The Digital Age is creating new opportunities and challenges for leaders in all professions. Digital environments are conducive to behavioral change that can amplify security risks and make it more difficult for staff to gauge the consequences of their actions within the digital domain. Security practitioners often have acute skills in analysing risk, protecting data, setting up technical tools and responding to security incidents, whilst taking the opportunity to learn from them.
The CISO and future security leaders must be equipped with leadership competencies, Human Skills to be established as a leader of ‘digital trust’ and become a genuine business enabler. Creating a security strategy is one thing, being able to communicate effectively with the board requires an entirely different set of skills and behaviours. Combined with presenting security objectives, requirements, goals, and security metrics into bite size consumable nuggets to enable the board to make effective decisions.
There are no prerequisites.
Delegates will learn how to
Programme Workshops & Outcomes
- Explore the nature of leadership in your industry
- Assess own leadership focus and challenges within a leadership framework
- Identify own sources of leadership influence
- Recognise influencing tactics and how they can go wrong
- Identify how to develop leadership influence
- Explore assertiveness as a key leadership behaviour
- Describe the role assertiveness plays in influencing others
- Apply leadership decision making in workplace scenarios
- Identify and prioritise key stakeholders in your (INSERT) industry
- Recognise the importance of shared expectations with key stakeholder
- Recognise the importance of professional presence as a leader
- Examine the potential of your own professional presence
- Develop rapport building behaviours
- Identify how trust builds leadership relationships
- Develop fair and effective delegation skills
- Recognise how effective delegation increases team performance
- Explore how emotional intelligence improves leadership capability
- Learn how to develop Emotional intelligence
- Explore the key characteristics of effective leadership communication
- Describe how to overcome communication challenges
- Learn best practise when communicating with virtual and distributed teams
- Examine the importance of empowering questions to motivate staff.
- Recognise the importance of active listening and assess own skills
- Develop skills in having a difficult conversation and providing effective feedback
- Recognise the effect of organisational and national cultures on leadership communication
- Recognise the signs, symptoms, and triggers of stress
- Describe effective methods of dealing with stress
- Explore workplace measures to prevent and manage stress
- Define the nature of leadership resilience
- Identify methods of building resilience
- Explore how workplace efficiency tools improve leadership resilience
- Define neurodiversity
- Describe the range of neurodiverse styles
- Recognise the challenges for neurodiverse people
- Differentiate between the medical and social models of disability
- Recognise the protection for neurodiverse employees under the Equalities Act 2010
- Apply measures to the employee lifecycle to be neurodiversity positive
- Recognise opportunities by making reasonable adjustments
- Appreciate the benefits of neurodiversity in the workplace
- Recognise the business case for neurodiversity
- Describe effective research and preparation pre-presentation activities
- Explore a range of presentation structures to match audience expectations
- Recognise the effect of body language in effective communication
- Describe the qualities of the voice and assess own voice for delivering presentations
- Develop knowledge and skills of presenting in a virtual environment
- Learn how to create effective visuals, including the presentation of data
- Demonstrate an effective strategy and method of answering questions
- Detail methods of dealing with challenging audience members
- Explore a relevant industry/organisational topic
- Practice your own presentations in a confidential and supportive environment
- Demonstrate learning from Presenting with Impact Pt 1 workshop
- Listen and respond to peer feedback and expert advice to enhance skills
- Identify best practice by assessing a range of colleague presentations
- how to manage stakeholder communications and make the right decisions
- what behaviours does the organisation expect in the event of a cyber crisis within an existing crisis
- how to set up a virtual war room, and what roles can help in engaging people in it more effectively
- how team dynamics have changed in remote working, how do we counter the potential difficulties by using practical solutions
- reflection upon communication strategies used by the team in the virtual group environment
- Personal/technical difficulties experienced during the exercise
- Virtual Interpersonal communication and collaboration skills
- Virtual Team skills
- Leadership style and team management
- Decision making
- Internal cognitive processes
- Experience of shared information and other biases
- Situation awareness
The QA Future Security Leader programme sets out to enable these skills and behaviours through the following modules.
- Leadership Influence
- Leadership Presence
- Leadership Communications
- Leadership Resilience
- Neurodiversity Advantage
- Presenting with Impact
- Crisis Management (optional)
Presenting with Impact
Crisis Management (optional)
Security Context Throughout
Cyber Security learning paths
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