Advanced Command, Leadership and Management - ACSC-CLM

Joint Services Command and Staff College
5 days - residential

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About this course

This course does not ‘teach’ command, leadership, and management, but provides an opportunity for you to analyses and reflect with reference to your own experience and observations, providing you with insights into resilience, to recover from failure. These are skills required for leading a productive team, managing a successful department or commanding a military operation.

Self-study time within the programme will allow you to stay in touch with the office if required.

What you will learn

The course examines the wider command, leadership and management practice and theory, such as:
  • identify and evaluate contemporary command, leadership and management context in order to understand its current importance and relevance.
  • critically analyse current academic theories behind each of the command, leadership and management strands, and reflect on their application.
  • assess the importance of self-awareness and their techniques in order to improve personal performance, with a particular insight into how best to be resilient and recover from crisis.
  • evaluation of the personal perspectives provided from those who have excelled in other environments and reflect upon how this guidance can enhance one’s own personal performance.
This course will be delivered through a combination of pre-reading, lectures with key-note speakers especially selected for their knowledge of command, leadership and management, syndicate room discussions to bring together your learning and shared experiences and time for personal reflection. 

How will this course help my career?

Studying on this course will prepare you to carry responsibility effectively in your subsequent employment by improving your understanding of command, leadership and management. The course provides the space to reflect and develop your leadership and management style.

Students will study alongside those studying full-time on the Advanced Command and Staff Course, enabling networks to be created and critical friendships to start. 

Level CMI Level 7 Award in Strategic Management and Leadership (7A1V2) with 7 credits.

Security and restrictions

This course is at post graduated level. It is intended for senior military leaders, civil servants G7/B2 and SEO/C1 and industry director level equivalents. 

Students from overseas will require a good standard of fluency in written and spoken English (NATO SLP 3333) and be comfortable with learning in English at post-graduate level. 

Before you attend

Students will be enrolled onto the virtual learning environment (VLE) which will support engagement in the learning process. 

Pre-reading material will be identified. It is essential students complete this activity prior to attending the course in order to achieve good learning outcomes from their attendance.

Can I attend this course?

This course is suitable for the following type(s) of applicant.
  • Industry
  • Internationals
  • MOD Civil Servants
  • Partners Across Government (PAG)
If you are seeking a Ministry of Defence funded place you will need to demonstrate in your application that there is a clear business need to undertake this course.

Serving UK military and reservist personnel will be nominated by their respective career management grouping desk officers for attendance on this course.

How will I learn?

Classroom, Blended Learning

How will you be assessed?

There is no formal assessment of this course, however participants are encouraged to reflect on the material presented, and consider how best they can implement it in subsequent employment.