Line Management in Defence: Delivering through People - LMiD

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

About this programme

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.

You will complete the programme as part of a Top Level Budget (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 is owned by Civ HR and is jointly delivered by Civ HR, your TLB’s sponsor and the Defence Leadership Centre (DLC) - see course outline below:

Course outline:

 Module   Week/s   Content Time to complete  Delivered by…
1 1 Introductory session 0.5 days Your TLB sponsor
2 2-5 Online learning 12 hours Civil Service Learning (CSL), Civ HR
3 6 Face-to-face learning 1 day Defence Leadership Centre (DLC), Defence Academy
4 7-11 Online learning 12 hours CSL and Defence Learning Environment (DLE), Civ HR
5 12 Face-to-face learning 1 day Defence Leadership Centre (DLC), Defence Academy,
6 12 Development consolidation 2 hours You and your Line Manager (LM)

This page provides information regarding modules 3 and 5 which are delivered by the DLC. Please follow this MODNET link to the LM Portal  for a complete overview of the programme and to view the dates and locations of the module 1 introductory sessions.
Dates & Locations for modules 3 and 5:

TLB Date for Module 3 Date for Module 5 Location Cohort Availability
Air 11-Nov-19 14-Jan-20 Shrivenham 25  
Air 09-Jan-20 25-Feb-20 Shrivenham 31  
Air 11-Feb-20 24-Mar-20 Leeming 307  
Air 12-Feb-20 25-Mar-20 Leeming 308  
Air 13-Feb-20 26-Mar-20 Cranwell 305  
Air 19-Feb-20 31-Mar-20 Cranwell 306  
Air 20-Feb-20 02-Apr-20 Lossiemouth 303  
Air 05-Mar-20 16-Apr-20 Lossiemouth 304  
HOCS 26-Nov-19 16-Jan-20 Shrivenham 26 Full
HOCS 20-Jan-20 10-Mar-20 Shrivenham 32  
DIO 04-Dec-19 21-Jan-20 Shrivenham 27 Full
DIO 04-Dec-19 16-Jan-20 Shrivenham 202  
DIO 17-Feb-20 19-Mar-20 Shrivenham 206  
DIO 19-Feb-20 25-Mar-20 Wyton 325  
DIO 20-Feb-20 19-Mar-20 Shrivenham 33 Full
DIO 24-Mar-20 24-Mar-20 Whittington 329  
DIO 25-Mar-20 25-Mar-20 Whittington 330  
DIO 20-Feb-20 26-Mar-20 Wyton 326  
Army 06-Jan-20 27-Feb-20 Shrivenham 28 Full
Army 08-Jan-20 19-Feb-20 Glasgow KH 301  
Army 14-Jan-20 12-Mar-20 Shrivenham 213  
Army 17-Jan-20 27-Mar-20 Shrivenham 215  
Army 22-Jan-20 04-Mar-20 Glasgow KH 302  
Army 29-Jan-20 11-Mar-20 Lisburn 309  
Army 30-Jan-20 12-Mar-20 Lisburn 310  
Army 18-Feb-20 26-Mar-20 Shrivenham 34  
Army 24-Feb-20 23-Mar-20 Shrivenham 212  
Army 28-Feb-20 30-Mar-20 Shrivenham 214  
Army 03-Mar-20 01-Apr-20 Shrivenham 216  
Army 04-Mar-20 03-Apr-20 Shrivenham 217  
JFC 06-Dec-19 27-Jan-20 Shrivenham 207  
JFC 19-Dec-19 23-Jan-20 Wyton 327  
JFC 07-Jan-20 04-Feb-20 Shrivenham 29 Full
JFC 14-Jan-20 10-Feb-20 Wyton 328  
JFC 14-Jan-20 11-Feb-20 Whittington 331  
JFC 17-Feb-20 16-Mar-20 Yeovilton 313  
JFC 20-Feb-20 19-Mar-20 Yeovilton 314  
JFC 24-Feb-20 07-Mar-20 Shrivenham 208  
JFC 03-Mar-20 14-Apr-20 Shrivenham 35 Full
Navy 09-Dec-19 20-Jan-20 Shrivenham 201  
Navy 08-Jan-20 11-Feb-20 Shrivenham 30  
Navy 13-Jan-20 10-Feb-20 Shrivenham 203  
Navy 14-Jan-20 27-Feb-20 Yeovilton 311  
Navy 15-Jan-20 13-Feb-20 Shrivenham 204  
Navy 14-Feb-20 19-Mar-20 Shrivenham 205  
Navy 18-Feb-20 24-Mar-20 Yeovilton 312  
Navy 12-Mar-20 23-Apr-20 Shrivenham 36 Full
DBS 13-Jan-20 11-Feb-20 Shrivenham 209  
DBS 24-Jan-20 26-Feb-20 Shrivenham 210  
DNO 30-Jan-20 25-Feb-20 Shrivenham 211  


Please identify your relevant TLB from the list below, specifically the Modules 3& 5 package dates most appropriate for you. Then enter the ‘register your interest’ page. Select your preferred dates based on your TLB and availability to enrol. You will not need to self-enrol on the associated Module 5 – DLC Admin staff will automatically enrol you on receipt of your Module 3 application, issuing Joining Instructions to reflect both.

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 TLB Introductory Session (Module 1) (MODNET) and both Face-to-Face learning sessions by DLC (Modules 3 & 5), including making the time available to complete the online learning.

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 programme 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 programme?

This programme 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

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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