‘The Finance workshop gave me a real world view of finance, broke down a lot of concepts to give me the confidence to participate and contribute to areas of our business I previously steered clear of. Nigel Attwood, Sales & Marketing Manager, H&R Chempharm (UK) Ltd
With the Aston Professional Managers' Award, you can accelerate your career, while delivering measurable impact in your organisation from day one.
The programme gives you an understanding of the concepts and fundamental principles in key management disciplines- strategy, operations, finance, people management, project management and marketing - that you need to move forward in your career. Crucially, you will also learn how to apply these principles to improve decision-making within your organisation.
Who is it for?
The Aston Professional Managers' Award has been specifically tailored to meet the needs of managers or young professionals:
The programme will prepare you for future leadership positions with an emphasis on making difficult decisions and dealing with cross-functional issues.
The Aston Experience
As a member of the Aston community, you will benefit from our proven heritage of over thirty years’ successful professional management development delivered to thousands of individuals from hundreds of organisations of all sizes and all sectors.
The trainers have been chosen for their real-world, commercial experience and represent a wide international background, with a broad range of management expertise and cultural knowledge. They are able to share insights based on practical research and applicable strategic thinking.
The programme gives you the opportunity to step outside your day to day routines, to move out of your comfort zone and deliver impact back into your organisation.
We hope that the positive impact you receive from the programme will be the start of a long-term beneficial relationship with Aston Business School - something we believe is an integral and important aspect of the Aston Professional Managers' Award.
"I very much enjoyed the course and my time at Aston. A great group of people on the course, delivering the programmes, and the venue too; great campus, accommodation and easy links to the city centre and London." Andy Thompson, Senior Investment Manager, Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade)
"I’ve certainly taken a lot out of the Professional Managers’ Award. It has helped me to view issues differently and changed my approach to dealing with them." Thomas Cripps, Business Improvement Manager, Hochtief (UK) Construction Ltd.
The Aston Professional Managers' Award will also benefit your organisation:
The programme lasts twelve months and consists of six face to face modules of two days each, delivered at Aston Business School. This allows you to become fully immersed in each module, while fitting easily around your professional and personal life.
The face to face modules are supported by a Learning Journal and an Impact / Implementation webinar, hosted around six weeks after each module.
Your Learning Journal - issued at the start of the module – will then enable you to capture your own key learning points and specific issues that will affect implementation back in you organisation.
You will use these insights after each module to enable you to gauge your immediate development requirements, and to create a plan of action over the first few weeks back in the workplace. You will be able to share the Learning Journal with us, and an Impact webinar will be tailored to the key issues identified, scheduled around six weeks after the module and hosted by the module trainer.
The webinar will support you in applying the new knowledge that is relevant to you, your role and to your organisation. The ongoing transfer of learning gained in the webinar will be applied to your own professional context, and will enable results and issues to be discussed ahead of the next module.
19th-20th October 2017
Webinar:30th November 2017
Finance - interpreting financial data to make more effective decisions
22nd-23rd January 2018
Webinar: 5th March 2018
Business Strategy - out-thinking your competitors
Dr Stathis Tapinos
19th-20th March 2018
Webinar: 1st May 2018
Operations Management - a process perspective
Dr Dan Chicksand
21st-22nd May 2018
Webinar: 3rd July 2018
People Management - how to manage yourself and engage others
Professor Pawan Budhwar
9th-10th July 2018
Webinar: 4th September 2018
Project Management - delivering successful projects for successful outcomes
Dr Breno Nunes
17th-18th September 2018
People Management - how to manage yourself and engage others (Professor Pawan Budhwar)
Project Management - delivering successful projects for successful outcomes (Dr Breno Nunes)
£2,995 per person.
Fee includes six two-day modules at Aston Business School, associated webinars, all programme materials, daytime refreshments and lunch.
Accommodation is available on-site through our Conference Aston facilities.
For information regarding our payment terms, cancellation, transfer and substitution policies and fees, please request our terms and conditions.
To earn the Professional Managers' Award, participants are expected to attend the full programme.
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