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About the course

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Whether you work for a business, charity or in the public sector, the key skill is to operate at a level of excellence that will deliver the aspirations of your organisation. This is exactly what the Success in Business Operations course sets out to develop in delegates. Whatever the size or type of your organisation, operations management is a central function and the course provides you with a strong foundation for managing successfully in the current business environment.

September 2019 – “Phil is outstanding! His teaching style and his vast experience enables him to put “meat on the bones” with real world examples making the course content come alive.”
“Best aspect was the number of tools learnt and practised. Excellent teaching and mentoring.”
March 2019 – “It’s been an excellent week – the exercise was first class and brought together the subjects of the week really well.”
“Really made me think how businesses work.”
“The pace was just right, Philip very knowledgeable with case studies, real examples and experience to bring.”
“Philip is a brilliant instructor in this field – loads of examples to draw on and makes it much easier to understand.”
“Best aspect of the course (from military perspective) was the way it helped us transfer what we know from our background into business.”
January 2019 – “Excellent overall view of business ops.”
November 2018 – “Really benefitted from the ability to practise, within a diverse group, the tools taught.” “Demystified the LEAN process and quality management.” Great to have a tutor you are able to engage with regarding real life scenarios.”
September 2018 – “Best aspects of the week were the identification of management tools and utility.”
“Excellent for learning how businesses are managed.” “Philip’s ability to add colour to the content makes it very interesting.” “The consolidation exercise was excellent, bringing together the course nicely and reinforcing learning.”

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Who should take the course?

The course is intended for those responsible or likely to become responsible for planning, directing and controlling the operations of an organisation. The skills developed on this course are also invaluable for anyone embarking upon their own business venture.

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Benefits – individual?

Individuals will develop their knowledge of the analytical tools and techniques used in business strategy and operations. They will also learn how to efficiently and effectively apply the resources of their organisation to its development.

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Benefits – organisation?

This course enables organisations to successfully organise their processes and systems, allowing them to be efficient and more profitable.

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This course is part of the two modules that form the Success in Business Management course. Candidates will receive a certificate of attendance confirming that they have attended the Success in Business Operations course.

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Key Features

The course covers a range of inter-related topics and is generally structured as follows:

Day 1

•          Understanding the link between business strategy and operations

•          The importance of fully understanding the supply chain, how to analyse it and impose controls

•          Making effective decisions by being aware of the cognitive biases and the decision-making context

•          Developing meaningful measurement systems by identifying the appropriate critical success factors and key performance    indicators

•          Appropriate uses of the Balanced Scorecard framework

•          Mapping processes for future improvement

•          Avoiding the Execution Gap

Day 2

Employment Law in Practice, including:

•          Good practice in the recruitment process

•          Overview of employment status and employee rights

•          Employment contracts and breach of contract

•          Avoiding the pitfalls of unfair dismissal and discrimination

•          The role of Employment Tribunals

•          Rules and obligations arising from TUPE

Day 3

•          Understanding quality and quality thinking

•          Applying Lean and Six Sigma tools to business operations

•          Developing effective management skills and techniques

•          Understanding the usefulness of different models of reward systems

•          Developing a framework for change management using the Kotter Cycle

•          Developing people management skills

•             Understanding the vital importance of performance management systems

Day 4

•          Ranmoor case study - a full day practical exercise designed to enable delegates to apply and develop all the skills learnt

Day 5

•          Identifying the difference between entrepreneurship and the general approach to business

•          Analysing management and leadership styles in a practical setting

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Success Series

Our Success Series has been specifically developed to provide our delegates with an added advantage. All of our internationally recognised qualifications are available as part of the Success Series, meaning that not only will you receive your chosen accredited qualification (such as PRINCE2, MSP, Change Management) you will also have the option to complete an assignment to achieve a CMI Level 7 Award in Strategic Management and Leadership. On completion of the Award, you may wish to take further courses in the Success Series to work towards the CMI Level 7 Certificate, Diploma or Extended Diploma (charges apply).  The relevant ‘Success’ course title is available on all individual course pages. Please also see our CMI Student Handbook for more information.
For military resettlement delegates, this course can be funded using IRTC grant and/or SLC grants.

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