Line Management in Defence: Delivering through People - LMiD

Defence Leadership Centre
12 week programme (2.5 days in the classroom)
Multiple locations

About this course

During this 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. 

You will complete the Line Manager in Defence (LMiD) programme as part of a TLB specific cohort, consisting of a maximum of 16 delegates. Cohorts will include both military and civilian line managers, from different ranks and grades, ensuring individuals with different backgrounds and experiences can connect with, and learn from, one another as the programme is ongoing.

The programme adopts a blended approach and includes both online and face to face learning. The online learning will consist of e-learning courses available via Civil Service Learning (CSL) and the Defence Learning Environment (DLE), covering a broad range of line management responsibilities. The face to face learning will include an introductory session delivered by your TLB and two sessions delivered by the Defence Leadership centre (DLC):

Module 1 Week 1                        TLB Introductory Session (0.5 days)
Module 2 Weeks 2 to 5                Online learning (12 hours)
Module 3 Week 6                        Face to face learning (1 day)
Module 4 Weeks 7 to 11              Online learning (12 hours)
Module 5 Week 12                      Face to face learning (1 day)
Module 6 Week 12+                 Personal Development 

You will need to commit to completing each element of the programme. If you are signing up to a LMiD cohort, you must therefore ensure that you are available on the relevant dates for your TLB and that you can set aside the necessary time to complete the online learning. Failure to complete any one element may mean that you will need to join a new cohort to complete the learning.

Attendance & Enrolment

The schedule of TLB Programmes for 2019-20 is detailed below, with specific module dates. However, if there is a ‘tbc’ recorded against Module 1, a colleague from your TLB will be in touch in due course to confirm the exact date and location. All enquiries should be directed in the first instance to   

Please select your relevant TLB programme from the available dates and self-enrol via the automated process. 

Cohort Number TLB Start Date Mod 1 Mod 3 Mod 5
Cohort 9 DIO 10-Jun-19 TBC 22-Jul-19 29-Aug-19
Cohort 10 Army 10-Jun-19 19-Jun-19 25-Jul-19 03-Sep-19
Cohort 11 JFC 17-Jun-19 TBC 30-Jul-19 05-Sep-19
Cohort 12 Navy 08-Jul-19 10-Jul-19 12-Aug-19 03-Oct-19
Cohort 13 Air 15-Jul-19 13-Jul-19 19-Aug-19 14-Oct-19
Cohort 14 HOCS 22-Jul-19 TBC 27-Aug-19 17-Oct-19
Cohort 15 DIO 29-Jul-19 TBC 02-Sep-19 23-Oct-19
Cohort 16 Army 05-Aug-19 TBC 09-Sep-19 31-Oct-19
Cohort 17 JFC 12-Aug-19 TBC 16-Sep-19 07-Nov-19
Cohort 18 Navy 19-Aug-19 TBC 30-Sep-19 14-Nov-19
Cohort 19 Air 26-Aug-19 TBC 02-Oct-19 20-Nov-19
Cohort 20 HOCS 02-Sep-19 TBC 15-Oct-19 28-Nov-19
Cohort 21 DIO 09-Sep-19 TBC 22-Oct-19 05-Dec-19
Cohort 22 Army 16-Sep-19 TBC 24-Oct-19 10-Dec-19
Cohort 23 JFC 23-Sep-19 TBC 29-Oct-19 11-Dec-19
Cohort 24 Navy 30-Sep-19 TBC 04-Nov-19 09-Jan-20
Cohort 25 Air 07-Oct-19 TBC 11-Nov-19 14-Jan-20
Cohort 26 HOCS 14-Oct-19 TBC 26-Nov-19 16-Jan-20
Cohort 27 DIO 21-Oct-19 TBC 04-Dec-19 21-Jan-20
Cohort 28 Army 04-Nov-19 TBC 06-Jan-20 27-Feb-20
Cohort 29 JFC 18-Nov-19 TBC 07-Jan-19 04-Feb-20
Cohort 30 Navy 25-Nov-19 TBC 08-Jan-19 11-Feb-20
Cohort 31 Air 02-Dec-19 TBC 09-Jan-19 25-Feb-20
Cohort 32 HOCS 09-Dec-19 TBC 20-Jan-19 10-Mar-20
Cohort 33 DIO 06-Jan-20 TBC 20-Feb-19 19-Mar-20
Cohort 34 Army 13-Jan-20 TBC 18-Feb-19 26-Mar-20

What you will learn

By completing the LMiD programme, you will be able to: 

outline the importance of effective line management within Defence 
identify own capability and assess the impact of own behaviours on those you manage
establish wellbeing and engagement to build trusted relationships within the team
create an inclusive culture that supports individuals 
apply the principles of emotional intelligence to learn to manage and adjust own style
conduct high quality conversations on difficult or challenging subjects 
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 providing effective feedback 
identify the impact of change on individuals and how to overcome 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 

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

How will you be assessed?

You will be assessed on each module (online learning attainment, pre-module submissions, observations), through full attendance and participation in the programme and by a post- programme development review.

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