|07/12/20 – 12/02/21||8 x 90 minute sessions on Tuesdays + independent/peer-supported learning||8.30 – 10.00||8 weeks with 2 week break in December||Free||Online||Join waiting list|
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|04/01/21 – 12/03/21||8 x 90 minute sessions on Tuesdays + independent/peer-supported learning||16.30 – 18.30||8 weeks||Free||Online||Register now|
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The Small Business Leadership Programme is designed to support senior leaders to enhance their business's resilience and recovery from the impact of COVID-19, and develop its potential for future growth and productivity.
Participants will develop strategic leadership skills and the confidence to make informed decisions to boost business performance.
The practical curriculum will explore leadership, innovation, employee engagement, operational efficiency, marketing, sustainable practices, and finance.
The 10-week, fully-funded programme is free to participants and will be delivered online by small business and enterprise experts from Kingston Business School. The programme is designed to be manageable alongside full-time work.
Participants must be in senior management roles, with at least one direct report, in businesses which have been operating for at least one year and with 5-249 employees in England.
Innovation and Markets: What is meant by innovation in business? How it impacts on productivity and how to respond and recover from challenges.
Leadership and Employee Engagement: Develop your leadership skills to have a positive effect on the performance of your business; and assess the key elements of employee engagement to achieve high performance.
Vision, Purpose and Brand: Explore your own leadership style and how to get the best out of the people around you; understanding the culture of your business.
Demand Creation and Customer Relationships: Identify key markets for your business and consider your approach to creating customer demand and building customer relationships.
Operational Efficiency: Build a strategic approach to operations management including the use of digital technologies
Finance and Financial Management: Understand the key elements and principles of financial management and the use of financial data to support strategic decision making in your business.
Action Planning and Implementation: Develop an action plan for resilience and productivity in your business, including what key tools and metrics are required to measure your performance.
Dr Bahare Afrahi, Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Kingston University
To join the Small Business Leadership Programme, your business must:
We aim to be fully compliant with government health and safety guidelines whilst running short courses at Kingston University.
To book a place on this course, click on 'Book now' at the top of this page.
This course is fully funded and free to participants.