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Maritime leadership programme goes virtual

Spinnaker is delivering its Maritime Leadership Development Programme virtually this autumn, adapting to demand during the COVID-19 pandemic and to help keep employees who are working from home engaged.

Effective leadership

According to our research only one-fifth of maritime industry employees believe their employers develop their people well or promote those with the best management aptitude.

Effective leadership creates a positive impact on team members – performance, productivity, behaviour and morale.

Personality profiling

For managers of today and leaders of the future, the Maritime Leadership Development Programme is provided by Spinnaker and t-three and incorporates the personality profiling tool Facet5.

We use Facet5 because it is a ‘trait-based’ profile, in preference to type-based profiles such as Myers Briggs, which categorise people as one type or another. 

Before the virtual workshop maritime leadership sessions, each attendee completes their Facet5 personality profile and receives feedback via video call. The one to one coaching that follows the workshop not only helps to embed changes at an individual level but provides a confidential overview for the CEO of any challenges.

The programme came at the right time for me, transitioning from sea to shore, expanding to a different world where I am not constrained by the limits of the ship.” – previous programme attendee

Adapting during COVID

Delivered globally as an open programme for individuals or small group attendance, it is also available for exclusive, in-house delivery. During these extraordinary times, we are also able to deliver this virtually if you are working from home.

This is the first time we’ve delivered the programme virtually,” says Spinnaker’s Lucy McQuillan, “but we’ve always delivered our personality profiling feedback on video call so this is a natural transition from that.”

Being able to deliver these programmes virtually erases any global attendance issues too. “We’ve just delivered a bespoke programme online for a major shipping client, and we’ve been able to have attendees from Germany, Singapore and India all attend virtually.

Our first open programme, taking place this autumn, can be booked by contacting Lucy McQuillan at

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