Leadership, governance and people management

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An inspired team is a SUCCESSFUL TEAM

Being a great manager is about more than just "getting things done". It's finding the right people, understanding what drives them, and giving them the right support.

You'll learn to apply the latest thinking around all aspects of people management, and develop your own style that's both effective and empathetic.

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We approach our learning and teaching in a creative and innovative way; working with accredited bodies, embedding professional business guests in our regular delivery and using employers and ‘real-world’ activities to drive your enthusiasm and commitment to your studies. As industry specialists and experienced academics, we have a passionate approach to our delivery of our Human Resource and Management programmes where we persistently put the student at the heart of everything we do.

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your student experience

We'll dive into key subjects relating to people management, from staff development to employment law, recruitment, performance management and HR data analytics. But we'll also help you develop your own personal approach, by solving "live" workplace challenges in our Simulation Suite.

You'll be able to boost your team-building and leadership skills by attending experiential days and our links with high-profile employers mean you'll see what the best companies in the UK are doing, through guest lectures and placements.

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At Leeds Beckett, you don't just learn a subject. You prepare for a career.

No matter which course you choose, you'll get the chance to immerse yourself in the latest thinking, and apply what you've learned through placements and practical projects.

Institute of Directors (IoD) programme

We have been a recognised provider of executive governance programmes since 1991, and hold an exclusive regional franchise to deliver Institute of Director (IoD) programmes.

The IoD programmes are ideal for directors, senior executives, entrepreneurs, owner managers and for those who aspire to work at a strategic boardroom level in the private, public or not for profit sectors. For directors wishing to build their qualification further, the IoD Certificate and Diploma in Company direction can be used to progress to become a Chartered Director and gain fast track access on the MSc in Executive Leadership.

Leadership and Management courses | (ILM) programme

Become the best you can be and progress to the next level in your career in leadership and management. 

Whether you're an aspiring manager or have some experience under your belt, learn the essential skills for effective leadership. We've got a variety of courses for you to choose from.

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developing confident, capable and imaginative leaders

The Leadership Centre provides tailored training and professional qualifications to suit the needs of both individuals and organisations.

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your teaching community

Our staff have a whole range of insights to share, and a passion for teaching. They're also working every day on research that will advance the industry, and collaborating with businesses and organisations to make them more sustainable, ethical, efficient and imaginative.

The Leadership, Governance and People Management Subject Group conduct research focused on two main disciplines, in order to improve industry practices and inform degree level education. These strands focus on developing 'Leadership, Learning, Engagement, Equality & Wellbeing in Business, HRM and Higher Education' and 'Governance & Responsible Cultures for Sustainable Organisations'.