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RD1st Short Courses
In partnership with the National Theatre and Lyric Hammersmith in London, Yorkshire Dance in Leeds. Relational Dynamics 1st have four new one-day course options for Spring and Summer 2017 in Leeds and London:

Coaching Skills for Leadership – an introduction

Our popular introductory course for those wishing to develop a coaching style of leadership. Ideal for those managing people or working in collaboration.
A coaching style of leadership is about learning to facilitate others to come up with their own solutions. The leader aims to develop the problem-solving muscle of teams, rather than being the one who solves the problems themselves, thereby building greater capacity and engagement in those they work with. This course covers the principles of coaching; active listening skills; effective enquiry; the GROW model of coaching and an introduction to Action Learning.

‘It’s a great introduction to coaching which can be enjoyed by anyone from any field or industry.

‘Best and most profound course I have ever been on.’


Leeds – 19 May 2017

London - 13 June 2017


Introduction to Group Coaching 

For those with some experience of coaching, an opportunity to refresh and build on core skills using the RD1st Action Learning model. The course includes a recap on core coaching skills; the form, principles and uses of Action Learning; the role of the facilitator and common issues in facilitation of group coaching; creating your own Group and several ‘practice’ rounds of group coaching. 

London – 7 June 2017


Leeds – 23 June 2017


Early bird prices - Individuals (ie self-employed, artists) £105 and Organisations £145. Full price £130/ £180. 

A limited number of bursary places are available for unwaged or low-income participants.

“Having had several staff members train as coaches through RD1st, the NT is now thrilled to be hosting the ‘Coaching Skills for Leadership’ courses, in order to support and encourage others to develop these critical inter-personal skills.”

Tony Peers, Director of HR, National Theatre

“RD1st recently helped Yorkshire Dance introduce coaching skills across our team. It has been an extremely positive and supportive process for us all and we are pleased to host an opportunity for others to discover this powerful tool to support individual and business development.”

Andrea Smart, Administrative Director, Yorkshire Dance


All our courses listed above, plus our updated Coaching in the Workplace four-day course, are also available for in-house bookings and recent clients include Royal Opera House, Arts Council England, Ripon Museum Trust, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Mouthy Poets, Young Women’s Trust. 

Please contact us for further details of in-house training or to join our mailing list to find out about future courses.

Action Learning Facilitation: 
The RD1st team can also act as an external Facilitator of RD1st Action Learning Sets. 
One to One Coaching: Deb Barnard, Isabel Mortimer, Emma Haughton & Claire Antrobus offer coaching either as a one off long-session (3-4 hours) or over a series. Ideal for personal development, overcoming 'stuckness', dealing with issues and challenges, increasing confidence, changing and/or developing direction. Click sofa for more details.

Supervision for coaches: Deb Barnard and the RD1st Team also offer shared and individual supervision for coaches.