Online course

Management and Leadership: Planning Your Personal Development

Focus on and plan your personal development as a manager with this online course from The Open University and CMI.

Management and Leadership: Planning Your Personal Development

This course is part of the Management and Leadership, Personal Development program, which will enable you to earn a CMI Level 5 Award – the next step to Chartered Manager status .

Understand the importance of personal development as a manager

Personal development is an essential management skill. This online course will help you define your development needs and recognise opportunities for development.

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.

What topics will you cover?

  • Assess and plan for personal professional development

  • Produce and plan the resources required for personal professional development

  • Identify, implement and evaluate a personal development plan

When would you like to start?

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  • Available now
    This course started 18 February 2019

What will you achieve?

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

  • Assess and plan for personal professional development
  • Produce and plan the resources required for personal professional development
  • Identify, implement and evaluate a personal development plan

Who is the course for?

The course is for managers interested in self development, whether 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, Personal Development program. If you also complete and pass the Management and Leadership, Essentials 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.

Who will you learn with?

Charles Barthold

Charles is a Lecturer in Management (Open University). He has extensive experience in teaching on topics related to Organisation Studies. He completed his PHD at the University of Leicester.

Who developed the course?

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.

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