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The Management and Leadership Development Programme - Cohort 2

Date: 24th January 2018
Location: Innospace ,The Shed, Chester Street, Manchester, M1 5GD
Time: 8:30am - 1:00pm
Theme: Leadership & Mentoring, People, Skills & Talent

Sorry this event has already taken place - please see our forthcoming events list

Registrations for this event have now closed. If you would like to be considered for Cohort 3 please email

Are you new to leadership or do you have a member of your team who has recently moved into a senior role within your business?

This programme is designed for those who may be new to a leadership role or those with experience but have not had the opportunity to participate in any structured leadership development. 

You'll take part in four interactive task-orientated workshops with a focus on completing a work based project. This is followed by a 1:1 coaching session with one of our Leadership and Workforce Development advisors who'll work with you to create a tailored plan to implement within your business.

The workshops will also provide opportunities for sharing practice and knowledge with other business managers and leaders.

Please note - attendance on all four of the workshops is compulsory as is a pre-programme 1:1 meeting to discuss your business growth needs with one of our advisors.

Week 1 (Managing & Leading) Wednesday 24th January: 08:30am - 01:00pm

Organisational culture, scope for improvements, being a manager and a leader, sources of power, personal impact, learning and teamwork.

Week 2 (Communications & Managing the Work) Wednesday 31st January: 08:30am - 01:00pm
Communication, motivation, solving problems and decision making, allocation and delegation, responsibility and accountability.

Week 3 (Managing & Developing People) Wednesday 7th February: 08:30am - 01:00pm

Performance reviews, feedback, being an assertive manager and leader, identifying training needs and developing people and coaching.

Week 4 (Managing Resources and Change) Wednesday 14th February: 08:30am - 01:00pm
Essentials of project management, developing new proposals and managing change.

The Participant Experience 
Participants will form part of a learning group and will be encouraged and stimulated to challenge themselves.  They will be encouraged to avoid blandness and develop into the type of leader that people want to work and perform well for. 

Using a blend of theory, interactive group exercises, reflective and collaborative learning and case studies, we will look at a combination of skills and behaviours designed to increase confidence, developing a more effective manager / leader.

Coaching will focus on transferring learning to the workplace and provide participants with the opportunity to drive forward business growth through effective leadership and management.

Profile of Programme Facilitator
Chris Gunning has worked in the people and organisational development arena for over twenty five years as a freelance trainer, coach, facilitator, adviser, mentor, consultant and writer becoming IPD qualified, and continuing professional development via the MEd, in Education Training & Development programme at Sheffield University and Executive Coaching & Mentoring programme at Bangor University.   He has undertaken assignments, primarily relating to change management for a wide variety of businesses both in the UK and overseas from multi-nationals, privatised utilities through to newly formed ‘micro’ companies, SMEs, public sector and social enterprise organisations

Businesses that have previously accessed support from Business Growth Hub may not be eligible.  Please express your interest below and an advisor will be in touch to talk through your options. 


08:30am Registration
09:00am Session Begins
01:00pm Session Closes

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