Programme overview

Today´s manager - tomorrow´s leader

Many talented managers 'derail' when making the transition into general management. Specialist knowledge, technical skills and high levels of
motivation have made them successful to date, but new capabilities are now required to be effective at the next level. Taking on a broader, more strategic role requires an ability to work with multiple realities that arise out of cross-functional tensions and conflicts. Building trusting relationships, developing broader networks and influencing through more levels in the organisation means managing through a different kind of conversation.

The Accelerated Development Programme (ADP) recognises your needs at this key stage in your development and offers you the unique opportunity to test your range of abilities to think, feel, behave and speak like a general manager.

The Accelerated Development Programme's process and content structure you will strengthen your personal, interpersonal, organisational and strategic knowledge skills.

As an experienced functional or specialist manager a typical Accelerated Development Programme participant has already gained 10 to 15 years' relevant management experience.


The Accelerated Development Programme prepares today's managers to become tomorrow's leaders by supporting them through the transition into general management. This general management programme accelerates and smoothes this transition by strengthening interpersonal and strategic skills whilst broadening organisational and functional knowledge.

You'll have the opportunity to gain a broader understanding of how different approaches achieve results, discuss your ideas and find new ways forward from people facing the same issues as you. We harness the learning by grouping you in a variety of cross-cultural teams, encouraging you to share experiences throughout the programme.

You will fulfil your potential by developing the five key capabilities needed to become a highly effective general manager and an inspiring business leader.

1. Leading people

2. Managing strategy and change

3. Evaluating and managing organisation performance

4. Creating and delivering customer value

5. Strategic decision making

Target audience

As an Accelerated Development Programme participant you will be highly motivated, keen to learn and develop new skills. As an experienced functional or specialist manager, you will typically already have gained 10 to 15 years' relevant management experience. Crucially, you are just about to make, or have recently made, the transition into general management.

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This course is Campus based
Start Date
Aug 2019
4 weeks
18,000 GBP
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