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.


This programme is now fully subscribed. If you would like to express your interest in the next cohort or find out about other development opportunities please contact OED.

Management Essentials - additional workshops you may need to consider

  • Mentoring guidelines and schemes
  • Mentoring workshops
  • On-line support guides for all managers:

    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.

    To find out more information or to book a place, please email the OED team direct.

    Last updated 15/08/14 (JB)

    Lancaster University
    LancasterLA1 4YW United Kingdom
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