CMI Level 7 Strategic Leadership

CMI Level 7 Strategic Leadership is unit 701 from the current syllabus. Unit 701 contributes to the

CMI Level 7 Award, Certificate and Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice.


About this course

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

Key Features

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Time-efficient learning that fits around your other commitments

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Apply the learning directly to your current or future work setting

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Expert tutors with real-world senior management experience

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Become a Chartered Manager (CMgr) and Fellow of the CMI (FCMI)

What is CMI Level 7?

With six qualifications and 39 different units to choose from, there’s a lot of different options at level 7. Read our guide to choosing the right CMI Level 7 qualification.

CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership

Not sure if the CMI Level 7 Diploma is right for you? CMI qualifications are modular so you can start with the Level 7 Award, then top up to the Certificate or Diploma later on. Take a look at our guide for more information.

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CMI Level 7 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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