in the Leaders
An exciting, practical, relevant and cost effective
way of improving your management skills
Technological advances, dynamic markets, new forms of competition,
globalisation, economic downturns and climate change bring with them
challenging pressures and opportunities for managers who have the tools
to capitalise on them. Manager's Toolkit gives you the means to utilise
these new opportunities and overcome the associated challenges.
What is Manager’s Toolkit? Who is it for? The Organization –
Organizations today are faced with an • Experienced managers in the private, How you benefit?
ambiguous and challenging environment public and voluntary sectors. • Build skills and confidence for well
where their key competitive advantages are rounded managers.
managers confident in their management • Specialist managers who would like a
skills. broader management outlook. • Practical modules maximize the learning
impact and help embed knowledge in the
Manager's Toolkit is a unique programme • Busy managers who do not have the time
that combines functional, behavioural and or inclination to commit to an accredited
people skills in a practical way ensuring programme. • Choose the modules that work best for
managers fulfil their leadership potential. the individual and the organization.
• Individuals who want to learn and apply
We encourage managers to challenge their
practical management and people skills. • Creating more effective managers with
thinking, update them on cutting edge
management knowledge and facilitate greater self belief and self confidence.
The Manager – How you benefit?
networking and learning from peers in other
sectors/industries. • Managers have the time and space for Why is Manager’s Toolkit
critical reflection. different?
Who are we? • Flexible Programme – with Manager's
• Managers have the opportunity to use
Bradford University School of their experience and intuition in a risk free Toolkit you can choose to attend any
Management – THE NATURAL CHOICE setting. combination of the eleven modules. The
FOR EXECUTIVE EDUCATION. choice is yours and determined by
• Managers benefit by networking with business need. If all eleven modules are
The UK’s longest established university fellow managers from a wide range of completed you will receive a certificate.
based business school, with over 40 years sectors.
experience providing business education, • All courses encourage practical
we consistently rank as a top ten UK, top • Managers leave with greater self belief application of content and skills learned.
20 European and top 55 global school. and self confidence. After each course managers can
consolidate, relate and evaluate learning
Our academics are at the forefront of their • Managers are taken out of their comfort back in the workplace.
disciplines with hands-on experience of zone for creative and innovative thinking
solving real business issues with national • Leadership – Functional learning on its
and international organizations. Our tutors • Opens up your career horizons with a own is not enough to be a good manager
have substantial experience of developing wider management outlook – interpersonal skills can be the crucial
leaders and managers at all levels and difference between a successful
ensuring that the learning experience is • New skills in different behavioural and
organization and one that fails. We will
lively, relevant and jargon-free. The tutors functional areas.
use your experience and develop your
understand that people learn in different capabilities to bridge the gap between
ways and offer flexible learning processes your personal development and
encompassing lectures, group work, effectiveness as a leader. Manager’s
videos, role plays, question and answer Toolkit helps you build people who will
sessions, case studies and business build your business.
// Never before in history has innovation offered
promise of so much to so many in so short a time. //
– Bill Gates
For those who see the opportunities of tomorrow today.
In today’s fast-moving business environment, successful organizations anticipate and create opportunities, are
flexible and act quickly and effectively for better business decisions. Improve your business performance
through innovation management tools. Gain clarity on strategically important ideas that add value to your
competitive position. Overcome the barriers/limitation to the innovation process.
Who’s it for? • Making it happen – barriers to innovation, What makes this Toolkit course
managing change and overcoming the special?
Managers and directors who want to better
manage their innovation strategy and their • To enhance knowledge and
ability to develop successful understanding all delegates will role play
How will I benefit?
products/services. This course is suitable challenging scenarios on:
for any manager looking to find • Understand the key issues in managing
innovation in manufacturing, service and • A live future thinking case study outside
innovative/creative solutions and
not-for-profit organizations the organization
transforming them into greater productivity
and profitability. • A business issue (opportunity/threat)
• Be introduced to a series of creativity and for the organization
What does this course cover? innovation tools that will change the way
you think • An issue affecting your own role
Successful managers need to embrace
change, encourage creative thinking and • Have the opportunity to learn to use the • Gain more confidence in dealing with the
manage the innovation process to bring new tools in practice ambiguous and the uncertain
successful products/services to market
before the competition. • Be able to apply the tools to create a • The inspirational surroundings of the
NEW innovative innovation programme Heaton Mount Executive Education
This course will help you develop an for your organization Centre will stimulate your creativity and
innovation strategy and ensure your give you new perspective.
organization embraces innovation for • Set a clear direction through the
business success. You will learn how to development of an innovation strategy
eliminate the barriers to innovation, how to that focuses on creating breakthrough - Fee= £635 – Includes all tuition,
set an innovation agenda and start the products and services that bring course materials, lunch and
process of developing cutting edge sustainable competitive advantage refreshments.
products/services for business growth.
• Apply the techniques to real business - Duration= 2 days
• The "innovation process" problems to develop an understanding of
their effectiveness. - Dates= 25 – 26 May 2010
• The four main types of innovation:
product, service, process and business How will my business benefit?
• Changing the organizational culture so it
• Key aspects of managing innovation: encourages creativity and innovation
• Developing an innovation strategy • Determine current performance levels
• Developing winning ideas and learn how to create a more
• Building an innovative organization
• A focus on delivering innovative new
• Determining performance - the innovation products and services.
Why is Manager’s
Flexible Programme - You
choose to attend 1, 5 or any
combination of all 11 modules.
If all eleven modules are
completed you receive a
Bradford University certificate.
All courses encourage practical
application of skills learned.
After each course managers
consolidate, relate and evaluate
learning back into the workplace.
Leadership - Functional learning
on its own is not enough to be a
good manager - interpersonal
skills can be the crucial
difference between a successful
organization and one that fails.
Manager's Toolkit helps you
build people who will build your
Invest in YOUR leaders of tomorrow. Contact us today:
University of Bradford School of Management
Heaton Mount Tel: +44 (0)1274 236679
Keighley Road Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bradford BD9 4JU Web: www.bradford.ac.uk/execed