Leadership Development Programme Overview The Leadership Development Programme (LDP) aims to give practising or potential Managersin the Prison Service a foundation for formal development in this role. The programme hastwo main objectives: To assist participants in gaining the key knowledge required by a leader in the Prison Service To develop leadership & management skills Entry requirements Participants will be either practising or about to be appointed as line managers/team leaders.There are no formal educational requirements but participants need a work role that will enablethem to benefit from the programme. Progression Successfulcandidates may progress to a number of further management qualifications,according to their circumstances. Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) Successfulcompletion of the accredited programme provides eligibility for Associate Membership (AlnstLM) of the Institute of Leadership and Management,a nationally recognised qualification. Line Manager Profile Line managersmaystill engagein some of the tasks performed by their team members, but these are not their main duties.They are managerswho also practice.This meansthat they will carry out many management tasks which other team members will not.They have more control, responsibility, authority and a greater ability to make decisions.They will initiate actions and operate with less supervision or control by others.
Programme Requirements Content The 6 day programme will provide insightsinto key aspectsof Management in the PrisonServiceand followinginduction to the programme will include: 3 Core Segments • Problem SolvingSkills • UsingInformation for Decisions • PlanningChange Plus7 additional segments of key relevanceto Managersin the Prison Service Time for completion of the work basedassignment is outside the study hours of the programme, as is the completion of the Pre Course work of approximately 3 hours. Assessment • 4 short learning reviews linked to the taught segmentsand completed in class. • A Work BasedAssignment (I 000 to 2500 words) covering Problem Solving Skills,PlanningChange and Using Information for Decisions.The skills and knowledge acquired during the programme will enable participants to perform more effectively in the workplace and demonstrate this through the WBA. • Successfulcompletion of a Personal Development Planand review. Reflective Learning and Personal Development Reflective learning and personal development is encouraged for all participants and forms an essential part of the programme. Support isgiven to participants to complete, review and update a personal development plan (PDP) and personal development record (PDR).This is covered in depth on the first day in Identifying Self Development segment. The PDP should be handedto your tutor by day 3 of the programme and your PDR should be submitted with your completed Work BasedAssignment (WBA).