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Leadership & Management courses

Leadership & Management courses

For further information contact Director of Executive Education, Stephen Peak, on 024 7688 7688 

or email: stephen.peak@coventry.ac.uk


Senior Leaders Masters Top-Up

Course summary:

The Master’s Top-Up is a Postgraduate Diploma level programme. It builds on the learning from the Senior Leaders course (please see details on previous page) and provides an opportunity to examine in depth a particular aspect of leadership and management practice and/or complex business challenge. Accredited by Coventry University, this part-time course provides opportunities to further enhance  your critical thinking skills, analytical skills and problem analysis skills as well as deepening your understanding of the role, purpose and practice of strategic leadership. This course takes one year to complete and culminates in a Master’s award.

Details:

  • Researching a business problem
  • Business research methods
  • Leading change

Learning Methods
The programme comprise two main components: a taught module on Leading and Managing Change in Organisations and the completion of a dissertation. The dissertation component includes tutor-led inputs on business research methods and one-to-one supervision for the dissertation.

Who should attend?:

  • Those with significant experience of management and leadership.
  • Those who have completed the Senior Leaders Postgraduate Diploma.
  • Those who want an academic qualification in managing and leading people.
  • Senior Managers from the private, public and third sector organisations.

Duration: 1 year (Part-time)

 

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Senior Leaders Postgraduate Diploma

Course summary:

The Senior Leaders is a Postgraduate Diploma level programme. It builds on the learning from the Emerging Leaders course (please see details on previous page) and provides an opportunity to develop a critical awareness of the strategic leadership and its alignment with business strategy, objectives and practice. Accredited by Coventry University, this part-time course adopts interactive and innovative teaching methods aimed at challenging your assumptions about and perceptions of strategic leadership and provides opportunities to enhance  your strategic leadership skills and capabilities.
This course takes one year to complete and serves a pathway to the Master’s level top-up qualification.

Details:

  • Strategic leadership, ‘authentic leadership’ and ethical leadership: theory and practice• Role of power and politics within leadership 
  • The ’dark side’ of leadership and its consequences for business practice and workplace environment• Leadership and organizational change
  • Strategy and business planning
  • Resource management
  • Commercial competence
Learning Methods
The programme is delivered through a mix of lectures, interactive group learning activities including business simulations, online mini-lectures, and learning materials as well as coaching, action learning sets, Masterclasses and  personalised academic support.  Learning will be reinforced and consolidated using a range of interative tools and assessments. 

Who should attend?:

  • Those with significant experience of management and leadership.
  • Those who want an academic qualification in managing and leading people.
  • Those who have completed the Emerging Leaders Postgraduate Certificate or equivalent.
  • Managers from the private, public and third sector organisations.

Duration: 1 year (Part-time)

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Emerging Leaders Postgraduate Certificate

Course summary:

The Emerging Leaders is a Postgraduate Certificate level programme provides an opportunity for you to explore important aspects of operational management and leadership practice.  Accredited by Coventry University, this part-time course adopts interactive and innovative teaching methods aimed at challenging participants’ assumptions about and perceptions of leadership and provides opportunities to develop your leadership skills and capabilities.
This course takes one year to complete and serves a pathway to the Senior Leaders Postgraduate Diploma course and Master’s level top-up.

Details:

  • Leadership Styles
  • Developing Self and Teams
  • Managing high performance
  • Talent management
  • Motivation and engagement
  • Monitoring and managing performance
  • Learning styles and development strategies
  • Organisational learning
  • Enhancing Collaboration
Learning Methods
The programme is delivered through a mix of lectures, interactive group learning activities, online mini-lectures and learning materials as well as coaching, action learning sets and  personalised academic support.  Learning will be reinforced and consolidated using a range of interative tools and assessments. 

Who should attend?:

  • Those who have aspirations to take on a frontline management role.
  • Those who want an academic qualification in managing and leading people.
  • Aspiring managers from public, private and third sector organisations.

Duration: 1 year (Part-time)

  

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Master’s Qualification in Managing and Leading People

Course summary:

Managing and leading people are crucial skills for managers and are critical to professional and business success, regardless of which industry or sector you work in.  This programme is designed for those who want to fit in a Masters qualification with work.

