Leadership and Management

Delivering improved quality with fewer resources, surrounded by change and restructuring requires skilful, innovative and adaptive management.  Our provision is designed to enable managers and leaders at all levels to meet and overcome these challenges.

ACER offers bespoke multi-day programmes tailored to specific organisation’s needs as well as individual workshops focusing on key themes e.g. improving teaching and learning through rigorous performance management, evaluating the quality of your provision through robust self-assessment and curriculum planning and management to meet stakeholders’ needs.

Our bespoke leadership and management training programmes are structured to build on prior learning and experience.  Each programme is planned, reviewed and rigorously evaluated through input from managers, participants and facilitators to foster continuous improvement.  They reflect well researched and tested leadership styles/practices with a focus on ‘how to’ skills for all levels of managers.  ACER prides itself on providing excellent administration and programme management to support these.

We recommend an integrated programme for curriculum and business support managers as we believe there are real benefits to this approach. Dates and timings are negotiated with you to best meet the needs of participants and programmes can be integrated into your existing staff development calendars.  Our programmes are usually delivered on your premises, minimising disruption, travel and room hire expenses.

The outcomes will be linked to your business strategy and tie in to your operational needs as well as your succession planning and talent management agendas.

The programmes build on developing a coaching culture for managers at all levels.  These sessions will be valuable for staff in new and established roles. Each level of the programme includes self-study and project work as an integrated part of the modules to develop team working for managers, as well as providing consultancy on aspects of your strategy.

We recognise the importance of budget management and therefore offer a model where all travel and expenses costs can be included in the quotations.

Our Leadership and Management programmes include:

  • Aspiring managers
  • First-time managers
  • Managers who manage
  • Middle managers
  • Senior leaders
  • Myers-Briggs Personality Profiles

A range of specialist training and short courses focus on practical people management including:

  • Appraisal training
  • Conflict resolution
  • Influencing skills
  • Maximising motivation and engagement
  • Project management
  • Team performance
  • Performance management
  • Mentoring/coaching

For further information please contact christine.stewart@acer.ac.uk or call 01480 409300