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CMI Level 7 Certificate in Leadership Coaching and Mentoring (QCF) – 6 days 

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Dr John Collins
John is a highly experienced professional business coach, consultant and trainer who specialises in working with leaders and teams to enable them to embrace significant growth and change. He has held senior positions in blue chip organisations in the UK and has extensive international experience across South East Asia, USA and Europe. This encompassed R & D, Operations and commercial management.

Some 5 years spent leading and implementing major corporate change programmes in the UK, developed a real passion for developing and coaching people and teams to enable them to generate innovative and sustainable solutions to the problems high growth generates. He drives successful change with a pragmatic approach that works from boardroom to shop floor.

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The CMBD Level 7 programme of Leadership Coaching and Mentoring is designed for managers and leaders who have the authority and responsibility for developing and implementing a coaching and mentoring strategy across the organisation. As participants are likely to be in senior positions, attendance on the programme requires delegates to be operating at an appropriate level in their organisations and to have the experience and prior knowledge required to get the best out of the course and the interaction that they will experience with the peer group.

The programme is delivered over 6 days (usually 2 to 3 weeks apart) and is delivered by tutors who are specialists in their disciplines as well as being commercially experienced. Tutors on this course include Brent Warren, Dr John Collins and Carroll Macey. Their biographies can be found on the ‘People’ page of the CMBD website at: http://www.cmbd.org.uk/tutors.html

As with all CMBD programmes, the course gives the delegates the option of completing a CMI (Chartered Management Institute) Level 7 Certificate qualification if they require. This involves the completion of two or three assignments (13 credit points required) and 45 to 50 guided learning hours. As 36 of these hours are attained by attending the course, this means a commitment from candidates wishing to complete the qualification of between 11 and 16 hours of their own personal time. For more information on what is involved with qualifications, please feel free to contact us for a more in-depth chat.

Designed for:

The programme is designed for leaders and managers who have the authority and personal inspiration to translate a strategic coaching and mentoring strategy into effective operational performance. The programme requires delegates to build on their strategic management and leadership skills and to focus on the requirements of implementing the coaching and mentoring strategy. The programme is suitable for delegates from the private, public and third sectors who have sufficient knowledge and experience of leadership and management at a strategic level.

One of the features of a CMBD Ltd Level 7 programme is meeting, working with and discussing strategic level issues with like-minded people at a senior level. The course brings together a diverse range of people from differing sectors and creates the opportunity for knowledge transfer to take place between the delegates, creating peer groups that can thrive and grow well after the finish of the formal programme.

The Programme content:

The 6 workshop days are supported by our on-line resource centre for those delegates completing the qualification. This is provided in conjunction with the CMI’s Management Direct facility and is accessed with a user name and login details provided. Management Direct contains one of the largest libraries of management material available in the UK. These include executive briefing documents, access to the majority of management journals available in the UK, videos from leaders in industry and commerce and a library of thousands of e-books.

Delegates are also supplied with an appropriate text book for the duration of their course (Organisational Behaviour Huczynski & Buchanan), along with the CMI ‘Pathway’ guides for the topics covered on the course and can keep these for their own use after the programme has finished.

The six topics covered during the course of the programme are;

·         Strategic leadership practice
·         The Strategic impact of coaching and mentoring
·         Leadership coaching and mentoring skills – Part 1
·         Leadership coaching and mentoring skills – Part 2
·         Organisational Change
·         Strategic performance management

The programme provides the underpinning knowledge and resources to give the delegates a comprehensive understanding of the CMI Level 7 assignment assessment criteria required. To complete the Level 7 Certificate Leadership Coaching and Mentoring requires delegates to complete two or three (depending on which are chosen) assignments. We recommend the completion of two units, 7018V1 and 7020V1 as these provide the credit points required and are covered in depth on the course. Those delegates completing the optional qualification will also receive tutorial one-on-one support during and after the programme to assist them in producing their written assignments.

Delegates deciding not to complete the optional qualification will find the topics covered in each session to be thought-provoking, challenging and of direct relevance the day to day issues and challenges of being a leader and a manager at a senior and strategic level in their organisation. Inter-action with the peer group is also a valuable part of the learning journey.

