New funding set to develop leaders

By | |

Existing and future leaders are being given a helping hand to develop the skills needed to lead their business through change with eyes firmly fixed on Brexit.

CCB Training, part of the Cornwall College Group (TCCG) are the project lead and along with their delivery partner will receive up to £1.5m of funding from the European Social Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England.

The funding will be used to provide leadership training for those employed in private and public sectors across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, as well as specific opportunities for women in business to work together.

This new part-funded project, Developing Leaders, is set to help, according to Sally McAuley, Head of Business and Professional at CCB Training, who added it was an “opportunity not to be missed”.

“This exciting project will not only develop skills for those taking their first steps onto the leadership ladder but also provide opportunities for those operating at a strategic level to work together with other senior leaders across the region,” she continued.

Developing Leaders project offers a suite of programmes that can be accredited from Level 2 to Level 5 by the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) or Chartered Management Institute (CMI). All courses are 80% funded subject to criteria.

“The wide range of courses not only offers individuals the opportunity to take time out of the workplace to reflect on their own practice,” commented Sally.

“It offers a wide range of learning activities according to the particular programme including workshops, individual and group activities, leadership coaching and mentoring, experiential learning opportunities, industry expert speakers and personal psychometric profiling.”

Courses available include; Leading a Team Level 2 CMI Award, starting 7th November in Truro, Mentoring as a Leader Level 2 ILM Award, starting in 2019, Leadership Essentials Level 3 CMI Award, starting 2nd October in Truro, Leading with Integrity Level 5 ILM Certificate, starting 06 November in Truro and Strategic Leaders course starting in February 2019.

Developing Leaders is a three year project ending in May 2021 and Sally urged companies and individuals to get in contact with CCB to take up this opportunity while the funding is available.

“All courses will be delivered in various locations across the breadth of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly enabling businesses from all sectors to take advantage of this opportunity,” she explained.

“A series of courses delivered by women for women are scheduled to help increase their skills and confidence plus grow opportunities to work together.”

Look out for CCB Training’s Developing Leaders roadshow coming to a town near you. These free events enable you to find out more about the project plus network with like-minded people. Contact CCB to find out more or book on 0800 731 7594, email [email protected] or visit