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Award-winning effective development for leaders and their teams

The Forton Group is the CV Magazine's 2016 winner of the HR & Training category.  According to the people who nominated us, it was because we base our training courses and executive coaching programmes on the solid foundations of what really works in leadership development.

 Download the interview with MD Helen Caton-Hughes, here.HR & Training Awards CV Magazine

Leadership behaviours and styles, consistently applied

Good leadership is a set of high-performing behaviours and emotionally-intelligent styles, relevant to the context and consistently applied. 

Your team members can take up to a year to reach optimum performance, so it makes sense to speed up effective delivery. And because good leadership impacts on the whole team, it's the best place to start.  Too often leadership development is theoretical, over-complicated and hard to apply in the real world of work. We make leadership development easy to understand, easy to apply and easy to see your return on investment.

Events and workshops are particularly valued by senior managers

The Chartered Management Institute* (CMI) identified external leadership development programmes as "strongest for developing teams.” Whatever the specific development need, bespoke workshops and events are particularly valued by senior managers* because they address their challenges and issues.

Our Approach

Leadership behaviours

We develop leaders to improve their leadership skills in four core clusters -

  1. Thinking
  2. Influencing
  3. Inspiring
  4. Delivering

This is an evidence-based and systematic approach to leadership development.  Read more about the clusters, and the robust tool (Forton360) to assess and develop leadership behaviours.

every event is unique

Leadership Styles

We develop leaders to improve their emotional intelligence in four core clusters -

  • Self-awareness
  • Self-management
  • Social awareness
  • Relationship management

We support leaders to choose consciously their leadership styles and apply their skills consistently with customers, colleagues and teams.

This is particularly important in complex, unpredictable situations, where confident leadership is key.

Unique events

Each leadership development event is unique, because people are.  

Leaders value effective external workshops and events that relate to their work environment.  Having an independent facilitator is another - someone who can be trusted to be objective.

We deliver a blend of learning methods, which includes live webinars and teleclasses, self-paced online learning and in-person events - so you don't lose people offsite for longer than necessary.  

Bespoke or off-the-shelf

We deliver bespoke classes, or you can choose from off-the-shelf themes, from one hour to one year long:

  • Leadership bite-size
  • The confident leader
  • The effective leader
  • The engaging manager
  • Level 7 PG Certificate in strategic leadership

Create your own programme: combine leadership development with tailored activities, or specialist guest speakers.

Send participants to our open events or create your own in-house solutions for 6 people or more:

  • Team development
  • Project communications
  • Customer relationships
  • Change programmes

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Leading in complexity

"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler"

Successful leadership = behaviours + styles

Click on the image to see the Forton approach to the essentials of leadership development.

Life is complicated enough, without making it harder. We work with experts in assessment and development to provide best value for developing cohorts of leaders and managers, equipped to deliver more for their organisations, through - 

  • Assessment & Development Centres
  • Conference Speakers & Facilitators
  • Employee Engagement programmes
  • Talent management programmes

What are measurable 'high performance' leadership behaviours? Watch this short video.