Open Versus Bespoke / In-house Management and Leadership Programmes

What is the difference between open accredited/unaccredited management and leadership programmes versus closed bespoke in-house accredited/unaccredited management and leadership programmes?

It’s an absolute minefield…what is the correct option for myself or for my managers when it comes to management and leadership development?

So let’s take each option in turn…

OPTION ONE – OPEN ACCREDITED ILM / CMI MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP PROGRAMMES

The benefits of an open-accredited programme means that you will be mixing with other like-minded delegates from different organisations and other sectors which is critical if you want to understand how other managers and leaders manage and lead their teams in their respective sectors.

Another advantage is that you can develop your managers on an ongoing basis and send them individually on programmes.

The power of networking should never be underestimated where the cross pollination of knowledge is fundamental if you want to understand how the world of leadership and management works across the wider economic/business environment.

Having the opportunity to work with like-minded people from other organisations is brilliant to observe because when there is just you from your company – you can really be yourself…the authenticity in you should never be underestimated…!

OPTION TWO – CLOSED/BESPOKE ACCREDITED ILM / CMI MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP PROGRAMMES

This is where the programme is tailored according to your exact needs regarding programme content/length/delivery strategy linked into performance change through developing positive management/leadership behaviours which then drive enhanced performance thus delivering a positive return on investment or return on expectation on the programme.

If you need consistency across the whole of the management and leadership populace in the company then these programmes will achieve that.

The networking aspects of these programmes is amazing if delegates are coming from different company sites and if it is delivered as a residential.

The benefits of accreditation are that they apply rigor to the learning process as delegates have to use the knowledge, skills and tools which we give them on the programme back in the workplace before they can complete their assignments post course.

The downside is that not everyone has the time to complete the assignments because of busy work/personal lives…