2 months, delivered in blocks of 4 half day workshops
Starting: 6 October 2021 or 4 November 2021
Free to eligible businesses and individuals
This course is part of the three-year #WECAN (Women Empowered through Coaching and Networking) project. Partly funded by the European Union Social Fund and working with a network of partners - including Edge Hill University and Social Enterprise Yorkshire and Humber (SEYH) – the project offers bespoke support to SMEs and their women employees and managers. Discover more about #WECAN on our dedicated pages.
ILM Level 3 Leadership & Management provides you with the opportunity to:
- Gain a range of key management skills
- Put new skills into practice in your own role
- Build your leadership capabilities
- Motivate and engage teams
- Manage relationships confidently
- Develop your leadership skills using your own knowledge, values and motivations
This programme is led by #WECAN delivery lead Kim Sanderson. Kim has over 25 years’ experience of teaching in further education and prior to working at Leeds Beckett University, worked in retail and further education sectors leading and managing teams.
Kim will guide you through four 3-hour workshops which will be delivered online via MS Teams. Workshops involve a mix of tutor input, practical activities, and small group work in break out rooms, giving you the opportunity to network with other women working in SMEs.
Each workshop covers the following objectives:
Workshop 1: Onboarding and leadership qualities
- Define the qualities of an effective leader
- Explain key leadership models
- Assess own leadership behaviour
- Create actions to enhance your own leadership behaviour
Workshop 2: Leadership styles
- Compare different leadership styles
- Describe factors affecting choice of leadership style in the workplace
- Explain positive and negative effect of style on individuals and team
Workshop 3: Communicating vision & strategy to the team
- Explain the importance of the team working towards the same vision
- Discuss the role of communication in establishing a common sense of purpose
- Assess the effectiveness of your communication skills
Workshop 4: Motivating and developing the team
- Describe motivational factors at work in different situations
- Explain importance of a leader motivating the team
- Discuss how a leader can support and develop individuals
There will be activities to complete after each workshop to prepare for an assignment or the next workshop and you will be supported by Kim throughout the programme.
There will be an induction to the ILM awarding body in the onboarding session. For completion of the Award, there are two 1500 word written assignments.
Tutorial guidance is built into each session and this enables you to work independently on your assignment outside of the workshops.
Everything you need to know
You need to be a woman employee in an eligible SME who has a leadership or management role but no formal training.
Approximately 28 hours of individual study time is expected outside of the online workshops in order to complete the activities and assignments.
There are two units to complete:
- Understanding Leadership
- Leading and Motivating a Team Effectively
Start date: 6 October 2021
- Wednesday 6 October
- Wednesday 13 October
- Wednesday 3 November
- Wednesday 10 November
- Unit 1: Wednesday 10 November
- Unit 2: Wednesday 8 December
Start date: 4 November 2021
- Thursday 4 November
- Thursday 11 November
- Thursday 2 December
- Thursday 9 December
- Unit 1: Thursday 9 December
- Unit 2: Thursday 6 January 2022
Partly funded by the European Union Social Fund
The project has a budget of £1.7m over three years, partly funded by partners and partly from the European Social Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England. The Department for Work and Pensions (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the Managing Authority for the England European Social Fund programme. Established by the European Union, the European Social Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support skills development, employment and job creation, social inclusion and local community regenerations.