Open Versus Bespoke / In-house Management and Leadership Programmes

What is the difference between open accredited/unaccredited management and leadership programmes versus closed bespoke in-house accredited/unaccredited management and leadership programmes?

It’s an absolute minefield…what is the correct option for myself or for my managers when it comes to management and leadership development??

So let’s take each option in turn…

Option one – OPEN Accredited ILM / CMI Management and Leadership Programmes

Either residential (4 to 9 day block) or open course (tends to be one day per fortnight over a few months delivered at a venue in a major city)

ILM stands for the Institute of Leadership and Management

CMI stands for the Chartered Management Institute

The benefits of an open-accredited programme means that you will be mixing with other like-minded delegates from different organisations and other sectors which is critical if you want to understand how other managers and leaders manage and lead their teams in their respective sectors

Another advantage is that you can develop your managers on an ongoing basis and send them individually on programmes

The power of networking should never be underestimated where the cross pollination of knowledge is fundamental if you want to understand how the world of leadership and management works across the wider economic/business environment

The benefits of the residential is that you are working and living with the delegates for a period of 4 to 9 days, so the learning experience is very intense but undertaken in one go, plus the opportunity to be in the Lake District is fabulous…

Having the opportunity to work with like minded people from other organisations is brilliant to observe because when there is just you from your company – you can really be yourself…the authenticity in you should never be underestimated…!!

Option two – CLOSED/Bespoke Accredited ILM / CMI Management and Leadership Programmes

This is where we tailor the programme according to your exact needs regarding programme content/length/delivery strategy linked into performance change through developing positive management/leadership behaviours which then drive enhanced performance thus delivering a positive return on investment or return on expectation on the programme

If you need consistency across the whole of the management and leadership populace in the company then these programmes will achieve that…

The networking aspects of these programmes is amazing if delegates are coming from different company sites and if it is delivered as a residential

The benefits of accreditation are that they apply rigor to the learning process as delegates have to use the knowledge, skills and tools which we give them on the programme back in the workplace before they can complete their assignments post course

The downside is that not everyone has the time to complete the assignments because of busy work/personal lives…

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