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 October 2014 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.

Please email OED.

On-line support guides for all managers:

Last updated 11/10/13 (JB)

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