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Management training course information
  All participants will attend a one week management training course which takes place at either Wolverhampton Business School or Lancashire Business School. Both offer very similar courses covering the following areas:

  • Strategic management
  • Change management and consultancy skills
  • Developing organisational competitiveness
  • Strategic marketing
  • Financial management overview
  • Human resource management overview

Managers will also attend a one-and-a-half-day debriefing workshop at the end of the UK programme which is run by the business school.

For general information on the business schools please see the relevant websites
Wolverhampton Business School
Lancashire Business School

Wolverhampton Business School sample programme


17.00 Welcome meeting, Quality Hotel, Wolverhampton


09.15-9.30 Course Briefing
Delegates will be introduced to the course leaders, and the course structure will be explained.
09.30-10.00 Formation of Action Learning Sets
The concept and purpose of working in Action Learning Sets will be explained. Delegates will be divided into two sets.
10.00-13.00 Strategy and Change: session 1
Delegates will be introduced to techniques of strategic analysis, and their application in strategic planing in a market environment. Delegates will be asked to apply the techniques of analysis to their own companies
13.00 Lunch
13.45-16.15 Strategy and Change: session 2
Following an introduction to concepts of implementing strategy and managing organisational change, delegates will examine the problems of implementing strategic change in their own organisations.
16.15 Transfer to Town Centre
18.00-20.00 Action Learning Sets: session 1
PIP development: strategy and change in Russian companies.
20.00 Dinner


09.15-13.00 Strategic Marketing Management: session 1
Delegates will be introduced to concepts and issues relevant to the development of strategic marketing plans and international marketing.
13.00 Lunch
14.00-17.00 Strategic Marketing Management: session 2
Delegates will have the opportunity to apply the concepts learned to their own companies in the context of the developing market economy and the globalisation of markets.
18.00-20.00 Action Learning Sets: session 2
PIP development: marketing in Russian companies
20.00 Dinner


09.15-13.00 Financial Management
Delegates will be introduced to the main concepts of financing and investment strategy, the function of financial markets, the financial objectives of organisations, and sources of finance. Delegates will be introduced to the concepts of capital budgeting and capital investment appraisal, and have the opportunity to examine how these concepts might apply to their own companies.
13.00 Lunch
14.00-17.00 Human Resources Development
Delegates will look at issues of developing human resources to improve organisational performance.
20.00 Dinner


09.15-13.00 Developing Organisational Competitiveness: session 1
Delegates will start the process of integrating their learning by examining the ways in which strategic plans and marketing plans are implemented in the business, and the ways in which the company must be structured and costs controlled in order for the implementation to lead to the ability of the company to compete effectively in the market economy.
13.00 Lunch
13.45-14.45 Developing Organisational Competitiveness: session 2
Delegates will continue the work started in session 1, and examine the ways of improving the competitive position of their own organisations through the building of core skills and competences to improve their competitive advantage.
15.00-17.00Project Management
18.00-20.00 Action Learning Sets: session 3
PIP development: competitiveness and implementing change in Russian companies
20.00 Dinner


09.15-13.00 Consultancy Skills: Acting as Change Agent in the Company
Delegates will be introduced to a range of techniques which can be used in managing the process of change in their own companies.
13.00 Lunch
14.00-16.00 Strategy and Change: session 3
In this last session of the programme proper, delegates will be asked to integrate their learning in strategy development, marketing, financial management, to develop strategic development plans for their own organisations, and to examine the problems of managing change in a complex market environment.
16.00-17.00 Course Evaluation and Review
Delegates will be asked to complete a course evaluation form, and will be invited to discuss any issues raised by the course, and any concerns about their forthcoming work placements.
19.30 Dinner


09.00 Excursion to Warwick Castle and Stratford-upon-Avon

Warwick Castle, the finest Mediaeval Castle in England, rises majestically from the banks of the River Avon, just a few miles from Shakespeare's Stratford, on a site fortified by William the Conqueror in 1068.

For centuries, Warwick Castle was home to the mighty Earls of Warwick, who were to play key roles in the Wars of the Roses and the Hundred Years War with France. Richard III once owned the Castle and started new fortifications before meeting his death at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485. Later, the Castle was a Parliamentarian stronghold during the English Civil War.

With its dark, dank dungeon, gruesome torture chamber and splendid armoury, the Middle Ages come to life at Warwick Castle.

Stratford-upon-Avon - just a few miles from Warwick - is the birthplace of William Shakespeare. It is a pleasant small town, with many attractions and museums relating to the life and work of Shakespeare.


Depart for work placements

University of Central Lancashire Business School sample programme

Dates Morning SessionsLunchAfternoon SessionsSocial Programme
Weekend Arrival in Preston
Sunday eveningWelcome
University reception at the hotel
Monday Welcome to UCLAN
Module 1 and 2
Strategic Management for Organisational Competitiveness
Buffet Lunch
Module 1 and 2
Strategic Management for Organisational Competitiveness

Paul Frimston

Register for Email and use of University facilities
Time for use of University Library and computer facilities
Tuesday Module 3
Change Management

Module 3
and Consultancy Skills

Visit to Company
University Library and computer facilites
Wednesday Module 4
Strategic Marketing

Module 4
Strategic Marketing
University Library and computer facilites
Thursday Module 5
Financial Management

Module 5
Financial Management
University Business Reception
6:30 Scholars
Friday Module 6
Integrative Case Study bringing together modules 1 to 5

Module 6 continued
With emphasis on the implications for the development of PIP action points.
Preparation for Departure.
Weekend Departure to work attachment

The Guest speakers and social programme will be described later.

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