LJMU Leadership & Development Programme

The University’s Executive Leadership Team and Employment Committee have approved this LJMU Leadership and Management Development Programme.  This Programme is designed to equip all Supervisors and Managers with essential HR skills and to support managers in managing change effectively, driving employee engagement and in developing a high performance culture.  

We know that all our managers are extremely busy and each workshop has been designed to be a maximum of 3 hours long. This is to ensure that the programme, whilst comprehensive, can work around your other commitments.  The programme focuses on practical HR skills and knowledge to support you in your role and is delivered by the HR Business Partner Team with the ‘Adopting a Coaching Management Style’ being delivered by the Leadership and Development Foundation.

We very much hope that you enjoy participating in the programme, that it creates useful networking opportunities and that it provides you with an excellent framework for managing your teams. If you have any questions about the programme please contact your relevant HR Business Partner.

What does the programme cover?

The Programme comprises of the following workshops:

  • Managing People at LJMU – an Introduction - Ideally this should be the first workshop managers do. New managers should book on this course within their first month

  • Managing Performance Effectively

  • Managing Difficult Situations

  • Adopting a Coaching Management Style* (this session is delivered by LDF)

  • Managing Change Effectively

  • Managing Absence Effectively

  • Dealing With Disciplinary and Grievance Processes

  • Recruitment and Selection*

*The Recruitment and Selection workshop must be attended by any member of staff who is due to participate in a staff recruitment and selection process.  If you have attended the University’s Recruitment and Selection Training within the past 3 years you do not need to register for that particular workshop..

*If you have attended the Coaching and Mentoring programme within the past 3 years you do not need to register for that particular workshop.

Is it for me?

The programme is mandatory for all supervisors and managers across the University and we aim to ensure that all current line managers have completed the full programme within 2 years (completing a minimum of 3 in the first year) and for all new managers to complete the full programme within their first year of employment. 

We will be monitoring attendance to ensure compliance with this mandatory training requirement and participation in the programme will be part of your annual appraisal process.  

The workshops are currently limited to staff with line management responsibility except the Recruitment and Selection course which is mandatory for all staff taking part in the recruitment and selection of staff at LJMU. 

How do I find out when the workshops are running and register?

You can view dates for all scheduled workshops and book via the LJMU Staff Development Calendar

In order to limit the calendar to view only these workshops, please use the filter on the left hand side of the page and select "Human Resources" as the category.

Leadership and Development Foundation

The Leadership and Development Foundation (LDF) offer a wide range of flexible development/ qualifications for managers and you are encouraged to discuss your development needs with your own line manager and to contact your Leadership and Development Adviser to discuss the appropriate course for you. Development opportunities can be tailored to suit individual manager’s needs.

LDF are currently delivering Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) validated programmes which can take the route of personal development or lead to leadership management qualifications.

There are 4 different qualifications/ training that are available:

  • ILM Introduction to Leadership and Management Development Programme (Suitable for First Line Managers, Team and Programme Leaders).  
  • ILM and LJMU Coaching and Mentoring Development Programme
  • ILM Level Four in Leadership and Management
  • ILM Level Five Certificate in Leadership (Suitable for Middle Managers across the University).
    This is comprised of a suite of modules leading to the completion of a Certificate in Leadership. Both Development and Qualification routes are available. ILM candidates must attend a minimum 80% of the sessions. 

LDF also offers 1:1 coaching support available for new managers.

For full details, please contact Leadership and Development Foundation on ext 8014 or refer to their web pages.