One of the most demanding aspects of running a company or organisation is that it creates unexpected challenges, which is why you should prepare as much as possible with online training. Online business management courses can provide you with essential skills and knowledge and put you on the path to running a truly successful outfit, even when unforeseen circumstances try to derail progress.
In this post, we look at five key benefits you can enjoy by enrolling on our Advanced Management and Leadership Programme and how this course can help you. We’ll also suggest further courses to consider taking after this one.
Our Advanced Management and Leadership Programme is broad, insightful, and designed to help you progress from middle management to C-level. Below are five ways the course will benefit you.
You’ll learn to understand and improve your own management identity and style
Some styles of management are better than others, and understanding your style is important because it serves as a starting point for working on your weaknesses and becoming more effective. Then you can help others.
Your management style will also influence how you approach problems and how you operate in certain environments. Some environments lend themselves better to certain styles than others.
You’ll learn to improve self-awareness and the ability to self-manage
Self-awareness is one of the most valuable qualities you could ever have as a leader.
Improving your self-awareness can enhance your emotional intelligence, listening skills, and general communication skills; improve your critical thinking and decision-making; strengthen relationships and improve communication.
By being self-aware, you can create an environment in which people feel comfortable acknowledging their flaws and will ask for help. Building self-awareness builds trust and credibility, and if you build your awareness of your strengths, weaknesses, and hidden biases, you can manage yourself more effectively.
You’ll learn to develop strategies and visions to achieve your organisation’s goals
A vision should be clear, concise, and look to the future. It should set out where you want your organisation to be in terms of creating and offering a valuable service or product. It’s about how others will respond or change when they encounter your product or service. Our Advanced Management and Leadership Programme can help you to form your vision.
Your goals are your business objectives, are what you’d like to achieve, and your strategy is the roadmap to help you accomplish these goals. A strategy should be robust but also flexible. An Advanced Management and Leadership Programme and other online business management courses can teach you how to devise a strategy that aligns with your goals and puts you on your way to achieving them and working towards your business vision.
You’ll learn to make informed strategic decisions
Strategic decision-making is about considering the bigger picture, the long term, and aligning your company’s short- and long-term goals with them to move towards that vision. Your company’s vision and mission will set you up for making strategic decisions that accomplish goals and help you move forward.
Resources aren’t infinite, and you can look at how close you are to achieving your short- and long-term goals to make your decisions. Strategic decision-making involves looking at the data around your quantifiable goals and making decisions that will carry your company closer to meeting its long-term objectives. You can dive deeper into strategic decision-making on our Strategic Decision-Making and Problem Solving course.
You’ll learn ways to manage change with minimum effect on motivation
Employees will struggle with change. They may have a variety of reasons not to embrace it: self-interest, lack of trust, misunderstanding, low tolerance, or different evaluations. Change is disruptive, creates stress, and can damage morale, especially if employees doubt their leaders or don’t believe in their reasons for the change, or if the changes will upset their work-life balance.
As a leader striving towards a vision, you’ve got to counter resistance to change. This means devising strategies that keep morale and motivation up through what, ultimately, is a difficult period for the organisation. Combatting resistance to change will bring you closer to realising the organisation’s objectives.
Studying with In Professional Development
Our online business management courses offer a range of qualifications, such as postgraduate certificates (PGCerts), Chartered Management Institute (CMI) level 5 and 7 certificates, and continuous professional development (CPD) points and accreditations. You can complete your course or programme with the recognised acknowledgement that you’ve undergone professional training with us.
We’ve partnered with like-minded institutions to help us deliver the excellence we seek in everything we do. They seek the same, and when you train with us, you’ll receive high-quality training from experts.
You can also achieve the benefits by enrolling on courses such as our CMI Level 7 Leading Through Change Programme, our Senior Education Leadership Programme, our CMI Level 5 Leadership and Management Programme, and our CMI Level 7 Leadership and Management Programme.
Book your course with us
Find out more about the Advanced Management and Leadership Programme and our other courses on our Courses Page and book directly by clicking on the ‘Book your place’ button.
If you’d like to discuss your requirements before booking, click on the ‘Request a callback’ link for someone to contact you, or you can email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, message us using our Contact Form or call us 0161 826 3139.
We’re here to guide you as you set out on your professional development journey. We’ll be happy to advise you on the right course for you.