Whether delegates are completing the qualification or not, the programme is a unique opportunity to increase skill levels, knowledge, understanding and confidence in a wide range of high level topics that are relevant to strategic leadership and management in the 21st Century.
Topic One – Strategic Leadership Practice – Day 1

This topic is about the links between strategic management and leadership, key leadership principles, theory and organisational strategy. Delegates will be able to:

·         Analyse the concept of managers as leaders
·         Analyse the concept of leaders as managers
·         Analyse the balance needed between the demands of strategic leadership and management
·         Evaluate the role of the leader in the creation of the organisation’s vision, mission and values
·         Analyse how personal energy, self-belief and commitment impact leadership styles
·         Discuss how ethical leadership engenders empowerment and trust, and identify its impact
·         Evaluate transformational leadership and identify its impact on organisational strategy
·         Evaluate transactional leadership and identify its impact on organisational strategy
·         Evaluate situational leadership and identify its impact on organisational strategy
Topic Two – The Strategic Impact of Coaching and Mentoring – Day 2 (7018V1)

This topic is about evaluating individual, team and departmental development form caching and mentoring, and its impact on strategic performance objectives. Delegates will be able to:

·         Analyse changes to culture within the organisation
·         Determine how coaching and mentoring is used to manage individuals, teams and departments
·         Evaluate how coaching can share knowledge between individuals, teams and departments
·         Discuss measures to identify the impact of coaching and mentoring on strategic objectives
·         Evaluate the costs of the coaching and mentoring programme against the benefits obtained
·         Devise a method to share the evaluation of the coaching and mentoring across the organisation
Topic Three – Leadership Coaching and mentoring Skills – Day 2 (7020V1 Tasks 1 and 2)

This topic is about understanding how coaching and mentoring supports business objectives and how to plan a programme. Delegates will be able to:

·         Evaluate the benefits of a coaching and mentoring programme to an organisation
·         Assess how a coaching and mentoring programme supports business objectives
·         Develop guidelines and protocols for programmes based on accepted theory and practice
·         Develop a coherent, congruent statement of ethics for coaching and mentoring programmes
·         Discuss the organisational and resource implications of coaching and mentoring
·         Explain how to overcome organisational and individual resistance to coaching and mentoring
Topic Four – Leadership Coaching and Mentoring Skills – Day 3 (7020V1 Tasks 3 and 4)

This topic is about implementing a coaching and mentoring programme and the subsequent evaluation of the programme. Delegates will be able to:

·         Devise an implementation plan to install coaching and mentoring programmes within an organisation
·         Identify a sponsor for the project
·         Set objectives
·         Agree resource requirements, business planning as needed
·         Create policies and procedures/framework, including ‘job’ descriptions for coaches and mentors,               communication plans, launching the initiative, scheduling activity, milestones and reviews and                   evaluation of impact on business objectives
·         Evaluate the impact on organisational culture of an established coaching and mentoring initiative
Topic Four – Organisational Change – Day 4

This topic is about identifying and developing change strategies to meet organisational objectives. Delegates will be able to:

·         Identify a range of organisational change, models or frameworks
·         Apply a range of creative problem solving techniques to address change challenges
·         Identify and justify change solutions that link to organisational strategic plans
·         Evaluate a range of change implementation models
·         Identify the criteria to select a change implementation model that supports organisational change
·         Demonstrate the use of analytical tools to monitor the progress and the effect of change
·         Assess monitoring and measurement techniques to change within an organisation
·         Analyse strategies to minimise adverse effects of change
·         Identify the processes to review the impact of the change and to analyse these
·         Present the findings of the change analysis
Topic Six – Strategic Performance Management – Day 6

This topic is about ensuring that the performance of the team contributes to meeting strategic objectives. Delegates will be able to:
·         Assess the links between team performance and strategic objectives
·         Evaluate tools and techniques available to set team performance targets
·         Assess the value of team performance tools to measure future team performance
·         Analyse how to determine required performance targets within teams against current performance
·         Discuss the need to encourage individual commitment to team performance
·         Relate the application of delegation, mentoring and coaching to the achievement of objectives
·         Evaluate a team performance plan to meet organisational objectives
·         Assess the process for monitoring team performance and initiate changes where necessary
·         Evaluate team performance against the agreed objectives of the plan
·         Evaluate the impact of team performance in contributing to meeting strategic objectives

For more information, please see the www.cmbd.org.uk website or contact Brent Warren on 07850 410033 or email to brent@cmbd.org.uk