Learn to Grow - Stuart Wells presentation


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Stuart Wells, Salford Business School\’s Enterprise Development Manager, introduces the School\’s recent Learn to Grow event for local businesses and managers.

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Learn to Grow - Stuart Wells presentation

  1. 1. <ul><li>Learn to Grow </li></ul><ul><li>New Year, New Business, New Learning </li></ul>
  2. 2. Learn to Grow New Year, New Business, New Learning Director of Management Development Programmes Stuart Wells
  3. 3. Salford Business School <ul><li>One of the largest Business Schools in the United Kingdom </li></ul><ul><li>Programmes are informed by business and industrial needs </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasis on graduate outcomes including personal development and employability </li></ul><ul><li>Strong teaching and International standard research </li></ul><ul><li>3000 students in total </li></ul><ul><li>300 Part-time postgraduates </li></ul><ul><li>113 Academic staff </li></ul><ul><li>47 Support staff </li></ul>
  4. 4. SBS Enterprise Hub <ul><li>Commercial arm of Salford Business School </li></ul><ul><li>Established in 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Based in the Maxwell Building </li></ul><ul><li>Enables the resources and the expertise of the the school is available to private, public and voluntary sector </li></ul><ul><li>organisations on a local, national and international basis. </li></ul><ul><li>Experienced team of highly experienced project managers, backed up by efficient, customer-focussed training co-ordinators. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Commercial Activities <ul><li>Consultancy </li></ul><ul><li>(Siemens Financial Services (SFS), the Football Association, the Gambling Commission and the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales) </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge Transfer Products </li></ul><ul><li>(Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, Innovation Vouchers and HIEF 4 placements, European & Regional projects) </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>(Sponsored Prizes, Guest lectures, Meet up Group) </li></ul>
  6. 6. www.meetup.com/NW-Small-Business-Meetup-Group
  7. 7. Commercial Activities <ul><li>Institute of Director Programmes </li></ul><ul><li>(Certificate in Company Direction & Diploma in Company Direction) </li></ul><ul><li>Management and Leadership Development </li></ul><ul><li>(LEAD, Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) Programmes) </li></ul><ul><li>None accredited short courses </li></ul><ul><li>(SEMM, IT Security) </li></ul><ul><li>Continuing Professional Development Programmes </li></ul><ul><li>(APM, PRINCE2) </li></ul><ul><li>Customised In-Company Programmes </li></ul><ul><li>(Salford Primary Care Trust, Capita Symonds, DTE Group & Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue Service) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Some customer feedback… Rossendale Free Press (2009)
  9. 9. Our clients
  10. 10. To simply find out more about our programmes or to discuss collaborative opportunities, please contact Stuart Wells Director of Management Development Programmes Salford Business School University of Salford www.business.salford.ac.uk Tel: (0161) 295 3385 E mail: [email_address] Web: www. business . salford .ac.uk/academicenterprise
  11. 11. Institute of Directors (IoD) Programme in Company Direction Alison Kennedy IoD Programme Director
  12. 12. What is it?
  13. 13. PROGRAMMES <ul><li>CERTIFICATE IN COMPANY DIRECTION </li></ul><ul><li> DIPLOMA IN COMPANY DIRECTION </li></ul><ul><li>leading to </li></ul><ul><li>CHARTERED DIRECTOR </li></ul>
  14. 14. Is it for You? <ul><li>Research has shown that over 60% of directors receive no formal training </li></ul><ul><li>Only 27% received director specific training in the first 12 months </li></ul><ul><li>An overall 79% directors were managing specific functional departments as opposed to directing company strategy and future growth </li></ul>
  15. 15. Is it for You? <ul><li>SMEs in particular neglect director training and career development </li></ul><ul><li>This often results in a lack of depth and breadth of business expertise </li></ul><ul><li>It is shown that directors suffer from a high degree of insularity </li></ul><ul><li>Only 27% of directors say they regularly mix with directors from other sectors </li></ul>
  16. 16. I’m already a highly experienced director
  17. 17. Really? <ul><li>QUESTIONS </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>If the word ‘director’ is on my business card (eg Marketing Director) but I am not a member of the board of my organisation, I do not have the same liabilities as board members. True/False </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>There is no difference between a chief executive and a managing director. True/False </li></ul></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Really? <ul><li>If my board has a qualified accountant as financial director, the other members of the board have less responsibility for financial matters within the organisation. True/False </li></ul><ul><li>Non-executive directors have fewer responsibilities than executive directors. True/False </li></ul>
  19. 19. And more…. <ul><li>Directors of state-owned organisations including quangos, agencies, and schools are exempt from normal directorial responsibilities. True/False </li></ul><ul><li>The purpose and tasks of every board are different. True/False </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>ALL FALSE </li></ul>ANSWERS
  21. 21. CERTIFICATE COURSES – see delegate pack <ul><li>Twelve days total, including 2 e-learning days </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Role of the Company Director (2 days taught – 1 day e-learning) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Finance for non-Financial Directors (3 days) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategic Business Direction (2 days taught – </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li> 1 day e-learning) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leading Strategic Change (1 day taught) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>People Mean Business (1 day taught) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Effective Marketing Strategies (1 day taught) </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>Courses can be taken individually </li></ul><ul><li>You do not need to be an IoD member to participate…. aspiring directors are particularly welcome </li></ul>CERTIFICATE COURSES
