The ILM Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management is designed for practising middle managers, project managers and department heads, helping them to develop their skills and experience, improve performance and prepare for senior management responsibilities. The qualification covers core areas of management and leadership including being an effective leader, managing and implementing change and developing and leading teams.
A combination of activities, personal reflective questionnaires and the application of knowledge into skills encourages personal development and leadership in a safe environment.
Combining these ideas into a robust Personal Development Plan which can inform the writing of assignments to meet the performance criteria will develop confidence in leadership and in the completion of the qualification requirements.
At a glance
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- Identifying when to manage and when to lead, through conscious decision-making.
- Role-modelling leadership and organisational values consistently to demonstrate authenticity and resilience.
- Developing a set of tools to identify appropriate leadership styles based on individuals and the situations to deliver business performance.
- Recognising the application of theories of motivation to engage and inspire team members for improved performance and organisational alignment.
- Incorporating emotional intelligence into the leadership toolkit to acknowledge the effect of your own emotions on the leadership of others.
- Understanding organisational context and the need for change and innovation.
- Conducting organisational and environmental analysis to identify drivers and opportunities for change.
- Exploring the challenges of operating in complex and volatile environments and identifying effective management and leadership strategies.
- Developing the skills to use evidence-based change models to manage effective change.
- Engaging and communicating with a range of internal and external stakeholders.
- Recognising the human factor and psychological responses to change and how to navigate this with individuals.
- Examining the challenges of leading teams against evidence-based theory and models.
- Exploring how to motivate and develop talent, including effective performance management and feedback approaches to optimise engagement.
- Identifying techniques to monitor and manage teams and the delivery of performance against organisational goals.
- Recognising the stages of team development and the role of the leader in progressing the team to function effectively.
- Utilising a coaching leadership approach to support individual and team development
- Understanding stress, mental health and wellbeing in the context of the workplace and recognising the organisational need to manage these effectively.
- Recognising the reasons for conflict in the workplace.
- Analysing the organisation’s current approach towards stress, conflict and mental health and be able to evaluate the effectiveness of these.
- Communicating with staff about stress and mental health and supporting them to improve it, including being able to hold and record conversations with staff.
- Planning to meet the requests for reasonable adjustments by members of staff.
- Developing an improvement plan for dealing with workplace stress and conflict.
- Assessing your own mental health and its potential effect on others
- Understanding the process and value of action learning as a leadership development strategy.
- Developing the ability to engage in and deliver action learning to develop own leadership performance and that of others.
- Identifying appropriate activities and strategies to develop own leadership capacity.
- Evaluating personal and work-related development experiences, aims, objectives and priorities.
- Planning and evaluating professional development activities.
- Critically review own learning and the impact on workplace performance.
Learning Outcomes for individuals:
- Develop your ability and confidence to be an effective leader
- Understand and enhance key leadership skills including emotional intelligence, motivating & inspiring and resilience.
- Develop skills in planning and leading effective change within the workplace
- Enhance your ability to develop and leading teams to achieve organisational goals
- Gain knowledge and skills in managing stress, conflict and mental health in the workplace
- Learn how to improve your own leadership through the use of Action Learning
- Be able to effectively plan and manage you own continued professional development
Benefits for Organisations:
- Empower managers with knowledge and skills in effective leadership, change management and leading teams to achieve organisational goals
- Provide managers with the skills to drive their own future growth through continued professional development and action learning
- Enable individuals to manage stress, conflict and mental health more effectively within the workplace
The ILM Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management provides flexibility in unit choice, which allows the qualification to be tailored to meet the needs of the individual and employer.
Each unit in this qualification focuses on a specific set of skills and knowledge, in six broad areas:
- Working with people – a range of units including how to deal effectively with stress and conflict, manage remote workers, build excellent customer relations.
- Managing yourself and personal skills – including units that focus on assessing your own leadership performance and developing critical thinking.
- Providing direction – such as leading teams to achieve organisational goals and objectives and making strong and informed management decisions.
- Facilitating change – for example, building a culture of continuous improvement and leading people through change.
- Achieving results – such as managing for efficiency and effectiveness and managing projects that get results.
- Using resources – including managing facilities and managing information.
The Assessment and Accreditation process follows the completion of the five classroom modules and will focus on the practical assessment of the core competencies.
Assessment is via four practical work-based assignments which ensure minimal time away from work and that you undertake work study which is relevant to your own organisation.
The two mandatory assessments for the diploma include evaluating your own leadership and implementing a PDP plan, along with improving your leadership through action learning.
Delegates will then select two more assessments to complete from a choice of five, in order to achieve the Diploma.