CMI Management and Leadership Remote Delivery Option
This remote learning session option is as close to a virtual classroom as we can make it! Delegates can talk to each other, break off into syndicate rooms and feed back to the main group. The peer group learning is an important part of this experience and it is why we do not use a webinar type approach.
Designed for the more experienced manager, the Level 5 CMBD Management and Leadership remote programme consists of a series of six 3-hour sessions. These are supported by guided learning in the form of pre-session preparation, reading materials for discussion and completing questionnaires that explore traits such as your own personal strengths & weaknesses, your preferred leadership style and motivational drivers etc.
The purpose of the programme is to challenge the delegates to analyse their leadership style and to look at the culture and leadership style of their organisation. This is a rich area of study and we will look at the work of many of the contributors in this area. The learning style used on the programme is participative with the opportunity to share experiences and problems for discussion, analysis and learning. Open courses provide an excellent opportunity for peer group interaction and this is a significant benefit. At the heart of the programme is the CMI Level 5 syllabus in Management & Leadership.
The remote learning sessions are as close to a virtual classroom as we can make it! Delegates can talk to each other, break off into syndicate rooms, complete exercises and feed back to the main group. The peer group learning is an important part of this experience and it is why we do not use a webinar type approach. Your tutor can also share video, PowerPoint slides and other written material with you in real time. Places on remote courses are limited to 8 delegates, allowing everyone participating to contribute and learn effectively.
The benefits for the individuals taking part in the programme include:
- Understanding yourself as a senior manager and leader
- Being able to analyse the differences between leadership and management functions
- Being able to alter the balance between management and leadership functions as required
- Understanding the link between organisational objectives and team and individual targets
- Gaining an understanding of ‘Authentic’ leadership style
- The availability of a nationally recognised qualification (optional)
- The opportunity for peer-based learning and review
The benefits to the delegate organisation include:
- Senior Managers that understand the links and differences between management and leadership
- Senior Managers with the skill and knowledge to manage their teams’ professional development
- Senior Managers who know how to link organisational objectives to team and individual targets
- An optional qualification that embeds the knowledge and understanding gained from the course
- Senior managers with the knowledge required to make a real difference at a senior level
What You Will Learn
The content is challenging and requires delegates to have appropriate management and leadership experience (but not previous formal management training). Indicative module content is outlined below for each of the six sessions of the programme. The qualification is supported by an on-line resource centre
- What are the fundamental differences between leadership and management (Drucker, Adair, Blanchard & Johnson, Turnbull, Ulrich et al)?
- The management/leadership continuum (Tannenbaum & Schmidt)
- The impact of personal energy, commitment and self-belief on leadership style and results
- How empowerment and trust through ‘ethical’ leadership impact on organisational practice (Bryson & Crosby, Kanter and Gill)
- The contrasts between transactional and transformational leadership
- Trait theory, situational leadership, functional leadership and style theory (Macgregor et al)
- How to interpret the situation and apply an appropriate leadership style to achieve organisational objectives
Pre-session preparation: Reading supplied material related to leadership styles for discussion, completion of an analysis of your own leadership style preferences and your learning preferences.
- Identifying the links between organisational, team and individual objectives
- Concepts of organisational alignment and structure (golden thread theory)
- Team Autonomy and how to achieve the correct balance (Gulowsen)
- The characteristics of high performing teams and how to create them
- The influence of the group on individuals (The Hawthorne Experiments et al
- Belbin team roles and other models as assessment tools
- Group formation, structure and communication issues
- Performance managing individuals and teams to achieve organisational objectives
Pre-session preparation: Reading supplied material related to objectives, team dynamics and performance management for discussion. Completion of an analysis of your own strengths and weaknesses.
- Drives, motives and motivation determine goals, decisions and influence? Discuss
- Motivation content and process theory.
- Baseline motivation theories and concepts (Maslow, McGregor & Hertzburg)
- Is it more complicated? Expectancy and Equity theory (Adams, Vroom)
- Planning techniques and the planning cycle
- Problem solving methodology
- Planning and problem-solving exercise
Pre-session preparation: Reading supplied material related to motivational theory for discussion, completion and return of a confidential personal motivation survey. The results will analyse the group as a whole and not individual results. Preparation for a planning skills exercise.
- Knowledge Management techniques and practice (Dixon, Davenport & Prusak)
- Communication as a management and leadership tool
- Vision, mission, organisational, team and individual objectives
- Interpersonal communication components and barriers (Kotter, Mintzberg)
- Barriers to effective organisational communication and how to overcome them
- Coding, decoding and perception
- Transactional Analysis (Berne)
Pre-session preparation: Reading supplied material related to personal and organisational communication issues for discussion. Completion of a transactional analysis questionnaire. Completion of an analysis of barriers to effective communication in your own organisation for discussion.
- Re-active versus pro-active management and leadership
- Personal development and skill audit
- Identifying opportunities for self-development
- Creating a self-development strategy and plan
- Strategic project management concepts and techniques
- Identifying and managing project stake-holders
- Achieving strategic goals through projects
- Assessing project risk
Pre-session preparation: Reading supplied material related to personal time management for discussion. Completion of a project management exercise for discussion.
- The role of the manager and leader in developing team and individual capability
- Questioning skills and techniques – peeling away the layers?
- Individual and team development and the role of the appraisal in achieving organisational objectives
- The GROW model of coaching
- The role of mentoring in the organisation
- Coaching in practice
- Programme summary
Pre-session preparation: Reading supplied material related to coaching and mentoring for discussion. Completion of a personal training needs analysis for discussion.
Who Should Attend
The programme is designed for senior managers and/or those working towards senior management. The optional qualification is flexible and allows delegates to focus on management areas relevant to their job-role. Candidates may come from any size organisation and the programme can be tailored on an in-house basis if required.
The remote Level 5 Management and Leadership programme is designed for up to eight participants and commences on the 15th October 2020. Sessions are every two weeks, except for the final two dates which are one week apart to finish the course prior to the Christmas break. Should delegates be unavailable for any of the session dates, then we will try to include them on the relevant subject session on a subsequent programme. The delegate fee is £895 plus vat per person.
Should delegates require registration with the awarding body to complete any of the optional Level 5 qualifications that are available with this programme, then a further fee (to cover CMI registration, tutorial support and assignment marking) will be payable. The fee depends on which level qualification is taken.
The qualification options are shown below but we suggest that you discuss with us which level may be most appropriate for your delegates. Further CMI qualification information can also be found on the Level 5 course page on our website. TUT means total unit time. Qualification costs are in addition to the delegate fee for the course. Please contact us for details.
Award requires 40 TUT hours (one assignment) £695.00 plus vat
Certificate requires 121 TUT hours (usually 3 assignments) £1295.00 plus vat
Diploma requires 370 TUT hours (5 to 6 assignments depending on which are chosen) £2495.00 plus vat
There is also a personal coaching package that can be taken out in conjunction with the six-session training programme if required. This is to enable the delegate to embed the training in the workplace. The coaching is provided with monthly action planning and review sessions by telephone and/or video over a six-month period. The delegate will also be able to access their coach by email as and when required. Price on application.