Leadership Development for People and Talent Leaders

We prepare People, Talent and HR leaders and senior professionals to overcome challenges and build thriving, purpose-led organizations that prosper in times of great change using the latest applied positive psychology and strengths-based people management.

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Certificate in Positive People Management

Programme Overview

Positive people practices can transform the way organizations manage people, especially during times of great change, disruption, and uncertainty. Studies show that organizations applying these positive approaches create thriving workplaces where people do their best work, enjoy better work lives, and help the business shape a purposeful and sustainable future.

This immersive 6-month online programme will provide you with the insights, knowledge, and techniques to unlock the energy, performance, and wellbeing of your people. During the programme you will work with other People, HR and LD leaders and senior professionals to learn how to apply powerful positive psychology techniques like flow, growth mindset, psychological safety, resilience, emotional agility, and appreciative inquiry to improve the performance and wellbeing of your team and business.

Learning topics and outcomes include:

  • Trends shaping the new world of work and implications for you and your team.
  • Practical positive psychology tools and techniques to improve people management practices and outcomes.
  • Appreciative and creative thinking techniques and tools to solve complex people management challenges and prepare your organization for the future.
  • Techniques to unlock the strengths, energy, and positive capacities of your people to deliver the organization’s strategy and navigate disruptive change.
  • The growing importance of responsible, purpose-led business to build a brighter, more sustainable future.
  • Ways to achieve greater happiness, meaning and success at work.

Your Learning Journey

The programme is highly interactive and consists of around 30 hours of learning delivered over 6 months. In addition to five online learning modules, you will be expected to undertake additional coursework and real-world application of learning. Upon completion, you will earn a Certificate of Positive People Management. You will also be invited to join an online alumni community providing you with access to special events and ongoing learning opportunities.

To encourage collaboration, sharing and support, you will engage in regular peer coaching and feedback during the programme. You will also be required to undertake a change challenge project enabling you to apply learning to tackle a significant challenge at work.

Your Facilitators

The programme will be led by James Brook and Sarah Lewis, two of the UK’s leading experts in applied positive psychology, strengths-based HR and positive people practices.

30 April 2021 – 13 July 2021.

Dates of all modules will be provided on request.

£1,750 (excl. VAT @ 20%)

A 10% early bird discount will be applied to all bookings received before midnight GMT on 31 March 2021.

Book your place now to earn the UK’s first Certificate in Positive People Management.

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Talent Management Mentoring

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If it is done right Talent Management will give your business a lasting competitive advantage, enabling it to adapt and thrive. Effective talent management is not only about finding and keeping the best talent. It involves understanding and ensuring exceptional employee experiences and outcomes across the full talent life cycle, including hiring, retention, performance management, development, succession, organizational change, wellbeing and even exit. You’re here because you understand this but need support and help to understand what’s possible, identify the right priorities, take your talent strategy and practices to the next level and tackle the complex challenges of the new world of work.

James, your mentor, has over 25 years’ experience working with some of the world’s most successful businesses (large and small) to help them plan, deliver and transform their talent strategy. He has led talent management for global companies and has also founded and successfully sold an international talent assessment and development company. James is an accomplished author and speaker on leadership, coaching, innovative talent management, positive organizations and the future of work.

The target audience

The programme is designed for Talent, L&D and HR professionals and leaders from any organization who have responsibility for designing, implementing and adapting their organization’s talent strategy.

What we’ll cover

Your mentoring programme is customized to your unique needs and challenges, identified during the initial session with James. However, it typically covers the following:

Talent strategy: What strategy, core capabilities and talent are required by your business to deliver its purpose and goals? How can you futureproof your strategy in this fast-changing and volatile age we have entered?

Executive and stakeholder buy in: Who needs to support the strategy, what roles will they play and how can you gain their commitment?

Talent processes and solutions: What processes, solutions and tools are needed to deliver your strategy?

Technology: How can digital technology be used to accelerate and streamline your talent processes and outcomes? How can you select the most appropriate tech?

Measuring talent outcomes: How can you track and measure talent progress and outcomes using accurate and insightful talent analytics?

Capabilities of a great talent leader: What capabilities and skills do you need to effectively lead the talent function/centre of excellence? What will you need to learn and adapt to ensure you are ready for the new digital age?

The programme will provide you with the expertise, skills, tools and confidence to improve your talent leadership, agility and outcomes. It will also ensure you have a focused plan for how to move forward in a way that will deliver strong and sustainable results for your business.

How do I sign up?

James only works with a handful of talent leaders at any given time.
During an initial complimentary meeting he will explore and clarify your needs, the organization’s context and business challenges, and talent priorities, gaps and aspirations. He will also provide more details about the programme and answer any questions you may have.
If you decide to go ahead, James will arrange a series of 3 or 6 online mentoring sessions with you, each lasting 90-minutes. Sessions are typically once a month, with time for practice and guided self-managed learning in-between. In order to get the most out of each session, you will also be asked to do some pre-work.
Additional sessions can be arranged after completing the initial programme.


3-month Talent Mentoring Programme £1,750 excl. VAT
6-month Talent Mentoring Programme: £3,000 excl. VAT

To arrange a 30-minute complimentary meeting with James to learn more about the programme and to discuss your needs, select a time using the link below.