- The Open University
- 4 weeks
- 3 hours/week
- Paid Certificate Available
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
Week 2 - Planning your business case for change
- Review of stakeholders’ needs
- Stakeholders and change
- Influencing and communicating
Week 3 - Building your team
- What makes an effective business plan?
- Making your case for change
- Getting support for your change
Week 4 - Managing your team
- Preparing for recruitment
- The process of selection
- Shortlisting and interviewing
- Induction and socialisation
- Managing individual performance and team welfare
- Engaging and motivating your team