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Professional Certificate in Leadership and Management

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Course Overview

The four modules that make up this course examine the 5 Dimensions of Leadership identified by the Institute for Leadership and Management - Authenticity, Vision, Achievement, Ownership and Collaboration.

The course is designed for all those working in governmental and other public sector environments, taking account of the challenges that can present for leaders and managers.

Through a blend of presentational material, discussions and workshops the programme provides an opportunity to improve their understanding of leadership and management, identify strengths and areas for development and build new insights and skills.

The four modules will enable you to:

  • Explore established as well as new thinking on leadership and management best practice;
  • Explore the Institute of Leadership and Management`s five dimensions and other models to gain insights into your strengths and areas for development;
  • Examine tools and techniques to build the leadership and management skills across the five dimensions, supported by practical exercises and discussion.
The Institute of Leadership

The Institute of Leadership has approved this training course. The Institute 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 The Institute's core leadership values, this course meets the standard that enables learners who have completed to access the following benefits:

  • Membership of The Institute of Leadership will be in receipt of an ICPS/The Institute 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 70,000 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 AMInstL (Associate Member of The Institute of Leadership) after your name for business correspondence


Module One/Day One: Organisational Context (Strategy, Change and Culture)

  • - What is strategy?
  • - The role of leaders and managers in developing strategy and creating strategic alignment
    Innovation and Change
  • - Understanding change
  • - The role of leaders and managers in change
  • - Understanding human reactions to change
  • - Driving innovation
    Changing Culture
  • - Components of culture
  • - Making culture change stick

Module Two/Day Two: Being the leader or manager you can be how to be authentic, true to yourself and take ownership

    Leadership and Management differences
  • - Discussion
    The Authentic Leader
  • - What is authenticity and what sort of behaviours demonstrate it?
    Self-awareness and self-management
  • - Why does it matter and how can we do it? What are the key behaviours?
  • - Creating a personal brand
  • - Managing upwards
  • - Time Management

Module Three or Day Three: Creating high performing organisations, developing talent and building resilience

    Leadership and management in high performing organisations
  • - Creating an outcome focussed organisation
  • - Managing performance
  • - Empowering people
  • - Coaching and mentoring
  • - Developing talent
  • - Building resilience

Module Four or Day Four: Working with people/stakeholders

  • - Creating High Performing Teams
  • - Stages of team formation
Dealing with Conflict
Engaging with Stakeholders


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