Learning to Lead The POLC Framework

Learning to Lead The POLC Framework

Course Description

Learning to Lead, The POLC Framework’s primary goal is to guide supervisors to solve problems creatively. This workshop equips aspiring and newly appointed leaders with the self-awareness and skills to lead their teams and deliver powerful results. It also provides an excellent guide to being great in your new role.

POLC (Planning, Organizing, Leading, and Controlling) is the framework that will be guiding the workshop. These are the four fundamentals of management skills. Learning to lead through this framework is an excellent baseline for developing successful leaders.


Planning is the function of management that involves setting objectives and determining a course of action for achieving those objectives. Supervisors and managers need to be aware of their organization’s environmental conditions and forecast future conditions. It also requires that managers be good decision-makers.


Organizing is the function of management that involves developing an organizational structure and allocating human resources to ensure objectives. The structure of the organization is the framework within which effort is made. The structure is usually available in an organization chart. It should provide a graphic representation of the chain of command within an organization. Decisions are also made about the structure of an organization are generally referred to as organizational design decisions.


Learning to lead involves the social and informal sources of influence that you use to inspire action taken by others. If supervisors and managers are effective leaders, their subordinates will be enthusiastic about exerting effort. As a result, it will attain organizational objectives.


Controlling involves ensuring that performance does not deviate from standards. It consists of three steps, which include (1) establishing performance standards, (2) comparing actual performance against standards, and (3) taking corrective action when necessary. Performance standards would often state by monetary terms such as revenue, costs, or profits. It may also be, in other words, such as units produced and a number of defective products. Lastly, it should read well in levels of quality or customer service.

Learning to Lead. The Polc Framework is the training course dedicated to your future managers. Let us help you develop them to their full potential as your organization’s leaders.

Course Objectives

  • Describe your personal style of leadership
  • Understand the vision, alignment, and execution process and
  • Say how it relates to your current role
  • lead your team more effectively and deliver better results
  • Know the dimensions of the planning-organizing-leading-controlling (P-O-L-C) framework
  • Know the general inputs into each P-O-L-C dimension

Course Modules

Lesson 1 – Planning
  • Defining Organization Vision & Mission
  • Setting Goals & Objectives
  • Strategizing
  • Plan of Action to Achieve Goals
Lesson 2 – Organizing
  • Formulate Organizational Structure
  • Resource Allocation
  • Job Design
Lesson 3 – Leading
  • Leadership & Direction
  • Motivation
  • Coordination & Communication
Lesson 4 – Controlling
  • Process & Standards
  • Review & Evaluation
  • Corrective Action
Lesson 5 – Reflection and Creating Your Action Plan

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