The Government has recognised that COVID-19 has pushed business leaders’ resilience, having to quickly develop new business strategies, adopt new technologies and innovate on the fly. As a result the Government has recently launched registrations for a 12 week ‘Help to Grow: Management’ programme, which aims to provide business leaders with the skills to develop their reach into growth markets, improve employee engagement and build resilience for future shocks.
The programme is open to senior decision makers of businesses that employ 5-249 people, and have operated for more than one year. The Government will pay 90% of the costs of the course, with the business paying £750.
It offers participants practical management training through online sessions and face-to-face training. The training will be delivered by participating business schools, and will provide 50 hours of tuition with one to one support from a business mentor.
The nine key areas covered in the 12 week programme include: strategy and innovation, building vision and brand, adopting digital technology, engaging and inspiring teams, growing national and international markets, financial management and leading for high performance.
The course comprises eight facilitated online 2-hour sessions, four practical, face-to-face case study workshops and one-to-one support from a mentor. Beyond the curriculum, the programme also includes peer networking opportunities and access to an alumni programme which includes inspirational speakers and business clinics.
Registrations are open until the end of October. Click here for further details and to apply.