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  • The Open University Business School

Management and Leadership: Leading a Team

Develop a business plan and build a team with this online course from The Open University and CMI.

141,964 enrolled on this course

Management and Leadership: Leading a Team
  • Duration

    4 weeks
  • Weekly study

    3 hours

Develop a business plan and build an effective team

Developing plans – and building, supporting, growing and improving teams to deliver them – is a key part of management and leadership. This online course will show you how.

It has been developed by The Open University Business School – a pioneering institution that is triple accredited by AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB – and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) – the leading authority on management and leadership in the UK.

As such, it will give you the opportunity to learn from both academic experts and experienced practitioners, who have achieved the CMI’s prestigious Chartered Manager status.

What topics will you cover?

Week 1 - It’s all about your stakeholders

  • Review of stakeholders’ needs
  • Stakeholders and change
  • Influencing and communicating

Week 2 - Planning your business case for change

  • What makes an effective business plan?
  • Making your case for change
  • Getting support for your change

Week 3 - Building your team

  • Preparing for recruitment
  • The process of selection
  • Shortlisting and interviewing

Week 4 - Managing your team

  • Induction and socialisation
  • Managing individual performance and team welfare
  • Engaging and motivating your team

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Develop a business plan which meets stakeholder needs, including resources required
  • Explain what is essential in producing a good business plan
  • Identify what is involved in recruiting and building an effective team including team welfare
  • Discuss approaches to managing poor performance and supporting performance improvement
  • Develop and draw up an action plan to support their own personal development

Who is the course for?

The course is designed for new or aspiring managers, or experienced managers with few or no formal qualifications. It will enable you to demonstrate your continuous professional development and go on to achieve a CMI Level 5 Award as part of the Management and Leadership, Essentials program. If you also complete and pass the Management and Leadership, Personal Development program, you’ll earn another CMI Level 5 Award. Together, these two awards will give you a CMI Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership – the next step to Chartered Manager status.

We’ve extended the final assessment date

Due to demand we have extended the final assessment registration date until 28th February 2021. We’re working to extend this further and will update this page as soon as this is confirmed.

What do people say about this course?

"This course helped me to find tools to measure different areas of my organisation, to know how to interact with colleagues and new people I will work with, set priorities and take care of the welfare of my organisation and my co-workers."

"A great welcome to the world of management, a very enjoyable course and a great first step into lifelong learning. A very big thank you to the educators and all the contribution in the discussion, there is always something new to learn. "

Who will you learn with?

I work for the OU Business School as Open Media Fellow. I am carrying out Doctoral research in Business Skills online. I am also an Associate Lecturer and I have an MBA and Masters in Online Learning.

Who developed the course?

The Open University

The Open University (OU) is the largest academic institution in the UK and a world leader in flexible distance learning, with a mission to be open to people, places, methods and ideas.

  • Established

    1969
  • Location

    Milton Keynes, UK
  • World ranking

    Top 510Source: Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020

The Open University Business School

A pioneer in flexible learning for over 30 years, The Open University Business School delivers transformational, high quality business and management education which is quality assured.

Endorsed by

endorsed by

Chartered Management Institute

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