CMI Unit 701 Strategic Leadership

Unit 701 contributes to the CMI Level 7 Award, Certificate, Diploma and Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice.


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Effective strategic leadership is a catalyst for organisational success. Leaders have to be knowledgeable, creative, agile and resilient to respond to organisational need in the contemporary workplace.

The aim of this unit is to equip leaders with an in-depth understanding of strategic leadership within an organisational context. Leaders will explore the complexities of the role and the theoretical perspectives, approaches, behaviours and skills which can enhance their professional practice. The unit focuses on the leader’s ability to respond creatively to complex organisational challenges and understand how to set and deliver sustainable strategic goals.

Learning outcomes

  1. Understand the role and context for strategic leadership
  2. Understand the behaviours and skills for strategic leadership

Course content

1.1 Critically appraise the impact of organisational context on strategic leadership

1.2 Critically appraise the role of the strategic leader to set and realise organisational goals

2.1 Critically appraise the leadership behaviours and skills required to deliver strategic goals

2.2 Critically reflect on how the principles of strategic leadership can be applied to respond to complex organisational challenges

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This unit relates to the CMI Level 7 in Strategic Management and Leadership qualification.




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CMI Unit 701 Strategic Leadership

Course Summary

Guided Learning

36 Hours

Course / Unit Credit Value

Unit 701: 110 TUT

Qualification 1

CMI Level 7 Strategic Management and Leadership Practice

Qualification 1 Credit Value

Award 70 TUT; Certificate 140 TUT; Diploma: 370 TUT
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