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Empowered managers make a business, setting a culture of wellbeing and success for high functioning teams and future growth.  Our advanced manager courses offer a personalised development programme to boost your skills-set, future-proof your business and energise your teams.  They enable you to demonstrate your continuing professional development in a range of key areas, from leadership to sustainability.  They can count towards a full Work Based and Integrated Studies degree from the University of Chester and may be eligible for Accelerate funding.

Leadership self-review 

Develop effective leadership and communication skills to enable you to get the best performance from your teams.  Self-reflect on your own leadership and communications styles and explore personality profiling. Find out how to connect effectively for win-win communications across your organisation.

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Agile Leadership and Change 

Promote and deliver the principles of good work, creating a wellbeing climate where people are happy and proud to work for their organisation.  Self-assess your own agility and explore engagement theory.  Be confident with technological innovation and change.

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Strategic Talent planning   

Understand how your organisation can plan its talent for today and in the future and create a continuous learning culture, with people, community and value at the core of your decision-making activities. 

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Resilient Leadership and Emotional Intelligence 

Develop and use key strategies in Leadership, emotional intelligence and change to build a resilient team who are able to adapt to the needs of their service and the wider community.  Know yourself and others and how emotions affect decision making.

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Sustainable Leadership  

Understand the science of climate change in order to lead sustainably, contributing to wider company Corporate Social Responsibility strategies.  Guide and educate your team to set achievable goals and actions to reduce your organisation's carbon footprint and impact positively on its long term sustainability.

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For an informal chat about any of the advanced manager courses or our taster, please email Karen Cregan, Senior Lecturer Human Resource Management Chester Business School:

Accelerate Funding

Employed individuals who live or work in the Cheshire and Warrington area could be eligible to access 40% funding towards the training cost of these courses.

Apply now: Contact Maud Duthie, Project Lead for the Accelerate Programme for an informal chat and to apply:

Business Growth Support

The Centre for Professional and Economic Development at University of Chester Business School can offer bespoke learning packages, research opportunities and business growth support

Time Square, Warrington, WA1 2NT

Our Time Square hub in the centre of Warrington offers an accessible learning and networking centre for businesses and their employees including a Digital Learning Centre.