The Manchester Leadership Development Programme
The Manchester Leadership Development Programme

Overview

The Manchester Leadership Development Programme is an inspiring result based approach to management and leadership training. By combining the impact of a tailored training course with the flexibility and collaboration of an open programme it is carefully designed and delivered to make a difference to both you and your organisation.

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I didn't doubt myself before, but often wondered if I could step up to the plate and hold my own in the boardroom against others. We're all highly critical of ourselves and sometimes doubt our potential. I'm not the finished article yet, I don't think we ever reach that stage. However, I'm a stronger person now who will make a significant contribution to the growth and success of the company.

Paul Fountain, Supply Chain Director, Gas-Arc Group.

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The benefits

Focused - short, sharp, concentrated bursts of learning that offer maximum exposure, experience and impact with minimum disruption to working life.

Collaborative - open programme attracts a wide range of industries, sectors, backgrounds, personalities and leadership styles meaning delegates can learn from, challenge and support each other.

Personalised - each delegate gets exactly what they need from the programme with customised interblock activities and personal coaching.

Transformational - the emphasis on 1-to-1 coaching, self-awareness and active goal-setting ensures both professional development and personal growth.

Flexible - uniquely designed to support different learning styles with a combination of classroom sessions, peer learning, coaching and online support - all shaped by the delegates.

Applicable - the Manchester Method of ‘learning by doing’ makes sure theory can immediately be put into practice.

Supportive - ongoing interaction before, during and after the programme ensures knowledge and skills are fully embedded and allows for future development needs.

Global - content draws on Alliance MBS’s international research and work in global centres, as well as partnerships with organisations across the world.

Experienced - each session is facilitated by leading business academics and researchers with a wealth of experience in delivering Executive Education programmes to professional cohorts.

Lasting - programme offers long-term benefits for individuals, organisations and communities and promotes a lifelong connection with Alliance MBS.

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I'd say that regardless of your position, experience or knowledge, you always have the opportunity to learn more. Business is constantly changing and it's great to go on a programme where you can test ideas with your peers in safe surroundings.

Lucy Forsyth, Sales Director, Vision Support Services.

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The delegates

This programme is for people who are looking to make the next step in their career and want to prepare themselves for the future, whether that’s taking on additional responsibility within an organisation or taking their own business forward.

A typical delegate may be:

  • Moving from middle to senior management
  • Required to think and work more strategically
  • Taking on more people or teams
  • Moving into a different part of an organisation
  • Looking to start or expand a business.

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Testimonial

I'd say that regardless of your position, experience or knowledge, you always have the opportunity to learn more. Business is constantly changing and it's great to go on a programme where you can test ideas with your peers in safe surroundings.

Lucy Forsyth, Sales Director, Vision Support Services.

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The programme

There are many innovations in design and delivery to ensure the Manchester Leadership Development Programme makes a difference to you and your organisation.

  • Applied Learning Challenges (ALC)

Each delegate brings with them a live business challenge. Throughout the programme you will apply theories, models, tools and techniques to the challenge. Ensuring our Original Thinking gets Applied to your organisational challenges problems and opportunities.

  • Learning Trios

Delegates will be placed into groups of three with people on the programme who face similar issues. Together you will support, test and develop solutions to your Applied Learning Challenges. We know that insights come from the other leaders on the programme, not just our world-leading faculty.

  • Internal Mentors and External Coaching

Each delegate will identify and interact with an internal mentor from their organisation – helping to bridge the gap between the insights and ideas explored during the programme and the reality of embedding and driving sustainable change when you get back.

The whole programme is underpinned by one-to-one coaching to help you focus on your Applied Learning Challenge and get the most from the programme, for both you and your organisation.

The six-month course consists of 3x3 day residential blocks followed by flexible five week long interblocks.

Residential blocks

The residential blocks offer delegates the benefits of face to face intensive learning from our team of world-class experts. They feature a range of focused, challenging and participative activities looking at the three most important themes for success at work:

Leadership

The leadership theme recognises that developing excellence in leadership is an on-going process in the learning and implementation of skills at three levels: Leadership of self; leadership of teams and leadership of the organisation.

Strategy

In an environment where organisations are increasingly buffeted by the disruptive effects of new technology and business innovation, gaining strategic insight is ever more important to commercial survival. The strategy theme draws on our work with top teams to deliver the latest thinking in business strategy.

Commercial Excellence

Adopting a global business perspective, this theme will explore the concepts and principles that underpin effective commercially driven decision-making and practice. Its aim is to support leaders to become more commercially astute via the development and implementation of tools, skills and techniques.

Interblocks

Between each three day residential block, delegates will as a group choose weekly topics and themes for short online sessions delivered through the Programme Website. Each cohort of delegates will shape the content and design of their programme to suit the needs of their Applied Learning Challenges. These give you the opportunity to practice, discuss and reflect on what you’ve learned with your fellow delegates.

There are bonding events, site visits and inspirational speakers to ensure you build your network while you are on the programme and so we don’t lose touch there is an invitation to the Executive Education Network Conference.

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Testimonial

I'd say that regardless of your position, experience or knowledge, you always have the opportunity to learn more. Business is constantly changing and it's great to go on a programme where you can test ideas with your peers in safe surroundings.

Lucy Forsyth, Sales Director, Vision Support Services.

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The team

Alliance Manchester Business School has some of the most highly-regarded experts in business management. By working closely with industry, the team can solve real problems, predict future trends and drive change in business and management.

Our highly experienced team ensures everything about your programme runs smoothly. From booking on to the course to your post programme executive coaching sessions, they aim to make your Alliance MBS experience as enjoyable and stress free as possible.

Emma Farnworth Emma Farnworth,
Programme Manager
Dr Nick Clifford Dr Nick Clifford,
Programme Director and Senior Fellow in Executive Education
       
Mark Batey Dr Mark Batey,
Academic Director and Head of Global Open Programmes
Irene Roele Irene Roele,
Fellow in Executive Education
       
Dr Paul Evans Dr Paul Evans,
Lecturer in Business Analytics
David Lowe Dr David Lowe,
Senior Lecturer in Commercial Management
       
Dr Jill Ingham Dr Jill Ingham,
Open Programme Business Development Manager
   

Featured videos

Testimonial

I'd say that regardless of your position, experience or knowledge, you always have the opportunity to learn more. Business is constantly changing and it's great to go on a programme where you can test ideas with your peers in safe surroundings.

Lucy Forsyth, Sales Director, Vision Support Services.

Clients and testimonials page >>

Contact details

Jill Ingham
Business Development Manager
jill.ingham@manchester.ac.uk

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0161 820 7197
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Programme information

18-21 Oct 16
7-9 Dec 16
25-27 Jan 17
Block one
Block two
Block three
28 Nov-1 Dec 17
7-9 Feb 18
11-13 Apr 18
Block one
Block two
Block three
Location Cost
Manchester
£9,950
Location
Cost

Key features

Supports a wide range of industries and sectors
Supports a wide range of industries and sectors
Tailored content to individual objectives
Tailored content to individual objectives
Underpinned by coaching and mentoring before, during and after the programme
Underpinned by coaching and mentoring before, during and after the programme