Line Management in Defence: Delivering through People - LMiD

Defence Leadership Centre
12 week programme (including 2 x  2 half days running consecutively 1000 - 1400 hrs) 

About this course

During the 12-week programme, you will explore how to deliver through your people and develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to effectively line manage, as outlined in the Line Manager's Deal.

Cohorts will include both military and civilian line managers, from different ranks and grades across Defence, ensuring individuals with different backgrounds and experiences can connect with, and learn from, one another as the programme is ongoing. The programme is owned by Civ HR and is jointly delivered by Civ HR and the Defence Leadership Centre (DLC) - see course outline below:

Course outline:

 Module   Week/s   Content Time to
Delivered by…
1 1
Introductory module
2 hours  
Defence Leadership Centre (DLC), Defence Academy, Civ HR



Online learning

12 hours

Civil Service Learning (CSL), Civ HR
3 6 Virtual delivery 2 half days
Defence Leadership Centre (DLC), Defence Academy
4 7-11 Online learning 12 hours
CSL and Defence Learning Environment (DLE), Civ HR
5 12 Virtual delivery 2 half days
Defence Leadership Centre (DLC), Defence Academy
6 12
2 hours You and your Line Manager (LM)

You will need to commit to completing each element of the programme and in signing up to a LMiD cohort, you must ensure that you are available on the relevant dates for your the virtual delivery by DLC (Modules 3 & 5), including making the time available to complete the online learning. Delegates who do not complete the required preparation work before the virtual delivery will be removed from the course and their TLB notified. By applying for Module 3 via this page you will automatically be loaded onto the corresponding Module 5.

In the event that all courses are full please email  to be placed on a Central Reserve list

  Module 3 Date
    Module 5 Date
045   23-24 Feb 21     15-16 Apr 21    Full  
046   23-24 Nov 20     06-07 Jan 21    Full
047    01-02 Dec 20     13-14 Jan 21    Full
048   10-11 Dec 20     18-19 Jan 21    Full
049   09-10 Mar 21     28-29 Apr 21    Full
050   05-06 Jan 21     16-17 Feb 21    Full
051   20-21 Jan 21     02-03 Mar 21    Full
052   02-03 Feb 21     17-18 Mar 21    Full
053   10-11 Feb 21     22-23 Mar 21    Full
054   17-18 Feb 21     30-31 Mar 21    Full
055   24-25 Feb 21     12-13 Apr 21    Full
056   08-09 Mar 21     22-23 Apr 21    Full
057   10-11 Mar 21     26-27 Apr 21    Full
058   15-16 Mar 21     05-06 May 21    Full
059   24-25 Mar 21     10-11 May 21    Full

What you will learn

Your will learn to:
  • outline the importance and responsibility of an effective Line Manager in Defence and identify your capability in fulfilling the role; assessing the impact of your behaviours on those you manage
  • establish wellbeing and engagement to build trusted relationships within the team by creating an inclusive culture that supports individuals 
  • apply the principles of emotional intelligence to identify, manage and adjust your emotions to make better decisions 
  • develop the team to reach their full potential by identifying appropriate development opportunities (including delegation) to address individual development needs
  • support the performance and development of individuals by conducting high quality conversations and providing effective feedback (positive & developmental) 
  • identify the impact of change on individuals and how to overcome these through effective communication and managing reactions

How will this course help my career?

This course will help you deliver your responsibilities outlined in the Line Manager's Deal. It will also provide you with an opportunity to build and maintain a network with other line managers.

Can I attend this course?

This course is suitable for the following type(s) of applicant.
  • Military
  • MOD Civil Servants

Military or MOD Civil servants need to be a current line manager of civilian personnel, or be scheduled to take on line management responsibilities in the very near future. The learning is appropriate for both new line managers and experienced line managers looking to develop and/or refresh their skills.

How will I learn?

Blended Learning, Online

How will you be assessed?

You will be assessed on completion of online learning and full attendance and participation in the programme .

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