This Level 9 Certificate in Leadership and Management is specifically designed for senior managers and leaders who want to develop themselves as leaders and managers, who recognise they have to satisfy various stakeholders and also want to invest in their own personal brand. They may manage day to day operations and activities, and in doing so seek to make best use of their resources, understand the need to innovate and have a constant awareness of the need to optimise performance. They may also have to present arguments for change, construct business cases, lead change implementation and evaluate the impact of that change.
The course is assessed through assignments and a research-based project. This project may be on a variety of across a range of strategic areas.
By choosing to study this course with CMIT, Students have 24×7 access to CMIT eLearning for the duration of the course. This includes a comprehensive Course Manual, Interactive Forums (with other learners), Online Library, Videos, Quizzes and personalised Tutor Support. The course documentation for this course is detailed and easy to read. You will also be able to upload assessments online and receive online feedback. You can use the eLearning system from any computer that has internet access.
Who should complete this course? (Entry requirments available on CMIT website)
This course is aimed at existing senior managers or those new to senior management who wish to develop their Leadership capability and effectiveness. This programme will require the Learner to present a case for change/improvement in their organisation based on a comprehensive enquiry based research programme. This programme is not aimed at being a substitute for a primary qualification in a specific field of study, it is aimed at those wishing to gain an accredited professional higher level qualification to underpin their practical management and leadership capabilities.
Topics covered in this Course
Unit 1: Managing and Leadership
Management v. Leadership
Power Based Theories
Handy’s Best Fit approach
Adair’s Action Centred Leadership
Overview of Competencies
Management Development Options
Skills Audit and Development Plan
Unit 2: Enquiry Based Research Project
The Purpose of EBR
Alternatives to EBR
Assessing your Decision Making Preference Profile
Generating Ideas for your Research Topic
Defining the Research Problem
Defining Research Objectives
Challenges and Barriers
Analysing Quantitative Research
Analysing Qualitative Research
Critical Evaluation of Research sources
Developing Conclusions and Recommendations
Devising Action Plans
Stakeholder Impact Analysis
Communicating your Report and Recommendations
Learners are required to complete written assignments and undertake an enquiry based Research project in their work environment. This will require learners to formulate a problem statement, design and conduct in-depth research, interpret and analyse the findings of their research, devise and develop conclusions and recommendations and communicate their findings and proposed recommendations to various stakeholders of the organisation.
Following successful completion you will receive an ILM Certificate in Leadership and Management from the Institute of Leadership and Management at Level 7 on the UK Qualifications and Credit Framework.
The certificate is comparable to a Level 9 award on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications.