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This international management and leadership pathway programme is designed for middle managers and those aspiring to senior leadership positions who wish to develop key skills and knowledge in the areas of managing resources, self-awareness and practical leadership. We focus on developing learners’ management capabilities and leadership competencies with modules designed to help lead and manage self, people and organisations.
This comprehensive Level 5 Pathway Programme provides you with the insights, knowledge and skills you need to develop your leadership capabilities and management competencies to their fullest potential. The Assessments will ensure the concepts and principles you have learned and practiced throughout the programme are embedded in your daily work as a leader and manager.
The Leading for Success Programme includes 3 Courses: Leading your self, Leading your team and Leading your organisation.
Leading your self provides contemporary insights on leadership styles so you can master the art of leading yourself and improve your effectiveness when you lead others. You will hear from experts, reflect on your own experiences and share your thoughts with other learners. The first module of this course focuses on self-awareness. You will learn how the process of identifying your personal idiosyncrasies and develop a deeper understanding of the characteristics that inform your leadership style. This is a critical step to improve your effectiveness and influence as a leader. You will explore a range of leadership styles and hear from experts in the areas of authentic and empowering leadership. Through this process you will improve your understanding on how helping people find their purpose delivers superior results compared to forcing subordinates to be loyal followers. We have curated content from Bev James, Bill George, Lars Sudmann, John Kotter and Ken Blanchard, all aimed at challenging your views on what makes a great leader. You will have an opportunity to share your own leadership story and to explore the important events that define how you lead and to compare this with other leadership frameworks. We also explore how recognising the difference between leading and managing can help you become more effective in your role. Finally, you will look at how your leadership style can be adapted to suit changing circumstances and how learning to do this will assist you as you lead today.
In Leading your Team you will learn how creating the right team culture, adapting your leadership style and linking your team goals to organisational objectives are crucial elements of helping you lead effectively. In Modules 2 and 3 the focus will be on different leadership styles and how to become more effective at leading your team through developing professionalism, trust and respect. You will explore how creating a “one team” culture by unifying core values and behaviours regardless of geographic, demographic or hierarchical differences will improve team performance. The importance of striving and thriving teams will be emphasised to help you become better at engaging your people. Finally, by thinking about what you’ve learned in the context of your experiences you can apply your new knowledge to your role and discuss your observations with your peers.
Leadership is about resilience, courage and attitude. It is about inspiring and empowering others to perform well and achieve objectives as well as inculcating a culture and mindset which thinks proactively and takes responsibility. In Leading your Organisation we help you look at life from differing perspectives. You learn how to deal with the challenges you face in exercising leadership due to conflicting pressures from those you manage as well as from those in more senior positions. We explore the internal issues impacting the creation of a cohesive and empowering culture within your organisation and draw on theories as well as leadership practices. We also introduce you to the many external influences impacting you and your organisation so you can view leadership from a more strategic perspective.
You will undertake 3 tasks in essay format. The following topics will be evaluated: organisational culture and values with respect to leadership; the impact of organisational specific, legal, regulatory and ethical requirements on leadership demands; current and emerging social concerns and expectations impacting organisations; the relationship between management and leadership; leadership styles; building cultures of professionalism, mutual trust, respect and support within a team; the importance of a leader’s clear focus in leading the team in the achievement of organisational objectives.
The Managing for Success Programme includes 3 Courses: Managing your self, Managing your team and Managing your organisation.
The Managing your self course is about you and your effectiveness as a manager. We focus on the concepts of power and control and provide you with an opportunity to review how these two important ideas impact you as a manager. We explore how to develop trusting relationships and learn the importance of delegation as part of effective management practice. We also review how best to communicate with your team in order to achieve your organisational goals. You will have an opportunity to learn about a range of management styles and to see where your natural style fits. And finally, you will have an opportunity to create a Personal Development Plan to help you improve as a manager.
In Managing your team you will learn how being a manager means achieving objectives, goals and targets THROUGH and WITH people. Module 1 sets the scene for your management learning journey by reviewing what it means to be an effective manager and explaining how to boost both individual and team productivity – and manage stress – and as a result contribute more meaningfully towards your organisation’s success. Module 2 deep dives into the factors that impact your team’s behaviour. We focus on what motivates teams, look at areas to improve team welfare and explore how to make effective team decisions. We review Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, motivational theory from Herzberg and Expectancy Theory from Victor Vroom. Module 3 provides an overview of the important area of inclusivity, diversity and how to prevent discrimination in the workplace. This is continued in Module 5 which details the processes and procedures used in attracting, selecting and recruiting amazing people, and illustrates the importance of how considering team members to be key stakeholders bring benefit to the whole organisation. Finally, in Module 4, the skills and competencies required to manage your team’s individual and group performance are explained, providing an opportunity for you to apply contemporary management theory to your everyday workplace environment.
Managing your Organisation focuses on the two operations of setting and measuring objectives which involve planning, analysis and synthesis. You will learn how to think more clearly about your organisation’s stakeholders – both people within your organisation such as employees as well as those outside it such as customers, competitors and suppliers. To do this properly you need data and you need to be able to turn this data into useful information. This process requires you to consider both the context and the people with whom you come into contact. These two aspects – the information you handle and the key people (stakeholders) with whom you interact – are particularly important. Managing information and people effectively are crucial factors in enabling the organisation to plan properly and meet stakeholder needs.
You will undertake 6 tasks in essay format. The following topics will be evaluated: the purpose of a personal development plan for the middle manager and the organisation; management styles; the differences between data and information; organisational stakeholders; general principles and processes of recruiting, selecting and developing staff and team welfare.
Very easy course to navigate, understand, interpret and comment / answer on. Provides a good, solid and timely reminder to what is most effective, most beneficial and also most suitable in all areas discussed. Sean Cawley – Finance.
I am thrilled I elected to take the supported route for this qualification. The interactive webinars added so much value. Richard and Cassie provided structured sessions that helped keep me on track. A weekly webinar created the mechanism I used to keep me accountable for making progress. The greatest value though came from the opportunity to hear the contributions, thoughts and experiences of others from different industries. Lee Brooks – Ambulance Service.
I found the quality of course content of very high standard and powerful. This enhanced my understanding of the areas of the course. The design and structure of the course is very methodical and appropriate to my requirements. SR – Managing Consultant.
Supported by Social Cognitive Theory and our HOMEPLay, our programmes and insight tools increase self-awareness, the building block to boosting your sense of personal agency. Your leadership and management status quo then shifts, propelling you forward.
Only through self-reflection are we able to achieve the self-regulation necessary for self-actualisation. We promote self-reflection by embedding a SWITCHBook learning journal in our programs and our insight tool reports and debriefs.
To help you feel better supported and develop your self-confidence as leaders, our programmes include the opportunity to share your ideas and reflections and workplace application with your peers in our social learning area, in SWITCHinars or group consultations.
The practice activities, SWITCHinars, pulse checks and consults used in our programmes aid long-term behaviour change by engaging the brain and reinforcing learning. These learnings have been gained over 50 years of business and education experience.