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Transforming maritime leaders in a virtual world

Spinnaker believe that in today’s workplace, developing leaders is not just about increasing what you know, but transforming what you do and the culture within which you work.

Effective leaders need to apply adaptive and innovative thinking to new situations every single day.

Spinnaker’s Maritime Leadership Development Programme was introduced in 2016 to develop managers to become highly effective in different management moments.

This training can run either as an open programme or as an in-house solution, depending on the client’s needs.  What sets our programmes apart is our ability to get to the heart of what makes a great manager. Whether new to management or an experienced senior leader, working in Commercial Operations or Corporate Services, we don’t just tell managers how to be the best version of themselves. We support them to change their behaviours in a practical and sustainable way, so they don’t return to their previous habits.

One participant, having recently returned to shore said:

“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”

Others are preparing to take the next step in their career:

“I was personally in a stage of growth within the company, taking on new responsibility, so it was very insightful……”

Our approach is more self-sustaining than traditional management training. We equip managers with the skills to analyse real-world situations, so they can always do the right thing in their day-to-day role.

The programme is delivered across three key stages:

  1. Pre-programme assessment with Facet5 personality profiling – providing employees with a moment for self-reflection and to agree their personal development objectives to work on during the programme.

    “I was taken aback by the Facet5 results – found it excellent”
  2. Virtual group workshops – focussing on ‘knowing and managing myself as a leader’, and ‘leading and managing others’.

    “The examples provided during the workshop were very useful, and can be applied to our day-to-day work”
  3. One to one coaching support – two further 1:1 coaching sessions provide on-going support at an individual level to encourage progress against personal goals and embed lessons learnt.

    “Added real value, kept me on track and wish there were more”

One client said:

“We used the maritime leadership development programme to give the participant anopportunity to develop leadership knowledge and skills and prepare them for future development and career growth.  The programme exceeded our original objectives and we noticed a positive change in the individuals’ behaviour since completing the programme”

Our next open programme begins on the 29th November 2022.  Find out more by contacting the team.

e: [email protected]

t:  +44 (0) 1702 481 643 or +44 (0) 1702 481 637

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