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CMI Level 7 – Senior Leadership Programme

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CMI Level 7 – Senior Leadership Programme

This Level 7 accredited Senior Leadership Programme presents professionals with the opportunity to dedicate themselves to their continued professional development; providing a platform to learn, reflect and grow.  

The programme has been designed to help leaders gain a better understanding of the corporate dynamics within their senior management teams and enable them to evaluate and improve their personal approach to leadership. In exploring a range of different leadership styles, participants will have the opportunity to reflect on and analyse their own approach. This engaging programme will allow learners to develop a sound understanding of effective leadership models and their practical application through real-world examples, case studies, activities and discussion.  

Extending beyond the individual, the programme also explores the importance of culture, collaboration and high-performing teams. Collectively, this will provide the foundation for strategic thinking and planning, enabling participants to apply their learning to their own role and the broader organisation.  

Course Summary


CMI Level 7 – Senior Leadership Programme awards the Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership


4 Day


Virtual Central Manchester Central London

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About the Programme

This programme has been designed for managers, directors and senior stakeholders with a minimum of three years of senior management experience. 

This course is for you if you want to: 

  • Understand the leader’s role in the effective management of an organisation 
  • Inspire, influence and build high-performing teams 
  • Build on your strategic leadership and management skills 
  • Learn effective management techniques and tools

On completion of this programme, delegates will:

  • Have a clear understanding of the senior leaders’ role in overall leadership and effective management of the organisation
  • Understand how to inspire, influence and build high performing and effective teams
  • Be equipped with strategic leadership and management skills to enhance team performance
  • Confidently be able to deploy a range of effective management techniques and tools

Session 1

Self as Leader

Key themes include:

  • Management expectations in the strategic environment 
  • Personality  
  • Self-awareness, authenticity and emotional intelligence 

Session 2

Working in the Strategic Environment

Key themes include:

  • Organisational values, culture and collaboration 
  • Conflict and difficult conversations 
  • Acting politically 
  • Teams 
  • Coaching and mentoring 

Session 3

Business Planning and Building a Strategy

Key themes include:

  • Systems thinking 
  • Improvement planning  
  • Problem solving 
  • Strategy, application and evaluation

Session 4

Improvement Methodology and Delivering Excellence

Key themes include:

  • Practical improvement techniques 
  • Leading and managing change 
  • Developing strategy 
  • Mission, vision and values 
  • Implementation 
  • CMI qualification 

The CMI Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Leadership and Management 


The CMI Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership is designed for directors and senior managers who have the authority and personal inspiration to translate organisational strategy into effective performance.  

This qualification requires senior and aspiring senior leaders to build on their skills in strategic management and leadership and to focus on the requirements of inter-organisational strategy. You will be required to take the theory, thought leadership and research discussed on the programme, and implement it in your professional life by focusing on your own leadership development, and positively challenging organisational strategy. 

You will be required to complete two 3,500 – 4,000-word written assignments that require taught theory to be applied to the organisational context: 

  • Unit 704: Developing Organisational Strategy 
  • Unit 714: Personal and Professional Development for Strategic Leaders 


As part of your course fee, you are given unlimited access to post-classroom tutorials. These are organised monthly and run by CMI-qualified tutors to help guide learners through the assignment writing phase. 

Steve Barry

Steve Barry

Executive Coach and Leadership Development Specialist

Steve’s twenty five year career has spanned a number of sectors including Utilities, IT, Business & Professional Services including ten years as HR Director within Financial Services.

Throughout this time, he has managed several large organisational and cultural change programmes, ensuring the businesses he works with are fit for purpose and have a highly skilled and engaged workforce. Steve’s pragmatic approach to People Leadership has delivered benchmark performance and successfully achieved the Investors in People, Gold Award and being asked to act as one of IIPs Champions. In addition to his roles within Human Resources, Steve has a successful track record as the Customer Operations Director for an insurance business where he successfully demonstrated his leadership through non-HR lenses.

Now working as a full time Executive Coach and Leadership Development specialist, Steve has established himself as a trusted advisor working with Executive teams to develop people strategies and build organisational talent and professional capabilities. His client portfolio comprises national and international businesses across multiple sectors including Manufacturing, Retail, Professional Services, Local Government, Education and Tech firms. Steve also writes for professional journals and is a speaker at events regarding leadership development, employee engagement and change.

David Smith-Collins

David Smith-Collins


David is an inspirational Executive Coach and Leadership Mentor with two decades of experience in people development. He is a Law Graduate (LLB), a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD and he holds an MA in Coaching and Mentoring, a post graduate diploma in Criminology and an MA in Organisational Management and Economics. 

David has worked with colleagues at all levels in organisations in sectors including petrochemicals, telecoms, IT, banking and finance, construction, aviation, higher education, ministry, transportation, security, military and customer service. He has a motivational and supportive coaching style. 

With more than 30 years in policing, his career has involved strategic planning, performance delivery, security management, risk management and disaster recovery. He is an accomplished strategist. David has extensive experience of operating at a strategic level in public, private and third sector organisations, both in the UK and internationally, bringing a broad spectrum of knowledge, awareness and expertise across a wide range of subjects and disciplines. 

William McKee

William McKee


Starting out as a civil engineer responsible for large infrastructure projects, William became fascinated with the people side of business. Now a qualified business psychologist, and executive coach, he aims to bring a refreshingly practical approach to culture, people and performance. Over the last 10 years, he has worked with leaders and managers in organisations like British Airways, the Met Office, Bombardier, the NHS and multiple local authorities. He also spent time supporting SMEs and start-ups as well as working in the Middle East with one of the world’s largest food producers. As a result, he can relate to a wide range of people and organisational contexts. 


  • Member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and holds the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential 
  • Lecturer with Henley Business School, teaching on its Professional Certificate in Executive Coaching (PCEC) programme 
  • Holds a Team Coaching Certificate from the Academy of Executive Coaching (AoEC) 
  • Holds a foundation certificate in Nancy Kline’s Time to Think coaching method 
  • Recently interviewed for the book Coaching with Research in Mind on utilising psychometrics with coaching, as he aims to strike a balance between practical ‘rules of thumb’ and the latest evidence-based research. 

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  • Delegates have the opportunity to reflect on their performance, develop strategies and increase their levels of insight into their behaviours and actions
  • Delegates will develop their understanding of the expectations placed on strategic leaders and how these differ from operational management
  • Delegates to understand the key behaviours, attributes and skills of successful leaders to enable them to lead in their strategic roles
  • Delegates learn to apply the knowledge and skills they've gained on the programme to develop strategic plans and a vision for their area of service


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