The Senior Management Programme


The Senior Management Programme

Live virtual training. Senior management training designed to equip executive managers in three areas: developing people, strategic planning and managing change. The 3 day MBA.

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The Senior Management Programme

Today’s Senior Management task is changing in focus. Three components especially require close attention: developing people, strategic planning and managing change. The LDL Senior Management Training Programme is designed to equip executive managers and those aspiring to lead business in an era when success increasingly depends on people.


You will learn advanced processes for getting the best out of your people and how to apply them in your organisation. You will have the opportunity to practise a range of specific skills essential to leadership in today’s turbulent business environment.


The content combines tutorial input, questionnaires, case studies, management workshops, group discussions and delegate presentations, set in an open, hands-on, how to-apply-it-today atmosphere.


Designed for directors and senior managers, the course is an excellent senior management skills development programme for executives from any function. Managers in their first general management role, or those about to be promoted to top management will find it especially useful.


“I feared that I would leave the course with a tonne of actions and no time to effect any of them. Instead, I leave armed to address my challenges with tools and a structured way to resolve my needs and build a better team and business.” – SB, Director, Touchstone.

Additional information


11-13 October 2016, 14-16 March 2017, 20-22 June 2017, 11-13 October 2017, 14-16 March 2018, 26-28 June 2018, 9-11 October 2018, 6-8 March 2019, 6-8-march-2018, 25-27 June 2019, 8-10 October 2019, 24-26 March 2020, 23-25 June 2020, 20-22 October 2020 Live Virtual Training

Today's Senior Management task is changing in focus. Three components especially require close attention: developing people, strategic planning and managing change. The LDL Senior Management Training Programme is designed to equip executive managers and those aspiring to lead business in an era when success increasingly depends on people.


You will learn advanced processes for getting the best out of your people and how to apply them in your organisation. You will have the opportunity to practise a range of specific skills essential to leadership in today's turbulent business environment.


At the end of the course participants will:

  • Appreciate the role of the strategic manager.
  • Have a clear understanding of strategic thinking and planning techniques.
  • Know how to maximise performance from others using leadership, communication, motivation, and teamwork.
  • Be able to lead positive change more effectively.
  • Be better equipped to retain and develop their key people.

Delegates will learn

  • The role of the senior manager. Cutting through the fog of new ideas and buzzwords.
  • The skills of leadership in management. Different skills, styles, attitudes and attributes.
  • How to use strategic thinking and planning techniques. How to gear up for the future.
  • The importance of vision, values and culture as a powerful integrating mechanism across the organisation.
  • How to inspire people towards outstanding performance.
  • How to set and monitor stretch performance objectives. The importance of keeping everyone goal orientated.
  • How to build effective teams. How to develop a collaborative spirit.
  • How to conduct meetings you could sell tickets to.
  • How to use performance appraisals.
  • How to formulate personal development plans.
  • The value of focused feedback - monitoring performance and corrective action.
  • How to develop a learning organisation.
  • How to successfully introduce change. People are the real challenge of change. Overcoming resistance.
  • How to stimulate creativity, solve problems and innovate.
  • How to improve succession planning.
  • Senior management skills for personal and professional excellence. Self-organisation.
  • How to build a commitment to action.

Details - Live Virtual Training

Dates: Select a date from the drop down menu above.
Fee: £1595 + VAT
What You
9 x 90 min live virtual training sessions spread over 3 days
Comprehensive notes and workbook
Times: Day one: 10.00 am - 4.00 pm
Day two: 10.00 am - 4.00 pm
Day three: 10.00am - 4.00pm


