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Chartered Management Institute National Convention 2007
The Chartered Management Institute is running a seminar on 'Transforming Leadership' at its National Convention, at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, 11-12 October 2007.

Poor management blocking benefits of remote working, says survey
Poor management is blocking the UK's path to productivity, according to a new report commissioned by City & Guilds and the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM).

Henley launches 'Leading for Sustainability' course
Henley Management College is launching a new 'Leading for Sustainability' programme which aims to help key decision makers in business, government and not-for-profit organisations accelerate creative transformation towards sustainable environmental practises.

Partnership aims to help sailors hone management skills
A new partnership between the British Royal Navy and the Chartered Management Institute is aiming to help sailors develop their management and leadership skills.

Businesses provide feedback on e-learning project
According to a survey of participants, a three year e-learning project has helped improve management skills, e-business capabilities and profitability at more than 430 tourism, leisure and hospitality businesses across South East England.

NHS graduate training scheme wins award
The NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme has won the 'Best of the Best' Award at 2007 Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) Awards.

The Oxford Programme on Negotiation
The next Oxford Programme on Negotiation will run at the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford on 15-20 July 2007.

International partnership reaches milestone
An international partnership that has seen more than 60,000 managers throughout Russia and neighbouring countries develop their business and management skills is marking its 15th anniversary.

CIOB launches ‘Female Graduates into Construction' project
The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) has launched 'Female Graduates into Construction' supported by funding from the ConstructionSkills 'Women into Work' project.

Beating office politics is key to successful leadership, says study
59% of leaders rate career transitions as very or extremely challenging according to the research from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and Development Dimensions International (DDI).

Conference to discuss future challenges to leadership
The Leadership Trust will be discussing what challenges today's leaders will face in the future at its annual conference in September.

New research to be launched at leadership conference
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is launching new research investigating leadership transitions at its Leadership Conference on the 6 June, 2007.

Drama helps Grant Thornton develop internal coaches
Business and financial adviser Grant Thornton has trained 50 managers to become coaches. The managers will spend 20% of their time helping partners and other managers in the firm to further improve their people management skills.

Ken Blanchard Companies publishes 2007 Corporate Issues survey
Research released this week by The Ken Blanchard Companies suggests increased competition and the challenges of attracting and retaining a skilled workforce are key issues facing organisations in 2007.

Revised code aims to promote more effective leadership
The Chartered Management Institute has launched a revised Code of Professional Conduct and Practice.

Spirit Group launches new pub academy
The Spirit Group has unveiled a new learning and development centre, designed to be a hub for all its managerial training.

Krauthammer publishes management behaviour survey
The behaviour of managers in several fundamental areas of practice is not meeting employees' expectations in 50% of cases, according to a new study published by Krauthammer International.

British Computer Society offers IoD qualification
A partnership deal with the Institute of Directors (IoD) means members of the British Computer Society (BCS) and others could be eligible to sit a new chartered qualification that could lead to them becoming company directors.

Inspiring Potential launches new coaching programme
Coaching and leadership development company Inspiring Potential has launched a new six-stage, one-to-one coaching programme.

e-Learning course focuses on Work and Families Act
Online training provider, learndirect business, has launched a free 30-minute course that aims to give managers a head start with the Work and Families Act which came into force last week.

Companies combine forces for skills audit projects
Capability management company InfoBasis and JGP, a provider of web-based talent management technology to the public sector, are working together to provide skills analysis for 20 local authorities in the North East of England.

CEL and NCSL offer development support for 14-19 consortia
The Centre for Excellence in Leadership ( CEL ) and the National College for School Leadership (NCSL) have designed a range of programmes aimed at supporting the 145 groups of schools, colleges and training providers chosen to deliver the new Diplomas for 14 to 19-year-olds.

IT management experience more important than qualifications, says survey
According to a survey conducted by the British Computer Society (BCS), many organisations believe that IT management experience is more important than qualifications.

Centre launches diversity training and consultancy service
The Psychometrics Centre at Cambridge Assessment, part of the University of Cambridge , has launched a diversity training and consultancy service.

CIPD guides aim to help combat work related stress
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has published three new guides designed to help organisations combat work related stress.

Acas publishes advice on managing conflict at work
Employment relations service Acas has published a new booklet designed to help employers and employees better understand and manage conflict at work.

Leadership Trust and BQF to host 2nd annual conference
The Leadership Trust will be holding its second joint conference with the British Quality Foundation (BQF) in June.

SEEDA announces formation of leadership academy
The South East England Development Agency (SEEDA) has announced the formation of the South East Leadership Academy.

Training achieves joint recognition from City & Guilds and ILM
Hunters Property Group has become the first UK company to be jointly recognised for its in-house training courses by both City & Guilds and the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM).

