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Director Development Programme - Advanced Leadership for Directors

In Professional Development, In Manchester (+2 locations)
2 days
1,200 - 1,400 GBP excl. VAT
Next course start
24 July, 2024 (+2 start dates)
Course delivery
Classroom, Virtual Classroom
2 days
1,200 - 1,400 GBP excl. VAT
Next course start
24 July, 2024 (+2 start dates)
Course delivery
Classroom, Virtual Classroom
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Course description

The Advanced Leadership for Directors course is built around current practice in Leadership and management. Delegates will be provided with the opportunity to develop and expand their understanding of contemporary leadership practices, reflecting on how these can be developed in an emerging digital and global economy.  

Participants can expect to engage in a range of group and individual workshop activities where role play, scenario setting, thought leadership activity and didactic learning will take place. 

The taught elements of the course will include an overview of the following areas, to provide scope in the application of the tools and thinking together with core competencies and theoretical perspectives: 

  • Self-awareness in leadership 
  • Developing an inquisitive mind-set 
  • Managing performance and measuring progress 
  • Influencing a positive culture in the workplace 
  • Managing diverse inter-dependent teams 
  • Developing resilience in the workforce 
  • Thought leadership 
  • Team coaching 

This module is one of five modules, which together make up the full Directors Development Programme. The module can be taken on its own or as part of the full programme. By attending this course, you will gain invaluable insights from industry experts into new ways of working, innovative concepts and the latest theories that can be applied instantly on returning to your own organisation.

Upcoming start dates

Choose between 2 start dates

24 July, 2024

  • Virtual Classroom
  • Online
  • English

19 September, 2024

  • Classroom
  • London
  • English

Suitability - Who should attend?

This programme has been designed for managers, directors and senior stakeholders with a minimum of three years’ senior management experience.

This course is for you if you want to:

  • Increase confidence in applying strategic leadership and management skills and competencies
  • Learn to build, develop and inspire resilience in the workforce
  • Increase confidence to challenge and influence board level decisions and company direction
  • Learn strategies for shaping and influencing change and transformation

Outcome / Qualification etc.

On completion of this module, learners will:

  • Gain an awareness of 21st Century leadership practice and its relevance to the role of the director and the board
  • Understand the importance of developing an inquisitive mindset and leading organisational change and knowledge development
  • Understand how to inspire, influence and build high performing teams and measure their progress
  • Have an ability to Influence a positive culture in the workplace through effective, responsible, and sustainable board leadership
  • Have developed the required skills and increased awareness for what is expected to successfully manage teams that operate in the emerging digital and global economy
  • Develop an ability to build, develop and inspire resilience into the workforce
  • Possess the skills to apply a range of tools to engineer business improvements to benefit their organisation
  • Have the ability to practically embed leadership and management development in the workplace in the context of business improvement
  • Develop the skills to act as a silent leader – guiding and influencing others to act so that a team building approach is adopted

The Postgraduate Certificate

Following completion of the Directors Development Programme ‘Advanced Leadership for Directors’ Module, learners can opt to continue their studies with a Postgraduate Certificate in Strategic Leadership for Directors, validated by the University of Chester.  This is a level 7 postgraduate qualification which sits between a degree and a masters.   

Those opting to take the qualification will complete this Module as part of the full Directors Development Programme. On completion of all five Modules, learners can work towards achieving the PG Cert in Strategic Leadership for Directors (60 credits). 

Training Course Content

Session 1 - Understanding and Defining Leadership

Key themes include: 

  • What is Leadership? 
  • Self-awareness and empathy 
  • Avoiding bias in decision-making
  • Creating “Flow” 
  • Leadership vs Management 
  • Leadership Styles 
  • Leadership Levels

Session 2 - Strategic Leadership

Key themes include:

  • Leaders defining purpose
  • Thinking and acting strategically
  • The role of the Board and Directors
  • The strategic leader
  • Leading in the 21st Century
  • Where leaders spend their time

Session 3 - Leading Organisational Change

Key themes include: 

  • Making time to lead
  • The power of culture
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Drivers for change
  • Being the disruptors not the disrupted
  • Leading change

Session 4 - Leading and Motivating Teams

Key themes include: 

  • What motivates Teams 
  •  Engaging Communication
  • Right people doing the right things
  • Developing and empowering others
  • Leadership Mindset
  • Behaviours in the workplace
  • Giving feedback
  • Team motivational theory

Session 5 - Leading High Performing Teams

Key themes include: 

  • A team game – Viking Attack
  • Leading through adversity
  • Wellbeing
  • Emotional Intelligence and Leadership
  • Requirements for success
  • High Performing Teams Model
  • Strengths based leadership
  • The GROW model

Session 6 - Impact of Culture on Projects and Improvement

Key themes include: 

  • Culture and Project Management
  • Project Management tools
  • Continuous Improvement Cultures
  • Lean
  • Six Sigma
  • The voices . . . 
  • A leader’s outlook on improvement

Session 7 - Personal Action Planning 

Key themes include: 

  • Review and reflect on learning
  • Develop an Action Plan to improve Leadership in my workplace

Course delivery details

Why Choose Online Learning?

We strive to create a positive and lasting impact through the delivery of our courses, which is why all our sessions are structured around taught theory, interactivity and shared experiences from the real world. Our online training courses are designed to create the optimum learning experience for the virtual environment. Our training is highly interactive; our tutors make regular use of whiteboard, annotate, polls and other types of interactive software to enhance the learning experience.

Why Choose Face to Face Learning?

Face to face learning is just one of the two delivery methods available for your learning, but why choose the face to face delivery option? At In Professional Development, we ensure that your learning environment is one where you can get the most out of your study. The benefits of learning in a face to face environment means you have the opportunity to connect with, problem-solve, and network with other delegates from a wide range of backgrounds. In Professional Development deliver the most up to date and relevant solutions, to everyday real world problems for the working professionals.

Why choose In Professional Development

Delivered training to over 10,000 organisations

92% of delegates rate our courses as 5 star

Created over 2,500 CMI registrations


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15 May 2023
The Advanced Leadership course for Directors

The Advanced Leadership course for Directors was thorough, thought provoking and provided many tools and techniques to support effective strategic leadership. If you want to be...

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Simon D.
30 Jun 2019
A great MBA type refresher

Advanced Leadership for Directors was a great quick MBA type refresher, just what I was looking for, thank you.


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  • Virtual Classroom: £1,200 + VAT
  • Face-to-Face Classroom: £1,400 + VAT

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