Succession planning and developing the skills of managers to enable them to adopt a more strategic approach to their work is an on-going issue for organisations striving to maintain competitiveness whilst also ensuring a continuous high standard of service delivery.
The Breakthrough programme aims to develop the leadership and management skills of managers including being involved in determining the strategic direction of their organisation. This in-company course is action learning based and designed to encourage managers to work together on team-based projects that are relevant to the strategic plans and direction of their organisation.
The overall design follows the 70:20:10 model of blended learning which recognises that 70% of learning and development comes from the experience on the job, 20% comes from learning from other people (usually their manager) and 10% comes from further training.
Leading to QQI Strategic Planning Component Certificate Level 6 (6N33673)
6 days face-to-face + 9 eLearning modules to be completed over three months
QQI Course: €10,000
Non-QQI Course: €7,500
Maximum 18 participants
40 hours tutor lead, 9 hours eLearning, 100 hours work based learning (150 total hours)
50 CPD points
Breakthrough is designed to suit the needs of managers working in all sectors. It is aimed at those managers who wish to assume greater strategic and managerial responsibility in the future.
The group strategic projects are mentored by an appropriate senior manager and aligned with the strategic objectives of the organisation. It allows participants to make a significant contribution to performance in areas of strategic importance.
When QQI Level 6 accreditation is required participants will be required to complete an assignment and a work based strategic project.
At the end of the programme participants will be able to: