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Smart and Inclusive Leadership at the University of Derby

Free for eligible SMEs

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event Wednesday 08th December | 9.30am
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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?

The cohorts are split into two units: Developing Your Inner Leader and Leading Through Challenge and Change. Units will take place over two days from 9.30am until 4pm. 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, 1 November – limited availability Monday, 15 November – limited availability
Tuesday, 2 November – limited availability Tuesday, 16 November – limited availability
Wednesday, 3 November Wednesday, 17 November

Leadership through challenge and change

Day 1 Day 2
Monday 27 September Monday 11 October
Tuesday 28 September – limited availability Tuesday 12 October – limited availability
Wednesday 29 September Wednesday 13 October
Monday 22 November – limited availability Monday 6 December – limited availability
Tuesday 23 November Tuesday 7 December
Wednesday 24 November – limited availability Wednesday 8 December – limited availability



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