 
This flexible programme allows you to achieve a Master’s degree in three manageable stages. The three stages are Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and Masters. Each stage is structured independently allowing you to progress to a Master’s degree at a pace that suits you.   The programme has been designed to incorporate occupational standards from the world of business so you can be such that the skills you acquire are the skills employers want. We currently provide this programme to single client organisations as well including West Midlands Police and WASPS Holdings.

Details:

  • Leadership and Management
  • Decision Making
  • Managing Projects
  • Developing Yourself and Others
  • Innovation and Change
  •  Managing Resources
  • Managing Financial Data
  • Performance Management
  • Leading and Managing Change in Organisations
  • Research skills
Learning Methods
The programme is delivered through a mix of workshop style seminars and learning activities, and online learning materials as well as personalised academic support. Part of the philosophy of the course is to work with you to help build your knowledge and confidence to enable you to fully engage with the learning and to get the best out for the programme.

Who should attend?:

  • Those who have responsibility for managing people/teams or have aspirations to lead teams.
  • Those who want an academic qualification in managing and leading people.
  • Managers/aspiring managers from public, private and third sector organisations.

Duration: 1 year (Part-time)


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Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership and Strategic Management

Course summary:

For several years, Coventry University has worked in partnership with a major company headquartered in the West Midlands to design and deliver a Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership and Strategic Management to cohorts of managers from across the organisation.The company approached Coventry University because it identified a need to identify and develop its strongest middle managers in order to produce its next generation of senior leaders. This would allow it to attract and retain future leadership talent for its UK and European businesses. The programme was designed with input from learning and development leaders within the organisation to ensure an appropriate balance of academic theories and concepts, and the practical application of these to their business.

To provide external recognition, and in response to client needs, we developed a postgraduate certificate programme, and secured accreditation from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). This meant that in addition to a Coventry University qualification, delegates also achieved a CMI Level 7 award in Leadership and Strategic Management and became members of the CMI.

Details:

Coventry University worked in partnership with the client to design a programme that consister of three modules. 
 
These cover:

  • strategic management
  • leadership
  • people management. 

Learning Methods
Each module is delivered in an intensive three-day block on the Coventry University campus. Modules have been designed with input from learning and development leaders within Sims to ensure an appropriate balance of academic theories and concepts, and the opportunity to apply these to business areas within the client organisation, as well as the roles of delegates.

Benefits:

The programme and its benefits have become deeply embedded within the client, as evidenced by the fact that three cohorts of twelve delegates each have gone through it over a period of five years. Through the programme, delegates have gained a broader understanding of the business in terms of culture and strategic priorities. In addition, intensive block delivery has allowed cohorts of future senior leaders to network and form strong working relationships with each other. 

Moreover, while completing the programme they have completed work-based projects that have delivered demonstrable benefits to the business, for example in the form of cost efficiencies. The success of the programme for individual delegates is clear through the fact that everyone who has been through it has subsequently achieved promotion.

Duration: 9 months
 
 

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Leadership Academy programme

Course summary:

Coventry University has worked with a leading financial services company to design a Leadership Academy programme. This aimed to address the need identified by the client to develop the personal and management capabilities of delegates. While we sought to give delegates  exposure to relevant academic theories of leadership and managers, the focus of delivery was extremely practical. Delegates were encouraged to use relevant theoretical ideas to reflect on their roles and development. This was facilitated through a series of activities and formative assessments.

The programme was delivered both at Coventry University and at client sites, involving staff from both. Delivered over a period of 18 months, the content of the programme was mapped to the business needs of the client. 

Details:

  • Leadership
  • team working
  • business skills
  • finance• change
  • consultancy
  • emotional intelligence
  • human resources
  • exploring
  • entering international markets
  • cyber security

Benefits:

Delegates have told us that the programme has helped them to clarify some of the challenges that they face in their roles and how these can be addressed, as well as to give them a deeper and richer understanding of the management and leadership tools that they can draw on in their roles. Several have told us that they intend to seek promotion, and completion of the programme should help them to achieve this.

Duration: 18 months

 

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Personal Finance Made Easy:

 

Designed to increase your employees’ well-being, productivity and engagement

Course summary:

The FCA’s Financial Lives report (2017) paints a stark picture of the UK’s personal financial landscape: half of the UK’s population (25 million) people are financially vulnerable, 24% of UK adults have little or no confidence in managing their money, and 46% of all UK adults report low knowledge about financial matters.

