Influential Leadership Programme

Purpose of the programme

This programme will help existing managers to develop their leadership skills.  It also provides a stepping stone to further personal and career development.

What’s involved in the programme?

The programme begins with an induction and is then split into six main modules.  The duration is 12 days over a 6-month period and includes a mixture of:
  • development days (tutor led)
  • e-learning
  • videos
  • written work
  • group work
  • presentations
  • reflective practice
Module 1 – Leadership & Management
  • Leadership and management theories and their application to the workplace
  • Leadership skills, knowledge and behaviours
  • Transformational leadership
  • Situational leadership
  • Authentic leadership
  • The impact of organisational factors on leadership
  • Creating and presenting a leadership vision
Module 2 – Effective Decisions & Influence
  • Evaluating data sources
  • Decision making models
  • The impact of organisational values on decision making
  • Communicating decisions
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Networking, power and negotiation
Module 3 – Change Management
  • Factors that drive change
  • Managing risks and overcoming barriers to change
  • Change management models
  • Influencing, supporting and embedding change
Module 4 – Project Management
  • Preparing a business case
  • Project scope, objectives and stakeholders
  • Project management models
  • Identifying and controlling risks and issues
  • Monitoring progress through to completion
Module 5 – Teams & Communication
  • Models for leading teams and their application in the workplace
  • Understanding motivation
  • Managing multiple and remote teams
  • Managing team leaders and managers
  • Difficult conversations
  • Identifying talent
  • Developing your team
Module 6 – Developing as a Leader
  • Action learning sets for ongoing peer support
  • Reflective practice
  • Personal development planning

Will I achieve a qualification?

Influential Leadership has three optional associated qualifications:
CMI Level 5 Certificate in Management & Leadership (SCQF Level 8) SVQ Level 3 in Management (SCQF Level 7) SVQ Level 4 in Management (SCQF Level 9)

Cost of Qualifications

£230 £600 £750
100% funded by TOD 50% funded by TOD 50% funded by TOD
The expected duration of the qualification is 6 months for the CMI Certificate and 12 months for the SVQ options. If you decide to undertake a qualifcation, a cost code for your department will need to be supplied.

When is the programme running?

The dates for the next cohort are to be confirmed.

How do I request a place?

You can request a place on this course using mySelf.  Click on Career & Development then Search Courses to browse for Influential Leadership. For more information on this programme, please contact