This part-time programme meets the requirements of the revised Level 7 Senior Leader Apprenticeship Standard. Eligible organisations are able to use £14,000 of their Apprenticeship Levy to cover the programme tuition fee. View Fees and Funding information . This is a non-award bearing course where successful completion will result in Chartered Manager Fellow status (CMgr FCMI).

Designed to enhance your leadership talent pipeline while delivering commercial value, the Senior Leader Executive Programme is a unique, executive-level apprenticeship for groups of existing and high-potential managers and leaders.

Overview

  • Start dateFlexed to the employer organisation
  • Duration15 months | 5 month End Point Assessment
  • DeliveryKeeping our sessions current requires constant practice innovation and change. The sessions we offer reflect today's needs of business and industry and the research interests of our facilitators.
  • Study typePart-time
  • CampusCranfield campus, Live online, Online

Who is it for?

A portfolio of Senior Leader Programmes is available for employers who want to accelerate the development of cohorts of 25-30:

  • High-potential and emerging leaders,
  • Functional leads and department heads,
  • Existing ‘in-role’ director and executives.

If you’re interested in sending small groups of 4-5 individuals and would be interested in joining a consortium please talk to us to discuss your needs, call +(0)1234 754500 or email execdev@cranfield.ac.uk

Why this course?

The Senior Leader Executive Programme is an opportunity for you to leverage your Apprenticeship Levy at scale to:

  • Enhance succession planning by creating a network of change makers,
  • Develop and retain key talent,
  • Improve diversity and inclusion,
  • Facilitate digital transformation or culture change,
  • Boost innovation,
  • Increase leadership agility,
  • Improve organisational resilience,
  • Boost wellbeing,
  • Build a ‘test and learn’ mindset.

Course details

A personal and fast-paced leadership development experience contextualised to your organisation with one of the UK’s top business schools.

The learning experience blends targeted management and leadership frameworks and theory with practical application and performance.

Your leadership talent will deliver value to your organisation in-role from day one.

Learners will apply new skills and knowledge, role model leadership behaviour supported by an in-work experience portfolio including peer, line manager and senior leadership input; as well as leveraging the development of strategic business propositions and reports for the benefit of the organisation.

Monthly learning journals will support personal reflection and the development of an authentic and consultative leadership approach.

We provide one-to-one support through an Apprenticeship Tutor, helping learners translate classroom theories and concepts into practice.

Participants are required to complete assignments throughout the apprenticeship, demonstrating assurance of their learning, and create a strategic business proposal, enhancing their commercial acumen.

During the 15 month programme learners will gather a portfolio of evidence, recording their on and off-the-job activities and showcasing their learnings which deliver tangible returns and added organisational value.

A five month End Point Assessment follows, where participants will be required to present their portfolio of work and present their strategic business proposal.

As a thinking and advisory partner, we use our unique Design for Impact™ principles to co-create the programme that will not only create lasting change but help you embed it.

Course delivery

Keeping our sessions current requires constant practice innovation and change. The sessions we offer reflect today's needs of business and industry and the research interests of our facilitators.

Sessions

Impact, Influence and Identity
Applied Research for Strategic Leaders
Change Leadership and Systems Thinking
Developing Organisational Strategy
Macro Trends & Economics

Strategic Leadership
Corporate Strategy and Crisis Management
Finance for the Boardroom
Innovation & Intrapreneurship

Strategic Business Challenge | Organisational Behaviour
Stakeholder Management
Human Capital
Logistics, Supply Chain & Procurement
Marketing Strategy
Personal Development and Executive Review

Accreditation

Cranfield School of Management is one of an elite group of business schools worldwide to hold triple accreditations from:

Triple Accreditation

The Senior Leader Executive Programme is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute. At the end of the apprenticeship, successful completion will result in Chartered Manager Fellow status (CMgr FCMI).

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The Senior Leader Executive Programme is led by Cranfield Executive Development and draws on the expertise of faculty from Cranfield School of Management, one of an elite group of triple-accredited business schools and consistently ranked as one of the top 30 business schools in Europe for executive development.

How to apply

Next steps

To book a discovery workshop, please contact:

Cranfield Executive Development team
Tel: +44 (0)1234 754500
Email: execdev@cranfield.ac.uk