Course code Price Keystage(s) Presented by
  • £165 (LCC Fee)
  • £165 (Ext Fee)
Foundation; KS1; KS2; KS3; KS4
  • Mike Rotheram (Leadership and Performance Consultant)
Suitable for: Headteacher, Heads of Department, Subject Leaders, Teachers

Course Objectives

• Explore the challenges which impact your decision making
• Explore the principles used for decision making by other organisations
• Develop a memorable framework and tool by which to make effective decisions
• Overcoming biases which impact our decision making

Leaders are constantly challenged in the way that they make decisions. Every decision is scrutinized (and at times criticised).
You will gain an understanding of the science of decision-making but most importantly how you can apply this on a day-to-day basis. You will come away with an understanding of not only how you can make decisions more effectively in the here and now, but also how you can start to improve your decision making in the long term. When do you go with your heart and when do you go with your head?
This course draws on the psychology behind the decision-making processes in aviation and the military; which will assist you in developing your own personal memorable tool for you to use to help you to recognise which mode of decision making you are in and which mode you need to be in.
This day will help you to make that critical distinction in knowing when to do this but also how to do this.
Finally, this course will explore the role of authenticity and values in your decision-making so that you can make decisions with courage and conviction.

Mike Rotheram
Mike is a HCPC Registered Performance Psychologist and Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society. He is the Director of Performance Mind Ltd and currently works as the Performance Psychologist with the England Women's Cricket Team. He also works as a Psychology Technical Lead within the English Institute of Sport supporting GB Boxing, British Athletics, GB Para Table Tennis and Cricket. Mike has a wealth of experience in the world of performance. He has been through three Olympic cycles with the GB Speed Skating team and recently finished working with the England Lions Cricket team. Mike completed his PhD in 2007 at Sheffield Hallam University. His PhD looked at the psychological mechanisms which underpin severe performance breakdowns such as the ‘yips’. Over the past 10 years he has worked as a performance consultant within education, business and health. He has worked extensively within Lancashire Education Authority delivering leadership training and coaching. He has also worked with the Royal Bank of Scotland, Natwest, Boots and the NHS bringing the principles of performance psychology to the front line. Mike is a passionate and engaging presenter and brings the theory to life with his rich experience of working on the coalface in elite sport.

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Lancashire Professional Development Service
The Centre for Learning Excellence
Woodlands Conference Centre
Southport Road

Tel: 01257 516100