  23. 23. Looks like “Just another management course”
  24. 24. “ Typical” Salford delegates <ul><li>Under 40 Millionaire Entrepreneur who left school at 16 with no qualifications </li></ul><ul><li>Doctor : of medicine </li></ul><ul><li>of philosophy </li></ul><ul><li>One man business </li></ul><ul><li>FTSE 100 director </li></ul><ul><li>MBA holder </li></ul><ul><li>Oxbridge graduate </li></ul><ul><li>“ Retired” executive </li></ul><ul><li>Charity MD </li></ul>
  25. 25. Features & Benefits <ul><li>Flexibility – choice of course dates, can complete over two years, e-learning and support </li></ul><ul><li>Enhanced business knowledge and skills </li></ul><ul><li>Improved company performance and profitability </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity to reflect in the company of peers </li></ul>
  26. 26. MD of Close Wealth Management Group <ul><li>“ I have to say that I've really enjoyed the contacts / acquaintances I've made via my two year involvement with the IoD courses, one of which will lead to some new mutual business early this year which is a great testimonial I believe.” </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail 18 January 2010 </li></ul>
  27. 27. End Outputs <ul><li>Provides personal development and a professional update </li></ul><ul><li>Those attending all courses, and who are successful in the examination, are awarded the Certificate in Company Direction and may use the designation : </li></ul><ul><li> Cert IoD </li></ul><ul><li>Holders of the Certificate in Company Direction are eligible to attend the Diploma Course </li></ul>
  28. 28. DIPLOMA IN COMPANY DIRECTION <ul><li>Based on a single 3 day module ‘ Developing Board Performance’ (DBP) </li></ul><ul><li>which replicates the issues experienced by a “real” organisation </li></ul>
  29. 29. DIPLOMA IN COMPANY DIRECTION <ul><li>Those who are successful in the Diploma examination, are awarded the Diploma in Co mpany Direction and may use the designation : </li></ul><ul><li> Dip IoD </li></ul><ul><li>Only holders of this Diploma are eligible to be considered for Chartered Director status. </li></ul>
  30. 30. Chartered Director <ul><li>Holders of the Diploma in Company Direction </li></ul><ul><li>who are successful in the Professional Review </li></ul><ul><li>attain Chartered Director status and may use </li></ul><ul><li>the designation : </li></ul><ul><li>C Dir </li></ul>
  31. 31. Chartered Director - the professional qualification for directors <ul><li>Chartered Directors lead organisations in the </li></ul><ul><li>private, public or third sectors, at the highest </li></ul><ul><li>strategic level </li></ul>
  32. 32. Funding Opportunities <ul><li>Always worth exploring… </li></ul>
  33. 33. To simply find out more about the IoD Programme, please contact Alison Kennedy IoD Programme Director Salford Business School University of Salford www.business.salford.ac.uk Tel: (0161) 295 5655 Mob: 07748147864 E mail: [email_address]
  34. 34. <ul><li>Veronica Jones </li></ul><ul><li>LEAD Project Manager </li></ul>
  35. 35. <ul><li>LEAD is an innovative leadership programme designed specifically around the needs of SME owners – managers with up to 22 employees </li></ul><ul><li>LEAD has been piloted by Lancaster University Management School in conjunction with the NWDA </li></ul><ul><li>Since 2004 over 150 businesses have been through the 10 month leadership programme with great success </li></ul><ul><li>NWDA is supporting the rollout of LEAD across the region in a £9.5m investment programme </li></ul>LEAD Background
  36. 36. Who is LEAD aimed at? <ul><li>SME owner-managers with up to 22 employees in the </li></ul><ul><li>Northwest who: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>want to gain confidence in and improve their leadership skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>are looking to grow their business but aren’t sure of the direction they should take </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>are spending more time in the business than on its development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>are looking for support in developing new business processes and ways of streamlining the business </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>feel isolated and don’t have a peer support network to turn to for advice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are willing to commit 2-3 days per month to the Programme over the 10 month period </li></ul></ul>
  37. 37. What is LEAD? <ul><li>LEAD is made up of several elements which run alongside each </li></ul><ul><li>other throughout the 10 months: </li></ul><ul><li>Induction and Overnight Experiential (2 Day Residential) </li></ul><ul><li>Masterclasses </li></ul><ul><li>Coaching </li></ul><ul><li>Action Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Shadowing & Exchanges </li></ul><ul><li>On-line Forum </li></ul>
  38. 38. How can LEAD help your business? <ul><li>Businesses have previously seen a significant increase (average £200k) in </li></ul><ul><li>sales turnover as a result of their participation in the programme. </li></ul><ul><li>Improved staff productivity and more effective business processes </li></ul><ul><li>Equips you with the skills to manage your business more effectively in this </li></ul><ul><li>tough economic climate </li></ul><ul><li>Increased confidence allowing you to make the right decisions </li></ul><ul><li>It's the Board you can't afford - the support and advice from peers is invaluable </li></ul><ul><li>Allows you to work on the business not in it </li></ul>
  39. 39. Cost and Commitment <ul><li>LEAD is a 10 month intensive development programme and requires significant commitment of 2-3 days per month from participants. </li></ul><ul><li>It is essential that delegates commit to all elements of the programme in order to achieve maximum benefit. </li></ul><ul><li>Maximum cost to the business is £2,000. </li></ul><ul><li>Train2Gain L&M funding can be used to pay up to £1,000 per LEAD participant where eligibility criteria are met. </li></ul>
  40. 40. To simply find out more about LEAD or to discuss the programme, please contact Veronica Jones Enterprise Hub 513A Salford Business School University of Salford Greater Manchester M5 4WT Tel: (0161) 295 2035 E mail: [email_address] Web: www. business . salford .ac.uk/LEAD
  41. 41. £500 off ANY Course during 2010 FREE PRIZE DRAW