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Leadership for managers - in association with the Chemical Industries Association

Thu 20 Jan, 2022
Leeds, UK

Why attend?

This course is specifically designed for managers in the process industries, taking into account the unique demands of managing high hazard sites, and will link in with leadership models and guidance as published by the Process Safety Leadership Group, and the OECD guidance on Corporate Governance for Process Safety. The course will introduce leadership theories, and will then explore how leadership is demonstrated in the workplace with practical tools and techniques that can be immediately applied upon returning to site.


Date & location

20th January 2022

09:30 – 16:00 (Timezone: London, GMT+1)

Leeds Marriott Hotel, 4 Trevelyan Square, Leeds, LS1 6ET, UK



09:30 – Coffee and Registration

10:00 – Welcome and Introductions

10:15 – The Importance of Leadership in the Process Industries

  • What is Leadership? – Leadership Styles
  • Communication – The core skill

11:30 – Setting Objectives

  • Coaching and Mentoring – Building up your team
  • Accountability – Being held to account. Blame cultures, no blame cultures, just cultures

13:00 – Lunch

13:45 – Culture – Changing a Culture

  • Vision/ Mission Statements – what is the point of them?
  • Standardised Diaries and Process Confirmation – Systems for successful leadership

16:00 – Review and Close



Sarah Grindrod, Technical Director

Sarah is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, with over 25 years’ experience in manufacturing and process industries. She has an enviable track record delivering improvements into industry with the focus on transferring knowledge and skills into the business whilst delivering tangible results. An experienced trainer and consultant, having worked across Europe, Sarah has an unrivalled understanding of the challenges facing industry and the ability to quickly identify and resolve clients’ problems. She holds the Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS Level 4) teaching qualification along with both NVQ A1 (Assessor) & V1 (Internal Verifier) qualifications.


Who should attend

In order to get the best out of your people you need to understand and develop your leadership abilities. This course is aimed at senior and middle managers from manufacturing companies looking for a grounding in principles of leadership, for example:

  • Site managers
  • Operations/production managers
  • Health, safety and environmental managers
  • Engineering and maintenance managers
  • Laboratory managers/supervisors
  • Human resources and training personnel


Registration and fees


Please note that this event is for manufacturing companies only.

The CIA Member rate is £320.00 plus VAT
The Non-member rate is £370.00 plus VAT

£40 discount for second and subsequent delegates applied at checkout if booked at the same time.


While this event is hosted by SLR, registration costs are paid directly to the trade association, you will be sent a direct link once you have registered your interest with us.