Line Management in Defence: Delivering through People - Line Management in Defence: Delivering through People
(12 Mar 20 - 12 Mar 20)

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Defence Leadership Centre
12 week programme (2.5 days in the classroom)
Cohort 36- Navy-Module 3-Shrivenham

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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 on-line and face to face learning. Each TLB will run an introductory session (Module 1) to welcome cohorts onto the programme. Participants will then have 4 weeks to complete the first on-line learning package (Module 2), which covers a broad range of line management responsibilities and consists of e-learning courses available via Civil Service Learning (CSL) and the Civilian Line Management Fundamentals Course available through the DLC . The first face to face learning day (Module 3) is delivered by DLC, before participants embark on the second on-line learning package (Module 4) via CSL. The final face to face learning day (Module 5) is delivered by DLC prior to participants drafting their personal development plans and implementing them over the coming weeks and months (Module 6).

Module 1   Week 1                       TLB Introductory Session (0.5 days) - delivered by your TLB Senior Sponsor
Module 2   Weeks 2 to 5             Online learning (12 hours)
Module 3   Week 6                       Face to face learning (1 day) - delivered at Shrivenham by DLC
Module 4   Weeks 7 to 11           Online learning (12 hours) 
Module 5   Week 12                     Face to face learning (1 day) - delivered at Shrivenham by DLC
Module 6   Week 12                     Personal Development 

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) and both Face-to-Face learning sessions by DLC (Mods 3 & 5), including making the time available to complete the online learning. Failure to complete any one element of your Cohort Programme may mean you are withdrawn from training and transferred to a new cohort to recommence learning.

Delegates wanting current information regarding any TLB Sponsored Programme (i.e. enrolment, MOD 1 dates, times, venues) are to select the ‘Pre-Requisites’ tab above and contact their TLB Sponsor.

Please identify your relevant TLB from the list below, specifically the MOD 3 & 5 package dates most appropriate for you. Then click on the ‘register your interest’ button (above) and select your ‘appropriate’ Mod 3 TLB date to enrol. You will not need to self-enrol on the associated Mod 5 – DLC Admin Staff will automatically enrol you on receipt of your Mod 3 application, where Joining Instructions will be issued to reflect both.


Cohort TLB Module 3 Module 5  
14 HOCS     27 Aug 19 17 Oct 19  Full
15 DIO 02 Sep 19 23 Oct 19  Full
16 Army 09 Sep 19 31 Oct 19  Cancelled
17 JFC 16 Sep 19 07 Nov 19  Cancelled
18 Navy 30 Sep 19 14 Nov 19  Full
19 Air 02 Oct 19 20 Nov 19  Full
20 HOCS 15 Oct 19 28 Nov 19  Full
21 DIO 22 Oct 19 05 Dec 19  Cancelled
22 Army 24 Oct 19 10 Dec 19 Full
23 JFC 29 Oct 19 11 Dec 19  Full
24 Navy 04 Nov 19 09 Jan 20   Full
25 Air 11 Nov 19 14 Jan 20  
26 HOCS 26 Nov 19 16 Jan 20  Full
27 DIO 04 Dec 19 21 Jan 20  Full
28 Army 06 Jan 20 27 Feb 20  Full 
29 JFC 07 Jan 20 04 Feb 20  Full
30 Navy 08 Jan 20 11 Feb 20  
31 Air 09 Jan 20 25 Feb 20  
32 HOCS 20 Jan 20 10 Mar 20  
33 DIO 20 Feb 20 19 Mar 20  Full
34 Army 18 Feb 20 26 Mar 20  
35 JFC 03 Mar 20 14 Apr 20  Full
36 Navy 12 Mar 20 23 Apr 20  Full
37 Air 18 Mar 20 29 Apr 20  
38 HOCS 24 Mar 20 5 May 20  
2 01 Navy 09 Dec 19 20 Jan 20  
2 02 DIO 04 Dec 19 16 Jan 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 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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