Principles of Management and Leadership

This Principles of Management and Leadership course has been designed for learners who want to develop or sharpen their professional edge and enhance personal effectiveness.

The course focuses on the different ways organisations operate. The application of management and leadership approaches and how these can positively impact on own role, lead to improved performance, and support teams, colleagues and customers.

This course can be accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and can form part of a programme to help participants achieve the Level 3 Principles of Management and Leadership qualification.


For first line managers, aspiring managers, or for anyone new to management, leading teams or supervising.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course participants should understand:
– How organisations operate
– The role of management
– The application of management and leadership approaches
– What it takes to be an effective manager

Course Content

How organisations operate:
– The governance of different types of organisations
– The factors which influence an organisation’s culture
– The purpose of organisational mission, vision and value statements
– The purpose of organisational strategies

The role of management:
– Communicating organisational strategy to individuals and teams
– Levels of accountability and authority in the management role
– The legal and organisational frameworks which apply to the management role

The application of management and leadership approaches:
– The differences between management and leadership
– Recognised management and leadership approaches
– How management and leadership approaches can be applied and adapted in different work based situations

Being and effective manager:
– The knowledge and skills required to be an effective manager
– The behaviours required to be an effective manager
– The impact of knowledge, skills and behaviours on the team, colleagues and customers


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We are thought leaders in instructional and learning journey design and holistic solution architects. We have extensive finance and investments experience combined with skills application to deliver performance improving results. We develop immersive learning environments that maximize time to productivity, support talent retention and added value to improving quality of hires.

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We are focused on mining the embedded organisational intellectual capital for the benefit of the next generation. We create and curate best in class practice gathered from our experience with the leading financial institutions. We design our programmes with the end in mind – what results are you trying to achieve with this intervention? What metrics will we set ourselves to achieve that?

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