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Hi, I'd like to benchmark with other local authorities to find out what type of training you provide for your managers. Do you use an awarding body to allow for a recognised certificate at the end?

Fiona MacLeod

5 Responses

  1. Management Training

    I’ve recently completed a Training Needs Analysis and am providing training to one of my clients – a Unitary Authority Education Department. I’d be happy to discuss with you and may be able to assist with contacts in the Authority.

    Please email me direct if you wish to discuss.

    [email protected]

  2. Management Training
    In my experience, local authorities adopt a range of approaches to management training.

    Internal courses and workshops on organisational policy issues are not usually certificated, for example sickness and absence training and fair recruitment and selection.

    Many offer in-house developmental programmes for supervisors and managers that often start out as officially un-certificated. Either through requests from participants or a desire to improve the ‘brand image’ and value of the training, external certification later becomes an issue.

    There are two general approaches to this – set up an in-house accredited centre with an awarding body, for example the Institute of leadership and Management or work in partnership with a further or higher education institution to deliver accredited training. In the latter case the issue is often around which of the internally delivered courses, if any, the institution is prepared to accredit.

    Another popular approach is to link MD programmes to a set of competencies, which may be internally designed or linked to national standards. Linking to national standards allows participants to seek accreditation for those elements or modules that are relevant with a suitable provider.

    Contact your regional employers organisation, the LGNTO and the IDEA who will be able to provide more information. Data in the annual ‘People Skills Scoreboard’ can often be useful.

  3. bespoke and accredited have been succesful
    We run both accredited courses and internal stand alone courses. Dependant upon the individual need and level of manager, courses are tailored to meet projected needs. The accredited courses are usually ILM programmes ranging from team leader to Level 4 diploma and introductory diplomas.

  4. request for info on developing management pathway
    At LB of Haringey we are at present evaluating the ILM training and the other training that is not accredited. I would like information on what actually do people ask when they are evaluating the results as demonstrated in the output at the workplace.Also has anyone created a management development pathway to make a coherent way for people to follow as they progress in their management career, that links varying develpment/qualifications and also defines what criteria are used to select participants (or if it is open for anyone to join in)

  5. Falkirk Council management programmes
    At Falkirk Council, like many other Councils we use both ILM courses and stand alone courses.

    What we tend to do for policy courses is to use a modular approach where half day sessions build over a number of weeks to cover a range of policies. This allows more delegates to attend as it is easier for them to get away from their job for shorter training periods.

    We use ILM as the standard for management development, mainly at the first line management level.

    In addition to this we work in partnership with a other councils and government bodies to offer more specific management courses.

    Feel free to contact me for further info.


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