


Prices below are per programme attendee. 

HEaTED Member: £849.00

IST Member Discounted Fee: £945.00

Non-Member: £1,050.00

HEaTED Course Credits: 5 Online Credits

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