Agenda

Professional Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership

Day One: Monday


09:30 Registration and Refreshments  
09:45 Chairman’s Welcome and Delegate Introductions  
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 and Leadership – differences, what do leaders do that is different
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 In what ways is leadership and management in the Civil Service/Public Sector different from leadership in the private and other sectors?
Similarities and differences
Placing leadership at the heart of organisational effectiveness
Providing innovation in the public sector
 
15:00 Afternoon tea  
15:15 Public service impartiality and the interface with politics – boundaries and challenges
Applying principles of impartiality to political situations
Examining the relationship between impartiality and politics
 
16:15 Final Questions  
17:30 Close  


Day Two: Tuesday


09:30 Refreshments
09:45 Chairman’s Welcome and Introductions
10:00 Culture 
What is it?
Analysing the culture in an organisation and in your organisation
11:00 Morning Coffee
11:15 Leadership and management in different cultures – country, society, organisation, public sector v private sector and how that might impact on leaders and managers
12:45 Lunch
13:30 The leaders role in creating and communicating a Vision – and why it matters
15:15 Afternoon Tea
15:30 The roles of leaders and managers in relation to Values and Ethics and why they matter
17:00 Close


Day Three: Wednesday


09:30 Refreshments
09:45 Chairman’s Welcome and Introductions
10:00 Who are your role models as leaders and managers and why?
11:00 Morning Coffee  
11:15 Key personal characteristics, motivations, behaviours and skills of leaders
12:00 Defining the key competences for leaders and managers and what that means for your development and the development of those who work for you
13:00 Lunch  
13:45 How leaders talk to get their message across effectively  
15:00 Afternoon Tea  
15:15 The importance of building leadership resilience and resilient organisations  
16:30 Close  


Day Four: Thursday

09:30 Refreshments  
09:45 Chairman’s Welcome and Introductions  
10:00 The roles of leaders and managers in driving corporate strategy, business planning and organisational performance  
11:00 Morning Coffee  
11:15 The roles of leaders and managers in driving corporate strategy, business planning and organisational performance (cont.)  
13:15 Lunch  
14:00 The roles of leaders and managers in driving individual performance, including building empowerment, motivation and trust  
15:00 Afternoon Tea  
15:15 The roles of leaders and managers in driving change – what works, why change fails, key models and how to use them  
16:15 Final Questions and Discussion  
16:30 Close  



Day Five: Friday


09:30 Refreshments  
09:45 Chairman’s Welcome and Introductions  
10:00 A changing world and the changing nature of organisations and what it means for leaders and managers  
11:00 Morning Coffee  
11.15 Surgery/workshop – using the work of the week to examine any existing or impending challenges not already covered during the week  
12:15 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
 
12:00 Lunch and Close