It seems more and more organisations are sending management tyros on external development training. What do they get out of it?
I n keeping with an almost universal acknowledgement that long - t erm corporate success relies on honed leadershi More...17 July 2007 00:00
Police officers being assessed for promotion do not have to have the skills to deal with counter terrorism and violent crime, it has emerged. Research by Reed Consulting has found a significant disparity between the major challenges faced by senior More...29 June 2007 08:40
Business consultancy Convergys recently took a select group of managers on a training weekend with the Scottish Wildlife Trust.
This involved building a badger-watching platform in a bid to improve their skills in leadership, motivation and perform More...27 June 2007 08:45
The pioneering students of a foundation degree developed for fire station managers at West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) will graduate later this year. The two-year course in leadership and management was launched in conjunction with More...13 June 2007 16:18
More than four in 10 senior level leaders believe that external advisers, mentors or coaches play the most dominant role in a successful promotion, according to new research . A survey conducted by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Developme More...13 June 2007 09:27
The University of Manchester has beaten off competition from a number of UK universities to supply BP with executive education programmes in a deal worth £4m. The two parties will work together in the areas of recruitment, research, education, More...18 May 2007 08:01
British companies should have the power to award their own nationally recognised qualifications to employees, according to the CBI . The employers' organisation believes that employees are being wrongly labelled as 'low-skilled' because the nati More...23 April 2007 15:39
A new £14m national academy to raise manufacturing skills is to be launched today by the government.
Trade and industry secretary Alistair Darling will call for a 'national mission' to lift skills levels to compete with the growing economic powe More...25 January 2007 11:30
Investors in leaders: The Legal Services Commission needed to build confidence in its leaders to carry through a major reorganisation. Nic Paton reports. More...16 January 2007 00:00
The Defence Academy has opened a new leadership and management training centre in Shrivenham, near Swindon. The academy is the higher education institute for the UK's defence sector. The new training facility aims to produce future commande More...15 January 2007 10:04
Media services business PA Group has launched a qualification in media management for staff who have completed the company's internal training programme.
Accredited by the awarding body NCFE , it is believed to be the first of its kind in the medi More...11 January 2007 08:00
Tim Melville-Ross, chairman of housebuilder Bovis Homes, has been appointed as the new president of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Melville-Ross will use his role to call on employers to give genuine commitment to the development of the UK More...13 November 2006 08:02
Managers across the UK are having a 'mid-life crisis' with many regretting their career choice and wondering "what could have been".
Research by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) found more than one in three (38%) often regre More...05 October 2006 08:50
Wendy Lord says leadership training needs a well-aimed kick up the derrière.
A journalist once told me that he wasn't interested in writing about leadership because everyone defines it differently, so no-one can pin it down. How can we develop somet More...19 September 2006 00:00
Army chiefs argue that they have a lot to teach the business world about managing people and projects.So what could a military management course offeryour organisation? Michael Millar finds out. More...04 July 2006 00:00
In the pursuit of good military management practice, Michael Millar spent a weekend with the Reserve Forces on their Executive Stretch programme. More...04 July 2006 00:00
Self-employed training professionals could set up their own professional body More...14 June 2006 00:00
I was pleased to see the pressing issue of middle manager development addressed in your Careerwise article ‘Lead from the middle’ ( Personnel Today , 9 May). However, it overlooked one key point – the role of the employer in the development, satisfaction More...13 June 2006 08:00
Top 1,000 managers to be graded on ability before training programme commences. More...28 April 2006 11:34
Shipping and logistics company APL used training to make supply chain management interesting to jobseekers. Nadia Williams reports More...18 April 2006 10:00