LJMU offers free leadership training

Firms in Liverpool city region who are looking to upskill their staff for leadership and management roles can access free support via Liverpool John Moores University. Tony McDonough reports

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Liverpool Business School programmes offers free leadership training for SMEs


A free programme to help Liverpool city region employers prepare their staff to take on leadership and management roles is being offered by Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU).

LJMU’s Liverpool Business School currently manages and delivers two upskilljjng programmes under the Leadership Growth Skills project, funded through the European Social Fund.

It is aimed at people currently fulfilling, or with the future potential to undertake, higher level management and leadership roles. The accredited ILM programmes are being delivered across Liverpool city region.

The level two programme is suitable for early-career professionals with future potential to progress into higher-level leadership and management positions.

The level three programme is suitable for individuals in roles such as directors, middle managers, aspiring leaders of the future, and owners of micro-enterprises and SMEs that have not received formal leadership and management skills training previously. 

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Both programmes are fully funded which means no direct cost subject to meeting the eligibility criteria which includes being aged 18 and above, living or working within one of the six boroughs of the Liverpool city region, employed or self-employed with an SME or social enterprise and the right to work in the UK.

Liverpool Business School can also deliver bespoke workshops to support SMEs with 20 or more employees as they look towards expansion and can focus on a range of topics such as managing change, mapping out future visions and actions to help scale up.

For more information on the leadership programmes and support packages currently available contact business liaison officer Chris Walters via email c.m.walters@ljmu.ac.uk or phone 07790 386680 and visit the LJMU website for further information.

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