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11 Sep 2017

Leadership and Management for public sector procurement professionals

Scotland Excel has announced an open cohort for our popular programme

Leadership and Management

Scotland Excel has announced an open cohort for our popular Leadership and Management programme for public sector procurement professionals, launching on 20 November this year and based in Stirling.

The year-long programme offers delegates the opportunity to earn a Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Diploma. The Diploma follows a modular, blended-learning approach, combining monthly face-to-face workshops with online learning and work-based practice, and assessments.

The Diploma course work is assessed by Scotland Excel and, on completion of this Level 5 qualification, participants can apply for CMI Chartered Manager status through the exemption route. CMI estimate that, on average, a Chartered Manager can add value of £391,443 to their organisation.

The workshops comprise topics which develop good leadership and management practices including

  1. Leadership practice
  2. Managing ideas and innovation
  3. Developing and managing networks
  4. Information based decision making
  5. Project development and control
  6. Planning a change process
  7. Personal development as a manager and leader

The six module programme costs £1,200 per person, while the full seven module programme, with personal development workshop and integrated Chartered Manager assessment, costs £1,640 per person.

All learning is supported through the Scotland Excel Academy’s online platform where participants can download learning materials, upload assignments and communicate with fellow students.

For further information on the open CMI programme contact Ian McNaught at Scotland Excel on 0300 300 1200 or by email at

Councils can also work with Scotland Excel to implement a bespoke course for their organisations. At Inverclyde Council, leadership and management has been combined with specialist modules on social care commissioning to create the Leading and Managing Strategic Commissioning programme for care professionals and third sector partners. A bespoke programme is also being developed for delegates from Perth and Kinross Council.

To discuss a bespoke programme for your organisation please contact Ian McNaught.

What do previous delegates think?

"The course content initially looked daunting and I had reservations on how applicable some of the modules were to my role.

"Now having almost completed the programme, I can with ease, demonstrate how I have been able to confidently use the skills, I have learned to the benefit of both myself professionally, and my organisation.

"Many new partnerships have formed and as a result, collaborative working has enabled new initiatives to develop in my workplace that have greatly benefited those who live and work within my care home. I am confident that these new partnerships will continue long after the programmes completion."

Jackie Weston, CMgr MCMI
Inverclyde cohort