British Army officers are trained at the world renowned Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. This world class training draws on hundreds of years of experience to prepare the British Army officer to lead in complex, fluid environments around the world.
The Army officer’s principle goal is to serve to lead, ensuring that each and every soldier is able to develop and realise their full potential. This skill is based on taking a number of different leadership techniques and being able to apply them on an individual bespoke basis to ensure that coherent, high functioning teams are created without financial incentive.
After approximately 10 years’ service, all Army officers receive additional mid-career training and education over a concentrated six month period at the Defence Academy, Shrivenham. Of particular importance during this course is the focus on improving officers’ understanding of leadership. Each individual is encouraged to evaluate their own experiences framed within academically recognised leadership theories. They are then challenged to consciously develop their own leadership and management approach.
The Army is running a reduced-cost pilot to open this Leadership module to suitably experienced executives from the commercial world.
Executive Leadership and Management is a two-week residential course delivered through a mixture of classroom activity and central lectures from Academics and guests from the military and commercial world. It will cover a mixture of theory and discussion based on practical experience.
Each participating executive will be encouraged to contribute their experiences in a symbiotic process of mutual education, participating with Army officers in all aspects of the course.
This unique opportunity offers an unrivalled access to draw on the experiences of some of the Army’s finest leaders and share new approaches to age-old challenges. Combining the experiences of the boardroom with those of the battlefield we believe will produce a unique approach to leadership that will help create high performing teams and excellent leaders. This is a career defining experience.
This pilot is offered for £1421 per student for tuition or £2300 including onsite full board accommodation including the central weekend, however confirmation of accommodation is subject to availability at time of booking. The course starts mid-morning on 14 January, but rooms are available for the night of 13 January for £55. Civil Servant applicants will be charged the tuition cost plus approx. £35 per night full board. MoD Civil Servants will use entitled accommodation rates and PAYD feeding; these are lower but vary and individuals should verify them during application. Applying for and funding the CMI Level 7 Certificate is a student responsibility costing £124 upon course completion.
Closing date for applications is 15 Nov 19.