Smart and Inclusive Leadership

If you work for a small-to-medium-sized enterprise (SME) based in Derbyshire or Nottinghamshire, you could benefit from this brand-new, fully funded leadership and management programme.

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Fully Funded Programme for eligible SMEs

This Smart and Inclusive Leadership programme (SAIL) is fully funded, meaning it is offered without any cost to your organisation. This is possible thanks to funding from the European Social Fund and the delivery partners, which include Nottingham Trent University, University of Derby, Derby College, Nottingham College, East Midlands Chamber of Commerce, Enable, and the Workers’ Educational Association.

The programme has been designed in conjunction with local businesses, to provide a course that will help you develop the contemporary leadership and management skills that will drive productivity and growth within your organisation. 

What does it cover?

The programme will help you identify and develop your own leadership style, building on your existing skills and strengths. You will cover a range of different approaches including:

Consideration will also be given to the environmental and social changes taking place in the UK

Who is SAIL for?

SAIL is for employees in supervisory and management positions as well as recent graduates and aspiring future leaders. It doesn't matter if you are new to management or an experienced manager looking to update your skillset. The programme can also be an excellent gateway to formal qualifications.

Learning outcomes

You will start with the first unit, where you will:

Further units on leadership challenge and change, and inclusive leadership will be available on completion of unit one.

How will I learn?

We recognise the need for flexibility when balancing learning alongside work. As such, the programme has been designed to allow you to tailor your learning to your individual needs. There are three taught units, each taking place over two days and you can decide whether to take a one or two units, or participate in the complete programme. 

There will be a blend of online learning methods including live webinars, self-paced study and peer group discussions. All activities and sessions are designed to offer you insight and new ways of working, which you can apply directly to your work role and your personal development. There will also be an opportunity for coaching and mentoring to support your career development.

When does it start?

Unit one will take place over two days from 10am until 4.30pm. You will be asked to choose from the following dates:

If you're unable to attend on these dates, there will be further opportunities to participate in the programme later in the year. Please complete the booking form below for further details.

The Smart and Inclusive Leadership project is part-funded by the European Social Fund (ESF)

Book your place

If you would like to find out more about the SAIL programme or book your place, please complete the form below.

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