ILM Level 7 Certificate in Leadership & Management

Course Content

INDUCTION & DEVELOPING THE REFLECTIVE LEADER

  • ILM induction, CPD, reflection & tools to enhance learning.
  • The Strategic Leader – sources of information & support
  • Identifying Professional Networks & External sources of information
  • Creating a personal development plan & journal

RESEARCH AND STUDY SKILLS

  • Qualitative & Quantitative data versus information
  • Referencing skills, Evidence based research – its purpose.
  • Conducting and planning an enquiry, Stakeholder analysis
  • Defining the research topic, scope, objectives & success criteria.
  • Stakeholder considerations and analysis.

One to one coaching session/tutorial

  • Further refining of the research project scope / success criteria

DEVELOPING THE STRATEGIC LEADER

  • The strategic leadership context & leadership/management models
  • Strategic versus operational – the difference.
  • Organisational culture and the wider strategic influences & structures
  • Motivation in the context of 21st century working
  • Assertiveness, confidence & impact. The importance of personal brand and influence  & establishing networks/relationships
  • Understanding vision, and shared values.

STRATEGIC DECISION MAKING & RESOURCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Strategic thinking, models and tools to help
  • Analysing the external environment and context of the organisation
  • Customer Groups and Routes to market
  • Decision making frameworks,Scoring matrices/ evaluation techniques
  • Negotiations and identifying resources required
  • KPIs Point of no return, Risk & use of risk registers

·       Understanding Key financial statements & sources of funding

·       Making a business case.  Financial & resources- cost benefit etc.

IMPROVING SERVICE/ PRODUCT DELIVERY PERFORMANCE

  • Company performance and reputation, quality marks, standards, charters etc & seeing it through the customer’s eyes
  • Net promoter score & resource optimisation.
  • Quality versus quantity and the effect of profit, Lean, JIT, Agile etc
  • Understanding the supply chain and issues of “fit”
  • Collaboration models, structures and partnerships for the 21st century
  • Managing relationships, influence and managing third party contracts

STRATEGIC HUMAN RESOURCES & MANAGING STRATEGIC CHANGE

  • The learning organisation. Identifying capability & human resources.
  • Succession planning – identifying future resource needs
  • Strategic HR practice & governance.
  • Modern day development tools & appraisal processes
  • Models and theories of strategic change. Transformational versus incremental Collaborations/partnerships
  • Making a compelling case for change ^ adjusting your message.
  • Stakeholder engagement and creating impact and urgency
  • Modes and methods of communications
  • Human capital & the effects of changing expectations from the workforce.
  • Strategy, Policy, Procedures, systems, processes &compliance
  • Communicating expectations through the organisation
  • Creating a project plan and how to effectively monitor & review at a strategic level (RAG rating etc).

SHOWCASE & PRESENTATION

  • Delegates to present their Project Enquiry and Findings to the group (and other stakeholders from the sponsoring organisation

One to one executive coaching session

  • Course Review, Professional Discussion (assessed) + CPD Focus including creation of a personal action plan.

Assessment:

1 x enquiry based research project of a suitable size and scope to demonstrate knowledge and application of strategic management & leadership concepts.  This should be suitably complex with a robust methodology and time frame and to make recommendations at a strategic level within the organisation and should be backed up by extensive research and evidence in order to add value to the organisation

A portfolio of evidence & reflective review of a) own senior management performance, to include a comprehensive analysis and plan for Continuing Professional Development and b) the extent to which the research project has through action, added value to the organisation.

Please Note : All assessed work will be based on own work situation and organisation and therefore delegates will require access to information from a business at a strategic level (either their own work place or another) in order to be equipped to undertake the programme.

Delivery

Cohort Minimum

Number of Training Sessions

Contact Hours

Price per learner 1 to 1

N/A

Price per Learner

(Minimum Cohort)

£2,400.00

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