About Outside The Box
Outside The Box provides development support to groups and people across Scotland who want to make a difference in their communities.
Outside The Box’s vision is a society where communities are welcoming and inclusive, and where people can contribute to making their communities work well for them and for everyone.
Outside The Box cares about the wellbeing of their employees and actively promotes team members, in any role, to shape their organisational practice because they believe this is key to empowering people as leaders at all levels – including the communities they work with.
1 – Upskill & develop their leaders for future roles identified through succession planning
2 – Enable their leaders to build an inclusive environment to increase innovation, discretionary effort and decision making
We developed a solution for Outside The Box called Future Leaders Program, which serves their 2 main objectives:
- Leading Self:
Developing confidence & leadership aspirations amongst leaders
- Leading Others:
Creating a culture of inclusion
Future Leaders Program spans 12-months consisting of 4 x 120-minute modules to allow them to scale these best practices, each with supporting material to:
Self-leadership and leadership skills
Through toolkits following the training to reinforce key concepts & continued learning
Embed accountability groups facilitated by Outside The Box
- The company: Outside The Box
- Service: Consulting & Bespoke Training
Working with Dream Collective has given our team a space and the tools to reflect on their individual skills as leaders as well as identifying our shared values of leadership - for planning and embedding new workplace initiatives that support this.
Jill Keegan, Community Development Adviser
The results & takeaways
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Learning & Development Manager, en world JapanThank you for another wonderful workshop! The energy was inspirational, and you could feel the leadership confidence in the room growing and growing. Always awesome to work with The Dream Collective as we strive to make a more inclusive environment that ensures anyone from any background can thrive and succeed.
eBusiness Implementation Manager , ComputershareI came with a demotivated approach to my leadership style and how I had been performing, having not been challenged for a while except with workload. Day 2 was an invigorating day with exceptional speakers who woke 'ME' up and cleared my head.
Media Account Manager, Zenith MediaIt was such a great experience, I was really inspired to meet so many fantastic women and participate in some really thought provoking and challenging workshops. I think that all of the events were excellent. Particular highlights were absolutely the dinner with a mentor which was so so so valuable and the workshop intensives.
Senior Account Manager, Canon AustraliaThis was the best training experience I have been to because we not only learnt some invaluable lessons from a personal perspective, we also learnt how to pass this on to our teams, whilst forging some really great relationships/contacts along the way. I really enjoyed having different presenters for each think tank - particularly as each of them were really engaging and practical.
Marketing Director, APN OutdoorThe program was well-balanced, inspiring, great selection of speakers and the dinner with a mentor was a brilliant opportunity to meet and ask questions of inspiring women in leadership. Meeting the amazing cohort of women - we had a terrific group and I learnt a lot from each of them, connected with lots of them and feel like I have come away with an inspiring network of even more women. The panel was so good and the little nuggets of gold they all offered was really valuable.
Office Manager, BCG ConsultingI found the program extremely inspiring and well thought out, the content and external facilitators were engaging. Resilience, leadership and negotiation were extremely applicable to my role and dinner with the mentor was fantastic. Very intimate and inspiring. Project management and design thinking were not as applicable to me but still very interesting. Dinner with a mentor is just amazing, this was so intimate and meaningful and I left feeling very inspired.
Team Leader, HCF AustraliaI got so much out of completing the course. Personally & professionally. The Networking drinks were a great way to break the ice and meet some people prior to starting. I particularly enjoyed the Fireside Chat and listening to different opinions and stories. The Think Tanks were varied and some were more relevant to my role than others, however I took valuable feedback from every one that could still be implanted in my day to day.
Account Director, StarcomI feel like 3 weeks on I feel even more value from this course than I did the days after. I came away with so much information in my brain I had no idea how I would implement it. As all the leaders said "practice, practice, practice" and I have used so much already and am even working with HR on my learning for internal training.
Audit Manager, HILTII am really grateful that I got the opportunity to join this program. The most important take-away I have from this program is that I have a different way of evaluating myself, which in turns makes me more confident in who I am. It is also great to know that I am not alone in this journey and that I am sharing the same path with so many like minded young women out there.
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