CIPD conference aims to give practical help to manage stress
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is holding a 'Stress and the Role of Line Managers' conference on, 21 March 2007 to launch new CIPD/Health and Safety Executive (HSE) research that the CIPD says will demonstrate the central role that line managers play in managing stress.

ILM and SFEDI partnership announced
The Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) has announced it is to form a strategic partnership with the Small Firms Enterprise Development Initiative (SFEDI).

CIPD joins up with the Management Innovation Lab
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has teamed up with the new Management Innovation Lab.

Improve helps fund management training
Improve, the food and drink Sector Skills Council, is offering 625 places for women working in the food and drink industry to complete a level-three introductory certificate in management from the Chartered Management Institute.

New programme explores the 'art of leadership'
Leadership development organisation, The Leadership Trust, has just launched the Executive Leadership Programme.

CIPD launches new management certificate
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has launched a new certificate for managers.

Employment charity makes top employer list
A national charity that helps people with disability or disadvantage to find work has been named as one of Britain's Top Employers.

Managers of virtual teams need new skills, says report
Fewer than one in four managers at global companies work in the same location as their team members, according to a study by global consulting firm BlessingWhite.

Leadership classes for Highland and Moray schools
Highland and Moray schools are to share £900,000 to help improve leaderships skills among school and education department staff.

DHL wins National Training Award
Supply Chain, the contract logistics arm of DHL, has won a National Training Award for its management training programme.

Charity implements new management training programme
The Zoological Society of London has selected GBS Corporate Training to deliver management training courses at the society's head office at London Zoo.

Directors' leadership programme announced
The Leadership Trust has launched a new leadership development programme specifically for directors.

Chair of Cultural Leadership Programme appointed
David Kershaw, chief executive of M&C Saatchi and trustee of Creative & Cultural Skills has been appointed chair of the Cultural Leadership Programme, the two-year £12 million project that aims to promote excellence in management and leadership within the cultural sector.

Applications invited for SCS leadership programme
The Advanced Leadership Programme - commissioned by the Tomorrow's Leaders Group of the Civil Service Management Board and developed by the National School of Government - is recruiting now, for a January start.

RGU shortlisted for leadership development award
The Robert Gordon University (RGU) has been shortlisted for the 'Outstanding Contribution to Leadership Development' award in The Times Higher Awards 2006.

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Research and reports

CIPD conference aims to give practical help to manage stress
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is holding a 'Stress and the Role of Line Managers' conference on, 21 March 2007 to launch new CIPD/Health and Safety Executive (HSE) research that the CIPD says will demonstrate the central role that line managers play in managing stress.

Managers of virtual teams need new skills, says report
Fewer than one in four managers at global companies work in the same location as their team members, according to a study by global consulting firm BlessingWhite.

Managers urged to ditch needless management-speak
More than half of UK employees (54%) have given management jargon, such as 'think outside the box' and 'the helicopter view', the 'thumbs down', saying it is a problem in their workplace.

95% of managers are stressed at work, says survey
A survey by online learning provider, SkillSoft, claims that 95% of managers find life at work stressful and 28% have taken time off work as a direct result. To help address this, the company is offering free access to three courses that aim to help people deal with stress. The courses will be available until the end of 2006.

Blanchard research uncovers top leadership mistakes
More than 1400 executives have told The Ken Blanchard Companies what they think are the biggest mistakes leaders make.

Communication skills valued most, says survey
According to mew survey from the Learning and Skills Council (LSC), UK employers value communication skills and team-working above leadership in the 'soft skills' they look for in a workforce.

Research examines attributes of successful complex teams
According to a newly published Ashridge research report, strong organisational support; high levels of leadership competence; team coaching; clear objectives; and good communication are crucial to the success of teams working in complex environments.

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Article archive

The Beginner’s Guide to Leadership Development
Your HR director has asked you to look into developing a leadership development. So where do you start? Jan Bailey and Mike King of the Leadership Trust provide some pointers.

Adapting leadership styles
Leading is something you can't learn in the abstract. You've got to do it. There's not always a choice as to who you'll lead, but they all have contributions to make. This article looks at how adapting your leadership style can help bring out their best.

Is anyone out there? - A Guide to Virtual Team Working and Leadership
The emergence of low cost communications technologies, in particular email, the flattening of company hierarchies, home-working, globalisation and the outsourcing of important business functions have all led to the emergence of a new form of team working. This report looks at the unique challenges associated with virtual teams and the role of leadership for overcoming them.

Can you recognise a leader?
Nine leadership traits identified

Four steps to leadership
Assess context - Envision the future - Align people - Show the way

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