This course is designed to equip your employees with the knowledge to manage their personal finances. It covers essential aspects of personal finance, such as money management, investing wisely, preparing for a great retirement, pension basics, to Mortgage Basics and Buy-to-let Essentials.  

These workshops will empower your employees, making them feel more in control of their lives, more confident and less stressed, resulting in improved well-being, productivity and engagement. 

Details:

  • Money Management
  • Investments
  • Pensions
  • Retirement planning
  • Mortgage basics
  • Buy-to-let essentials
  • Financial planning
  • Cashflow management

Who should attend?:

  • Employees of all ages
  • Employees from SMEs, large companies and local authorities

Duration: 3 hours

 

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A Comprehensive view of Operational Risk Mangement for Banking and Financial Services

Course summary:

The course is the perfect fit for anyone needing a rapid, full, intense upgrade in best practices of operational risk management for banking institutions. New managers joining an ORM function, from the business or from other risks, incumbent managers needing to benchmark and discuss their practice will find great value in this two day generalist but still advanced course in operational risk manager. 

Taught by a highly respected expert in the field, highly sought after speaker, this training course  adopts a very pragmatic and practical view of risk management in a very interactive format.

Details:

  • Operational risk: scope and framework
  • Regulation and Governance of the Risk function
  • Risk identification
  • Risk trends: cyber security and data protection
  • Risk reporting
  • Risk appetite: definition, statement and communication
  • Designing and selecting preventive key risk indicators
  • Root cause analysis: human error and control design
  • Effective risk and control: self assessments
  • Scenario analysis and planning
  • Implementing the desired risk culture

Who should attend?:

  • New & Incumbent managers with ORM function
  • Senior managers & Directors Senior management in Banking, Insurance and Financial services

Duration: 2 days

 

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Amplify Trading City Prep Course

Course summary:

This is a unique opportunity for students to gain financial industry ‘on-the-job’ training before you graduate. Join the 2 day fully interactive programme to undertake practical simulation based experiences that puts you in the shoes of multiple different financial sector roles. The course gives you valuable, practical knowledge and experience.

Amplify Trading is a widely respected industry leader in professional education in financial markets. Amplify run part of the graduate and internship training schemes at many of the world’s biggest financial institutions, so when students apply for roles at these institutions having already obtained Amplify training this enhances their prospects of receiving job offers.

Details:

  • In depth knowledge of the current global economic environment and how this is impacting on financial markets today.
  • Understand the different asset classes and the correlations between them
  • Learn how to technically analyse financial markets, create trading strategies across assets, how to execute trades in an order-driven market and how to manage risk within volatility.
  • Learn first-hand how live fundamental news flow triggers asset price volatility
  • Applied portfolio management, geographic and asset allocation
  • The difference between the ‘buy-side’ and the ‘sell-side’ of the industry
  • Understand through simulation how the trading floor at an investment bank operates to facilitate buy-side client trades, make markets, generate commission and manage/hedge risk.

Who should attend?:

  • Those who wish to work in investment banking or financial roles
  • Those who wish to work as traders
  • Appropriate for anyone interested in a career within the financial sector

Duration: 2 days

 

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Financial Services, Regulation and Ethics

Course summary:

This course prepares you to pass a professional qualification offered by the Chartered Institute of Insurance (CII). This qualification, known as R01, is essential for those who wish to work in financial services.

The objective of this course is to develop knowledge and understanding of the financial services industry. You will learn a wide range of topics, including an overview of financial products, the nature of financial regulation, different types of legislation, advising skills and ethical and professional standards. Those who pass this professional qualification may be able to offer advice under supervision while they work towards the Diploma in Financial Planning..

Details:

  • Overview of financial services industry
  • Nature of financial regulation
  • Financial products
  • Financial institutions
  • Role and responsibilities of UK financial regulators (FCA and PRA)
  • Advising skills
  • Ethical and professional standards
  • The regulatory advice framework

Who should attend?:

  • Those who wish to understand financial services and products for personal use
  • Those who wish to work in financial services

Duration: 3 days 
  

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For further information contact Director of Executive Education, Stephen Peak, on 024 7688 7688 

or email: stephen.peak@coventry.ac.uk


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