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Welcome and Introduction to the Course (Please read me first)

The following two short lessons provide you with further information about your qualification and as a CMI Centre there is an expectation that we provide this information to you. You may well find it introduced to you on a regular basis during your studies and that is because not all students are on the same route to achieve their qualification with different units/modules having been selected by different students.


Introduction Structure of the Course and Specifications

Unit 701: Strategic Leadership

Effective strategic leadership is a catalyst for organisational success. Leaders have to be knowledgeable, creative, agile and resilient to respond to organisational need in the contemporary workplace.The aim of this unit is to equip leaders with an in-depth understanding of strategic leadership within an organisational context. Leaders will explore the complexities of the role and the theoretical perspectives, approaches, behaviours and skills which can enhance their professional practice. The unit focuses on the leader’s ability to respond creatively to complex organisational challenges and understand how to set and deliver sustainable strategic goals.Keywords Strategy, leadership, culture, roles, responsibilities, outcomes, theory, approaches, success.


Unit 701: Introduction to the Unit Unit 701: Critically reflect on how the principles of strategic leadership can be applied to respond to complex organisational challenges Unit 701: Recommended reading for the Unit Unit 701: Assessment for the Unit

Unit 702: Leading and Developing People to Optimise Performance

The aim of this unit is for leaders to develop an in-depth understanding of how to effectively lead and develop people. They will explore the influence and impact of leadership theories, culture, well-being, development and design, policy and strategy that can be used creatively within the leadership role. Ultimately, leaders will have the opportunity to propose a leadership and development strategy. The aim of which values people whilst optimising an organisation’s performance.The ability to optimise performance through the leadership and development of people is fundamental for leaders who wish to achieve and maximise organisational outcomes. Organisational success begins by placing the needs of people at the heart of the organisation and through the creation of a culture which enables sustained organisational performance.The aim of which values people whilst optimising an organisation’s performance.Keywords: Culture, performance, outcomes, people, teams, theory, approaches, sustainability, mental health, wellbeing, engagement, policy, strategies, success.


Unit 702: Introduction to Unit Unit 702: How HR policy is developed (AC13) Unit 702: Recommended reading for Unit

Unit 714: Suggested reading/web resource materials

Unit 714: Understand approaches for personal and professional development

This module has the following Learning Outcomes;1.1 Critically reflect on the interrelationship between the skillset and mindset to develop as a strategic leader1.2 Critically examine the personal values and behaviours required for strategic leadership practice1.3 Critically appraise how engagement with personal and professional development impacts on strategic leadership


Critically reflect on the inter-relationship between the skillset and mindset to develop as a strategic leader

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