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Management Development Programme


 

The Management Development Programme (MDP) is the first of our three management and leadership development interventions. A mixture of best practice and practical work, it provides a comprehensive introduction to management and has been designed around the College’s values, strategy and culture and the five areas within Royal Holloway’s new Leadership Behaviours Framework.

The programme includes five one-day modules, each of which builds on and reinforces the others.  Two ‘Action Learning Sets’ will also enable participants to work together as a group to apply their learning to the resolution of live issues each brings from their work area

A key feature of the programme is the Reflective Learning Day. Held at the conclusion of all modules, participants reconvene to reflect on their learning and how it relates to their current role. In front of their course colleagues and own manager, and using their preferred method of delivery, each conveys what they most gained and how they are applying it.

Objectives

To increase the skill, knowledge and understanding of management practice within the Royal Holloway context, strategy and culture and the role and responsibility of managers within this.

Overall, it will help participants to:

  • develop as a supportive group to take ownership of their learning, both on the programme and into the future
  • understand how their personality and preferences influence their thinking and be able to flex their behaviour to suit different management situations
  • understand team dynamics and use this to positively impact performance and motivation, set meaningful performance standards and give feedback and encouragement
  • manage performance issues positively and conduct difficult conversations which encourage change and improvement
  • promote joint working with internal and external partners towards shared outcomes

Who is it for?

Those who have management responsibilities as all or part of their role, whether within academic or professional services, and who have limited previous training or experience in management at a first level. The course is also suitable for aspiring managers who wish to gain an understanding of management practices to support their career development.

Dates

Due to the nature of the programme, it is essential that applicants commit to attending all the dates scheduled for that cohort.

 

Session

Date

Time

Location

Module 1

22nd February 2023

9.30 – 16.30

TBC

Module 2

21st March

9:30-16:30

TBC

Action Learning Set

TBC

9.30 – 11.00

TBC

Module 3

18th April

9:30-16:30

 TBC

Module 4

16th May

9:30-16:30

TBC

Action Learning Set

TBC

9.30 – 11.00

TBC

Module 5

15th June

9:30-16:30

TBC

Reflective Learning Day

11th July

9.30 – 16.30

TBC

Facilitators

Each Cohort will be facilitated by Angela Tickner from Progress International Ltd.  Action Learning Sets will be facilitated by a member of the OD team.

Application process

Applications are now open. Those interested should complete an application form which includes a supporting statement from their line manager and return to Organisational Development before the deadline listed in the application form.

Please note

The content and style of the MPD has been designed specifically for Royal Holloway. It covers best practice in management theory within the context of our unique culture and values. It is not an accredited programme and as such does not require written or assessed assignments. The focus is on practical application of the skills and knowledge needed as a manager in any and all departments across the College.

If you have any questions, please contact Organisational Development.