What is the 20Twenty Business Growth & Leadership Course?

Based in Cardiff Metropolitan University and one of the largest CMI centres in the country, the 20Twenty Business Growth and Leadership course has an established track record for delivering high quality leadership and management skills with a focus on strategic development, driving innovation and achieving profitable and sustainable business growth.

Over 700 participants embarked on this programme and 10% of the top 300 businesses in Wales have already been on the programme.

Managers, Middle Management and Business Owners/Directors

1) Executive Programme – Postgrad Certificate (PgC) in Leadership and CMI (Chartered Management Institute) Level 7.

Duration:
15 days over 10 months
Assessment:
3 assignments and 1 project


Managers & Aspiring Team Leaders

2) Fast Track Programme – CMI (Chartered Management Institute) Level 4 in Leadership.

Duration:
7 days over 4 months
Assessment:
1 assignment

Up to 100% Subsidised
The programme benefits from an EU subsidy of up to 100% (for the next year only) for SME’s. You can also use the qualification to progress to an Executive MBA at Cardiff Metropolitan University with a partial fee waiver of around 30%.

Work on Real Work-Based Issues, Improve Your Business/Department
The 20Twenty course is unique in that it involves working directly on your business or department while studying. On the Level 7 course you will have the opportunity to complete a ‘Strategic Growth Project (SGP)’ that transfers your learning from the classroom to the workplace with a 3 year business growth plan for your department or company.

The SGP can be about elements such as increasing profit or turnover, changing leadership style, reducing costs, staff turnover, increasing staff engagement, increasing productivity or reducing waste. Those who have completed the programme have achieved an average of 10-30% business growth

Dual Award (CMI Accredited, Post Graduate Certificate and Chartered Manager Status)
People who opt for a Level 7 qualification from the CMI will also achieve a postgraduate certificate (PgC). Many delegates also apply for Chartered Manager status after completing the programme.

Qualified managers earn an average of £152,000 more during in their career. You have the option to complete a range of accredited qualifications from Cardiff Met University and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Qualified managers add an average of £362,176 in value
Evidence shows that sponsoring aspiring managers and leaders on our leadership programme is a valuable investment for your business or organisation. Studies from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) show that Chartered Managers deliver an average of £362,176 in added value to their organisations. Businesses that have sent employees onto our programme have seen their profit levels and sales increase.

Join Other Successful Leaders
Over 700 participants embarked on this programme and 10% of the top 300 businesses in Wales have already been on the programme. The programme will give you the opportunity to network and learn from other leaders. This sharing of experiences is invaluable as a leader.

Become A Great Leader
During the programme, you’ll not only cover leadership and management styles, but we’ll also provide you with the knowledge to develop high performing teams, identify growth opportunities and improve efficiencies. You will also learn how to utlise key leadership skills such as mental resilience, marketing strategies, managing finance and managing change and conflict.

1-2-1 Coaching
You will have access to executive coaching on a 1-2-1 basis to support you in achieving your professional or personal goals, and training on emotional intelligence and resilience to protect your well-being as you take on new leadership or managerial challenges.

World Class Speakers & A Highly Experienced Team
We bring in world-class speakers and tutors from across the world to deliver our programme, sharing their expertise from a diverse range of backgrounds, including organisational psychology, leadership, innovation, marketing and neuroscience.

20Twenty Business Growth is different from other leadership programmes as it is built upon successful key areas which we believe are fundamental to business growth and leadership. These form part of the workshops. Here are some of the innovative and exciting elements of the programme:

    Strategic Growth Project: The SGP transfers learning from the classroom to the workplace with a 3 year business growth plan for your department or company. It can be about elements such as increasing profit or turnover, changing leadership style, reducing costs, staff turnover, increasing staff engagement, increasing productivity or reducing waste.
    Leadership and Management Practice & Styles
    Leadership Tools and Techniques
    Accounting and Finance
    Critical Thinking
    Managing Change
    Growth Opportunities & Strategy
    Strategic Tools and Frameworks
    Marketing & Social Media
    Creativity and Innovation
    Motivation, Teams, and People Management
    Emotional Intelligence and Resilience
    The Entrepreneurial Mindset
    Executive Coaching

To be eligible we only ask that you:

  • Are living or working in South or North East Wales (defined as the competitiveness area of Wales by the Welsh Government)
  • Meet the minimum qualification level required. Contact the team to find out more.

Evidence shows that sponsoring aspiring managers and leaders on our leadership programme is a valuable investment for your business or organisation. Studies from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) show that Chartered Managers deliver an average of £362,176 in added value to their organisations. Businesses that have sent employees onto our programme have seen their profit levels and sales increase.

Unlike other traditional leadership and management training programmes, we train people in key business growth areas including strategy, finance, marketing, lean efficiency and innovation. Its unique and holistic approach to leadership training will increase the productivity, profitability and competitiveness of your organisation. All these unique toolkits will be made available to you through your journey so that you can immediately make an impact in the business.

We’ve worked with hundreds of leading businesses and organisations across Wales, including Admiral, Taff Housing and Sport Wales, across many sectors.

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Participants of the 20Twenty Business Growth Programme

SOPHIE WILLIAMS | ADMIRAL

I would definitely recommend the 20Twenty Business Growth programme to enhance your leadership style and find new tools to manage your specific area.

JAMES TURNER | RECRUIT 121

There are events in life that make you sit up and take notice, and the 20Twenty leadership programme is one of those. The programme has given me new knowledge, skills and experiences that I have not only been able to use in all aspects of my work right now, but I believe will provide the foundations for future learning.

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