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Durham University

Organisation Development

Leadership Essentials

The Leadership Essentials programme is currently being revised and developed into an online alternative, information will be available soon.


This programme aims to give practising Senior Managers the foundation for their formal development in this role by developing leadership skills and assisting participants in gaining the basic knowledge required at this level.


By the end of this programme participants will be able to:

  • Gain the knowledge required by a leader
  • Gain the skills required to be a successful leader.


The programme consists of 4 full days covering the following areas:

  • Strategic Management
  • Project Management
  • Organisational Change
  • Employee Lifecycle
  • Dealing with Challenging Behaviours

The programme is externally accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management and underpinned by their MyLeadership e-learning tool.


  • Participants will gain a knowledge of management skills
  • Achieve an accredited certificate.


Tutor led workshops involving individual and group participation.

Who is the course suitable for?

Those staff who are senior managers wanting to complete an accredited programme.

Which of the 'Job Family Core Skills' are supported by this programme?

Which of the 'Realising Your Potential Approach' Behaviours are supported by this programme?


Information coming soon.

Dates for 20/21 Cohort

Information coming soon.

Application Process

You should discuss with your line manager whether this programme is the best way to support your development needs. If you wish to apply for a place the application form should be completed and authorised by your line manager. The closing date for applications is 29th November 2019. Please note an approval process will be followed and completing the form does not guarantee you will receive a place on the programe.


£200 which covers Institute of Leadership and Management Registration.