The 20Twenty Leadership Programme, supported by funding from ESF, is designed specifically for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises. The overall aim of the programme is to promote sustainable business growth by developing the critical leadership and business skills that employees need to meet the formidable expansion challenges facing businesses in Wales. More than 240 companies have benefited from the programme so far, with more than 90 percent reporting an increase in sales turnover, employment, productivity and profits.
More than 240 companies have benefited from the programme so far, with more than 90 percent reporting an increase in sales turnover, employment, productivity and profits.
The programme duration is 10 months and this is divided into six, two day workshops. The first half of the programme is designed to acknowledge and develop your own leadership style through a series of practical workshops and individual executive coaching. In the second half of the programme, a series of Master classes are provided on innovation and new thinking on a variety of business themes - including, Lean processes, creating a brand, maximising sales and making the business 'investor ready'.
The practical elements introduced throughout the programme are supported by opportunities to achieve a range of qualifications from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) including a CMI level 7 Certificate in Leadership together with a Postgraduate Certificate (PgC) in Sustainable Leadership. Following successful completion of the PgC, 60 Master-level credits will be obtained and these credits can be used towards the new Executive MBA. Students also have the option of continuing their studies to achieve the designation Chartered Manager or 'CMgr'.
However, the main objective of 20Twenty Leadership programme is to get participants to develop a three-year growth strategy for their business. Hence all the workshops and assignments are based around the needs of the business in driving sustainable growth. This is what makes this programme different from other leadership development programmes - it will provide sustainable results with tangible benefits.
Each group of participants partake in a series of Workshops, Action Learning Sets, Master-Classes, Business Mentoring and Executive Coaching, focusing on key areas such as: - Leadership and Team Building - Lean Thinking - Innovation - Financial Planning - Coaching and Mentoring - Management Performance - Marketing & Sales
Towards the end of the Programme, students are required to develop a Strategic Growth Plan (SGP) for their business.