Professional Certificate in Management and Leadership
22nd - 26th February 2021, Virtual Learning

Course Overview

A recent OECD report stated 'leaders are increasingly called upon not only to be effective target managers, but also to be inspiring, transformative leaders capable of driving innovation while maintaining the highest standards of accountability, integrity and transparency'.

This course will provide decision-makers with a clear understanding of how management and leadership skills can improve their personal performance, organisational effectiveness and ultimately, the efficiency of public administration. Interactive learning will support participants’ understanding of the key themes around public sector leadership, such as current management thinking, the principles of authentic leadership and how to guide changes in organisational culture. By critically considering different models and engaging with a number of case studies, participants will leave the programme fully equipped to improve staff capabilities and engagement, as well as overall organisational performance.

A comprehensive analysis of the principles behind effective management and leadership will be provided, with subjects to be discussed including:

  1. Examining the role of a civil servant
  2. Leadership and management in public office
  3. Analysing the civil service code as a model for action
  4. Comparing public and private sector leadership
  5. Professional skills for government
  6. Lessons from the private sector - useful model or chimera?
  7. Examining the difference between small, medium and large organisation leadership

Experts in the field will lead this training through interactive workshops, lectures and best practice case studies, fostering innovation, creative learning and networking amongst peers.

Institute of Leadership & Management

The Institute of Management and Leadership (ILM) has approved this training course. ILM combines years of research, knowledge and innovation to champion the leadership agenda for all and since 1947 they have carried out extensive research into the knowledge, skills, attitudes, behaviours and values of great leadership. Based on ILM’s core leadership values, this course meets the standard that enables learners who have completed to access the following benefits:

  • Membership of ILM and will receipt of an ICPS/ ILM joint Certificate of achievement for the course
  • Access to a raft of resources to help you with your continuing professional development, including an award-winning library of e-learning content
  • A community of over 30,000 members worldwide enabling you to collaborate and grow your knowledge and skills
  • Receipt of weekly news updates, podcasts and cutting-edge research and a monthly published journal and invitations to topical webinars
  • Authorisation to use approved letters AMInstLM (Associate Member of The Institute of Leadership and Management) after your name for business correspondence

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course the delegates will be able to:

  1. develop, construct and implement a code of core values and standards of behaviour
  2. lead effective organisational change
  3. apply the key principles of leadership thinking to their organisation
  4. improve organisational effectiveness and innovation whilst reducing inefficiency
  5. monitor, evaluate and enhance performance
  6. deliver services that meet stakeholder needs

How You Will Benefit

  1. The opportunity to gain a recognised professional qualification
  2. Hear the latest insights, research and developments in management practice from leading experts
  3. Network and share ideas with colleagues from around the world
  4. Enhance your skills and knowledge in management and leadership