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LGS Programmes

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There are currently two separate programmes within the Leadership Growth Skills project that you can access:

LGS Manager

LGS Manager consists of five (5) accredited workshops (1/2 day) which will enable you to gain a Management & Leadership skills qualification - Award in Leadership & Team Skills (City & Guilds) along with 3 sessions covering topics that will serve to increase your self-awareness, confidence, growth mindset and productivity enabling you to progress to the next level.

Ideal for supervisors, team leaders, junior managers, carers returning to the workplace, those early career professionals with future potential to progress into high level management and leadership positions.


LGS Leader

LGS Leader is also cohort-based and will challenge you with 4 accredited workshops (1/2 day) culminating in a skills qualification - Award in Leadership & Management (City & Guilds) plus 3 separate sessions covering Marketing, Finance & Leadership to enhance your knowledge relating to culture, values, growth, diversity and succession planning and access to funding.

Additionally, each participant will take part in “Growth Huddles” that are designed to develop skills in problem solving and communications, in a safe and supportive peer network. These are based on research into Action Learning Sets (Revans, 1982) that is used extensively worldwide for the development of people.

Finally, there is an option to take advantage of 1-2-1 coaching.

Suitable for individuals in roles such as directors, middle managers, aspiring leaders of the future and owners of microenterprises and small and medium organisations (SME) that have not received formal Leadership & Management skills training previously.


Both of these programmes offer a cohort-delivery model where you will be learning alongside other participants in groups of 12 to 18 people. On average, you will invest 3 - 4 hours per week over an average of two (2) months.

We will deliver both programmes across each of the LCR Boroughs starting with Sefton in January 2022, followed by Wirral in February 2022 and then Halton in March 2022. The other LCR Boroughs will commence later in May, (Liverpool) June & September 2022.

Check the Programme Schedule Dates for the next cohort relevant to your area.

N.B. We will also look at delivering a blended learning programme later in 2022, subject to demand.

LGS Programme Schedule and Dates

LGS Manager

Borough

Start

End

Venue Location

Sefton

12 January 2022

23 February 2022

Southport - room to be confirmed

Wirral

7 February 2022

30 March 2022

to be confirmed in Wirral

Halton

16 March 2022

27 May 2022

to be confirmed in Halton

Liverpool

4 May 2022

15 May 2022

to be confirmed in Liverpool

St. Helens

13 June 2022

18 July 2022

to be confirmed in St. Helens

Knowsley

7 September 2022

9 November 2022

to be confirmed in Knowsley

LGS Leader

Borough

Start Date

End Date

Venue Location

Sefton

13 January 2022

1 March 2022

Southport area - room to be confirmed

Wirral

17 February 2022

12 April 2022

 to be confirmed in Wirral

Halton

25 March 2022

13 May 2022

 to be confirmed in Halton

Liverpool

5 May 2022

30 June 2022

 to be confirmed in Liverpool

St. Helens

14 June 2022

19 July 2022

 to be confirmed in St. Helens

Knowsley

8 September 2022

18 October 2022

 to be confirmed in Knowsley

Notes:
  1. Easter Bank Holiday weekend - 15 to 18 April 2022
  2. May Day Bank Holiday = Monday 2 May 2022
  3. Queen's Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday = 2 & 3 June 2022
  4. Schools close for summer = 20 July 2022

Eligibility Criteria

Essentially, if you're aged 18+, live in the Liverpool City Region and have the right to work in England & Wales and work, as an employee or self-employed, of a small and medium (SME) business you will be eligible.

Below is a checklist that will assist you in eligibility for the programme:

  • Live in the Liverpool City Region (LCR) in one of the 6 boroughs of the Liverpool City Region
  • Aged 18 plus at the start of your programme date
  • Right to work in the UK
  • Working for a small and medium (SME) business either employed or on a self-employed basis
  • Unemployed seeking a job in management and leadership

If you are unsure about eligibility, and you wish to discuss this with one of our Advisers please telephone: +44 07903 341044 or email: lgssupport@ljmu.ac.uk.

About the LGS Project Team

Chris Walters
Business Liaison Officer (BLO)

Christine Walters

With an extensive corporate career in banking, finance and investments, I have worked closely with a wide range of SMEs, in the Liverpool City Region, most latterly, for the creative and digital sector with LCR Activate. (now closed)

Whilst it generated over 1,850 jobs and led to £70 million of private sector investment, it outlined how SMEs can gain access to disruptive technologies such as Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, AR/VR with input from Liverpool John Moores University Faculty of Science & Engineering.

Outside of work, I am a keen cyclist covering the roads and hills in Brighton, IoM, Cornwall and Mont Ventoux in the Provence. Volunteering has enabled me to support young children to overcome adversity with the Prince’s Trust for 18 years.

Email: c.m.walters@ljmu.ac.uk


Amanda Wilson
Programme Officer

I have been working with European Union (EU) funded projects for the last 20 years supporting businesses and entrepreneurs across the Liverpool City region. My background is in marketing and business support across different sectors. I have been at LJMU for a number of years working on different programmes such as LCR 4.0 and Sustainable Urban Development programme.

My role with within this Leadership Growth Skills Project is to help support individuals with their learning experience, and ensuring the administrative and compliance requirements are met.

Email: a.c.wilson@ljmu.ac.uk

Tel No: 0151 232 2792


Tony Ayin
Programme & Delivery Manager (PM)

Tony Ayin

I have been working with SMEs for the last 10 years in the North West supporting on growth, innovation and leadership. My work background is in Sales & Marketing and have run my own consultancy for 5 years securing over £50 million in revenues for smaller businesses.

My parents came to England in the 1950s from Ghana and Ireland, and now I am a lucky grandfather to a boy and a girl from my only son and his wife. A former amateur rugby union player, coach and Vice Chairman I have transferred these skills into Latin and Ballroom dancing and the occasional round of golf.

I have the overall responsibility for this programme including recruitment, enrolment, delivery, feedback, compliance and the achievement of outputs and results liaising with the Managing Authority, Department of Work and Pensions for this European Social Fund project.

Email: a.r.ayin@ljmu.ac.uk

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