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The 'Unlocking Growth Potential' Programme

An overview of both 'The Leadership & Management' and 'The Strategic Leadership & Management' programmes can be found below. The programme is fully funded to participating companies. For an application form and specific programme content, please use the download links below:

Application formL & M ProgrammeStrategic Programme

For further information please contact Mike Epton on mike@cmbd.org.uk or ring him on 07733 107238


1. The Leadership & Management Programme

Induction 1/2 dayDay 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5Day 6Close 1/2 day
12/09/1720/09/1711/10/1718/10/1708/11/1722/11/1706/12/1713/12/17

About the programme:

The University of Nottingham is an institution built on a significant heritage of excellence in research and teaching, with values that embrace ambition, engagement, partnership, civic responsibility and longevity. Over the past few years, the University has developed programmes aimed at enhancing the leadership capabilities, knowledge and confidence of business owners/entrepreneurs within the local region.

Unlocking Growth Potential is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020 and is part of the Enabling Innovation Programme. This programme is classed as State Aid to participating businesses, the value of which is £3,875, but is delivered completely free of charge to participants. For more information about the programme, please visit www.enablinginnovation.org.uk.

The Unlocking Growth Potential programme provides experienced CMBD executive coaches and trainers who will work with, train and coach eligible business owners/managers to support their professional and personal development. As part of the programme, the six-day, leadership and management training and development programme will support and develop the skills required to unlock the growth potential in your business and be supported by coaching to develop and implement your growth plans. The programme also includes half-day induction and close sessions and will be hosted at the University of Nottingham. 

Designed for:

The Management and Leadership programme offers a journey of exploration into leadership practice, direction, financial management and performance management. As delegates are likely to be owner mangers or members of the senior management team, attendance on the programme requires delegates to have the experience and prior knowledge required to get the best out of the programme and the interaction that they will experience with the peer group.

The University has worked with The Centre for Management Development Ltd (CMBD) to develop and deliver the programme content. CMBD are a full Chartered Management Institute (CMI) centre and have a wealth of experience in coaching and high-level leadership and management training.
The programme brings together a diverse range of people from differing sectors and creates the opportunity for knowledge transfer to take place among the delegates, creating peer groups that can thrive and grow well after the finish of the formal programme.

The Programme content:

The programme consists of a half-day induction followed by 6 days of workshop training and concludes with a half-day presentation of growth plans and actions to be taken as a result of attending the programme. The programme combines training and coaching to help delegates to achieve their growth plans and aspirations and is supported by a substantial on-line learning resource.

2. The Strategic Leadership & Management Programme 

Induction 1/2 dayDay 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5Day 6Close 1/2 day
18/01/1801/02/1815/02/1808/03/1822/03/1819/04/1803/05/1817/05/18

About the programme:

The University of Nottingham is an institution built on a significant heritage of excellence in research and teaching, with values that embrace ambition, engagement, partnership, civic responsibility and longevity. Over the past few years, the University has developed programmes aimed at enhancing the leadership capabilities, knowledge and confidence of business owners/entrepreneurs within the local region.

Unlocking Growth Potential is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020 and is part of the Enabling Innovation Programme. This programme is classed as State Aid to participating businesses, the value of which is £3,875, but is delivered completely free of charge to participants. For more information about the programme, please visit www.enablinginnovation.org.uk.

The Unlocking Growth Potential programme provides experienced CMBD executive coaches and trainers who will work with, train and coach eligible business owners/managers to support their professional and personal development. As part of the programme, this six-day, strategic leadership and management training and development programme will support and develop the skills required to unlock the growth potential in your business and be supported by coaching to develop and implement your growth plans. The programme also includes half-day induction and close sessions and will be hosted at the University of Nottingham.

Designed for:

The Strategic Management and Leadership programme offers a high-level journey of exploration into strategic leadership practice, organisational direction, financial management and strategic performance management. As delegates are likely to be CEO’s, Managing Directors and Senior Executives, attendance on the programme requires delegates to be operating at the most senior level in their organisations and to have the experience and prior knowledge required to get the best out of the programme and the interaction that they will experience with the peer group.

The University has worked with The Centre for Management Development Ltd (CMBD) to develop and deliver the programme content. CMBD are a full Chartered Management Institute (CMI) centre and have a wealth of experience in coaching and high-level leadership and management training.

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

The Programme content:

The programme consists of a half-day induction followed by 6 days of workshop training and concludes with a half-day presentation of growth plans and actions to be taken as a result of attending the programme. The programme combines training and coaching to help delegates to achieve their growth plans and aspirations and is supported by a substantial on-line learning resource.

Centre for Management and Business Development – cmbd.org.uk