University of York Executive Development Courses

Longer term intensive practical courses for new, middle and senior managers, business owners and entrepreneurs.  

York Strategic Leadership Programme

The 12-day York Strategic Leadership Programme is designed to provide promising executives and functional specialists with the skills, tools and competencies they require for effectively operating in today’s constantly changing and challenging business environment. Delegates attending the York Strategic Leadership programme will have the option to complete the required assignments to gain the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) Level 7 Certificate in leadership and management.

Further Information - York Strategic Leadership Programme

Management in Action

Management in Action is a practical and skill-based programme designed to help understand and meet the challenges facing those who are in supervisory, first-line management positions or new to management.  Delegates attending Management in Action and successfully completing the required assignments will gain the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) Level 3 award. 

Further Information - Management in Action

The University of York is an ILM accredited centre. The ILM is professional membership body.  The ILM through its qualifications and training creates leaders and develops managers throughout the world. Gaining Leadership and Management qualifications from the ILM will help you to develop your knowledge, skills and abilities to become an inspiring leader and drive your career forward.    

Discounts and Funding

Funding for training may be available for YSLP, MIA or a bespoke programme through organisations such as York and North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership and The Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership Skills Service. These funding streams vary in the amount they will allocate and eligibility criteria do apply. To find out more please visit our funding pages.

Discounts are also available to members of York and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce please contact us to find out more.

Contact details

CPD Unit
The University of York
RCH/132, Ron Cooke Hub
YO10 5GE

Tel: 01904 32 5146

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 Bespoke Training  - Both the York Strategic Leadership programme and Management in Action can be tailored specifcally for an organisations individual needs.  Please email for more information.

Group Bookings

For group bookings of 8 or more please contact us direct  .

YSLP - Terms and Conditions May 17 (PDF  , 217kb)

MIA - Terms and Conditions May 17.pdf (PDF  , 219kb)