Smart and Inclusive Leadership at the University of Derby

Free for eligible SMEs

supervisor_account Leadership skills
place Online
event Tuesday 22nd March | 9.30am
local_activity General Admission
local_offer Free for eligible SMEs

Event Overview

If you work for a small-to-medium-sized enterprise (SME) based in Derbyshire or Nottinghamshire, you could benefit from this brand-new, fully funded leadership and management programme.

The programme has been designed in conjunction with local businesses, to provide a course that will help develop the contemporary leadership and management skills that will drive productivity and growth within your organisation.

The online programme will enable your staff to update their knowledge in an easily accessible and convenient way, even when working from home. Furloughed staff can also undertake training.

Free for eligible SMEs

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Brought to you by the University of Derby

This Smart and Inclusive Leadership programme (SAIL) is fully funded, meaning it is offered without any cost to your organisation. This is possible thanks to funding from the European Social Fund and the delivery partners, which include University of Derby, Nottingham Trent University, Derby College, Nottingham College, East Midlands Chamber, Enable, and the Workers’ Educational Association.

SAIL is for employees in supervisory and management positions as well as recent graduates and aspiring future leaders. It doesn’t matter if you are new to management or an experienced manager looking to update your skillset. The programme can also be an excellent gateway to formal qualifications.

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What will it cover?

The programme will help you identify and develop your own leadership style, building on your existing skills and strengths. You will cover a range of different approaches including:

  • Leadership and culture.
  • Managing in difficult circumstances.
  • Building key relationships (internal and external).
  • Staff engagement and developing high performing teams.
  • Effective communication skills and creative problem solving during difficult times.

Consideration will also be given to the environmental and social changes taking place in the UK

When does it start?

Units will take place over two days from 9.30am until 4pm. The exception to this the ‘leader as coach and mentor’ unit which is three sessions, each two hours duration. All sessions are delivered online and you will be asked to choose from the following dates:

Developing your inner leader

 Day 1  Day 2
 Monday 24 January  Monday 7 January
 Wednesday 26 January  Wednesday 9 February
 Thursday 27 January  Thursday 10 February

Leadership through challenge and change

 Day 1  Day 2
 Monday 28 February  Monday 14 March
 Wednesday 2 March  Wednesday 16 March
 Thursday 3 March  Thursday 17 March

Inclusive leadership

 Day 1  Day 2
 Tuesday 18 January  Tuesday 25 January
 Tuesday 8 February  Thursday 15 February
 Tuesday 22 March  Tuesday 29 March

Leader as coach and mentor

 3 days  Duration
 Tuesday 11, 18, 25 January  2 hour per session
 Tuesday 8, 15, 22 February  2 hour per session
 Tuesday 8, 15, 22 March  2 hour per session

To book your place on a cohort, please click the link above.