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If you need to develop commercial acumen and skills in your work as a professional or manager in the public sector, then the new CIPFA Commercial Mini MBA is designed for you.
Starts: 20 Sep 2018 09:00Ends: 27 Dec 2018 17:30
CIPFA Scotland160 Dundee StreetEdinburghEH11 1DQ[See map]
£2,200.00 excl VAT
Many public sector professionals now work or are likely to be working in a more commercial environment. Sometimes you will be in a 'hybrid' organisation such as a trust, arm's-length company and joint venture. Even if you work inside a public sector body you may be working in a much more commercial culture. The common thread is the need for a commercial approach to planning, designing and delivering services while retaining your public sector ethos.
The focus of the new CIPFA Commercial Mini MBA is you and your fellow participants using your knowledge, skills and contacts developed during the course to build work-related plans with specific actions.
The new CIPFA Commercial Mini MBA consists of one two-day introductory session and three one-day topic specific sessions spread over about four months. Additionally there are two half-day facilitated 'Action Research sessions' which represents six days in total.
The workshops will use a mix of practical exercises based on scenarios and case studies to which you can apply your own experiences helped by experienced facilitators with commercial experience who will cover the core commercial topics.
You will be equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to think commercially so you can plan and act more flexibly, and specifically:
For you personally, it is a chance to develop or consolidate a critically important and scarce skill-set for the public sector. For your organisation, their investment will be repaid as you use what you gain on the programme to improve your organisation’s commercial strategies and operations.
The new CIPFA Commercial Mini MBA should be especially attractive to you if you can attend as a group with your leadership and management team, or if you are planning to operate or actually operating more commercially so that your team can jointly work on their plans and actions.
The first Action Research session will focus on planning for a commercial approach.
The second Action Research session will focus on implementation of a commercial approach.
If you have any questions regarding this course please contact us on E: email@example.com or T: 020 7543 5600.
Adrian helps his clients grow their people in the fields of business development and leadership. His passion is for the power of networking and relationships in driving business and people forward, to achieve this Adrian delivers classroom based learning, group and one to one coaching and has published a book of his networking tips ‘Now Network’.
Adrian has worked with FTSE 100 organisations, top 20 professional service firms, top 30 law firms and financial service providers. He also has experience in manufacturing and leisure sectors and with regulatory bodies.
He gained a fantastic grounding in business, people management and relationship development through his prior career as a senior audit manager with Deloitte. Adrian spent 12 years auditing football clubs, high street retail clients and manufacturers, these ranged from listed organisations through to owner managed businesses.
Brendan is CIPFA’s Senior Leadership and Development Consultant, tasked with designing and delivering a number of major CIPFA programmes. He leads CIPFA’s Leadership Academy for Serving and Aspiring CFOs in the UK and for the Government of Canada. He is also heavily involved in CIPFA’s Finance Business Partnering work and in change management assignments in the UK and in Europe.