Management Development Programme

Enhance your strategic management skills in a supportive environment. Learn how to effectively empower, inspire and inform your colleagues.

Course overview

This programme will strengthen your ability to motivate and engage your team in today’s complex hybrid working environments.

You'll benefit from our exceptional teaching, which is underpinned by the latest innovations in management theory. Our tutors will deliver a personalised course to ensure you achieve your full potential.


This course is taught in-person at the University of York, with some online tutorials via Zoom. You'll be taught across five months.


This course is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute. You'll have the option to gain a Level 5 award in Leadership and Management after meeting all requirements.

Contact us

Continuing Professional Development team
+44 (0)1904 325145

Case Study

Hear from our tutor Alex Firmin about how our Management Development Programme can have real-world benefits for you and your company. 

Course content

Throughout your course, you'll enhance your ability to critically evaluate problems and communicate with impact. Taught modules will give you an in-depth grasp of the principles of management.

Your course will contain a blend of theory and practical activities. You'll have opportunities to develop your communication, problem-solving and motivation skills, with expert insights from our tutors.

  • Module one
    Chart the evolution of leadership theory, including current best practice techniques. Problem-solve and reflect on the changing leadership landscape.
  • Module two 
    Gain an in-depth understanding of what it means to be a human-centric leader. This module includes tools to help you understand your leadership style and the impact it has on others, as well as consideration of how to create a psychologically safe team environment.
  • Module three
    Evaluate shared goals and the building blocks behind strategy. Use psychometric tools to measure individual and team performance.
  • Module four
    Understand how your teams react to change and evaluate the best communication methods to manage change successfully. Evaluate the skills needed to influence in both a face to face and digital environment. Consider the best methods to deliver effective feedback to motivate and engage others.
  • Module five
    Boost your understanding of well-being and resilience in the workplace. Learn about stress management techniques to support both yourself and your team.

The day was a really good opportunity to reflect on ourselves, our style of management and motivations. The hands-on and collaborative activities made the day much more engaging than other courses I've been on.

Matthew, Management Development programme, STEM Learning. See more case studies.

Tutorials and supervisions

Our approach to teaching will provide you with the knowledge, opportunities, and support you need to flourish. You'll be able to discuss assignments with your tutor in your tutorials. These tutorials will be delivered online via zoom. 


You'll submit a 4,000 word assignment, which involves undertaking leadership tasks in your organisation and project reflection.

Fees and funding

Price: the average price with CMI accreditation: £1500 per person

Price: the average price without CMI accreditation: £1200 per person

Accredited course fees include:

  • membership of the Chartered Management Institute including CMI's Management Diagnostic tool, access to CMI's Management Direct which includes thousands of on demand resources, live streams, podcasts and webinars, CMI's Management mentoring scheme where you can receive trusted guidance from an experienced CMI Mentor, access to a mental health platform and access to CMI's Career Development Centre 
  • tutorials and supervisions with assigned tutors
  • provision of course materials needed to complete the programme
  • refreshments and lunch will be provided for all modules


This course is not currently open for registration. We can run this as a bespoke course for your organisation.

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Contact us

Continuing Professional Development team
+44 (0)1904 325145