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CMI Unit 702 Leading and Developing People

The ability to optimise performance through the leadership and development of people is fundamental for leaders who wish to achieve and maximise organisational outcomes. Organisational success begins by placing the needs of people at the heart of the organisation and through the creation of a culture which enables sustained organisational performance.

About this course

The aim of this unit is for leaders to develop an in-depth understanding of how to effectively lead and develop people. They will explore the influence and impact of leadership theories, culture, wellbeing, development and design, policy and strategy that can be used creatively within the leadership role. Ultimately, leaders will have the opportunity to propose a leadership and development strategy. The aim of which values people whilst optimising an organisation’s performance.

Learning outcomes

  1. Understand the principles for leading and developing people
  2. Understand leadership and development strategy

Course content

1.1 Discuss the influence of leadership, culture and people development on performance

1.2 Appraise the impact of organisational development and design on performance

1.3 Critically appraise how human resource policy and strategy informs the way people are led and developed

1.4 Explore strategies to promote engagement, mental health and wellbeing as an enabler of performance

2.1 Propose a leadership and development strategy which values people whilst optimising organisational success

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CMI Unit 702 Leading and Developing People

Course Summary

Guided Learning

34 Hours

Course / Unit Credit Value

Unit 702: 100 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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