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FutureLearn Management and Leadership: Leading a Team

The Open University via FutureLearn

  • Overview
  1. FutureLearn
    The Open University
    3 hours/week
    4 weeks
    Paid Certificate Available
    Part of:
    Management and Leadership Program - FutureLearn
    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.

    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.

    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

    Taught by
    Angela Lilley

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