Management Development Programmes

A comprehensive grounding in management skills

Duration: Varies (see below), delivered at a venue of your choice, anywhere in the UK or beyond.

Management Development Programmes are multi-module courses that cover a range of management, leadership and professional skills topics. They provide a comprehensive grounding in the skills of management, and can be the foundation of your organisation’s leadership development strategy.

Working closely with you, we can devise a programme that fits with your needs and budget, whether focusing on a small number of key topics or providing a broad range of coverage across all areas of management.

You can choose from our huge bank of existing modules, or opt to have something new developed just for you. We can include 360 appraisals, psychometrics, coaching and a range of other tools to cement learning and support delegates’ development.

As a Chartered Management Institute recognised centre we can also provide formal certification for your programme.

Example programmes

Below you can read three example programmes designed to meet the needs of three very different organisations. If you would like to discuss what your programme might look like please get in touch.

Example 1: Multinational technology company

This programme was developed for middle managers at a multinational technology company. It includes 6 day long modules focusing on a range of skills, but emphasising the themes of emotional intelligence and transformational leadership.

Example 2: Women leaders in science

This programme was developed specifically to help develop new female leaders in a traditionally male dominated sector. It was delivered over three sessions, and focused on personal impact, leadership skills and political skills. MORE ABOUT WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP COURSES.

Example 3: Small local charity

This programme was developed for a pair of local charities, and was designed to provide their managers with a grounding in the essentials of good management over four sessions. It included the Strengths Finder tool with follow-up coaching and a team development workshop.

Possible topics

Below is a list of some of the modules we can deliver as part of a management development programme. All of these can be adapted to your needs, and new modules can be developed to meet requirements in areas not mentioned here.

Assertiveness and confidence. Presentation skills.
Assessing your leadership style. Project management.
Change management. Presentation skills.
Coaching skills. Recruitment and selection.
Communication skills. Representing your team.
Copywriting. Resilience at work.
Dealing with performance and appraisals. Strategic thinking.
Developing a shared vision. Tackling under-performance.
Developing SMART objectives. Team member strength/weaknesses assessment.
Effective delegation. Time management.
Effective meeting skills. Vision and strategy.
Emotional intelligence. Writing business plans.
Feedback skills.
Handling difficult conversations and people. Additional Tools and Support
Interviewing skills. 360 surveys.
Motivating and empowering your team. Coaching.
Marketing skills. Psychometrics.
Networking skills. Telephone/email support.
Personal impact. Team building.

Client feedback for our management programmes

The management development programme developed for us by Cambridge Executive Development has been a big success with both the managers who have attended the programme, and the colleagues they work with in their day-to-day roles. The inclusion of a 360 degree appraisal for each delegate really helped to focus minds on what each individual needed to work on, as well as giving them some confidence boosting feedback on the things they were already good at. CED’s trainer provided sensitive face-to-face feedback to every delegate, helping them obtain the maximum possible benefit from their colleagues’ input. The programme included modules looking at various aspects of team development, communication and leadership skills, and concluded with presentations from the delegates to senior managers. Over a year on from the start of the programme, we are extremely happy with the quality and impact of the training, which is now well into its third cohort of managers. We would happily recommend CED to other companies interested in developing first-class managers and future business leaders.
Amanda Touhey, Markel International


Following a period of rapid growth and a boost in funding we found ourselves struggling to keep up with the increased demand for our services. Staff were stretched, and managers were feeling the pressure. We invited Cambridge Executive Development in to help build the capabilities of our management team in leading the organisation through this challenging period. Kate Jennings has worked closely with us for over a year, delivering leadership training, coaching, psychometrics and a strategy day. Over this period she has developed an intimate understanding of the issues we face and has taken a personal interest in our success. The results have been excellent, with a significant improvement in the capabilities of our management team, clearer roles and responsibilities, better communication and shared strategic goals. We’ve seen a significant return on our investment in Cambridge Executive Development, with a 37% increase in revenue that has helped secure the long-term future of the charity.
Andy Palmer, Cambridgeshire Deaf Association


Cambridge Executive Development designed and run a leadership programme for the British Antarctic Survey. The feedback from the attendees was incredibly positive:

  • Excellent and delivered at a good pace
  • Good amount of interaction with others.
  • Gives you an opportunity to ‘think’ which rarely happens at work. Valuable and very helpful with future career development.
  • Helps you understand where you are now and gives you the tools to ‘step up’

Mariella Giancola, British Antarctic Survey

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Multi-module delivery prices

The price of a multi-module programme depends on the number and length of modules, the extent of any development work necessary and any additional services required.

Once you have had a discussion with one of our consultants about your needs and time or budget parameters we can put together an outline proposal which will include pricing.

Just drop us a line and we can arrange a no-obligation chat with one of our consultants to help us understand your needs better.

Find out more or talk to one of our consultants

If you have any questions about multi-module management programmes please get in touch and we will respond on the same day. If you would like to have a more detailed discussion with one our experts about how they could be made to work for you please also get in touch and we will arrange a convenient time for a call.

You can also read more about how we work with you to develop the perfect programme for your team on our partnership process page.

Cambridge Executive Development is a boutique learning consultancy with a small and select team specialising in management and communication skills training. Over fifteen years we’ve helped delegates from hundreds of companies, including many of the country’s biggest brands, boost their productivity and confidence, and transform their impact at work.