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Leadership & Management Development

WDR Leadership & Management Development programmes are designed to unlock the potential of leaders at every stage of their career. We work closely with you to understand your organisational priorities and the key challenges your managers face so that every element of their learning journey has lasting value for your managers and your organisation.

WDR is proud to be an accredited centre of both ILM & the Institute of Leadership & Management. Allowing our learners access to a range of internationally recognised Leadership & Management qualifications and the option to have your learning independently endorsed by a leading professional body for Leadership & Management.


Growth Mindset


Mental Strength

Goal Setting

Emotional Intelligence

Values & Personal Purpose

Personal Impact & Style

Career Development

First Line Manager

Introduction to Coaching

Working in Teams

Exploring Communication

Focusing your Influence

Supporting Change

Recognising Performance

Managing Challenges

Managing Time


Engaging Leadership

Coaching for Increased Performance

Creating High Performance Teams

Creativity for Innovation

Problem Solving & Decision Making

Leading Change

Exploring Conflict & Negotiation

Personal Resilience

Senior Leader

Your Leadership Style & Impact

Vision, Mission & Strategy

Inspiring the Organisation

Delivering Strategy

Powerful Communication & Presence

Developing Stakeholder Relationships

Leading Organisational Change

Innovation & Creating Insight

Qualifications and Endorsed Programmes – At-a-Glance

Consist of units (subject blocks e.g. ‘leading & motivating a team effectively’) · Each units has a required duration · Each unit is assessed (usually by assignment) · Aligned to qualification levels (Level 2 = Team Leaders to Level 7 = Senior Managers)
Endorsed Programmes

You choose the content and the duration · You choose the assessment method (usually evidencing application of key learning points) · Endorsed on the basis that your content is in keeping with the expectations of your intended audience

Choosing the right approach...

All WDR Leadership and Management Development solutions can be delivered as online, blended, or face-to-face programmes, either at a venue of your choice or equally, we would be delighted to host your learners here at our training centre in Horsham, West Sussex. Beyond that, we will guide you through the subtle but important choices that will help to maximise the impact of your investment in learning.

Choosing the right content...

We don’t do ‘off-the-shelf,’ everything we do is about aligning with your priorities and desired outcomes, ensureing that your programme will have the greatest benefit for your managers. In developing your content, we also factor-in role context, typically, junior managers need to develop a sound foundation of management skills and awareness, enabling them to get the best from every member of their teams (not just the easy ones,). Middle managers tend to be ‘organisational connectors’ who influence and foster collaboration across an organisation ensuring the needs of its stakeholders are met.

Learner Support

Whichever approach you choose, all our Leadership and Management Development programmes are backed with unlimited support for your learners from their tutor and our learning service team. 

A starting point

WDR would be pleased to put together a programme outline for you based on your requirements.

Learner feedback from our ILM qualifications

  • The training course was excellent, enjoyable and inspirational.
  • I enjoyed this course and it has been a great learning experience.
  • I would like to say that I thought you were great and delivered a wonderful course. As it has turned out every element of the course was so relevant and so NOW.
  • A huge thanks for a truly brilliant course. Very thought provoking and extremely enjoyable.
  • I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and the group collaboration. It was fantastic to be able to learn so much in such a short period of time. I have learned so much and can already see many benefits in my professional as well as personal life.
  • Thanks again for all the amazing advice you have given us over the past 6 months, I have found it incredibly helpful and it has changed my views on my working practices and career ambitions.

Learner feedback from an aspiring senior leader programme

wdr learner feedback

Talent Development

Attracting and retaining talent is a critical success factor for every organisation. WDR has a flair for developing high-potential leaders at every level. We design engaging programmes that stretch and challenge individuals, creating visionary leaders who can innovate and have the confidence and courage to deliver. WDR Talent programmes are tailored to individual organisation aspirations and provide thought-provoking and impactful learning experiences.

Coaching & Mentoring

Coaching is a powerful way to support individuals to meet development goals and potential, providing value to the individual, the organisation, and the people they lead. WDR has a talented and experienced team of coaches available to provide 1:1 coaching at every stage of an individual’s career, from first line manager to exec board member.

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