Lead the growth of your business, reach more customers and boost profits with the government-backed Help To Grow 12-week management course delivered by Birmingham City University Business School.
The 12-week programme is designed to be taken alongside full-time work through a combination of online sessions and face-to-face learning. The short two hour sessions delivered over 12 weeks are designed to allow time for businesses to implement their learnings and feedback to the group. Course members will also get 1:1 support from a business mentor and access to an alumni network after they’ve completed their journey.
Birmingham City University’s ‘Help To Grow’ Management Course will help you and your business:
Andrew Salmon is a Senior Lecturer in International Business at Birmingham City University Business School. An entrepreneur at heart, Andrew has spent most of his career running businesses, starting his first business selling commercial alarm systems at 18, before running a successful consultancy service in South Australia amongst other ventures. These days, Andrew prides himself in helping others to grow their businesses effectively. Andrew’s academic focus includes teaching marketing and international strategic management.
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Prior to her academic role, Vanessa Clark successfully held management positions within high profile global companies including Tesco, Next and The Body shop. Vanessa’s areas of expertise within Birmingham City University Business School include leadership and management development and executive coaching.
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Dr. Alexandros Psychogios is a Professor of International HRM in Birmingham City Business School at the Birmingham City University in UK. He is also a Visiting Professor at Cyprus International Institute of Management (CIIM) and a Research Associate in South Eastern European Research Centre (SEERC). His specialisation and research interests are on Organizational Behaviour, Leadership & Complexity, Internation Human Resource Management, and total Quality & Performance Management.
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Current course cohorts at Birmingham City University run throughout the year every couple of months.
The next programme begins on 6th June 2023 with onboarding starting on 5th. You can register for the programme here or show your interest in future programme dates.
The course is a mix of eight two-hour modules delivered online via Microsoft teams and four four-hour case study workshop modules delivered face-to-face at our Birmingham city centre location.
The course lasts 12 weeks in total.
We are delivering the 12 modules with a mix of online delivery and in person workshops. There is also a virtual learning environment (VLE) which we enrol you on once your registration is confirmed.
We will also match and introduce you to your mentor for the 10 hours of individual business mentoring element of the programme.
You will be completing the programme alongside chief executives and other senior management team members from other businesses in your local area, who will bring experience from a range of sectors.
Each week you will attend a two-hour on line webinar, as well as take part in an hour of online peer group work and also undertake independent study.
Each third week we have the four-hour case study workshops which are in person at our city centre location.
The course is 90% funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy with a 10% contribution by businesses of £750 to attend. This is payable to us once we have confirmed your registration and we will send you the link to do this.
We anticipate a high level of demand for the programme, and because places are limited and funded, participants are encouraged to commit to attend all sessions.
In order to support you to build your professional network, the curriculum includes some group work. It’s important not only for you, but for the other businesses in your cohort that you make every effort to attend. If you are unable to attend a session, please speak with us.
Social enterprises are eligible so long as they meet the other eligibility criteria. Unfortunately charities are not eligible for funding in this programme.
We anticipate this to be the start of your journey with us. Through the university we have many other services to support your business. There is also a ‘Help To Grow’ alumni group on Linked In all participants, Programme Presenters and mentors will be invited to join and we will also be holding alumni events through the year to enable networking with other businesses, academic presenters and mentors.
Hopefully this may answer any questions you have but if you have further queries please contact one of the team on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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