Growth Academy Mini MBA – SME businesses
This five day ‘Mini MBA’ style programme is an interactive and thought-provoking course and has been designed for those who are running a SME business and are looking to turbo charge their business performance.
The programme will allow delegates to build on their strategic leadership skills and learn about the key fundamentals of each function within a corporate organisation. Delegates can opt to attend in either June, September or December.
The programme draws upon the key components that every senior leader is required to know in order to run a successful organisation.
Throughout the course there is a focus on the individual and their leadership style and how behaviours play a significant part in developing a positive organisational culture. During the programme delegates will be able to bring in their own organisational challenge and work with the tutors to overcome these.
The course is comprised of five key elements:
Upon completion delegates will be able to:
Day 1: Finance for the SME leader
Day 2: Essential leadership skills for Directors
Day 3: Building strong governance and performance
Day 4: Digital marketing and sales essentials for the growth business
Day 5: Strategic thinking for the business leader
Upon completion of the course delegates will be enrolled into the Growth Academy Alumni which holds regular meet ups throughout the year, allowing ample opportunity for delegates to network and enhance their profile in the business community.
We welcome more than one person from each organisation however the delegates must be in either a management or leadership role, preferably with at least 3 year’s experience. For organisations who wish to book on a number of their team then we can discuss the option of having the course delivered on a ‘closed classroom’ basis where delegates in attendance would only be from the one organisation.
Delegates can opt to have their attendance at the course accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) up to the equivalent of a Level 7 professional accreditation. This option will involve some post-attendance work.
Delegates must be either a Director or owner of a business based in the UK. The business must be registered and employ at least 5 staff. This is to ensure that the learning is pitched at the right level and to ensure the most effective outcomes for all.
This unique course will not only allow delegates to crystalize their experience of running a business by learning about the key theories but will also allow them to bring in a live ‘problem’ that they need support with. This could be how to improve sales, how to shorten the working capital cycle or where best to raise investment for growth
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