Civic staff get taste of Army leadership
STAFF from the borough council were among 46 workers to take on an Army-based exercise and get an insight into what makes troop leaders tick.
The event was organised through the force’s employment engagement department to show how military management skills can be relevant to the civvy street workplace, as well as showcase the transferable talents of Army reserves or ex-regulars.
Hosted at Chetwynd Barracks in Nottingham, the one-day course included presentations and discussions on the theory of leadership fol- lowed by activities outdoors.
Among the employees participating from both the public and private sector were a group from Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council, Leicestershire County Council and University Hospitals Leicester NHS Trust.
Lucy Baginskis, the borough council’s sports development manager, attended and said: “The day itself was well organised and thought-provoking. I learnt a lot and have identified areas of improvement in my own leadership style that I will be implementing in the future.
“I will be advocating some of the leadership approaches within the council to ensure we work in the most effective way.
“It was a great opportunity that I would advise others to attend if they have the opportunity.”
Leadership theory was the focus of the morning with delegates hearing about the Army’s clear and well defined leadership code, underpinned by a strong set of values and standards.
In the afternoon, it was the practical approach which was brought to life with challenging problem solving exercises.
The Exercise Executive Leader course organised through the Army’s East Midlands employment engagement department.