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CMI Unit 526 Principles of Leadership Practice

In response to Covid we have redesigned our approach to CMI Unit 526 Principles of Leadership Practice. This is one of our most popular CMI level 5 units and it’s a course we wish all leaders would take every few years to stay fresh.

In our opinion, leadership practice has changed dramatically in the last twelve months. Even before the pandemic, business ethics were changing rapidly as a result of customers’ growing awareness of global issues such as the environment, diversity and mental health at work. During Covid, frequent last minute changes and leading remote teams have become business as usual for us all. It is during challenging times when people really need their leaders to take the right approach.

As always, we are here to help managers, leaders and teams to stay productive and motivated, finding new ways to support each other and pull together. This CMI unit provides a sufficient structure for us to reflect on our own approach and rediscover what people need from us during these complex and uncertain times.

About this course

The aim of this unit is to develop managers understanding of ethical leadership and the impact of culture and values on leadership. Managers will examine leadership models and the concept of empowerment, with consideration of techniques and methods for leading others.

Learning outcomes

  1. Understand leadership practice in an organisation
  2. Understand leadership styles
  3. Understand the impact of leadership within organisations

Course content

1.1 Examine leadership practices within organisations

1.2 Evaluate the use of theoretical approaches to responsible leadership

1.3 Analyse the impact of internal and external factors on leadership practice

2.1 Examine the relationship between management and leadership

2.2 Evaluate leadership styles

3.1 Evaluate how leadership supports the achievement of organisational objectives

3.2 Analyse the concept of empowerment and trust in leading others

3.3 Examine techniques for creating a cohesive team

3.4 Assess the need to adapt leadership approaches to meet changing needs

Key Features

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Learn at your own pace, choose when to start and finish the course

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Apply the learning directly to your current or future work setting

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CMI qualifications show commitment to continual learning to clients, colleagues and industry

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Achieve foundation Chartered or work towards full Chartered Manager status

CMI Unit 526 Principles of Leadership Practice

Course Summary

Guided Learning

30 Hours

Course / Unit Credit Value

Unit 526: 80 TUT

Qualification 1

CMI Level 5 Management and Leadership

Qualification 1 Credit Value

Award: 40 TUT; Certificate: 130 TUT; Diploma: 370 TUT

Barred combinations

Cannot be taken with Unit 501 or 502
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