Create success with a situational approach to leadership

SLII®, the most widely used leadership training programme in the world, teaches leaders how to build meaningful connections with co-workers that create exponential impact. When this happens, employees are more productive and engaged. And their organisations excel.

SLII® is far more than a powerful leadership training programme. It delivers exceptional ROI across the enterprise.

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Proven, time-tested leadership model

SLII® is an easy-to-understand, practical framework that enables managers to diagnose the development level of an employee for a task: D1 – Enthusiastic Beginner; D2 – Disillusioned Learner; D3 – Capable, but Cautious Contributor; and D4 – Self-Reliant Achiever. Managers then use the appropriate directive and supportive behaviours to help them succeed: S1 – Directing; S2 – Coaching; S3 – Supporting; and S4 – Delegating.

Our award-winning learning design, The SLII Experience™, incorporates Blanchard’s latest research and state-of-the-art design theory. This creates a learning experience that allows for quick mastery of the methodology and enables managers to help their direct reports soar to new professional heights.

Delivery Options to Meet Your Needs

We can deliver The SLII Experience™ to managers in-person or virtually, or we can train your trainers to deliver the course through public or private Training for Trainers courses.

SLII® can also be part of a learning journey or delivered in a self-directed online version, so managers learn the methodology wherever they are and whenever they have time.

In Person



2 Day Instructor-led Course

The SLII® in person experience is a 2-day, 8 hours per day curriculum that uses a four-part learning path to ensure participants master the content and become situational leaders. The live in-person training provides the fullest content and the richest opportunities to practise new behaviours.

LAUNCH - Engaging prework assignments, including an assessment, expedite the learning and help participants internalise the content to frame their thinking prior to class.

LEARN - Activities teach leaders the skills and language to lead situationally and offer opportunities for direct participant interaction.

PRACTISE - Leaders develop their new skills and practise their SLII® vocabulary in activities based on personal work challenges. They learn how to match their leadership style and practise SLII® conversations. 

APPLY - Tools and resources accessible after the sessions to help participants strengthen and sustain their skills in SLII®.

1 Day Instructor-led Course

The SLII in-person one-day experience is a seven-hour, more concentrated curriculum using the same four-part learning path.

LAUNCH—Participants complete engaging prework assignments, including an assessment, to expedite the learning and frame their thinking to real-world challenges.

LEARN—Activities teach leaders the skills and language to lead situationally.

PRACTICE—Activities based on personal work challenges develop new skills.

APPLY—Tools and resources accessible after the sessions to help participants strengthen and sustain their skills in SLII.

Virtual Instructor-led Course

The SLII® Virtual course is five two-hour live instructor-led virtual sessions* spread out over several days. The virtual sessions offer learners an engaging experience that includes instruction, group activities, and opportunities to practise new skills.

LAUNCH - Participants frame their thinking prior to class with prework assignments and an assessment.

LEARN (Sessions 1 & 2) - Activities teach leaders the skills and language to lead situationally.

PRACTISE (Sessions 3, 4 & 5 - Leaders develop and practise their SLII vocabulary in activities based on personal work challenges.

APPLY - Tools and resources accessible to strengthen and sustain their skills in SLII®.

*A condensed option with three 90-minute sessions is also available.

Join Our Next Cohort!

The first session starts 7pm Monday 29th April 2024 - you can register here

Online Programme

SLII® Online is an on-demand, self-paced course that introduces managers to the core concepts of SLII® and provides conceptual practise; optional debriefs can be added for additional practise. The SLII® Online programme is a three-hour online course delivered in bite-sized modules ranging from one to 20 minutes, with optional debriefs that allow for collaboration and discussion for a blended learning experience. Includes interactive exercises: fun, engaging activities include videos, games, stories, case studies, and online discussions.

Online Overview

SLII® Overview is an on-demand, self-paced course that provides exposure to SLII® and contains core content videos and the most important ideas. This 35-minute online overview offers exposure to the key concepts of SLII®. Includes engaging micro-learning activities, videos, games, and worksheets.

Digital Assets

Additionally, our Digital Assets are micro-learning videos, interactions, and tools that provide browsable tips and bits of knowledge for just-in-time help.

Digital Assets include flexible micro-activities — videos, interactions, and worksheets — that leaders can access in moments of need to support ongoing learning, performance support, reinforcement, and custom learning journeys.



The SLII® App is a go-to reference tool that helps leaders apply the SLII® Model to real world situations.  The App can be used at critical moments, allowing manages to quickly diagnose an employee's leadership needs for a specific task.  Then, it provides the corresponding conversation guides to quickly prepare managers for a productive discussion.

The SLII® App features a tool to diagnose an individual’s development level on goals or tasks, tips on what to do to help implement the principles of SLII®, and an interactive SLII® Model that shows the key characteristics of each development level and matching leadership style.

SLII Training for Trainers

SLII® Training for Trainers

Our learning design – The SLII Experience™ – uses game changing techniques that immerse learners in SLII® deeply and effectively.  Our Training for Trainers programme thoroughly prepares prospective SLII® trainers with deep understanding of the concepts and skillsets of SLII® so they feel confident, motivated and prepared to roll out The SLII Experience™ in their organisations. 

Trainers must complete The SLII Experience™ course within 12 months prior to attending the Training for Trainers.

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Great leaders build meaningful connections.

Great leaders give their people what they need, when they need it. That means having authentic conversations that empower. Caring about their growth. Being their champion. Seeing their promise.

Leading situationally is a dramatic departure from management styles of the past. And it’s an approach that produces dramatically better returns than other management styles.

54% of leaders use only one leadership style, regardless of the situation.

WHICH MEANS 50% of the time, leaders are using the wrong leadership style to meet the needs of their people.1

1 Blanchard internal data

Give leaders the tools to inspire and accelerate performance

The pace of change today is so disruptive that visionary leadership is a requirement. Managers need a leadership training programme that helps them be agile, lead situationally, and empower their people to succeed.

Research Driven

SLII® is based on 30+ years of research on leadership and work passion, incorporates the latest advances in neuroscience, and has evolved with the changing workplace.

Proven Results

Over 10,000 companies worldwide have used SLII® to improve productivity, reduce turnover, and increase sales and profits

Creates Inspiring Leaders

SLII® satisfies the brain’s need for competence, autonomy, and relatedness, creating a safe workplace where employees are free to problem-solve, innovate and collaborate.

Universally Effective

SLII® works for leaders globally regardless of industry, language or job function.  SLII® teaches leaders to give their people the right direction or support at the right time.

SLII® Enables Leaders To Build Deeper Relationships

With more inspired leaders, morale and engagement will improve, team members will feel supported, employees will become more creative problem solvers, and company productivity will increase.

Accelerate Development

SLII® helps managers accelerate the development of their direct reports, from enthusiastic beginners to self-reliant achievers.

Speak a Common Language

When managers and team members speak the same language, misunderstandings, micromanaging, and frustration fade away.

Improve Retention

Leaders who match their style to the needs of their people improve morale, commitment, and engagement. Who would leave a job like that?

Unlock Creativity

Research shows that employees who feel supported by their manager are far more engaged—and that is the foundation of innovation.

Ready to Get Started?

SLII® can be delivered face-to-face, virtually, online, or as a combination of learning modalities. Contact us today to learn more about how you can use SLII to empower leaders to build meaningful connections that drive exponential impact.

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