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Management & Leadership Development Programmes 2020 2021


The classic scenario runs like this…

…a highly skilled worker, who has consistently excelled in their role, is rewarded with the added responsibility of a managerial position, but they are not given any further guidance. Their job is entirely different, but without appropriate training to prepare for the role’s shift in focus the manager is being thrown in at the deep end.

Management & Leadership Development Programmes

This is the world of the accidental manager!

‘The principles of management are stunningly simple, yet so few get it right. being a good manager is about training and practice. A natural runner may have a talent for running, but they won’t win a race or complete a marathon without practice and training. The same is true for a good manager.’

Ann Franke Chartered Management Institute

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Managers, leaders, and those aspiring to these positions are crucial to the success of the business. Finding time to learn and develop is like finding a needle in a haystack! Our flexible programme allows everyone to commit to as little as three hours a month for CPD or  eight hours a month for a qualification.

Our Solution Flexible Development Programme

The Virtual Learning Academy have been designing and delivering management and leadership programmes for 10 years. We utilise all the resources from our accreditations with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) to provide high quality, flexible learning programmes, delivery methods and support.

To date we have supported over 300 managers and leaders across Scotland.

From all our experience we have created a very innovative and flexible programme. It includes the topics which we have been told have the biggest impact on performance. It can be used to develop managers, for simple CPD or for gaining a management qualification. We are proud to present our solution for transforming accidental managers into conscious leaders.

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Programme of online webinars

Each month we will cover a key topic crucial to management and leadership development. There will be three events each month covering different aspects of the key topic. These are relevant to level of experience.

Each webinar includes…

Pre reading

Attendance on two-hour online learning event (learning and discussions)

Access to online learning content, tools and templates for that particular topic for two months after the event

Attendees will receive…

CMI Certificate of Recognition

Given upon completion of the programme to demonstrate their learning and commitment to Continuing Professional Development (CPD)


The cost is £155 per event or £999 for access to all events. For organisations requesting 3 or more attendees the third will receive a free place.

Alternatively you can attend any or all events if you are studying a management qualification with us. (This also applies to fully funded programmes). You will also receive one years free membership of the Chartered Management Institute.

Upgrade to a qualification…

If you undertake one of our management qualifications you will receive free access to all webinars, events and resources. Candidates will also receive one years free professional membership of the CMI

Download our Management Development Programme

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How does it work? Your questions answered!