What are the modules covered on the CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management & Leadership Practice?

“Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself.
When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.
—Jack Welch

The aim of this unit is to equip leaders with an in-depth understanding of strategic leadership within an organisational context.

Leaders will explore the complexities of the role and the theoretical perspectives, approaches, behaviours and skills which can enhance their professional practice.

The unit focuses on the leader’s ability to respond creatively to complex organisational challenges and understand how to set and deliver sustainable strategic goals.

The aim of this unit is for leaders to develop an in-depth understanding of how to effectively lead and develop people.

They will explore the influence and impact of leadership theories, culture, wellbeing, development and design, policy and strategy that can be used creatively within the leadership role.

Ultimately, leaders will have the opportunity to propose a leadership and development strategy. The aim of which values people whilst optimising an organisation’s performance.

The aim of this unit is for leaders to understand the scope, context and complexity of leading strategic change. Leaders will understand how the application of analytical techniques, theories and models of change, and creative problem-solving can be used to equip them to lead strategic change with confidence.

The unit culminates in giving leaders the opportunity to develop a proposal to lead a strategic change.

The aim of this unit is to support leaders to understand approaches to personal and professional development.

Leaders will critically reflect on the interrelationship between the skillset and mindset to develop as a strategic leader. Vitally leaders will reflect on their own personal, interpersonal and professional competencies and behaviours to lead strategically.

The opportunity for leaders to reflect on their own performance will equip them to develop a meaningful personal and professional development plan.

The aim of this unit is to enable leaders to know how to develop and influence an organisation’s strategic direction through the development of a meaningful strategy.

To support this outcome, leaders will critique the factors which drive the development of organisational strategy and appraise approaches to successfully develop strategy.

The unit culminates in leaders developing an organisational strategy to achieve a business goal.

To complement this activity, leaders will propose an approach to implement and monitor the strategy developed to ensure its sustained success.