"I have learned so much from within, whilst learning new tools and methods I have not really come across before. The upshot is that I feel able to 'knit together' these new found tools that will help me accelerate my career." - JW, Head of Business Development, Cosworth.
"The content, the pace and delivery of the course was superb. Angela was able to ask us specific questions, listen to our responses and give meaningful feedback and advice." - SF, Head of Key Accounts, Ford and Stanley.
"Angela was absolutely excellent. The pace was spot on, it covered everything I had hoped and the group number was perfect." - LM, Production Manager, SPP Pumps.
“Excellent. Exceeded my expectations. Provided many useful tools which I will use and helped focus my tasks for the new office.” - DR, Principal Consultant, ARC Ltd.
“Excellent - This course covered so many of the areas I needed to address within my department, but also uncovered a host of tools and strategies I can employ to not only make me a better 'Senior Manager' but also make my department more successful.” - IB, Head of IT, Mitsubishi Electric.
“I expected the programme to re-affirm what I'm doing and also provide alternative ways of looking at things. It has done this but given me a range of alternative tools that were completely unknown to me. I feel motivated and energised.” - BC, Accreditation Manager, UKAS.
“Many appropriate topics covered in good time. Other delegates encouraged to contribute and a good balance between theory, practical examples and participation.” - MC, Director, Clinical Trial Consulting.
"Covered all of the necessary areas I felt I needed. Pace, depth and breadth was completely appropriate. Time to talk and share experiences - both vital and not stifled which was appreciated. Enthusiastic, knowledegable and competent trainer - was a joy!” - WS, Accreditation Manager, UCAS.
“Very informative, covered many strategic areas, all of which are relevant to my current position and future development areas. Small enough to discuss real-life issues, ideas etc. which encourages further action when returning to work." - CP, Head of Procurement, Optimum Procurement.
“Met all of my objectives for the course, very enjoyable with a knowledgeable trainer. Came away with lots of improvement ideas." - DH, Head of IT, SPP Pumps Ltd.
"Excellent. I came with high expectations wanting to learn and understand many of the techniques that can be used by me in the business. The techniques and ideas are brilliant and will form a strong part of my plans.” - MR, National Sales Manager, Valspar Automotive.
“Really interactive, small mixed industry group and an enthusiastic trainer with lots of examples. Willing to include our examples and assist with our issues. Tools described are simple but can be easily applied - I intend to!" - HR, QHSE Manager, AmSafe.
"I have taken away so many tools and good practices that will be enormously useful for the future, throughout the whole business" - YC, Associate Director, Van Walt Ltd.
“Very well paced. Angela was a great & inspirational tutor who also brought out great suggestions from other attendees. Excellent course.” - SR, Divisional Manager, Fujikura.
“Excellent. Engaging, lots of practical techniques to take away. Interesting delegates, very well taught. Angela had a wealth of knowledge.” - OB, Private Banker, C. Hoare & Co.
“It has met all of my expectations for gaining the tools for better management skills.” - DD, Director, Rowanmoor
“Angela is an incredibly enthusiastic course teacher. She ran through in great detail all specific queries any of the group needed help with – offering insightful suggestions on how to overcome their issues. A thoroughly enjoyable course.” -HO, Account Director, MediaLab Group.
“Excellent - Good motivator & lecturer, good use of examples to explain theory, interactive sessions, like minded delegates.” - SM, FD, DAF Trucks.
“Breakout discussions were particularly useful especially with the knowledge and experience around the table. Presentation style was engaging and kept the flow and interest up.” - WL, Director of Ops, Intercall.
"Great set of tools to be used now every day. Communicated in a fun and meaningful way (that will stick with me for a long time). Excellent." - JL, IT Manager, Lighthouse Display International.
"Lots of interaction and brainstorming, sharing of ideas & experiences. Great references. Very attentive, personable trainer! Great examples. Very nice group of people." - JC, Business Value Assessment Manager, Information Builders.
"The best training I've done to date. The simple things will make the biggest impact when implemented. Good for the business and my personal development. Everything we covered had a start, middle and end and all seemed to apply to my situation. Five stars." - GT, Business Unit Manager, BPR Group Europe Ltd.
"Practical, informative, knowledgeable. All topics were explained in 'real life' scenarios, discussed and debated. Great opportunity for group participation with practical resolution using some great tools! I am leaving the course in a far better position than I joined it - with the tools and knowledge to lead." - PJ, Managing Director, Chiltern Coldstorage
"It has really been an eye opener for me to see methodical approaches to common management problems and the way to solve them. The course has given me the opportunity to do a review of myself in all aspects of my management capability. Knowing there are scientific ways to address problems is really good." - BJ, Technical Manager, Rank Group
"Angela's passion is really quite infectious, and helped to engage my mind. The range of scenarios and subsequent tools provided as part of the programme will absolutely support me as I move forward with my career. Thank you." - LA, CS Manager, Althea
"Good range of theory and exercises. Encourages clarity of thinking and offers useful tools and skills for planning and management. Something in there for any manager with problems to solve or issues to improve. Great, warm and professional delivery by Angela!" - JJ, Commercial Director, Escape Technology
"The programme met all my expectations and more. All of my questions/objectives have been answered and some areas for improvement highlighted that I was not aware of. I'm leaving here today wanting to be a better manager, a true leader." - AL, Business Unit Manager, Apollo Aerospace Components
"Prior to a move into the role of Director within my company, I undertook LDL’s Senior Management Programme with Angela, our coach for the three days. This was one of the best decisions I have made and now, many months on, I have not only implemented much of the pragmatic course content, I also regularly refer back to my notes from the course for guidance on matters as they arrive." - KM, Divisional Director, Guildmore
"Angela is an exceptionally engaging and knowledgeable trainer. I thoroughly enjoyed the three days and gained a lot of techniques that I will put into practice. The group size was perfect and getting the perspectives of others through the team activities was invaluable." - RH, Tax Manager, Specsavers
"The course was focused on the needs and objectives of the delegates and provided real world examples and tools that can be applied." - DL, UK IT Systems Manager, Althea UK&I

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