EIGHT employees from the BGL Group have graduated with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Leadership and Management.
This was the second cohort of graduates for the nationally recognised, post-graduate course, which BGL offers to senior managers across the business. The programme covers topics such as Strategic Leadership Practice, Financial Management, and Personal Development as a Strategic Manager.
Carol Davies, BGL Group associate director for HR and Learning and Development said: “All of our courses are delivered on-site to an extremely high standard by the CMI. Our Learning and Development Team works closely with the Institute to build a programme that helps our people achieve their personal career goals and identify potential leaders of the future. The course is no picnic – it’s a very challenging 12 months, but all the delegates have been very positive about how much they have learned in the process.”
Allen Seldon, senior manager of Commercial Delivery for Junction, one of the BGL Group’s businesses, was among the graduates of the CMI course. He said: “It’s been an extremely rewarding programme. The study of strategic thinking and leadership disciplines has helped me to think differently about my day-to-day contribution to ensure BGL Group remains a successful company. The course has allowed me to build on my current role and develop strong relationships with new people across the business.”
The course culminated with an in-house graduation ceremony, where the successful employees were presented with their certificates. In addition, all of the students gave a presentation on a business related topic to their line managers and the board, demonstrating their learning and how related changes could impact the future of the organisation.