Management Development Programme

This certificated programme is designed for practising middle managers and will help you to develop your skills, improve performance and prepare you for more senior management roles.

This programme is for you if you:

Results for participants:

The Management Development Programme has been developed to match institutional needs, by engaging managers in development activities that encourage strategic thinking to foster business improvement.

As the M.D.P. is a part-time in-service programme, we require confirmation from your Head of Department or line manager that they support your registration. It is important that this support recognises the time commitment required for successful completion of the M.D.P. and enables you to fully engage in the development sessions.

The programme runs over a 6 month period and includes the completion of two written reflective assignments. Successful completion of the programme and assignments leads to an Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) level 5 accredited award.

For application details and informal queries please contact Organisation & Educational Development OED direct.


Please ensure that you are available for all the programme dates before enrolling. If you would prefer to be considered for future cohorts please contact us so we can assess your application and inform you of future dates. The application assessment for the June 2016 cohort is now being undertaken, please ensure you submitted your application as soon as possible if you wish to be considered for this programme, as places are filling fast.

Management Essentials - additional workshops you may need to consider

  • Mentoring guidelines and schemes
  • Mentoring workshops
  • Next Steps:

    Once you have completed the Management Development Programme you may be considering what your next steps towards Leadership Roles might be, you can follow this link or contact the OED team directly for more information.

    Please read our information on cancellation charges and inclusivity within this programme.

    For general enquiries, please email OED.

    Lancaster University
    Lancaster University
    LancasterLA1 4YW United Kingdom
    +44 (0) 1524 65201