Professional Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership

Day One: Monday

09:30 Registration and Refreshments  
09:45 Chairman’s Welcome and Delegate Introductions
Chair’s look ahead to the week 
Delegates’ introductions, objectives and organisational challenges
10:00 Your leadership and management roles
Identifying current challenges in your roles and how the agenda will assist you to overcome your challenges
10.30 Management, Leadership and their differences
What do leaders do that is different to managers?
Applying behavioural theories of management and leadership
Leadership styles and their relevance to different situations and contexts
11:30 Morning Coffee  
11:45 Different types and style of leadership and underpinning theories
Typology of five decision-making styles
Examining the relevance for delegates’ leadership and management
Developing principles of authentic leadership
13:15 Lunch  
14:00 Key personal characteristics, motivations behaviours and skills of leaders
What makes a good leader and role model to you?
Are you a role model?
15:00 Afternoon tea  
15:15 Defining the key competences for leaders and managers and what that means for your development and the development of those who work for you.
Identifying competencies and key competency frameworks
16:15 Final Questions  
17:30 Close  

Day Two: Tuesday

09:30 Refreshments
09:45 Chairman’s Welcome and Recap
10:00 Culture 
What is it?
Analysing the culture in an organisation and in your organisation
Management culture
Leadership culture
Impact of culture on people management and project outcomes
11:00 Morning Coffee
11:15 The Role of a Leader and Manager in Communicating a Vision – and Why it Matters
Vision, mission and goals
Impact of a leaders’ vision on people management and motivation
12:45 Lunch
13:30 How Leaders Communicate their Message Effectively
14:45 Afternoon Tea
15:00 Workshop: How do we instil a positive culture in the organisation?
17:00 Close

Day Three: Wednesday

09:30 Refreshments
09:45 Chairman’s Welcome and Recap
10:00 Effective People Management
Identifying the different aspects of people management
Challenges in managing people
Techniques of effective people management
11:30 Morning Coffee  
11:45 Managing Conflict in an Organisation
Identify key components present in confrontations
Recognise the different stages and signs of conflict escalation
Confront and manage tensions in the organisation
Maintain composure
12:45 Lunch
13:30 Building Leadership Resilience and Resilient Organisations
Building a culture of resilience
Strategic integrated approach
Difficulties of building organisational resilience
14:45 Afternoon Tea  
15:00 Workshop on People Management  
16:15 Final Questions  
16:30 Close  

Day Four: Thursday

09:30 Refreshments  
09:45 Chairman’s Welcome and Recap  
10:00 Key Concepts for Successful Innovation
Understanding the difference between vision, innovation and change
Recognising universal management and business practices that limits innovation and collaboration
11:15 Morning Coffee  
11:15 Innovative Leadership
Styles of individual and collective innovation
The importance of strategic capabilities in innovation
How to be an influencer
The processes of change management
12:45 Lunch  
13:30 Role of Leaders and Managers in Driving Corporate Strategy, Business Planning and Organisational Performance
Strategic tools
Scenario planning
Building organisational performance
15:00 Afternoon Tea  
15:15 The Roles of Leaders and Managers in Driving Performance, Including Building Empowerment, Motivation and Trust
Employee engagement
Energising engagement
Enabling empowerment
16:15 Final Questions and Discussion  
16:30 Close  

Day Five: Friday

09:30 Refreshments  
09:45 Chairman’s Welcome and Recap  
10:00 Committing to an Innovative Culture
Active innovation leadership
Examining entrepreneurial capabilities
Knowledge capture and management
Public involvement
11:00 Morning Coffee  
11.15 Overview of Change Management
What is change management?
Introduction to theories of change management
Role of leaders and managers in driving change
Culture of Change
12:15 Surgery/Workshop
Using the work of the week to examine any existing or impending challenges not already covered during the week
13:00 Lunch  
13:45 Guidance on Achieving a Chartered Management Professional Qualification
Structuring a written piece of work for assessment – Generic Overview and Principles
Structuring these two specific pieces of work to demonstrate all the assessment criteria
Blending management and leadership content into these structures
14:30 Evaluation and Certificates of Attendance  
14:45 Close